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Q.Flowers or Weeds?

Zone Madison, WI | Anonymous added on June 26, 2020 | Answered

I planted four types of flowers in April in hopes of summer blooming. They were Asiatic Lily bulbs, Echinacea seeds, Gaillardia seeds and Delphinium seeds. As soon as the weather turned nice, I started getting a ton of sprouts and I’ve been anxiously waiting for blooms to start but nothing has happened yet. I’m very new to gardening so I don’t know if I’m going to get any flowers out of these or if they are just plain weeds. Can you please tell me if there is anything salvageable? Thank you!

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Answered on June 27, 2020

Your Asiatic lily bulbs should have come up and be getting ready to bloom. I don't see those. And those leaves don't look like echinacea, blanket flower, or delphinium. They are all perennials, unless you planted the annual blanket flower and larkspur (delphinium). A perennial won't always bloom the first year. Annuals are great for instant color.

Were there weeds in the bed before it was planted? It's curious that there are so many plants and they all look the same. Did you have anything that looked like that before? If it's a weed, it should bloom, then you'll have a better idea what it is. Weeds are easier to identify when they have their bloom.

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