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Wallflowers are another cool-season annual that can brighten gardens and containers in early spring when we're so eager for color and fragrance. They will bloom alongside pansies, and wallflowers' bright colors often complement pansies nicely.
Wallflowers are short-lived perennials often grown as annuals. The frost-tolerant plants add a bright dose of color to early-spring gardens. Many are delightfully fragrant. They also tolerate poor soil well. They're often used as winter annuals in Southern gardens.
If you can find them in garden centers, plant wallflowers in spring a few weeks to several weeks before your region's last frost date. Otherwise, start from seed, following seed packet directions exactly. Once established, wallflowers tend to reseed freely. They have average water needs; do not overwater.
Pair bigger varieties of wallflower with _Diascia_ for an airy, delicate-looking spring combination.Snapdragon
Taller snapdragon varieties add height and drama to wallflower plantings. The snapdragons often continue to bloom after the wallflowers have faded.Stock
Closely related to wallflowers, stock also offers clusters of fragrant blooms on cold-tolerant plants.