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April Planting Guide

April 03, 1999

April usually marks the beginning of our warm, dry season, although we may still have some rain. Nurseries are overflowing with plants. You can get just about anything to grow now, since the weather is usually mild and sunny. Here is a sampling of what can be planted this month:

FLOWERS

Ageratum

Alyssum

Bachelor's button

Begonia

Bromeliad

Cactus

Calendula

California poppy

Candytuft

Cineraria

Coleus

Cosmos

Dahlia

Delphinium

Dianthus

Dusty miller

Forget-me-not

Foxglove

Fuchsia

Geranium

Ginger

Gladioli bulbs

Hollyhock

Impatiens

Kalanchoe

Marigold

Nasturtium

Nemesia

Oxalis

Penstemon

Petunia

Salvia

Schizanthus

Statice

Succulents

Sunflower

Verbena

Vinca

Viola

Wildflowers

Zinnia

TREES/SHRUBS/VINES

Azalea

Bougainvillea

Camellia

Citrus

Gardenia

Honeysuckle

Jasmine

Loquat

Macadamia

Mandevilla

Morning glory

Moonflower

Rose

Wisteria

VEGETABLES, FRUIT & HERBS

Artichoke

Arugula

Basil

Bean

Beet

Cantaloupe

Carrot

Chervil

Chives

Cilantro

Collards

Corn

Cucumber

Dill

Eggplant

Endive

Kale

Fennel

Jicama

Kohlrabi

Lavender

Lettuce

Sweet marjoram

Mint

Mustard greens

Okra

Onion

Oregano

Parsley

Peanut

Pepper

Pumpkin

Radish

Rosemary

Sage

Salad burnet

Summer savory

Winter savory

New Zealand spinach

Squash

Strawberry

Swiss chard

French tarragon

Thyme

Tomato

Turnip

Watermelon

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