Growing flowers from seed is easy, economical and very rewarding. Our selection of seed is mainly offering the annual varieties that are easy to direct sow, with minimal effort, and maximum results. Whether your preference is for color design, the fragrance, a cutting garden or climbing varieties, there is a great selection to choose from.
A blazing whirl of fantastic colors-brilliant red against flame yellow with a green contrast. Joseph's Coat is beautiful when used in containers, edging or mass plantings. So striking it can be planted as a specimen plant. Celebrate with the fireworks of this spectacular centerpiece. Grows up to 3', full sun. Heat and drought tolerant. Amaranthus tricolor.
Callaloo is also a delicious spinach-like vegetable with a rich, earthy, broccoli-like flavour. Extr..
Stunning climber! Black-Eyed Susan's flowers with a striking center eye seem to gaze on the rest of the garden. Shades of yellow, cream, and white brighten your fence or trellis. Try it in hanging baskets and window boxes.
How To Grow
Soak seed overnight in room temperature water then sow seeds in Jiffy 7’s - keep at 24 C (75 F) for the 14 day germination period. Grow on under lights at a cooler temperature of 20 C (70 F) before hardening off and transplant..
An early and bright medley of single and double orange, gold, yellow and cream-colored flowers. Well-branched plants with tall, straight stems great for cutting, with continuous blooms all summer. Fresh edible petals are beautiful in salads and as cake decorations. Also known as pot marigold. Prefers cool conditions. 12-24" tall. Annual
An extremely attractive climbing vine. The flowers are similiar in structure to morning glories but this specie produces many smaller, bright crimson-red, white-throated flowers that typically face up and out from the foliage. Makes for a pretty picture as it climbs on fences and arbours - where it can often reach over 3 m (10') in height! The flowers are quite attractive to hummingbirds.
How To Grow
Sow directly in the garden late May about 6 mm (1/4") deep. We sugge..
Stunning 5-7 cm (2-3") wide bicoloured flowers striped purple, red and white fill these dwarf, nicely compact 60 cm (24") high plants. Cosimo's flowers are highlighted by finely cut light green foliage. This cosmos is an early bloomer that once it starts goes all summer long! A butterfly favourite.
How To Grow
It is preferable to direct seed cosmos in the garden although one can start them inside if desired 4 weeks before planting out. Choose a sunny site..
Bring back the bees and help end colony collapse disorder. We’ve been losing our bees at an alarming rate and need to reverse the trend. You can help by sowing this attractive, beneficial mix! A balanced blend of self seeding annuals and hardy long lasting perennials.
Contains: New England Aster, Black Eyed Susan, Borage, Butterfly Weed, Flanders Field-Corn Poppy, Eastern Columbine, Forget-me-not, Perennial Gaillardia, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Lemon Mint, Partridge Pea, Perennial Lupines, ..
This Semi-Shade Wildflower mix has been designed for those areas that receive only 4 to 5 hours of filtered sunlight per day. An eye pleasing blend of self-seeding annuals and hardy perennials that produce flowers in blue, pink and yellow hues. Mature garden height ranges from 15-90 cm (6-36").
Contains: Aquilegia McKana Giant, Coneflower, Candytuft, Catchfly, Dwarf Coreopsis, Forget-Me-Not, Ozark Sundrop, Shasta Daisy, Shirley Poppy, Sweet William, Viola.
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Borage's blue, star-shaped edible flowers make it one of the prettiest herbs or ornamental plants. The flavor of the leaves & flowers resembles a cucumber. This is one of the best plant for bee's! Plant Borage anywhere you need pollination, or just for the beauty & the bee's. Maturity 70 Days. Approx. 85 seeds/pack.
EASIEST TO START OUTDOORS: Sow seeds in spring once weather has settled, 1/2 inch deep and 6 inches apart, in full sun. Keep seedbed evenl..
This special herbal tea plant has attractive lobed leaves and creamy flowers. Once the pretty blossoms are spent, just pick and air dry the teardrop-shaped flower calyxes to make a delicious ruby-colored tea with a floral, berry aroma and well balanced, cranberry-like flavor. Antioxidant packed Hibiscus tea is delicious on its own either steaming hot or iced, or add a touch of lemon, a little honey, or your favorite fruit juice. Also called Jamaican tea or Roselle. Approx...
(Polygonum orientale) Exotic, long, flowing flower heads are a cerise-pink in color. Plants are over 6 feet tall and produce many hanging, rope-like flower heads. We are delighted to offer this rare and colorful heirloom from the gardens of yesteryear. Freeze seeds for a week before planting and plant very early in the spring or late winter. A nice cut or dry flower.
(Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’)
Renee's EXCLUSIVE - Our easy to grow Munstead has the perfume of authentic English lavender – a clear, sweet fragrance without medicinal overtones. The semi-dwarf plants grow into 1 1/2 to 2 foot, silvery-green mounds with plump lavender blue flower spikes. Use these plants in landscape borders for a wave of soft color in early summer. Their greygreen foliage and aromatic blooms will charm your senses and attract a flotilla of summer but..
EXCLUSIVE - This mid to late summer heat-lover has big clusters of 1-inch blossoms in vivid scarlet-red, warm orange-red and gold. Butterflies visit the flowers constantly, unable to resist the large amounts of nectar waiting in their bright blossoms. Our award winning Bright Wings is a handsome border plant with 2 to 3 foot flower stalks and blue-green leaves. They are also colorful container plants. Related to common butterfly weed, but much prettier, Bright Wings flow..
Common Milkweed produces a profusion of sweet-scented lavender flowers in mid-summer and is the mandatory food source for the caterpillars of the Monarch butterfly who feast on the leaves. Growing well in any well-drained soil, it does spread rapidly by rhizomes so it is best planted in a large area with other wildflowers and native grasses. Grow Common Milkweed this year to attract Monarchs to your garden!
How To Grow
Naturally stratify seed by sowing directly outdoors in the..
(Ipomoea nil) Kikyozaki morning glories are popular in Japan, and this is a cool mix of many colors. These are star-shaped and many will be semi-double. Fantastic looking and much sought after, this is a true botanic treasure that we are proud to offer.
An heirloom variety not available for a long time, Sunrise Serenade is back and you'll want it for your garden. Double ruffled 1-3" ruby red flowers with white centers stay open longer than other Morning Glories. Heart-shaped leaves are an added attraction for this plant that's at home in containers or on a trellis.
This is a blend of trailing Nasturtiums. Attractive, sunny mix of yellow, orange, rose & crimson flowers on trailing plants. Delicate lily pad-like leaves are just as attractive as the bright flowers. Edible flowers and foliage are a gourmet treat with flavor reminiscent of peppery watercress. Perfect for hanging baskets, containers or in the garden. Vines grow to 10' long · Edible flowers and foliage · Annual (Trapaeolum majus). Maturity 60 days.
These charming variegated nasturtiums have lovely lily-pad leaves whose cream and green striped markings make a wonderful color accent in the garden. The highly ornamental foliage is covered with pert, spurred flowers in bright gold, cheery orange, rich mahogany and salmon. Softly mounding, compact Alaska is an especially striking edging for flowerbeds or borders to contrast with green leaved plants. An attractive choice for showy patio containers, hanging baskets and windo..
Renee's EXCLUSIVE - Aloha Mix is blend of soft tropical shades including apricot, cream, soft yellow and rose. These pretty blossoms atop lily pad-shaped leaves make a lovely garden tapestry. Aloha Mix grows readily in pots or window boxes, or plant in garden beds to softly drape and cover bare spots or fill in borders. Both flowers and leaves of nasturtiums are edible with a spicy flavor like watercress. They make tasty additions to salads or sandwiches. Approx. 43 seeds/pack. Mature h..
(Tropaeolum majus) Renee's EXCLUSIVE - This beautiful new trailing nasturtium offers a stunning cascade of color perfect for hanging baskets, window boxes or containers of any size. Firebird’s deep burgundy, warm pumpkin and rich coral colored blossoms float in striking contrast over lovely variegated lily-pad shaped leaves. Use these stunning nasturtiums to ignite your patio or walkway with color all summer long. Firebird’s edible blossoms taste like watercress with a hint ..
A real jewel! This 'Love in a Mist' is a mixture of white, pink, rose-red, mauve and purple shades. Pretty, delicate foliage, and flowers a little like cornflowers, followed by ornamental seed pods. Height 45cm (18").
EXCLUSIVE - This rare ornamental runner bean is a true antique, dating back to the 19th century. The vines readily climb 8 to 10 feet up any vertical support, creating a wonderful flowering screen. Painted Lady’s edible blossoms are uniquely bicolored with coral and creamy pink petals, especially pretty against the deep green foliage. Let some flat bean pods mature and enjoy their wonderfully marked mocha and chocolate bean seeds displayed handsomely in glass jars fo..
This runner bean should be grown for the flowers! Once you grow it, you will want more and more. It produces clusters of gorgeous peach-pink blooms. The flowers will then produce an abundant crop of delicious beans that can be eaten raw or cooked or freeze, can or dry them. Eat beans when young or keep for drying.
These very symbolic WWI flowers are the common field poppies of Europe. Brilliant crimson, single red blooms with black centres that are long blooming and very pretty in garden. These poppies have naturalized throughout much of North America. Plants grow to 45 cm (18") tall in the garden.
Large 10 cm (4") wide flowers with wavy and fringed petals form in a multiple of colours atop fine bright green fern-like foliage on plants growing to 45 cm (18") in height. Strong stems withstand harsh wind and rain for a long lasting show. Self sows if happy but will not be invasive. Flowers best in full sun. Remove faded blossoms to prolong blooming through the summer. Best established in well drained soils. Saskatchewan gardeners tell us they find Iceland Poppy likes life on ..
Growing these old-fashioned poppies offers triple rewards: glorious flowers, handsome pods and nutty-tasting seeds from the same ornamental plants. Gray-green Pepperbox plants send up nodding stems of large papery-textured purple, red and pale pink blossoms, all with dark center blotches. After the petals drop, their big pods swell as the blue-black seeds mature to harvest when dry for baking. Or keep the pods for beautiful decorations. Approx. 1000 seeds/pack. Mature height 3-4 ..
(Papaver paeoniflorum & laciniatum)
Absolutely stunning 4 to 5 inch chalice-shaped flowers with satiny petals that glow in the most delicious shade of deep ruby-purple. These outstanding, heirloom poppies grow 3 to 5 feet tall, depending on how rich your soil is. With their big, lettuce-like, blue-gray leaves and port wine colored flowers, Lauren’s Grape is a highlight of the spring garden. These beautiful flowers easily self sow to shine again every season. Approx. 1900 seeds/pack. M..
Shades of lemon yellow, subtle bronze, rich wine and bicolors on multiple flowerheads make Autumn Beauty a popular choice. Cut for a bouquet, plant for a natural fence, or plant in a garden for color. The seed is edible for birds. Maturity 90-100 days.
The giant of all sunflowers with tall thick stalks supporting huge heads that tower over the garden. This single-stem variety is a very fast and vigorous grower. A great variety for edible seeds or feeding the birds. Large plants beloved by children and bees. Food for birds and bees • Fun for kids • 12’ tall • Annual. (Helianthus annuus) Maturity 110 days.
Verbena bonariensis. Georgeous lilac clusters atop long airy stems that reach 1 metre or more. V. bonariensis is heat and drought tolerant and blooms from July until frost. If there is a bee in the vicinity, it will be on this flower! It is the perfect plant for splashes of mid-border colour. This tender perennial is supposed to be hardy in zones 7 through 10 but we find that it overwinters in our zone 5 garden as long as there is snow cover. Even if your plants succumb, they will deposit t..
This Canadian native plant is often used in formal rock gardens or perennial borders - especially in hot, dry sites. Further, it makes a very reliable groundcover when massed in sunny, hot, dry, hard to grow areas. This tolerance to dryness is quite interesting considering it can be found growing in wetter sites in the wide. Fern-like aromatic foliage produces swarms of showy, flat-topped, white flowers for months in the garden. Provides long lasting beauty for beds..
Warm-toned mix of pink, orange, purple, gold and cream blooms.
An excellent cut flower that blooms until frost; the more you cut the more they grow! 2-5" blooms ideal for borders and bouquets. Heat and disease tolerant. Zinnias last longer if you change the water in the vase every two days and keep out of direct sunlight. Excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies. 24-36" plants. Annual. Maturity 75-90 days.
ANNUAL: Summer/fall bloom,..
Renee's EXCLUSIVE - They’ve made thier own carefree mix of hard-to-find varieties with different flower forms. Enjoy antique bicolor-splashed “Carousel,” exotic needle-petal “Cactus,” chartreuse ruffled “Envy” and free-blooming starry crested “California Giant.” This charming collage comes in all the radiant zinnia shades including orange, scarlet, cherry, violet, rose, salmon, cream, gold, yellow and chartreuse. These e..
This midget zinnia is just loaded with 4 cm (1-1/2") semi-double and double flowers set just above the mounded foliage. The first really dwarf zinnia with a garden height of only 15 cm (6")!
How To Grow
Sow directly where you want them to grow. Select a sunny site with well drained, organic soil. Sow in late May when the soil has warmed. Cool, damp soil causes seed to rot. Barely cover the seed with soil. Under ideal conditions, germination will occur within a few da..