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 wonderful cut flower and bedding plant in diverse shades of blue, pink, white, and lavender. Large 2” flowers on well-branched plants. Prefers full sun, cool temperatures, and well-drained poor soil. Direct sow or start indoors 4-6 weeks before planting date, planting outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked. Drought-tolerant • 16-24” tall • Re-seeding Annual. (Centaurea cyanus) Maturity 90 days.
Flower or vegetable? It's both! Green, broad oval leaflets forma a dense, yet delicate backdrop of large, showy sprays of flaming red flowers followed by foot long, edible pods. Pick the pods often to promote continued blooms. Hummingbirds love the flowers. Vines quickly and brilliantly cover porch, arbor, fence, trellis, walls, and other garden structures. An easy-to-grow plant that you will really enjoy. Approx. 20 seeds/pack. Mature height 10-12 foot vines.
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Bright yellow, daisy-like blooms with a few orange show-offs and extremely high resin content.
A few orange types help keep the genetic variation of this powerful strain alive and well. Excellent medicinal properties compared to other calendulas; used as an herbal application for inflammation and localized skin problems. Also used as a dye for food or fabric and as an edible flower. Best medicinal variety. Spring bee food. 24-30" tall. Annual. Maturity 80 days.
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..
(Cerinthe major atropurpurea) - Cerinthe, featured at Sissinghurst Castle in England, is actually a native of the Greek Islands. This hard to find annual is decidedly a favorite in plant lovers’ circles. These fascinating and unusually-colored plants have indigo-violet bells rimmed in white that dangle gracefully from bronzy-blue bracts above rounded gray-green leaves. They make a show-stopping color accent in the garden or as cut flowers for indoor arrangements. Approx. 23 seed..
Sensational blend of showy white, pink, magenta and lavender blooms.
Single flowers are 3-4" wide and are lovely in summer borders, container plantings or bouquets. Tall stems great for cutting. An AAS winner in 1936 and remains a favorite today. Cosmos require little fertility or care, making them great for beginning gardeners. Great cut flower. Attracts bees. 3-4' tall. Annual. Maturity 85 days.
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...
Hyacinth Bean is an easy-to-grow climber that starts to bloom in midsummer with clusters of delicate rose-purple flowers which are then accompanied by dark maroon bean pods. The combination is gorgeous. Leaves and blooms are edible raw. The beans and pods are not. The beans and pods are often used for cutting. This fast grower attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
(Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’)
With this special strain, sweet lavender is now easier to start from seed. Our wonderful Hidcote has the loveliest perfume of all the English lavenders. The long blooming plants with their soft narrow silvery foliage and vivid, deep purple velvety calyxes make beautiful landscape plants. Cut and hang the richly scented flower spikes upside down in a cool place for fragrant long lasting bouquets and sachets, or leave the blooms to charm your senses ..
(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..
No romantic evening garden would be complete without the luminous, iridescent huge trumpets of white Moonflower, the fragrant Southern belle of climbing vines. These vigorous vines with their large, bright green heart shaped leaves make a dense canopy that will cloak a fence or sturdy trellis. At dusk, the opalescent buds unfurl in slow motion while you watch, releasing their haunting perfume as they swirl and flare wide open to show delicate throats creased with a creamy star. A..
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..
The lovely semi-double blossoms of this tropical-looking pastel variety seem to float over the pretty rounded green leaves that remind us of water lilies. Buttercream nasturtiums grow into a softly mounding form that drapes gracefully to fill in garden beds and borders. They are especially lush looking in window boxes and containers. The abundant creamy blossoms and deep green leaves make tasty edible garnishes. A customer favorite for many decades. Approx. 43 seeds/pack. Mat..
EXCLUSIVE - These vibrant cherry-rose colored nasturtiums are a special treat in the garden. Cherries Jubilee's soft, lipstick-colored flowers shade from light to deep rosy-red, a very unique hue for nasturtiums. These delicious blossoms glow in profusion above a sea of highly ornamental blue-green, lily-pad-shaped leaves. The free-flowering plants have a mounding habit, perfect to fill and soften garden beds or corners, cover bare spots, or cascade gracefully from your f..
Renee's EXCLUSIVE - This spellbinding nasturtium offers unusual variegated vining foliage and brilliant spurred blossoms in exotic and unusual shades of pumpkin, painted peachy-rose, ruby, gold and pale lemon. The single scented flowers shine out from among lily-pad shaped leaves splashed with patterns of emerald green and creamy white. The effect is a trailing jungle of gemstones as Amazon Jewel meanders gracefully to cover bare spots, adorn fences or cascade from contai..
(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 ..
EXCLUSIVE - Spitfire’s brilliant, scarlet-red blossoms shine out amongst trailing lily pad shaped green foliage and their nectar is adored by hovering hummingbirds. Train them up short trellises or tripods for a cascade of bright blossoms or use the abundant, fiery-colored spurred flowers and their handsome leaves as a perfect way to disguise neglected areas, soften fences or walls, or tumble from big containers. Both flowers and leaves are edible with a flavor reminisc..
These lovely climbing nasturtiums have charming soft primrose yellow flowers and bright green foliage, much different from the usual bold and brassy color mix. They grow easily in any well-drained soil and will gracefully disguise neglected areas or twine along a fence, trellis or wall, providing a summer arbor of pretty lily-pad shaped leaves and long-spurred flowers. As a wonderful bonus, both the bright flowers and leaves are deliciously edible with a spicy watercress flav..
This special colored Nigella, (also called Love in a Mist), has dainty, multifaceted blossoms that open white with sky-blue edges, then deepen to a rich indigo-violet hue. These old-fashioned, dainty flowers hover above ferny green foliage. When blossoms fade, their papery seedpods resemble little striped fairy lanterns – among the prettiest of dried everlastings. Both the enchanting flowers and their decorative seedpods make lovely bouquets. Nigella is easy ..
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..
EXCLUSIVE - Classic crimson corn poppies have elegant cup-shaped single blossoms that glow in the sun with concentrated lustrous color. They blanket open fields throughout late spring and early summer all over Western Europe and have come to symbolize the valor of fallen soldiers. The brilliant 3 inch silky flowers sway gracefully on nodding stems 1 1/2 to 2 feet above finely cut foliage. This beloved antique flower resows easily to bloom generously every year. Approx. 4000 see..
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 ..
Striking, intensely red blooms with jet-black markings float above airy foliage.
Silky scarlet petals form 3" diameter flowers with four large black markings in the center. Adds a vibrant splash of color to beds and borders! Flowers have long, wiry stems over light green, ferny foliage. An abundant seed producer; may naturalize in mild climates. Scatter seeds and rake in lightly, then thin to 6" apart. Papaver rhoeas. Prefers poor soil. 2-3' tall. Re-seeding annual. Maturity 65 ..
Simple, silky orange flowers accented by wispy blue-green foliage.
Prolific sun-loving blooms are very attractive in flower beds or naturalized in fields. Start transplants 2-3 weeks before last frost or direct sow after last frost 1/4" deep; transplant carefully and thin to a final spacing of 6" apart. Eschscholzia californica. Naturalizes in poor, dry soil. 8-12" tall. Re-seeding annual. Maturity 85 days.
Each plant carries an amazing variety of gold and pale yellow flowers with dusty rose to pink rings.
An unusual genetic mix with few solid colors and chocolaty brown centers. Well-branched; stems average 18" long with single heads. Great for bouquets and provides a long season of color! Great cut flower. Attracts bees and butterflies. 8' tall. Annual. Maturity 85 days.
A stunning dwarf sunflower for bouquets!
Lovely 4" diameter gold-petaled blooms are incredibly uniform on sturdy 12" stems. Cute, undeniably dwarf plants reach only 3.5' in height, but from the main stalk each produces an abundance of long, ruler-straight stems perfect for cutting. Easy to harvest with long vase life - an instant stand-out in our 2015 trials! From our friends at Swiss biodynamic seed company Sativa Seeds. Superb cut flower. 2-3' tall. Annual. ..
Buttery pale yellow petals contrast nicely with a wide brown center.
This well-known variety has one large main flower followed by smaller, branching secondary flowers of excellent quality. Each flower has a long stem and holds well in bouquets. Plants bloom for a long period of time. Excellent cut flower. Attracts bees. 5-7' tall. Annual. Maturity 70 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.
EXCLUSIVE - We’ve carefully formulated this scintillating color blend as a dancing celebration of all the forms and joyous colors sunflowers offer. You’ll have strong branching stalks with free flowering big blooms in a full array, including ringed and bicolored faces and fully double flowers. Shades include sunny yellow, deep gold, lemon, mahogany, bronze and golden-orange with many variations. Sun Samba provides endless, strikingly beautiful bouquets and a glor..
Loads of big, golden yellow, puffy-looking blooms.
Great selection for a kids' garden! Sturdy, dwarf plants have an upright habit. Teddy Bear is nice for cutting and equally nice for a colorful garden border. Good container variety. 2-3' tall. Annual. Maturity 50-63 days.
Deep velvety crimson blooms accented with traces of yellow around a black center.
Foliage is distinct and attractive and the plants are free branching, bearing lots of 5-6" blooms that are lovely for cutting. A chic and sophisticated sunflower for cut-flower connoisseurs. Attracts bees. 5' tall. Annual. Maturity 100 days.
Color Palette Cupid is a lovely color mix of fragrant bush sweet peas perfect to grow in outdoor containers to decorate your patio, deck or any small space garden area. These diminutive vines grow just eight to 10 inches tall, then the sweetly scented big flowers bloom happily on softly cascading branches. Fill up your containers with this special blend of all the Cupid colors. You’ll have plants with blossoms in rose-pink and white, soft lavender, shell pink, and deep purple. Approx. 43 s..
(Lathyrus sativus azureus)
Renee's EXCLUSIVE - We are proud to make this rare and unusual species sweet pea available for home gardeners. The dainty little flowers are an exquisite glowing blue color, some with rose-touched throats. The abundant singly born blossoms shine out like jewels against lushly tangled grassy foliage and gently curling tendrils. This long-blooming vining beauty reaches 3-4 feet tall and makes a wonderful garden accent in big pots with a short trellis, tumbling over ..
Lovely bi-colored blooms in pink, purple and burgundy with incredible fragrance.
Two-toned flowers with bright pink banners and light pink wings or burgundy banners with purple wings. Densely clustered flowers for excellent ornamental quality. This variety dates to 1737 and was planted by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello in the early 1800s. Early flowering. Vigorous vines. Annual. Maturity 85 days.
Also known as Heart’s Ease, these dainty little flowers look like jaunty miniature pansies with pretty flower faces of deep violet, mauve, yellow and white. Johnny Jump Ups are both weather tolerant and long blooming and are good container and edging plants and are lovely planted in spring bulb beds. Johnny Jump Ups blossoms are edible with a mild wintergreen flavor and make tasty garnishes and decorations. These sweet flowers self sow readily and will enhance every garde..
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.
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This beloved, old fashioned zinnia got its name because the sturdy, vigorous plants bear continuously for months, providing armfuls of sweet, candy-bright flowers to enjoy both indoors and out. Cut and Come Again blooms in a wonderful color range that includes cream, salmon, rose pink, scarlet, butter yellow, magenta, crimson and cheerful orange. The vibrant, many-petaled 2 to 3 inch blooms come in double, single and semi-double flower forms with centers that open into a circle ..
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..