Interesting looking flower stems are composed of shells of green bells closely set around the central stalk. Often the bells are placed so tight on the stalk there is little room for leaves. The tiny white flowers are actually found at the base of the green bells. The blooming stems can be cut and used in fresh arrangements. When dried, the bells will turn a light brown colour. Plants typically grow to 60 cm (2') in height. If the weather is hot, flower stalks are elongated and the bel..
A spectacular climber with bright green foliage, and rich purple and green bells with prominent stamens. Award of Garden Merit. Flowers Mid July-September. Height 3m (10'). Sow in a propagator on a windowsill or in a greenhouse at approximately 18-21°C (65-70°F) setting seeds singly into 7.5cm (3") pots and using a good quality moist compost. Ensure seed is sown vertically, just below the surface. Germination 21-28 days. Grow on and acclimatise plants before planting out when al..
(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..
Chinese Lantern is prized for its unique orange seed pods--the brilliant orange-red paper-like husks which enclose the berry. A great addition to both fresh and dried arrangements. If you have the space, it is striking in borders and beds. If not, use it in containers. Produces a relatively insignificant cream, bell-shaped bloom in midsummer. Cut the Lanterns for drying as soon as they have turned full color and prior to frost arriving in the fall.
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Exquisite fluted petals in shades of crimson, rose and pink, together with white, make this an admirable addition to any border. An economical choice to fill large borders. Big flowers in bright colours are attractively borne above pretty fern-like foliage. Annual. Height 90cm (3').Sow February-March inside for early flowers,or after June 1st outdoors for late summer flowering.Ideal for beds and borders. Drought resistant. Prefers full sun.
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.
(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.
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..
Money Plant forms a tight "rosette" of crown and root surrounded by foliage. A cold period over the first winter is required to initiate stem growth that produces the flowers. Plants grow to 90 cm (36") in height and flower freely from early summer with shiny, flat, white silvery seed pods forming later on. The pods are a favourite for dried bouquets. This plant prefers noon hour shade and light mulching helps over-wintering evergreen rosettes survive the winter without damag..
This is a very rare hard to find seed! Extremely beautiful rapid growing climber that starts flowering in June and continues until killed by frost. Delightful parasol-shaped fuchsia pink calyx with black/purple to crimson 2½in flowers within. Sunny , porches, walls. Flowers mid summer to autumn.
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.
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..
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..