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..
(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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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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(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..
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.
Teddy Bear Dwarf sunflower is great for containers, borders and bouquets. Produces 6" double blooms on a bushy plant, flowers are 2' (48") tall. Sunny swath of fuzzy flowers mingles and sophistication in your gardens.
An extra large strain of cactus zinnia with flowers up to 15 cm (6") across. The stocky, upright plants first start to bloom when roughly 37.5 cm (15") tall. Plants can grow up to 90 cm (3') in height producing large quantities of flowers on numerous side branches all season long.
How To Grow
Select a sunny site with well drained organic soil. Sow seeds in late May when the soil has warmed - do not be in a hurry as cool, damp soil often leads to seed rot. Barely ..
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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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..