Sep
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2016

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Photo of Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’

Annuals L-Z and TENDER/TROPICAL Perennials/Shrubs/Trees/Vines are listed on this page.
Most of the plants listed here are warm temperature germinators. Exceptions are noted as WS(Winter Sow.)
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Unlike many seeds sites, most all photos are taken by the owner unless otherwise specified. We will not copy and paste a photo that belongs to someone else without permission. This unfortunately means not all varieties will have accompanying photos. We do try to include links in the descriptions to proper photos when we can.

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Tom Clothier’s Annual Germination Database is a good place to get more info on annual seed starting.
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LARKSPUR (Consolida ambigua) can be found on the Buy ANNUALS A-K page.


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america sweet peaLathyrus odoratus (SWEET PEA) ‘America’ LathAmer
From 1896, this heirloom is still popular. The very fragrant blooms are red and white striped. To see a close up pic Click Here. Sweet peas are a cool season annual and I sow them in early spring directly in the garden. In mild climates they can be grown over the winter. They are short climbers that grow well up through plants or fencing. Cut flowers brought in can perfume a whole room. This trait was unfortunately lost with many newer cultivars when they were bred for bigger flowers or more heat resistant plants. 30 seeds for $1.50.




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Lathyrus odoratus (SWEET PEA) ‘Butterfly’ LathBut
This heirloom sweet pea from 1878 is the opposite of the bright Annie G. above. Butterfly is white with a soft overlay of lilac, a quiet beauty, but not shy with the scent. The Illustration is from an antique catalog cover. 30 seeds for $1.50.
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oldspicemixsweetpeasLathyrus odoratus (SWEET PEA) ‘Old Spice Mix’ LathOSM
This is mix of all colors of the fragrant heirloom Eckford varieties, red pink, blue, white, etc.
30 seeds for $1.75.




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Lathyrus odoratus (SWEET PEA) ‘Ocean Foam Mix LathOFMix
This mix of fragrant heirloom Eckford varieties ranges from dark blue to light blue and white. 30 seeds for $1.75.




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happynewyear2Lathyrus odoratus (SWEET PEA) ‘Painted Lady’ LathPLa
This famous very old sweet pea is is a bi-color of Pink and white. I grew this one awhile back and it did very well for me. It is strongly scented. 30 seeds for $1.50.
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Lathyrus odoratus (SWEET PEA) ‘Senator’ LathSenat
This heirloom sweet pea has unusual coloration. The standards(top parts of the flower) have a chocolate flaked color and the wings are a lighter purple flake. It of course also is also strongly scented. This photo comes courtesy of gardener Rose McTier. 30 seeds for $1.50.
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spencermixLathyrus odoratus (SWEET PEA) ‘Striped Spencer Mix LathSSM
A color mix of striped and flecked flowers like the ‘Senator’ flower pictured above. Spencer varieties were first developed around 1900 by a gardener for the Earl of Spencer. He noticed a larger more frill flower sport and from there a new kind of sweet pea was developed. They were not so over bred to lose their scent like later breeding did so these are still well scented. 30 seeds for $1.75.




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Lavatera trimestris (Rose Mallow) LavTri
Though I think my photo of the bloom is pretty good, it still does not capture the wonderful satiny appearance of the blooms. This is an old fashion favorite that should be a modern favorite. It is definitely a plant that catches the eye. The plants grow to 3′ or more and the pink blooms are about 3″ across. It blooms from mid summer until frost. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Legousia speculum-veneris (Venus’Looking Glass) aka Specularia speculum-veneris Legous
This a relative of bellflowers sometimes the Latin name will be seen as Campanula speculum-veneris. It is a small plant (6-12″ tall) that gets covered in blue flowers with white eyes. To see photos on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. Good for the rock garden,  edging a border. or in pots. 100 seeds for $1.75.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALeucaena leucocephala (Lead Tree) Z LeuLeu
This is a tropical plant from Mexico and South America that has become quite weedy in Southern Florida. I’m not selling the seeds for planting outdoors down south. This plant make a good potted tropical plant for up north, and it is excellent for bonsai. To see pic of bonsai and more info, Click Here. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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Linanthus grandiflorus (Mountain Phlox) LGrand
I grew this cute annual, and I’m baffled as why it isn’t more well known. The plants have delicate lacy foliage and light lavender flowers. I found them easy to tuck in here and there in a sunny border. Where I planted the soil is very poor soil so the plants stayed compact to about a foot, but they can grow to 2′. I’m looking for more info and now I see they are fragrant! I never thought to smell them. N. American native. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Linaria aeruginea ‘Lindez Violet (Toad Flax aka Baby Snapdragon) Z9 LinLVi
This variety of baby snapdragon has purple flowers with maroon spots. I love the unusual combo! the plant has blue gray foliage and a spreading habit. It seems to be more well know in Europe than here. 100 seeds for $1.25.




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Linaria maroccana ‘Licilia Peach’ (Toad Flax aka Baby Snapdragon ) LinLPe
Very pretty little two toned flowers in sunset colors. The tops are the deep color of a peach and the bottoms are the yellow. They look like mini snapdragons hence the nickname baby snapdragon. The foliage is thin looking sort of rosemary like. The plants grow to about a foot tall. Easy to grow in full sun in the border or pots. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Linaria maroccana ‘Northern Lights‘ (Toad Flax aka Baby Snapdragon) LinNoL
This is a terrific mix of colorful baby snapdragons To see photos on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. The plants grow to about 2′ tall. For full sun. 100 seeds for $1.00.




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Lobelia erinus ‘Fountain Blue’ LobFB
Fountain Blue was a great name choice for this lobelia. Grown in a pot, it does look like a waterfall of flowers spilling over the sides. It is an excellent plant for that use. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Lobelia erinus ‘Fountain Rose’ LobFR
This the same as Fountain Blue but in Pink. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Lobelia erinus ‘Sapphire’ LobSap
This lobelia is name for its likeness to a blue star sapphire. Each flower is a deep blue with a white spot at its center. This variety is also an excellent trailing variety perfect for pots. To see an excellent pic of use in a window box on Dave’s Garden Click Here. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Lupinus  nanus ‘Pixie Delight‘ (Dwarf annual Lupine) (Lupinus hartwegii nanus) LupPiD
This is a mix of blue, lavender, pink, and white flowered plants. They are bushy in habit and grow 12-18″ tall. Easy to grow even down south. To see a pick on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 50+ seeds for $1.50.




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Madia elegans (Elegant Tarweed) MadiaE
The bright yellow daisy type flowers with spots of red ringing their center disks of are reminiscent of coreopsis. Plus it has thin lance shaped leaves. It is also a Native American plant growing wild in the west. The nickname comes from the stickiness of the plant. It is also scented. Some people like the smell some do not,but scent is good if you want deer resistant plants. The plants grow to about 3′ though I’ve heard of them being larger, maybe in good garden soil. To see a very good page about Madia elegans with pics, Click Here. As with most native plants, it probably is best in poorer soil. Full Sun. 50 for $1.50.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMalcolmia maritima (VIRGINIA STOCK) MalMar
This is a sweetly scented flower. The blooms vary in shades of purple, pink, and white. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. They have a phlox type look to them, but if you notice, they have four petals which gives their lineage away as they belong to the brassica (cabbage) family. The plants are small only growing 6-12″ tall. Sow directly outside in early spring, and you will have a bed full of fragrant blooms in a very short time. These self sow, but I consider that an excellent problem. They are easy though to remove if they do show up in unwanted places. In the photo, they are being grown in part shade which is making them spill out of the pot. They will be more upright in full sun. 100++ seeds for $1.25.




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Malope trifida ‘White for Windows’ MaloWFW
This uncommon mallow family plant has white flowers. The petals are open on the bottom so the green sepals are visible giving a unique look to the blooms, and the window part of the name. It is shorter than many other family members of the mallow family growing to a height of 2′. Full sun. 25+ seeds for $1.25.




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marigoldburningembersMarigold ‘Burning Embers (Tagetes linnaeus) MariBEm
This popular variety originated in Sweden. It is very pretty with its single red flowers rimmed in gold. It grows a little over 2′ tall. Photo is from the distributor. 75 seeds for $1.75.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMarigold ‘Durango Bee‘ (Tagetes patula) MariDB
I grew this one in a few of my pots this year (2015,) and I was extremely happy with it.  The plants are compact growing no more than a foot tall. Mine were a tad shorter being in pots, and the flowers are fairly large for the size of the plant.  The whole pot photo is from mid. Oct. of untouched plants (not deadheaded.) The variegated plant is a Pelargonium (Scented Geranium.) 50 seeds for 1.75.




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Marigold ‘Eskimo (Tagetes erecta nana) MariEsk
This is a fully double creamy white OP variety. Plants grow to about 18″. 50 seeds for $2.00.




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marigoldIMG_20130912_171924_440Marigold ‘Crackerjack Mix (Tagetes erecta) MariCrM
These are tall plants with big double flowers in various shades of yellow and orange. A person who lives on the way to the post office had them around their tree out by the street. It looked great, and I really should of stopped to take a pic, but never did. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 75+ seeds for $1.25.




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marigoldharlequinMarigold ‘Harlequin’ (Tagetes patula) MariHar
This red and yellow striped heirloom is much prettier than many of its modern counterparts. The plants grow 2-3′ tall and bloom all summer until frost. When I first grew this variety, I was miffed when the first flower opened all yellow, but subsequent blooms looked liked my photo so don’t worry if the same happens to you. Photo to the right is from The Giving Garden in Hamburg, NY. 75 seeds for $1.50.




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tagetes-patula-hero-spry-w2061-1Marigold ‘Hero Spry‘ aka “Little Hero Spry’ (Tagetes patula) MariHSp
This is a very nice dwarf marigold. I think it is the most attractive of the Hero Series. AAS Winner. Photo is from the Breeder Benary. 25 seeds for $1.50.




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Marigold ‘Kilimanjaro (Tagetes erecta nana) MariKil
By customer request~ The blooms of this creamy WHITE marigold is fully double and  2-3″ wide. You would think with a name like Kilimanjaro the plants would be really tall, but they are not; they are about 18″ tall. The name must be because of the breeder’s happiness of developing a white flower. 25 seeds for $1.75.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMarigold ‘Lemon Gem’ (Tagetes signata/Tagetes Tenuifolia) MariLGm
Since the variety ‘Tangerine Gem’ has been so popular, I decided to carry this one too. Just like the other it has wonderful citrus scented foliage that is delicate and lacy in appearance, but as you can guess by the name, it is topped with yellow blooms. To see more pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. Growing to about a foot tall, excellent for pots or edging a garden in full sun. 75 seeds for $1.00.




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Marigold ‘Red Cherry‘ (Tagetes patula) MariRCh
This is a dwarf variety with double mahogany flowers that sometimes show a thin edge of gold.
75 seeds for $1.25.




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Marigold ‘Red Marietta’ (Tagetes patula) MariRMar
This is another cool marigold cultivar. This one is a bit more modern from 1985. It is an improved version of ‘Naughty Marietta’. Sometimes “improved” versions are not that great. They are often marketing tools to sell a new product, but once in awhile they really are terrific as is the case with Red Marietta. The petals are a strong red with a ring of gold around them. To see pics on Dave’s Garden Click Here. The plants grow about a foot tall. 75 seeds for $1.25.

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Marigold ‘Paprika (Tagetes signata/Tagetes Tenuifolia) MariPap
This is another variety like those in the Gem Series with citrus scented foliage!  This cultivar has single red blooms edged in gold. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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Marigold, SWEET MACE aka Mexican Mint Marigold, Spanish Tarragon (Tagetes lucida) is located on the Buy HERBS and LETTUCE page.
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Marigold ‘Tangerine Gem’ (Tagetes signata/Tagetes Tenuifolia) Z8 MariTGm
Not only is the flower color of this variety reminiscent of a tangerine, but the foliage scent is too! This compact (to 1′ tall) plant get covered in bright golden orange single flowers, excellent for pots or edging a garden in full sun. Photo is from the breeder Benary. 75 seeds for $1.00.

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stockstock2Matthiola incana (STOCK) ‘Sugar and Spice Mix   Z6  MathSSM
I had a customer request for stock. I love the look of stock, plus they smell wonderful. Having grown stock before though I know they can be difficult. So I happened to find this day neutral variety! This is a great thing for us in the northern half of the country who have problems being successful with stock. This is a 5 color mix of white, light pink, deep pink, purple, lilac with a strong spicy scent. Photos courtesy of customer L. Lanfranco who said, “It is the BEST variety of stock that I ever grown!!!” 50 for $1.75.
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Matthiola longipetala (Evening/Night Scented Stock) aka M. Bicornis MatLong
This plant is not much to look, not ugly, but fairly plain. It has long grass like leaves and light purple four petaled flowers that can be droopy during the day. It is how the flowers release their fragrance once the sun sets that makes them a star in the garden. So plant in beds near where you enjoy the evenings outside.




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img078Mentzelia lindleyi (Blazing/Evening Star) Mentze
This flower is native to California, and I’ve only heard about it until recently, and I don’t know why! It is super cool looking with those long stamens. To see a better pic on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. The fragrant flowers open in the evening and close by noon the next day. It does need good drainage, and does well in poor dry soil. The plants range 1-2′ in height and the foliage has a bit if a finely cut dandelion appearance. To read more and see more pics, Click Here to got to a Blog. 100 seeds for $1.25.




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Mirabilis jalapa ‘Marbles Red and White’ (Four O’Clock) Z7/8 MirMRW
I love four o’clocks. They grow so well in pots. They attract hummingbirds, and they smell good. This particular variety has variegated blooms of pink and white as you can see by the photo from the plant breeder. Why it is called Red and White I don’t know, maybe something got lost in translation. Regardless, the flowers are unique and pretty.
For some, especially those down south, I’ve heard that  Four O’Clocks can pop up everywhere so vigilance is need to remove unwanted seedlings when they are small.
For those of you in zone 7 and colder, in case you didn’t know, once you have a four o’clock you have grown from seed, it will develop tubers and can be stored over the winter in a cool spot like a basement. I put mine in buckets with some peat moss, and forget about them until the weather turns nice in the spring. Then I bring them out of the basement and plant in pots, water, and in a little while the leaves are coming up. By mid summer you’ve got beautiful blooms on a plant much bigger than the year before. Then once frost comes, back into the basement they go. 25 seeds for $1.50.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMirabilis jalapa ‘Salmon Sunset’  (Four O’ClockZ7/8  MirSaS
I love the unique coloration of this four o’clock! The blend of pink and peach is very pretty.  Flowers are fragrant and open in the evening. Plants grow to about 2′ tall.
25 seeds for $1.50.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMirabilis longiflora (Wild/Sweet Four O’clock) Z8 MirLong
I love the look of the blooms of this four o’clock. The flowers with their long necks and magenta anthers that protrude all bent out ending with the orange “pom poms” are so reminiscent of Dr. Seuss. The flowers are fragrant, reminiscent of lily, and though a night bloomer, they open early enough to enjoy them with a few hours of daylight left. I like them out on the back patio where evenings are often spent. They are a hummingbird moth attractor. Southwest US native. Full sun. If you are in a colder zone, you can dig the tubers that form(that’s why I like to grow them in pots. It is much easier to retrieve the tubers.) and store them over winter in a cool spot in your home. The following year your plants will be bigger and full of blooms sooner.
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Mirabilis multiflora (Colorado Four O’clock)  is located on the Buy Perennial Seed L-Z Page as this native plant is hardy to Zone 5.
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NASTURTIUM seeds can be found on the Buy Herb and Lettuce Seed page.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANicandra physalodes (Shoo Fly) NicPhy
Shoo Fly is an old cottage garden favorite. I don’t know whether it really repels flies or not. The plants grow to about 4′ tall and the 1 1/2″ blooms are violet blue with a white eye. The seed pods that develop are covered in a papery husk and look like hanging lanterns. This plant often comes with warnings about toxicity being in the nightshade family, but it is actually not much of a danger. I liken it to the idea of eating tomato or garden huckleberry(both also in the nightshade family) leaves. You would have to ingest a good amount and no one is going to do that, not even my dogs touch them. Shoo Fly is a self sower so remove most of the lanterns to control the amount of return to your garden. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Nicotiana alata ‘Fragrant Delight Mix‘ (Flowering Tobacco) NicFDM
The plants of this mix grow to 4′ and have flowers in various shades of pink to white. They of course are very fragrant. 100+ seeds for $1.50.




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Nicotiana langsdorffii (GREEN Flowering Tobacco) Z9 NicLan
For those of you who love the unusual or green flowers, this is one to grow. For Google pics Click Here. . The plants grow to 5′ and sport many green dangling blooms. For full sun to part shade. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Nicotiana sylvestris (Flowering Tobacco) NicSyl
This stately annual is an old time favorite. From a large basal rosette of foliage this annual will eventually reach 5′ or so high. It has fragrant white flowers. They hang downwards which is why this plant is sometimes called Shooting Stars. OK, for a few years now I had no full plant shot, well I got one. It is pretty funny. A plant decided to sprout in a hanging planter. So that’s why the photo to the left looks a bit odd, but at least you can see the plant! 100+ for $1.




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Nicotiana ‘Stonecrop Mauve’ NicSM
This relatively unknown flowering tobacco is impressive in the garden border. It averages about 4-5′ and is covered in flowers of varying shades of lavender pink at the same time which creates a lovely effect.
Sorry out of stock. Please check out the Nicotiana alata ‘Fragrant Delight Mix’ for a similar look.
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Nierembergia hippomanica ‘Purple Robe’ (Cup Flower) aka Nierembergia hippomanica var. caerulea Z9 NiePuR
This is an attractive front of the border ground cover with needle like foliage and purple-blue bellflower type flowers. It works well in pots as an accent plant with other larger plants because of the foliage contrast and flower. Full sun. To see more pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 100 seeds for $1.50.




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Nigella damascena ‘Oxford Blue’ (Love in a Mist) NigOxB
I never understood the desire for this flower from photos I had seen and thus never grew it. A seedling appeared in a pot with a plant I had received. I let it grow since it didn’t look like a weed. It ended up being a blue nigella! Well, I then of course changed my mind. The semi-double flowers were much prettier and bluer than the photos(many older cameras seemed to show blue as violet,) and the very fine ferny foliage is a nice contrast to the foliage of other plants. for full sun they grow to about 18″. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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Nigella sativa (BlackCumin aka Black Seed) is located on the Buy Herbs, Lettuce, and Edible Flowers page.
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Nolana paradoxa ‘Sky Blue’ (Chilean Bellflower) Z9 Nolana
This annual has 2″ morning glory looking flowers in a gorgeous sky blue. Having a short and spreading habit, it is is great for hanging baskets or the edge of a border. The leaves are succulent. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 30+ seeds for $1.50.

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swissgiantpansyswissgiantpansy2Pansy ‘Swiss Giant Mix’ (Viola X wittrockiana) PanSGM
I’ve loved pansies since I was a little kid. Swiss Giants have been around a long time and that is probably the variety my grandma grew. This mix is comes in all the colors you would expect, blue, yellow, red, white, etc. (The old packets show here are ones I picked up at a garden show that I went to a few years ago.) The flowers are 2-3″ on bushy 8″ or so plants. Though most people grow them for their looks, the flowers are edible too. Pansies are a cool season annual meaning that in the heat of summer they will stop blooming. They need cool temps(70 and below) to germinate so winter sowing is perfect for them. For fall bloom start the seed in June/July. They also can be started in the fall and planted out to overwinter and bloom in spring. (Pansies are technically a perennial.) 100+ seeds for $1.50.




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poppyshirleydoublePapaver rhoeas ‘Shirley Double Mix (Annual Corn Poppy) papSDM
This old fashion mix has colors from white to red.  Plants grow 2-3′ tall. 100++ seeds for $1.25.




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Papaver somniferum var. giganteum (Breadseed Poppy, annual) PapSom
This is another old cottage garden favorite. The goblet shaped rose/mauve flowers bloom atop 2-3′ tall stems in late spring to early summer. Annual poppies are good place where the garden looks sparse in spring, but will fill up more as the season progresses. After bloom, let the seed pods ripen. Once this happens, the plants will start to die and the plants can be pulled. Some people sprinkle the seed pods then and have great success, but I’m not so lucky and I prefer saving the seeds for sowing later. Sun. WS and transplant while still tiny, or direct sow in late winter. 100 seed for $1.25.




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Papaver somniferum ‘Danish Flag papDaF
By customer request~ This poppy is a bright beauty. It is a strong red color with a white “cross” running through it. The petals are fringed. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. 100+ seeds for $1.25.
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Papaver somniferum var. paeoniiflorum ,Pink PapPink
The very double poppies that are those shown below in the mix are called Peony Poppies. This pretty pink variation is from my friend Carol Haj at Lasting Dreams Daylilies 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Papaver somniferum Mix (Annual POPPY mix) PapSomMix
A mix of singles, doubles, and semi-doubles in various shades of pink, salmon, purple, and white for a wonderfully riotous mix of blooms. Flowers bloom atop 2-3′ tall stems in late spring to early summer. Annual poppies are good place where the garden looks sparse in spring, but will fill up more as the season progresses. After bloom, let the seed pods ripen. Once this happens, the plants will start to die and the plants can be pulled. Some people sprinkle the seed pods then and have great success, but I’m not so lucky and I prefer saving the seeds for sowing later. Sun. WS and transplant while still tiny, or direct sow in late winter. 100+ seed for $1.25.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Majesty OP (Ornamental Purple Millet) PennPM
Sometimes you think you have better picture of a plant and you just don’t, oh well. In this planter they were planted with a purple leaf Canna. This is an OP (Open Pollinated) version of Purple Majesty that my friend Glen has been growing for quite awhile. The leaves get very dark and for price cost compared to the F1 (10 seeds for $3.50 or even more) it is a bargain. Please note if you have dogs they will eat your plants! Once the plants get large, it is ok, but when they are small plants the dogs think they are very tasty. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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Persicaria capitata (Pink Pinneads) aka Polygonum capitatum Z8(7?) PerCap
This plant looks great as a low edger or spilling out of a planter.This is Lady’s Thumb better looking cousin. It has lance shaped leaves with a dark chevron on them. The flowers are little pink ball clusters. To see it used in a planter, Click Here. Up north this is an annual. Down in the south it is a perennial, but also a strong reseeder. Persicarias are easy to remove, but can be annoying. If you are using to make a “lawn” though, this is a good trait. Also known as Pinkhead Smartweed, Pink Clover and Pink Knotweed. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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petuniaaladdinburgundymornPetunia x hybrida ‘Aladdin Burgundy Morn Mix’ PetABM
You all seem to like the Petunia mixes so I picked this one as it looked like a winner. Plants grow to about 12″. Photo is from breeder Benary. 25 pelleted seeds for $1.50.




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petuniacelebrityicemixPetunia x hybrida ‘Celebrity Ice Mix PetCIM
For those of you who loved veined petunias, this is the mix for you. Photo is from the breeder, Benary. 25 pelleted seed(petunia seeds are very tiny. Having them pelleted makes them easy to plant.) for $1.50.




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Petunia x hybrida ‘Celebrity Niagara Mix PetCNM
Being a Niagara Falls native, how could I not carry a petunia mix named Niagara? Plus it is a mix comprised of various shade of purple blue from light to dark. I did the front of the house one year with a blue mix like this, and it looked terrific. Photo is from the breeder, Benary. 25 pelleted seed(petunia seeds are very tiny. Having them pelleted makes them easy to plant.) for $1.50.

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Petunia x hybrida ‘Celebrity Pastel Mix’ PetCPM
This single floribunda mix boast 3″ blooms about 8-10 weeks after sowing and they keep on coming all season. The flowers come in a pleasing color coordinated mix of soft colors. (Photo is from the developer of this mix.) 25 pelleted seed(petunia seeds are very tiny. Having them pelleted makes them easy to plant.) for $1.50.

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Petunia ‘Celebrity Pink Morn’ PetCPM
This is the very pretty pink with a white throat offered from the Celebrity mix above. Photo is from the developer of this variety. 25 pelleted seeds for $1.50.

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Petunia x hybrida ‘Frost Mix’ PetFMix
This single grandiflora type petunia has 3 1/2″ blooms of deep colors that are ringed in white making them very attractive. This mix has blue, red, and purple so though different are color coordinated. 25 pelleted seeds for $1.50.




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Petunia x hybrida ‘Cherry Frost’ PetCherF
This is the cool looking red from the Frost mix above. Photo is from the developer of this variety. 25 pelleted seeds for $1.50.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPetunia X hybrida ‘Prism Sunshine’ PetPrS
This is a very popular yellow petunia. The blooms are deeper yellow in the throat and change to a creamy color on the outside. To see more pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. 1998 AAS winner.
25 pelleted seeds for $1.50.




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Petunia x hybrida ‘SparklersPetSpar
I’ve never see petunias like this before! The blooms are star shaped. As you can see in the photo, the plants come in various color color shades. This mix was actually developed by Thompson and Morgan Seed Co. in England (which is now completely separate from the company in the US.) The photo is from Fleuroselect who trialed the mix for T&M.
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Petunia x hybrida ‘Storm Red’ PetSRed
This is strong red colored petunia from the Storm series. Storm series petunias were bred to be rain proof. Many dark color petunias seem to get ruined by rain. So if you have rainy summers or overhead water a lot, this may be one for you. 25 pelleted seeds for $1.50.

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Petunia x hybrida ‘Sky Blue, Ultra Series’ PetUSB
I picked out this one since it looked like such a nice simple blue, and I’m happy with the other Ultra series petunias. I had a terrific combination this year using it in the planter on the south side of the porch with a small yellow dahlia, pink portulaca, and variegated sweet potato vine as shown in the second pic. 25 pelleted seeds for $1.50.

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Petunia x hybrida ‘Ultra series, Blue Star’ PetUBS
I grew this variety and Red Star this year(2010.) I was impressed by the performance of both. They bloomed all season and are still in bloom as I’m writing this in Oct. I did not dead head them (I haven’t time for that this year.) People often say you must dead head petunias to keep them in bloom, but it must be for some of the older varieties. (Photo is from the developer of this mix.) 25 pelleted seed for $1.50.

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Petunia x hybrida ‘Ultra series, Red Star’ PetURS
This petunia was an AAS winner in 1988 and I can see why. The red and white blooms are outstanding. 25 pelleted seed for $1.50.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPetunia x hybrida ‘Ultra series, Rose Star’ PetURoS
Grew this this year (2015,) and like the other Ultra Stars it is a great performer.
25 pelleted seed for $1.50.




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Petunia x hybrida ‘Ultra series, Burgundy’ PetUBur
This purpley wine red flower with deeper veins is quite stunning in person. I tried to take photos of it all season but my camera will not capture the color. The breeder’s photo to the right doesn’t either. suffice it to say it is much better in person. Petunias like this are also very attractive to hummingbirds. 25 pelleted seed for $1.50.

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Petunia pendulata ‘Trailblazer Mix’ PetTMix
The most economical cascading type petunia I could find, and I know many of you want them. These types in general are very expensive by seed. Trailblazers spread to about 18″, perfect for pots and hanging baskets. Colors cover a wide range including stripes and bi-colors (it used to come in purple only, but now there are many colors,) would love to see pics of your blooming plants!
25 seeds pelleted for $2.00.




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Petunia exserta PetExs
This fairly rare petunia is a hummingbird magnet. I don’t think it is for sale elsewhere. The name comes from the protruding stigmas. The photo from late June shows how quickly it starts to bloom, and it does get fuller as summer progresses. I was able to over winter a plant this past year (which is quite feat for me) so it is a tropical climate perennial. 25 seeds for $2.00.




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petunia antiquePetunia superbissima ‘Fluffy Ruffles’ PetFluf
If you’ve been looking for “California Giants”, the famed Petunia of the past, this is as close as you are going to get. I was happy to find these seeds. This mix is full of big flowers that are exuberantly ruffled and veined, and many have deeply colored throats. The plants spread to about 18″ and are great in planters.
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Petunia integrifolia aka Petunia violacea (Wild Petunia) Z9 PetWild
This is the South American species that modern petunias are descendant from. The 2″ glowing purplish magenta flowers are born in abundance all season. Spreading to about 2 feet, they look sort of like a wild form of purple wave petunias, and they are way cheaper. I tried to take photos many times this season, but my camera does not photograph this color at all!  The photo is neat because of the hummingbird moth that I photographed (click to enlarge,)  but do not expect that color from the plants. It is much deeper and vibrant in person.  100++ seed for $1.00.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPhacelia campanularia (California Bluebells) PhCamp
This short annual is a N. American native and has true blue flowers. It is best know for putting on a pretty late spring/early summer show. So planting in a sunny border that need a boost in spring before the summer show is the best spot for this cutie. Sprinkling the seed where you want it to grow in late winter works as long as mulch is not too heavy Also start indoors early, or WSing and planting out when in still the seedling stage would work great too. 100++ seeds for $1.00.

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phaceliaPhacelia tanacetifolia (Fiddleneck aka  Lacy Phacelia) PhTana
This is a neat looking annual and it is also a an excellent plant for beneficial insects. The lavender blue flower clusters are in a curled fiddleneck shape hence the one nickname, and of course the other nickname is from the feathery foliage. It is an easy to grow, and I think kids would love it because of the unusual bloom clusters.  Attracts butterflies. It is native to the western US. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Phaseolus coccineus (SCARLET RUNNER Beans) are now located on the Buy BEANS Seed Page.
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phloxdrummondiimixPhlox drummondii ‘Cecily Mix PhlCeM
This a very pretty pastel mix of flowers with many having darker eyes. The plants grow to about a foot tall and are good in the border or containers. Sun to part shade. 100 seeds for $1.25.




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PhloxdrummondiiSugarStarsPhlox drummondi ‘Sugar Stars PhlSuS
This variety should be more well know here in the USA. The assorted shades of purple blue with the center white stars are very attractive. Photo is from Fleuroselect. 100 seeds for $1.75.




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pholoxtwinklePhlox drummondii ‘Twinkle Mix’ (Annual Phlox) PhlTM
This is a great looking mix!The short plants are covered in large clusters of starry flowers. The mix contains many colors, solid and bi-color. The photo is courtesy of customer Blake S. Take a look at other variations in the photos on PlantFiles on Dave’s Garden. Sun. 100 seeds for $1.25.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPortulaca ‘Magic Carpet Double Mix’ (Moss Rose)
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The flowers in this mix come in a wider range of colors, rose, apricot, white, yellow, etc. The succulent like leaves are reminiscent of ground cover sedum, and make an excellent contrast to large leafed companions. Portulaca are great low growing annuals for hot dry spots along the edge of a border. They are also excellent for containers. They can survive poor watering habits. Full sun. 100+ for $1.25.

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Portulaca grandiflora ‘Ruby Jewel’ (Moss Rose) PortRuby
This is a rare old variety. The large single flowers are an intense ruby violet. The succulent like leaves are reminiscent of ground cover sedum, and make an excellent contrast to large leafed companions. Portulaca are great low growing annuals for hot dry spots along the edge of a border. They are also excellent for containers. They can survive poor watering habits. 50+ seeds for $1.50.

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rehmanniaRehmannia elata aka R. angulata (Chinese Foxglove) Z7 Rehman
I grew this one some time ago and really liked it. To see photos on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. The plants grow to about 3′ tall and the pink flowers do look like foxglove flowers, but with lips. The shade of pink can vary on plants. It is listed as for full sun, but it grows well in part shade. I actually had it in a pot on the corner of the porch. Down south, this is a perennial, but it does not survive a hard winter like we have up here. 100 seeds for $1.75.
Sorry, now out of stock until Fall 2016.
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sweetmignonetteReseda odorata (SWEET MIGNONETTE) ResOdo
This heirloom cottage garden plant is known for its sweetly scented flowers. They unfortunately are not very pretty at all! The blooms are small and insignificant. The old seed packet to the left makes them look sort of big, but they really aren’t. Luckily, the plants are small and they can be tucked around other more attractive plants so they fade into the background while giving off their wonderful fragrance. They grow 1-2′ tall. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARudbeckia hirta Double Gloriosa Daisy RudDGD
This is a very pretty not often seen version of Gloriosa Daisy. Being an old fashion OP, there is variation in the amount of doubling in the seedlings as you can see in the pic (Click to enlarge) most will doubled, but there are a few singles in there. Plants grow to about 30″. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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rudbeckiaindian3Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’ RudInS
This beauty is a standout in for the summer-fall border. I remember how I was drawn to it the first time I saw it in bloom, and I have to admit I’m not big on yellow, but I had to have it! It grow to about 3′ or so and the blooms are quite large, 4-7″. 1995 AAS winner. 50 seeds for $2.00.




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Rudbeckia hirta ‘Irish Eyes’ RudIEyes
This is another beautiful gloriosa daisy. Instead of the typical brown eyes, the blooms sport green ones. To see photos on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. The plants grow up to 3′. If you are wondering why I have listed all the R. hirtas in the annual section, it is because they do bloom their first year and they are not reliably perennial like other species of rudbeckia. You might get lucky and have them last more than a year if happy. They do reseed. If you are a heavy mulcher, I recommend saving seed and sowing again to ensure future plants. 50 seeds for $1.50.

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Rudbeckia hirta ‘Marmalade RudMar
This cultivar is like a short ‘Indian Summer’ so it still has the same large flowers, but is only 1 1/2 to 2′ tall instead 3′. To see blooms on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 100 seeds for $1.25.




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Rudbeckia hirta ‘Sputnik’ RudSpu
This variety has large yellow blooms with a nice big dark eye ring. It is very striking. To see a photos of a planting along with some other great Rudbeckia hirta photos, Click Here. Plants grow to about 30″ tall. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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rudbeckiatrilobaRudbeckia triloba (Brown Eyed Susan) Z3 RudTri
This is a very pretty rudbeckia. I remember them blooming in the fields near my childhood home. It is biennial/short live perennial so I have it listed here with the R. hirta cultivars instead of on the perennial page. It was is growing in clumps along the path to the farm where I grew beans this year (2013,) and I really liked the way it looked, and I decided to carry it.  It was growing in part shade there so it does handle a wide variety of conditions. It averages about 3′ tall. Native American. Photo courtesy of a gardening friend, K. Steinmeyer.
75 seeds for $1.00.




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Salpiglossis sinuata ‘Black Trumpets (Velvet Flower aka Painted Tongue) SalpBT
For those of you that love dark flowers, this cultivar has deep velvety burgundy blooms. 20″ tall. 75 seeds for $1.50.




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salpiglossisSalpiglossis grandiflora ‘Finest Mix’ (Velvet Flower aka Painted Tongue) SalpFM
I grew this plant at the request of Rae, a customer down in TX, who though I would like it. I had never grown it before. The pics never did anything for me, and the name surely didn’t. Even the common name painted tongue is not appealing. But I grew it, and I liked it very much.  They come in a wide array of colors, and the blooms are often a mix of colors within themselves. I should of tried this one sooner! They should be called kaleidoscope flower. I found out recently from a customer a better common for this plant is Velvet Flower so I’ve added that to the title. The plants grow to 3′ tall. Full sun. 75 seeds for $1.50.




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Salvia coccinea (Red Texas/Scarlet Sage) Z8 SalCoc
This is the original native American species of which the cultivars to follow are derived from. It grows larger than the cultivars shown below ranging anywhere from 2-4′. It is of course an excellent hummingbird plant with its bright red blooms. It is for full sun and is drought tolerant. You can grow it in a pot like the cultivars, but you will  of course need a larger pot. 50+ seeds for $1.25.




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Salvia coccinea ‘Coral Nymph’ Z8 SalCNy
This is a two toned coral/light pink version of Red Texas Sage. The plants average about 2′ tall. They grow well in pots. Hummingbird attractor. Sun. 25 seed for $1.25.




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Salvia coccinea ‘Lady in Red’ Z8 SalLIR
The bright red flowers are small but born in profusion on spikes from summer until frost. The plants average about 2′ tall. They grow well in pots. Hummingbird attractor. Sun. 1992 AAS winner. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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Salvia coccinea ‘Snow Nymph’ SalSNy
This is the pure white version. It pumps out blooms just like its counter parts. The plants average about 2′ tall. They grow well in pots. Hummingbird attractor. Sun. 25+ seeds for $1.25.




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Salvia coccinea Mix SalCoMix
Can’t decide which Salvia coccinea cultivar (no wild S. coccinea included) to grow and some of each sounds good? Then this is for you 50+ seeds for $1.75.





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Salvia farinacea (Mealycup Sage) Z7/8 SalFar
This is a beautiful blue sage. It is the native American species from which ‘Victoria Blue’ is derived. The nickname Mealycup comes from the fuzzy white in the sepals. It grows 2-3′ tall. It is a hummingbird attractor. For full sun. It is drought tolerant. It can be grown in pots, but as with anything large, proper pot size is important. 50++ seeds for $1.25.



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Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’  Z7/8  SalViB
This is an excellent plant for pots and the front of full sun borders. It is drought tolerant, compact, and long blooming. I’ve tried other S. Farinacea cultivars, but I’ve always come back to this one. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Salvia roemeriana aka ‘Hot Trumpets’ Salvia aka Cedar Sage Z8 SalRoe
This short, no more than a foot tall, plant has bold bright red flowers. To see photos Click Here. It is native to Texas and from what I’ve read, it likes shade down there, in fact the shade of cedar trees hence the nickname Cedar Sage. Up north it probably would be best for part sun and maybe even full sun. Hummingbird attractor. 25 seeds for $1.50.

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Salvia patens ‘Blue Angel’ (Gentian Sage) Z8 SalBluA
As you’ve probably already know, I’m a sucker for blue flowers, and I love this plant. These flowers are blue blue! They are also quite large for a salvia, definitely a hummingbird attractor. Though they are always blooming once summer hits, the flowers are not born in great abundance. I recommend planting a couple together for better visual impact. The plants grow to a little over 2 feet and need full sun. They are excellent in pots. 25 seeds for $2.00.

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salviabonfireOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASalvia splendens ‘Bonfire(Scarlet Sage) SalBon
This tried and true salvia has large panicles of hot red blooms so the name Bonfire is perfect for it. It looks great in pots or in the full sun border. Plants grow to about 2′ tall. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASalvia viridis ‘Blue Monday’ aka Salvia hormonium SalBMo
I saw pics of this one and had to offer it. It has beautifully colored deep blue blooms which are actually blue bracts. The bracts are so big they look like petals. It should be more well known! Plants grow to about 2′ tall. 25+ seeds for $1.50.




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Salvia viridis ‘Pink Sunday aka Salvia hormonium SalPSu
This is the bright pink version of Salvia viridis. To see a couple pics and get more info, Click Here. This variety was once known as ‘Pink Sundae’. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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Sanvitalia procumbens ‘Gold Braid (CREEPING ZINNIA) Sanvit
The nickname of this plant should be Creeping Rudbeckia as the flowers do look a lot like them as opposed to zinnia, in my opinion. It is a low growing spreading plant, good for the front of a sunny border or in planters. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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schizanthusSchizanthus pinnatus ‘Angel Wings‘ (Poor Man’s Orchid aka Butterfly Flower) SchAnW
I grew this mix a few years back in pots with other flowers as shown in the photo. The flowers are small but very colorful, and the plants bloom profusely. I think this is a great one for kids to grow. plants grow from 10-18″ tall. To see more pics from Google, Click Here. 75+ seeds for $1.50.




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SNAPDRAGONS (Antirrhinum) can be found on the Buy Annuals Seeds A-K page.
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Senecio elegans (Purple Groundsel aka Purple Ragwort) SenEle
When looking up another Senecio, I happened upon this plant. I think it is very pretty top with its purple daisy like flowers. It is drought tolerant full sun plant It grows to about 2′. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 100 seeds for $1.00.




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Spilanthes oleracea (TOOTHACHE Plant aka Eyeball Plant) is located on the Buy Herbs and Edible Flowers Page.
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StaticeFortressroseStatice ‘Fortress Rose(Limonium Sinuatum) StatFRo
This variety has vibrant bright pink flowers and grows 2 -2 1/2′ tall. Statice is great for flower bouquets.  The photo is from the breeder. Full Sun. I’ve listed statice here instead of under Limonium as it seems to be another flower very well known for its nickname instead of its Latin one. Until recently I thought statice was the Latin name! 75 seeds for $1.25.




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Statice ‘Supreme Apricot (Limonium Sinuatum) StatSAp
From the Supreme Statice Series, this is a very pretty color selection. Normally, you only see the dark blue statice from this series for sale, and I wanted to offer an alternative. Statice is a great plant for bouquets as they are an everlasting type flower. These will set off larger flowers perfectly. Sorry, I could not find a photo. The plants grow to about 20″. Full sun. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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Statice ‘Supreme Light Blue (Limonium Sinuatum) StatLBl
This one of course  is light blue, a great bouquet flower. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStatice ‘Bright Rose’ (Limonium suworowii aka Psylliostachys suworowii) StatBR
This is a very unusual Statice! Sometimes called Russian statice, the flower inflorescences look more like astilbe than statice. My photo isn’t the best. To see the photo results of googling Limonium suworowii, Click Here. It looks great in the garden and also as a dried flower. Plants grow to about 20″. Full sun. 100 seeds for $1.50.




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StreptocarpusCapeCoolMixStreptocarpus ‘Cape Cool Mix (Cape Primrose) StrCCM
This mix of streptocarpus has very pretty flowers in shades of blue, pink, and white that have an orchid type appearance to them. Streptocarpus are related to African Violets and should be grown as house plants in the same manner, but I have grown them many a time during the summer in the shade of my front porch. Photo is from the breeder  Floranova. 25 pelleted seeds for $2.00.




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Strophostyles helvola (Trailing Wild Bean aka Amberique-Bean) StropH
This native annual vine is not overly showy, but the plant is probably useful for attracting insects. The twining stems will grow up and around other plants, but they are not overly aggressive; they will not choke out other plants. When I originally obtained seeds, they came with innoculant, but I’ve found them to grow just fine and not need it to get started here. It is possible that in places where members of the bean family have not grown in along time they may need innoculant. 15 seeds for $1.50.

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Ornamental annual SUNFLOWERS (Helianthus annus) can be found on the Buy ANNUALS A-K page.

Large seeded eating SUNFLOWERS (Helianthus annus) can be found the Buy Herbs, Lettuce, and Edible Flowers page.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATecoma capensis (Red Cape Honeysuckle) aka Tecomaria capensis Z9 TecCap
This plant despite it common name is not related to Honeysuckle (lonicera.) It is also not Red Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans.) It seems some people misidentify it as that, and though it is a distant relative, it does not send up runners way away from the plant like Red Trumpet Vine does. Ok, now that that is out the way. This is a vining shrub type of plant. It does sort of support itself, but it will send out long runners that could use support. The bright red blooms are very show and attractive to hummingbirds of course. Tecoma capensis is originally from Africa. 25 seeds for $2.00.




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Tecoma stans var. stans (Yellow Bells) Z9 TecSta
This shrub/small tree is quite showy with its cheery yellow trumpet shaped blooms. It is evergreen in tropical climates, and will lose it leaves in cold weather(zone9) Like zone 9 is cold! but it is all relative to a tropical plant. 25 seeds for $1.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThunbergia alata (Black Eyed Susan Vine) Mix Z9 ThunAla
This is a mix of yellow, orange, and white flowers with black eyes. The vines grow to about 7′. They can be trained up supports or left to hang out of baskets. Sun to part shade. I’ve grown them a couple times in containers in part shade from the porch, and they’ve done very well. 25+ seeds for $1.75.




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Tithonia rotundifolia (Tithonia speciosa) ‘Torch’ (Mexican Sunflower) Tithon
This butterfly attracting annual gets quite big growing to about 5′. The bright flowers are quite showy and stand out from a distance. Full Sun. 1951 AAS winner. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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Tithonia rotundifolia ‘Yellow Torch’ (Mexican Sunflower) TithYT
The color of this flower really is an apricot, and the more it blooms the more attractive I find it. My plants have grown to about 3 1/2 feet. They come on strong in the late summer/fall border, excellent. Butterfly attractor. Full Sun. 50 seeds for $1.75.




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bluelaceflowerOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATrachymene caerulea aka Didiscus caeruleus ‘Lacy Blue’ (BLUE LACE FLOWER) TracLB
This plants flowers look like baby blue Queen’s Anne Lace flowers, very pretty, not very well known but should be. The plants grow to about 2′ tall. Starting here up north in the spring, they are a bit late to get going and start blooming in late summer. For earlier bloom, I recommend starting indoors. To see more pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. It is a great cut flower too. 50+ seed for $1.25.




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canarybirdflowerTropaeolum peregrinum (CANARY BIRD VINE) Z9 TroPer
This is a small climber to about 10′. It has the neatest looking yellow flowers that do look like little birds with their wings spread.To see a nice close up pic Click Here. 15 seeds for $1.75.

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Verbena bonariensis (Verbena-on-a-Stick aka Purpletop Vervain) Z7 VerbBo
This plant sports 2″ lilac flower clusters atop 36-48″ tall thin stems in late summer. Leaving the flower heads to ripen with seed will assure this plant will self sow in your garden. Some people may not like this habit, but I love it. Verbena are easy to remove unwanted seedlings of so I don’t consider it a nuisance. Attracts butterflies. Sun. You can see other pics at PlantFiles. 100 seed for $1.25.




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Verbena tenuisecta ‘Desert Jewels Mix’ (Moss Verbena) Z8? VerTMix
This is a great trailer for the front of a border or out of a planter. The attractive foliage is lacy. The flowers bloom in lilac clusters as shown but also assorted shade of pink, and white. Drought tolerant. Self-sows. Butterfly attractor. Sun. 100 seeds for $1.25




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Viola cornuta ‘Blue Perfection Z5 vioBP
This is an adorable little flower. The blooms are a bright sky blue with a tiny yellow spot in the middle. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. Started inside in the winter or winter sown and planted in the garden while still fairly cold out, they will start blooming early in spring. Though technically a first year blooming perennial, people often treat violas as annuals using them as bedding plants or in containers, and they are short lived perennials so I’m listing them here. Also some people don’t like violas and violets because of their tendency to re-seed. I don’t mind it at all. They are tiny little things, not bullies crowding out other plants, and with my rabbit problems, I’ll never have too many. The flowers are edible for us humans too. 75 seeds for $1.50.




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Viola cornuta ‘King Henry’ aka ‘Blue Elf’ Z4 VioKiH
King Henry has been around for a long time and it’s flowers are easily recognizable. They are a deep blue purple with a blue violet center marked with a yellow eye. Started inside in the winter or winter sown and planted in the garden while still fairly cold out, they will start blooming early in spring. Though technically a first year blooming perennial, people often treat violas as annuals using them as bedding plants or in containers, and they are short lived perennials so I’m listing them here. Also some people don’t like violas and violets because of their tendency to re-seed. I don’t mind it at all. They are tiny little cuties, not bullies crowding out other plants, and with my rabbit problems, I’ll never have too many. The flowers are edible for us humans too. 75+ seeds for $1.50.




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ViolaVelourPurpleWingViola ‘Velour Purple Wing VioVPW
The is a very neat viola. The contrast between the yellow and the dark purple is quite striking. Photo is from the breeder, Floranova. 50 seeds for $2.25.




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Viola x williamsiana ‘Brush Strokes VioBrS
I’m sorry I could not get Bowles Black this year, but I did find this one with wild looking striped flowers in assorted colors. It looks super cool. Click Here to go to a gardener’s blog with photos of the variations. 75 seeds for $2.00.




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zinniabedderlilacroseZinnia ‘Bedder Lilac RoseZinBLR
This is a brand new OP variety introduced in 2014 out of Europe so I can not find much info on it. I think it looks like a winner. The breeder description is “compact (12″) and mound shaped plant, covered in lilac rose flowers.” Photo is from breeder.
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Zinnia ‘Benary’s Giant Coral’ ZinBCor
I think this coral is a nice color for a summer border. Benary varieties grow 3-4 feet tall and have large double 4-5″ blooms. They make great cut flowers. As with all Zinnia, they attract butterflies. Full sun. Photo is from the Benary Breeder. 25 seeds for $2.00.




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Zinnia ‘Benary’s Giant Wine’ ZinBWine
This is a beautiful new dark variety. Benary varieties grow 3-4 feet tall and have large double 4-5″ blooms. They make great cut flowers. Full sun. Photo is from the Benary Breeder’s site. 25 seeds for $2.00.

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Zinnia ‘Burpeeana Giants Mix’ ZinBGM
I love the look of these Zinnias! The cactus dahlia type blooms are big(to 6″) and come in a wide range of colors. They look amazing in big late summer bouquets. The plants grow to about 2′. Butterfly attractor. Full sun. 50+ seeds for $1.50.

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Zinnia ‘Candy Mix ZinCMix
This is a really cool looking flower mix (not to be confused with “Candy Cane Mix” which looks similar to ‘Peppermint StickMix’ that we do sell.) The flowers stamens double up to create a full puffy middle looking like those newer double Echinaceas (Coneflowers.) To see pics from Dave’s Garden, Click Here and Click Here. 50 seeds for $2.00.




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Zinnia ‘Envy’ aka ‘Green Envy’ ZinEnv
By customer request~ For those of you who love the unusual, this is a chartreuse green variety. The plants are 2-3′ tall and 3-4″ flowers. 75 seeds for $1.50.

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Zinnia ‘Giant Dahlia Flowered Mix’ ZinDFM
This is another great zinnia mix. It has the traditional dahlia flower form in wide range of colors. The large flowers bloom atop stems that grow 2-3′ tall. Photo with butterfly courtesy of customer A. Main of MN. 100+ seed for $1.50.

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Zinnia ‘Giant Dahlia Flowered Pink’ ZinGDFP
This is a medium shade of pink flower offered singly from the Dahlia Flowered mix above. 75 seeds for $1.50.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAZinnia ‘Giant Dahlia Flowered Purple ZinGDPu
This is my personal favorite of the single colored dahlia flowered though it is not a grapey purple, it is still really pretty. 75+ seeds for $1.50.




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Zinnia ‘Giant Dahlia Flowered Scarlet’ ZinGDFS
This is a nice big red zinnia offered singly from the Dahlia Flowered mix described above. 75+ seeds for $1.50.

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Zinnia-elegans-Mazurkia2Zinnia ‘Mazurkia ZinMaz
This is a great newer OP variety. Colors may not be a uniform as the photo, but all beautiful nontheless.
Photos is from Fleuroselect. 50 seeds for $2.00.




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Zinnia ‘Peppermint Stick Mix ZinPSM
By customer request~ This really neat mix includes wildly striped flowers of various color combos including red and white, pink and red, yellow and red, etc. To see photos on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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Zinnia ‘Thumbelina Mix’ ZinThumb
The cute plants of this mix stay very short to about 6-8″. They are excellent for edging a border or in pots, anywhere you need a pick me up of color. The mix contains shades of pink, red, yellow, and white. 75 seeds for $1.50.

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Zinnia ‘Whirligig ZinWhi
This is another terrific mix. The flowers with single to double petaled blooms have rings of color to create a really cool effect. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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  • remy says:

    Hi Wallace,
    I have run into tomato photo theft so now I have them all watermarked. Some of the flowers are also watermarked, but they seem to not be as desirable as often as the tomatoes. Before the watermarks, most companies removed them on request, and the one that didn’t was reported by people I know. My customers and friends are good loyal people! Their site was taken down, because it against the rules of the hosting service company to steal content and make it look as if it is your own.
    I’ve not had anyone try to steal what I’ve written, and I hope they don’t. Most companies cut and paste the same info as other catalogs, and maybe I’m not big enough to get plagiarized yet. If someone did copy me, it would stick out like a sore thumb since I write the way I talk. I have a feeling though it would be very similar to when the photos were stolen. The offending company would get many complaints from people who frequent here, and the content would be removed. If they did not comply
    they would be at risk of loosing their site as the tomato photo thief did.
    Remy

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