Apr
02
2014

Buy PERENNIAL Flower Seeds A-K

a late spring border with Lychnis, Myosotis, Centaurea, Armeria, and Iris

 

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BIENNIALS are offered on the Buy Biennial Seed page.

ANNUALS and TENDER Perennials(zone 7-11) are offered on the
Buy Annual Seed A-K page and the Buy ANNUAL Seed L-Z page.

PERENNIALS L-Z can be found on the Buy PERENNIALS L-Z page.
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Perennials offered on this page are cold hardy(Zone 6 and lower.) To see the UDSA Zone Map, Click Here. I will write zones found from plant description sources, but I can not vouch from experience lower than zone 6. Also often times other winter conditions like poor drainage or attacks from evil rodents or deer can do more damage than actual cold! If you have experience in a colder zone with any of the plants listed, let me know.(I received a lovely letter from Ruby W. a zone 2/3(to -40) gardener with experience on a few genera and add her info.)

IMPORTANT~As stated on the General Info page, we recommend WSing (WINTER SOWING) for germination of hardy perennials.
MANY PERENNIALS WILL NOT GERMINATE (or not germinate as well) WITHOUT A STRATIFICATION PERIOD.

Tom Clothier has a great germination site. The Ontario Rock Garden & Hardy Plant Society also has an excellent germination guide.

All flower photo thumbnails are clickable to enlarge.
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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On to to the shopping….
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VIEW ITEMS IN YOUR SHOPPING CART:

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Aconitum napellus (MONKSHOOD) Z4 AcoNap
This is a plant that I just love. The spikes of dark blue flowers are so pretty. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. I’ve have very good success Winter Sowing the seeds of Monkshood. (They need to go through winter for good germination.) My problem is the dogs trampling them once transplanted into the garden! The leaves have a delphinium/geranium look to them. In late summer the flower stalks come up. They need good soil that isn’t hot and dry in summer to do their best. 30 seeds for $2.00.




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Agastache aurantiaca ‘Fragrant Delight Mix’ (Hummingbird Mint) Z6 AgaFDMix
I was first turned on to agastaches by my hummingbird loving friend, Penny, who is a moderator over on The Hummingbird Forum. If you don’t know about them yourself, they are sun loving plants with wonderfully aromatic foliage that bloom from mid-summer until frost. Except for Agastache rugosa, all species of agastache are native to North America. Depending on the cultivar, the foliage scent can vary from minty to licorice to fruity. The flowers of course are a thin tubular shape to attract the birds. Though mint is in the nickname, this is for scent only, not plant habit. They are not invasive in the least. They often are short lived so it is best to let them drop seed or save some for future planting. They can be used as annuals in pots since they will bloom the first year.
In this mix the plants grow to about 2′, 14″ in a pot. The flowers range from raspberry to lilac to orange. 25 seeds for $1.25.

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Agastache aurantiaca ‘Lilac Sprite’ Z6  AgaLSp
This is a small plant to about  16″ tall. In summer it gets covered in spikes of pastel lilac and apricot. As with the other varieties, the foliage smells great. 25 seeds for $1.75.




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Agastache cana ‘Heather Queen’ Z6/7 AgaHQu
This is another excellent agastache cultivar. This one has lavender pink blooms, and as with other varieties, the foliage is fragrant and is a hummingbird attractor. 25 seeds for $1.50.




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Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop) cultivars can be found on the Buy Herb and Lettuce Seed page..

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Agastache rupestris ‘Apache Sunset’ (Sunset/Threadleaf/Rootbeer Hyssop aka Licorice Mint) Z5 AgaASun
This selection of the southwest native has silvery foliage that is rootbeer scented. I like to plant agastaches in areas that I walk past so I can pet them and release the scent. The flowers are a blend of colors from rose to orange hence the sunset name. It grows to almost 2′. It is cold hardy maybe even to zone 4, but does not like winter wet so it may be difficult to overwinter in damper areas. It is well worth growing even if you treat as an annual. 25 seeds for $1.75.

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Alcea ficifolia (Figleaf Hollyhock) Short Pink Z4 HHPink
This old fashion heirloom hollyhock is a perennial kind. It grows only to about 4 feet the second year. In subsequent years it will get a bit taller to 6′ or so, but still needs no staking. It starts blooming with the Asiatic lilies and keeps on going all summer. Though it has no cultivar name, it is a keeper! Full sun. 25 seeds for $1.25. LIMIT ONE per customer.
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Antwerp Hollyhocks Alcea ficifolia (Fig Leaf) Z HHAnt
This is a mix of many colors of the perennial type hollyhock. It is similar to the pink hollyhock described above, but a bit taller at about 6′ tall. 50 seeds for $1.00.

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Other HOLLYHOCKS (Alcea rosea) can be found on the Buy BIENNIAL Flower Seed page.
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Allium christophii aka A. albopilosum (Star of Persia)Z4 AllChr
The steely lavender blue flowers are small, but they are in large umbels 10″ so they make an impressive statement in late spring. Plants vary from 1-2′ tall and they go dormant after bloom. 50 seeds for $1.
I had terrible harvest of these seeds this year, but I know realize I have enough for a few packets. so this is short lived offer this year!
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Antennaria dioica ‘Rubra‘ (Pink Pussy Toes/Red Pussy Toes)
Z5/4 AnteRub
This is a great little cutie for the alpine garden or the front of a sunny border. The mini lamb’s ears type foliage make a nice mat, and then in late spring to early summer short spikes to about 6″ rise up that are topped with pink bloom heads. To see pics on Dave’s Garden CLICK HERE. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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aquilegiaAquilegia canadensis (Eastern/Canadian Columbine) Z AquCan
This is the well loved red and yellow native American species columbine. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has a nice page on it, Click Here. It is a great shade plant as all columbines are. This one though is an excellent beneficials attractor. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Aquilegia chrysantha (Yellow Columbine) Z3 AquChrys
This columbine is a large one growing up to 3 feet. The spring yellow flowers are also large with their long spurs. They have a very cool wind swept appearance. The foliage is a blue green giving it a different appearance than other columbines. Ok, I know my photo is awful. It was taken in the dark, but it is all I have for now. North American native. Part shade. 25 seeds for $1.25.

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Aquilegia (Columbine) Mckana Giant Mix Z3 AquMGM
Columbine is a shade garden favorite of mine. It blooms in late spring to early summer. The Mckana mix is a pretty assortment of colors and larger plants up to 30″ with larger flowers. The flowers have long spurs. To see an assortment of photos on Dave’s Garden PlantFiles Click Here. 1955 AAS winner. 50+ seeds for $1.50.

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Aquilegia oxysepala (Oriental Columbine) AquOxy
This Asian beauty is fairly uncommon and should be more well known. When I saw a pic, I was quite enamored. Google Pic results can be seen by Clicking Here. The pendant flowers outer petals are a purple remiscent of Fritillarias and the inner petals are a creamy white. Part shade. 30+ seeds for $1.50.

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Aquilegia vulgaris (Columbine) ‘Blue Barlow’ Z3 AquBluB
The deep violet blue double flowers of this variety are beautiful. Having no spurs, they are often not recognized as columbine when people see them for the first time, and believe me people will comment on them. Spring blooming. Part shade. 25 seeds for $1.75.

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Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Tower Blue’ Z4 AquToB
This is another gorgeous columbine. To see Google pics Click Here. Spring blooming. Part shade. 25 seeds for $1.75.
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Aquilegia ‘Tower Pink Z4 AquToP
Same as the blue listed above, but in a old rose pink. 25 seeds for $1.75.




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Aquliegia  vulgaris ‘William Guinness’ Z4 AquWGu
This is a really cool looking columbine. Well all columbines are really neat looking to to me, but a friend posted a pic of this one, and I of course made that oooo noise of when I see a plant I like. The flowers are very dark purple like black and white. The contrast is quite striking. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. 25 seeds for $1.75.




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Armeria maritima (Sea Thrift) ‘Splendens’ Z3 ArmSpl
This little plant is perfect for the front of the border or rock garden. The grass-like foliage is evergreen. From it rises leafless stems with pink flower clusters atop them in late spring to early summer. (Please ignore the forget-me-not going to seed in the photo.) 30 seeds for $1.50.




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Aruncus aethusifolius (Dwarf Goat’s beard) Z4 ArunAe
I started this excellent shade garden plant by winter sowing a few years ago. This is a petite version of goat’s beard. It only grows 10-16″ tall.(The regular version grow to about 5 feet tall.) It has ferny leaves and is topped by creamy white plumes of flowers in late spring/early summer. Sorry my pic is not better. The aruncus is growing at the base of a large rose and it is hard to get in there and get a good shot. 50 seeds for $1.75.

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Aruncus dioicus (GOAT’S BEARD) Z4/3 ArunDi
By customer request~ This well known stately perennial garden plant is also a native of the US. Blooming in late spring to early summer, it looks like a giant astilbe to about 5-6′ with creamy white blooms. It is hard to miss. In fact I sometimes see it growing wild, and for a long time wrongly thought it was a garden escapee. For part sun to part shade in good soil, not for a hot dry garden. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) Z3 AscIn
This is too pretty and tame of a flower to have weed in its name. It does not send runners all over like the common milkweed. It behave rather well, and it blooms in late summer when color is needed in the perennial border. Here it grows to 3-3 1/2′ tall, but it can be variable in size sometimes listed to 6′. It doesn’t need a swamp to thrive. If you have a full sun location that holds a moisture and many plants don’t do well in that spot, try this flower. N. American native. 25+ seeds for $1.




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Gomphocarpus physocarpus aka Asclepias physocarpa (HAIRY BALLS) is located on the Buy ANNUAL Seed A-K page.
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Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed) Z3 AscSpe
This native American butterfly attractor grows to about 3′ tall and has large flowerheads of light pink flowers. It is reminiscent of Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) but it is more tame. It still does spread buy runners, but it is easier to control. 25+ seeds for $1.00.

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Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) Z4(Z3 in drier locations) AscTub
This is another butterfly attracting milkweed. Mid to late summer blooming, it has bright orange flower heads. The plants are about 3′ tall and are reported to be drought tolerant. N. American native. 25+ seeds for $1.00.

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Aster Alpinus Mix Z3? AsAlpM
These little 6-12″ plants have flowers in blue, lavender, or white. The daisy type flowers are very showy for the plants small stature. Perfect for the rock garden or edge of a border. 50+ seeds for $1.50.

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Aster azureus aka Symphyotrichum oolentangiensis (Sky Blue Aster) Z3 AsAzu
I love this aster. It has the prettiest light blue flowers in the fall. It doesn’t get too tall for me at about 2′, but I’ve read it can get to 3′. It has behaved well in my dry sun border. It is a N. American native. This perennial aster’s germination rate is normally lower than many other perennials at about 60% so more seed is offered in a packet and sow more than needed. 150+ seeds for $1.25.

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Aster laevis (Smooth Blue Aster) aka Symphyotrichum laeve Z3 AsLae
This native American aster has very pretty blue flowers that I always recognize when they come into bloom in the fall. The nickname smooth comes from the leaves that are smooth and different than many other native asters. Please excuse the poor photo quality. They are of a wild plant taken roadside on a windy fall day. I’m not sure why botanists had to change the genus name of aster to something so long and difficult to spell and remember. Ok so all asters are not the same as once thought and should be separated into different genuses. I get that, but pick a Latin word that rolls off the tongue! I’m being a stubborn woman and sticking with aster. 150+ seeds for $1.25.

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Aster novi belgii Mix (New York Aster) Z3 AsNBM
This Mix has shades of purple blue, white, and pink. The plants grow to 4′ tall and are cover in flowers come late summer-fall. They also make a good cut flower. Native American. 50 seeds for $1.75.




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Aster novae angliae ‘September Ruby’ aka ‘Septemberrubin’ (New England Aster aka Michaelmas Daisy) Z3 AsSRub
This cultivar of the northeastern US native is quite pretty. The flowers are a purple tinged pink. I think calling them ruby is a bit of a stretch, but the plant is definitely different and worth growing. To see photos on Dave’s Garden PlantFiles, Click Here. They grow to about 3′ tall and get covered in blooms in late summer/early fall. They are great in flower arrangements. Full sun. 50 seed for $1.75.

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Aster tongolensis ‘Wartburg Star’ (East Indies Aster) Z4 AsWStr
I have this aster growing in my garden, and it is quite nice looking. The plants are compact mats of foliage and when in bloom the violet blue flowers (They are a touch darker than in the photo which came out light because of the sun) are on stems about a foot tall, great for the front of a full sun border. They start blooming in late spring/early summer. 50 seeds for $1.50.

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Astilbe arendsii ‘Bella MixZ4 or 3 AstiBM
Astilbe are great shade plants. They can handle sun in good soil that does not dry out. This mix comes in a wide assortment of colors and plants grow to about 20″. Photo is from the breeder, Benary. 50 seeds for $2.00.




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Astilbe chinensis var. pumilla Z4 AstiPu
This is a terrific little plant for the part shade/shade garden. This dwarf grows to only about 10″ tall when in bloom. The blooms are light pink. To see photos on Dave’s Garden Click Here. It will slowly spread, and it is so nice you’ll wish it would spread quicker. It is happiest in moist soil. 50 seeds for $1.75.

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Balsamorhiza sagittata
(Arrowleaf Balsam Root) Z3 BalSag
This western US native is a sunflower relative with bright yellow 3″ flowers. The leaves are large and arrowhead shaped. It needs full sun and good drainage. Like Baptisia, it develops a long tap root so it is best to decide where you want them. Also like baptisia it will take awhile to come into its own, but it is definitely worth the wait. Click Here for a page with a description and good pics. It should be more well known. 30 seeds for $1.25.

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Baptisia australis (Blue False Indigo)Z3 BapAu
This perennial is shrub like in proportion. I remember the first time I saw one on the Gardener’s Journal TV show (from Canada with host Kathy Renwald for those of who might remember that great show.) I was wowed just seeing it on TV! I knew I had to have one. This year it has received the recognition it deserves as the Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial of 2010.
It doesn’t sprout until quite late, so it is a good perennial for spring bulbs. From sprouting late it really puts on growth fast reaching about 4′ and is in bloom by late spring. Unlike some early bloomers, the foliage stays pretty all season. This plant likes full sun and poor soil. Too much fertilizer and it flops. Though a peony ring would help that problem. Baptisia makes a long tap root, and is difficult to move a few years down the road, so pick your spot well just as you would for a shrub. N. American native. 30+ seeds for $1.


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Bergenia cordifolia (Heartleaf Bergenia aka Pigsqueak) Z4 Bergen
This is a low growing plant with large thick evergreen leaves reminding me more of a tropical succulent that a hardy perennial. It is in the Saxifraga family. The spikes of rose colored blooms come up in spring. They grow well in part shade. If in full sun, they need good soil that is mulched well. I sometimes see them listed as a ground cover, though they do spread, I would say they spread too slowly to be considered a groundcover, at least around here. 50 seeds for $2.00.



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Brimeura amethystina aka Hyacinthus amethystinus (Alpine Hyacinth)Z5 BrimA
This tiny jewel of a plant is a late spring bloomer with true blue blooms. It needs good drainage. It goes dormant after bloom. Good for the Alpine/Rock garden. 25+ seeds for $1.50.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACallirhoe involucrata (Poppy Mallow)
Z3 Callir
This is a sprawling plant for the front of a hot full sun border. Once established it is very drought tolerant so it is excellent for the xeriscape garden. It starts to bloom in late spring/early summer. The color is actually more of a bright purplish red than shown in the photo. Native American. 25 seeds for $2.00.
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Campanula Carpatica (Carpathian Harebell) Z3 CamCar
This popular bellflower works very well as an edger in full sun (good soil) and part shade. The upward facing violet blue flowers are very showy. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 100+ seeds for $1.25.
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Campanula cochlearifolia (Fairy Thimble Bellflower) Z5 CamCoc
This is an excellent plant for rock gardens or edging a border as they stay compact growing no more than 6″ tall. They have light blue bells starting in spring and continue blooming into summer. Needs good soil in full sun or part shade. To read a good write up at Paghat’s Garden, Click Here. 50 seeds for $1.50.



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Campanula glomerata (Clustered Bellflower) Z3 CamGlo
First off my photo is terrible. The color is all wrong. It should be a darker violet blue. Next year I have to work on getting a decent pic. Now that that is out of the way, it is a strong growing bellflower and a clump of it looks really nice in the border. The flowers do cluster around the stems which grow to about two feet. It blooms late spring to early summer. 100+ seeds for $1.25.
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Campanula lactiflora Mix Z CamLacM
The plants in the mix have flowers in light blue, pink, or white. C. Lactiflora is a fairly tall plant to at least 3′, and in summer it produces large clusters of small bell shaped flowers. It is a great companion for other plants. I had one for quite some time with a rose, and I loved the look and vistors would ask what it was. 75 seeds for $1.25.



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Campanula latifolia (Great Bellflower) Z3 maybe Z2 CamLat
I don’t know why this beauty isn’t more well known. It has large flowers and the stems are strong enough to support them. It blooms in late spring here. Like many campanulas, it likes well drained soil and partial shade. I have mine in a full sun border, but there is shading from a neighboring shrub so it doesn’t get the full brunt of the afternoon sun. It has never reseeded on me. I wish it would! Maybe in a shadier spot it would, but do not confuse this plant with any weedy species. 50+seeds for $1.
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Campanula persicifolia (Peach-leaf Bellflower) Z3 maybe Z2 CamPer
This bellflower has lance shaped basal leaves hence the nickname peach-leaf. From those leaves emerge flower stalks to 2 or 3 feet with good sized lavender blue flowers. Some people have written on garden sites that it is a self sowing nuisance, but I’ve never seen that, and I wonder if it is a mistaken identity with the weedy Campanula rapunculoides. Sun to part shade. 100+ seeds for $1.
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Campanula persicifolia alba CamPerW
Same as above, but with white bells.
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Campanula poscharskyana (Serbian Bellflower) Z3 CamPos
I’ve grown this ground cover for many years now. I have it in part shade in poor soil that becomes really dry in summer. In these conditions, it is an excellent plant. The plants get covered in star shaped violet blue flowers in early summer for a good length of time for a perennial. The plants are good for an edger especially in spots calling for something to cascade downward. I also do double duty with it by planting autumn crocus in the same location as shown in the photo to the right. The folliage is evergreen here, though I’ve read it is deciduous in colder climates. Not for the deep south. 50 seeds for $1.50.
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Campanula primulifolia (Spanish Bellflower) Z4 CamPri
The open star shaped blooms of this variety are so pretty with their dark eyes, definitely an ooh flower. The name primulifolia comes from the resemblance of the foliage to primula leaves. The flower stalks grow up about 1 1/2-2′. They bloom in summer. 50+ seeds for $2.00.
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Campanula pyramidalis
Z3 CamPyr
This is an amazing plant for a big border. The plants get quite huge growing a few feet wide and 4 feet tall. The blue flowers are open and run up along long stems in late spring/early summer. I found it to be a short lived perennial so either saving seed or letting it reseed are need to perpetuate it in the garden. 50 seeds for $1.25.



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Campanula rotundifolia ‘Olympica’ (Harebell) Z3 maybe Z2 CamRot
This delightful plant is covered in small bells all summer long. For how it blooms, you would think it is an annual! I find it is better suited to full sun than many other campanulas. 100+ seed for $1.50.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACaryopteris x clandonensis (Blue Mist aka Bluebeard) Z5 Caryop
I’ve had this shrub for quite some time, but I seem to be lacking in good quality pics. In the pic to the right, you can also see Phlox paniculata and Veronicastrum virginicum. That whole area is a haven for beneficals . To see a clearer photo on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. The cultivar the seeds are coming from is ‘Black Knight’ though I really can’t tell the cultivars apart except for the variegated ones. I guess Black Knight is suppose to have stronger flower color. This link (Click Here) has a good article on it. This is an excellent small shrub to about 3′ for a dry area. In zone 5 it can die back to the ground, but it blooms on new wood so that is ok. In late summer, it get covered with lilac blue flowers that are good for attracting butterflies. 25+ seeds for $1.00.



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Catananche caerulea (Cupid’s Dart) Z4 CatCae
This plant has 2″ blooms on multiple stems that rise about 2′ from basal foliage in summer. It is a good “see through” plant for full sun. The flowers are also great for arrangements. 25+ seeds for $1.25.




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Centaurea dealbata (Persian Cornflower) Z3 CenDeal
This basket flower is a great one for the full sun border. The leaves are ferny and the flowers are produced all summer long. It grows to about 2′ and will do well in poor soil. The name basket flower comes from the base of the flowers which looks like a woven basket. From top or bottom the flowers are very interesting to look at close up. This species is the well behaved cousin of some weedy relatives so don’t let the genus scare you off. It is also a butterfly attractor. 25 seeds for $1.50.



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Centranthus ruber coccineus (Red Valerian aka Jupiter’s Beard)
Z4 CentRub
This is the deepest colored of Centranthus available. It grows to about 2′ tall. It starts blooming in early summer and is a great punch of bright cherry red in the border. (Sorry for my bad photograph.) If deadheaded, it will bloom for a long time. It may reseed with abandon in some locations so removal of spent flower heads may be advisable anyway, but if you have the room, a large patch of them would be very pretty. They are drought tolerant. Though one common name is Red Valerian, it is not related to the white flowered herb Valerian, Valeriana officinalis which is for sale on the Buy Herb Seed page. Full sun. 50 seeds for $1.50.

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.Cerastium tomentosum (Snow In Summer) Z3 CerTom
This low growing sun lover has felt silver leaves that get covered in white blossom in late spring. So I’m not really sure where the common name came from! Even with this misnomer, it is a great plant for hot dry spots in the garden. Left to its own devices it will spread, but when encroached upon by other plants, it doesn’t travel. 50+ seeds for $1.00.
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Chrysanthemum coccineum ‘Robinson Mix (Painted Daisy) aka  Z5/4 ChrRoM
This is a terrible photo of a pretty flower.  The finely cut foliage is reminiscent of carrot foliage. The flower come in various shades of pink from light to deep rose. They bloom in late spring. For full sun. $1.25 for 100 seeds.



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Chrysanthemum indicum ‘Korean Hybrids Z ChrKoH
By customer request~ I was asked to find some fall mum seeds. This mix seemed to be the best quality for a decent price. The flower color has a wide range, pink, lavender, yellow, bronze, red, etc. The blooms are semi-double. Plants grow to about 18″ and from what I’ve read will bloom in the first year if started early. 50 seeds for $1.75.



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Codonopsis clematidea (Bonnet Bellflower aka Asian Bellflower) Z4 CodoCle
This campanula relative is a short (3′) twining climber with pale blue pendant bells. When you examine the flowers from the inside, they are really cool looking like a kaleidoscope. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. This plant does best in part shade with well drained soil. 30 seeds for $1.50.
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Codonopsis lanceolata (Bonnet Bellflower) Z6 CodoLa
This vine is better looking than my horrible flower photo shows. The only pics of them I took were in the dark and in a hurry. For a look at better photos on Rob’s Plants, Click Here. This vine can get fairly tall if happy. I’ve only had mine a couple years so it grew to oh about 6′. In late summer, the flowers appear. they are muted green color on the outside, but the curled edges give a hint of the purple interiors, very pretty. I have mine positioned so the roots are in a shaded well mulched area but the vine climbs into a sunny location so plant as you would clematis. 30 seeds for $1.50.



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Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Domino‘ Z4 maybe 3 CorDom
This coreopsis has golden yellow blooms with a red mark at the base of each petal making giving it nice interest. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. Plants grow to about 1 1/2 feet tall. For full sun and attracts butterflies. 50 seeds for $1.50.



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Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunray’ Z4 maybe 3 CorSun
When I saw this coreopsis for the first time I thought, ” Now that’s different!” The doubled blooms are a pleasing yellow shade, and they look like they’ve been trimmed with pinking shears. To see photos on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. This cultivar blooms for a long time especially when dead headed. The plants grow to about a foot and a half to 2 feet tall. They need good drainage and full sun. 50 seeds for $1.50.
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kenilworthivyCymbalaria muralis (Kenilworth Ivy aka Ivy-leaved toadflax) Z5 Cymbal
I have a confession to make, I always though this plant was an annual that was good for trailing out of containers. I had no idea it was actually a hardy perennial. The leaves are scalloped giving them a shape reminiscent of ivy, and the flowers are small lilac blue, toadflax like flowers spotted yellow at their center. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. It naturally grows in crevices in rock walls and stone paths so it is good for rock gardens. It does well in part shade and is evergreen. 75 seeds for $1.25.



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Delosperma x cooperii ‘Table Mountain’ aka ‘John Proffitt’ (Ice Plant) Z4 DelTMtn
This is another plant I winter sowed a few years ago. The pic is is of one after I planted it out. Ice plants are quite neat. The succulent foliage is sedum like, but the flowers are daisy like. The flowers of this variety are bright hot pink. They require full sun and very good drainage. 50 seeds for $1.75.
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Delphinium belladonna ‘Clivedon Beauty’ Z4 maybe 3 DelCBea
This beauty has amazing sky blue flowers. The flower stalks rise to about 4′. Delphiniums must be grown in good soil that is well mulched so as to not dry out in summer. They are not for the deep south. 30+ seeds for $1.50.
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Delphinium belladonna ‘Bellamosum’ Z4 maybe 3 DelBel
This is a medium blue dephinium with a hint of purple, just beautiful. To see photos on Dave’s Garden Click Here. It grows 3-4′ tall. Delphiniums must be grown in good soil that is well mulched so as to not dry out in summer. They are not for the deep south. 30+ seeds for $1.50.



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Delphinium “Magic Fountains Cherry Blossom Z4 maybe 3 DelMFCB
This is a beautiful pastel rose delphinium in the Magic Fountain series. The plants grow 3-4′ tall. Delphiniums must be grown in good soil that is well mulched so as to not dry out in summer. They are not for the deep south.  30 seeds for $1.50.
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Dianthus caruthusianorum (Clustered/Caruthian Pink) Z5 DiaCar
This is an interesting species of pinks. The foliage is a low mat and from it arise leafless stems that are 12-16″ tall and topped with a cluster of bright pink flowers. It would look great in a rock garden! To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. This plant was named after the the monks of the Carthusian order in France. 75+ seeds for $1.25.



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Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Dwarf Fragrance Mix’ (CARNATION) Z6 diaDFM
This is is a color mix from white to pink to red of double carnations that bloom at about a foot tall. The great thing about this mix is the good fragrance. As you probably know those long stemmed florist’s carnations don’t have much of a scent. This mix can be grown as an annual. Full Sun. 100+ seeds for $1.25.

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Dianthus gratianopolitanus grandiflorus (Cheddar Pinks) Z3 DiaGrat
This plant does well in the rock garden or dry sunny border and seems to be easier to grow than many other dianthus species. The pastel pink flowers are fragrant! Truly enough so that as your walking by you wonder, “where is that scent coming from”? Being a low grower it doesn’t register at first that is where the scent is emanating from. When in full bloom the flowers almost completely obscure the blue green needle looking foliage. It does bloom for a long time. Another bonus is the foliage is evergreen. 50+ seeds for $1.25.
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Dianthus plumarius (Cottage Pinks) Z4 DiaPlu
This is a wonderfully scented old garden favorite. The blue green foliage is evergreen, and the flowers range in color from deep pink to white and have red eyes. They do well in regular to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. They need good drainage in winter. The nickname pinks I’ve read does not come from the color of the blooms, but from the fringed edges. The flowers look as if they’ve been cut with pinking shears. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 75+ seeds for $1.25.
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Dianthus ‘Rainbow Loveliness Mix Z3 DiaRLM
This mix will give you all kinds of pretty variations on a theme. When I got the one picture here, I was quite happy! The plants grow to about a foot and a half. For full sun and well drain soil. 50 seeds for $1.50.



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Dianthus Superbus (Fringed Pink) Z3 maybe Z2 DiaSup
This superb dianthus species not only looks good, it smells great too. The plants are 12-18″ tall, good for the front of a sunny border. It is definitely an “ooh what is that?!” plant. It can flower its first year if started early. The color is variable by plant between white and pink. It is a short lived species so let seed drop or collect seed to sow to ensure new plants. 75+ seed for $1.25.
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DIGITALIS (FOXGLOVE) Varieties are located on the Buy BIENNIAL Seed page.
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Draba borealis Z3? DraB
This is a tiny plant for the rock garden or trough. Unlike many draba that bloom yellow, this one blooms white in spring. 25+ seed for $1.25.

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Dracocephalum ruyschianum ‘Blue Dragon’ (Siberian Dragon’s Head) Z4 DracoBD
This is tough little plant good for the front of a full sun border or in a rock garden. It grows to about 1′ and the blue snapdragon-like flowers are very showy. The foliage is needle-like reminiscent of rosemary. It blooms in late spring/early summer. Sorry for the picture quality. 50 seeds for $1.50.



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Echinacea pallida (Pale Coneflower) Z3 EchPal
This is a neat version of our native purple coneflower. It has thin dangling petals giving a delicate appearance. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. It grows to about 3′ tall. Full sun. Finches love the seeds. Butterfly attractor. 50 seeds for $1.25.



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Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) ‘Bravado’ Z3 probably Z2 EchBrav
This purple coneflower variety boasts big 4-5″ blooms with petals that spread out from the center instead of hanging down giving the effect of rosy pink daisies. Plants grow about 3′ tall. Butterfly attractor. Full sun. Cultivar of a N. American native. 50 seeds for $1.25.
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Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower) ‘White Swan’ Z4 EchWS
This white cultivar of purple coneflower is a bit more restrained in growth and height. The bloom time and flower size are just as excellent as the common version. The flowers are 4-5″ and the plants average about 2′. The plants bloom from mid-summer through fall. Finches love the seeds. Full sun. Cultivar of a N. American native. 50 seeds for $1.25.
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Echinacea tennesseensis (Tennessee Conflower) Z3 EchTen
This is a lovely variation of coneflower. The petals spread out from the central cone as opposed to hanging downward like the regular E. purpurea species. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. It was on the endangered species list until recently. Thankfully it has made a comeback in its native US territory. 50 seeds for $1.50.



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Echinopsis ritro (Globe Thistle) Z Echino
I distinctly recall the first time I saw this plant. It was during the Garden Walk Buffalo when the walk was still relatively unknown.  The steely blue round thistle flower heads are quite striking. The plants have thistle looking leaves and in summer the plants gorw to about 3′ and are topped with the blue flowers. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE.  25 seeds for $ 1.25.



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Edraianthus tenuifolius (Grassy Bells) aka Wahlenbergia tenuifolia Z5 maybe 4? EdrTen
This rock garden plant is adorable. The foliage looks like grass, and from that comes petite blue bellflower type blooms that appear in clusters. Blooms in the summer. Does well growing in among rocks. To see pics on Rob’s Plants, Click Here. 50 seeds for $2.00.
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Erigeron speciousus ‘Blue Beauty (Fleabane) Z3 ErigBB
The flowers of this plant look like yellow eyed blue asters of fall, but they bloom in summer. The plants grow to about 2′ tall. For full sun. 50 seeds for $1.25.



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Erinus alpinus (Fairy Foxglove aka Alpine Liverbalm) Z4 Erinus
This is a very pretty alpine. It is very short growing mat forming plant to only 4″ at the most. When in bloom it gets covered with its lavender pink blooms. They bear no resemblance to foxgloves so I don’t know why the common name of Fairy Foxglove. The Seed Site (an excellent reference site) has a page on Erinus alpinus Click Here. 75 seeds for $1.50.
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Eryngium alpinum ‘Superbum’ (Alpine Sea Holly) Z5 maybe 4? EryAlp
Eryngium are cool looking plants. They have steely blue thistle looking flowers in the summer. This variety grows 2-3′ tall. To see Google pics, Click Here. Full sun and well drained soil. 25 seeds for $1.75.



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Erygium yuccafolium (Rattlesnake Master) Z3 EryYuc
This native American species is an impressive plant in the garden as it averages about 4′ tall. The blooms are white ball clusters, and leaves are long and lance shaped resembling yucca. To see pics and more info on the Illinois Wild Flower website, Click Here. Being a native plant it is an excellent beneficials attractor. 50+ seeds for $1.50.



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Eupatorium maculatum (Joe Pye Weed) aka Eutrochium maculatum Z4 EupMac
This is a well known native plant. (The botanists seem to have changed the name of this plant recently to Eutrochium.) In summer the tall plants to 6′ are topped with large heads of pink flower clusters.  I wish I had taken a pic of the stand of it near where I grow beans, next year hopefully. To see pics on Dave’s Garden,  CLICK HERE. If you have a large border or need a distant, back of the property focal point in summer, this is a terrific plant. Full sun. Butterfly attractor. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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Festuca glauca (Blue Fescue Grass) Z4 FestGl
This small (1′ to a 1 1/2′ tall) clumping grass is well known for its powder blue thin foliage. It is nice because it does not send out runners like some grasses. I’ve had it growing in a very dry spot with poor soil for some time now so I consider it very easy care here. I’m not much for grasses in general, but I like this one. In some locations, it can reseed so cut the seeds heads off if you do not want babies. 100+ seeds for $1.25.
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Gaillardia grandiflora ‘Burgundy’
(Blanket Flower aka Indian Blanket) Z4 GaiBur
I grew this variety a few yeas back and really loved it. The dogs unfortunately killed it, and I’ve been meaning to regrow it ever since. It is a nice strong red. It blooms for a long time and if the flowers are pinched, it will bloom until frost. Full sun. It will bloom first year from seed so it can be used as an annual. 30 seeds for $1.25.



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Gaillardia grandiflora ‘Goblin’ aka ‘Kobald’ (Blanket Flower aka Indian Blanket) Z3 GaiGob
There are quite a few gaillardia on the market in recent years. Choosing ones for sale was a bit tough. I decided on Goblin for some of the qualities it has. It about a foot tall so neither too short or too tall for a good bedding plant. The flowers are pretty being red with yellow tipped petals. They are large for the plant but not grotesquely so. It blooms for a long time and if the flowers are pinched, it will bloom until frost. Full sun. It will bloom first year from seed so it can be used as an annual. 30 seeds for $1.25.
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Gentiana cruciata ‘Blue Cross’
(Cross Gentian aka Star Gentian) Z3 GenBCr
I saw the gorgeous blue color of this plants flowers and had to get seeds for it. To see photos on Google Click Here. It seems to be fairly easy to grow compared to many gentians. It grows to about a foot tall. Part shade is best. For best sprouting results, Winter Sow. 50 seeds for $1.50.



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Gaura lindheimeri ‘The Bride’ (Appleblossom Grass aka Wand Flower) Z6(possibly colder) GauTBr
I love gaura. The fountain effect of the white in late summer is very much apreciated. Growing to about3′, it is a great plant for the dry border. As to its winter hardiness, I think wetness does it more damage than the cold. It can not over winter in soil that is not well drained. N. American native. 15 seeds for $1.25.



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Geranium pyrenaicum ‘Alba’ Z5 GerAl
This European species has delicate looking white flowers that float above very attractive foliage. The foliage like most geraniums stays that good looking all season. It is difficult to photograph white flowers even without a flash and on cloudy day. I took many pics trying to capture the beautiful faint veining but this photo will have to do for now. 15 seeds for $1.50.

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Geranium sanguineum (Bloody Cranesbill) Z3 GerSan
This is an old favorite of mine. It is one of the first perennials I ever bought, and the original plant is still going strong. It blooms in late spring, and looks great with blue iris. If sheared back, it will bloom again later. The finely cut foliage is attractive. Sun to part shade. 10 seeds for $1.25.
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Gypsophila repens ‘Rosea‘ (Creeping Pink Baby’s Breath) Z3 GypRos
This is good one for the rock garden or front of the border. It a mat forming plant that gets covered in pink blooms in early summer. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. 75 seeds for $1.25.



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Helenium autumnale ‘Red and Gold Hybrids’   Z4 HeleRGH
From unassuming foliage, these plants make quite the statement in the late summer/early fall sunny border. They grow to about 4′ tall and are topped with blooms in golden yellow (as shown,) red, and bicolors. 50 for $1.25.



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Helianthemum nummularium mutabile Mix (ROCK ROSE) Z5 HeliNum
This is a low growing rock garden or front of the border plant. The foliage is thin and the flowers look like mini wild single roses. They come in various pink shades and white. I have always loved this plant. I however have found them short lived for me so I hate buying plants. That is the great thing about seeds as I probably have mentioned before, you can start lots of plants, put them in various locations in the garden for a higher rate of success, and for short lived items, if they don’t survive, well it isn’t so bad. They need full sun and good drainage. 50 for $1.50.



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Helianthus maximilliani (Maximillian SUNFLOWER) Z4 maybe 3 HelMax
I love perennial sunflowers. If you are lucky enough to live where they grow wild like I do, you know how great they look blooming in the fall. They are like a grand finale to the year of flowers. Most of them grow tall as this variety does at about 6′ or so. They are drought tolerant and do not need amended soil. They probably will grow taller and weaker stemmed in good soil and may spread root wise too fast. Crummy clay is good for them. Native American. Full Sun. 50 seeds for $1.25.
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Hemerocallis lilioasphedelus aka H. flava (Lemon Lily Daylily) Z3 HemMin
This species daylily is a welcome site in my garden every time it blooms. It starts blooming in May here! Some complain that it doesn’t bloom long enough, but to have those bright yellow blooms so early is wonderful. Another bonus is the flowers are scented with a lemon like fragrance. (Many new cultivars are completely devoid of scent.) The plants grow to 30″ for me. I’ve read they can get a bit bigger. Being a species, it does spread by short runners, but slowly, and it is easy to dig if you don’t like where it is growing. It definitely doesn’t have the habit of its cousin, H. fulva(ditch lily.) 10 seeds for $1.50. Limit one packet per customer.
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Heuchera americana ‘Dale’s Strain’ (Alum Root aka Coral Bells) HeuDale
This is a strain of our native heuchera first collected by Dale Hendricks from a wild population he found in the mountains of North Carolina. I’ve found it to be easier to grow and just as beautiful as many of the newer fancy cultivars. The green leaves are marbled in silver. They are evergreen and the green change color to a reddish orange in the fall. To see some pics on Dave’s Garden PlantFiles, Click Here. The flowers are small and white so not much to write home about, but most heucheras are grown for their foliage anyway. Shade/part shade. 100+ seeds for $1.50.
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Heuchera ‘Bressingham Hybrids’ Z4 (Coral Bells aka Alum Root) HeuBres
Unlike most heucheras, this mix is more about the flowers than fancy leaves though I do find the evergreen scalloped leaves attractive. The flowers are larger and more numerous than other cultivars, and they are hummingbird attractors. To read a really good article on this mix Click Here. Part shade. 100 seeds for $1.50.
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Hibiscus moscheutos Deep Pink (Swamp Rose Mallow) Z4/5 HibMos
This hibiscus has been at my old family home for over 40 years. I remember being wowed by them as a child. The flowers though quite large are not big as some of the more modern hybrids. They are still  stunning when in bloom with their bright deep pink color. (They are drooping a bit in the full shrubs shot as it was raining.) This kind of hibiscus is late to emerge in spring. The ones at the home were inter-planted with iris to take up the space before they sprouted. Once they sprout up they grow fast to take up shrub like status. They bloom in late summer. Even though the nick name of this plant has swamp in the name, they grow most anywhere in full sun even dry ground.
The old home has been sold. We went to clear it out. I took a walk round the home, and the last bloom was on one of the plants. There were lots of seed pods and being the crazy seed person I am, I collected them all. So this is a one time deal. When they are gone, they are gone.
Sorry these are now all sold. I am keeping the pics and description here as a reference to all those who bought seeds as the plants will take a couple years to grow to blooming size. When they do bloom for those of you who bought them, I would love to see pics.
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Hibiscus syriacus, White with Red Eye (Rose of Sharon) Z5 HibWWRE.
This listing is actually for a shrub. But it is an easy to grow from seed shrub. This pretty shrub comes true from seed having large white blooms and a deep red eye. It will eventually grow to about 8′ or so. Full sun. 25+ seed for $1.
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Hibiscus syriacus mixed colors (Rose of Sharon) Z5 HibMix
This is a mix of colors, pure white, lavender, white with red eye, etc. Full sun. 25+ seeds for $1.
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Inula magnifica (Showy Elecampane) Z4 InuMag
This is a stately perennial. It grows to about 5′ tall and has long leaves that grow to about 2′. The the large yellow blossoms (4-6″ wide) have thin petals giving them a spidery sunflower look. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. It needs good soil that doesn’t dry out too much in summer so mulch well. 50 seeds for $1.25.



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Iris brevicaulis Z6 maybe 5 IrisBrev
This is considered a type of Louisiana iris. The flowers are know to be large but on shorter stems. I didn’t find the flowers were hidden in the foliage though. They are a very pretty light blue (picture is a tad lighter than in person.) This iris is known to grow well in moist areas, but it grows very well for me in a regular sunny garden border with good soil. The foliage looks good all season. It definitely is hardy to zone 6. I’ve read reports of it growing in Ontario, CA so it may be hardy to zone 5. 25 seeds for $1.25.
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Iris setosa (Arctic Iris) IrisSet
Dwarf light blue iris native to Alaska that blooms in spring.
15 seeds for $2.00. Limit Two per customer.
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Iris tectorum (Japanese Roof Iris) Z5 IrisTec
This foot tall beauty has sword like leaves and large blue with a tinge of violet flowers. It need good drainage in sun to part shade. I have mine growing where it receives morning sun only, and it is very happy. The nickname of roof iris comes from the fact that they are actually planted at the top of thatched roofs to wick away excess moisture, Click Here for a roof photo.. 10 seeds for $2.00.
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Iris virginica var. Shrevei ( Virginia Iris aka Southern Blue Flag) Z4 IrisVirShr
This North American native though known to grow near water is also adaptable to the regular garden border as long as the soil is good and mulched well. It blooms in late spring. I have mine positioned next to a peony which makes an excellent contrasting companion. Of course it you have pond or low lying sunny area, they are excellent there too. The flowers are about 3 1/2″ wide so though a species, the flowers are not dinky. The sword like leaves which grow to about 2-3′ stay nice all season. Though nicknamed Virginia Iris and Southern Blue Flag, this Iris grows up in Minnesota so it is much hardier than the names imply. 25 seeds for $1.25.
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Jasione laevis aka Jasione perennis ‘Blue Light’ Z5 JasBLig
This rock garden perennial blooms in early summer. The blue flowers look like shaggy scabiosa blooms on stems that average about 8″ high. I’ve read that it likes acid soil, but it has performed well in my slightly alkaline soil. Either way though it needs lean well draining soil in full sun. 50 seeds for $1.25.
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.Kitaibelia vitifolia (Cedar Cup aka Chalice Flower aka Vine-leaved Kitaibelia) Z5 KitVit
This taller (4-6′) full sun border plant has attractive leaves like a grape vine hence the nick name Vine-leaved. The white flowers start blooming in summer. It has the appearance more of a shrub than perennial. It is an easy to grow plant for full sun.
25 seeds for $1.75.
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Knautia macedonica Z5 Knauti
I love this perennial, though I must admit I’ve had others not feel the same. It is another see through type plant, and it blooms all summer. It can looks a bit unkempt. I like that look. Finches love the seeds. It is always a battle to get seeds saved when they are always eating them! Full Sun. 25+ seed for $1.25. Limit ONE per customer.
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3 Comments

  • Dottie Prudhomme (luckyladyd on GW) says:

    Remy, I love your webstore! It’s so professional and the photos are beautiful. If I didn’t already have so many seeds that probably won’t get planted AGAIN this year, I’d be compiling an order.. okay, okay, I AM compiling an order, but I’m trying to be reasonable. See you on GW.

  • remy says:

    Hi Dottie!
    Thank you so much. I’m glad you like the site. I’m glad you like my photos too.
    It is hard being a seedaholic, lol,
    Remy

  • B.Seed says:

    Just a quick note on those lovely Campanula Latafolia. We’re in zone 5 and these charming plants come up every year after year, unseeded and unplanted by us, mid July among the raspberry bushes. I guess this is the right combo of heavy shade and bit of sun that they need. We also get the Malva Sylvestris Purple Romance in the same location, a bit later, again in the raspberries and unseeded and unplanted by us. We figure once upon a time the birds who dine very well upon our berries might have seeded these lovlies for us. The campanula is particularly lovely as it twines its way up the raspberry bushes.

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