Oct
16
2014

Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-K

Photo of Dimorphotheca (African Daisy)

Annuals A-K and TENDER and 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 seed starting.
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Abutilon, Red (Flowering Maple aka  Parlor Maple) Z10 Abulit
Abutilons are tropical shrubs with palmate leaves that look like maples hence the nickname Flowering Maple. They are great for pots. When enlarged, the picture of Charlie and a ‘Salmon Sunset’ Four O’Clock more clearly shows a red abutilon behind the Four O’Clock. In the Victorian era they were a popular houseplant and called Parlor Maples. Some people do bring the pots in for the winter still. This is a plain red variety, but I like it best. It grows well, the flowers are bright. 15 seeds for $1.50.
Sorry, out of stock.
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Abutilon maximum Mix Z10 AbuMix
So my red abutilon did not make seed this year probably because of the cool wet weather. Anyway, I found this mix. Flowers will range from yellow to red, and some plants will have variegated leaves. So that sounds interesting. 15 seeds for $1.75.




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Adonis aestivalis (Pheasant’s Eye) Adonis
Pretty red flower atop plants w/ferny foliage that are about a foot and a half tall. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 100 seeds for $1.25.




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Ageratum houstonianum ‘Blue Mink AgeBMi
I have to be honest. I never did much care for ageratum, not sure what it was about them as I like the blue color, the fuzziness? most varieties sold in nursery packs stay dinky? whatever the cause, I changed my mind this year! When a lot of other flowers in pots were going south, they still looked great. So I decided to carry a couple this year. Blue Mink is a compact variety growing to a foot tall. 100 seeds for $1.25.




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ageratumAgeratum houstonianum ‘Dondo Blue AgeDon
This is a tall variety growing to almost 3′. Great for a summer sunny border or a cut flower garden. 100 seeds for $1.25.




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Agrostemma githago ‘Purple Queen (Corn Cockle) AgrPQu
This a simple but beautiful flowered annual for spring or fall blooms. To see Google pics, Click Here. It grow 2-3′ tall. Direct sow in spring or later in summer for fall blooms. It does well in poor soil. Full Sun. Good cut flower. 100 seeds for $1.50.



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sweet allysum1OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlyssum ‘Easter Bonnet Mix’   aka Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia Maritima) AlyEBM
Small fragrant flowers cover these short edging plants. Great for the full sun border or pots. The pastel colors range in shades of pink, lavender, and white. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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‘Deep Pink AlyDPi
Very pretty pink from the Easter Bonnet mix offered singly. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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‘Violet AlyVio
A dark red purple from the Easter Bonnet mix. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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Alyssum ‘Wandering Mix (Lobularia maritima) AlyWMix
This variety sounded interesting as it is a trailer to about a foot or so which would make it great for containers, baskets, or as a ground cover in a raised bed. It is a complete mix of all alyssum colors. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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AMARANTHUS (Amaranth) varieties can be found on the Buy Herbs Seed page.
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Anagallis monellii aka A. linifolia (Blue Pimpernel) Z9 AnaMon
I grew this this past year(2010) in a hanging planter(yes, there is a planter in the photo to the left.) The plant survived my poor watering and kept producing deep true blue blooms all season. So I had to get some seed to offer this winter. 50+ seeds for $1.25.

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Anchusa capensis ‘Blue Angel’ AnBlueA
This is a cute annual perfect for tucking in here and there at the front of the border. The true blue flowers are reminiscent of forget-me-nots. They bloom all summer long. 50 seeds for $1.50.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAntigonon leptopus (Coral Vine) Z9 and up AntLep
This tropical vine has bright pink flowers and attractive heart shaped leaves. (Photo of blooms, from seed purchased here, coming up through shrubs courtesy of customer Debra Carson. Thank you!) 10 (very large)seeds for $1.25




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Antirrhinum majus (SNAPDRAGON) ‘Black Prince’ Z7 SnapBP
This a well known heirloom snapdragon and for good reason. The plants have attractive dark foliage and the blooms are a deep red with a velvety look. This variety remind me of gardens I saw as a child. Photo courtesy of customer Iris H. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Antirrhinum majus (SNAPDRAGON) ‘Brighton Rock’ aka ‘Bizarre Hybrids’ SnapBRo
This variety is a bit wild and bizarre. It is a variably colored and striped snapdragon mix. Each plant is unique. To see a nice pic of one,Click Here. 100+ seeds for $1.25.
Sorry, out of stock until Fall 2015.
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Antirrhinum majus (SNAPDRAGON)  ‘Dark Leaved Mix SnapDLM
A lot of you like the ‘Black Prince’ snapdragon so I figured many of you would like this too. This is a mix of different colored flowered plants, but all with the dark purple maroon foliage. 100 seeds for $1.25.




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Antirrhinum majus (SNAPDRAGON) ‘Malmaison’ Z7 SnapMa
I picked this snapdragon to sell since the name Malmaison is special to me as a rose grower. Malmaison is the name of the house that Empress Josephine of France, Napoleon’s wife, lived in and built extensive gardens around. She was a plant collector! She especially loved roses and many of the heirloom roses grown today can trace their roots back to her garden. So this old snapdragon cultivar is of course a silvery rose pink. 100+ seeds for $1.25.

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Antirrhinum majus ‘Tetra Mix’ (SNAPDRAGON) SnapTM
This mix has plants that grow taller to 30″, and the blooms come in various shade of red, pink, yellow, and white. Good for the regular or cutting garden. They do make great cut flowers. Snapdragons are easy to grow. They were the first flower I grew from seed as a child. 100++ seeds for $1.25.

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arctotisArctotis grandis aka Arctotis stoechadifolia (African Blue-eyed Daisy) Z8 ArcGra
This African daisy really does have blue eyes. It is a great annual for full sun, and being very drought tolerant is also excellent for pots. It has gray felty leaves and from them rise stems to about 2′. 30+ seeds for $1.25.

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Asarina antirrhiniflora coccineus (Snapdragon Vine) AsaACo
This vining plant has red blooms with yellow throats. The triangular foliage is attractive. It is a N. American plant, and it attracts hummingbirds. 15 seeds for $1.75.




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Asarina scandens (Chickabiddy aka Twining Snapdragon) Z9 and up AsaScan
I’m not sure why this vine isn’t more popular. It is easy to grow and looks great trailing out of a pot. The diminutive leaves are quite attractive and set off the purple flowers nicely. Northerners start seeds inside 6-8 weeks before last frost.
15 seeds for $1.75.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAsclepias curassavica (Bloodflower aka Mexican/Tropical Milkweed) Z9 maybe 8 AscCur
I know I have a better photo of Bloodflower than this one, but I can’t find it. This one is at the end of bloom and there are lots of seeds pods so imagine if you will how pretty it is in full bloom. It is like the tropical version of Butterfly Weed.  As with all milkweeds, it is important to butterflies.  25+ seeds for $1.00.




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Aster chinensis ‘Andrella Mix’ (Annual Aster) aka Callistephus chinensis AstAnd
This mix come in assorted shade of blue, pink, lavender, and white. The flowers have double rowed petals which show off bright yellow centers so they look like colored shasta daisies.  100 seeds for $1.25.




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Aster chinensis ‘Crego Mix’ (Annual Aster) aka Callistephus chinensis AstCreg
This is one of my favorite inexpensive flower mixes. The shaggy pompom like blooms come in assorted shades blue, pink, lavender, and white. You often see these flowers in bouquets in late summer and fall. The plants grow to about two feet. 100+ seeds for $1.25.

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Aster ‘Hulk (Annual Aster) Aster chinensis aka Callistephus chinensis AstHul
Some might call it ugly, but I really like this odd flower with green “petals” and yellow centers. The enlarged flower bracts look like green petals, but is actually a petalless flower. The strong stems grow to 36″ in mid summer and the plant blooms from then until frost. Sun. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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balsamcamelia2OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABalsam ‘Double Camelia Flowered Mix‘ (Impatiens Balsamina) BalsDCF
This is great old fashioned annual for part shade. It is very easy to grow, great for kids. This mix has plants that grow to about 1 1/2′ tall. The flowers are like mini roses and come in various shades of pink and white. Balsam many other varieties of Impatiens are also often called Touch-Me-Nots because of the seeds pods. The seed pods of Balsam look like footballs and when the seeds are ripe, if you touch the pods, they burst open. For seed collecting, I recommend a big brown bag held close to catch the seeds. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Bells of Ireland (Molucella laevis) BOfIre
I’m placing this annual here with its common nickname as opposed to its Latin one because I don’t think most people can tell you the proper name of Bells of Ireland. Many times nicknames can be confusing but this one is synonymous with the unusual green spikes of flowers which aren’t really flowers. The green cups are actually enlarged calyxes taking on the appearance of flowers. The true flowers are the little white flowers within each cup. The plants grow 2-3 tall by late summer. The spikes are long lasting and look great in flower arrangements. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE.
Please note, the spires are prickly so do not plant where you will be walking. Also for best germination, Winter sow or very early spring sow as cold aids germination. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Borrichia frutescens (Sea Daisy) Z7 BorFru
This is a native seashore plant ranging from VA down to Florida and around to Texas. It is happy growing in very sandy soil. The leaves are thick almost succulent-like. The yellow flowers are cheery and attractive to butterflies. Sun. 25+ seeds for $1.

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Brachycombe ‘Brachy Blue (Swan River Daisy) BraBrB
This annual gets covered in blue daisies and is long blooming. It is a mounder about 6-9″ tall and a bit wider. Does well in pots or at the front of a border provided it is good soil the does not get parched. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Browallia americana (Bush Violet) Z9 BroA
Not well known but should be, this plant produces purple-blue flowers all summer til frost. It grows to about 2′ tall and has a wonderful airy feel about it. This seems to now have the name ‘Blue Lady’ by some companies. Sometimes species get a varietal name put on them for marketing purposes to make them seem more special to the consumer. I think this is silly, but I know a lot is in a name when people go shopping. 50+ seeds for $1.25.




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Caesalpinia bonduc (Gray Knickernut aka Sea Pearl) Z9? CaeBon
This vining plant is covered in thorny protrusions. They even cover the seed pods as you can see in the second photo. If you are trying to create a hedge to keep people off your beach property, this plant would work! Native American. The big beans are like stones, and are used in jewelry making. 5 seeds for $2.00.

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Calendula ‘Neon’ (Pot Marigold) CaleNeo
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Calendula officinalis ‘Pacific Beauty Apricot’  (Pot Marigold) CalePBA
Calendula normally comes in a bright orange color, or in a mix,  so I was happy to find this variety in apricot alone, and the flowers are big, up to 4 inches in diameter. I do not have a pic of the apricot singly, but to see pics on Dave’s Garden of assorted colors to give you an idea of how they look, Click Here. Plants grow up 2′ tall. full sun. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Calendula ‘Tall Double Red with Black Center CaleTDR
Well, this variety’s name may not be creative, but it does the job of letting you know what it looks like! they only left out the height which is 2′. I like this one as it another that looks a bit different than the regular calendula.  Easy to grow in full sun. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Camissonia cheiranthifolia (Beach Suncup aka Beach Evening Primrose) formerly known as Oenothera californica Z8 maybe 7 Camiss
This west coast native is great for sandy areas. It has silver foliage and bright yellow flowers. To see Google photos Click Here. It can be grown in pots. I’m still trying to figure out if it blooms in its first year for us northern growers. (If you know let me know.) 50+ seeds for $1.50.

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Campanula medium (Canterbury Bells) are located on the Buy Biennial Flower Seed Page.
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Canavalia rosea aka C. maritima (Bay/Beach Bean) Z9 CanavR
This small flowered vine is not overly showy, but it as useful as an erosion control plant on southern beaches. 15 seeds for $2.00.

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candytuftCandytuft (Iberis umbellata) ‘Dwarf Fairy Mix’ IbeDFM
I got this mix after reading how someone absolutely loved them edging her full sun flower border. The short plants get covered in blooms. The blooms are neat looking. The petals look sort of piled on top of each other which is where the tuft part of the common name comes from. The colors range from white to pink to purple. 100++ seed for $1.25.




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Canna indica (Canna Lily) Tall Red Z8 CannaTR
This is your typical tall red canna. Well Canna isn’t typical up north, and it gives a great look tropical to any garden space, but being tall and red are the norm for canna. Cannas develop tuberous roots and can be brought in for the winter in colder zones. I just bring mine down into the basement and bring them back up in the spring, so very easy. Click Here for a tutorial on how to start canna from seed. Also did you know Canna roots are edible? Click here for an article. 10 seeds for $1.25.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACapraria biflora Z 10? CapBi
This smaller tropical shrub looks more like a perennial than a shrub. It reminds me of a tall penstemon. It has very pretty white flowers. It is not very branching naturally. I suspect pruning will make it fuller. It will grow in sandy soil, beach like conditions. I can not find out much more about hardiness and regular garden culture. It is used as a tea substitute and seems to have medicinal qualities. It is a butterfly attractor. 50 seeds for $1.50.

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Castor Bean, Red (Ricinus communis) CastRed
Yes, that is me collecting seeds inside of a Castor Bean plant. Castor Bean plants are great for a tropical look in the garden. I love the red leaved varieties. They grow to be about 6′ tall around here by season’s end. I suppose in more southerly locations, they can get bigger. This year’s seeds come from my friend Carol Haj of Lasting Dreams Daylilies.
*Please note the seed of this plant are toxic so do not grow where small children or puppies have access to the plants if you are not good at removing seed pods as they develop. 10 seeds for $1.25.




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castorbeanpacketCastor Bean, Red and Green (Ricinus communis) CastRAG
This one is red stemmed with green leaves with hints of red. It grows to about 6′ up north.
*Please note the seed of this plant are toxic so do not grow where small children or puppies have access to the plants if you are not good at removing seed pods as the develop. 10 seeds for $1.25.




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berea1201416Caster Bean, Tall Red and Green (Ricinus communis) CastTRAG
If you click on the pic, you can see that this variety grows really tall for zone 6/7 as I look quite small inside the plant! I’m assuming in warm climate it would be quite gigantic.
*Please note the seed of this plant are toxic so do not grow where small children or puppies have access to the plants if you are not good at removing seed pods as the develop. 10 seeds for $1.25.




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Celosia cristata ‘Coral Garden Mix CelCGM
This mixes name does not refer to the color coral, but the flowers looking like brain coral. This is especially true of this mix since the plants are dwarf so they do look like coral attached to a reef. The flowers come in assorted vibrant colors including red, yellow, orange, and burgundy. This mix would make an excellent edger for a hot flower border. 100 seeds for $1.50.




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Celosia cristata ‘Cramer’s Burgundy’ (Cockscomb Celosia) CelCBu
More of a purpler burgundy than the photo shows, this celosia is quite stunner. It grows to about 3′ tall and has multiple wavy heads that look good for a long time. Full sun. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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celosiaforestfireCelosia ‘Forest Fire’ (Celosia plumosa) CelFF
I love the look of this plant with its dark red foliage and bright red plumes, an oldie but a goodie.  It grows to about 30″ tall. Sun. 75+ seeds for $1.00.

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Celosia plumosa ‘Kimono Salmon Pink CelKSP
I really loved this plant this year. The color is great and they performed well in all the pots I planted them in. The Pic to the left is from early July, they get fuller as the summer progresses. 50 seeds for $1.75.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACelosia plumosa ‘Kimono Yellow CelKYe
So this year (2014) I grew two different yellow celosias, this one and another. Kimono Yellow was a clear winner. The other variety wimped out and looked terrible halfway through summer. This Kimono series is the best of the compact cultivars I have trialed so far. 50 seeds for $1.75.




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Celosia plumosa ‘Pampas Plume Mix CelPPM
This mix has blooms that are reminiscent of Pampas Grass Plumes hence the name. They come in various shades of red, yellow, and pink. They are very pretty and easy to grow. For full sun. The plants grow to 3′ tall. 75+ seeds for $1.00.




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bachelorbuttonblueCentaurea cyanus ‘Dwarf Blue’ (Bachelor Buttons aka Cornflower) CenDBlu
This easy to grow annual has blue flowers of an excellent coloration. The flowers are great for bouquets and they are also edible. People often complain about flopping with tall Centaurea cyanus varieties so growing this form that grows to 1-2′ fixes that problem. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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centaureasweetsultanCentaurea moschata ‘Imperialis’ (Sweet Sultan) aka Amberboa moschata CenImper
I love the looks of these scented flowers. I guess I have a thing for shaggy blooms. The flowers vary in color from white to pink to purple. Like other Centaureas they make good cut flowers, and especially so since these ones are fragrant. Plants grow 2-3′ tall. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 100+ seeds for $1.25.

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Centratherum intermedium ‘Pineapple Sangria‘ (Brazilian Button Flower) Z8 CentPS
This is a very nice tender perennial with lavender cornflower type blooms. They grow well in pots to about 20″. The foliage is fragrant smelling like pineapple. The blooms attract butterflies. 25 seeds for $1.75.




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Cineraria maritima candicans (DUSTY MILLER) aka  Senecio cineraria aka Jacobaea maritima Z8 Cinera
Dusty Miller is a well known accent plant for annual pots and borders. This variety of it has finely cut silvery grey  leaves. If it blooms, it will have small yellow button flowers in late summer/early fall. I do not always see them blooming up here. To see Cornell’s pic, CLICK HERE. In milder zone6/7 winters, it sometimes survives. 100 seeds for $1.25.




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Cisanthe grandiflora ‘Brightness’ aka Calandrinia grandilfora Z9 CisGra
This tender perennial from Chile has bright magenta blooms. It is excellent for dry areas. The plant has rosettes of silvery blue green foliage and the pretty flowers bloom from leafless stems. To see some great pics Click Here. 50 seeds for $1.50.

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Clarkia pulchella
(Deerhorn Clarkia aka Pinkfairies) ClarkP
This western US native annual has really neat looking flowers. They are bright pink and deeply lobed hence the common names of deerhorn and pinkfairies. Pulchella means little beauty in Latin which is also fitting. Click Here to see a nice close up of the flower. The plants can grow from 6″ to 20″ depending upon the site. The leaves are thin making them a good contrast to broader leaved plants. 100+ seeds for $1.25.

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Cleome hassleriana ‘Rose Queen’ (Spider Flower, Grandfather’s Whiskers) CleoRQ
This heirloom flower is quite interesting to look at. The plants grow quite tall and come late summer through fall, they are topped with these two toned pink flower heads. They look like floral explosions in the border. Their only drawback is their scent. The plants smell funky. This is good though if you have animals eating your plants issues. Even without pest issues, I recommend cleome in the garden, just not near the edge of a border that you walk past. 75+ seeds for $1.00.

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Cleome, Purple CleoPu
From Carol Haj of Lasting Dreams Daylilies. 100 seeds for $1.00.




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Cobaea scandens (Cathedral Bells aka Cup and Saucer Vine) Z9 Cobaea
I saw these vines growing at a friend’s home one late summer and was wowed. They were covering one side of her porch pergola like a living wall. She claims to have done nothing special, but she is a great gardener and probably amended that soil very well. The purple blossoms are very reminiscent of Campanula medium(Cup and Saucers.) For northerners this vine should be started early indoors. 15(large) seeds for $1.75.




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Coleus ‘Black Dragon’ (Coleus scutellarioides aka Solenostemon scutellariodes) ColBD
This is a great foliage plant. The deep red to purple leaves have frilly edges. It is an all around winner for part shade. I personally need plants like this for my ,morning sun only, porch. 25 seeds for $1.

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Rainbow Mix coleus at 14 weeks from sowing (2)Coleus ‘Rainbow Mix’ (Coleus scutellarioides aka Solenostemon scutellariodes) ColRMix
This is nifty economical mix of coleus. All the leaf colors combos you can imagine are in here from light green with pink to dark red with green edges. Coleus is a great plant for part shade in the ground or in pots.They really liven up a dark spot in the garden, and they are forgiving if you forget to water once in awhile. If you end up with plant in a color combo you really love, Coleus can be overwintered. You can bring potted plants in or you can bring in cuttings if you have limited space. The cuttings root quite readily. (Photo to the left is of a baby I started from seed. Photo to the right is of 14 weeks from sowing by customer L. McCormick) 100+ seeds for $1.25.

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Coleus Wizard Series (Coleus scutellarioides aka Solenostemon scutellariodes)
I am very happy with these following coleus cultivars from the Wizard Series. They have all had excellent colors and garden performance.
Coral Sunrise ColWCS
Coral Sunset has tri-color leaves and performed well all season even with a bit of sun. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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Mosaic ColWMo
Mosaic has medium green leaves that are splotched with red. This is a good one to brighten up a a shady spot. The photo is of Mosaic and Sunset is to to the rear. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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Scarlet ColWSc
This variety has red leaves with green/yellow borders. I found it to be very vigorous and did well with some sun. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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Sunset ColWSu
Sunset, show in the photos above with Mosaic, is a pretty red with just a hint of yellow at the leaf edges. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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larkspurmixConsolida ambigua (LARKSPUR aka Annual Delphinium) ‘Giant Imperial Mix’ LarkGIM
Larkspur grows to about 3′ tall. The stems get covered in delphinium like flowers. The leaves are finely cut, very attractive. It is a great annual anywhere, but it is especially loved in more southerly locations where perennials delphiniums are impossible to grow. This mix includes double flowers in shades of blue and pink and white. To see more photos on Dave’s Garden PlantFiles, Click Here. They make excellent cut flowers. I recommend either direct sowing in the fall in zone 7 or warmer and direct sowing in early spring in zone 6 or colder. You can also winter sow, but you must transplant when at the young seedling stage or plants will be stunted. 100 seeds for $1.25.

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Consolida ambigua (LARKSPUR aka Annual Delphinium) ‘Blue Spire’ LarkBS
This is the blue flower of the Giant Imperial Mix described above. 100 seeds for $1.25.




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Consolida ambigua (LARKSPUR aka Annual Delphinium) ‘Carmine King’ LarkCKing
This is the red flower of the Giant Imperial Mix described above. 100 seeds for $1.25.

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Convolvulus tricolor ‘Ensign Mix’ (Dwarf Morning Glory) ConvEM
This great little morning glory relative is a stunner. It does well in planters in full to part sun. The mix contains blue, pink, red, and white. The plants are small mounding trailers. 50+ seeds for $1.
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‘Ensign Royal Blue’ ConvRB
This is the blue flower of the above mix.

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calliopsispktCoreopsis tinctoria ‘Finest Mix’ (Calliopsis) CoreFM
This mix has been around a long time as you can see by the old litho seed packet print. Coreopsis tinctoria used to be called Calliopsis, not sure when that changed, but your older gardening relatives would know it by that name. C. tinctoria is also known as Plains Coreopsis because it is a native American plant of the great plains. It normally is a yellow flower with a ring of red at the base, but this mix has flowers that come in all variations that you can think of from yellow to red. Some have small color bands, some are wide. It is a wonderful mix to get a lot of hot color in the full sun border. It is great for attracting beneficials to the garden. 100+ seeds for $1.00.




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Coreopsis tictoria ‘Mahogany Midget’
(Dwarf Red Plains Coreopsis) CoreMM
Growing to only about foot tall, this annual gets loaded with dark red blooms. It has thread leaf foliage. It is very easy to grow in full sun at the edge of a border or in pots. This North American Native should be more well known and grown. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 100+ seed for $1.00.




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Cortaderia selloana ‘Rosea‘ (PINK PAMPAS GRASS) Z8/7 Cortad
I’m not one for grasses in general, but this is such a pretty one with its big plumes, excellent for those of you that have space for a dramatic plant.The plants average about 7′ in height. The plume color is a silvery pink, not the deep color enhanced photo color that some unscrupulous sites use, but it is still very pretty. To see a pic on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. Seeds must be winter sown as they need cool temps (vernalization) to germinate. NO seeds shipped to California. 100 seeds for $1.25.




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Cosmos ‘Seashells Mix’ (Cosmos bipinnatus) CosSeM
This is an unusual looking mix. The tubular petals give it a distinctively different look. The flowers range from a deep pink-red, pink, and white. To see more pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. The plants grow 4-6′ tall and are full of blooms late summer to frost. 75+ seeds for $1.00.

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Cosmos ‘Sensation Pinkie’ (Cosmos bipinnatus) CosSP
This plant grows to at least 4′ tall with lacy foliage. It is a good plant for poor soil. People often start to worry it will never bloom as they see this plant growing bigger and bigger. But come late summer through frost, this plant pumps out blooms. Sun. 75+ seeds for $1.

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cosmosCosmos ‘Sensation Purity’ (Cosmos bipinnatus)CosSW
This is the same as above but with a pure white bloom. Sun. 75+ seed for $1.

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Cosmos sulphureus (Tall Yellow Cosmos) CosSul
3-4′ tall plants covered in bright yellow blooms in late summer til frost. Excellent for the late season border. Full sun. 75+ seeds for $1.00.




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Cuphea ignea (Firecracker Plant aka Cigar Plant) ‘Coan Scarlet’ CuphCS
Cigar plant is a great hummingbird attractor. Growing to about a foot tall, it is covered in little red tubular flowers all summer. Full sun, does well in pots. 30 seeds for $1.75.
Back in stock Fall 2014.
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Dahlia ‘Dandy Mix’ Z8 DahDMix
These dahlias are a very pretty collerette type with an inner ring(collar) of shorter quilled petals in a contrasting color to the outer petals. The 3 1/2″ flowers come in the many shades. Plants grow to about 2′. This mix seems to be much more popular in the UK, and it should be more well know here. I found some nice pics on a blog, Click Here. 50 seeds for $1.75.




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Dahlia ‘Pompon Mix Z8 DahPoM
This is a mix of the fully double  pompom flowered dahlias. The blossom colors cover the gamut that dahlias come in.  The plants grow to about 3 1/2 feet. Excellent for the late summer border. 50 seeds for $1.75.




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Dahlia ‘Redskin Mix Z8 DahRSk
I found another variety of dahlia worth growing from seed and not too expensive either. Redskin has dark maroon red leaves, and flower color varies with each plant, red, pink, white, yellow, etc. The photos on Dave’s Garden show some of the colors you might get, Click Here.
In case you didn’t know, once you have a dahlia 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/late summer you’ve got beautiful blooms until frost. Then of course back into the basement they go. 50 for $1.75.




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Datura, White (Datura inoxia aka Datura meteloides) DatW
Sometimes this plant gets a bad rap that I don’t think it deserves. It is poisonous, but so are quite a few other well loved garden plants. Click Here for a List of Common Poisonous Plants. My many dogs have never touched this plant. If you get close to it and smell (not the flowers,) it smells hideous, worse than a wet moldy rag left in the basement to become a bacterial festival. So unless you have very small children or a puppy that might bite before smelling, no one is going to put it in their mouth, and small children and puppies should not be left unattended in the garden anyway. Now the gorgeous large white flowers do smell good. They are attracting night flying moths to come pollinate. It is fun to sit out on a warm evening talking and watching blooms open. Datura is often nicknamed Devil’s Trumpets and gets confused with Brugmansia which have the nickname Angel’s Trumpet. It is easy to remember~ Devils are down below tooting their trumpets upwards while Angels are up above playing their trumpets downwards. 2-3′ tall and spreading. Sun. 50 seeds for $1.




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Datura, Tall White DatTWh
This seed is another from my friend Carol Haj of Lasting Dreams Daylilies. Unlike my Datura which is short and spreading, this one grows much taller. It was at least 4′ tall, and the leaves seemed smaller, but that may have been an optical illusion for the height.  Anyway, a good one to try if you have the room. 50 seeds for $1.00.




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Datura, Lavender ‘Lilac de Fleur’ aka La Fleur LilacDatL
This variety has attractive purple stems and oak type leaves. The light purple flowers are smaller than the white, but they still make a fine statement. Deadheading to stop seed pods will keep it blooming for a lot longer too. Sun. 50 seeds for $1.

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Dianthus barbatus Mix (SWEET WILLIAM) is located on the Buy BIENNIAL Flowers Page.
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Dianthus chinensis ‘Baby Doll Mix DiaBDM
Though technically a perennial, the chinensis cultivars are grown as annuals. They come into bloom quickly and stay in bloom all season. The Baby Doll mix had small mounding plants that get covered with blooms of various shade of pink, red, and white in all kinds of different patterns like snow flakes, very pretty.
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Dianthus chinensis var. Heddeweigii ‘Black and White’ DiaHedBW
I grew a variation of this type this past year (2013) and loved it! So when I saw seeds for this cultivar, I had to offer them. The double flowers are very striking they are very deep purple giving them a black appearance, and the edges are white. If you like the unusual, this one is for you. 50 seeds for $1.75.




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Diascia barberae ‘Apricot Queen (Twinspur) Z9(8?) DiasApQ
This is a very pretty plant that has short spikes rising to about 1 1/2′ that get loaded with flowers. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. It does well in containers or in the front of a sunny border. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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Diascia fetcaniensis ‘African Queen Z9 DiasAfQ
So I ordered more ‘Apricot Queen’ from a wholesaler and was sent this by mistake. The other is still out of stock, but this is a good mistake overall as the African Queen seeds are normally much pricier so I can offer it at the sate rate. This variety seems to be more well known in the UK than here in the US. It is similar looking to Apricot Queen, but with rose pink flowers. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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Dimorphotheca aurantiaca Mix(African Daisy aka Cape Marigold) Dimor
This fast to bloom sun lover gets covered in blooms as shown in the pic at the top of this page. Plants average about 12″ and the 2″ blooms come in white, orange and yellow and apricot. This plant often gets called Osteospermum, but that is incorrect. Osteospermum is another wonderful African daisy that seeds of unfortunately cost a lot. Hopefully that changes. Anyway, If you are a seed saver, Dimorphotheca means two types of seeds coming from the same plant. This is unusual. There are disk shaped seeds and thin crescent shaped seed. 100+ seeds for $1.
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Dolichos lablab (HYACINTH BEAN VINE) is now located on the Buy BEAN Seed Page.
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Eccremocarpus scaber ‘Tresco Mix’ (Glory Vine) Z8 EccTres
This hummingbird attracting vine mix flowers in an assortment of yellow and red shades. This plant is native to South America and sometimes goes by the name Chilean Glory Flower. For those of us in the north, start seeds early inside. 25 seeds for $1.75.

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Eshscholzia californica ‘Carmine King‘ (California POPPY) EscCaK
This is a bright medium rosy red version of California poppy which normally is in the yellow-orange color range.To see a pic on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. It blooms during the summer. 100+ seeds for $1.00.




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img076Eschscholzia californica ‘Purple Gleam’ (California POPPY) EscPuG
This a very pretty purple version of California poppy. It blooms during the summer. The flowers start off a medium purple pink and fade to a lighter lavender. The plants grow to about 1 1/2′ tall. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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euphorbiasnowEuphorbia marginata (Snow on the Mountain) EupSOTM
By customer request~ This old fashion annual is really pretty with its variegation. It grows to about 2′ tall and is a nice contrasting plant in a sunny border. This To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here.
Please note:
if you are ALLERGIC to LATEX you must take care when handling this or any Euphorbia (Which includes Pointsettias.) When stems are broken, a milky latex sap come out. I am allergic, and I still have them. I am careful around my euphorbias. If you accidentally get it on yourself, don’t panic, just go wash your hand immediately.
Winter sowing is recommend for this seed. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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Exacum affine (PERSIAN VIOLET) Z9 Exacum
You will often see this plant for sale in floral or house plant dept. of stores. It is a small bushy plant that gets covered in fragrant violet blue flowers reminiscent of African violets. It is not related to African violets at all though. To see pics on Dave’s Garden Click Here.
25 seeds for $1.50.

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Gazania Daybreak Series F1 Z9
I first grew this low growing annual a couple years ago and was so impressed with it. The blooms are gorgeous and large for the plant size. The only downfall this plant has is it must be grown in full sun since the flowers close up without sunlight. Great for pots since they are drought tolerant. Daybreak Rose Stripe, shown in photo to left. Daybreak Pink Shades is shown in the photo to the right. 30 seeds for $1.75.
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Gomphocarpus fruticosus aka Asclepias fruticosa (Swan Plant Milkweed aka Cotton Plant) Z10 GomphFr
This relatively unknown tropical milkweed comes from South Africa, but it attracts the butterflies just the same. It develops the balloon shaped pods just like its close relative Hairy Balls. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 25 seeds for $1.75.




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Gomphocarpus physocarpus aka Asclepias fruticosa (HAIRY BALLS aka Oscar’s Milkweed) Z7 Gompho
This Milkweed relative has made many a joke on garden forums because of its common name Hairy Balls. This comes from the inflated seeds pods. To see them and other photos of the plant Click Here. This plant is a tender perennial but started early up north, it will bloom its first year and develop balls. The seed pods are often used in fall floral arrangements. This plant is a great butterfly caterpillar plant too. Other common names this plant has are – Family Jewels, Pufferfish milkweed; Balloon Cottonbush, and Giant Swan Milkweed.
25 seeds for $1.75.

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Gomphrena dispersa ‘Pink Pinheads aka G. decumbens aka G. serrata GomPiP
This is a cute annual sometimes called Airy Bachelor Buttons. It doesn’t seem to be well known, but should be. The plants only grow to about a foot tall. The blossoms are a deep pink and a bit more oval in shape that the globosa varieties. It is great for pots or the front of a border. Full Sun.50 seeds for $1.50.
Sorry, out of stock. I lost my seeds, and now I can’t find any wholesale either.
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Gomphrena globosa ‘Buddy Purple’ (Globe Amaranth) GomBuP
This is a dwarf purple gomphrena. Gomphrena are easy to grow annuals in good soil and sun. Buddy Purple would be perfect for an edger or pots. Photo is from the plant breeder Benary. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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Gomphrena globosa ‘Tall Purple’ (Globe Amaranth) GomTP
This of course is the opposite in height of Buddy Purple growing to about 2′ but still has purple blooms. Excellent for the mid section of the summer border. Native to Central America. 100 seeds for $1.25.

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Helenium aromaticum (Pinapples) aka Cephalophora aromatica HelAro
This plant has small yellow globe shaped blossom clusters. So it has bit of an odd appearance as it is a helenium that has lost its out ring of petals. It has a wonderful fragrance though and should be planted where you will brush past it to release the scent. It doesn’t grow very tall 12-18″ and is drought tolerant so it is perfect for a pot or edge of a sunny border. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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Helianthus annuus (SUNFLOWER) ‘Autumn Beauty’ Mix SunAB
A terrific assortment of colors is in this mix. Everything from light yellow to bi-colors to deep red. Plants grow to 5-6′ tall. 75+ seeds for $1.25.

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Helianthus annuus (SUNFLOWER) ‘Dwarf Sunspot’ SunDwS
This is an eye catching dwarf. The classic sunflower yellow flowers are almost a foot in diameter, but the plants only grow up to 2′ tall. They can easily be grown in pots. They also make a great cut flower. They would be great in a kid’s garden. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Helianthus annnus (SUNFLOWER) ‘Italian White’ SunIW
This looker has pale yellow petals and chocolate brown centers. It is multi-flowering and the flowers average about 4-5″. Plants are about 5′ tall. 50 seeds for $1.50.

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Helianthus annuus(Sunflower) ‘Lemon Queen’ SunLQ
This beauty sports 6″ lemon yellow blooms with dark centers atop 5′ plants. Sunflowers are easy to grow in full sun. Finches and chickadees love the blooms. 75 seeds for $1.50.

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Helianthus annus (Sunflower) ‘Teddy Bear’ SunTeddy
This is a very cute sunflower. The plants are dwarf at only about 2′ tall. The flowers are fully double pompom like flowers. The bloom in the photo is facing up instead of sideways like sunflowers normal are because it was grown in a part shade spot. 50 seeds for $1.50.

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Helianthus annuus(Sunflower) ‘Velvet Queen’ SunVQ
Another beauty of a sunflower. This one sports 6″ blooms of deep red atop 5′ plants. 75 seeds for $1.50.

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Sunflower ‘Grey Stripe’ and ‘Mammoth Russian’ can be found on the Buy Herbs and Lettuce page.

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Helipterum roseum ‘Double Mix’ (Paper Daisy) aka Acroclinium roseum or Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea HelipDM
This mix of everlasting flowers comes in various shades of rose, pink and white. They have double petals and yellow centers. The plants grow to about 2′ tall. They are easy to grow, and of course easy to dry to enjoy all winter inside. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHeliotrope arborescens ‘Marine Z10 HeliMar
Helioptrope is known for its vanilla scent and beautiful deep blue purple flower clusters. Marine grows to about 1 1/2″ tall. It does well in pots which is good because they should be placed near a sitting area where the scent can be enjoyed. It must be grown in part shade down south. 50 seed for $1.50.




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Hibiscus acetosella ‘Red Shield’ (Red-Leaf Hibiscus, False Roselle) Z8 HibRedS
This plant is a stunner even without blooms. The completely red stems and palmate foliage is striking, better than the photos show. It has never bloomed for me, but I liked it just the same. 15 seeds for $2.00.
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Impatiens Balfourii ImpBal
This is one of my favorite plants for part shade. The plants get covered in bicolor blooms of white and lavender pink and bloom from summer through fall. The plants grow 2-3′ tall. They are excellent in spots where spring ephemerals grow as they fill in the space those plants make as they go dormant for summer. It is a reseeder, but very easy to remove any that pop up where you don’t want them. 15 seeds for $1.50. Limit ONE per customer.
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Ipomoea alba (Moonflower aka Moon Vine) IpoAlb
This fall bloomer has huge white blooms that open in the evening from large spiraled buds. I’ve read they are fragrant. I forgot to smell them to see! They are still open in the morning in case you missed the night time show. The leaves are heart shaped, and the vines grow 10-20 feet. These take a long time to bloom so I recommend starting them early for northerners. Also northern seed savers please note you will probably not get viable seed since frosts will ruin developing seed. 15 seeds for $1.50.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAmagentajapanesemorningglorycloseupIpomoea nil ‘Early Call Mix’ (Morning Glory) IpoECM
This is a great mix of Japanese morning glory. They come in solid colors as shown and also with a white edge. They are not as vigorous as I. purpurea can be especially for those of you in the south. I’ve found that wintersowing morning glory seeds works really well, no need to soak or scarify the seeds. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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Ipomoea ‘Happy Hour Rose IpoHHR
This cultivar has variegated tri-lobed leaves and deep pink blooms. It is said to start blooming while the plants are only at 3′ or so and this makes me wonder if it is a mixed species cultivar and not full Ipomoea nil. Whatever it is, it is pretty. 25 seeds for $1.50.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIpomoea nil ‘Mount Fuji Mix IpoMFM
I love this morning glory. It appealed to me from the moment I first saw it. Besides my pic of the blue shown here, it comes in other shades of pink and blue all with the same white pattern. To see more pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 25 seeds for $2.00.




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Ipomoea tricolor ’Clark’s Heavenly Blue’ (Morning Glory) IpoHB
This annual vine is very well known for its amazing 4″ sky blue blooms. It grows to about 10′. In the photo it has grown up a large once blooming rose that is now also covered with autumn clematis. In person it looks even better. Sun. 50+ seeds for $1.

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Ipomoea tricolor ‘Flying Saucers’ (Morning Glory) IpoFlyS
This morning glory has 4″ flowers striped in blue and white. Each bloom is unique with the striping variations. Photo courtesy of Mandy N. To see more pics on Dave’s Garden PlantFiles Click here. 25 seeds for $1.50.

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Ipomoea purpurea Mix (Morning Glory) IpoMix
This is a mix of old time favorites like Milky Way, Joyce Cobb, Grandpa Ott’s and others. They grow to about 10′ for me, but height on these seems to vary by location. Sun. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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Ipomoea indica aka Ipomoea acuminata (Ocean blue Morning Glory) Z9 IpoInd.
This vine is a gorgeous native of the Florida Keys and other southern areas. The flowers start off a beautiful blue and as they age, they lighten and turn to lavender. Grown in the Keys, it is quite tame, but out in other areas with good soil it can be a monster. I’ve read people advise to grow it in a pot. I wish I could tell you if it can be grown as an annual in the ground up north, but I have no experience with it up here. Sun. 25 seeds for $2.00. LIMIT 2 per customer.

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Ipomoea hederifolia var. lutea (Yellow Trumpet Morning Glory) IpoHLu
This climber comes on strong mid summer to frost. The blooms are an attractive apricot color. They are small trumpets are produced in abundance day after day. The leaves are heart shaped. Vines grow to about 10′. Hummingbird attractor. I was so happy to see them visiting my vines! 25 seeds for $1.50. Limit 2 per customer.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIpomoea hederacea (Ivy-Leaved Morning Glory) IpoHed
This morning glory has beautiful blue blooms that are about 2″ in diameter. It is an easy to grow variety that can be grown in pots. It is not as large  of a plant as other types of MGs. It should be planted where you will enjoy the morning blooms. 25 seeds for $1.50.




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Ipomoea lobata aka Mina lobata (Spanish Flag aka Firecracker Vine) MinaLo
This annual vine is quite impressive if grown in the right location. I say this since the first time I grew it, it was in hot dry soil. It sulked and by the time it bloomed in late summer/fall, there were hardly any. But as I usually do with plants, I gave it a second chance. This time in a better location where the soil was better and water more plentiful (near a hanging basket so it got the excess water.) Well it grew like gangbusters to about 10′, very full and lush, and I got a ton of blooms! The blooms are quite unique going from white to yellow to red. The leaves are deeply lobed and attractive. Hummingbird attractor. 15 seeds for $1.50.

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Ipomoea pes-caprae (Railroad Vine aka Beach Morning Glory)
Z9 IpoPCa
This morning glory relative is very useful for beach erosion. The vines do not climb, they grow along the ground setting roots as they go, thus the nickname railroad vine. When in bloom, the lavender flowers are quite showy. Photos can be found on this link. 10 seeds for $2.00

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Ipomoea sloteri aka Ipomoea multifida (Cardinal Climber) IpoSlo
This vine has bright red, hummingbird attracting flowers. The leaves are really neat looking too. This plant is often confused with Ipomoea quamoclit (Cypress Vine) which has very thin leaves. It grows quickly to over 6′ tall. Sun. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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Ipomoea violacea aka I. macrantha aka I. tuba (Beach Moon Flower) IpoVio
This native plant of the Florida Keys is a very large vine that loves to scramble around on the beach areas. It blooms at night with long necked white blooms. The stems are rope like, and the leaves are heart shaped and thick. This plant is for the southern most part of the country where ornamental seaside plants/sand binders are needed. Photo is of flower bud that will open in the evening. Sun. 10(very large) seeds for $1.75.




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cypressvineIpomoea quamoclit ‘Feather Rose’ aka ‘Rose Feather’ (Cypress Vine) IpoQuaFR
Often times you find Cypress vine in mixed colors. I’m happy to be able to offer a solely pink cultivar. This hummingbird attractor has very fine ferny/feathery foliage with long tubular trumpet flowers. Tame up north, it may have the tendency to grow rampantly in the deep south. 25 seeds for $1.25.

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Ipomopsis rubra (Standing Cypress) IRubr
This hummingbird attracting annual should be more well known. It is for full sun to part shade and is drought tolerant which is great for pots. The foliage is ferny and the flowers star-like. It normally thought of as a red flower, but you can also get yellow as seen in my photo and coral too. The plants, to about 2′ for me but I’ve read of taller, are un-branching so they should be planted a few together for best impact. I’ve also read these are biennial, but I’ve always received them as seedlings from a hummingbird loving of mine every spring(I start enough stuff myself!) and they behave as annuals. N. American native. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Isotoma axillaris ‘Blue Star’ aka Laurentia axillaris Z9 IsoBSt
This plant is not very photogenic. It never looks like much of anything in photos. In person though, it is very eye catching. It is excellent for flowing out of pots as it is a profuse bloomer. I was surprised on the garden walk this year (2013) at how many people saw it and wanted to know what it was. It really should be more well known. It has delicate foliage and lavender blue start shaped flowers. Please note, there is a winter hardy Isotoma (Laurentia fluvilatilis,) a mat forming creeper with tiny blue flowers, that people often confuse this plant with. 25 seeds for $1.75.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJacquemontia pentanthos aka J. pentantha (Skyblue Cluster Vine) Z9 JacPen
A relative of Morning Glory, this vine is not well known, but it should be. It has pretty blue disk-like flowers heart shaped leaves. It is native to the Florida Keys and is endangered. I wish I could tell you if it can be grown as an annual like morning glory or in a pot.(If you have experience in a colder zone, please let me know. UPDATE: I was told they can be grown in a decent sized pot.) The seeds were not wild collected. *These may be difficult or slow to germinate, but they are worth the effort. A Ipomoea expert friend of mine suggest sowing in a pot topped with sand and leaving out side in part shade during the growing season making sure to keep the pot moist. A very careful scarification of the seeds might also work.* Sun. 25+ seeds for $2. LIMIT 2 PER CUSTOMER.




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Jovellana punctata Z9 Jovel
This lovely shrub looks like it would make an excellent house pot specimen. In the ground it would grow to about 5′. It prefers moist soil in part shade. To see a nice pic Click Here. It is related to the more well known house plant, Calceolaria (Slipper Flower,) and is also native to Chile. 50 seeds for $1.75.

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Key Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) Z11 KLime
Key Lime flavored foods have become more popular in recent years and with good reason. The Florida Keys residents have know how wonderful they taste for a long time. They are used in many foods, but of course key lime pie is the most famous.(A little useless bragging info ~ My brother was the Key Largo Key Lime Pie Eating Champ for 4 years straight.) Key Limes are one of a few citrus fruits that will grow true from seed. They also can be successfully grown in a pot and brought indoors every winter. Seeds must be planted upon receipt. 5 unsprouted seeds for $1.25. Orders for these are always suspended once winter sets in and is resumed in spring.
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5 sprouted seeds for $2.00. Please allow at least a week to two weeks before your order is mailed.

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23 Comments

  • Debra Carson says:

    These seed offers are a wonderful surprise and I am glad a Daves’ Garden friend led me here.. Thanks!

  • remy says:

    Debra,
    It is nice to hear that a friend at Dave’s told you about here! I’m glad you like the unusual offerings too : )
    Remy

  • Debra Carson says:

    Hi Remy… I am back! I will be in Tonawanda,NY in septemeber, would be great to meet you!

  • remy says:

    Hi Debra,
    If you are coming Labor Day Weekend, it would be nice of you to come to the Tomato Tastefest. No need to be a tomato grower, just a food loving gardener!
    If it is another part of the month, we can figure something out. Have you been to Niagara Falls before? I’m a good tour guide.

  • Debra Carson says:

    Hi Remy,
    I am back … Hope to send you some pictures of the Coral Vine. Mine bloomed..
    Debra

  • remy says:

    Hi Debra,
    How wonderful that you got blooms!! I know you received the seeds in May so you must of started them then. Did you grow it in a large pot or in the ground? When did blooming start? I’m only used to Coral Vine down in Florida so I’m asking since it is good info for the northern growers : )
    I’m looking forward to pics,
    Remy

  • Debra Carson says:

    Hi Remy, I grew those coral Vine seeds in a flower pot, on the south end of my front porch garden, which faces East, next to the honeysuckle trellis, and it mingled in with it and was so pretty.. it would probably be still blooming now,, but our early first frost wilted it, and then the fall pruning by hubby finished it .. will send pics from my home laptop.. gosh I hope I ordered some more! LOL
    Debra

  • Audrey says:

    when do you think moonflower will be available? i’ll wait to place my order, because moonflower is the main attraction for me! also, do you have any corkscrew vine seeds? thanks!

  • remy says:

    Hi Audrey,
    I’m waiting on one of my wholesalers for the Moonflower. The season is just too short here for seed collection. So I don’t have a set time yet, but not to worry I will have them. I will try to remember to send you a message when I get them.
    I wish I could find a wholesaler for the corkscrew vine! I know the price of the retail seed is ridiculous. Maybe I will attempt to grow it here or in Florida. It could be awhile though even if I do grow it.
    Thanks for your interest,
    Remy

  • Karen says:

    Hi, I am going to place an order now but am also interested in the seeds that will be available in the winter.
    Are you planning to send out an update email when you update your website with these seeds? I hope so. if it isn’t too much trouble.

    I think we have traded in the past on one of the garden websites and I wish you great luck with your seed business!

    Karen

  • remy says:

    Hi Karen,
    Thanks! It is quite possible we traded before.
    I’m going to send out emails and hopefully remember everyone. So if you or anyone doesn’t get an email, please don’t take it personal : )
    Remy

    Info for everyone ~ As far as annuals go, I’m going to add for sure:
    Sunflowers(red and yellow)
    Moonflower
    Supercascade Petunias
    Gazania
    Zinnias
    Nasturtiums
    California Bluebells

    If anyone wants something else, please let me know soon!

  • Debra Carson says:

    Hi Remy. I am back again.. I wanted yo to know the coral bell is going again in the south window upstairs, and I have three plants already vining downstairs. Also, I have pictures of the light pink 4 o clock if you want it for your site here.. I am so ready for spring.. I already planted tomatoes and salvias for the winter sowing in the window box garden upstairs.. Thanks for having this site, you are so generous!
    Debra

  • Remy says:

    Hi Debra,
    Cool about the Coral Vine! I bet they will be really spectacular this year.
    I would love s pic of the 4 O’clock. I have one of just the plant with closed blooms during the day. It shows how nice and full they get, but doesn’t look great with no blooms showing so I never posted it.
    I’m glad I’ve gotten to meet people like you through this site!
    Remy

  • Bob says:

    Re Ipomoea indica: Yes you can grow it as an annual. When it gets established (and that takes about a week…) it starts sending out stems that run across the ground, rooting at every node. Just take a piece with roots, plant it in a pot and keep it through the winter. Where I live winters are variable; some years it survives and others it does not. I grew it up a dead tree that was in the middle of a cement patio in order to contain it. But you still have to watch those runners, they grow *fast*. If you grew it in a (very large) pot, you would have to do the same, otherwise it would be in the ground before you knew it.

  • remy says:

    Hi Bob,
    Thank you for your post. It is very interesting. Down in the Florida Keys is such a tame plant. The ground is solid coral so it is not so easy to take hold down there. Also with growing in coral, the plants don’t get overly huge. It is great to know it will bloom it’s first year and can be successfully grown in a pot.
    Thank you,
    Remy

  • Sandy says:

    Remy, I am interested in blue wonder Heliotrope if you can get it. Can you tell me how to start these seeds? Should I start indoors or out, and what time of year do you plant ( Rochester, NY). I really enjoyed your class at the Seed Swap in Rochester a few weeks ago. I can’t wait to try your techniques. Truth be told, I did set up an indoor growing area with lights and a heat mat, but I can’t wait to try the outdoor method too.
    Thanks – Sandy

  • remy says:

    Hi Sandy,
    I decided to add the Helioptrope to my last order of the year going out in the mail today. This company has a fast turn around time so I expect them to be in and listed here in a couple weeks.
    Helioptrope is one for starting ahead of time indoors like peppers to get a good jump on the season being a tropical plant. It can be overwintered so you can start later if you plan to keep the plant and aren’t worried about a quick show this year.
    I’m glad you enjoyed the class! I was happy to teach everyone something new. You need to get some bottles outside so you can see how wonderful it works with those cold hard plants : )
    Remy

  • Sandy says:

    Remy,
    That’s great. It is one of my favorite annuals because of the fragrance. Another question. Do you know if light green 2 liter bottles work for winter sowing outside? I drink a lot of Fresca which is in a green bottle.
    Sandy

  • remy says:

    Sandy,
    The green ones work just fine. I use them myself.
    Heliotrope is very pretty, and I love the scent too! I actually wear vanilla scented perfume. If you don’t grow Viburnum carlecephalum, I recommend it if you have the space. The scent of that shrub is heavenly.
    Remy

  • Sandy says:

    Remy, welcome back from vacation! I just got my seeds and am anxious to start planting. Do you know a good web site for instructions on indoor/outdoor sowing of individual varieties? I have scouted around a little and have had varying luck.
    Thanks- Sandy

  • remy says:

    Hi Sandy,
    I had a wonderful time! The best advice I can give for wondering about specific varieties is to post on the Winter Sowing Forum on GardenWeb, http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/wtrsow/ The people there are very friendly and will tell you of their experience with specific plants. I sometimes chime in myself : ) A good basic rule of thumb is hardy annuals, biennials, and perennials can be winter sown at the beginning of winter. Hardy perennials will do best with at least 6 weeks of winter. Hardy annuals and hardy veggies can be sown in late winter. They will sprout early! Regular annuals like say zinnias can be sown once winter is pretty much over which would be early April here. Annuals that are slow growing tropical types, I like to start inside so they will be decent sized by the time nice weather arrives. Hope that helps.

  • Debra Carson says:

    Hi Remy I am back, I have beautiful plants growing right now thanks to you. I hope you have these seeds in stock.. the zinnias.. I am ready to have my Zinnia bed now.
    I am waiting for some blooms, do have blooms on the blue eyed daisy and the other little yellow daisy, they look so pretty!

  • Remy says:

    Hi Debra,
    I’m so happy you have beautiful plants from my seeds! It is cool that you have blooms on the daisies already! I didn’t grow either this year, just not enough room with trying so many new things.
    I have lots of Zinnia seeds!
    Remy

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