Jun
15
2017

Buy ANNUAL Flower Seeds A-C

Photo of Dimorphotheca (African Daisy)

Annuals A-C 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.)
To go to the Buy ANNUALS D-K page, Click Here.
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BIENNIALS can be found on the Buy BIENNIAL Flower Seed page.

PERENNIALS can be found on the Buy PERENNIAL Flower Seed A-K page and the Buy PERENNIAL Seed L-Z page.

All photos 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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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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seedpacks3Adonis 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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Agapanthus africanus Blue (Blue African Lily aka Lily of the Nile) Z8 AgapBl
This warm climate evergreen plant has big blue blooms that remind me of ornamental alliums, so pretty. Starting from seed will take patience to see blooms as it is like most rhizome rooted plants grown from seed, but it is easy to grow and keep alive. It can be grown in pots and overwintered indoors for those of you in colder climates. The plant does not need much water during winter so it is easy care. 25 seeds for $1.75.




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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 as the season progressed, 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 AgeDoB
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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Ageratum ‘Red Flint AgeRedF
This is a pretty bright red version of the normally seen blue ageratum. Red Flint grows to about 2′ tall. 100 seeds for $1.50.




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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 $1.25.




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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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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, Lettuce, and Edible Flower Seed page.
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Ammi majus ‘Queen of Africa‘ (False Queen Anne’s Lace) AmmQOA
This plant is know for it white umbels that resemble Queen Anne’s Lace but are larger. They make great cut flowers for bouquet filler. ‘Queen of Africa’ was bred specifically for florists, but the 3-4′ plants look equally good in a sunny flower border. And they are not weedy like regular Queen Anne’s Lace can be. Also known as Bishop’s Weed. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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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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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnchusa 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 $1.50.
Sorry, now out of stock until Fall 2017.
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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 some will have stronger coloration than others so grow a bunch! To see a nice pic of one,Click Here. and to see another, Click Here. 100+ seeds for $1.50.




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Antirrhinum majus (SNAPDRAGON) ‘Lipstick Silver’ Z7 SnapLS
These snapdragons have neat looking blooms, white with rosy-red center “lips.” Plants grow to about 2′. 100 seeds for $1.50.
Sorry, now out of stock until Fall 2017.
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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. A great bargain 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 looks like the purple species shown below, but this one 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.
Sorry, now out of stock. Hopefully back in fall 2017.
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Asarina antirrhiniflora Violet (Twining Snapdragon) Z9 and up AsaVio
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 ‘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. Enlarge the pic so you can really see it. 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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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAster/Machaeranthera tanacetifolia (Tahoka Daisy aka Prairie Aster) AstTan
This Native American aster looks much like its perennial cousins, but with frilllier foliage. It has beautiful blue lilac flowers with yellow centers, better than my horrible photo shows, and blooms from late summer into fall. It grows to about 2′ tall. It is very drought tolerant.
As with much of aster family, the taxonomists have made the new genus an unpronounceable piece of gobbledygook. I know with new knowledge they move plants into new genuses, but there is no need to go from a two syllable word to five (and many genuses have has this happen with five to seven syllable words.) The words are made up by them, they can make up two syllable words or even three. Rant over, lol. Regardless of which name you use, this is a great plant for attracting beneficials or the butterfly garden. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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balsamcamelia2OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS 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. Little kids like them. 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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Brachycome ‘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.
Sorry, out of stock.
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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.
Sorry, now out of stock until Fall 2017.
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Bupleurum rotundifolium ‘Griffithii (Hare’s Ear) Z8 Bupleur
Since bouquet filler flowers have been such a good seller, I’ve added this one to the site. This tender perennial with eucalyptus looking leaves grows to at least 2′ tall. It has large green bracts surrounding small yellow flowers. They have a look similar to euphorbia blossoms. It also goes by the common name Roundleaf Thorow Wax. 75 seeds for $1.50.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACaesalpinia 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. If you are buy for a jewelry project, let me know so we can pick out ones you would like. 5 seeds for $2.00.

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calendula fiesta gitana orangecalendula fiesta gitana yellowCalendula officinalis ‘Fiesta Gitana Mixed
CaleFGM
This is a dwarf mix. The plants only grow to 8-12″ tall and have fully double flowers ranging from yellow to gold to orange. Photos of yellow and orange plants from the breeder Benary. All calendulas are easy to grow in full sun. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Calendula officinalis ‘Neon (Pot Marigold) CaleNeo
This is a very brightly colored calendula. The petals of these fully double flowers are orange and tipped in burgundy. To see lots of pics from a Google search, Click Here. Plants grow to 2’tall.  All calendulas are easy to grow in full sun. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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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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CalendulaRedwithBlackEyeCalendulaRedwithBlackEyecloseupCalendula ‘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 though red may be a bit of a stretch. They are red in bud as you can see by the photo generously donated by customer V. Balson, and they  are deeper colored than normal, very pretty for a no name variety. I like this one as it another that looks a bit different than the regular calendula. The plants grow to about 2′ tall. 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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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACampanula americana aka Campanulastrum americanum CamAme
I love this plant. Unfortunately rabbits do too, so protect your seedlings. The plants grow to  3′ or taller  and have long spires of open faced blue star blooms. To see some nice shots of the blooms on a Michigan Wildflower site, Click Here.
100+ 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 gladiata (SWORD BEAN) is located on the Buy Bean and Peas 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.
Sorry, now out of stock until Fall 2017.
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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. They may be smaller in their first year from seed. 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. Limit One per customer. 10 seeds for $1.25.
Sorry, now out of stock until Fall 2017 harvest.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACanna indica (Canna Lily) Short Hot Pink CanSHP
These seeds come from a fertile 2′ hot pink variety I grow. What variation the plants will have, I don’t know, but it is a fun inexpensive way to experiment. Please see the Red Canna description above for a link to the growing from seed tutorial. So looking for a pic, I of course could not find a decent one. The photo here is part of the pot border along the house and right in the middle there is a couple blooms. 10 seeds for $1.00.
Sorry, now out of stock until Fall 2017 harvest.
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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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love in a puffCardiospermum halicabum (LOVE-IN-A-PUFF aka Balloon Vine aka Heartseed) Z9 Cardio
This tender vine is well know for its inflated seed pods that start off green and turn red as they ripen. Each pod holds three unusual seeds that are black with a tan heart. It is a really neat plant to grow, but please note in a few very southerly locations where it is a perennial vine like in TX, this plant is considered an invasive so please don’t order it if you live in one of those locations. 15 seeds for $1.75.




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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 they develop. 10 seeds for $1.25.




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berea1201416OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACaster 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 they develop. 10 seeds for $1.50.




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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 Amazon’
Finally! I found seed for this one again. They are tall plants to 5′ or larger with red stems and bronze leaves. They produce tons of spiky flower heads that are Magenta with pink. The page on this link, Click Here, has good photos and more info. 50 seeds for $1.50.
Sorry, now out of stock.
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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 $1.50.




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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 cristata ‘Kurume Corona CelKaC
This a yellow and red bicolor brain type celosia. Every bloom is colored differently. Those of you who love the unusual will want this one. Photo is from breeder Takii.
50 seeds for $1.50.




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celosia pampas plumeOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACelosia plumosa ‘Pampas Plume Mix CelPPM
This great mix has blooms that are reminiscent of Pampas Grass Plumes hence the name. They come in various shades of red, yellow, and pink. The foliage is really pretty as you can see in my pics. They are easy to grow. For full sun. The plants grow to 3′ tall. 75+ seeds for $1.00.




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Centaurea americana ‘Aloha Rose
aka ‘Aloha Rosa’ CenARO
This variety has light pink flowers that have a 5-6″ diameter! They are really neat looking flowers, like giant thistle blossoms. The plants grow up to 5′ tall. It is not very well known, but should be. It is definitely a wow plant in the garden. Also great for cut flowers. For full sun. 25 seeds for $1.25.




Centaurea americana ‘Aloha Blancaaka ‘Aloha White’ CenABl
This variety has the same huge flowers as above but in white. Click Here to see one.
25 seeds for $1.25.




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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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centaureasweetsultan1Centaurea 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. 75 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 ‘Cherry Queen’ (Spider Flower, Grandfather’s Whiskers) CleoCQ
This is like the Rose Queen shown below but a stronger pink. 75 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 pastel 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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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) ColBDr
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 $1.25.




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ColeusFairwayMixColeus ‘Fairway Mix ColFaM
By customer request~ A really good mix from solid edged to mottled. Photo is from the plant breeder, Sakata. 25 seeds for $1.25.




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Coleus ‘Fairway Rose ColFRo
A lot of you probably have seen this one before. It stands out from a distance. The leaf centers are a bright magenta pink surrounded by a deep maroon, and a green edge.  It will definitely brighten a dark corner. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here.  25 seeds for $1.25.




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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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larkspurmixOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAConsolida 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 tinctoria ‘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 $1.25.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACosmos ‘Candystripe’ (Cosmos bipinnatus) CosCandSorry for my poor photo quality, but I think you get the idea. The coloration of these varies, but all are pretty. The plants grow 3-5′ tall and are full of blooms late summer to frost. Full sun. 75+ seeds for $1.25




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Cosmos ‘Daydream (Cosmos bipinnatus) CosDay
I love the look of this cosmos. The petals are a light pink with a glowing inner deeper pink ring. A great plant for a full sun border. Plants grow 3′ and taller. They do best in soil that is not too fertile. 75+ 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, a favorite of mine. The flowers range from a deep pink-red, pink, and white. To see more pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. The plants grow 3-5′ tall and are full of blooms late summer to frost. 75+ seeds for $1.25.




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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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cosmosbrightlightsCosmos sulphureus ‘Bright Lights’ CosBrL
This mix is different than the above varieties being strong yellow, orange, and red blooms. A good mix for where you need a late season punch to a sunny border. Plants average 3-4′ and like the other cosmos bloom in late summer through fall.
75+ seeds for $1.25.




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Cuphea ignea (Firecracker Plant aka Cigar Plant) ‘Matchless’ 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.




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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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23 Comments

  • 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

  • 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 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.

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