The plants here are a nectar source, or provide habitat for a optimal hummingbird garden. A consistent source of fresh clean water for drinking and cleaning will round off the needs and greatly increase the chances that hummers will visit and maybe even stick around for a while. Humming birds like a mix of sun and shade. The benefit from trees that provide places in the shade to rest. If they nest in your area, shady areas to build nests and raise their young, will greatly increase the odds they find your yard as home. Hummingbirds feed actively all day, they need a steady supple of food to keep up with their high energy consumption because of their highly active metabolism (see how tired you get when you flap your arms so fast you can't see the motion), their small size limits the amount of energy they can store as fat. Supplemental hummingbird feeders hanging around your garden and yard will fill in any periods when the nectar from flowers and sap from trees is inadequate.

Agastache aurantiaca
    Code: AGAU-A7
    SKU: Lot A9, 50 seeds
    Price: $3.45
    Quantity in Basket: none


    Probably more variable in size and flower color than the other two varieties of A. aurantiaca offered. Red-orange colored flowers.

    50 seeds

    Agastache aurantiaca  'Lilac Sprite'
      Code: AGAU-A8
      SKU:
      Price: $2.65
      Quantity in Basket: none


      Plants grow about 18 inches tall and produce bicolored lilac and soft orange flowers.

      30 seeds

      Althaea rosea 'Simplex Mix'
        Code: ASM1-A9
        SKU:
        Price: $2.95
        Quantity in Basket: none


        These hollyhocks are more or less true perennials. They grow 4 to 5 feet tall produce clumps that have many flowering stems per plant. This mix contains white, rose, pink & the white with rose eye. Blooms mid summer into fall. Plants like a rich soil in full sun to part shade.

        50 seeds

        Aquilegia canadensis
          Code: AC43-A8
          SKU: Lot A6- 50 seeds
          Price: $1.95
          Quantity in Basket: none


          Wild Columbine

          Plants with many red colored flowers with yellow stamens and throats. Blooms mid spring into early summer. Best in open shade to part shade, grows well in dry soils too. In full sun plants bloom much more but are shorter and not as long lived. Self seeds freely to form nice clumps on open soils. Humming birds like the flowers, easy to grow and attractive. Good for a woodland setting or on rocky soils. Will bloom the second year. This lot is not seed from our local large form so plants will be different from the past seed offerings of this species - growing about 2 to 2.5 feet tall.

          Zones 3-9

          50 seeds

          Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red'
            Code: 4XS1-A1
            SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
            Price: $3.45
            Quantity in Basket: none


            A tender perennial with bronze tinted foliage. Grown as annuals in the north. Plants grow 28 inches tall and have flat umbels of red flowers with red hoods and gold centers, flowers the first year. Plants are loved by butterflies. This is a subtropical plant that will flower very well the first year and be loved by Butterflies and those that love cut flowers.

            Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours sow and lightly cover, germination in 5-20 days.

            50 seeds

            Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'
              Code: ACSY-A3
              SKU: Lot A4 - 30 seeds
              Price: $2.65
              Quantity in Basket: none




              Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold' has attractive displays of golden-yellow flowers, which are grouped in 3 to 4 inch wide clusters. The flowers are produced at the tops of 3 foot long stems, which make excellent for cutting material. Loved by Monarch butterflies, which will lay their eggs on the leaves as well as feed on the flowers.

              Zones 8-11

              30 seeds

              Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Scarlet'
                Code: ASC2-A1
                SKU:
                Price: $2.80
                Quantity in Basket: none


                Excellent cut flowers, a showy multipurpose plant; this series is bred for greenhouse and outdoor summer cut flower production. This species prefers a warm, location with good drainage and on the dry side. Long blooming species with an intense color display and an exotic appearance in containers; producing a high quality cut flower with a long vase-life and blooming period in the garden. A tender perennial in the north, Plants grow 28' tall and have flat umbels of scarlet colored flowers with golden-orange hoods, flowers the first year. This is a subtropical plant that will flower very well the first year and be loved by butterflies and those that love cut flowers.

                Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours sow and lightly cover, germination in 5-20 days.

                30 seeds

                Asclepias incarnata
                  Code: AIM1-A9
                  SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
                  Price: $2.00
                  Quantity in Basket: none


                  Swamp Milkweed

                  Nice form with dark to light pink lavender flowers with a few white plants mixed in too. Fragrant flowers loved by butterflies. Easy to grow from seed and long lived plants for the border garden or pond planting. Loved by butterflies and long blooming in midsummer. Plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall and do best in full sun but they grow and flower well in a good amount of shade too. Moisture loving species that grows in damp to wet soils but growing nicely in average garden soil also. Plants grow 4 feet tall and in cultivation will have as many as 12 stems with the tops covered with umbels of flowers. Should produce a good number of nice dark flowering plants too. Use around ponds, lakes, and low ground or in the garden. Do not let the Monarch Butterflies have their way with this plant-they love it and will lay their eggs on it and the caterpillars will eat away all the leaves. Attractive in the garden, give the plants some light shade during the hottest part of the day and they will grow in dry soils as long as the soils are deep and they can spread out their root system. In the spring one should be careful to not remove the plants during spring planting, since the emergence of new shoots is late and occurs after most all other plants have come out of the ground.

                  Zones 3-8

                  50 seeds

                  Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'
                    Code: ASC1-A3
                    SKU: Lot A5 - 50 seeds
                    Price: $2.95
                    Quantity in Basket: none


                    Nice selection for cut flower production with bright rose-red colored flowers that have softer rose colored centers. Plants grow 4 feet tall. Does well in moist soils and in normal garden soils that are watered when dry.

                    50 seeds

                    Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
                      Code: AIIB-A4
                      SKU:
                      Price: $2.85
                      Quantity in Basket: none


                      This is a beautiful white flowering form that lasts much longer as a cut flower than the normal species. Pure white flowers top off 3 to 3.5 foot tall plants. This species is loved by butterflies, and this form is covered with insects during blooming. Flowering in July - September and growing well in normal to wet soils. Plants are long lived and will bloom the first year from an early sowing. Nice up-right habit with plants. Like most Asclepia, plants are slow to come out of the ground in the spring but once they start to grow - grow fast. Some flowering the first year with a late winter sowing

                      Zones 3-8

                      The species is native to North Eastern and Central United States. Were it is found growing along streams and lakes and in moist grassy locations and open woodlands along drainage areas. Soak seeds in hot water for 24 hours ( replace the water with fresh hot water every 8 hours) and surface sow ( light helps with germination) , germination in 1-2 weeks at F 70. once germination begins cover the seeds slightly with some soil medium. If little germination move to 25-38F for 5 weeks then back to 70F.

                      50 seeds

                      Asclepias incarnata 'Mixed'
                        Code: ASIM-A8
                        SKU:
                        Price: $2.00
                        Quantity in Basket: none


                        A mix of nice colors, includes about an even mix of pure white and nice dark rose and pink-rose colored flowering plants.

                        Zones 3-9

                        Soak seeds in hot water for 36 hours, changing the water With fresh water every 12 hours. Surface sow, Light needed for best germination in 1-3 weeks at F 75. If little germination in 3 weeks, chill pots at 24-39F for 20 days.

                        50 seeds

                        Asclepias physocarpa
                          Code: AP07-A3
                          SKU: Lot A3 - 20 seeds
                          Price: $2.99
                          Quantity in Basket: none


                          Family Jewels Tree or Hairy Balls or Balloon Plant or Goose Plant Asclepiadaceae:

                          No comment of some of the common names for this plant. Small non showy flowers, are followed by round attractive and curious seeds pods with some spines (note some of the common names). Plants grow 4 to 6 feet tall. Asclepias physocarpa is a food source for the caterpillars of Danaus butterflies, and is a good Monarch butterfly food and habitat plant.

                          Zones 7-10

                          Asclepias physocarpa is native to southeast Africa, but is also widely naturalized in other parts of the world. Soak seeds in hot water for 36 hours, changing the water with fresh water after 12 hours, Surface sow, light needed for best germination in 1-3 weeks at F 75. If little germination after 4 weeks use four weeks in the fridge.

                          20 seeds

                          Asclepias speciosa
                            Code: ACPL-A7
                            SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                            Price: $2.65
                            Quantity in Basket: none


                            Showy Milkweed

                            Asclepias speciosa is a great choice for a butterfly garden. It is a spreading perennial growing 3 to 4 feet tall. Asclepias speciosa has broad, light green, hairy leaves and round umbels of fragrant soft pink flowers. The flowers are star-shaped and attract many bees and butterflies. Summer blooming.

                            Soak the seeds of Asclepias speciosa in hot water for 36 hours, changing the water with fresh water every 12 hours. Surface sow the seeds and very lightly sprinkle some soil medium on them but do not completely cover the seeds, light is needed for best germination, which should start in 1 to 3 weeks at F 75. About half the seeds maybe dormant. If little germination, transplant seedlings and move the pots to 25-39F for 6 weeks. Keep sown seed for one year, some may germinate the second year.

                            100 seeds

                            Asclepias sullivantii
                              Code: AS01-A9
                              SKU: Lot A9 - 30 seeds
                              Price: $2.40
                              Quantity in Basket: none


                              Sullivant's Milkweed or Smooth Milkweed or Prairie Milkweed Apocynaceae:

                              This species has purple-pink to soft pink or milky white colored flowers, plants grow 24 to 40 inches tall with leaves that have a dark purple to pinkish colored mid-veins (some forms have green veins). Attractive, but rough, upright plants with good sized umbels of flowers that are loved by butterflies. The opposite leaves are some what cup shaped and upward growing around the stems. Plants grow in rich moist prairies from Southern Ontario and the Midwestern United States and bloom from July into September. This species can hybridize with A. syriaca. Can be weedy, so best in a prairie, large butterfly garden, or wild flower planting.

                              Zones 3-8

                              30 seeds

                              Asclepias syriaca
                                Code: AS02-A8
                                SKU:
                                Price: $2.00
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                                'Common Milkweed'

                                Plants have umbels of light purple-pink to creamy white flowers that are produced at the top half of the 3 to 4 foot tall stems. This species lives up to its name as 'weed' and may spread into a large colony if happy, by way of underground rhizomes. If you want to make the plants spread even more pull the plants up from the ground. Butterflies love this plant. A bit course with large rough leaves and milky sap but useful in the Wildflower and butterfly garden or used in grassland planting. This is a native to much of the eastern USA, and often classified as an agricultural weed because plowing does not kill it. Grows in full sun to part shade - does well along the margins of trees and sumac thickets. Once established very drought tolerant.

                                Zones 4-9.

                                100 seeds.
                                Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'
                                  Code: ATHY-A9
                                  SKU: Lot A7 - 20 seeds
                                  Price: $3.99
                                  Quantity in Basket: none

                                  Plants grow 24 to 36 inches tall and have bright golden yellow flowers, a nice color selection that comes true from seed (Might be one or two orange tinted types.) Grow like the normal species in full sun in deep well draining soils. Attractive cut flowers.  Loved my Monarch Butterflies. 

                                  Zones 4-9

                                  Soak seeds in hot water for 36 hours, changing the water with fresh water after 12 hours, Surface sow, light needed for best germination in 1-3 weeks at F 75. If little germination after 4 weeks use four weeks in the fridge.  Asclepias tuberosa does not like wet water logged soils, so once the seedlings are established allow the soil medium to dry a little between watering.  Plants spend the first year mostly growing a white taproot.  The seeds are large enough for easy sowing. 

                                  20 seeds

                                  Asclepias verticillata
                                    Code: AV01
                                    SKU: Lot A3 - 40 seeds
                                    Price: $2.95
                                    Quantity in Basket: none


                                    Whorled Milkweed (a-SKLAY-pee-us) Asclepiadaceae:

                                    White flowers on thin stems that have very thin almost needle like leaves in whorls. Plants grow best is well drained sandy soils and reach a height of 20 inches. Blooming in early to mid summer were they make a nice addition to a prairie planting. The claw like flowers are loved by butterflies. A central north American native prairie plant found in grasslands and open grassy woods. Long lived with a spreading rhizomatous habit. Attractive plants, that will over time form nice colonies by self seeding. Grow in full sun in dry soils.

                                    Zones 4-8

                                    40 seeds

                                    Asclepias X tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies Mix'
                                      Code: ATGM-A2
                                      SKU: Lot A5 - 30 seeds
                                      Price: $2.95
                                      Quantity in Basket: none


                                      Butterfly-Weed or Pleurisy Root or Orange Milkweed or Butterfly Milkweed or Butterfly Weed (ass-KLE-pee-us: too-BER-ohh-suh) Asclepiadaceae.

                                      Plants grow 24' tall and produce many clusters of claw shaped flowers that are loved very much by butterflies. Each plant has a different shade of red, orange and yellow flowers. When done flowering plants produce long pods of seeds. With an early sowing will bloom the first year in about 12 weeks, but best flowering occurs after three years of growth, long lived plants once established. Best in well draining soils in full sun - will grow well even in poor soils as long as they are not wet for any length of time. Will flower well in part shade. Nice for cutting.

                                      Zones 4-9

                                      Soak seeds in hot water for 2 days, changing the water every 12 hours with fresh water, Surface sow- light helps with germination. Seed germination in one to three weeks at F. 70.

                                      Plants produce long, white taproots; and once established are best left alone. If one plans on transplanting them, the move should be done while the plants are one or two years old. In the spring the new growth is late to come out of the ground, so be careful about planting anything new on top of their location, or in working the soil around there placement. Plants can be started in the winter and grown under 24 hour lights, use a deep pot (over 6 inches deep) and do not over water. You can start about 30 plants in a 6x6 inch pot, transplant out in mid spring after any danger of a hard frost. Sometimes plants will go dormant later in the year, but will start growing again the next spring.

                                      Soak seeds in hot water for 36 hours, changing the water with fresh water after 12 hours, Surface sow, light needed for best germination in 1-3 weeks at F 75. If little germination after 4 weeks use four weeks in the fridge.

                                      30 seeds


                                      Astragalus centralpinus
                                        Code: ATA5-A7
                                        SKU:
                                        Price: $3.95
                                        Quantity in Basket: none


                                        The plants grow 20 inches tall. After germination its best to transplant out as soon as the seedlings are large enough to move, since plants very much resent root damage.

                                        Zones 4-9.

                                        30 seeds.
                                        Campanula rotundifolia
                                          Code: CA83-A2
                                          SKU:
                                          Price: $1.85
                                          Quantity in Basket: none


                                          Harebell or Lady's Thimble or Heath-bells or Witches' Bells or Round-leaved Bellflower Campanulaceae:

                                          Perennial plants with slender rootstocks, hairless or nearly so. Plants grow about 6 inches (6 in = 15.2 cm) tall or some time taller and produce many nodding, bell shaped medium blue colored flowers over a very long blooming period from late spring into fall. Will start to flower in only a few months from sowing.

                                          Zones 3-8

                                          Campanula rotundifolia is found on moist rocks and in meadows from Labrador to Alaska, south to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Nebraska, in the Rocky Mountains to Arizona and in the Sierra Nevada to California. Also in Europe and Asia. Consists of many races, differing in pubescence, number and size of flowers.

                                          Surface sow the seeds on premoisted seed medium and cover tray with glass or plastic. Germination in 1-8 weeks at F65-75. It is helpful to use lighted days (but keep out of hot direct sunlight) and dark nights.

                                          300 seeds

                                          Chelone lyonii 'Pink Temptation'
                                            Code: CLPT-A1
                                            SKU: Lot A7 - 50 seeds
                                            Price: $3.00
                                            Quantity in Basket: none
                                            Turtlehead or  Pink Turtlehead or Lyon's Turtlehead


                                            Chelone lyonii 'Pink Temptation' has deep pink 'snapdragon-like' flowers (looking like a turtle head, thus the common name) that are produced in good numbers atop of the stems. The steam are upright with glossy, dark green foliage. Very attractive and formal looking in perennial borders. Slowly spreading clumps, that do not run like other species of turtle heads. The best plants are produced when grow in partial shade to full sun with consistently moist to wet soil, preferably humus enriched soils that do not dry. If the soils are dry then grow in more shade, does well under trees with afternoon shade. 'Pink Temptation' is a lower growing form of the species, flowering around 15 inches tall. Started early will bloom the same year.

                                            Zones 3-7

                                            Chelone lyonii is native to north eastern USA.

                                            50 seeds

                                            Dahlia coccinea 'Victoriana Mix'
                                              Code: DCVM-A3
                                              SKU: Lot A3 - 40 seeds
                                              Price: $2.95
                                              Quantity in Basket: none


                                              (DAHL-ya: kok-SIN-ee-uh)

                                              The plants of Dahlia coccinea 'Victoriana Mix' produce single, 2 inche flowers in a mix of generally pastel shades, some different unique colors are also found. The flowers are in shades of red, yellow, pink, rose, orange and unique two-toned shades. They start flowering around 16 inches tall. Tall stems growing 3 to 5 feet tall make them useful for cutting. Nice for containers or a cutting garden. Grow in full sun in good garden soils.

                                              Annual

                                              40 seeds

                                              Digitalis ferruginea 'Gelber Herold'
                                                Code: DP03-A3
                                                SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                                Price: $2.20
                                                Quantity in Basket: none


                                                Rusty Foxglove

                                                Plants grow to 6 feet tall with tall upright, strong, densely flowered spikes. The 2/3 inch long flowers have a yellow-red color and are veined in rusty red on the inside. The dark green leaves are long and thin. This selection blooms a very long time in summer and with its tall habits makes a choice addition to the center of a garden bed they, also make an excellent cut flower. Plant in full sun or bright open shade with filtered sun, plants are drought tolerant, doing best in well drained soils. Easy to grow from seed and distinctive. Like most foxgloves this is a perennial, it blooms the second year and for a few years after that.

                                                Zones 4-7

                                                Germination in less than two weeks at 65-75F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results.

                                                100 seeds

                                                Digitalis ferruginea 'Gigantea'
                                                  Code: DFGH-A7
                                                  SKU:
                                                  Price: $2.00
                                                  Quantity in Basket: none


                                                  [Digitalis ferruginea var gigantea]'Rusty Foxglove' (dij-i-TAH lis: fe-roo-GIN-ee-a)

                                                  A robust growing biennial or short lived perennial from south eastern Europe into Turkey and Lebanon and north to the Caucasus. Growing in open woods and in grassy clearings or on rocky slopes and road sides. Dark green leaves growing in rosettes are lance shaped. Flowers are golden brown, 1.5 inches long with red brown veins. Plants bloom in mid summer. Four feet tall and 18 inches wide with leafy bracts on the flowering spikes. For well drained -- dry soils in full sun or part shade. Some strains have reddish colored flowers. Makes an impressively distinct background planting. This selection of the species has yellow flowers on sturdy stems reaching a height of 4 to 5 feet.

                                                  Hardy in zones (4) 5-7

                                                  100+ seeds

                                                  Digitalis grandiflora 'Dwarf Carillon'
                                                    Code: DGDC-A7
                                                    SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                    Price: $2.40
                                                    Quantity in Basket: none


                                                    Yellow Foxglove (dig-ee-TAH-liss: gran-dih-FLOR-uh) Scrophulariaceae:

                                                    Creamy-yellow flowers on plants that grow 12 to 14 inches tall.

                                                    (4)5-8

                                                    Surface sow the seeds and use 65-74F with germination in 2 to 3 weeks.

                                                    100 seeds

                                                    Digitalis lutea
                                                      Code: DI34-A1
                                                      SKU:
                                                      Price: $2.00
                                                      Quantity in Basket: none


                                                      Small Yellow Foxglove or Straw Foxglove (dig-ee-TAH-liss: LOO-tee-uh) Scrophulariaceae:

                                                      This is a clump forming perennial species with small yellow, waxy flowers. The flowers are produced along top 3/4ths of the 2.5 to 3 foot tall stems. Clump forming plants with evergreen foliage, grows 12 inches or more wide. Summer blooming, grow in light shade; it likes a slightly alkaline soil. A nice plant for the open shade garden. We have had some plants for ten years, and some live only 4 to 6 years. The semi-evergreen foliage is attractive in the spring.

                                                      Zones 3-8

                                                      Native from south western Europe and Northern Africa.

                                                      300 seeds

                                                      Digitalis parviflora
                                                        Code: GHT6-A9
                                                        SKU: Lot A9 - 300 seeds
                                                        Price: $1.00
                                                        Quantity in Basket: none


                                                        Spanish Foxglove

                                                        Digitalis parviflora grows 2 to 3 feet (3 ft = 91.4 cm) tall with spikes of reddish-brown colored flowers above dark green colored glossy leaves. Early to mid summer blooming, nice cut flowers. Should have well drained soils in the winter for plants that will be more hardy and longer lived. Use in full sun to open part shade. Plants will bloom the second year.

                                                        Zones 4-8

                                                        Germination in less than two weeks at 65-75F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results.

                                                        300 seeds

                                                        Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate'
                                                          Code: DI76-A9
                                                          SKU:
                                                          Price: $2.00
                                                          Quantity in Basket: none


                                                          Spanish Foxglove

                                                          Plants grow 2 to 3 feet (3 ft = 91.4 cm) tall with spikes of chocolate reddish-brown colored flowers above dark green colored glossy leaves. Early to mid summer blooming, nice cut flowers. Should have well drained soils in the winter for plants that will be more hardy and longer lived. Use in full sun to open part shade. Plants will bloom the second year.

                                                          Zones (4)6-9. Native to northern Spain.

                                                          100 seeds

                                                          Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot Beauty'
                                                            Code: DA75-A3
                                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                                            Price: $1.95
                                                            Quantity in Basket: none


                                                            Pastel shades of apricot with some spotting on 40 to 48 inch tall stems. Makes a nice cut flower.

                                                            Zones 4-10

                                                            One of the best selections of D. purpurea for the deep south.

                                                            100 seeds

                                                            Digitalis purpurea 'GloxiniaefloraThe Shirley'
                                                              Code: DPG4-A1
                                                              SKU: Lot A1 - 200 seeds
                                                              Price: $1.99
                                                              Quantity in Basket: none


                                                              Large flowers in a mix of salmon pink, creamy yellow, purple and pink colored flowers that are wide open and have a frilly edged mouth. Lots of spots and blotches in the mouths of these flowers. Plants grow 5-6 feet tall. Very nice plants produced with a mid summer sowing.

                                                              Biennials. Surface sow seeds and use 65-75F, germination in 5 to 10 days.

                                                              200 seeds

                                                              Digitalis purpurea 'Snow Thimble'
                                                                Code: DIG7-A6
                                                                SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
                                                                Price: $2.00
                                                                Quantity in Basket: none


                                                                Nice plants with large, pure white flowers with no spotting. Very nice. Biennials that have three to four-foot tall stems, a real winner in the lightly shaded garden and for cutting.

                                                                300 seeds

                                                                Digitalis thapsi
                                                                  Code: DT56-A9
                                                                  SKU:
                                                                  Price: $2.85
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                                                                  Pink Foxglove scrophulariaceae:

                                                                  Plants bloom in early to mid spring and have branched flowering stems with light purplish pink, rosy-pink colored flowers that have pubescent (soft hairs) covering the out side of the flowers. The flowers are on long spikes that grow 2to 2.5 feet tall and are strongly downward facing. Foliage is dotted with yellowish glandular hairs. Similar to D. purpurea, except foliage covered with yellow glandular hairs, thus appearing softly woolly. An attractive perennial species that ives and blooms for 3 to 5 years, some self seeding were happy. Seedlings should be grown out a few months before transplanting out. Grow in full sun to part shade. Blooms the second year.

                                                                  Zones 4-10

                                                                  Native to eastern Portugal and Spain.

                                                                  Germination in less than two weeks at 63-75F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results.

                                                                  300 seeds

                                                                  Digitalis trojana
                                                                    Code: HGFY-A7
                                                                    SKU: Lot A7 -100 seeds
                                                                    Price: $2.95
                                                                    Quantity in Basket: none


                                                                    [Helen of Troy]

                                                                    This species is from Turkey and has very lance-shaped foliage with densely silver/white furry flower spikes, giving an overall silvery appearance. The white flowers are veined green, with a long,bright white tongue. Grow in cool, dry well draining light shade. Clump-forming perennials that grow 4 feet tall. 

                                                                    Zones 6-8

                                                                    100 seeds


                                                                    Echinacea 'Color Mix'
                                                                      Code: 34HJ-H9
                                                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                      Price: $4.95
                                                                      Quantity in Basket: none


                                                                      A mix of different colored flowers including green but now heavy on red flowering plants, the plants produced will have a wide range of color shades. These are hybrids so the foliage will range from long and thin to large and the normal type for E. purpurea.

                                                                      Zones 4-9

                                                                      100 seeds

                                                                      Echinacea angustifolia
                                                                        Code: ECF4-A3
                                                                        SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                                                        Price: $2.55
                                                                        Quantity in Basket: none


                                                                        Native to the prairies of north central U.S. and Canada. This plant has long lax petals 4-8 cm long that hang down from a round central cone. The petals are thin and rose purple to pale whitish purple in color. The flower petals are up to six inches in size. This plant grows to 4 feet in height and 18 inches wide with a nice erect form. E. angustifolia is not much used in the garden but should make a nice addition to the wild meadow or grassland. Used also for medicinal purposes too.

                                                                        Zones 4-9

                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                        Echinacea pallida
                                                                          Code: EC75-A3
                                                                          SKU:
                                                                          Price: $2.00
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                                                                          Pale Purple Coneflower

                                                                          This species of cone-flower has long, thin foliage that has a rough sand-paper texture. The flowering heads end 2 to 3 foot tall stems. The heads have long hanging with rosy to soft purple rays. Blooms earlier than E. purpurea. Grow in full sun or part shade. Grows from a deep taproot, so larger established plants should be left alone, it is a drought resistant species that does well in rocky or mineral based soils.

                                                                          100 seeds

                                                                          Echinacea pallida 'Hula Dancer'
                                                                            Code: EPHD-A9
                                                                            SKU: Lot A6 - 30 seeds
                                                                            Price: $2.65
                                                                            Quantity in Basket: none


                                                                            Pale Coneflower Asteraceae:

                                                                            Echinacea pallida 'Hula Dancer' grows 32 inches tall when in bloom with tall single flower heads that have a graceful look to them. Very narrow petals that are dramatically reflexed around the small center cones. The petals are white colored with a pink tint to them. the petals are a softer tone and thinner than the typical species, giving the flowers an even more graceful look than the typical plants have. Place in an area with full sun in soils that drain well, like most purple cone species this one has a deep taproot and is drought tolerant.

                                                                            Zones 4-9

                                                                            Echinacea pallida is native to the prairie lands of the central United States.

                                                                            Echinacea pallida 'Hula Dancer' seeds most often germinate in 2 to 7 weeks at 70F. If germination does not start after 3-4 weeks a cooling below 40F for a period of 2-4 weeks helps end seed dormancy.

                                                                            30 seeds

                                                                            Echinacea paradoxa
                                                                              Code: EP32-A9
                                                                              SKU: Lot A6 - 50 seeds
                                                                              Price: $2.65
                                                                              Quantity in Basket: none


                                                                              Yellow Coneflower or Bush's Coneflower

                                                                              This is the odd one in the group, while the rest have purple-pink flowers with white forms, this one has yellow flowers, or more accurately yellow disk rays. An interesting addition to the prairie planting or back of the boarder. Plants start off slowly, with the first year spent growing a tap root with only a few low growing, rough leaves produced.

                                                                              Soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours, sow and cover seeds, darkness needed for best germination. Germination takes place from 10-50 days at F 70. If little germination after 3 weeks move to the fridge for 3-4 weeks. You can put the seeds in a plastic baggy or small jar with some moist paper towel and put in the fridge, check them every few weeks and once germination starts, sow all the seeds.

                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                              Echinacea purpurea
                                                                                Code: ECHP-A3
                                                                                SKU:
                                                                                Price: $2.00
                                                                                Quantity in Basket: none


                                                                                This is close to the wild species with purple-pink flowers. Plants grow 2.5 to 3.5 feet tall.

                                                                                300 seeds

                                                                                Echinacea purpurea 'Lustre Hybrids'
                                                                                  Code: EPLH-A8
                                                                                  SKU:
                                                                                  Price: $3.95
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                                                                                  Here is another mix with white, pink and red-purple colored flowers, large flowers on plants that grow 4 feet tall.

                                                                                  Zones 3-8

                                                                                  100 seeds

                                                                                  Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
                                                                                    Code: 09J6-A8
                                                                                    SKU:
                                                                                    Price: $2.50
                                                                                    Quantity in Basket: none


                                                                                    The true form with intense red-purplish colored flowers - in 1998 it was the Perennial Plant of the Year; also given the Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.). The wide petals are held out horizontal from the center cones. The flowering stems make for a very long lasting cut flower in a vase and they can be dried for winter decorations. This selection grows about 3.5 feet tall. Named after the breeder Magnus Nilsson of Sweden. Grow in full sun in well draining soils; plants are drought tolerant and long lived. Attractive to butterflies and when done blooming the seeds within the dried cones are loved by seed eating birds. With an early start there will be some flowering the first year, grows into a thick clump in a few years that can be divided in spring. Contrasts nicely with 'White Swan' and any resulting offspring from a cross are very heavy bloomers and worth while too.

                                                                                    Zones 3-9

                                                                                    30 seeds

                                                                                    Echinacea purpurea 'Primadonna White'
                                                                                      Code: EA18-A3
                                                                                      SKU:
                                                                                      Price: $3.25
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                                                                                      Plants grow 28 inches tall with pure white colored flowers with horizontal petals and extra large flower heads. Strong stems on nice clump forming plants making them ideal in the landscape and for cut flowers.

                                                                                      Zones 4-9

                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                      Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'
                                                                                        Code: EPRS-A7
                                                                                        SKU: Lot A4 - 30 seeds
                                                                                        Price: $3.05
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                                                                                        Bright carmine red colored petals, this is an improved selection of 'Magnus'. The petals are held-out more horizontal. With its stronger, more intense, carmine-red colored color this is a real stand out in the garden. The flowers are located on sturdy stems, with the same refined, horizontal petal arrangement as 'Magnus'. An excellent selection for cut flowers and border plants. Grows 36-40 inches tall. The tops of the stems are even tinted dark reddish. Real nice in the border and used as a cut flower.

                                                                                        Zones 3-8

                                                                                        30 seeds

                                                                                        Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
                                                                                          Code: EPWS-A1
                                                                                          SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                                                                          Price: $2.45
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                                                                                          This is a nice white form with large green cones that have golden tips that are somewhat 'prickly'. The flowers have a semi-honey scent to them. A good flower for cutting,Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' blooms in early to mid summer and if deadheaded will bloom till frost. Plants grow around 2.5 feet tall with multiple branched stems with large flowers. Seeds are loved by seed eating birds and butterflies like the flowers.

                                                                                          Zones 4-9

                                                                                          100 seeds

                                                                                          Echinacea tennesseensis
                                                                                            Code: ECF2-A3
                                                                                            SKU:
                                                                                            Price: $2.65
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                                                                                            Plants with low growing foliage that is long and thin. The flowers have upturned petals on long stems. the ray flowers have pinkish-purple colored petals and the centers are cone shaped and brown in color. Grows best in moisture retentive soils that drain well in full sun. Blooms early and mid summer.

                                                                                            Zones 4-9

                                                                                            Native to a small area of Tennessee. Like most Echinacea, germination is best after a 8 week period of cool moist stratification, followed by varying the temperature between the day and night, say 65-75F days and 40-50 nights. When sowing do not cover the seeds completely, light produces best results.

                                                                                            100 seeds

                                                                                            Echinacea tennesseensis 'Rocky Top Hybrids'
                                                                                              Code: 513E-A3
                                                                                              SKU: Lot A3 - 30 seeds
                                                                                              Price: $2.45
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                                                                                              Developed by crossing E. tennesseensis and E. purpurea, the plants look like E. tennesseensis but are a little more robust growing. The purplish-pink colored flower petals are bent upwards and wrap around dark black colored center cones. The foliage is long and thin and the stems grow 2.5 feet tall. Here is a plant that is different than the other Purple Cone flower offered. Will bloom the second year, first year plants grow only a few leaves and put most of their growth into the rootstock. Should have good drainage, especially in the fall and winter.

                                                                                              Zones (4)5-9

                                                                                              Use 8 weeks at 39, move to 50 for germination. Wet the glassine packet that the seeds come in so its damp, soak in a cup of water for 5 min and drain off any extra water that has collected in the envelope and put in a plastic ziplock bag and keep in the fridge. After 8 weeks sow and lightly cover seeds. Germination starts in 5 to 12 days and can be spread-out over a few weeks.

                                                                                              30 seeds

                                                                                              Epilobium fleischeri
                                                                                                Code: EP2A
                                                                                                SKU: Lot A6 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                Price: $2.50
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                                                                                                Fireweed or Alpine Willow Herb (e-pi-LO-bee-um: FLEI-sha-ree)

                                                                                                Denver Botanical Garden Plant Selection 2002. Long lived, up-right growing plants with purplish-pink flowers on reddish tinted stems. Plants grow 1 to 2 feet tall and bloom in summer into fall. Grow in good soils that hold some moisture but are well draining.

                                                                                                Zones 3-8

                                                                                                This species is native from the Alps. Surface sow seeds and use 4 weeks at 60-65F, if no germination then 6 months at 30-39F, then 72F. Or sow and keep out side over winter for spring germination.

                                                                                                50 seeds

                                                                                                Heuchera sanguinea 'FireFly'
                                                                                                  Code: 12KL
                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
                                                                                                  Price: $2.10
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                                                                                                  Saxifragaceae:

                                                                                                  Heuchera sanguinea 'FireFly' is the English translation of the correct name which is Heuchera sanguinea 'Leuchtkafer'. Blooms produced on 15 inch tall stems over more-or-less ever green foliage. In the garden the flowering stems are about two feet tall and the Flowers are bright crimson red-color. This selection is very good bloomer, with a heavy display in late spring with some repeat blooming during the summer. The foliage is also tinted, making the clumps an attractive addition to the landscape.

                                                                                                  Zones 3-8

                                                                                                  300 seeds

                                                                                                  Heuchera sanguinea 'Vivid'
                                                                                                    Code: HSV4-A8
                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A4 - 1000 seeds
                                                                                                    Price: $2.65
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                                                                                                    Crimson-red flowers on 18 inch tall stems. Nice compact foliage. Low growing plants with tall stems nice for cutting.

                                                                                                    Zones 4-8

                                                                                                    1,000+ seeds

                                                                                                    Hibiscus 'Carolina Mixed'
                                                                                                      Code: HG43-A3
                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A3 - 10 seeds
                                                                                                      Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                      A mix of pink and red colored shades, Giant 9 inch wide flowers. Plants grow 20 inches tall and blooming well the first year, after plants are established they will grow 24-38 inches tall.

                                                                                                      10 seeds

                                                                                                      Hibiscus moscheutos
                                                                                                        Code: HMPM-A3
                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A3 - 30 seeds
                                                                                                        Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                        Rose Mallow or Swamp Rose-Mallow Plants grow 3 to 6 feet tall and have large pink or white flowers. Grow in full sun; soil should be on the moist side.

                                                                                                        Zones 5-9

                                                                                                        For best germination use 70 to 80F for 10-14 days, first soak seed in hot water for 48 hours before sowing.the water ever 10 hours with fresh hot water. Cover seeds lightly after sowing. Darkness will help germination. Blooms July - September. Will attract butterflies and songbirds all season.

                                                                                                        30 seeds

                                                                                                        Ipomoea 'Heavenly Blue'
                                                                                                          Code: IPKJ-A
                                                                                                          SKU:
                                                                                                          Price: $1.45
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                                                                                                          Annual Vines and Climbing plants with sky blue colored flowers that have yellow throats and a short white halo. Plants grow 10 feet (10 ft = 3.05 m) tall and bloom in the morning. Morning Glories grow best in humus rich, well draining soils that are not overly dry in full sun. They are fast growing climbers used as ground covers and in baskets; they work well as screens used to cover objects like tree trunks and sheds or trailing down a rock wall.

                                                                                                          50 seeds

                                                                                                          Ipomoea x imperialis 'Mt Fuji Mix'
                                                                                                            Code: IIJ
                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A4 - 10 seeds
                                                                                                            Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                            A mix of very attractive long flowering plants, the flowers ether pink, mauve, blue or red and each is banded by a wide white edging, giving the flowers a pinwheel look to them. Plants start blooming in 6-8 weeks after sowing-very large 'pinwheel' like flowers in a selection of colors including pink, different shades of red, different shades of blue, lavender. Outstanding and different selection. The foliage is splashed with silver, so for those that like variegated plants this is a bonus-but these vines are grown for the huge and very showy and unique flowers. The flowers are over 6 inches wide and the plants can grow to be 3 to 8 feet long. Blooms from mid summer to frost. I Like them climbing among low growing shrubs or mixed in the perennial border or trained up a trellis. Different and an attention getter.

                                                                                                            Annuals

                                                                                                            Soak seeds for 24 hours in hot water, then lightly cover-plants are fast growing so plant out as soon as they reach 12 inches or so.

                                                                                                            10 seeds

                                                                                                            Ipomoea x imperialis 'Sunrise Serenade'
                                                                                                              Code: ISS1-A7
                                                                                                              SKU:
                                                                                                              Price: $2.35
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                                                                                                              Annual vines with a weird looking ruffled appearance in a rich magenta-pink color. The center of the flowers are marked in white. Plants grow about 6 feet tall and do best in a sunny location.

                                                                                                              10 seeds

                                                                                                              Ipomopsis rubra
                                                                                                                Code: IPRF-A9
                                                                                                                SKU:
                                                                                                                Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                Standing Cypress or Scarlet Gilia (ip-oh-MOP-sis: RU-bruh) Polemoniaceae:

                                                                                                                Plants grow 3 to 6 feet tall and produce spike like clusters of bright red colored flowers, the flowers are trumpet shaped and loved by butterflies and hummingbirds. Grow in full sun but will take some shade too. Grow in soils that are Low to moderate in moisture content with plants being drought tolerant. Best to sow in place since plants resent root disturbance, or use deep cell plugs and transplant out when still small.

                                                                                                                Zones (5)6-9

                                                                                                                Grown as biennials or short lived perennials, self seeds were happy. Native to Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, Texas.

                                                                                                                300 seeds

                                                                                                                Kniphofia 'Red Hot Poker'
                                                                                                                  Code: KNF2-A8
                                                                                                                  SKU:
                                                                                                                  Price: $1.95
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                                                                                                                  {caulescens]? Torch Lily or Red Hot Poker

                                                                                                                  Reddish Orange flowers turning yellow, plants flower 5 feet tall and have blue tinted foliage. The seeds need 6 weeks of moist chilling and if sown early will flower the same year.

                                                                                                                  50 seeds

                                                                                                                  Kniphofia citrina
                                                                                                                    Code: KNCI-A8
                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A7 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                    Price: $3.55
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                                                                                                                    Plants send up 6 foot tall stems with clusters of soft yellow flowers.

                                                                                                                    Zones 7-11

                                                                                                                    50 seeds


                                                                                                                    Kniphofia hirsuta 'Fire Dance'
                                                                                                                      Code: KHFD-A8
                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A6 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                      Price: $3.95
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                                                                                                                      A winter Hardy selection of Red Hot Poker with colorful blooms and low-growing coral red, turning yellow spikes growing about 20 inches tall.

                                                                                                                      Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                                      Kniphofia uvaria 'Flamenco'
                                                                                                                        Code: KNFL-A7
                                                                                                                        SKU:
                                                                                                                        Price: $3.95
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                                                                                                                        Red Hot poker or 'Torch lily' Asphodelaceae:

                                                                                                                        First year flowering selection in a mix of bright colors. The red, orange or yellow colored flowers are in crowded head-like spikes atop 32-inch (32 in = 81.3 cm) tall stems. Do not grow the plants too wet or too dry. Dry soils cause the flowers to dry up and wet soils quickly produce rotting roots. In summer Kniphofolia plants need water and should not be grown dry for best flowering. While dormant plants should be on the dry side. Plants are not tolerant of competition and do not handle being shaded by other plants. Grow in full sun, nice as a cut flower- best harvested as the first few rows of flowers open.

                                                                                                                        Native from South Africa

                                                                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                                                                        Lobelia cardinalis
                                                                                                                          Code: LOCA-A9
                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
                                                                                                                          Price: $2.00
                                                                                                                          Quantity in Basket: none


                                                                                                                          Cardinal Flower (low-BEE-lee-a: kar-dih-NAL-iss) Campanulaceae:

                                                                                                                          Lobelia cardinalis grows 3 to 4 feet tall and has bright scarlet red flowers. The flowers are produced in spikes in late summer. Loved by many for its bright color and late blooming. This plant does best in constantly moist soils in full sun to bright shade. They resent dry hot soils, but do not thrive in heavy wet soils for long. A magnet for hummingbirds, and butterflies. Flowering can start in late July and goes on to Mid October. In the garden give them water during dry periods in the summer. Will self sow if the soil is moist. Can be short lived but well worth the effort to start new plants every few years. The plants purchased from nurseries with dark stems are hybrids that are not as winter hardy. The seeds are small and the seedlings grow slowly, so care should be taken during watering. Planting out and transplanting should be done with concern not to damage the roots.

                                                                                                                          Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                          Native to most of North America, excluding the north western states of the USA. Surface sow the seeds, they are very fine. Keep between 65 and 75F. Cover the pots or trays with clear plastic or glass to keep the medium moist, keep in a sheltered location out of hot, direct sunlight but give light as light helps promote germination. Germination normally starts in 2 or 3 weeks. If no or little germination move to 30-39F for 4 weeks.

                                                                                                                          300+ seeds

                                                                                                                          Lobelia siphilitica 'Blue Selection'
                                                                                                                            Code: LSBA-A9
                                                                                                                            SKU:
                                                                                                                            Price: $2.25
                                                                                                                            Quantity in Basket: none


                                                                                                                            Great Blue Lobelia or Blue Cardinal Flower Campanulaceae:

                                                                                                                            Bright blue flowers on 24 to 36 inch (30 in = 76.2 cm) tall stems. Plants will grow well on damp to wet soils or in normal garden soils that do not become overly dry. Attractive plants, blooming in late summer. Plants form low growing rossets of leaves that give rise to showy upright spikes of flowers that bloom over many weeks. In the north, grow plants in full sun to light shade, in the south - grow plants in part to half day shade.

                                                                                                                            Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                            Surface sow seeds, and use 65 to 75F (75F = 23.9C), after two or three weeks if no germination move to 30 to 39F (39F = 3.9C) for four weeks, then back for 65 to 75F (75F = 23.9C). Keep plants moist during the growing season for best flowering.

                                                                                                                            300 seeds

                                                                                                                            Lobelia siphilitica 'Mixed'
                                                                                                                              Code: 309L-A7
                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A6 - 200 seeds
                                                                                                                              Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                              A mix of blue and white colored flowers.

                                                                                                                              200 seeds

                                                                                                                              Lobelia tupa
                                                                                                                                Code: LUTY-A3
                                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A6 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                Price: $3.45
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                                                                                                                                Campanulaceae:

                                                                                                                                Plants grow 4 to 8 feet (8 ft = 2.44 m) tall with large clusters of bright red colored flowers at the ends of long stems with felty textured leaves. Grow in full sun in well draining soils, plants do not like damp soils especially in winter, this species unlike most others in the genus likes it hot and dry. Blooms mid to late summer. Loved by Hummingbirds.

                                                                                                                                Zones (7)8-10

                                                                                                                                Seeds are on the small side, so surface sow and use 68 to 76F (76 F = 24.4 C) with germination in a few weeks, use a well draining soil medium, waterlogged soils can cause root rot.

                                                                                                                                Native to Chile.

                                                                                                                                100 seeds

                                                                                                                                Lychnis chalcedonica  'Rauhreif'
                                                                                                                                  Code: 4LY6-A8
                                                                                                                                  SKU:
                                                                                                                                  Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                  Pure white flowers. A nice cut flower when fresh.

                                                                                                                                  Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                                  100 seeds

                                                                                                                                  Lychnis chalcedonica 'Scarlet'
                                                                                                                                    Code: LCS2-A1
                                                                                                                                    SKU:
                                                                                                                                    Price: $1.65
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                                                                                                                                    Maltese Cross (lick-nis: chal-ce-DON-i-ka)

                                                                                                                                    Plants grow three to four feet tall and have dense heads of bright scarlet flowers. One of the, if not the, brightest true red flowers, blooming in early to mid summer. Long lived-doing very well in a moist sandy loam soil in full sun to light shade. A classic garden plant that still commands attention. Germination in less than three weeks at 68F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results.

                                                                                                                                    Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                                    Native to eastern Russia.

                                                                                                                                    100 seeds

                                                                                                                                    Lychnis chalcedonica carnea
                                                                                                                                      Code: LCC2-A1
                                                                                                                                      SKU:
                                                                                                                                      Price: $2.65
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                                                                                                                                      Caryophyllaceae:

                                                                                                                                      Unusual pink bronze flushed, rose colored, 'Maltese Cross' shaped flowers. Plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall and bloom in July. Full sun in good soils that are moisture retentive but not wet. In a shady location they need major staking.

                                                                                                                                      Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                      The species is native from Eastern Russia. Germination in less than two weeks at 68F . Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results.

                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                                                      Lychnis sibirica
                                                                                                                                        Code: RL05-R
                                                                                                                                        SKU:
                                                                                                                                        Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                        [Silene]

                                                                                                                                        Good sized, white colored flowers with nochted petals. The flowers have five petals and have a round pin-wheel look to them, with each petal is deeply noched in the middle with rounded edges. Plants grow 8 to 15 inches tall and have short narrow leaves that are low growing.

                                                                                                                                        Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                        Native to northern Chine, Mongolia and Siberia. Were it is found growing in open woodlands, rocky grasslands and on hill sides. Surfaces sow seeds and use F 70, germination in 4-20 days. Once seeds start to germinate sprinkle a little seed mix over the top of them. If no germination move to 30-39F 4 weeks then back to F 70. If you have less than 50% germination - Allow the medium to dry out and store dry for a month or two then water again. Keep your seed trays/pots for a year after transplanting out your seedlings. Some seeds respond to cycles of drying.

                                                                                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                                                                                        Lychnis viscaria 'Snowbird'
                                                                                                                                          Code: LVS1-A7
                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A6 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                          Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                          [Silene viscaria] Caryophyllaceae:

                                                                                                                                          Lychnis viscaria 'Snowbird' is a low growing selection. Plants forming mats of foliage with flowering stems growing 12 to 20 inches tall. The flowers are in spike like displays are are a bright white color. Can be used as a cut flower. Blooms late spring and early summer.

                                                                                                                                          Zones 3-7

                                                                                                                                          Surface sow the seeds with germination in a week at 70F.

                                                                                                                                          100 seeds

                                                                                                                                          Lychnis viscaria ssp. atropurpurea
                                                                                                                                            Code: LY69-A7
                                                                                                                                            SKU:
                                                                                                                                            Price: $2.85
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                                                                                                                                            German Catchfly

                                                                                                                                            Plants have 16 inch tall stems with dark purple-red flowers above very low growing clumps of thin evergreen foliage. Very showy in the landscape planted in groups of 7 or more plants spaced about 8 inches apart.

                                                                                                                                            Zones 4-8

                                                                                                                                            200 seeds

                                                                                                                                            Lychnis x haageana
                                                                                                                                              Code: LH03-A9
                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                              Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                              Haage Campion (hah-GEE-ah-na)

                                                                                                                                              This Hybrid has large orange to red colored, Maltese cross shaped - flowers on shorter growing plants that reach a height of 10-15 inches tall. Very showy in the front of the border were they will bloom best in full sun in well draining but moisture retentive soils. Blooms in Late June and July. I like them along a fence or mixed in amongst Catmints and Sedum's. After flowering plants can be cut down or you can leave the seeds heads on till they dry and use them as dried cut flowers in a small dried flower arrangement. Plants tend to go dormant in late summer and will return next spring. they are noticeable from a good distance.

                                                                                                                                              Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                              (The roots are not so hardy in the north (Zones 3-4) - so plants grow in to thick short clumps after 2 or 3 years and should be divided if you want taller plants)


                                                                                                                                              To germinate the seeds of Lychnis x haageana start with 3 to 4 weeks at 68ºF, if no germination move for 3 to 4 weeks to 30-39ºF, then move back to 68ºF

                                                                                                                                               50 seeds

                                                                                                                                              Mimulus 'Bounty Red'
                                                                                                                                                Code: 534R-A7
                                                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                Price: $2.65
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                                                                                                                                                Mimulus 'Bounty Red' grows 6 inches tall with large red colored flowers. These attractive, large flowering, tender perennials are useful bedding and pot plants. Starts blooming about a month after sowing. Provide steady moisture but good drainage and full sun or part shade, blooms well inside also.

                                                                                                                                                100+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                Mimulus ringens
                                                                                                                                                  Code: 4MI5
                                                                                                                                                  SKU:
                                                                                                                                                  Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                                  Allegheny Monkey Flower or Square-Stemmed Monkey Flower Scrophulariaceae:

                                                                                                                                                  Lilac-purple colored flowers have a snapdragon-like shape. The plants are hairless and have square stems. Plants Grow 1 to 3 feet tall. Grow in moister retentive to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Best in part shade, when grown in full sun the soils should not be allowed to become very dry. Blooms June into September.

                                                                                                                                                  Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                  Native to Nova Scotia to Virginia, Tennessee, Manitoba, Nebraska and Texas. Were it is found in swamps and along stream edges.

                                                                                                                                                  1,000 seeds

                                                                                                                                                  Mimulus tilingii
                                                                                                                                                    Code: MIM9-A9
                                                                                                                                                    SKU:
                                                                                                                                                    Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                                                    Tiling's Monkeyflower or Larger Mountain Monkeyflower

                                                                                                                                                    Good number of large yellow flowers on 15 cm tall plants. Blooms the first year.

                                                                                                                                                    Native from western states of the United States, where it is found growing in wetlands.

                                                                                                                                                    300+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                    Monarda bradburiana
                                                                                                                                                      Code: MO3A-A8
                                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A3 - 50
                                                                                                                                                      Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                                      Eastern Bee Balm or Bradbury's Monarda

                                                                                                                                                      This seed may come in a mix of colors including purple, lilac, white and reddish tinted but most plants are likely the lavender-purple flowering form. Later blooming than M.didyma and shorter, growing 20-36 inches tall.

                                                                                                                                                      Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                      Germination in less than two weeks at 60F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results.


                                                                                                                                                      This species is a native north American plant listed as endangered in the wild for the state of Indiana , but found as a common late summer blooming 'wild' flower in much of the prairie states. Native to Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

                                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                      Monarda bradburiana 'Lavender'
                                                                                                                                                        Code: 62MO-A7
                                                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                        Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                                        Eastern Bee Balm or Bradbury's Monarda

                                                                                                                                                        This is the normal color of this 2 foot tall growing species (a small percent of plants will have other colors), the flower color is a soft lavender. A good species for open shade in moist soils.

                                                                                                                                                        Zones 4-8

                                                                                                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                        Monarda citriodora
                                                                                                                                                          Code: MC02-A1
                                                                                                                                                          SKU:
                                                                                                                                                          Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                                          Lemon Mint or Purple Horse Mint or Oswego tea and Bee Balm (mo-NARD-ah cit-ree-DOO-ra)

                                                                                                                                                          lemon-scented leaves and flowers attractive to bees, drought tolerant with lavender-pink flowers. Plants grow 1-3 feet tall and are upright with a width of 12 inches. Perennials or annuals that should be grown in moisture retentive soils in full sun to light shade. Plants bloom in early summer and have flowers on them to late summer. This member of the mint family is loved by butterflies and bees. The scented foliage is a welcome addition to the wild flower garden or sunny borders, plants will self sow were happy.

                                                                                                                                                          Native of south-central US including the states of Texas, Missouri, and Kansas. Plants are said to be deer resistant.


                                                                                                                                                          Very lightly cover seeds and use 70F, germination in two weeks, if little germination, then move to the fridge for three weeks.

                                                                                                                                                          100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                          Monarda didyma
                                                                                                                                                            Code: KK9J-A8
                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A7, 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                            Price: $3.50
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                                                                                                                                                            (Goldemelisse) Bergamot or Oswego Tea or Scarlet Beebalm Lamiaceae:

                                                                                                                                                            These plants are the wild species, they have red flowers on plants that grow 2.5 to 3.5 feet tall. Flowering from July to late August, Plants like moist but well draining soils in full sun to part shade. Plants spread-out to form nice clumps that are loved by hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, a must-have in a butterfly garden or wildflower garden. Best flowering in full sun in moisture retentive soils, dry soils and humid air produce weak floppy plants that can be prone to powdery mildew attacks, so use a rich-organic soil and water when dry. Clumps can divided in spring or after flowering, after a few years its often helpful to dig up clumps and replant if your soils are not perfect - remove old woody stems and replant the new stolonifouros shoots. Nice cut flowers and the petals can be dried and retain their red color, but they will not remain attached to the flower. The dried flowers can be soaked in hot water and produce an interesting red color. The species name - didyma, means "in pairs," probably in reference to the stamens or the paired leaves that run down the stems.

                                                                                                                                                            Zones 3-9


                                                                                                                                                            Native to eastern and central North America were it is found along edges of streams and in wooded locations with moister retentive soils.

                                                                                                                                                            50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                            Monarda didyma 'Bee Balm Mixed'
                                                                                                                                                              Code: MOND-A9
                                                                                                                                                              SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                              A very nice selection of different colors offered in this mix, this strain produces darker and nice softer shades and more consistently nice plants than other mixes. Should include the full color spectrum that Bee-balms have to offer. Plants grow 30-45 inches tall.

                                                                                                                                                              Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                              100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                              Monarda didyma 'Panorama Mix'
                                                                                                                                                                Code: MDPM-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                Many different colors from red to purple and pink. Plants grow 2.5 to 3.5 feet tall. Most plants out of this seed strain have good mildew resistance and the colors are bright and showy. A nice way to have a selection of different Monarda for the garden, I have gotten some real winners from this mix. Plants do best in cool soils in light - open shade, but will grow in full sun if you do not let the soil bake dry.

                                                                                                                                                                Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                Plants sown this year will bloom the next year and are easy to grow from seed. (Very early spring) surface sow seeds while the air temps are still cool or put in the fridge for 2 weeks, grow out seedlings under cool conditions 55-65 F. Light needed for best germination.

                                                                                                                                                                100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                Monarda fistulosa
                                                                                                                                                                  Code: 27MF-A9
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                                                                                                                                                                  A clump-forming, mint family member that grows 3 to 4 feet tall. The pinkish lavender, two-lipped, tubular shaped flowers appear in dense, rounded, terminal heads. The paired leaves arranged on square stems are scented. Loved by humming birds and bees. A good choice for naturalizing in a grassy area mixed with Rudbeckia and Joe-Pye weed. Grow in sun to part shade in well draining soil, tolerate dry conditions. Flowering mid to late summer. Not eaten by deer, but under dry conditions with humid air may develop powdery mildew, especially late in the growing season.

                                                                                                                                                                  300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                  Monarda pectinata
                                                                                                                                                                    Code: 4MN2-A8
                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                    Price: $2.65
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                                                                                                                                                                    'Pony Bee-Balm' or 'Plains Lemon Monarda' or 'Grassland Horse Mint' or 'Plains Bee balm' LAMIACEAE:

                                                                                                                                                                    Annual plants growing 1.5 to 3.5 dm tall, long thin canoe-like leaves the herbage has short hairs that curled downward. The flowers are good sized, arranged in wholes around the stem, white to soft pink, with lower lips sometimes purple-spotted. It blooms mid to late summer. Native to California to the western Great Plains and northern Mexico where it is found growing in dry sandy creek-beds and canyons.

                                                                                                                                                                    Annuals or sometimes perennials.

                                                                                                                                                                    300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                    Monarda punctata
                                                                                                                                                                      Code: MON2-A8
                                                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                      Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                                                      Monarda punctata is a mint relative with square stems and very aromatic foliage. The flowers are loved by pollinators and the plants do well on dry, nutrient poor soils. Self seeding perennials that are a nice addition to grasslands and wild flower gardens. Nice enough even for perennial borders. Full sun, and adaptable to soil types except damp ones.

                                                                                                                                                                      Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                      300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                      Monarda x  'lambada'
                                                                                                                                                                        Code: NB67-A1
                                                                                                                                                                        SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                        Plants grow 2 feet tall and have stacked whorls of violet-pink colored flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                        Zones 7-9, but attractive annuals every were else.

                                                                                                                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                        Penstemon barbatus 'Rondo Petite Bouquet'
                                                                                                                                                                          Code: PBR1-A1
                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A7 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                          Price: $2.85
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                                                                                                                                                                          These very showy flowering plants grow 10 to 20 inches tall. Blooms the first year. Nice wide color selection with light pink, lavender, deep red and purple well represented. Use in soils with good drainage, and in the winter keep dry and away from wet mulches. Recommended for lots of color in the front of the border or rock garden.

                                                                                                                                                                          Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                          Surface sow, light needed for best germination, and keep soil temps below 50F for 4 weeks, move to 65F were germination will occur.

                                                                                                                                                                          100 seeds


                                                                                                                                                                          Penstemon barbatus coccineus 'Scarlet'
                                                                                                                                                                            Code: PBC2-A9
                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A7 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                            Price: $2.65
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                                                                                                                                                                            [Jingle Bells]

                                                                                                                                                                            Tall plants from 2 to 4.5 feet, with attractive tubular - bell shaped scarlet colored flowers. Loved by Hummingbirds for its numerous flowers that are well spaced from each other on long branched stems. The multi stemmed clumps have medium green smooth leaves. Sunny borders, rock gardens and naturalized grassy areas. Attractive in the garden and drought tolerant. Avoid rich soils which can promote heavy growth at the expense of flower production. In the south plants form evergreen dense ground covering clumps.

                                                                                                                                                                            Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                            Sow seeds at 45-60F, germination in three to five weeks. Higher temperatures tend to delay germination. If no results move to 32-39F for five weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                            100 seeds


                                                                                                                                                                            Penstemon calycosus
                                                                                                                                                                              Code: PEB8-A3
                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A3 - 300 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                              Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                                                              Calico Beardtongue or Long-sepaled Penstemon or Smooth Beard-tongue (pen-STEH-mon cal-ee-COS-us) Scrophulariaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                              Blooms May to June with flowers that are one inch long and a light violet or purple in color with three whitish lower lips (The picture shows an atypical near white flowering specimen). Plants grow 12 to 36 inches tall. This is a open woodland species found in the wild along the margins of woodland clearings and the edges of tree lines, thus doing best in part shade. Will take full sun as long as the soil does not become overly dry.

                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 3 to 9

                                                                                                                                                                              Native to rocky bluffs from Kentucky to Missouri, Alabama and Arkansas.

                                                                                                                                                                              300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                              Penstemon cyananthus
                                                                                                                                                                                Code: PE51-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                Wasatch Penstemon PEN-stem-on: SY-an-an-thus) Scrophulariaceae :

                                                                                                                                                                                Brilliant blue flowers on 1 to 3 foot tall stems over blue green foliage. Plants grow 15 to 30 inches (30 in = 76.2 cm) tall and bloom late summer. Glowing blue flowers in crowded spikes.

                                                                                                                                                                                Zones 4-8

                                                                                                                                                                                Native to Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, where it is found in higher elevations growing in full sun in dry well-drained soils.

                                                                                                                                                                                Zones 4-10 but avoid wet conditions during fall and winter.

                                                                                                                                                                                300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                Penstemon eatonii
                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: PENT2-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 200
                                                                                                                                                                                  Price: $2.20
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Firecracker Penstemon or Eaton's Firecracker

                                                                                                                                                                                  Rich scarlet red flowers have a long tubular shape. The flowers cover the top 2/3rds of 1.5 to 2.5 foot (2.5 ft = 76.2 cm) tall stems. Blooming starts in mid to late spring. This species has a semi-woody base and the leaves are evergreen in warm locations. Grown best in rocky, well drained locations in sun. It is loved by hummingbirds and is dear resistant, drought tolerant, and suitable for use in hot and dry Climates. The flowering stems make nice cutting material.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Zones (4)8-10. Colder areas keep plants very dry over winter.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Some seeds of Penstemon eatonii should start to germination in less than two weeks at 60F (60F = 15.6 C). Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results., If the above does not work : use 40 to 45F (45F = 7.2 C), after a few weeks move to 55 to 65F (65F = 18.3 C), germination is spread out over many weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                  200 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                  Penstemon grandiflorus
                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: PE73-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Large flowering species with lavender-blue flowers on 3 to 4 foot tall stems. Blue-green foliage, a showy prairie plant blooming in summer.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                                    For seed germination start with 6 to 8 weeks at 32-39F, move to 65-75F for germination which is spread out over a number of weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                    300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                    Penstemon heterophyllus 'Blue Springs'
                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: PENT9
                                                                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                      Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                                                                                                      Foothill Penstemon

                                                                                                                                                                                      Large showy clusters of flowers in an azure blue color. Attractive plants for areas with well draining soils in full sun.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Zones 7-9

                                                                                                                                                                                      100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                      Penstemon heterophyllus 'Zuriblau'
                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: PE86-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                        {P. 'Blue of Zurich'} Blue Bedder Penstemon

                                                                                                                                                                                        Plants grow 18 inches tall and produce nice bright gentian blue flowers in dense, erect spikes above evergreen rosettes.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Zones (7 dry)8-10.  Surface sow seeds, light helps with germination, use 70F days and 50 F. nights- germination is spread out over many weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                        Penstemon pachyphyllus
                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: 1PET-A9
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                                                                                                                                                                                          Utah Penstemon or Utah Bluebells or Thickleaf Beardtongue Scrophulariaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                          One to four foot tall stems of dark purple-blue to lavender colored flowers and thick glaucous coated foliage. Grow in full sun in gravelly to sandy soils. Drought tolerant species.

                                                                                                                                                                                          300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                          Penstemon spectabilis
                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: PNG7-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                            Showy Penstemon

                                                                                                                                                                                            This species produces plants that grow three fee tall and are normally long lived perennials with spikes of lavender flowers in April-June. Grow in well draining to dry soil in full sun.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Zones 6-10.

                                                                                                                                                                                            A desert species native from dry creek beds, hill sides and coastal bluffs of southern California

                                                                                                                                                                                            Sow seeds and start with 40 to 45F, after a few (4 or 5) weeks move to 55 to 65F, germination is spread out over many weeks. Or sow in the fall and keep out side over winter for germination in the spring and summer.

                                                                                                                                                                                            300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                            Penstemon strictus
                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: PNG2
                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                              Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Rocky Mountain Penstemon

                                                                                                                                                                                              Showy plants that flower 2 feet tall with bright spikes of intense blue-purple colored flowers. The dense blooming spikes are in flower for over five weeks in late spring. Spreading clumps grow to 3 feet wide. Penstemon strictus is an easy to grow Penstemon that is long lived. Foliage is thick with long, thin smooth leaves that have a dull glossy sheen. Will bloom the second year. Use in quick draining soils and keep dry over the winter.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                              300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                              Penstemon superbus
                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: H45Y
                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A4 - 200 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Superb Beardtongue (PEN-stem-on: soo-PER-bus) Plantaginaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                Brilliantly colored flowers in coral to scarlet, they are trumpet shaped with good sized open faces and plants are in bloom from April to June. This species grows 2 to 4 feet tall with an up-right habit. Needs good drainage so best in soils that drain quickly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                Native to the hot dry deserts of New Mexico.

                                                                                                                                                                                                200 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                Penstemon tenuiflorus
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: PS38
                                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  'Eastern White Beardtongue' Scrophulariaceae.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  White flowers that top off 15 to 30 inches tall stems. Found growing in dry calcareous soils.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Native to eastern North American native to the states of Alabama.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Penstemon venustus
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: MNJ2-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Venus Penstemon

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Early Summer blooming plants with showy purple colored flowers. Upright growing plants grow 2 feet tall. Best grown in coarse well draining soils. Best results on slopes in full sun to part shade.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Start around 40-45F, after a few (4 or 5) weeks move to 55-65F, germination is spread out over many weeks. Or sow in the fall and keep out side for germination in the spring and summer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Penstemon virgatus
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: 100P-A6
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wand Beardedtongue Scrophulariaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tthis species of Penstemon has upright, very narrow spike like stems with lavender flowers with throats marked in darker violet-red, some plants have white colored flowers. Plants grow about 2 feet tall, when in bloom.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Native from the Rocky Mountains of the USA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Physostegia angustifolia
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: PHJ1-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Narrow Leaved Obedient Plant (fy-so-STEEJ-ee-uh: an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) Lamiaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Plants have 2 foot long narrow spikes of lavender-pink colored flowers. The spikes are attractive and can be used as cut flowers in a vase too. Plants tolerates wet sites, but are intolerant of real dry ones; growing best in a rich moisture retentive soil in part shade to full sun, they will grow in shade but the stems tend to flop down under the weight of the flowers. Evergreen winter rosettes of low growing foliage give rise to flowers in summer and early fall. Plants spread by rhizomes and some-times by self seeding. The flowers are not as large as its better know relative but are still nice in a wildflower garden or planted along the margin of a woods with moist soils.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Zone (3)5 to 9

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Native to the states of central USA. Sow at 55-65F for 3 weeks, if no germination move to 24-39F for 12 weeks, move to 65-74F for germination.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Salvia argentea
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: SA2G-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A4 - 30 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Price: $2.65
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Silver Sage (sal-VEE-a: ar-GEN-tee-a)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Flat rosettes up to 3 feet wide of large, textured, silver-white colored, furry, broad, 6 to 8 inch long leaves. Flowers are produced in whorles around the 30 to 40 Inche tall stems, the claw shaped flowers are white in color (often tinted with yellow). Sow in late winter/early spring for a very impressive display of leaves the first year and flowers in summer the next year. Use in full sun (in the north) and part shade (in the south) in soils that are well draining, plants will not do that well under hot-humid conditions. Plants are by nature biennials or short-lived perennials, being monocarpic by nature. But if the flower stalks are removed before the plants make seed, they will often live and bloom for more than three. The species name means 'Silver like'

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zones (4) 5-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Native to southern Europe. Use 65-75ºF with germination starting in a few weeks and spread-out over a number of weeks. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Salvia azurea
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: 4SX3-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            [Salvia pitcheri] (SAL-vee-uh: a-ZOOR-ee-uh) Lamiaceae

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Plants grow 3 to 5 feet tall but for best shape should be cut in half in early summer. Plants have medium green colored, thin foliage with a silvery cast and the flowers are produced in "spikes" on the top 1/5 of the stems. Bloom July to October with attractive azure sky blue colored flowers on somewhat lax growing stems. A showy and attractive species with a deep root system, once established should be left in place as the roots can go down over 6 feet deep into the soil. Blooms July - October. Will flower the first year if started in early spring, and blooms from August in to late fall, even after some frost. Can be lanky, but cutting back in early summer will produce bushier and more upright plants that blooming more heavily. Long flowering period and a nice rich blue color combined with drought tolerance makes Salvia azurea an ideal choice for a wild flower garden or used on a bank or side of a hill.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zones (4) 5-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Native to central USA were it is found growing on dry, rocky or sandy prairies. Use 4 weeks at 65-75F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results, if no Germination. Use 4 weeks at 30-39F, then 65-75F

                                                                                                                                                                                                            50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph'
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: SCCN-A1
                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Another bicolor, with bright salmon red colored flowers that have white upper-lips. Long blooming with a bushy habit of growth reaching 25 inches tall. Cut back to produce more compact and even bushier plants. Nice in pots and large containers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              This annual salvia like the others listed here are drought and heat tolerant. Start seeds with 3 to 4 weeks at 65-75F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results., if no germination., 2-4 weeks at 30-39F, then 65-75F

                                                                                                                                                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Salvia coccinea 'Hummingbird Forest Fire'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: SAL6-A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A5 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Price: $2.19
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                A showy, summer blooming border plant or used as a mass planting for a bright colorful display. Plants have flowers with dark-reddish-black calyces with fiery ember-red colored flowers. Salvia coccinea 'Hummingbird Forest Fire' has a very nice plant habit and a long blooming period. This selection is easy to grow and more or less trouble free in the landscape. Best when grown in full sun in the north or with some light shade in the south.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Annuals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Germination within 4 weeks at 65-75F. Surface sow the seeds, light needed for best results. Once germination starts a light adding a light covering of soil medium can help establish the seedling quicker.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Salvia farinacea 'Blue Bedder'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: SFBB-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Three foot tall spikes with deep blue flowers, this is a nice form for the cutting garden and is very effective as a mass planting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Annual. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best germination, use F 75, germination in 10-18 days. Do not let the temp drop below F 60.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  50 seeds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Salvia farinacea 'Evolution'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: SAL9-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AAS and Fleuroselect Winner. Unique deep violet colored flowers in spikes growing to 2 feet (2 ft = 61 cm) tall. Plants are upright growing with a spread of 16 to 19 inches (19 in = 48.3 cm). The flowers cover the top 6 or 7 inches (7 in = 17.8 cm) of the clumps.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Salvia farinacea 'Strata'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: SFS3-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Strata was awarded the Fleuroselect Gold Medal. Showy variety of Salvia with bi-colored flower spikes, with blue flowers and white stems. This half hardy annual is an award winning compact variety growing 12 to 15 inches tall, the silver haired spikes hold clear blue flowers with white calyx. Best grow in full sun to light shade in well draining soils. Sow Indoors from February to March for blooms from July to October, or sow later for late summer and fall blooming.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: SAVB-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Price: $2.19
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bright deep blue colored flowers. Nice compact growing habit make it ideal for beds or large mixed containers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Annual



                                                                                                                                                                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Salvia flava v. megalantha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: SA3A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A3 - 10 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          [Salvia flava v. megalantha] This species is apparently incorrectly offered in the seed trade as Salvia bulleyana. Lamiaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Whorls of Yellow flowers with reddish-brown tinted or blotched lower lips. The hairy (pilose) plants are upright growing from 2 to 4.5 feet tall. This species blooms in late spring - early summer. The normal form of the species has all yellow flowers but this var. has the brownish blotches and larger flowers, which are about 1/2 inch wide and a bit shorter in length Native from China were in the wild it is found growing in forests, along the edges of the woods, hillsides and grasslands, so it should do well in some open shade part of the day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Salvia forskaohlei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: SA03-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 30 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (SAL-vee-a)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Here is a beautiful Salvia that grows well in light shade. Rugged durable plants that produce whorls of very showy violet-blue flowers with two-lips or 'claws'. The flowers are produced on long stems and have white and yellow markings on the lower lip. The foliage is a dark green and thick. Plants grow into thick clumps that blanket the ground over a 2 to 4 foot area. Plants flower from 24 to 40 inches tall and will start to bloom in mid spring and bloom until fall, some light deadheading will promote even heaver blooming later in the year. Use in Loamy, well-drained soil in some light open shade, with more shade in hot, very sunny climates. They will flower the first year from a spring sowing. Durable plants that once established will recover even after much neglect. Moderate seed production but not to a difficult degree. Native to Bulgaria and Mediterranean including parts of Turkey and Greece.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zones (5)7-10

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Salvia hians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: SA48
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A5 - 25 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lamiaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Large felt like leaves and light blue flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones (5)6-9. Native to northern India. But does not do well under hot and humid conditions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Use 3-4 weeks at 65-75F, if no Germination, then 4 weeks at 30-39F, then back to 65-75F, Germination can be spread out over many weeks. Surface sow seeds, light helps with Germination.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Salvia hispanica 'Chia'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: 102H
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Used for 'making' pets. When seeds are moistened they develop a thick gelatinous coating.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Salvia horminium 'Blue Monday'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: SA2S-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bushy plants with many small bright blue flowers in large, very colorful bracts. Plants grow 24 inches tall, best in full sun to part shade. Nice cutting material.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Annuals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Seeds germinate in 3 to 4 weeks at 65-75F. Surface sow the seeds, light needed for best results.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Salvia jurisicii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: SA08-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jurisici's Sage (SAL-vee-a: jur-i-SIC-ee-eye)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Mounds of foliage are silver hairy, with the leaves attractively lacy cut and some times even called fern like. The scent of the foliage reminds me of 'squashed green tomatoes.' The softly hairy but stiff foliage is produced on square stems with terminal racemes of blue flowers. The flowers have long hairs on the upper lip. Early summer bloomers that grow about 2 feet wide with 18 inch tall stems that are lax, reaching a height of 8 inches or so. Sun in well drained to dry soils. After flowering cut back heavily and plants will quickly re-bloom. Takes a lot of hot sun and will take a good amount of frost and still look good. A nice rock garden plant in well draining soils, both for its flowers and foliage. The genus name Salvia is from the word 'Safe' in Latin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zones (4)6-8(10)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Native to Yugoslavia. Surface sow seeds and use F 70, germination in a few days.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Salvia lyrata 'Purple Prince'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: 4SG2-A2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lyre-leaved Sage or Lyre leaf Sage or Cancer Weed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Small purple-flowers on tall wispy stems 12 to 24 inches tall, blooming in late spring and early summer with some rebloom later in the year. A perennial that self seeds most often - well sometimes a lot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Low growing, broad flat leaves are a dark purple color. Loved for its deep burgundy foliage. The color changes in the fall to a reddish hue. Looks well mixed with large rocks, low growing leaves might remind one of an Ajuga.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Salvia lyrata is native to the USA, and is found growing in New Jersey west to Oklahoma south to Texas and Florida.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Salvia lyrata 'Purple Volcano'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: SLPV-A2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Light blue colored flowers, the foliage is intensely reddish purple colored. Flowering stems reach about ten inches tall.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Salvia nemorosa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: SA06-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (SAL-vee-a: ne-MO-ro-sa)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A cold winter hardy species with spikes of violet-blue flowers in mid summer. Plants reach 20 to 28 inches in height over low growing basal foliage composed of rugose(wrinkled) leaves. The flowering stems are branched and have no to few leaves, they produce somewhat dense spikes of flowers that have a tendency to lean a little. The species name means something like 'From the Woods' and the species is native from Europe. Not long living in hot soils or under very humid conditions, but an attractive addition to a sunny border. The plants are scented with a pungent but pleasant odor. The folaige is low growing and deadheading will produce an extended blooming season. Blooms the first year from a early spring sowing. Can self seed some on open ground. Looks best used in large clumps or planted in long lines along a border or walkway.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Surface sow the seeds, with germination in a few days at 65F. Seedlings have a good growth rate and can planted out in a few weeks. When not blooming, cut off old flowering stems and the plants are neat, low growing mats of foliage.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Salvia patens 'Blue Angel'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: SA2A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A4 - 25 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ultramarine colored flowers in spikes that reach 3 feet tall. Large flowers are up to 2 inches long. Treated seed for easier germination, this seed germinates in about three days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Frost tender plants grown as annuals in most of the country. Or over winter in a cool green house. Use 4 weeks at 65-75F, if no Germination, 4 weeks at 30-39F, then 65-75F. Surface sow seeds, light helps with Germination.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Salvia ringens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: SR45-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Balkan Salvia (SAL-vee-uh: RIN-jens) Lamiaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Blue-lilac colored flower on 2.5 foot tall, woody based plants with gray-green foliage. Not always easy to germinate and a few periods of being moist and then allowed to dry out - can help. Pinnately shaped foliage with whorls of bluish purple flowers blooming from June to September.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 8-11

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Salvia sclarea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: SL24-A2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Clary or Muscatel Sage or Clary Sage (SAL-vee-uh: SKLAR-ee-uh)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Salvia sclarea is a biennial or short-lived perennial with sturdy branched stems that are thick and quadrangular in shape. The leaves are large, aromatic, and light green in color. The ovate leaves at the base of the plants can grow to be about 9 inches long. The flowers arise from large bracts that are sometimes more colorful than the lilac-rose to near white flowers. The stems grow up to three feet tall, and plants bloom the second year. Best flowering and display in porr soils, rich moist soils will produce dense foliage and tall floppy plants.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Salvia sclarea 'Vatican White'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: SA18-A2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Clary Sage or Clear Eye or Muscatel Sage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Well branched stems with large white flower bracts and white flowers. Early summer blooming. Plants are biennial or short lived perennials, cutting off the spent flowering stems befor seed set can promote longer life. Self seeds but generally no aggressively. For many people the scent of this selection is more agreable than the normal species. Cannot be sent to the state of Washington.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Zones 4-9

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Salvia splendens 'Picante Light Purple'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: LK29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Plants grow around 12 inches tall. Long blooming and more shade tolerant than other Salvia splendens selection, but the plant need to be grown in sun and when they start to show the flower spike than they can be placed in open shade and will continue to grow and flower. Forms an attractive, tall spiky element in a containers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Salvia splendens 'Reddy White Surprise'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: SAL2-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reddy White Surprise is a Fleuroselect Approved Novelty. This salvia grows 6 to 10 inches tall with stocky flowering stems that hold red flowers with white calyxes. The foliage is a dark green color and plants grow around 10 inches wide. Naturally dwarf plants with an unusual color combination in the flowers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Salvia transsylvanica 'Blue Cloud'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: SA69-A9
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Plants grow 3 feet (3 ft = 91.4 cm) tall and produce spikes of sky-blue flowers. A nice free flowering form - that does well under many different conditions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thinly cover seeds with soil medium and keep at 65 to 70F (70F = 21.1C), if no Germination in 3 weeks, move to 30 to 39F (39 F = 3.9 C) for four weeks then move back to 65 to 75 F (75 F = 23.9 C). Germination occurs over a 1-10 week period.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Salvia x superba 'Rose Queen'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: SA58-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (SAL-vee-a: soo-PERB-a)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Plants grow 15 to 24 inches tall and produce spikes of rose pink colored flowers. Blooms heavy in mid to late spring and on-and-off during summer and fall. Full sun in the north to light shade in the southern part of the country. They like well drained - even dry soils but do best with cool nights and some soil moisture. Under hot and dry conditions or in to much shade they tend to flop open. Cut back after the first flush of flowering is done to produce a second flush of more compact growing flower stems.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Salvia x superba 'Rosenwein'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: SA64-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Plants grow 24 inches tall and produce spikes of rose-pink flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zones 3-8

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Salvia x superba 'Violet'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: SA67-A9
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              [Violet Queen]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Plants grow 24 inches tall and produce spikes of violet-purple-blue flowers. Very much like S. 'May Night'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 3-8

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Silene regia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: SXE3-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Royal Catchfly Caryophyllaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Silene regia has large, bright red flowers. Best grown in average, to dry soils that are well-draining in full sun to part shade. Prefers a sandy or gravelly soil, and looks nice on a rock wall. Excellent drainage required for the best results. A clump-forming perennial growing 3 to 4 feet tall with up-right stems of oppositely paired, entire leaves and enlarged nodes. The flowers are in Small clusters and have 5 petals in a rich scarlet red color. The 2 inch wide flowers are produced in summer. Best results is part shade in well draining soils.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Native to eastern USA, were it is found in rocky prairies, rocky open woods, thickets, borders of rocky glades and along roadsides.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Germination in 3-4 weeks at 65-75F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results. If no germination move for 2-4 weeks to 30-39F, then 65-75F.

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