Abutilon vitifolium
    Code: 4FH8-A8
    SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
    Price: $2.85
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    [Corynabutilon vitifolium] Indian-mallow or Flowering Maple or Flowering Maple (a-BEW-tih-lon: vy-tee-FOL-ee-um) Malvaceae:

    The Royal Horticultural Society has given this species the Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Grown mostly as an annual shrub. Plant can grow up to 8 feet tall but normally 4 to 6 feet. Abutilon vitifolium has many good sized, 3 inch wide, cup shaped flowers of a lavender color but a few plants will have white flowers. The leaves are dark green in color with deeply cut edges like a maple leaf, and covered in velvety hairs. Easy to grow with a long blooming period, start off early in deep pots and transplant out after danger of frost is done or sow in late spring out side in place of desired growth. Can be grown in a bright cool green house as a pot plant. Long blooming period.

    Zones 9-11 as a perennial.

    Native to Chile.

    Poke seeds with a sharp pin and soak in warm water for 24 hours, sow with germination in 5 to 15 days.

    50 seeds

    Acaena inermis 'Purpurea'
      Code: ACAI-A3
      SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
      Price: $3.95
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      Purple Sheep's Burr

      Acaena inermis 'Purpurea' is a low growing plant with very decorative purple-colored foliage. The fern-like purple foliage gives rise to thorn-less stems with small flowers in mid summer. An attractive choice for planting into crevices and around paving stones or wall plantings. Grows 3 to 5 inches tall and 1 to 3 feet wide, spreading slowly to from mats, making a nice ground cover. Grow Acaena inermis 'Purpurea' in full sun on sandy soils that drain quickly.

      Zones 6-9

      Sow seeds and use 65F for 25 days, then move to 25-39F for 45 days. After move to 50-60F: germination will be spread out over many months. A slow germinator, some seeds will germination next spring

      50 seeds

      Acanthus mollis
        Code: SAM1-A8
        SKU: Lot A8 - 10 seeds
        Price: $4.50
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        Bear's Breeches (ah-CAN-thus: MAWL-iss) Acanthaceae:

        Plants grow 36 inches tall or more, with large deeply lobed leaves that are very Attractive. The flowers are rose, lilac or white and are contained in an 18-inch spike. Clump forming with dark-green leaves that have shiny undersides. Large, deeply lobed leaves have prickly textured edges to them. Plants have very decorative dark green foliage with large 15-18 inches long leaves and stiff spines. Grow in moist, well draining soils in full sun to part shade. Plants grow into large spreading clumps with large, deep roots. Once established, plants can be propagated from root cuttings. Seedlings have a good growth rate and will grow into good-sized plants the first year that can be planted into the landscape. Blooms the second or third year.

        Zones (5)6-10

        Scratch seed with a nail and then soak in warm water for three days, changing the water every eight hours with fresh warm water. Sow by covering the seed completely, darkness needed for best results, germination is often in 10 days at F 70 but can be spread-out over a few months too. This depends on how fresh the seeds are, new seeds take a long time to germinate and old seed is happy to germinate quicker. One can also leave the seeds out to dry for a few weeks before soaking.

        10 seeds

        Acer ginnala
          Code: ACGI-A8
          SKU:
          Price: $2.25
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          Amur MapleSapindaceae:

          Here is a deciduous spreading shrub or small tree that grows from 3-10 meters tall, plants are often used in bonsai gardening or as small boulevard trees.

          Zones 2-8

          Acer ginnala seeds should be started by soaking them in warm water for 24 hours then sown and keep for 4 weeks at 65 to 75F, then moved for 4 months to 25 to 39F. Then move to 68F for germination. Repeat for any ungerminated seeds.

          50 seeds

          Achillea clypeolata
            Code: ACCL-A7
            SKU: Lot A5 - 100 seeds
            Price: $2.45
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            Achillea clypeolata is a Yarrow from the Balkans with golden-yellow flowers, but the foliage is what I think stands out. The leaves are pinnatifid, thus look like small fern leaves, they are long and have a silver-white color, one might even say they have a 'frosted' look to them. Achillea clypeolata forms thick clumps growing 6-10 inches (10 in = 25.4 cm) tall with flowering heads reaching 18-24 inches tall. Like most Yarrows, plant in full sun in well draining soils.

            Zones 4-8

            100 seeds

            Achillea millefolium 'Cassis'
              Code: AC2S-A3
              SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
              Price: $2.50
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              Achillea millefolium 'Cassis' has cherry-red flowers in good sized, flat heads. The flowers top off 24 inch tall stems above ferny textured foliage. This selection was developed to bloom in only a few months from sowing. Can also be used as an annual planting in full sun. Best blooming plants produced in soils that are low in nitrogen. Nice red form and a good choice for mass planting or used in pots;for a mass effect - plant in groups of seven plants with each spaced out 12 inches apart.

              Zones 3-8

              50 seeds

              Achillea millefolium 'Cerise Queen'
                Code: Samq-A1
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                Price: $1.90
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                Cherry red colored flowers with softer cherry centers, the flowers are in medium sized heads. Nice fern like foliage and stems reaching 2 feet (2 ft = 61 cm) tall. Self seeds often. Grow in full sun in poor soils that are well drained. Will bloom the first year with an early sowing.

                Zones 3-9

                200 seeds

                Achillea millefolium 'Colorado'
                  Code: SAMC-A2
                  SKU:
                  Price: $2.35
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                  This very fine seed selection comes in a wide mix of colors including shades of reds, roses, yellows, golds and apricots. A choice and different selection. A diverse mixture with darker hues from red to pink to apricot colored flowers, also including yellow and light yellow, beige tones and a few whites. Plants have attractive foliage which is soft and lacy. Plants are long blooming, with large flat heads more than 5 inches wide. To promote all season long flowering, one should dead head after the main flowering flush - This will produce smaller flower heads but blooming all the way till frost. Upright growing plants that do best in full sun, were they will grow from 20-26 inches tall. Does well in dry soils but prefers soils that are moisture retentive BUT well drained. Great Cut flowers that are loved by butterflies. Plants form slowly spreading clumps.

                  Zones 3-8

                  Surface sow, light needed for best germination in 7-10 days at 70F.

                  100 seeds

                  Achillea millefolium 'Summer Pastels'
                    Code: SAMP-A2
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                    Price: $2.99
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                    When grow in lien soils they reach a height of 2 feet. They produce very showy broad clusters or heads of flowers in apricot, cream, lavender, pink, purple, rose and white. The colors tend to be more on muted side and make nice addition to the summer garden if you need less than hard -- harsh colors. Plants will self seed were there is open ground and are long lived as long as you avoid a lot of fertilizer. They do well in dry soils, doing best in full sun but will grow in some light shade but they will be tall and lax. Rich soils produce taller plants that tend to flop. Plants grow fast and form a nice large clump the second year. Blooms late June-August. Long lived perennials that can be divided every few years, so keep the colors you like best and discard any that you do not prefer. Cut back heavkly after flowering, some reblooming occurs but this tidy ups the planting and the fresh new foliage is attractive. Does not like long hot muggy summers

                    Zones 3-9

                    Surface sow the seeds, germination in 7-15 days at F 70.

                    100 seeds

                    Achillea millefolium F2 'Flowerburst Red Shades'
                      Code: ACH3-A1
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                      Price: $3.95
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                      Fleuroselect Novelty winner. Plants with red to rose-violet colored flowers, once in a while a plant will have pale color shades. The flowers are produced on 30 inch tall stems, making them ideal for cutting.

                      Zones 4-9

                      100 seeds

                      Achillea nana
                        Code: AN54-A1
                        SKU:
                        Price: $2.50
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                        Dwarf Alpine Yarrow

                        A small yarrow that only grows 2-4 inches tall, with relatively large, off white flowers with yellow centers. A novelty or collectors plant with aromatic, gray-green, wholly foliage. blooms for 8-10 weeks in summer. Best used as a ground cover instead of a showy flowering subject. A carpeting species for a rock wall or path way with well draining, nitrogen poor soils. The soil should be moisture retentive but not wet, this species is not very drought tolerant. Were the temps become hot - provide some light shade in summer.

                        Native to the mountains of central Europe: from subalpine and alpine rocky meadows, the Pyrenees and Corsica. Germination starts in less than 2 weeks at 68F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results. Germination is spread out over a few weeks.

                        Other species to try in a rock garden setting include: Achillea 'Moonshine', Achillea ageratifolia, Achillea ageratum, Achillea chrysocoma, Achillea clavennae, Achillea grandiflora, Achillea ptarmica 'Nana Compacta', Achillea serbica.

                        Zones 4-8

                        100 seeds

                        Achillea nobilis
                          Code: AN76-A2
                          SKU:
                          Price: $1.25
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                          Noble Yarrow

                          A good plant to grow under dry conditions, with creamy-whitish yellow colored flowers. Plants resemble 'Common Yarrow' or A. millefolium except that there are more flowers in each head that are smaller in size. The foliage is much finer and is very attractive in the spring and when the plants are done blooming. Grows 20 inches tall and blooms in early summer.

                          Zones 4-9

                          Surface sow, light needed for best germination in 7-15 days at F 70F. Native to Eurasia but naturalized outside of its native range in North America and other parts of the world.

                          100 seeds

                          Achillea ptarmica 'Double Diamond'
                            Code: APDD-A1
                            SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                            Price: $2.00
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                            This first year flowering selection grows 12 inches the tall the first season and 30inches tall after that. Large, fully double, white flowers. Plants have good heat tolerance and make nice pot subjects the first year and great bedding plants for later seasons. Nice for producing cutting material.

                            Zones 2-9

                            50 seeds

                            Achillea ptarmica 'Noblessa'
                              Code: ACPN-A9
                              SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                              Price: $2.00
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                              Plants grow about 12 inches tall and have bright white, double flowers. This seed selection does not need vernalization to bloom and will flower nicely the first year. The foliage is a deep green color and plants make attractive pot subjects or used in the garden. Plants are heat and drought tolerant and adapted to a variety of soil situations, best in well draining soils. Moist soils with high nitrogen content may produce plants with weaker stems. Good cutting material for the table.

                              50 seeds

                              Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl Superior'
                                Code: SAPT-A2
                                SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                Price: $2.00
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                                Produces more consistently fully double flowers than older strains. Nice cut flower. Plants are spreading by way of under ground stems (rhizomes) and can take up a good sized area in a few years. The foliage is different from other Achillea commonly grown because it is linear shaped, instead of being dissected like most others and the margins are toothed. Plants grow 24-30 inches tall and form nice thick clumps with many bright white flowers. Full sun to light shade, and does very well in sandy soils.

                                Zones 3-10

                                face sow, light needed for best germination, takes 10-14 days at F 70.

                                100 seeds

                                Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl'
                                  Code: 99AC-A6
                                  SKU:
                                  Price: $1.55
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                                  Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl' grows around two feet tall. They have double or semi-double flower heads that are white. Flowering starts in mid spring and can continue until fall. The blooming stems are Fine for cutting. Will flower the same year from an early sowing. Plants spread by way of under growund runners, forming good sized clumps after a few years. Best in full sun, do not overly feed them nitrogen.

                                  Zones 3-9

                                  100+ seeds

                                  Achillea tomentosa 'Aurea'
                                    Code: SATA-A3
                                    SKU: Lot A5 - 100 seeds
                                    Price: $2.24
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                                    Woolly Yarrow (a-KILL- ee-ah: toe-men-TOE-sah)

                                    Plants grow 6-12 inches tall and have gray green colored, woolly textured foliage and golden yellow flowers. Makes a nice edging plant. They spread out to be about 18 inches wide. Scented foliage too. This species does not like hot humid conditions. An excellent perennial used in rock gardens, on stone walls, or as a ground cover in sunny areas with good drainage. Does not like hot muggy weather or wet conditions. An attractive ground cover in a rock wall with soft, neat foliage and showy bright flowers.

                                    Zones 3-7

                                    Native to southwestern Europe.

                                    100+ seeds

                                    Achlys triphylla
                                      Code: ACTR-A7
                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 20 seeds
                                      Price: $4.99
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                                      Vanilla Leaf Berberidaceae:

                                      Achlys triphylla forms carpets of 8 to 15 inch tall plants in shade. A spreading ground cover with large leaves that are divided into three leaflets, with a spike of white flowers arising from the ground threw the leaf. Grow in part shade to shade in moisture retentive organic soils.

                                      Zones 3-8

                                      Native to the mountains of the West Coast of North America.

                                      Sow outside in fall for spring germination, or pre-start in winter and move outside for 8 weeks between 20-36F.

                                      20 seeds

                                      Achnatherum hymenoides 'Rimrock'
                                        Code: ACHN-HY
                                        SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                        Price: $2.00
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                                        [Oryzopsis hymenoides] (ak-NA-ther-um hy-men-OH-i-dees) Poaceae:

                                        Indian Ricegrass grows around 2 feet tall and is a drought tolerant, cool season, North American native bunchgrass. It prefers sandy, coarse textured soils in full sun.

                                        Zones 3-9

                                        100 seeds

                                        Acinos alpinus
                                          Code: SAA-A6
                                          SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                          Price: $2.35
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                                          [Calamintha alpina] [Clinopodium alpinum] Calamint or Alpine Basil Thyme or Alpine Calamint or Alpine Catmint or 'Rock Thyme'(a-KEE-nos: al-PEEN-us)

                                          Spikes of red-violet 1 inch long flowers on top of 4-8 inch tall plants. The flowers have white markings within the lower lips. These cushion forming plants are useful in a rock garden. Blooming from June through August. Best grown in full sun in gravely humus-clay soils that are well draining. This species does not like damp soils. Works well with other alpine plants that like dry sunny locations (some Dianthus and Gypsophila repens). Avoid winter wetness, Plants are not long lived but easy to raise from seeds and division.

                                          Zones 4-9

                                          Native from the mountains of Spain, Alps, Balkans, Asia Minor and Northern Africa. Lightly cover the seeds with soil medium and use 3-4 weeks at 68-75F; if no germination, move for 4-6 weeks to 24 to 39F, then move back to 68F.

                                          100 seeds

                                          Acmella oleracea
                                            Code: ALLE
                                            SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                            Price: $2.55
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                                            (syn. Spilanthes oleracea, Spilanthes acmella) Toothache Plant or Peek-A-Boo Asteraceae:

                                            Dark tinted leaves with globe-like gold flower heads that become red.

                                            Zones 9-11 as a perennial other zones as an annual.

                                            Native to Brazil

                                            100 seeds

                                            Adenophora bulleyana
                                              Code: SAB-A7
                                              SKU: Lot A5 - 100 seeds
                                              Price: $2.65
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                                              Lady Bells (a-den-O-fo-ra : bul-ee-YAH-nuh) CAMPANULACEAE:

                                              This is the normal light blue form, plants grow 35 inches tall and almost snake their way up through other plants. A good garden subject for its attractive bell shaped flowers in mid summer. The flowers are charming little bells resembling a Campanula. To me it is one of those plants that are attractive in a dainty sort of way; the flowers are produced later in summer. The foliage is mostly basil with small-reduced leaves on the stems and a greenish-yellow color. Plant in full sun in moister retentive soil that are well draining or in light shade. Plants bloom in late summer and should bloom the second year. Adenophora bulleyana produces a thick-fleshy white root and once established does not like to be disturbed.

                                              Zones 3-8

                                              Native to Western China, Eurasia and Japan. Surface sow and germinate the seeds around F45-50, Higher temps will produce poorer results. Germination is irregular, occurring over a period of 1-8 weeks. A good subject to sow in late winter out and keep the tray outside for germination in spring while the soil medium is still cool.

                                              100 seeds

                                              Adenophora confusa
                                                Code: 5DA2-H
                                                SKU: Lot A3 - 300 seeds
                                                Price: $2.00
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                                                [Adenophora stricta] [Adenophora stricta subsp. confusa] 'Ladybells' (ad-eh-NO-for-uh: kon-FEW-suh) Campanulaceae.

                                                Plants grow 3 feet tall with narrow spikes of medium blue flowers, the flowers are bell-shaped and make for nice cut flowers. After blooming from late spring into late summer plants go dormant leaving nothing above ground except the tall stems with green then brown, small ball shaped seed capsules. Cut them off to prevent self-seeding. Plants do not spread under ground very much, but any small piece left in the ground after digging can grow into a new plant. Best in part shade in moisture retentive but well draining soils. People sometimes confuse this attractive plant with a look alike thug, Campanula rapunculoides, which spreads by way of under ground runners.

                                                Zones 3-9

                                                Surface sow and germinate the seeds around F45 -50, higher temps will produce poorer results. Germination is irregular, from 1-8 weeks.

                                                300 seeds

                                                Adenophora cymerae
                                                  Code: UGF5-A3
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                                                  50 seeds

                                                  Adenophora pereskiifolia
                                                    Code: RA04-A1
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                                                    Bell shaped, blue flowers hang from tall stems.

                                                    Zones (4)5-8

                                                    Surface sow and germinate the seeds around F45 -50, Higher temps will produce poorer results. Germination is irregular, from 1-12 weeks. Or sow in the fall and keep outside for germination in the spring.

                                                    50 seeds

                                                    Aethionema grandiflorum
                                                      Code: AG43
                                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                      Price: $2.35
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                                                      Persian Stone Cress or Persian Candytuft

                                                      These plants grows from 6 to 12 inches tall with mat-like evergreen foliage and pink flowers. Blooming in May to August with good sized heads of flowers for a small bushy rock plant. Use in full Sun under Dry conditions, useful in a sand bed or a rock wall. Plants can self sow when in the right location.

                                                      Zones (4)7-9

                                                      Aethionema grandiflorum - Use 70F and if no germination in 4 weeks, move to fridge for 20 days then back to 70F. Keep seed medium moist but not wet.

                                                      50 seeds

                                                      Agapanthus 'Headbourne Hybrids'
                                                        Code: SAHH-A2
                                                        SKU:
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                                                        Lily of The Nile or African lily Liliaceae:

                                                        These are some of the hardiest Agapanthus around, with nice strap like leaves and 3-4 inch round flower heads with blue, lavender or white flowers. The trumpet shaped flowers, which are packed into large umbels (up to 10 or more inches across), sway upon three-foot tall stems all summer. Use in full sun and they are great for containers.

                                                        Zones (6)9-10

                                                        Takes 3-5 years to bloom. This selection tends to produce large plants.

                                                        25 seeds

                                                        Agapanthus umbellatus
                                                          Code: SABB-A8
                                                          SKU:
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                                                          [Blue Umbrella]{A. africanus} 'Lily of The Nile' or 'African lily'

                                                          Use in full sun, great as a pot plant on a deck or patio. Does very well in the perennial border (best with light mulch over winter). The rest of us can grow this plant as a pot plant or in a green house. Plants are bulbous and normally bloom in July and August and needs full sun to thrive. During the winter pots should be brought inside and placed in a very bright window. Tall stems toped with umbels of blue flowers over the sword like smooth green leaves. A graceful plant that prefers moist but well draining soils and is said to bloom better as they become more crowded, so do not divide unless you need to (when the pot begins to break). This medium blue selection makes a great cut flower and will bloom in two or three years from seed.

                                                          This species is winter hardy only in zones 8 - 11. Cover seeds completely, darkness need for germination, use F 75 with germination starting in 3-15 weeks.

                                                          12 seeds

                                                          Agastache 'Blue Delight'
                                                            Code: SABD-A9
                                                            SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
                                                            Price: $2.35
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                                                            Plants grow 3 to 4.5 feet tall, bloom in mid to late summer and early fall if started that year of cut back after their first flush of flowering. Can be used to make a scented potpourri. Of all the different Agastache that I have grown -- this selection produces, to me, the best scents, which are on the more sweet' side, instead of the 'pungent.' Plants grow 30-40 inches tall with strongly upright stems and bloom for an extended time in summer and fall. Great plants for growing in sun or half shade. I like the nice upright form of these plants. Good cut flowers too. Easy and blooms the first year, best color when the it cool out, so a good choice for sowing in early summer for late summer and fall blooming. This selection is very hardy and has grown for me many years in my zone four garden.

                                                            Most plants come in shades of blue from soft blue to dark blue with a few other colors once in a while. Plants do well on most any soil including heavy clay. Plants are drought tolerant. The multi-stemmed clumps produce good cutting material and dead heading produces another flush of blooms all along the stems. Plants self seed around but not to the point of becoming weedy. They look nice coming up in amongst our Hosta and stray plants are easy to pull out of the ground when only a year or two old. Pinch back the top of the plant in early July to promote a more compact habit and heavy branching.

                                                            Zones 4-9.

                                                            Lightly cover seeds, with germination in 5-15 days at F 70. The flowers are a darker blue in the fall when the air temperature is cooler.

                                                            300 seeds

                                                            Agastache 'Blue Delight'
                                                              Code: BULK1
                                                              SKU:
                                                              Price: $9.00
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                                                              6 grams. Enough seed to produce 5,000 to 8,000 plants.
                                                              Agastache 'Color Mix'
                                                                Code: AAFD-A9
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                                                                Here is a mix of species and types with flower colors including blue, yellow, red, pink, rose, lavender and white. The plants are variously scented from peppermint to spearmint and liquorice to root-beer. Height ranges from 2.5 to 4.5 feet.

                                                                300 seeds

                                                                Agastache 'Globetrotter'
                                                                  Code: AGA3-A9
                                                                  SKU: Lot A6 - 100 seeds
                                                                  Price: $3.50
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                                                                  (A.pallida x A. rugosa) Lamiaceae:

                                                                  Lilac-pink flowers with reddish bracts, plants grow around 4 feet tall. Grow in soils with good drainage in full sun to part shade. Blooms the same year sown with an early spring sowing. Good cut flower and attractive to insects including butterflies and bees.

                                                                  Zones 6-9

                                                                  100 seeds

                                                                  Agastache 'Hardy Mix'
                                                                    Code: 1AGA
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                                                                    Price: $2.00
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                                                                    A mix made up of four different shades of blue flowers plus white flowers. 15 to 20 percent of the plants will have gold colored leaves with blue flowers(maybe a few whites too). Plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall and bloom from mid to late summer.

                                                                    Zones 4-9. The seeds can be scattered over open ground in early spring for nice sized blooming plants in the summer and fall.

                                                                    400 seeds

                                                                    Agastache 'Tango'
                                                                      Code: AGST-A1
                                                                      SKU: Lot A5 - 30 seeds
                                                                      Price: $3.50
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                                                                      This Agastache aurantiaca hybrid blooms well the first year, producing spikes of bright orange flowers.

                                                                      Zones 5-9

                                                                      30 seeds

                                                                      Agastache astromontana 'Pink Pop'
                                                                        Code: AG54-A7
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                                                                        Price: $2.50
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                                                                        Here is a very uniform strain of this species. Plants are first-year-flowering and selected for excellent branching for maximum flower production and compact plant habit. A showy color and long flowering with pink-colored spikes. Will flower the same year sown with pink-purplish flowers on plants that are well branched from the base but compact growing. The flowers are fragrant and produced for many weeks, over most of the summer. Grows 12 to 18 inches tall in well drained soils. Full sun to light shade. Long blooming and adaptable. A nice uniform strain that will flower in 12 to 15 weeks. Best in good draining soils. Grown as an annual most often.

                                                                        Zones 7-10 as a perennial or as an annual everywhere else. Sow at 70-75F, germination in 21 days.

                                                                        30 seeds

                                                                        Agastache aurantiaca
                                                                          Code: AGAU-A7
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                                                                          Price: $3.45
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                                                                          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
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                                                                            Plants grow about 18 inches tall and produce bicolored lilac and soft orange flowers.

                                                                            30 seeds

                                                                            Agastache aurantiaca 'Raspberry Daiquiri'
                                                                              Code: 28AG-A1
                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                                              Price: $2.95
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                                                                              Plants with bright raspberry-red flowers, and fragrant foliage. this selection is compact and well-branched, growing 10-12 inchs tall.

                                                                              Zones 6-10 or as an annual.

                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                              Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee'
                                                                                Code: Ag99-A9
                                                                                SKU: Lot A5 - 50 seeds
                                                                                Price: $2.99
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                                                                                [Agastache rugosa] 'Anise Hyssop'

                                                                                This 'All American Winner' produces golden-yellow colored foliage with 3 inch spikes of blue flowers. Plants grow 20 to 36 inches tall and stand up very well even under humid conditions. Grows best in well drained but moisture retentive soils in full sun to some morning shade. Blooms from June to October but later up north. Can be grown as an annual with good performance the first year. The golden leaves contrast well with the medium blue flowers in the landscape. In the spring the emerging foliage is a deep yellow with an orange cast and reddish brown tinting.

                                                                                Zones (4)5-9

                                                                                In zone 4 over winter dry and use a dry winter mulch, most years we have no problems with this plant coming back but it is a short lived perennial lasting for three or four years but self seeding.. Surface sow seeds with germination in 5 or so days at F 65. Easy.

                                                                                50 seeds

                                                                                Agastache foeniculum 'Odd-ball Mix'
                                                                                  Code: KJ76-A9
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                                                                                  We are working on producing short plants with white flowers and yellow foliage, this will take some time, but here is a mix of seeds producing plants that grow from 18 to 40 inches tall and will have white or blue flowers. Plants bloom the first year and you can segregate the short blooming white and blue flowering plants from the taller blooming white and blue plants for the second year.

                                                                                  Zones 4-9

                                                                                  200 seeds

                                                                                  Agastache hybrida 'Arizona Sun'
                                                                                    Code: AGAS
                                                                                    SKU: A4-30 seeds
                                                                                    Price: $3.95
                                                                                    Quantity in Basket: none


                                                                                    First year flowering plants with yellow-gold flowers on stems that grow around 10 inches tall, drought tolerant perennials with a, Compact and uniform habit and heavy flowering.

                                                                                    Zones 6-10

                                                                                    30 seeds

                                                                                    Agastache hybrida 'Arizona Sunset'
                                                                                      Code: AGS3
                                                                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 30 seeds
                                                                                      Price: $3.95
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                                                                                      Plants in the Arizona series grow 8 to 10 inches tall, making them a nice compact selection for the bee garden. Agastache hybrida 'Arizona Sunset' is a soft lilac color and flowers the same year sown, producing many flowers. Plants grow about 10 inches wide with a more or less upright, bushy habit. Drought tolernat once established, but intolerant of damp soils. Grow in full sun

                                                                                      Zones 6-10

                                                                                      Sow at 70-80F, germination in 5-15 days, Surface sow the seeds, light helps with germination.

                                                                                      30 seeds

                                                                                      Agastache mexicana
                                                                                        Code: AGME-A9
                                                                                        SKU:
                                                                                        Price: $2.95
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                                                                                        Mexican Giant Hyssop Lamiaceae:

                                                                                        reddish-pink flowers in 1 foot long spikes, plants grow 1 to 3 feet tall. Blooms the same year sown. This is a summer-blooming perennial native to Mexico, growing 2 to 3 feet tall and 1 foot wide. On established plants blooming starts in spring and continuing until late fall, regular deadheading increases flowering. The Lemon-scented leaves are used in tea and as a flavoring.

                                                                                        Zones 9-10 as a perennial other areas as an annual.

                                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                                        Agastache nepetoides
                                                                                          Code: AGN4-A3
                                                                                          SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                                                                          Price: $2.00
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                                                                                          Yellow Giant Hyssop

                                                                                          A unique and impressive plant for its upright habit that will flower in summer with densely packed five inch long spikes of yellow-whitish green flowers. The bees will love you for this one and the birds will feed on the seeds in the winter. Plants grow 5-6 feet tall and can be used in open woodlands to full sun with moisture retentive soils that drain well. Useful in the perennial border, native wildflower area, woodland or butterfly gardens - best effect planted in large groups with plants spaced-out 18 inches apart, will self seed on open ground. Not the showiest bloomer, but loved by a diverse group of insects that will provide weeks of entertainment and if you like to take pictures of insects - this plant like most of the hardy Agastache, is indispensable. The dried stems in the winter are attractive. Started in late winter, plants will bloom the first year. Easy to grow and transplant, seedlings are large enough to plant out into the garden in 5 to 8 weeks after germination. Can also be sown directly on bare ground in late winter/early spring while the ground is still cold with good results.

                                                                                          Zones 4-9

                                                                                          Native from north eastern and central USA. Where it is found in open woods, clearings and thickets. Sow seeds and use 70F, germination is spread out over many weeks or use 8 weeks at 39F, move to 70F for germination.

                                                                                          100+ seeds

                                                                                          Agastache scrophulariifolia 'Blue Licorice'
                                                                                            Code: SABL-H5
                                                                                            SKU:
                                                                                            Price: $2.95
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                                                                                            Purple Giant Hyssop (ah-gas-TAH-kee: skrof-yoo-lar-ee-eye-FOH-lee-uh) LAMIACEAE:

                                                                                            The genus name means something to the effect of 'very much like a spike'. Plants bloom in ten weeks from sowing and have strongly anise-scented foliage. Agastache scrophulariifolia 'Blue Licorice' has blue flowers which are produced in mid summer into late fall. The long flower spikes are 6 to 8 inches in lenght and densely packed with good sized flowers. Plants grow 3-4 feet tall and bloom for many weeks from mid summer to late summer with some flowers produced into late fall, the plants look nice even after done flowering and if dead-headed they will flower all fall but produce shorter spikes. Bushy plants with nice dense form and lots of spikes, loved by bees and the scent of the foliage is somewhat intoxicating. Full sun-in well drained soils but will grow well in part shade too. Blooms the first year, the blue color is darkest during cool weather, so a sowing in late spring will produce attractive darker blue blooming plants in late summer and fall.

                                                                                            Zones 4-9

                                                                                            Sow at F 70, germination in 5-15 days, Surface sow, light helps with germination. If no germination in the above time: Use 8 weeks at 39F, move to 68F. Easy to grow in well drained but rich moisture retentive soils.

                                                                                            The species to native from China, with this selection most likely some type of hybrid.

                                                                                            300 seeds

                                                                                            Agastache urticifolia
                                                                                              Code: AGH7
                                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 200 seeds
                                                                                              Price: $2.35
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                                                                                              Horse Mint or Giant Hyssop or Nettleleaf Giant Hyssop Lamiaceae:

                                                                                              Soft blue flowers and scented foliage. Plants should have a well draining but moist soil, loved by butterflies. Plants grow one to five feet tall, in full sun they are shorter and more compact. In open shade plants will grow well too, but will be on the taller side of three to five feet. Blooms early to mid summer.

                                                                                              Zones 7-10

                                                                                              200 seeds

                                                                                              Agrostemma githago
                                                                                                Code: AGG1-A1
                                                                                                SKU:
                                                                                                Price: $1.45
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                                                                                                Corn Cockle (ag-roh-STEM-uh: GITH-uh-go) Caryophyllaceae:

                                                                                                Wiry stems grow 40 inches long with 3 inch wide, pink-purple colored flowers. Nice cut flower. A self seeding annual that can become weedy on dry open soils.

                                                                                                Annuals

                                                                                                50 seeds

                                                                                                Agrostemma githago 'Purple Queen'
                                                                                                  Code: SAGPQ
                                                                                                  SKU:
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                                                                                                  'Rose Champion' or 'Corn Cockle'(ag-RO-stem-a: gi-THAH-go) CARYOPHYLLACEAE.



                                                                                                  Plants have two inch wide rose-purple or purple-red. flowers on tall wiry stems that are lax in habit. The flowers are produced over grey-white wholly foliage. Mixes well with clumps of ornamental grasses that can give the stems some support. Blooming from July to September. Cut flower or border plants. Toxic if eaten- so don't eat the plants or the seeds. This is a self seeding annual that likes dry-chalky soils.

                                                                                                  The species is native from around the Mediterranean Ocean into Turkey and at one time was a common and difficult 'weed' in Farmers fields, but now it is very rarely found growing in the wild (fields). The genus name means something to the effect of 'Garland of the field' For best reseeding leave the ground open and bare in the fall and early spring.

                                                                                                  50 seeds

                                                                                                  Agrostemma githago milas
                                                                                                    Code: 34AG-A2
                                                                                                    SKU:
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                                                                                                    These nice flower bouquet plants have bright rose blossoms with white throats. From the middle of the flowers darker veining gives the flowers a signal for insects to land. The wiry stems can grow 2.5 feet long. Each plant produces many flowers. Self seeds.

                                                                                                    Annual

                                                                                                    50 seeds

                                                                                                    Ajuga genevensis
                                                                                                      Code: AG32-A7
                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                      Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                      Geneva Bugle or Blue Bugle (a-JOO-ga: gen-e-VEN-sis) LAMIACEAEL:

                                                                                                      Attractive low growing plant for a dry sunny position. Spring blooming with hairy, green, mat forming foliage that produces six inch spikes of bright true blue flowers. I love this easy to grow Ajuga even when it creeps into the grass. In can make an attractive lawn- were it is not bothered by mowing. Many blue flowers form showy drifts in the spring as the leaves are coming out on the trees. (Most plants will have a more true blue color than the picture.) Flowers bloom over many weeks into early summer. The species name means 'From Geneva'

                                                                                                      Zones 3-8

                                                                                                      Native to the mountains of Europe. There are around 40 species of Ajuga and this is the showiest of the commonly grown ones and grows well in dry soils that are not very rich. Lightly cover seeds and use a germination temperature of F 45-50, 21-45 days. Grow seedlings out cool for the first 1-2 months. If no germination in 4 weeks, move to the fridge for 4 to 6 weeks.

                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                      Ajuga reptans
                                                                                                        Code: SAR3-A9
                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A5 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                        Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                        Bugleweed (a-JOO-ga: rep-TANZ} or (ah-JEW-gah: REP-tanz)

                                                                                                        This ground cover has green leaves and blue flowers on 6 inch spikes. This species likes moist but well draining soils, they do well also in normal to dry soils too but do not flower or spread as robustly. Plants spread to form thick clumps that are showy in bloom. Flowering occurs in mid spring and when done flowering the plants form a nice green carpet the rest of the year. Good foliage growth in mid to late summer. The seeds smell like green Tea. Native from much of Europe and found in Asia and Northern Africa. The species name means 'Creeping' Useful as a non grass lawn, low growing, spreading and good drought tolerance.

                                                                                                        Zones 3-8

                                                                                                        Lightly cover seeds and use a germination temperature of F 50, Normally takes 21-30 days. Grow seedlings out cool for the first 1-2 months. Or try: 70F,if no germination in 4 weeks, move to the fridge for 4 to 6 weeks. Another good subject to sow in late winter and keep outside for germination in mid spring when the soil temperature is still cool.

                                                                                                        50 seeds

                                                                                                        Alcea ficifolia 'Happy Lights'
                                                                                                          Code: AR15-A3
                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                          Price: $2.50
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                                                                                                          Figleaf Hollyhock

                                                                                                          Another single strain of Hollyhocks, This one has a much richer selection of darker colors. Plants grow five feet tall with tall flowering spikes and large 3-5 inch flowers in darker colors. Flowers the first year. Great colors on 3-5' tall plants. Blooming four months from germination.

                                                                                                          Zones 2-9.

                                                                                                          Germination in 1 to 2 weeks at 70F . Surface sow, light needed for best germination. If no germination in 3 weeks, move to 32-39F for 4 weeks.

                                                                                                          50 seeds

                                                                                                          Alcea ficifolia hybrid 'Las Vegas'
                                                                                                            Code: 634T-A2
                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 40 seeds
                                                                                                            Price: $3.95
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                                                                                                            Malvaceae

                                                                                                            A mix of very attractive colors on plants that grow shorter than typical Alcea ficifolia selections. Alcea ficifolia hybrid 'Las Vegas' has nice rounded flowers and fig-leaf shaped foliage. Plants grow about five feet tall. Will flower the first year with an early sowing. More perennial than the classic Hollyhocks. Best grown in full sun, which will produce nice sturdy upright plants.

                                                                                                            Zones 3-9

                                                                                                            40 seeds

                                                                                                            Alcea ficifolia hybrids 'Mixed Colors'
                                                                                                              Code: SAFH-A3
                                                                                                              SKU:
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                                                                                                              Nice erect plants are biennials or short lived perennials from Siberia. Plants grow up to 8 feet tall and come in a wide range of colors including rose, copper, yellow, red, pink and white. Single flowers, blooming in early summer and the colors are softer toned. Great leaves they look like fig leaves, they are nice sized and stand out in the garden display. Less prone to rust than 'Common' Hollyhocks. Fresh seed has some dormancy, so germination can be spread-out over a few weeks or will need a few weeks cool and moist treatment. Aged seed germinates quicker.

                                                                                                              Zones 3-10

                                                                                                              Germination in 1 to 2 weeks at 70F. Surface sow, light needed for best germination. If no germination in 3 weeks, move to 32-39F for 4 weeks. The move back to 70F.

                                                                                                              35 seeds

                                                                                                              Alcea hohenackeri
                                                                                                                Code: ALCH-A2
                                                                                                                SKU:
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                                                                                                                [Alcea denudata]

                                                                                                                Soft colored, most often yellow, flowers produced on tall stems, perennial.

                                                                                                                Zones 4-8

                                                                                                                25 seeds

                                                                                                                Alcea rosea 'Blackberry Ripple'
                                                                                                                  Code: 14BR
                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 30 seeds
                                                                                                                  Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                  Alcea rosea 'Blackberry Ripple' is a formula mix of plants that come in one of two colors, the plants are ether pure white, or solid purple with darker veining. Each color has large flowers that are semi-double. Blooms the first year with a spring sowing, plants grow 6 feet tall.

                                                                                                                  Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                  30 seeds

                                                                                                                  Alcea rosea hybrid 'Blacknight'
                                                                                                                    Code: 62F4-A3
                                                                                                                    SKU:
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                                                                                                                    Attractive perennial plants with dark almost black flowers, grows about 5 feet tall. Plants are longer lived than the typical selections offered.

                                                                                                                    Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                    16 pure seeds

                                                                                                                    Alcea rosea hybrid 'Mars Magic'
                                                                                                                      Code: ALRH
                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A5 - 20 seeds
                                                                                                                      Price: $3.65
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                                                                                                                      Nice new selection of perennial hollyhocks. Bright red flowers on stems that grow 5 to 6 feet tall. This selection is more perennial that the common types and the plants bloom the first year. Offered as clean pure seed.

                                                                                                                      Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                      20 seeds

                                                                                                                      Alcea rosea hybrid 'Radiant Rose'  JET
                                                                                                                        Code: ALCE-RA
                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A6 - 10 seeds
                                                                                                                        Price: $2.65
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                                                                                                                        Flowers the first year. Grows about 70 inches tall and plants are perennial.

                                                                                                                        Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                        10 seeds

                                                                                                                        Alcea rosea hybrid 'Sunshine'
                                                                                                                          Code: 735A-A2
                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A3 - 30 seeds
                                                                                                                          Price: $3.95
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                                                                                                                          Attractive perennial plants with medium yellow, single flowers. Grows 4 to 6 feet tall. These plants will flower for a few years instead of being biennials.

                                                                                                                          Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                          30 pure seeds

                                                                                                                          Alcea taurica
                                                                                                                            Code: ALCT-A3
                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 30 seeds
                                                                                                                            Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                                            (al-KEE-uh: TAW-ree-kuh) Malvaceae:

                                                                                                                            Alcea taurica is a perennial hollyhock with yellow flowers. Plants grow 3 to 5 feet tall, this short height makes them more useful in smaller borders. The foliage and stems have silver hairs, giving the plants a slight silver cast. The leaves are shaped somewhat-like a maple leaf. The four inch wide flowers are produced on many stems that arise from a clump forming rootstock. Rust resistant and less prone to other aliments than the common hybrids. Long flowering, blooming from summer well into autumn. Like many hollyhocks some self seeding is possible but not in an invasive way. Best in full sun or part shade in well draining but moisture retentive soils.

                                                                                                                            Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                            This plant originates from the Crimean population of the yellow-flowered Russian Hollyhock, Alcea rugosa

                                                                                                                            Surface sow the seeds, light needed for best germination. Water and keep for 1 week between 50-75F, move to 32-39F for 6 to 8 weeks, then move to 70F for germination.

                                                                                                                            30 seeds

                                                                                                                            Allium 'Ornamental Blend'
                                                                                                                              Code: AA5F-A8
                                                                                                                              SKU:
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                                                                                                                              This is a selection of many species including forms with lilac, purple, red and white flowers. 10-30' tall. Plant in rich loamy well draining soil, in full sun.

                                                                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                                                                              Allium amphibolum
                                                                                                                                Code: ALL4-A1
                                                                                                                                SKU:
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                                                                                                                                Rose lilac or purplish red flowers with dark purple midveins in ball shaped clusters. Scape 20 to 30 cm, covered with leaf sheaths for 1/4--1/3 its length.

                                                                                                                                Native to China, Mongolia and Russia.

                                                                                                                                25 seeds

                                                                                                                                Allium canadense var. lavandulare
                                                                                                                                  Code: ALLI-CA
                                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                  Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                                                  Meadow Garlic

                                                                                                                                  Has lavender-pink flowers and is not as scented as the regular species.

                                                                                                                                  Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                  Native to Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota 50

                                                                                                                                  Allium cernuum 'Hidcote'
                                                                                                                                    Code: ALLM-A9
                                                                                                                                    SKU:
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                                                                                                                                    Nice rockgarden plant with larger flowers in an intense pink color, growing 40cm tall. Flowers earlier than the species.

                                                                                                                                    Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                    30 seeds

                                                                                                                                    Allium cyathophorum
                                                                                                                                      Code: ALC3-A1
                                                                                                                                      SKU:
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                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                                                      Allium hookeri var. muliense
                                                                                                                                        Code: ALLI-HO
                                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A4 - 25 seeds
                                                                                                                                        Price: $2.65
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                                                                                                                                        This variety of the species has bright yellow flowers instead of white, the flowers are clustered in ball shaped clusters atop two foot tall stems. The leaves are very broad, looking like daylily leaves instead of Alliums. Flowers in June and early July.

                                                                                                                                        Zones 6-9

                                                                                                                                        25 seeds

                                                                                                                                        Allium lusitanicum
                                                                                                                                          Code: AALM-A1
                                                                                                                                          SKU:
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                                                                                                                                          [Allium senescens L. subsp. montanum]

                                                                                                                                          30 seeds

                                                                                                                                          Allium platycaule
                                                                                                                                            Code: APL-A8
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                                                                                                                                            Broad Stemmed onion or flat-stem onion Bright pink flowers in clusters the size of baseballs. Blooms in may and June. Grow in sandy, rocky soils. Flowers the the third year.

                                                                                                                                            Allium platycaule is native from California, Nevada, and Oregon.

                                                                                                                                            25 seeds

                                                                                                                                            Allium ramosum
                                                                                                                                              Code: 4AL2-A8
                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                              Price: $2.50
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                                                                                                                                              (A. odorum) Chinese Chives or Fragrant Garlic Allium (AL-ee-um: ram-OH-sum) Alliaceae:

                                                                                                                                              Plants have hollow leaves that grow to 1 foot tall. The white colored, many star-shaped flower with green centers are upright facing, arranged into moderately dense umbels. The narrow clusters of flowers are up to 2 inches wide. Carefree, drought tolerant and attractive in the garden, where happy will self seed but for us it has not been overly aggressive. Flowers in early summer, grow in full sun, over a few years each plant will grow into a dense clump and put on a nice display in the garden. The seeds are large and easy to sow, and seedlings will bloom the second or third year.

                                                                                                                                              Zones 4-8

                                                                                                                                              Thinly cover seeds and start with 6 weeks at 30-38F, then move to 60-68F for germination that is erratically spread-out over many weeks. Repeat for any ungerminated seeds.

                                                                                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                                                                                              Allium schoenoprasum
                                                                                                                                                Code: ALSC-A6
                                                                                                                                                SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                Chives

                                                                                                                                                300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                Allium senescens 'Tanguticum'
                                                                                                                                                  Code: AA7T-A6
                                                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
                                                                                                                                                  Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                                                  A great 'perennial' ornamental onion with medium purple blue flowers in good sized umbels on 20 inch stems. The foliage has a nice twist to it and plants work well in the perennial border or the rock garden, easy to grow and long lived. Flowers are great for cutting. Plants bloom in early to mid summer over a 3-4 week period. Does well in most soils. This Allium stays attractive all growing season; the foliage is still lush in late summer. Many plants in this genus go summer dormant at flowering or just before, but not this species. Mixes well with Coreopsis and Sedum'. Plants will grow into nice clumps that can be divided every few years, they will also self sow a little if the ground is open but not in a weedy way. Clump forming plants with iris-like rhizomes (a rhizomatous onion).

                                                                                                                                                  Zones 4-8

                                                                                                                                                  300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                  Allium senescens ssp. montanum
                                                                                                                                                    Code: ASSM-A7
                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                    Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                                                    Rose colored flowers atop 12-18 inch stems.

                                                                                                                                                    100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                    Allium stellatum
                                                                                                                                                      Code: ALLI-ST
                                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 200 seeds
                                                                                                                                                      Price: $2.55
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                                                                                                                                                      Prairie Onion

                                                                                                                                                      Allium stellatum a perennial growing grow a bulb and it typically grows 12-18" tall. Clumps form plants with flat, narrow, grass-like leaves that are up to 12 inches tall. A number of small, bell-shaped, reddish-pink flowers with star-like lobes, are arranged in rounded clusters termed umbels atop erect, leafless scapes. In mid to late summer the plants bloom, often the leaves die back by flowering time leaving the flower scapes to rise directly from the ground. Best in full sun in soils on the dry side, likes some shade in the afternoon under hot conditions.

                                                                                                                                                      Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                      200 seeds

                                                                                                                                                      Allium suaveolens
                                                                                                                                                        Code: ALLI-SA
                                                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A4 - 30 seeds
                                                                                                                                                        Price: $2.65
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                                                                                                                                                        Sweet scented, soft pink flowers in late summer. Does well in moist soils.

                                                                                                                                                        Zones 4-8

                                                                                                                                                        Native to Europe, where it is found growing in damp meadows and moors.

                                                                                                                                                        30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                        Alonsoa meridionalis 'Shell-Pink'
                                                                                                                                                          Code: ALO1
                                                                                                                                                          SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                          (Salmon Beauty) 'Mask Flower' SCROPHULARIACEAE:

                                                                                                                                                          Plants grow 12 inches tall and bloom the first year with shell-pink flowers over a long interval. Hardy only in frost-free areas, but makes a great annual in the rest of the country or as an indoor plant. Blooms four months from sowing. Nice container plant with a very long blooming period.

                                                                                                                                                          Native from Peru and Colombia.

                                                                                                                                                          100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                          Alstroemeria  hybrida 'Dandy Candy'
                                                                                                                                                            Code: AHT7
                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 10 seeds
                                                                                                                                                            Price: $3.99
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                                                                                                                                                            Liliaceae:

                                                                                                                                                            This is a selection of dwarf alstroemeria that produces plants that grow about 1 foot tall. Alstroemeria are nice in pots and good for cool greenhouses and window boxes. They will flower the same year, the colors of the flowers are vibrant and include deep reds, deep rose and white picotee around reds and rose. The flowers are very large and the plants are compact, growing 12 to 16 inches tall. All flowers have dark stripes and yellow markings - A choice mix.

                                                                                                                                                            Zones 9-10 - but can be grown in a green house for year long blooming.

                                                                                                                                                            Seeds germinate irregularly over a many weeks. Start off with 3 weeks at 80-86F, then move for 3 weeks to 38-45F, then move up to 70-75F. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained.

                                                                                                                                                            10 seeds

                                                                                                                                                            Alstroemeria aurantiaca
                                                                                                                                                              Code: 4AM1-A9
                                                                                                                                                              SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                              [Alstroemeria aurea] Inca Lily or Peruvian Lily

                                                                                                                                                              Here is a summer flowering plant with spreading tuberous growth. Plants have narrow, twisted leaves and very showy orange colored flowers often tinted green at the tips. Widely grown as a cut flower. When in flower they reach a height of about 3 feet and a width of 18 inches.

                                                                                                                                                              Zones (7)8-10

                                                                                                                                                              Alstroemeria aurantiaca - Soak seed in warm water for 3 days, changing the water once a day with fresh warm water. Cover seeds and keep at 70-86F for three weeks then move to 35-42F for four weeks. Move to 65-74F Germination in 2-30 weeks The species is native from Chile and Argentina.

                                                                                                                                                              25 seeds

                                                                                                                                                              Alstroemeria aurea var. red
                                                                                                                                                                Code: ALAR-A1
                                                                                                                                                                SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                Red flowering form of this species.

                                                                                                                                                                Soak seed in warm water for 3 days, changing the water once a day with fresh warm water.Cover seeds and keep at 65-70F for three weeks then move to 33 to 40F for four weeks. Germination in 2-30 weeks at 55 to 65F.

                                                                                                                                                                25 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                Alstroemeria exserens
                                                                                                                                                                  Code: ALEX-A1
                                                                                                                                                                  SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                  [Alstroemeria exerens] Alstromeriaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                  A low growing species with large flowers, the flower color ranges from reddish-pink to near white. Plants grow around 4 to 6 inches tall when in full bloom. Provide some light shade and a soil that has good drainage (gritty and rocky soils are best), fertilize sparingly.

                                                                                                                                                                  Native to central Chile. Soak seed in warm water for 3 days, changing the water once a day with fresh warm water. Cover seeds and keep at 65-70F for three weeks then move to 33 to 40F for four weeks. Germination in 2-30 weeks at F 55 to 65F.

                                                                                                                                                                  20 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                  Alstroemeria ligtu  'Dr. Salter's Hybrids'
                                                                                                                                                                    Code: ALL1-A8
                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                    Price: $3.65
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                                                                                                                                                                    Peruvian Lily (Ahl-srurm-E-ree-a: lig-too)

                                                                                                                                                                    Plants grow around 36 inches tall. This seed will give a mix of colors including apricot, melon to salmon-pink, cerise and many different reds from light too deep. Great cut flowers. Plants will become dense and spreading when established in the landscape, they can also be grown as a pot plant in a cool green house or sunroom in colder climates. 'Peruvian Lily' will do best in a sunny exposure in cooler locations or part shade were it is hot. They should be given deep, humus rich, moisture retentive soils that are well draining. When the plants go dormant they can be stored over winter in peat moss or vermiculite. When stored the area should be very cool, near freezing to 39F. Do not permit the bulbs to dry out over winter but do not store them damp, check the bulbs occasionally and mist them with water if they start to dry. Mature plants can be divided but it is a task involving some labor, the bulbs should be planted shallowly and mulched with a layer of organics but the top area were the bulb top is, should not be covered.

                                                                                                                                                                    Zones 7-10. Seed germination in 2-30 weeks at F 55. Soak seed in warm water for 3 days, changing the water once a day with fresh warm water.

                                                                                                                                                                    50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                    Alstroemeria ligtu 'New Hybrids'
                                                                                                                                                                      Code: A229-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                      'Peruvian Lily' (Ahl-srurm-E-ree-a: lig-too):

                                                                                                                                                                      Plants grow 24 to 36 inches tall. This seed will give a mix of colors including apricot, melon to salmon-pink, cerise and many different reds from light too deep. The colors are supposed to be brighter than the other mix offered. This selection produces some great cut flowers for vases. Plants become dense and spreading when established in the landscape, they can also be grown as a pot plant in a cool green house or sun room in colder climates. 'Peruvian Lily' will do best in a sunny exposure in cooler locations or part shade where it is hot. They should be given deep, humus rich, moisture retentive soils that have good drainage. Alstroemerias are showy of perennials, with large spectacular, brightly streaked flowers. Very nice when planted in groups along a path or grouped in a sheltered sunny border. They have a long flowering period throughout summer. In colder regions plant them at the base of a south facing wall. Plants will bloom the second or third year after sowing but if grown well, some blooming the first year.

                                                                                                                                                                      Zones 7-10

                                                                                                                                                                      Soak seed in warm water for 3 days, changing the water once a day with fresh warm water. Germination in 2-30 weeks at F 55. Not difficult to grow from seed, but the seeds can take a while to start germination. Soaking in hot water for 24 hours helps. Use a small glass with hot tap water, drop the seeds in and allow the water to cool, replace the water every 8 hours with fresh hot water.

                                                                                                                                                                      40 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                      Alstroemeria ligtu ssp. incarnata
                                                                                                                                                                        Code: ALLI-A1
                                                                                                                                                                        SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                        30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                        Alstroemeria psittacina 'Mona Lisa'
                                                                                                                                                                          Code: 5ALG-A1
                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot - A3
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                                                                                                                                                                          Amaryllidaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                          Dark red spots on reddish tinted cream colored flowers, the flowers have green colored ends. The flowers are larger than the typical species, and are more numerous, plus the red coloration is more intense. Nice cut flower. Protect with dry mulch in winter.

                                                                                                                                                                          Zones (6)7-10

                                                                                                                                                                          Soak seed in warm water for 3 days, changing the water once a day with fresh warm water. Cover seeds and keep at 70-86F for three weeks then move to 35-42F for four weeks. Move to 65-74F Germination in 2-30 weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                          15 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                          Althaea cannabina
                                                                                                                                                                            Code: ALCA-A3
                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A4 - 10 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                            Price: $1.85
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                                                                                                                                                                            Palm-leaf Marshmallow or Hemp-leaved Hollyhock

                                                                                                                                                                            10 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                            Althaea officinalis
                                                                                                                                                                              Code: 301M-A6
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                                                                                                                                                                              'Marshmallow'

                                                                                                                                                                              Plants grow 2 to 4 (7) feet tall with gray colored leaves with a felt like feel and look. The plants grow upright and have leaves that are shallowly 3-5 lobed. Pink flowers with reddish-purple centers, might be a few white flowering plants too, the flowers are 1.5 to 2 inches wide. Grown in the past as a medical herb. Blooms late summer and early fall, not that showy but an interesting plant non the less and blooming late in the year when most every thing is done. Heat tolerant. Grows on moderately salty soils. Grow in full sun with moist soils.

                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 3-9. Cleaned pure seeds for quicker germination.

                                                                                                                                                                              30 seeds.
                                                                                                                                                                              Althaea rosea 'Simplex Mix'
                                                                                                                                                                                Code: ASM1-A9
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                                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                                                Alyssum 'Easter Bonnet Deep Rose'
                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: AEBD-A8
                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A4 -200 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                  Price: $1.00
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Showy plants produce deep rose colored flowers. An attractive edging plant along a border or walkway or used in mixed pots. Grows around 6 inches tall.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Annuals.

                                                                                                                                                                                  200 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                  Alyssum maritimum 'Allure White'
                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: AAW1-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Showy plants produce pure white flowers on 4 to 4.5 inch tall well branched stems.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Annuals.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1,000 seeds.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Alyssum montanum 'Luna'
                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: JHG3-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                      Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                                                                      Fleuroselect Quality Award Winner. Flowering the first year, does not require a cold period to bloom, it can be sown January to April and the plants will flower in about 14 weeks. Nice compact selection grows 7 inches tall and has yellow flowers. An attractive spring blooming ground cover for an area in full sun, grows well with growing with Arabis and Aubrieta. After flowering is down the plants can be given a shearing to tidy up and form a tighter mat.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Zones 4 with good winter cover, 5 to 8 otherwise.

                                                                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                      Alyssum montanum 'Mountain of Gold'
                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: AMMG-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                        Price: $1.85
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                                                                                                                                                                                        Bright yellow flowers in the spring cover plants with a bushy habit. This selection produces plants growing 6 inches tall that form a mat a foot or more across. Evergreen foliage. Use in well draining soils in full sun, nice on rock walls.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                        Alyssum petraeum
                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: AP01-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                          [Aurinia petraea] Goldentuft

                                                                                                                                                                                          Plants with panicles of yellow flowers in late spring, growing 8 inches tall. In mid summer plants are topped off with decorative round seed pods. An attractive species with small leaves and semi-woody stems.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Zones 5-8

                                                                                                                                                                                          50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                          Alyssum serpyllifolium
                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: 846T-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                            Alpine Alyssum (al-ISS-um: ser-pil-ly-FOH-lee-um) Brassicaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                            Bright golden yellow flowers and small silver blue leaves on thin stems. This alpine species grows about 3 inches tall and is best grown in full sun to part shade in a soil that drains well but does not become overly dry for extended periods, avoid excessive winter moisture. Alyssum serpyllifolium slowly grows into a dense semi-evergreen low shrubby mound. Nice rock or trough garden subject. The seeds are medium sized and the seedlings have a good growth rate and can be transplanted out after a 5 weeks of growth. Some flowering the first year.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Zones (4)5-9

                                                                                                                                                                                            Native to southwest Europe and North Africa.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Surface sow the seeds of Alyssum serpyllifolium and gently press down into soil medium so there is good contact between the seeds and the soil surface, Light needed for best germination so do not cover the seeds. Use F. 70-75, germination in 5-20 days.

                                                                                                                                                                                            50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                            Alyssum wulfenianum
                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: AL2K-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Alpine Alyssum or Madderwort (al-ISS-um: wulf-en-ee-AY-num) Brassicaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                              Alyssum wulfenianum grows 7 inches tall and have yellow-gold colored flowers, reblooms with more compact habit than A. montanum. Plants have a gray-green foliage and stem coloration. Longer lived than many other Alyssum. An attractive display of yellow flowers in spring and early summer. best in full sun in soils that drain well. Very cold tolerant, but does not like prolonged hot nights. Blooms the first year. Drought tolerant once established and evergreen where winters are mild winter.Alyssum wulfenianum puts on a nice display among rocks and paving stones and in walls. After blooming cut back to clean up the display and promote some re-blooming later. Plant resent division, but produce seeds that can be allowed to self so with some success or collect and sown in containers the next season.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 3-8(9)

                                                                                                                                                                                              Surface sow the seeds of Alyssum wulfenianum, light helpful for germination. Use F. 70-75, germination in 5-20 days.

                                                                                                                                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                              Amaranthus tricolor 'Early Splendor'
                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: AES1-A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A3 - 200 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                Price: $1.00
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Annual that grows three to four feet tall and has bright crimson red "flowers" that are leaves over bronze lower leaves. This is a great improvement over 'Molten Fire' because the coloring is more brilliant and shows up more than two weeks earlier.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Annual

                                                                                                                                                                                                Germination in less than 2 weeks at 72-80F soil temps. Best if sown in place of growth or use cell plugs because plants resent root damage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                200 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                Amaranthus caudatus 'Dreadlocks'
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: AM14
                                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 200 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Price: $2.35
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grows three feet tall with unique hanging magenta red flower in bunched clusters. Different and showy in the garden and used as cut material.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  200 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Amaranthus caudatus 'Pony Tails'
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: 1AP4
                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Price: $2.25
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    (am-uh-RANTH-us: kaw-DAH-tus) Amaranthaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Easy to grow plants with reddish 2 to 3 foot tall stems. Long hanging clusters of red flowers, blooming over a long period.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Annual

                                                                                                                                                                                                    100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ammi majus 'Queen of  Africa'
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: AMMI-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Price: $1.00
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Strong and straight stems that are easier to harvest. The plants are very uniform with healthy dark green foliage. The side shoots and their umbels of flowers don't overgrow the main umbels. The large and flat flower umbels are great used as cutting material and plants grow 40-56 inches tall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Amorpha canescens
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: AMCA-A7
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lead Plant

                                                                                                                                                                                                        A shrubby species with purplish colored flowers in long clusters. Amorpha canescens Blooms mid summer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Amsonia hubrichtii
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: AH01-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Plants grows 2 to 3 feet tall and about the same in width, they have long thin leaves that are needle like. Very nice fall color, taking on an orange-gold hew. Plants have bluish flowers in late spring and early summer. Deep tap roots on established plants, best in groups of three or five plants. Takes 2 or 3 years to grow flowering sized plants.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zones (4)5-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Native from Arkansas and Oklahoma in the USA. Soak seeds in warm water for 3 days, changing the water every 12 hours with fresh warm water. Lightly cover seeds and use 40-50F, germination irregular and spread out over many months. Keep sown seeds for two years to allow all the seeds to germinate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Amsonia illustris
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: AMX1-A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 25 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ozark Blue-Star or Shining Blue Star (am-Soh-NEE-uh: il-LUS-tris) Apocynaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Light blue flowers. Leathery textured leaves that turn a golden-yellow in the fall. Blooms in late spring and grow 3 to 4 feet tall. Full sun in moisture retentive soils that are well draining or light shade. Amsonia illustris is mid spring blooming.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zones(4)5-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Soak seeds for three days in warm water, changing the water every 12 hours with fresh water. Start with 6 weeks at 39F, and then move to 55F, germination is erratic and can be spread over many months. We sowed ten seeds and 65 days later three seeds germinated the same day, the others were spread out over another three weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            25 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Anacyclus pyrethrum var. depressus 'Spring Carpet'
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: ADSC-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mount Atlas Daisy

                                                                                                                                                                                                              This plant grows 6 inches tall and has beautiful daisy like white flowers from April to August. Useful as a ground cover or in pots. These are prostrate mat forming plants that will flower the first year. Height of 2-4 inches and a width of 4 inches. The White daisy shaped blossoms have a reddish-purple underside, distinctive and appealing when the flowers close at night, or on rainy days when the flowers do not open fully. A well-drained soil is best. Avoid winter wetness by providing a good amount of grit in the soil. This form has shorter side branches than 'Garden Gnome' giving it a fuller, more compact look.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 6-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Surface sow seed, place in fridge for three weeks then keep at 55F. 2-5 weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Anaphalis triplinervis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: ANX1-A6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Price: $2.35
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pearly Everlasting Asteraceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Plants grow about 2 feet tall and bloom mid to late summer. Plants have attractive white-woolly stems and silvery foliage; they also many small heads of silver white colored flowers with yellow middles clustered together into large corymb clusters. Nice cut flowers and can be dried too. The species name means three-nerved, in reference to the leaf veins. Grow in full sun in moisture retentive soils; dry or wet soils are not tolerated for long.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Anaphalis triplinervis is native to Afghanistan ranging to southwestern China. Germination in about 2 weeks at 68-78F. Surface sow seeds and keep moist. If no results, move to 24-38F for 4 weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                100+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Anchusa azurea 'Feltham Pride'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: AZ3A-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A dwarf strain that grows 30 inches tall or so. The plants have foliage with good compact habit with widely branching stems and many gentian blue, forget-me-not-like flowers. Grow in nitrogen poor soils with good drainage in full sun to part shade. Rich moist soils will produce very large bushy plants that bloom less and are more likely to die over winter (winter soils should be dry, not wet). Large seeds, easy to grow, will bloom the secound year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Zones 3-10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anchusa capensis 'Blue Angel'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: ACBA-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Price: $1.00
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cape Bugloss or Cape Forget-Me-Not or Summer Forget Me Not :

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This annual has intense deep true blue colored flowers that look just like "Forget Me Not's". The tight clusters of flowers are 8 inches long and produced over bushy, branching plants, which when flowering almost covers all the foliage. Grows around 14 inches tall and about the same in width. Anchusa capensis 'Blue Angel' takes hot locations and does well in poor or dry soil. Good deer resistance also. Grow in full sun in soils with good drainage, cut back plants after the first flush of blooming is finishing up to produce heaver blooming in a few weeks. Can self seed. In freeze free areas can be a short lived perennial.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Annual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zones 3-10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Native to South African.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anchusa officinalis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: AN3S-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Alkanet or 'Common Bugloss'

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bright blue flowers in spring. Plants grow 12 to 24 inches (24 in = 61 cm) tall and will bloom the second year. Perennials with deep tap root and many stems.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Can not be shipped to Washington or Oregon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Anemone patens wolfgangiana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: ANPW-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        {Anemone patens var. multifida} Pasqueflower or Prairie-smoke or Prairie-crocus or Pulsatille Ranunculaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        blue, purple or sometimes white colored flowers that bloom in spring and early summer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Zones 2-6. Native from North central North America were it is found growing in prairies, open slopes, in open woods or on granite outcrops in woods.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anemone virginiana var. riparia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: AVVR
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is a long 'thimble' form with 3/4 inch long thimbles. Plants grow 2-3 feet tall and have white/green white flowers in spring and gray-white woolly seeds on tall thimble like structures. Use in light shade along woodland edges. Does well in dry shade. Native in these states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont and Wisconsin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Angelica gigas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: AG26-A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A4 -100 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Korean Angelica

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Different looking plants with large leaves and umbels of dark purple-red flowers and stems, it flowers late in the year adding color and interest to the shade garden when other plants are past their prime. Angelica gigas has dark green foliage that is deeply cut. Plants grow 3 to 4.5 feet tall. Flowers look like red-maroon clubs as they form. Blooms in August and September. Plants have large attractive compound leaves. Grow in moisture retentive soils in part shade, dry soil produces smaller plants with less attractive foliage and less impressive flowers umbels. Deer do not eat Angelica gigas and some people are sensitive to its sap, which can produce a mild burning sensation. Will flower the second year if the seeds germinate in spring and early summer, plants tend to be monocarpic and die after seed formation. Cut spent flowers before seeds begin to form to keep plants alive, or allow to self-seed. For extra flower production do not allow the plants to bloom for two or three years. Insects love the flowers, and ours are always full of various native bees and butterflies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zones (4)5-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Surface sow the seeds and press firmly onto the soil medium and use F 55, germination is spread out over many months, do not discard seed tray until after 24 months. Keep medium moist at all times but not wet. Sometimes this seed needs two cold periods. Each lasting 6 weeks, with a 4-week warm period before each cold period. Fresh seed germinates the quickest with older seed needing the two different cold periods to break down dormancy. Sow in early spring for germination in a few weeks, surface sow the seeds, light needed for best results.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Antennaria dioica 'New Hybrids'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: ANH3-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 200 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This selection has a mix of flower colors including pure white, pink, rose and red. Here is a nice way to start a color selection of these nice low growing rock garden plants.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 4-8. Surface sow seeds and use F 45, germination is spread out over a few months. It is helpful after five days to place the seeds in the fridge for two weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              200 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Antennaria dioica 'Rubra'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: AKT2-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A4 - 200 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mountain Everlasting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Slowly spreading plants with low growing foliage that is covered with short gray-silver colored hairs. In mid to late spring plants have short flowering stems that grow 4 to 6 inches tall with small clusters of wine red colored flowers. As the flowers age they fade to a pink color. The flower clusters are full and rounded in shape with the stamens upraised above - flowers look like fuzzy balls with dots floating just of the surface. Plants form a nice ground cover with a slowly spreading habit in rich gravelly soils in full sun to part shade. Plants are dioecious meaning they are either female or male. Very nice rock garden plant used in rock walls and upraised beds, with somewhat evergreen foliage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Zones 4-8. This species is native from elevated locations in Europe and Northern Asia. Were it is found in sandy and gravely plains, open woods and mountain meadows. Avoids acidic soisl. Surface sow seeds and use 45F, germination is spread out over a few months. Might be helpful after 5 days to place the seeds in the fridge for 2 weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                200 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Antennaria howellii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: AKT1-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Howell's Pussy-Toes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gray-white flowers top off 15 inch tall stems above silver-white, woolly low growing foliage that grow as low mats on top of the ground.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  200+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Antennaria plantaginifolia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: 8632-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Plantain-leaf Pussytoes :

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Plants have ground hugging leaves that are covered in hairs which gives them a silvery color. In the spring 4 to 8 inch tall stems hold up clusters of whitish tan flowers which look like a cats foot. Plants produce the best effect when grown as a colony a few feet wide.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    300+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anthemis sancti-johannis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: ASJ4-A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (an-THEM-is: san-tee-YO-han-is)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The species name refers to when Anthemis sancti-johannis blooms, in mid-summer, St John's day is June 24th. A nice soft, but luminous orange flowering plant for the sunny garden; growing well in sandy to rocky, well drained soils. This clump forming plant is not as robust growing as 'Kelwayi' but has great ferny foliage with silver highlights. Does not self sow as much as 'Kelwayi' ether. Plants grow 12-24 in tall and 15 to 24 in wide, Forming a thick clump with flowers held above the mound of foliage, long blooming daisy type flowers, summer blooming perennials that are attractive even when not in bloom in early spring with there silver white foliage. Plants often flower the same year sown. Easy, but does not like wet soils, and does very well in sandy or rocky locations but avoid overly rich soils. Plant in full sun to morning shade. Do not give too much Nitrogen, which weakens the plants and makes them short lived. Anthemis sancti-johannis may have some flowers the first year if sown early, but most plants will flower heavily the second year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Native to Bulgaria. Surface sow seeds and use 70F, germination in 5-18 days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Anthemis tinctoria 'Alba'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: ANT7-A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        White flowering form of the species. Plants grow 18 inches tall with white daisy like flowers with large golden yellow centers. Attractive lacy, scented foliage. Full sun, does well in poor dry soils. Some blooming if started early, but most plants bloom the second year. Good growth rate and easy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        100+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anthemis tinctoria 'Kelwayi'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: ATK8-A8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Price: $2.35
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Golden Marguerite or Ox-Eye Chamomile or Dryer's Chamomile or Yellow Chamomile (an-THEM-is: tink-TO-ree-a)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bright yellow flowers over fern like foliage on very drought tolerant plants. Nice cut flowers or plant where you want some color for a long time during the hottest parts of the summer. Plants do very well in poor soils and will self seed on bare ground. Not that good in really humid areas. Do not fertilize too much. Otherwise, you will end up with a very large mat of foliage and few flowers. I allow this plant to self-sow around the yard and garden and am always pleased with the results.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Native to western Asia. The flowers have been used to make a yellow dye. Will bloom the first year from an early sowing. Surface sow seeds and use 70F, germination in 5-18 days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Antirrhinum braun blanquettii 'Lemon Sherbet'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: ANH1-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            'Hardy Snapdragon' (an-TEE-ree-num)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This native of Spain and Portugal is winter hardy in zones 6-10. It has white snapdragon like flowers with yellow throats. Upright growing to a height of 20 to 30 inches and a spread of 12-20 inches. Showy spikes a little less 'formalized' than the 'annual' snaps. Use as a Hardy Annual or Half Hardy Perennial. The name is supposed to mean 'nose like' (Greek) but in reality means something like 'against nose' (Latin). Thinly cover seeds and keep at 70F for 4 weeks. If no germination, then 5 weeks at 32-39F, move to 53-59 for germination. Light needed for best results.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100 seeds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aquilegia 'Bunting'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: AB23-A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aquilegia 'Music Red & White'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: APW3-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Large flowers that are red with white centers produced on low growing-compact stems. Plants grow around 20 inches tall and have a long blooming period from mid spring into summer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Aquilegia 'Songbird Bluebird'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: GYTE-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A3 - 20 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Price: $4.50
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Large soft blue flowers with white centers. Plants grow around 15 inches tall. Blooms the first year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  20 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aquilegia 'Songbird Bunting'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: AQSB-A2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    First year flowering F1 hybrid with large, long-spurred, upward facing, medium blue flower with white centers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aquilegia 'Spring Magic Blue and White'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: AQ5T-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This color in the 'Spring Magic' series produces plants with very uniform habit that have a nice round shape and good branching. Flowers 2-3 weeks earlier than 'Music' series, the flowers are numerous and put on a showy display. The nice sized, 5 to 6 cm, flowers are a medium blue with white corolla.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Zones 4-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      25 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aquilegia buergeriana 'Calimero'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: ABC3-A6
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nice compact growing plants reach a height of 8 inches with purple flowers that have soft yellow centers and are tube shaped. The flowers dangle downward and are very graceful looking in the rock garden or border with their neat short growing foliage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aquilegia caerulea  'Biedermeier Mixture'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: AB53-A6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Double flowers on dwarf plants that reach 16 inches tall when in bloom.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aquilegia caerulea 'Benary's Special Mix'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: ACBS-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Columbine Ranunculaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            large showy flowers in a rich color selection. Nice open faced flowers with long spurs. Plants gtrow about three feet tall and do best in part shade in well draining but moisture retentive soils. Will bloom the secound year, can be started indoors over winter or sown outside, seedlings need 50 days of growth to over winter well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zones 3-8. Germination starts in two weeks and is spread-out over 8 weeks at 40-55F, then move to 68F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best result for germination.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aquilegia caerulea 'Koralle'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: 8J8G-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Plants flower around 2 feet tall with large coral red colored flowers with yellow corollas, the flowers have long spurs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aquilegia caerulea 'Rhubarb & Custard'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: 64AQ-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The pictures for this selection look like Aquilegia canadensis instead of Aquilegia caerulea, So its hard to tell what your going to get, our source says the plants grow 8 inches tall, which would be a very short selection for Aquilegia canadensis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Aquilegia canadensis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: AC43-A8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A6- 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Price: $1.95
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aquilegia chrysantha 'Denver Gold'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: AQ01-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A5 - 30 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Price: $2.25
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Large Golden-yellow flowers with long spurs and fragrant too. Plants grow 28 inches tall and do best in light shade to full sun in moisture retentive soils that are not wet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: AQ11-A8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Golden Columbine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Large yellow flowers with long spurs. Plants grow two to three feet tall and 2 feet wide, the flowers held well above the basal foliage and face out away from the center. This is a hybrid form of our native north American species from the western states that blooms in late spring and early summer. Very nice color with long well shaped flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aquilegia discolor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: AQ23-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aquilegia flabellata var. pumila 'Mix'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: AQ74-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mix of colors including rose and soft pink. Plants grow 4 to 6 inches tall and bloom in mid to late spring.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aquilegia jonesii x saximontana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: AQXJ-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A hybrid but what it's parentage truly is is not clear, short plants with attractive blue flowers that have yellow-white centers. Grows 5 or so inches tall. The seed and plants in the trade under this name have incorporated other Aquilegia species genes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aquilegia olympica
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: AQ77-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Price: $3.65
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Plants grow 20 inches tall with blue to blue-violet colored flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones (4)5-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aquilegia ottonis ssp amaliae
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: AQOA-A1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Aquilegia vulgaris 'Grandmothers Garden'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: 4AQ5-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A3 - 200 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Price: $2.29
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Columbine or Granny's Bonnet (ack-wi-LEE-gee-a: vul-GAAR-iss) Ranunculaceae.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Classic flowering types with short recurved spurs and good sized, somewhat nodding bell-like flowers. The flower colors are pink, violet, wine-red plus many others. A nice mix showy flowers for naturalizing. Heavy flowering plants, blooming in mid spring to late spring; putting on a superb show in full sun to half shade. Plants grow 3 feet tall. Plants will bloom the second year. Very much liked and a nice mix for self seeding.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Zones 4-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  200 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aquilegia vulgaris 'Leprechaun Gold'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: 30AN-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Large violet-blue colored flowers hang above bright lime-gold foliage speckled and splotched with green. Best in part shade. Very nice selection.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Blue'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: AQSB-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mostly rich blue flowering plants with sea-urchin like double flowers. The prolific blooming plants grow 3 feet tall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aquilegia x  maruyamana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: AQX2-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aquilegia x hybrida 'Double Pleat Blackberry'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: 53A7-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Deep violet, double pleated flowers edged in white. Plants grow around 19 inches tall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zones 3 - 8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Arabis blepharophylla 'Spring Charm'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: 4SL1-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rock Cress (AR-UH-biss: blef-ar-oh-FIL-uh)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Many showy 1 inch rosy pink colored flowers in clusters at the top of short growing medium green plants. Grows from 4 to 10 inches tall and blooms in early to late spring. Cutting back the plants as they start to finish blooming will promote rebloom and extend the blooming period in to early summer. Use in full sun to light shade in well draining soils in a rock garden or even on a rock wall. Does well in sandy soils and not so well on heavy clay soils. After blooming cut plants back to promote a thick mat of foliage that is useful as a ground cover. Plants do not like to be overwhelmed by larger neighbors or hot muggy weather. Nice in between paving stones too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zones (3)4-8. But needs some protection in zone 4 from moisture and freeze thaw cycles. Plants will bloom the second year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Arabis caucasica 'Lotti White'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: ARABLW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              'Rock Cress' (ar-AA-biss: kaw-KAH-si-ka)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pure white flowers produced in late spring. Grows 6 inches tall when in full bloom. Full sun in well draining soils. Does not like hot - humid weather. Nice showy spring plant for the rock garden, along paving stones or rock walls. Arabis caucasica 'Lotti White' produces uniform, well-branched and tight plants with an attractive compact habit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 3-7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Native to the mountains of Southern Europe. Surface sow seed, light needed for germination. Use 65F, 10-20 days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Arabis caucasica 'Pixie Cream'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: ARAB-CA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Price: $2.55
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Creamy yellow petals with sulfur-yellow centers, very pretty rocj garden subject with many flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Zones 3-7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Surface sow the seed, light needed for best germination. Use 65F, with germination in 10-20 days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Arabis caucasica compacta 'Snow Cap'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: F4H6-A8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Attractive, dwarf, compact growing selection for the rock garden, along paths or in rock walls, with a profusion of pure-white flowers in April, growing about 8 inches tall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1,000 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Arenaria drypidea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: 348A-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    [Eremogone drypidea]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Summer blooming with white flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Native to western Asia including Turkey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Arenaria serpyllifolia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: 859J-A
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thyme-Leaved Sandwort Caryophyllaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Plants grow 3 to 5 inches tall with small, nearly inconspicuous, white flowers. Not a garden plant but used as a food source, can be weedy on open ground.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Annual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Native to Europe and naturalized over much of North America as a weed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Argyroderma delaetii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: AGD3-A1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Living Rocks or Stone Plants or Egg Plants Aizoaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Small, cute succulents with good sized flowers, which are produced within the crack in the center of the 'stone'. Mostly purple and white colored flowers which are large and daisy-like, but other colors occur also, namely different shades of yellow. Keep cool and in summer provide a shaded location. Keep on the dry side in winter, and during summer ONLY water when the plants start to show signs of drying-up. Needs a pot with very sharp drainage, otherwise easy to grow. The seeds are small, so care should be taken when sowing and watering the seedlings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Zones 10b-12. Most often grown under glass in a small pot of crushed rock, clay and sand.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        50+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arisaema dracontium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: ARISDR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A3 - 7 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Green Dragon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A Jack-in-the-Pulpit relative with long green spathe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Arisaema tortuosum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: 506A-A8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot - A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Price: $4.95
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cobra Lily (air-uh-SEE-muh: tor-tew-OH-sum) Araceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            An easy species to grow, but not a very winter hardy species. Plants can grow over 7 feet tall. A good subject for a cool green house.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zones 10, frost tender.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Arisaema triphyllum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: AT09-H8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jack-In-The-Pulpit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A nice form with large sized hoods that are solid purple or striped green and purple. Plants grow 15-20 inches tall and some will be over two feet tall. Many of the plants with purpl veined stems with brown mottling. Plants will take some light sun but grow best in open shade with some light morning sun thus doing well in a shady woodland setting. 'Jacks' will grow even in heavy shade. Plants will flower in three or four years, large seeds - in berries that are a red-orange in color, the very showy berries are green in the summer and turn bright red-orange in the fall. Easy plants to grow in soils rich in leaf mold and that hold some moisture but are well draining.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Place fresh seed in a plastic bag with moist seed mix and place in the fridge for 60 days, sow and keep at F45 to F 65. Germination in 1-10 weeks. Or sow and keep at 55-65F, many times germination will start in a few weeks. Helpful to soak seeds in warm water for two days.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aristolochia clematitis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: ARI1-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Birthwort Aristolochiaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yellow flowers on three foot tall plants with heart shaped leaves. A novelty plant with its large rounded leaves and strange yellow flowers. It was once commonly used medicinally but should never be taken since it can cause kidney damage and cancer. In 2001, the FDA issued a warning to consumers to immediately stop taking herbal medicines containing aristolochic acid.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Soak seed 48 hours in hot water and surface sow, Germination 1 to 3 months at 70F. The seeds germinate better if stratified for 3 months at 33 to 36F.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Armeria maritima 'Ministicks White'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: AMMW-A2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Long stems that are strong, making them useful as cut flowers with large round flower heads. Nice in the rock garden. Plants flower about 7 inches tall, this seed produces pretty uniform plants that look nice as an edging along a stone path. Grow in full sun in well draining but moisture retentive soils.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cover seeds with 1/6th of an inch of soil medium, with germination in about 3 weeks at 65F.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Armeria pseudarmeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: ARPS-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mix of colors, large flowering plants. This species blooms heaviest from mid through late spring, and sporadically reblooms throughout the summer months. Improved reblooming occurs when plants are deadheaded. Armeria pseudarmeria has broad evergreen leaves and more or less upright, 12 to 18 inch tall flower stems, and large 1 inch round flower clusters. A good choice for color and durability, the plants make a good edging and border plant or used in the rock garden. Best in full sun in gritty soils. Will flower the first year with an early sowing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Armeria pseudarmeria 'Ballerina White'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: ARMB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 30 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Armeria pseudarmeria 'Ballerina White' grows 8 to 10 inches tall, the ball, shaped, white flowers are produced on tall stems and are held above thin, grass-like foliage. Flowers the first year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Armeria pseudarmeria  'Ballerina Lilac'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: AR58
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ball shaped flower-heads, colored in lilac shades. The flowers are held on strong stems well above the grassy foliage. The flowers are perfect for cutting, lasting a number of days in a vase, many more when stored in a cooled between uses. The plants like a sandy loam soil that has good drainage. In a good location and when happy, they will produce an amazing number of flowering stems - but were it is wet they will rot away over the winter. Evergreen foliage with flower stems growing 10 inches or so tall. This strain will flower the first year; flowers are produced in 16 weeks from sowing. They will flower heavily enough that in the North they can be grown as annual plants in the front of the border or used as a pot plant when started in winter.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Seeds germinate in 14-21 days.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Artemisia dracunculus 'Russian Tarragon'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: 47AR-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          French tarragon is the variety generally considered best for the kitchen, but is never grown from seed because the flowers are sterile. The seed raised plants of Russian tarragon are not as strong, but are more hardy and vigorous growing plants. They can produce shoots from the roots and grow over a meter tall. The plants prefer poor soils low in nitrogen and are tolerant of drought and neglect. Artemisia dracunculus 'Russian Tarragon' produces many more leaves that are mild and good in salads and cooked food. Best used fresh since the flavor does not remain long when stored.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Germination in 1 to 3 weeks at 68F. Surface sow the seeds, keep moist but not wet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Artemisia frigida
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: ARTE-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fringed Sage or Prairie Sagewort or Fringed Sagewort or Fringed Sagebrush Asteraceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This species is an aromatic, mat-forming, perennial shrub that grows 20 to 60 cm tall The lower woody stems are spreading and often branched, while upper herbaceous stems are erect and leafy. The entire plant is densely silver-canescent. Leaves are abundant, 6 to 12 mm long, and two or three times ternately (sub-pinnately)divided. Flowerheads are arranged into nodding racemes or open panicles. Prairie Sagewort has a deep perennial taproot with numerous extensive lateral roots as adaptations to withstand drought.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1,000 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Artemisia genipi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: ARTG-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Artemisia genipi is endemic to the Alps and can be found in Austria, France, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Artemisia ludoviciana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: AR41
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A5 - 100 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                White Sagebrush or Mountian Wormwood or 'Western Mugwort' or 'Prairie Sage'

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Spreading silver white colored plants, did i say spreading yet? A good plant for dry- rocky soils in full sun,in a garden bed they will spread to much to used in a mixed planting. Attractive as a ground cover on slopes. Spreads by way of underground stems,a spreading plant that grows 2 to 3 feet tall with scented foliage.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                100+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Artemisia stelleriana 'Morris Strain'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: ARS1-A1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A1 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Plants grow 10 inches tall and 15 inches wide, they form a silvery mat of scalloped leaves that provide great contrast in a pot or border. The leaves are more finely cut than the normal form of this species, giving the plants a lacy look.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sow and and keep at a location were temps alternate from cold to warm (40-70F). Germination is spread out from two weeks to four months/do not discard seed tray till the next year. If some of the seeds do not germinate, then germination may occur after one year. keep soil moist but not overly wet. Sowing in late winter and keeping the pots or trays outside works very well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aruncus aethusifolius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: ARU2-A8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A5 - 100 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dwarf Goats Beard Rosaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nice thick clumps that grow 10 inches tall and mounds 18 inches wide with white flowers that look like small Astilbe, The flowers are produced in abundance then dry to a reddish tint in late summer. These plants are great for their foliage texture which is like a soft fern. Long lived in moister retentive soils that are well draining but tolerant of dry soils were flower production will be less. Part shade. Blooms the third year.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aruncus dioicus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: AR09-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A5 - 300 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tall creamy-white colored heads of flowers in early summer. Best in moist well drained soils in open shade with intermittent direct sun. Attractive yellow-green foliage, remove old flowers after blooming to tidy up clumps. Blooms from 4 to 7 feet tall, nice as a tall display in a shade garden. Plants look somewhat like a large Astilbe, with similar looking compound leaves and spiky heads of flowers, better blooming in soils that are not always moist. When done blooming the flowers spikes take on a dry withered look that is not near as appealing as the green heads of Astilbe though. In late spring and early summer, well grown plants put on a spectacular display that is noticed from some distance away.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Native from Eastern USA were it is found growing in bluffs, wooded slopes, rocky and moist woodlands and along ravines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aruncus sinensis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: 1ARU-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Like A. dioicus but blooming later in the year and on average a bit shorter in height.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Asclepias curassavica 'Apollo Orange'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: ACAO-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tropical Milkweed or Blood Flower or 'Cotton Bush' 'Pleurisy Root' or 'Scarlet Milkweed' ASCLEPIADACEAE:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dark red flowers with orange centers on plants that grow 2.5 feet tall. A tender perennial, grown as an annual in the north, with flat umbels of red flowers with orange hoods, flowers the first year. Plants are loved by butterflies. Blooms all summer with new flowers produced as the stems grow. Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours sow and lightly cover, germination in 5-20 days. This is a subtropical plant that will flower very well the first year and be loved by Butterflies and those that love cut flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          30 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: 4XS1-A1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: ACSY-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 30 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Scarlet'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: ASC2-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Asclepias exaltata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: 113F-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Poke Milkweed or Tall Milkweed (ass-KLE-pee-us: eks-all-TAY-tuh) Asclepiadaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  White to purplish-tinted white flowers in good sized, somewhat lax umbels. Leaves are petioled and flat, The corolla is greenish and the umbels are loose with the pedicels drooping. The scented flowers are loved by butterflies and other nectar feeding insects. Plants grow 3 to 6 feet tall, with the largest plants produced in moister retentive soils. Plants have single stems that are upright growing, with paired leaves produced widely spaced along the stem length. The leaves can be large, and often have gently undulating margins. This species is nearly glabrous throughout with two opposite lines of pubescence on the usually simple stem. Leaves are oppositely positioned and thin or membranous, oval ovate or oblong acuminate in shape at both ends. The leaves are 4 to 9 inches long, and widest near the bottom. The base of the leaves is sometimes obovate obtuse. Blooms in early to mid summer. A shade tolerant milkweed species, doing well under open trees with dappled sunlight. An attractive species with large leaves and distinctive flowers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Native to eastern USA and Canada, found in thickets and woods. The seeds are best started by soaking them in warm water for 24 hours, change the water every 8 hours with fresh warm water. Sow on top of a moist sand based seed starting media and keep for 4 weeks at 33-39F, move to 68F for germination.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Asclepias incarnata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: AIM1-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Asclepias incarnata 'Alimagnet'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: 12DM-A2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This selection produces 4 to 4.5 foot tall plants with dark rose flowers with buff white centers. The flowers are scented and this richly colored selection is outstanding as a cut flower. The stems are often tinted dark purple.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: ASC1-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Asclepias incarnata 'Mixed'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: ASIM-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A mix of nice colors, includes about an even mix of pure white and nice dark rose and pink-rose colored flowering plants.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Asclepias incarnata - wild
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: 234R-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wild collected seeds with soft rose colored flowers, plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall. This is the natural wild form of this species unchanged by human selection.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Asclepias physocarpa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: AP07-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A3 - 20 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Asclepias speciosa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: ACPL-A7
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Asclepias sullivantii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: AS01-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A9 - 30 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Asclepias syriaca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: AS02-A8
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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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Asclepias verticillata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: AV01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A3 - 40 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Asclepias X tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies Mix'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: ATGM-A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A5 - 30 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aster 'Benary's Composition'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: AS67-A7
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Selected for cut flower production, this improved formula is made up of selected types of Aster novae-angliae and Aster novi-belgii plants in a good range of flower colors. The plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall and bloom late summer and fall. Best display in full sun in rich well draining soils, takes some shade and drought tolerant once established.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lightly cover seeds, and use 65 to 70F, with germination in 14-21 days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100+ seeds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aster alpinus 'Beauty Mix'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: AA31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              These true Asters grow 12 inches tall when in full bloom. The flowers are good sized and come in a mix of colors. This is a formula blend of colors that bloom at the same time and about the same height. The plants make a nice mass bedding effect on a rock wall or in the border, planted in groups of five of more plants each spaced about 10 inches apart. Different flower colors include blue, and pink shades plus white. Will bloom the second year. Grow in full sun in soils that drain well, drought tolerant and long-lived once established. Seedlings have a moderate growth rate and can be transplanted out after 5 weeks of growth.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Surface sow the seeds, light helps with germination,. Use F 70 germination, with germination starting in 2 weeks and the rest of the germination spread-out over the next 10 weeks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aster alpinus 'Dark Beauty'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: AADB-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Alpine Aster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This selection grows 10 inches tall and has dark purple-violet flowers. Plants are clump forming and slowly form spreading mats that reach a width of 18 inches. Nice addition to the front of the border or rock garden, we find the Alpine Asters useful for their early flowering. Most of the plants with daisy-like flowers bloom later in the year. Blooms late spring-early summer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Surface sow seeds and keep moist but not overly wet, use F 70, germination is spread out over a number of weeks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Aster alpinus 'Goliath'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: AAG1-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Plants grow 12 inches tall and have large soft blue flowers. Blooming the first year with an early sowing. This is a long blooming variety, starting in May and having flowers on and off until August. Makes a nice cut flower too. Blooms the secound year.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Surface sow, light needed for best germination.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aster alpinus 'Pinkie'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: AAP1-A6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alpine Aster Asteraceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aster alpinus 'Pinkie' is large flowering, with bright pink colored flowers. The plants grow 10 to 12 inches tall and bloom in late spring. The foliage is a mat-forming clump with narrow oblong-shaped leaves in a rosette. Aster alpinus is an early-blooming species, for rock gardens, or along rock paths, or used for an edging in the perennial border. Grow in full sun to part shade, plants can take some mowing in summer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Surface sow the seeds for best germination, light helps with germination. Use F 65-78, with seed germination in 2 to 4 weeks, but sometimes is erratic from 1-10 weeks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aster alpinus 'TriMix'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: AS06-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This is a formulated mix of three colors. The plants are of superior types in white, pink and blue with large flowers on top of plants with more uniform habit than other mixes. Plants grow 9 to 12 inches tall and bloom in mid to late spring. Surface sow seeds, light helps germination, F 70 germination is erratic from 1-10 weeks. A worthwhile selection to grow, making a good display in the spring.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aster chilensis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: 2945-A3
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        [Symphyotrichum chilense] California Aster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Long blooming, can be an aggressive spreader where happy.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aster laevis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: 12LS-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A4 - 200 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          [Symphyotrichum laeve] 'Smooth Aster'

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Blue-violet colored flowers with bright yellow centers, on plants that grow 3 to 4 feet tall. Fall blooming native North American species that can be used in the border,for prairie plantings and open shade gardens.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Native from prairies, rocky glades and dry open woods.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eastern north American native found growing in dry Savannas and mesic prairies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          200 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aster novae-angliae -  wild species
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: AS03-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            [Symphyotrichum novae-angliae] New England Aster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Three to four foot tall plants with strong stems that have purple flowers. They make a very nice garden subject and cut flower in the fall.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aster oblongifolius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: ASOB-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aromatic Aster (AS-ter: ob-LON-ji-foe-lee-us)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Another very attractive North American species that blooms late summer and fall. Large showy flowers on plants that grow 2 to 3 feet tall. The flowers have small bright yellow centers and soft purplish to pinkish mauve colored rays. This species is tolerant of poor dry soils and around here grows in open woods too. Good cut flowers with scented foliage, good for attracting any late season butterflies too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Native to central USA into Canada and Mexico.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              100+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aster stracheyi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: AST3-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Aster tongolensis 'Wartburg Star'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: ATWS-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  East Indies Aster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This Aster grows 24 to 36 inches tall with bright lavender-blue flowers that have yellow centers. Plants form bushy mounds with dark green leaves, flowering in mid summer. Pleasantly large flowers, formed on easy to grow plants that grow best in well-drained moderately fertile soils, in full sun. Excellent for cutting with a number of plants blooming the first season. Easy Aster to grow from seed with a fast growth rate.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aster tongolensis 'Wartburg Star' seeds have germination that is spread out over many weeks at 68F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Astilbe japonica 'Mixed Hybrids'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: AJMH-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Astilbe can be used in perennial borders, pond edges and at the edge of woods or under tall open trees. These plants are a little more drought tolerant than the the others, they perform best in lightly shady environments were the soil does not become dry, they do not need wet soil but resent dry conditions. The more sun you give them the more they will flower-but they also will need more moisture in the soil. I would say that at a minimum your Astilbe should receive 3 hours of direct sun and the rest of the day should be open bright shade. A good indicator that your location receives enough light to grow Astilbe is -- would lawn grass grow thick in that location? If there is not enough light to grow thick grass, then its to dark to grow great Astilbe plants. They will live and flower in less light but not grow to be the thick clumps and put on the spectacular flower displays. Make sure plants receive water after they are done blooming into late summer. Many people take good care of their plants until they are done blooming, then neglect them after. Asilbe grow new roots and form the buds in mid to late summer than will be the new growth for next year, if they dry out they will not perform as well the next year. After 5 or so years of good growth plants should be dug and divide, the best time for division is after they are done blooming, but they can be divided and replanted any time from very early spring into early fall.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fine seeds, surface sow, light needed for best germination, 1-4 weeks at F 70 days and F.50 nights. Keep soil moist but not wet. Best if sown into a pot and then place the pot in a plastic bag. Germination can be delayed without the variable night/day temps. Needs some work for best results.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Astragalus centralpinus
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Astragalus neglectus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: ASNE-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        'Cooper's Milk Vetch' Fabaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Creamy-white colored flowers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Native from South Dakota to Virgina, north to Hudson bay.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Amsonia orientalis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: AMSO
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          [Rhazya orientalis] (am-SO-nee-uh: or-ee-en-TAY-liss) Apocynaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The only European member of its genus, good sized medium blue flowers. Grows 18 to 24 inches tall.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Agrostemma githago 'Bianca'
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pure white flowers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Alcea rosea hybrid 'Polarstar'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: ALCP
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Perennials and first year flowering with pure white, single blooms with yellow throats.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aethionema saxatile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: AETS
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Adenophora khasiana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: ADEKH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2.5 to 3 foot, upright stems with blue bell shaped flowers in mid to late summer. Non-spreading plants from carrot-like roots.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Native to Forests, scrub, grassy places in China [Bhutan, NE India, N Myanmar].

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Asclepias fruticosa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: ASCF
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A5 - 30 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    [Gomphocarpus fruticosus] Swan Plant or African Milkweed (gom-fo-KAR-pus froo-tih-KOH-sus)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Creamy white flowers flushed with rose. The ball shaped seed pods with thorn looking hooks create lots of interest. Grows 5 feet tall or more and mature clump has a lot of foliage to feed Monarch butterfly larvae. Easily raised form seed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Native to South Africa.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Asclepias tuberosa ssp interior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: ASCTI
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Butterfly Weed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Asclepiadaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brilliant orange umbels atop very vigorous plants with narrow leaves. Flowering in June - August. Plants will flower the First year with an early sowing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Native to North America

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Asclepias arenaria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: ASCAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A6 - 25 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Western Sand Milkeed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For sandy soils

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arisaema nepenthoides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: AR39
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A5 - 5 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Price: $3.95
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zones 6-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Aquilegia vulgaris 'Double Mixed'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: AQUDM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Price: $2.35
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Produces a high percentage of plants with double, spurless, flowers. Flower colors include rich shades of carmine-red, pink, white, and violet. A good way to build up a collection for cutting. Flowering the second year, growing about 3 feet tall and blooming in mid spring.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zones 4-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100 seeds