By choosing a number of different flowers and shrubs that are fed on by butterflies you will ensure that butterflies visit your garden. Even in a small area you can make a bright, diverse, and colorful butterfly friendly garden that is attractive throughout the growing season. Butterflies need food (nectar plants), cover, water, and plants to lay their eggs on.

When putting together a butterfly garden or improving your local area to be more suitable habitat for butterflies, plan ahead. Determine what environmental conditions you have: soil type and light conditions will dictate which plants are best for your area. Try to proved some areas within your garden that are sheltered from wind so the butterflies can rest and feed with out being blown about. For most plants that attractive butterflies, at least six hours of direct sunlight each day is best, but some plants will grow in areas with less.

Group your plants in large diverse plantings; this will optimize the gardens display and attraction for butterflies. The butterflies will be able to locate your plants from a longer distance away and will more likely find some plants that they like and stay longer. Use plants that vary in color, size, and their season of bloom. Provide a variety of plants that have flowers with different flower shapes. Butterflies have varying lengths of tongues, which are called proboscises, which determine the flowers they can best feed from.

Good butterfly gardens also have cover and shelter to protect the butterflies during windy weather, or when predators come into the area. Broad-leaved trees, shrubs, tall grasses, and piles of sticks and logs are suitable shelter areas. Since butterflies are insect, which relay on the sun to warm their bodies, several sunbathing perches in open and sunny areas throughout the garden will be welcomed by most butterflies. Water sources, which can include, ponds, birdbaths, pans, and buckets are most welcome by butterflies and will provide needed water. If mud is also availed it can provide some needed nutrients.

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 'Hardy Mix'
      Code: 1AGA
      SKU:
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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 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 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:
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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

              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

                  Asclepias curassavica 'Apollo Orange'
                    Code: ACAO-A3
                    SKU:
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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
                      Price: $3.45
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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.

                      50 seeds

                      Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'
                        Code: ACSY-A3
                        SKU: Lot A4 - 30 seeds
                        Price: $2.65
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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.

                        Zones 8-11

                        30 seeds

                        Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Scarlet'
                          Code: ASC2-A1
                          SKU:
                          Price: $2.80
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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.

                          30 seeds

                          Asclepias incarnata
                            Code: AIM1-A9
                            SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
                            Price: $2.00
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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.

                            Zones 3-8

                            50 seeds

                            Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'
                              Code: ASC1-A3
                              SKU: Lot A5 - 50 seeds
                              Price: $2.95
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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.

                              50 seeds

                              Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
                                Code: AIIB-A4
                                SKU:
                                Price: $2.85
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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

                                Zones 3-8

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

                                50 seeds

                                Asclepias incarnata 'Mixed'
                                  Code: ASIM-A8
                                  SKU:
                                  Price: $2.00
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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.

                                  Zones 3-9

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

                                  50 seeds

                                  Asclepias physocarpa
                                    Code: AP07-A3
                                    SKU: Lot A3 - 20 seeds
                                    Price: $2.99
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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.

                                    Zones 7-10

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

                                    20 seeds

                                    Asclepias speciosa
                                      Code: ACPL-A7
                                      SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                      Price: $2.65
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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.

                                      100 seeds

                                      Asclepias sullivantii
                                        Code: AS01-A9
                                        SKU: Lot A9 - 30 seeds
                                        Price: $2.40
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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.

                                        Zones 3-8

                                        30 seeds

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

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

                                          Zones 4-9.

                                          100 seeds.
                                          Asclepias verticillata
                                            Code: AV01
                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 40 seeds
                                            Price: $2.95
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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.

                                            Zones 4-8

                                            40 seeds

                                            Asclepias X tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies Mix'
                                              Code: ATGM-A2
                                              SKU: Lot A5 - 30 seeds
                                              Price: $2.95
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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.

                                              Zones 4-9

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

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

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

                                              30 seeds

                                              Buddleia davidii 'Butterfly Hybrids Mixed'
                                                Code: BDM1-A3
                                                SKU:
                                                Price: $2.85
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                                                Butterfly Bush or Summer Lilac

                                                Many colors in this mix. A fine semi-shrub that is loved by butterflies. Plants will bloom the first year with an early sowing. The flowers are somewhat like lilacs in shape and display. Plants grow 72-100 inches (100 in = 2.54 m) tall but will freeze off in the northern part of the country; and regrow new stems again in the spring. Plants are small shrubs in the south. Fast growing with silver white leaves and stems.

                                                Zones (4)5-9, zone 4 with good winter cover - but will not survive every year.

                                                Fine seed, do not cover, use F 70-80 F (80 F = 26.7 C), germination in 1-2 weeks. The germination is spread out over a few weeks. Sealing up in a Plastic bag helps very much. The seed is very small and when sowing be careful so that wind currents do not blow them away. ( Keep bag out of direct sun light).

                                                100 seeds

                                                Buddleia davidii 'Violet Butterfly'
                                                  Code: BU01-A9
                                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                  Price: $2.95
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                                                  Butterfly Bush or Summer Lilac

                                                  Plants have violet-blue flowers. This fine semi shrub is loved by butterflies. Plants will bloom the first year and have flowers that are somewhat shaped like lilacs except that the flowers are longer and not as wide. Plants grow 72-100 inches tall but will freeze off in the northern part of the country and grow new stems again in the spring. Small shrub like plants in the South. Flowers are produced on new growth-so in the South cutting back the plants in the fall will produce more flowers the next year. Fast growing with silver white leaves and stems. This seed selection consistently produces plants in this color range.

                                                  Zone (4)5-8. Zone 4 with good winter cover -- but will not make it every year.

                                                  Germination takes 12-18 days at F. 65 Surface sow, seed is small. Fine seed, do not cover, use F 70 to 80 F, germination starts in 1-2 weeks with some seed germination spread-out over a few weeks. Sealing up in a plastic bag helps very much (Keep bag out of direct sun light to prevent over heating)

                                                  100 seeds

                                                  Catananche caerulea 'Amour Blue'
                                                    Code: CA98-A8
                                                    SKU:
                                                    Price: $2.45
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                                                    Cupid's Dart (kat-a-NAN-ka: se-RU-lee-a) ASTERACEAE.

                                                    This selection will bloom the first year from an early sowing and has medium-dark blue flowers with darker blue centers. A most useful cut flower for the table or for drying with tall wiry stems that are held up above low growing silver-cast woolly foliage. The foliage is long up to 10 inches and thin maybe 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide with a few large teeth and forms a mat over the ground. So they are best grown by them selves in a cluster of five or more plants, which will prevent the foliage from being swallowed up under larger plants and put on a good floral display in the garden. The stems are 2 feet tall and plants put on a prolific display and respond well to deadheading. Plants do well in poor, well draining soils in full sun, were they will be free flowering during July into fall. Short lived over the winter in wet or heavy soils, doing best in well drained - dry chalky soils. The genus name means something to the effect 'love Potion' and they were used in magical potions by ancient Greeks to nab the one that got away. In flower arrangements it is still use to symbolize love.

                                                    Zones 3-9

                                                    The species is native from south western Europe including Italy. As an interesting note-this plant, like many others, illustrates the fact that you cannot determine the winter hardiness of a plant by the geographic location that it comes from. Lightly cover seeds and use F70, germination 7-20 days with flowering in 15 weeks from sowing.

                                                    50 seeds

                                                    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Antiquity'
                                                      Code: CBPP-A3
                                                      SKU:
                                                      Price: $2.95
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                                                      When the flowers of this annual open they are a rich burgundy and as the flowers age they soften to a pinker salmon color. Plants grow 2 feet tall and bloom most of the summer. Good for the border as well as large containers, they make great cut flowers also.

                                                      Annual

                                                      50 seeds

                                                      Cosmos bipinnatus 'Rubenza'
                                                        Code: CO2G-A3
                                                        SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
                                                        Price: $2.00
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                                                        A winner of the Fleuroselect Novelty Award, the flowers on this cosmos open up a dark, ruby-red and then change to rose red. Plants grow 2 to 3 feet tall.

                                                        Annual

                                                        50 seeds

                                                        Cosmos sulphureus 'Cosmic Orange'
                                                          Code: 99CO-A3
                                                          SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
                                                          Price: $2.25
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                                                          Stocky, full plants grow around 12 inches tall with good branching. Bright orange flowering plants.

                                                          Annuals

                                                          50 seeds

                                                          Echinacea angustifolia
                                                            Code: ECF4-A3
                                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                                            Price: $2.55
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                                                            Native to the prairies of north central U.S. and Canada. This plant has long lax petals 4-8 cm long that hang down from a round central cone. The petals are thin and rose purple to pale whitish purple in color. The flower petals are up to six inches in size. This plant grows to 4 feet in height and 18 inches wide with a nice erect form. E. angustifolia is not much used in the garden but should make a nice addition to the wild meadow or grassland. Used also for medicinal purposes too.

                                                            Zones 4-9

                                                            100 seeds

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

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

                                                              100 seeds

                                                              Echinacea pallida 'Hula Dancer'
                                                                Code: EPHD-A9
                                                                SKU: Lot A6 - 30 seeds
                                                                Price: $2.65
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                                                                Pale Coneflower Asteraceae:

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

                                                                Zones 4-9

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

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

                                                                30 seeds

                                                                Echinacea paradoxa
                                                                  Code: EP32-A9
                                                                  SKU: Lot A6 - 50 seeds
                                                                  Price: $2.65
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                                                                  Yellow Coneflower or Bush's Coneflower

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

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

                                                                  50 seeds

                                                                  Echinacea purpurea
                                                                    Code: ECHP-A3
                                                                    SKU:
                                                                    Price: $2.00
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                                                                    This is close to the wild species with purple-pink flowers. Plants grow 2.5 to 3.5 feet tall.

                                                                    300 seeds

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

                                                                      Zones 3-8

                                                                      100 seeds

                                                                      Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
                                                                        Code: 09J6-A8
                                                                        SKU:
                                                                        Price: $2.50
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                                                                        The true form with intense red-purplish colored flowers - in 1998 it was the Perennial Plant of the Year; also given the Award of Garden Merit (A.G.M.). The wide petals are held out horizontal from the center cones. The flowering stems make for a very long lasting cut flower in a vase and they can be dried for winter decorations. This selection grows about 3.5 feet tall. Named after the breeder Magnus Nilsson of Sweden. Grow in full sun in well draining soils; plants are drought tolerant and long lived. Attractive to butterflies and when done blooming the seeds within the dried cones are loved by seed eating birds. With an early start there will be some flowering the first year, grows into a thick clump in a few years that can be divided in spring. Contrasts nicely with 'White Swan' and any resulting offspring from a cross are very heavy bloomers and worth while too.

                                                                        Zones 3-9

                                                                        30 seeds

                                                                        Echinacea purpurea 'Primadonna Deep Rose'
                                                                          Code: EC54-A8
                                                                          SKU:
                                                                          Price: $3.25
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                                                                          Plants produce large 5 to 6 inch wide flowers in a nice shade of lavender rose. The daisy-like flowers have a showy central disk. The flowers are produced on vigorous 32-36 inch tall plants with good branching. Does very well in well drained soils in full sun. Even grows nicely under dry conditions but will not produce as large of a plant or as many flowers.

                                                                          Zones 3-9

                                                                          50 seeds

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

                                                                            Zones 4-9

                                                                            50 seeds

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

                                                                              Zones 3-8

                                                                              30 seeds

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

                                                                                Zones 4-9

                                                                                100 seeds

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

                                                                                  Zones 4-9

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

                                                                                  100 seeds

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

                                                                                    Zones (4)5-9

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

                                                                                    30 seeds

                                                                                    Echinops ritro
                                                                                      Code: ER34-A8
                                                                                      SKU:
                                                                                      Price: $1.35
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                                                                                      Plants have thistle like leaves and blue flowers in round globes. Plants grow 3 to 4 feet tall and do very well in dry well drained soils. The flowers are good cutting material and the plants are long lived in sunny locations.

                                                                                      Zones 3-8

                                                                                      25 seeds

                                                                                      Echinops ruthenicus 'Platinum Blue'
                                                                                        Code: EC02
                                                                                        SKU: Lot A4 - 30 seeds
                                                                                        Price: $3.55
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                                                                                        [Echinops ritro ssp. ruthenicus]

                                                                                        Silver cast stems and leaves with clusters of mid blue globe shaped flowers. Plants grow 3 feet tall and produce many-branched stems. Blooming in July and August. Echinops ruthenicus 'Platinum Blue' is attractive before they bloom with their showy and interesting foliage - they got that thistle look that...that is so much fun. A good cut flower that makes a great dried flower too. The flowers are located in nice tight globes. Use in full sun in well draining soils. The seeds are large and easy to sow, and the seedling can be planted out into the landscape after 4 to 6 weeks of growth. .

                                                                                        Zones 3-9

                                                                                        The species is native from Austria and Bulgaria to Central and southern Russia. Cover seeds lightly and use F 70, germination in 10-16 days.

                                                                                        30 seeds
                                                                                        Echinops sphaerocephalus
                                                                                          Code: 1ED1-A3
                                                                                          SKU:
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                                                                                          Great Globe Thistle

                                                                                          The genus name means 'Like a Hedgehog' in reference to the spiny heads of seeds. This species has large gray-blue flower balls ( thus the species name which means round headed), plants grow 6 feet tall. Good cut flower subject, grow in full sun. Echinops is a distinctive perennial with some what prickly edged leaves and spherical, pale, off-white flowers. A choice architectural plant for the back of border. The spiny, dark-green, silver haired-cobwebbed covered leaves are silver with very silver-white undersides provide interest from spring until flowering in late summer. Grow with other tall striking late summer plants such as cardoon and Echinacea or tall grasses. Will bloom the secound year.

                                                                                          Zones 3-8

                                                                                          Native to Eurasia. Naturalized in some parts of California. Germination in less than two weeks at 70F, if no germination - Use 3 weeks at 30-39F

                                                                                          30 seeds

                                                                                          Echinops sphaerocephalus 'Arctic Glow'
                                                                                            Code: 1ED3
                                                                                            SKU: Lot A4 - 20 seeds
                                                                                            Price: $2.95
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                                                                                            Large gray-white flower balls with reddish tinted stems, plants grow 4.5 feet tall. Makes an impressive display with a thistle like look and silver tinted leaves. Best in well draining soils in full sun. Nice for cutting, will bloom the second year, producing nice sturdy plants.

                                                                                            Zones 3-8. Germination in less than two weeks At 70F, if no germination - Use 3 weeks at 39F

                                                                                            20 seeds

                                                                                            Eupatorium cannabinum
                                                                                              Code: EUR9-A7
                                                                                              SKU:
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                                                                                              Hemp Agrimony

                                                                                              A tall plant with rose-pink to white flowers in large rounded heads, it is native from Europe, this is a perennial that grows 5 feet or more tall, with cut foliage - somewhat like a hemp plant. A good plant for the back of the border or in a wild garden, it thrives in moist soil. Blooms summer, mix with silphium and the larger rudbeckia and other eupatorium.

                                                                                              200 seeds

                                                                                              Eupatorium maculatum (hort)
                                                                                                Code: N88L-A6
                                                                                                SKU: Lot - A3 - 300 seeds
                                                                                                Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                [Eutrochium maculatum] Spotted Joe-Pye Weed Asteraceae:

                                                                                                It is a herbaceous perennial that grow 5.5 to 7 feet tall with strong stems that support good sized clusters of rose-purple flowers in late summer. The species name maculatum, means spotted, and it was given this name because of the purple spots on the stem. Plants grow best in rich, moist soils in sun to part shade. Eupatorium maculatum forms a slowly expanding clump, so after a few years it can be a number of feet wide. Loved by butterflies and bees.

                                                                                                It is native to North America, from Missouri east to the Atlantic Ocean and as far north as Ontario and Quebec, south to Kentucky, where is is found growing in marshes, rich fens and swamps.

                                                                                                100+ seeds

                                                                                                Eupatorium purpureum
                                                                                                  Code: 310E-A8
                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                  Price: $2.35
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                                                                                                  [Eutrochium purpureum] Purple Joe-pye-weed or Sweet-scented joepyeweed Asteraceae:

                                                                                                  Plants grow 4 to 6 feet tall and have good sized heads of purplish-rose colored flowers that are attractive to butterflies. The lance-shaped leaves are whorled along the erect stems and large, dome shaped flower heads end the stems, blooming in late summer and fall. Grow in full sun in moisture retentive soils or part shade. Plants will bloom the second year. Clump forming species that can be dug with some work, and divided in spring. Plants can self-sow on open ground with moist soils. Large plants for the back of borders and used along edges of woods and ponds.

                                                                                                  Zones 3-8


                                                                                                  Native to eastern and central USA and Canada, were it is found in moist, fertile, humus-rich soils which do not dry out. Start seeds with 4 weeks at 67F, if no germination, move for 2-4 weeks to 26 to 39F, then move back to 67F. Surface sow seeds, light needed for best results.

                                                                                                  100+ seeds

                                                                                                  Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce  'Rubrum'
                                                                                                    Code: 24FO-A9
                                                                                                    SKU:
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                                                                                                    Smokey Fennel or Bronze Fennel

                                                                                                    Dark bronze-brown colored foliage on plants that grow 3 to 5 feet (5 ft = 1.52 m) tall. They have an upright habit with a nice lacy foliage effect. The top of the plants are filled with dull yellow colored flowers in 3-inch (3 in = 7.62 cm) umbels. Still loved by those yellow and black striped caterpillars of Swallow Tail butterflies. Plants self-seed but any unwanted seedlings are easily pulled up. The foliage is useful as cutting material for flower decorations or as a garnish.

                                                                                                    Zones 4-9

                                                                                                    Germination in less than two weeks at 68F in dark. Cover seeds 1/4inch deep with soil medium.

                                                                                                    300 seeds

                                                                                                    Heliotropium arborescens 'Marine'
                                                                                                      Code: HEMA-A3
                                                                                                      SKU:
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                                                                                                      Heliptrope

                                                                                                      Deep blue colored flowers over dark tinted, wrinkled foliage. Plants grow 16 to 24 inches (24 in = 61 cm) tall. Nice form for pots and the landscape, providing a pleasant scent to the garden or as a cut flower.

                                                                                                      Zones 10-11, in other areas grow as a summer bedding annual, in containers or as a houseplant.

                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                      Heliotropium arborescens 'Mini Marine'
                                                                                                        Code: HAMM-A3
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                                                                                                        Heliotrope

                                                                                                        This tender perennial grows fast and makes a choice mass planting or houseplant or pot plant for the patio. This selection grows 8 to 10 inches tall and has deep dark purple flowers that are very fragrant. I like the wrinkled looking leaves too, which are a dark greenish purple color. The stems become woody and if you are keeping the plants for more than one year, they should be cut back. Heliotropium arborescens is best when grown in full sun in soils that are moist but not wet. Trim back the stems to form a more full top and shorter, stockier plants. Cuttings can be rooted and grown inside over winter.

                                                                                                        Surface sow seeds, light needed for best germination, use F 75, germination in 2 to 3 weeks. Hardy in Zone 10, other wise take inside for winter or grow as an annual. The species is native from Peru. Germination in less than 2 weeks at 68-75F, rapid germination, but some seeds might be erratic and spread out over a few weeks, grow seedlings out cooler, say around 55F, to keep plants from becoming leggy inside.

                                                                                                        50 seeds

                                                                                                        Liatris pycnostachya
                                                                                                          Code: LIA1-A7
                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                          Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                          Prairie Blazing Star or Gayfeather

                                                                                                          Purple flower spikes grow 12-40 inches tall.

                                                                                                          Zones 3-9

                                                                                                          100+ seeds

                                                                                                          Liatris scariosa
                                                                                                            Code: LTY6-A8
                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A4 - 100
                                                                                                            Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                            Northern Blazing Star or Eastern Blazingstar or 'Devil's Bite' (lee-AH-tris: scar-ee-OH-suh)

                                                                                                            Tall spikes of violet-lavender to rosy purple colored flower heads that are button shaped with fringed margin of petals. This species has thin leaves that are scattered on the stems. They are nice cut flowers for arrangements adding spots of purple here and there. This hardy and easy to cultivate species grows well in lean to moderately fertile soil with good drainage in full sun. Loved by butterflies.

                                                                                                            Zones 3-9. Native from prairies, woodland clearings and savannas from Ontario to Wisconsin to North Dakota, south to Florida, and west to Texas. Lightly cover seeds and use 70F, germination takes a few weeks and is spread out over a month or two. Might help to soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours. If no germination move to 32-39F for 6 weeks then back to 70F.

                                                                                                            100 seeds

                                                                                                            Liatris spicata 'Floristan Violet'
                                                                                                              Code: LSFV-A3
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                                                                                                              Blazing Star or Gay Feather

                                                                                                              Tall narrow spikes of purple -- violet flowers, blooming in mid-late summer. Great for cutting. Plants grow best in full sun but will do well in light shade too. In too much shade they might produce lax stems. Use in well drained but moisture retentive soils were they will live for many years and bloom over a long period. Plants grow 36-48' (48 ft = 14.6 m) tall and produce densely pacted spikes of flowers. This selection was developed for the cut flower trade, nice upright growth with many flowers. Plants bloom the second year.

                                                                                                              Zones 4-9

                                                                                                              Surface sow seeds, light needed for best germination. Germination in 3 weeks at F. 70.

                                                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                                                              Liatris spicata 'Kobold'
                                                                                                                Code: LSK7-A9
                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A9 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                Blazing Star or Gayfeather (lee-AT-tris: spih-KAY-tah)

                                                                                                                Shorter growing plants, with flowering spikes growing from 15 to 18 inches tall from thick clumps with a number of spikes per plant with purple colored flowers and grassy basal foliage. Great for the front of the border or used in a strip garden along a fence or driveway. No staking is needed with this selection, even in half a day of shade. Great cut flower. An attractive selection for use in a mixed border with Purple Cone flowers, Coreopsis verticillate and upright sedums. Mid to late summer blooming. The flowering spikes are more club like than the taller forms of Liatris. Attracts butterflies and bees. Divide clumps in spring by digging-up the rounded bulb-like stems and cutting them into pieces with 2 or 3 buds each. The seeds are good sized and easy to handle and the seeds can be start in a cold frame in fall or sown in winter or spring. Best performance with a consistently moist, light, well-drained soil in a summing location. Plants will not bloom the first year but will blooming some the second year, long lived.

                                                                                                                Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                Sow seeds at 70F, germination starts in 2 weeks and is spread out over a month or two.

                                                                                                                50 seeds

                                                                                                                Malva moschata 'White Perfection'
                                                                                                                  Code: MMA1-A6
                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                  Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                  Malva moschata 'White Perfection' has pure white flowers on plants with a more upright growth habit. Flowers are produced in great profusion and are 2 inches wide. A nice cut flower, plants are drought tolerant and grow 24 inches tall. The foliage is light green and blooming starts in late spring and lasts for 5-9 weeks. Grow in well drained soils in full sun.

                                                                                                                  Zones 3-8.

                                                                                                                  Sow seeds in moist seed mix and keep at 50F, as seedlings become large enough to handle: prick-out and transplant, germination starts in two weeks and is spread out over a few months. Cover seeds-darkness will help with germination. Soaking the seeds in hot water for 24 hours helps speed up germination. Use Hot water out of the tap and fill a drinking glass half full and add the seeds let cool, after 12 hours poor out the water and add more hot water.

                                                                                                                  100 seeds

                                                                                                                  Malva sylvestris 'Brave Heart'
                                                                                                                    Code: MSBH-A1
                                                                                                                    SKU:
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                                                                                                                    This selection grows 3 to 4 feet tall and produces flowers like 'zebrina' except that they are a mix of darker purple shades with darker veins. the flowers are packeted denser on the stems too. Use an early sowing and have flowers from late June till frost. A choice selection.

                                                                                                                    Sow by covering seeds, darkness needed for best germination. 7-14 days. 80 F days. 65F. nights.

                                                                                                                    30 seeds

                                                                                                                    Malva sylvestris 'Mystic Merlin'
                                                                                                                      Code: MSMM-A1
                                                                                                                      SKU:
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                                                                                                                      Good sized flowers, blooming the first year-this strain produces flowers in different shades of deep purple, mauve and even one that is almost a true blue- a sure treat to have in any garden. Flowers have darker veins and the plants grow 4 to 6 feet tall. Fast growing and does best in full sun but will grow in light shade too-but might need to be staked. Useful as cutting material, blooming from July to frost. Cover seeds completely, darkness needed for good germination (We put the pots under a cardboard box) germination in 5-18 days at 70 F.

                                                                                                                      30 seeds

                                                                                                                      Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'
                                                                                                                        Code: MSZ1-A8
                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                        Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                        Tall Mallow or High Mallow or Cheeses or Zebrina Hollyhock or French Hollyhock (MAL-vuh: sil-VEST-ris: zeh-BRINE-a)

                                                                                                                        Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina' grows 30 or so inches tall and produces single, flat, almost cup shaped, flowers that are off-white to darker purple with dark purple stripes. Best grown as an annual. Very long blooming period from early summer till frost. Much loved and many people at the local markets pay 4-7 dollars for one potted plant. Use in the border or mass planted along a fence or wall, in the cutting garden, rock garden (shear back a few times in early summer for an impressive late display), and specimen plant.

                                                                                                                        Sow by covering seeds, darkness needed for best germination. 7-14 days. 80 F (80 F = 26.7 C) days. 65F (65F = 18.3 C). nights.

                                                                                                                        50 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                          Zones (4) 5-9

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

                                                                                                                          30 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                            Zones (4) 5-9

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

                                                                                                                            50 seeds

                                                                                                                            Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph'
                                                                                                                              Code: SCCN-A1
                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                              Price: $2.65
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                                                                                                                              Another bicolor, with bright salmon red colored flowers that have white upper-lips. Long blooming with a bushy habit of growth reaching 25 inches tall. Cut back to produce more compact and even bushier plants. Nice in pots and large containers.

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

                                                                                                                              50 seeds

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

                                                                                                                                Annuals

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

                                                                                                                                50 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                                  50 seeds.
                                                                                                                                  Salvia farinacea 'Evolution'
                                                                                                                                    Code: SAL9-A9
                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                    Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                    AAS and Fleuroselect Winner. Unique deep violet colored flowers in spikes growing to 2 feet (2 ft = 61 cm) tall. Plants are upright growing with a spread of 16 to 19 inches (19 in = 48.3 cm). The flowers cover the top 6 or 7 inches (7 in = 17.8 cm) of the clumps.

                                                                                                                                    50 seeds

                                                                                                                                    Salvia farinacea 'Strata'
                                                                                                                                      Code: SFS3-A3
                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                      Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                      Strata was awarded the Fleuroselect Gold Medal. Showy variety of Salvia with bi-colored flower spikes, with blue flowers and white stems. This half hardy annual is an award winning compact variety growing 12 to 15 inches tall, the silver haired spikes hold clear blue flowers with white calyx. Best grow in full sun to light shade in well draining soils. Sow Indoors from February to March for blooms from July to October, or sow later for late summer and fall blooming.

                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

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

                                                                                                                                        Annual



                                                                                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                                                                                        Salvia flava v. megalantha
                                                                                                                                          Code: SA3A
                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A3 - 10 seeds
                                                                                                                                          Price: $3.65
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                                                                                                                                          [Salvia flava v. megalantha] This species is apparently incorrectly offered in the seed trade as Salvia bulleyana. Lamiaceae:

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

                                                                                                                                          Zones (5)6-9

                                                                                                                                          10 seeds

                                                                                                                                          Salvia forskaohlei
                                                                                                                                            Code: SA03-A3
                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A3 - 30 seeds
                                                                                                                                            Price: $2.65
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                                                                                                                                            (SAL-vee-a)

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

                                                                                                                                            Zones (5)7-10

                                                                                                                                            30 seeds

                                                                                                                                            Salvia hians
                                                                                                                                              Code: SA48
                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A5 - 25 seeds
                                                                                                                                              Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                                                              Lamiaceae:

                                                                                                                                              Large felt like leaves and light blue flowers.

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

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

                                                                                                                                              25 seeds

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

                                                                                                                                                100+ seeds

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

                                                                                                                                                  Annuals

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

                                                                                                                                                  50 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                                                    Zones (4)6-8(10)

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

                                                                                                                                                    30 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                                                      Zones 4-9

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

                                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

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

                                                                                                                                                        50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                        Salvia nemorosa
                                                                                                                                                          Code: SA06-A3
                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                          Price: $2.75
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                                                                                                                                                          (SAL-vee-a: ne-MO-ro-sa)

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

                                                                                                                                                          Zones 3-9

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

                                                                                                                                                          100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                          Salvia patens 'Blue Angel'
                                                                                                                                                            Code: SA2A
                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A4 - 25 seeds
                                                                                                                                                            Price: $3.10
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                                                                                                                                                            Ultramarine colored flowers in spikes that reach 3 feet tall. Large flowers are up to 2 inches long. Treated seed for easier germination, this seed germinates in about three days.

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

                                                                                                                                                            25 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                                                              Zones 8-11

                                                                                                                                                              7 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                Zones (4)5-9

                                                                                                                                                                50 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                  Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                  50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                  Salvia splendens 'Picante Light Purple'
                                                                                                                                                                    Code: LK29
                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                    Price: $2.25
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                                                                                                                                                                    Plants grow around 12 inches tall. Long blooming and more shade tolerant than other Salvia splendens selection, but the plant need to be grown in sun and when they start to show the flower spike than they can be placed in open shade and will continue to grow and flower. Forms an attractive, tall spiky element in a containers.

                                                                                                                                                                    50 seeds

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

                                                                                                                                                                      Annuals

                                                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

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

                                                                                                                                                                        Zones 4-9

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

                                                                                                                                                                        40 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                          Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                          50 seeds

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                            50 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                              100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                              Sedum acre
                                                                                                                                                                                Code: SA87-A8
                                                                                                                                                                                SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                Creeping Mossy Stone-crop (SEE-dum: AY-ker) or Biting Stone-crop or Small House-leek

                                                                                                                                                                                This spreading ground cover has yellow flowers and grows only a few inches tall. fast growing even from seed and It can, however, become a difficult to control weed as it roots very easily from small pieces dropped here and there. The plant adapts well to dry, sandy soil and can be used in rock gardens or as an edging or planted over thin rocky paths. The leaves are scale-like and the plant resembles a green carpet topped with yellow flowers in late spring. Does well in sun to half day shade, They are attractive and useful, adding life to difficult rocky places.

                                                                                                                                                                                Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                                300+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                Sedum acre 'Oktoberfest'
                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: DES1
                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                  A new color for this easily grown species, this selection has cream-white colored, star shaped flowers. Plants grow about 2 inches tall.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                  100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                  Sedum aizoon
                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: SA29-A2
                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                    This upright growing Sedum has bright yellow flowers in early to mid summer. Plants grow 15-18 inches tall and should be grown in full sun in well draining soils that are moisture retentive. The flowers are in large heads, 4 to 6 inches wide that are flat in shape. Plants are deciduous from a thick almost woody rootstock. Interesting plants that even make nice dried cutting material.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                    100+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                    Sedum ellacombianum
                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: SDJ4-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                      SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                      [Sedum kamtschaticum var. ellacombianum] Yellow Stonecrop or Orange Stonecrop:

                                                                                                                                                                                      This selection grows 4 to 8 inches tall and has yellow flowers. Plants form thick mounds of foliage and are attractive even late in the year. This species forms a flat, dense mound of medium to light green leaves and produces clusters of yellow flowers in late summer into fall. An easy species that does well even in bright open shade. Useful for cascading over rock walls and piles. Has a medium spread rate and will grow on sandy soils and tolerates humid conditions. Attractive in pots or grown under lilies.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                      200 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                      Sedum hispanicum
                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: 30SY-A6
                                                                                                                                                                                        SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                        'Spanish Stone-crop' (SEE-dum: his-PAN-i-kaa) Crassulaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                        A short lived species that grow less than 3 tall with flowers to 6 inches tall and produces fast growing mats of gray-green colored foliage. Off-white colored flowers are star shaped.

                                                                                                                                                                                        100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                        Sedum montanum
                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: 30SS-A6
                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                          Dark green needlelike foilage and golden yellow colored flowers. Plants grow 5 to 8 inches tall. 

                                                                                                                                                                                          Zones (6) 7-9. Surface sow seeds, Germination starts in 2 weeks at 70F but is spread out over a month or more, sometimes a cold-moist period of 4 weeks helps.

                                                                                                                                                                                          100 seeds.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Sedum oreganum
                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: 12SE
                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                            Oregon Stonecrop (SEE-dum: or-reh-GAH-nuh) Crassulaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                            Short plants with reddish or purplish tinted, chubby leaves and soft yellow-gold colored flowers. Best in dry well drained locations in full sun, but will take some shade too but then growing with out the tinting. This is a spreader, with parts of the plants shedding off and rooting and makes for a nice thick ground cover. The yellow flowers and produced in good numbers and are clustered on top of short upright flowering stems. For the most part these plants grow on-top of the ground, so they do well even were the soil is very thin- even on bare rock. Best used in a rock garden or on a gravel bed, since plants are so low growing they do not compete well with other plants, but they spread well to form thick carpets. They are not overly drought tolerant but need supplemental water during dry periods.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                            Native to north western North America. Surface sow seeds, Germination starts in 2 weeks at 70F but may be spread out over a month or more, sometimes a cold-moist period of 4 weeks helps. Surface sow - very fine seed that germinates best in light

                                                                                                                                                                                            100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                            Sedum reflexum
                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: SR47-A2
                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A2 - 300 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                              Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                                                                              Stone Orpine

                                                                                                                                                                                              (SEE-dum; re-FLEKS-um)

                                                                                                                                                                                              Yellow flowers top off 8 to 10 inch, upright growing stems. Plants do very well in sun and dry soils but will take some shade. The thin bluish-green leaves are attractive used as a ground cover or planted in a rock wall, were they grow 12-17 inches wide. The foliage habit and texture remind one of a Club Moss. Plants blooming mid to late spring.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 3-9

                                                                                                                                                                                              Surfacer sow the seeds and keep moist with germination starting 2 weeks and spread-out over a few weeks. Native from Europe.

                                                                                                                                                                                              300+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                              Sedum selskianum 'Spirit'
                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: SDN4-A
                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                Plants grow 4 inches tall and have bright yellow colored, star shaped flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                Sedum spurium 'Coccineum'
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: SA39-A1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dragon's Blood Sedum (SEE-dum: SPUR-ee-um)

                                                                                                                                                                                                  This is the dark reddish-pink flowering form of this easy to grow ground cover. Does well in full sun in most soils and will grow well in light shade too. Will form a nice thick ground cover the first year. Plants grow 1-2 inches tall and have 4-6 inch tall flowering stems in mid to late summer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Zones 3-9. But not that suited for wet-humid summers. Surface sow seeds and use 70F, germination in 7-20 days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  100+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sedum spurium 'Summer Glory'
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: SSS7-A2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Strong growing plants with bright pink colored flowers. Great ground cover for a sunny location, drought tolerant. Plants form a carpet 1-2 inches tall and bloom with flowers on 4-6 inch tall stems. Spreads out to form a nice thick mat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                    100+ seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sedum spurium 'Voodoo'
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: 1RS2-A7
                                                                                                                                                                                                      SKU: Lot A3 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                                                                                                                      FSQ winner with improved color. Foliage has very dark bronze-red tinted foliage. Plants have a carpeting ground cover-like habit. The plants produce bright rose-pink colored flowers that reach 6 inches in height and bloom in July and August, they complement the 3 inch tall mounded dark foliage. Durable and long-lived. Best in hot, well draining soils in full sun. Nice edging display or used on rock slopes. Shady conditions will produce less color and sparser growth, hot muggy weather for extended periods will cause loss of some foliage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Zones 3-9. Surface sow the seeds and use 65-75F with germination in 7 to 21 days. Seedlings start off small so water carefully, once they start to grow they will grow into nice sized plants in a few weeks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sedum telephium var. purpureum
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: RS08-A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A2 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        {Hylotelephium purpureum} Crassulaceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Upright growing plants with heads of reddish flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sedum ussuriense
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: 4SE1-A4
                                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Price: $2.79
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          Late summer into late fall blooming plants that grow 1.5 feet tall and bloom with reddish carmine-pink colored flowers. Some plants will have bronzy-reddish tinted foliage and most should have purple-bronze tinted stems.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zones 4-9

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Surface sow seeds, Germination starts in 2 weeks at 70F but maybe spread out over a month or more, sometimes a cold-moist period of 4 weeks helps.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sidalcea  malviflora Hybrid 'Purpetta'
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: SHP-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Purple-red colored flowers on 45 inch tall stems.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Poke a hole in each seed with a pin and soak in warm water for 24 hours. Sow seeds in a plastic bag with some moist seed mix and keep at room temps for 2weeks and then place in the fridge for 4-6 weeks (30-39F), sow and keep at F 60, Germination in 2-3 weeks. Or sow in the fall and keep outside for germination in the spring

                                                                                                                                                                                                            50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sidalcea malviflora 'Starks Hybrids'
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: 5SID-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Price: $2.25
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rose red colored flowers on plants that grow 3 feet tall. Very showy and recommended.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sidalcea neomexicana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: S62D-A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                SKU: Lot A4 - 200 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Checker Mallow or Salt Spring Checkerbloom

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sidalcea neomexicana is another attractive species with upright stems from 2 to 4 feet tall. The flowers are a purple-pink (rose-magenta) color. The foliage has a rounded shape at the base of the plants, and is cut at the middle of the stems, and close to the flowers the leaves are deeply cut and hand like with 7 or 8 fingers. Sidalcea neomexicana grows best in moist but well drained soils in full sun to part shade.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Zones 4-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Native to western USA and Mexico.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                200 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: SPGR-A8
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gooseberry leaf Globemallow :

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This desert species has beautiful colorful reddish orange flowers. Plants have few to many hairy stems that emerge from a woody caudex and reach a height of 14 to 43 inches. Leaves are palmately 3- to 5-lobed. The flowers are produced individually along the stems or clustered in compound racemes. Plants have a deep, branched, woody taproot, and a re very drought tolerant. Short-lived perennials that live generally for 3 or so years, allow to self-sow. Plants bloom the second year and have a long flowering period from June through December. Plants in full sun, Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia grows in alkaline soils and tolerates moderate salinity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sphaeralcea grossulariifolia is native from California to Utah and the drier parts of Washington.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The seeds have a hard seed coat and seed germination is enhanced by chemical or mechanical scarification. Exposing sown seed to alternating temperatures of 59F (15C) and 72F (22C) for 12 hour periods increases germination.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tithonia rotundifolia 'Goldfinger'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: TI97-A2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mexican Sunflower

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    With a name like 'Goldfinger' you might think the flowers are gold but plants have scarlet-orange flowers that are 3 to 3.5 inches wide. Plants grow around 3 feet tall (shorter than 'Torch'). Bushy plants with large, dark green leaves. Space plants out 2 feet apart, blooms from mid summer into fall. The flowers are dahlia like and the plants put on a good display that will work well as a large summer hedge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    annuals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tithonia rotundifolia 'Red Torch'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: 4TH4-A2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mexican Sunflower (ti-THO-nee-a: ro-tun-dih-FOL-ee-uh)Asteraceae:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Here is an All America Selection Winner. Plants have flowers that are 3 inches wide, in a brilliant orange-red color resembling single dahlias. Nice cut flower, with plants growing 5 to 6 feet tall, taller in part shade. Plants are butterfly and hummingbird magnets with up to 40 flowers at one time. Does not need staking but some times under windy conditions when the soil is damp - some protection from blowing over might be needed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Half Hardy Annuals that attracts butterflies. The species is native to Mexico. Cover seeds and use 65-75 F. Germination will occur in 1 to 2 weeks. Little care required.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Zinnia hybrids 'Profusion Double White'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: ZPRO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A4 - 25 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Price: $2.95
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Double white flowers, disease resistant and uniformity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Annual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        25 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Zinnia marylandica 'Zahara Double Fire'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: ZDS3-A3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: Lot A3 - 25 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Price: $3.65
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fully double flowers that are 2.5 inches wide. An AAS winner and FSM Gold. Leaf-spot and mildew resistance. Grows about 18 inches tall and has bright orange colored flowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Annual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          25 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zinnia elegans 'Zinnita Scarlet'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: ZNN2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SKU: Lot A4 - 40 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Price: $3.65
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Double, scarlet red flowers on compact 8 inch tall growing plants.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Annual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            40 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Zinnia 'State Fair Mix'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: ZNNA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A3 - 50 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Price: $2.35
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Double 5 to 6 inch wide flowers in a good mix of colors, plants grow around 2.5 feet tall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Annual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              50 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zinnia 'Thumbelina Mix'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Code: ZNAD-A2
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dwarf plants growing around 8 inches tall that have semi-double and double flowers in shades of red, pink, yellow, orange and white flowers. this extra dwarf mix is nice for pots and used as an edging.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Annual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Germination takes from 4 to 8 days at 70 to 72 F. Cover seeds completely with 1/5 inch of soil. Can be started inside or direct sown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Zinnia 'Cut and Come Again'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: ZH94-A2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Price: $2.45
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Zinnia 'Cut and Come Again' is an annual that grows 2 to 3 feet tall. The plants produce 2.5 to 3 inch wide, flat petaled flowers. The flower heads are double to semi double, pumila type. A good choice for mass bedding or cutting. This double zinnia mix has a wide range of colors including shades of orange, yellow, pink, salmon and scarlet. The seeds can be direct sown with good success and once the plants start blooming they do not stop until frost. Grow in full sun, water during dry periods. The seeds are large enough for easy sowing and the seedling are good sized and durable with a fast growth rate. Easy to grow and drought resistant, with best growth in loose, porous soils - sandy-loam, heavy soils can give rise to stunted plants.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Annual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thinly cover seeds and use 68-78F with germination in 5 to 10 days.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  100 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Zinnia 'Benary's Giant Mix'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: ZNBG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SKU: Lot A3 - 25 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Price: $2.25
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fully double flowers on long sturdy stems, grows just over three feet tall. Perfect fresh cut flowers. The 4 to 6 inch wide flowers are fully double, looking dahlia-like. Excellent selection for producing fresh material for flower vases. Vigorous plants that are heat and rain tolerant. More resistant to powdery mildew than other selection.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Annual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Agastache mexicana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: AGME-A9
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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 hybrida 'Arizona Sunset'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: AGS3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A4 - 30 seeds
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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 hybrida 'Arizona Sun'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Code: AGAS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SKU: A4-30 seeds
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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 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 aurantiaca 'Raspberry Daiquiri'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: 28AG-A1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 50 seeds
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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 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Code: AGAU-A7
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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 astromontana 'Pink Pop'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: AG54-A7
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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 '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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Agastache 'Globetrotter'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Code: AGA3-A9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SKU: Lot A6 - 100 seeds
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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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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 'Blue Delight'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Code: BULK1
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6 grams. Enough seed to produce 5,000 to 8,000 plants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monarda punctata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Code: MON2-A8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Price: $2.00
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monarda punctata is a mint relative with square stems and very aromatic foliage. The flowers are loved by pollinators and the plants do well on dry, nutrient poor soils. Self seeding perennials that are a nice addition to grasslands and wild flower gardens. Nice enough even for perennial borders. Full sun, and adaptable to soil types except damp ones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              300 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                100 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Annuals or sometimes perennials.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  300 seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monarda fistulosa 'Wahpe Washtemna'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Code: MM86-A7
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    100 seeds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Monarda fistulosa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Code: 27MF-A9
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A clump-forming, mint family member that grows 3 to 4 feet tall. The pinkish lavender, two-lipped, tubular shaped flowers appear in dense, rounded, terminal heads. The paired leaves arranged on square stems are scented. Loved by humming birds and bees. A good choice for naturalizing in a grassy area mixed with Rudbeckia and Joe-Pye weed. Grow in sun to part shade in well draining soil, tolerate dry conditions. Flowering mid to late summer. Not eaten by deer, but under dry conditions with humid air may develop powdery mildew, especially late in the growing season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      300 seeds

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Zones 4-9

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Zones 3-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          100 seeds

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

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

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


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            100 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Zones 4-8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              100 seeds

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Zones 4-9

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


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                50 seeds