Hopi Red Dye is a fabulous multi-purpose plant. Beautiful as a decorative, its flowers are the reddest of all amaranth & its vibrant fuchsia baby leaves are catching on as the next fashionable microgreen. This North American native is used as a dye plant by the Hopi people and is catching on with many fiber-arts enthusiasts. Its dark seeds can be harvested as a nutritious, protein rich, gluten-free grain. Amaranth requires full Sun. 4-20 days for greens, 70 days for flowers and 115 days for seed. Each packet contains several hundred seeds
85 days. Centaurea cyanus. Bachelor Buttons also known as Cornflowers bloom in 8-10 weeks and prefer cool temperatures. The flowers are fantastic pinks, whites, reds and blues. A common wildflower species, they are drought and deer resistant and make wonderful cut and dried flowers. Attractive to butterflies. Each seed packet contains approximately 190 untreated Bachelor Button flower seeds.
(Moluccella laevis) 90-110 days. Definitely a piece of interest in the flower garden. Bells of Ireland displays gorgeous light green flower spikes, made up little cups (calyxes), each one guarding a tiny white blossom at its center. Known also as Shellflower. One of the more interesting flowers we’ve come across.
Resina Calendula (Calendula officinalis) grows to 2' on average and has simple, yellow and orange, daisy-like flowers. Resina Calendula is very talented as a dye flower and as well as an edible, adding colour and beauty to salads and jellies. Medicinally, she is the most potent of the calendulas for relieving inflamed, irritated tissue. Direct sow after last frost or 4 weeks prior to last frost for transplants. Sow every few weeks in Spring for continuous blossoms Each packet contains about 50 calendula seeds.
70 days. Cosmos sulphureus. 24-46 inches tall. Cosmos Sensation is a great mix of lavender, white, purple, red and yellow. They attract bumble bees, birds and butterflies. Will self seed and makes good cut flowers. Each seed packet contains approximately 100 untreated Cosmos Sensation Flower seeds.
70 days. A wonderful fairy–like addition to the garden! Plants are petit, 6-8 inches, and don feathery purple flowers. A prime ornamental, even at season’s end; seeds pods are gorgeous, long-lasting and ideal for dried arrangements. 75 Seeds
Perennial. Lupins are a native North American wildflower and grow well throughout the country. The tall spire shaped flowers are most commonly found in blue and pink. Lupins will readily self seed the area in which you plant them. Each seed packet contains approximately 60 untreated Wild Lupin flower seeds.
80 days. Tagetes erecta. The Crackerjack Marigold Mix features double blooms of bright yellow, gold and orange blooms with tall plants two to three feet in height. Excellent cut for flowers as well as companion planting with vegetables. Each seed packet contains approximately 200 untreated Crackerjack Marigold flower seeds.
80 days from transplant. 1000 Year Old Nicotiana seeds were found in an urn and were claimed to have been dated from 1000 years ago. This is a ceremonial plant. Very easy to grow, the striking plants grow three feet tall with large green leaves. Quite drought tolerant. Each seed packet contains approximately a few hundred untreated heirloom nicotiana seeds.
(Helichrysum bracteatum) The Sultane strawflower mix boasts a stunning blend of the long lasting, papery flowers. You’ll be delighted by coral, white, silvery rose, yellow, orange, bright pink and rusty red flowers, perfect for both fresh and dried arrangements.
Teddy Bear Sunflowers are a family favourite! These cute and fuzzy sunflowers reach only 2 feet in height and are a great interactive plant for a young gardener. Each seed packet contains approximately 20 untreated open pollinated sunflower seeds.
100 days. Heirloom Sunflower Seeds. Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflowers are huge, growing upwards of 10 feet tall with flowers that are 10-15 inches across. They bloom in the later part of summer and produce huge numbers of seeds. Very attractive to song birds. Each seed packet contains approximately 20 untreated Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflower seeds.