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Adenophora Amethyst           Adenophora hybrida

Perennial. Long flower spikes covered with purplish blue flowers. Similar to campanula. Height 1 m. Blooms first year. Sun to part shade. Perennial to zone 3.
Packet of 30 seeds: $1,99


Agastache Lavender Haze       (Agastache Lavande)          Agastache neomexicana

Delicate spikes of pink flowers and grayish green scented foliage. Real lavender smell. Small compact plants, 30 cm. Nice for borders or pots. Blooms first year, from July until September. Perennial to zone 7.

Packet of about 50 seeds: $1,99.



Amaranth Fat Spikes                  

Annual. Strange flowers made up of fluffy balls placed on side of each other. Huge, very long spikes (+ 75 cm) that can get quite heavy after rains. Tall, 2 m plant that needs a support. Also needs space to grow well (75 to 100 cm). Blooms from august until october. Fast growth. Goes well with sunflowers. Start plants 3-4 weeks before last frosts. Packet: $1,99  (around 50 seeds).



Amaranth Golden Giant    (Amaranthus hypochondriacus)

Annual.  Impressive tall plant with massive golden orange terminal spikes (click thumbnail for details). Nice with sunflowers. Can reach more than 6 or 7 feet. Rapid growth. Full sun, part shade. Sow directly outside or start inside a couple of weeks before last frost. Produces small, edible dark red grain, even here in zone 5 (harvest begins in september). The grains are very nutritious and can be ground into flour or cooked like oatmeal. From the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico.

Some other nice photos: 1...2...3

Packet of more than 100 seeds: $1,99



Amaranth Giant Purple       (Lotus Purple)   (Amaranthus hypochondriacus)

Annual. Impressive tall plant with massive terminal spikes of a most beautiful purple (click thumbnail for details). Nice with sunflowers. Can reach more than 6 or 7 feet. Rapid growth. Full sun, part shade. Sow directly outside or start inside a couple of weeks before last frost. Produces small, edible dark red grain, even here in zone 5 (harvest begins in september). The grains are very nutritious and can be ground into flour or cooked like oatmeal. From the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico.

Some other nice photos: 1...2...3

Packet of 100 seeds: $1,99

 
Amaranth Love-lies-Bleeding     
(Amaranthus caudatus)         

Annual. Long dangling spikes of a purplish red color. They can reach more than 30 cm long and touch the ground. Nice cut flower. Medium size plants, between 70 and 120 cm high. Sow in groups or alone. Easy to grow. Reseeds itself. Blooms from July until frosts. Full sun to part shade. 
Packet of more than 100 seeds: $1,99


Amaranth Red Sea         (Amaranthus tricolor)      

Ornamental and edible type mainly grown for its beautiful magenta-red leaves. The leaves are prepared by slightly cooking them, like spinach. Used in oriental cuisine. Can also be used just as an ornamental. Does not produce a main seed head, like grain amaranth. Maximum height is about 1,2 m.
Packet of more than 100 seeds: $1,99



Amaranth Velvet Curtain        (Amaranthus cruentus)      

Annual. Showy purple-burgundy foliage and flower heads make this one a good focal point in the garden. Gorgeous. Click thumbnails for detailed view. Seedlings are already colored. Blooms from July until frosts. Tall plant, about 1,20 to 1,50 m. Sun to part shade.
Packet of 100 seeds: $1,99


 
Anagallis 
                (Anagallis linifolia, Anagallis monellii)

Annual. Cascading plant with nicely colored, indigo blue flowers. Good for hanging baskets, flower boxes, pots, rock gardens and small borders. Tumbling, crawling stems reaching about 25 cm long. Small, 2 cm flowers with contrasting centers. Start plants 8 to 10 weeks before last frosts. Height: 15-20 cm. Full sun.
Packet of 100 seeds: $2,49


 Asarina Purple               

Annual. Delicate climber with small purple flowers, about 2 to 3 cm long. Good for hanging baskets or pots. Attracts hummingbirds. Flowers look a bit like snapdragons. Starts blooming around 4 months after sowing. Full sun to part shade.
Packet of 100 seed: $1,99



Butterfly Weed    (Asclepisa tuberosa)

Perennial. Monarchs and other butterflies come visit regularly the flowers of the Butterfly Weed to feed on their abundant nectar. The small, 1 cm orange flowers grow in dense clusters and bloom for a long time. May take more than one year to get fully established, but once there it will bloom freely and heavily every year from June to September. Deep, well drained soil. Height: 45-60 cm. Perennial to zone 3.
Packet of 20 seeds: $2,99


  Balsam             Impatiens balsamina

Annual. Fast and profuse bloomer that can be sown outside. Mix of pinks and fuchsias. Click thumbnails for details. This flower is in the impatiens family and its seed pods will explode upon touch. Fast growth, sturdy plants. Easy. Starts blooming about one month after sowing. Sow directly outside or inside a few weeks before last frosts. Full sun to part shade. Height: about 40 cm.
Packet of 25 seeds: $1,99



Glory Vine      (Eccremocarpus scaber)

Annual. This glory vine comes in a unique color combining shades of yellow and pink. Small, 3 cm tubular flowers grow on a delicate climbing vine. Good for climbing among other plants, like rose bushes and clematis, or on walls, trellises or aches. 2 to 3 m long. Full sun. Flowers from end of July until frosts. Sow early in the season. Germination rate: around 50% @ 20 C. Does not germinate well at higher temperatures.
Packet of 50 seeds: $2,49



Utrecht Blue Wheat          (Utrecht Blue)

One of the most beautiful ornamental strain with silvery bluish grains and golden-black hairs. Click thumbnails for details. Used for decorations, dried flowers or as an ornamental in the garden. 60-80 cm high. Sow directly outside. Grow in tight clusters for best effect.
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brachycome Brachycome     (Brachycome iberidifolia)

Annual. Delicate plant with finely cut foliage and colorful, small daisy-like flowers in shades of white, lavender and purple. Small, 2 cm blooms with yellow centers. Click thumbnail for a larger view. Blooms from July to September. Height: 20-25 cm. Full sun, part shade. Good for flower boxes, hanging baskets, pots or a small border. (Swan River Daisy mix).
Packet of more than 100 seeds: $1,99


 
Browallia americana 
             

Annual. Bushy plant covered with beautiful bluish-purple flowers. Slightly scented. Plant is about 1 m high by l m large. Blooms from July until sept/oct. Small flowers, about 1,8 cm long (3/4 inch), reminiscent of myosotis, produced in abundance all over a well branched plant. Full sun to part shade. Surface sow (dot not cover seeds). Aka Jamaican Forget-Me-Not, Amethyst Flower or Bush Violet.
Packet of more than 100 seeds: $2,49



Calendula    (Pacific Beauty Mix)

Annual. Large 10 cm double blooms on top of long straight stems. Mix of cream, yellow, apricot and orange. Easy to grow and adapted to a wide range of conditions. Nice cut flower, long lasting. Borders and pots. Height: 30-60 cm. Flowers from July to frosts. Reseeds itself.
Packet of 50 seeds: $1,99


Canterbury Bells  (Campanula medium)

Biannual. 3 cm, bell shaped flowers in a blend of white and purple. Excellent cut flowers that last very long in water. Height: 1m. Flowers at second year. Full sun, part shade. Zone 4-9.
Packet of more than 100 seeds: $1,99



Campanula Tussock Bellflower     (Campanula carpatica)

Perennial. Compact mounds covered with bell shaped flowers. Nice in rock gardens or the borders. Small plant, about 30 cm wide by 20 cm high. Blooms from June to August. Remove dead flowers to allow a longer blooming period. Full sun, part shade. Perennial up to zone 3.
Packet of more than 200 seeds: $1,99


Creeping Bellflower       (Campanule Fausse-Raiponce)           ( Campanula rapunculoides )

Perennial. Campanula with little blue flowers. Blooms for July until September. Its root is edible and has a nice sweet and nutty taste. Aggressive growth. Grows wild in many places. Perennial up to zone 3. Full sun to part shade. Height: 1,2 m. The longest stems tend to fall towards the ground, thus the common name.
Packet of about 100 seeds: $1,49

Beware, this plant can become invasive with its root system. Make sure to grow it in a contained space.


Campanula pyramidalis White    (Campanula pyramidalis alba) 

Perennial. Long spikes of star-shaped white bellflowers. 1,30 to 1,50 m.
Sun to part shade. Bloom: July to September. Zone 4. Short-lived perennial.
Packet: $1,99



Celosia Flamingo Feather                  (Celosia spicata)    

Spikes of feathery purple-rose flowers produced over a long period of time. Can be used as bedding plant, or as a cut/dry flower. Height: 2-3 feet. Packet is 50 seeds: $1.99


Celosia Red   (Celosia argentea plumosa, "Fresh Look")    

Annual. Feathery spikes of a bright red color. 30-40 cm high. Blooming: July to frosts.
Sun, part shade.
Packet of 50 seeds: $1,99




Purple Goosefoot, Tree Spinach   (Chenopodium giganteum)    Chénopode Magenta Géant                

Annual. Young shoots from this variety are covered with a fine iridescent magenta powder. (Click on photos). The young leaves and shoots are sweet and tender. They can be harvested and used in salads. Trim the plant regularly to keep it manageable. Otherwise, this plant will reach more than 2 m. Young seedlings already show the nice magenta coloring. The mature plant tends to loose its colors in late August and September. You can then cut it back or completely remove it. You can also let it finish its cycle: the seeds are very much appreciated by the birds.
Packet of more than 100 seeds: $1,99



Cosmos Orange Small      

Annual. Bright orange flowers on short, bushy plants. About 30 cm high. Covered with double blooms, 4 cm in diameter. Nice to add color to borders. Click thumbnail for details. Full sun.
Packet of 30 seeds: $1,99



Cosmos Orange Large      

Annual. Same as the small variety but with taller, larger plants reaching about 90 cm high. Well branched, covered with 4 cm,  bright orange double blooms.
Click thumbnail for details. Full sun. Packet of 30 seeds: $1,99



Cosmos Sensation Mix       (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Annual. The daisy blossoms are found in shades of pink, white, and deepest rose. They tip gracefully at the ends of tall stems. The grassy green, fern-like leaves and branching stems make for a billowing, graceful form in your garden. This Mexican flower is right at home here in ordinary garden soil, requiring little care. Self sows. 4' tall. Sun. 8-12 wks.
Packet of more than 80 seeds: $1,99


African Foxglove          Ceratotheca triloba

Annual. Nice foxglove like tubular flowers growing along tall spikes. Mix of purple and white.
Tall plant, about 1,5 m, but can reach 2 m in ideal conditions. Velvety foliage. Large flowers: 5-8 cm. Start plants 1-2 months before last frosts. Prefers full sun and well drained soil. Plant in groups. Pinch it for ramification.
Packet of 20 seeds: $2,99


Chinese Foxglove            Rehmannia elata

Perennial (zone 6). Not a real foxglove, but very beautiful! Very nice, large pink flowers with contrasting throats. More spectacular than foxgloves. Click thumbnails for details. Root is used in traditional chinese medicine (Sheng Di Huang, Rehmannia). About 1 m high. Blooms from July until frosts.  Perennial to zone 6, or maybe even zone 5*. Packet: $2,99   (about 50 seeds)

* In Quebec, use it like an annual (flowers easily the first year) or try to make it go through the winter by protecting it or growing it near the house.



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Foxglove Mix     (Digitalis purpurea)

The pendulous bell shaped flowers are arrayed along one side of the tall spikes. Comes in shades of pink, purple and yellow. A late spring blooming biennial (usually the second year). Poisonous. 5' tall. Sun to part shade. Zones 4-9. Packet is 100 seeds: $1,99


Foxglove Pink    (Digitalis purpurea)

Biannual. Pale pink-cream flowers on long spikes. Flower throats are finely speckled with pink and yellow spots. Flowers 5 to 8 cm long. Plant height: 1m or more. Good for back of borders or mass planting. Used also for cut flower. Flowers second year and self sows afterwards. Packet of more than 200 seeds: $1,99


    
Dimorphotheca pluvialis       (strain Purple Center)        Cape marigold, Rain daisy

Annual. Superb daisy style flowers with purple rings around the center. Looks like African daisies. Flowers close during cloudy or rainy days. Plants form compact mounds, 30 cm by 30 cm. Blooms from July until frosts. Full sun. Rare "Purple Center" strain.
Packet of 20 seeds: $2,99

This plant produces 2 completely different types of seeds  (dimorphotheca): large flat types and small long ones.




Echinacea - Purple Coneflower     (Echinacea purpurea)

Daisy-like flowers, 4" wide, with rose petals attached to a deep orange bristled cone center. Employed medicinally by Native peoples as well as in modern times as an anti viral and immune strengthening herb. 3-4' tall. Sun. Perennial. Zones 3-8. Packet is 50 seeds: $1,99


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Nicandra -Shoe Fly Plant        (Faux-Coqueret)      (Nicandra physaloides)

Annual. Bushy, 1 to 1,5 m tall plant with 3 cm blue flowers followed by strangely shaped seed pods (click thumbnails for details). Said to be a repellent against white flies. Toxic. Flowers July-September. Reseeds.
Packet of more than 30 seeds: $1.49



Nicandra -Shoe Fly Plant Splash of Cream                  (Nicandra physaloides)

Same as standard shoe-fly plant above except for its variegated foliage.
Packet of 30 seeds: $1,99


Gaillarda                       (Gaillardia grandiflora)

Perennial. Composite, daisy-like red and yellow flowers. Blooms from July onwards. 30-75cm. Full sun. Easy to grow. $1,99


Morning Glory Pink 

A twining vine with smooth heart shaped leaves and 3-inch, trumpet shaped flowers of a pink shade, with darker star and cream center. Flowers open up in the morning. 10' tall. Sun. Annual; tender perennial zones 10-11. 14 wks. Packet is 15 seeds: $1,99



Morning Glory Split Blue

Annual. A mix of different split flowers with 2, 3 or more "petals". Some of them are even curly. Indigo color that turns into purple during the day. Place more than one plant per pot in order to get different types together. Uncommon. Full sun. Climber.
Packet of 5 seeds: $1,99



Gomphrena            Strawberry Fields                          Gomphrena haagena

Annual. Globular red flowers the size and shape of strawberries. Excellent cut flower. Heat tolerant. Make it grow among other flowers for best results. Blooms July-September. 45 cm high. Full sun to part shade.
Packet of 20 seeds: $1,99


Marshmallow           Althea officinalis

Perennial. White malva-like flowers gathered along tall stems. Height: 1,7 m. Pinch back to get a bushier plant. Soft velvety foliage. Blooms from July until September. The root was used to make marshmallow candies.  Perennial, zone 3. 
Packet of 15 seeds: $2,49




Heliopsis Summer Sun          (Heliopsis helianthoides scabra)

Perennial. Wonderful perennial with bright, golden yellow flowers. Extended blooming period, from July until frosts. Single to double flowers, 10 cm wide. Height: 90-150 cm. Full sun to part shade. Perennial up to zone 3.   Packet of more than 20 seeds: $1,99



Hibiscus Disco Belle
            (Hibiscus moscheutos)

Perennial. Gigantic, spectacular flowers that can reach more than 20 cm in diameter (dinner plate sized). Mix of pink and dark rose. Large, bushy plant with big leaves. 1 to 1,5 m high. Good for containers. Full sun to part shade. Start indoors as early as possible. Perennial to zone 5 and even zone 4. Give a good mulching for protection the first winter or keep plants in the garage.
Packet of 10 seeds: $1,99


Hibiscus militaris     (Hibiscus laevis, Halberd-leaf Rose mallow)       

Perennial. Large, white to pale pink flowers growing on tall stems. Blooms are between 10 to 15 cm wide. Large plants, 2 m high, with arrowhead like leaves. Good for wet, heavy soils. Full sun to part shade. Originates from North America, and grows wild all the way north to southern Ontario. Cold tolerant, perennial up to zone 5 (at least).
Packet of 10 seeds: $2,99


Hibiscus Texas Star      (Hibiscus coccineus)

Large, 8-inch showy red flowers blooming on a tall plant reaching more than 5 feet. Palm tree-like leaves. The overall look of the plant is quite "tropical". Full sun. Packet is 6 seeds: $2,99


 
Hibiscus Sabdariffa        (Roselle, Jamaica)
(Hibiscus sabdariffa, var.
sabdariffa ruber)

Hibiscus variety grown in the tropical regions for its edible flower calyx. Can be used to prepare juice, syrups and other beverages. The steeped dried calyces add a nice red color to drinks and a pleasant fruity-tart flavor reminiscent of cranberries. Click on the link below for more info on the different uses of Roselle. It is important to note that this species is day length sensitive, so it will only start to bloom when the days get short, usually after october. So if you leave in Canada or in the northern US, grow it inside if you ever want to get a chance to get it to bloom. Otherwise, grow it outside only for its nice red-veined foliage and stems. Height: 2-3 m. Pale yellow or pink flowers, about 8 to 10 cm wide. Tender perennial. Easy germination. Full sun.
Warning: lower germination rate (30%-50%), packet increased to 20 seeds.
Packet of 20 seeds: $2,49




  Hibiscus Simply Love             (Hibiscus trionum)

Dwarf strain rarely about 50 cm high, rarely reaching more than 1 m high. Small cream flowers with nice contrasting throats and stamen.  Pinch to make it more bushy. Full sun to part shade. Tender perennial used like an annual in the north. Borders or containers.
Packet of 15 seeds: $1,99


Hibiscus Trionum   (Hibiscus trionum "African")    

Annual. Medium size variety (50-80 cm), bearing pale yellow flowers with burgundy throats and contrasting yellow stamens. Similar to Simply Love, except for its larger size and a more vertical growth pattern. Not very ramified, so you might want to pinch it at some point. Long bloomer, until frosts. Height: 50-80 cm. Full sun to part shade.
Packet of 25 seeds: $2,49


Hops   (Humulus lupulus)

Perennial. Climbing ornamental used to cover trellises, fences and walls. Divided leaves somewhat similar to those of grapevines. Hops flowers are used to flavor beer and give it its bitterness. Vigorous, fast growing plant that can reach more than 6 meters in one season. Needs a lot of space to grow and a good soil. Sun, part shade. Only female plants produce the hop flowers. Zone 4. Seeds need cold treatment: sow, water and place trays in the fridge for 1-2 months, then put under light and room temperature.
Packet of 20 seeds: $2,49



Hyssop                          Hyssopus officinalis  "Blue Nectar"

Perennial. Small blue-purple flowers. Very nice scented, fragrant foliage. Can be used like lavender: essential oil, culinary herb, pot pourri, etc. Good bee plant, loved by butterflies and hummingbirds. Small plants, 35-50 cm. Blooms first year when started in February or March. Perennial up to zone 3. Full sun. Well drained soil.
Packet of 20 seeds: $1,99



Inula                      Inula magnifica

Perennial. Big, massive plant with huge basal leaves (almost 1 m long). Large, 15-cm yellow flowers with very thin petals. Height: 2 m. One of the largest perennial. Blooms from June until July. Full sun, part shade. Perennial up to zone 5. Packet of about 30 seeds: $1,99


Ipomopsis rubra

Biennial (zone 6). Wonderful sparkling red flowers and finely divided, delicate foliage. Stunning. Click thumbnails for details of the flowers. The bright scarlet flowers attract hummingbirds. Plant in group for best effect. Can be used as an annual since it easily flowers the first year. Height 60 cm to 150 cm. Drought tolerant. Full sun, well drained soil.
Packet of 50 seeds: $2,99

Germination:
1 to 4 weeks @ 18 Celsius. Germination rate is low (25-30%), but enough seeds to get 10 plants.


Moonflower    Ipomee Belle de Nuit            (Ipomoea alba

Annual. Huge white flowers opening up in late afternoon and releasing one of the most wonderful scent! Large twining vine needing lots of plant food, water, and space. Very large trumpet-shaped blooms, 15 cm wide and 20 cm long, opening up in just a few seconds (like a time lapse movie). Blooming start late here (end of August). Incredible fragrance.

Packet of 10 seeds: $2,49


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Chinese Lantern      alkékenge, coqueret              (Physalis alkekengi var. franchetii)

Perennial. Beautiful, bright orange decorative husks with orange berries inside. The dried stems and lanterns can be used in flower arrangements. The 2-cm fruits have a pleasant, tart flavor reminiscent of lemon. Can be used to make jams. Start plants early in February for first year blooms. Full sun. Zone 4. Can become invasive. Keep it contained. 
Packet of 25 seeds: $2,49


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Lavatera Thuringiaca                (Lavatera thuringiaca)

Perennial. Large sized lavatera species (1,6 m) covered with small pink flowers (5-6 cm). Also known as "Tree Mallow". July-September blooming. Sun, part shade. Zones 4-9. Low germination, 30 to 65%, but enough seeds in packet to obtain at least 10 plants.
Packet of 50 seeds: $1,99


Lavender    (Lavendula angustifolia, L. vera, L. officinalis)

Perennial. Strong scented deep purple flowers used in perfumery and aromatherapy, but also to flavor jams, jellies and vinegar. Excellent in pot-pourris or for dried flowers. Nice silvery green foliage. Grow in the herb garden or in pots. Attracts butterflies. Tolerant to dry, poor soils. Needs only a good drainage. Full sun. 40 to 60 cm. The most hardy of the lavenders, perennial to zone 5. Long, erratic germination (2-3 weeks).
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  Liatris Floristan Violet

Perennial. Purple flower spikes blooming from mid July to September. Click pictures for details. About 75 to 90 cm high. Full sun to part shade. Perennial to zone 3.
Packet of more than 20 seeds: $1,99
 


Linaria Flamenco          (Linaria reticulata)

Annual. Tiny, snapdragon-like flowers in red and yellow. Finely divided foliage. For containers or borders. Small plants: 15-25 cm high. Best grown with other flowers. Easy to grow, can be sown directly outside. Fast bloomer. Cut to get a second bloom. Full sun, part shade.
Packet of 200 seeds: $1,99



Linaria Northern Lights
                (Linaria maroccana)

Annual. Mix of two tone snapdragon-like flowers. Great for borders or containers. Small spurred flowers (1,5 cm). Bluish green, finely divided foliage. Easy to grow, can be sown directly outside. Fast bloomer. Cut to get a second bloom. Full sun, part shade.
Packet of 200 seeds: $1,99



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Great Lobelia  (Lobelia syphilitica)

Annual (zone 3-9). Mix of blue and white flowers on long spikes 50 to 90 cm high. Tolerant to wet soils, border of ponds and such. Water regularly in ordinary soil. Flowers first year. Was used long ago to treat venereal diseases. Flowers from July to September. Part shade.
Packet of more than 200 seeds: $1,99


Lobelia Crystal Palace      (Crystal Palace, Lobelia erinus)     

Annual. Small, compact mounds of green-bronze foliage covered with lots of small, deep blue flowers. Nice for pots, flower boxes, hanging baskets and the rock garden. Prefers part shade. Height: 10-15 cm.

Packet: $1,99



Lychnis Coronaria                     

Perennial.  Nice magenta flowers and soft, woolly gray foliage. Click thumbnails to get a more detailed view. Also known as "rose campion".
Related to carnations and pinks. Easy to grow, not fussy. Height: 80 cm. Full sun to part shape. Short-lived perennial. Up to zone 4. Blooms from July until september.
Packet of 50 seeds: $1,99




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