Novelties of heirloom seeds for the fourth week of January 2018
The assortment of goods of our store has been replenished, - novelties of heirloom seeds. All the seeds before packaging are tested for germination and variety, so you can be sure that the plant that is mentioned in the description will grow.
This pink Baby's Breath is a short-lived annual (only 5 - 6 weeks) and has lance-shaped, fleshy leaves and single, light pink, blooms. Easy to grow and quick to bloom from flower seed, these pretty pink flowers bloom on wispy stalks.
Imagine a meadow filled with wild Sunflowers! These giant annuals produce numerous 3 - 6 inch flower heads on branching stems. They are native to dry plains, prairies, meadows and foothills in the western United States, Canada and northern Mexico.
Is there a place in your garden for these stunning ground cover plants? You will want Verbena because it blooms all summer long with violet or pink flowers on spreading plants, and the foliage is fern-like and attractive. Verbena comes from South America.
Though many of the plants in the Hibiscus genus grow in tropical or semitropical regions, several hardier species such as this one are native to North America. Experimental gardener Thomas Jefferson included this species of hibiscus in his list.
When it comes to sheer, delightful old-fashioned charm, hollyhocks can't be topped. The tall spikes, covered with huge crystal-white double flowers, bloom like mad from June through August.
Not as well known as trailing lobelia or petunia, but equally useful in hanging baskets and a host of other containers, Bacopa Snowtopia is both fast growing and very free flowering from seed. Its plants give a mass of single, white flowers.
Rhizomatous, herbaceous perennial with multiple nodding stems bearing profuse yellow plumes to 1,80 m (6'). All zones. Native to the eastern and southern US. Produces large quantities of aromatic leaves and flowers.
Missouri Evening Primrose has huge yellow flowers from late spring through the summer and attractive green foliage. Deep-rooted and xeric, this prairie native is a long-lived beauty. We grow an especially drought tolerant selection.
Grow your own Hostas from seed and discover how exciting and rewarding these gorgeous foliage plants can be! Perfect for shady borders and beds, the varieties in this mix represent some of the newest and best in Hosta breeding today.
Arabis Wall Rock Cress White Snow Peak Arabis Alpina Caucasica is a dwarf, compact growing perennial. Other common names of this plant are Arabis Snow Cap or Mountain Rock Cress. This mounding, dense-growing perennial can be easily grown.
A completely new novelty form of the well-known "Maltese Cross". Deepest scarlet flower open in compact bunches above stems clad in white-splashed leaves. The white flashes sometimes only appear as the plants grow larger, and the unique.
Dracaena draco is known as dragon tree because it was once believed that the red resin exuded by from the trunk and leaves was actually dragon’s blood (see link below for folklore). The term is still used to refer to this sap, which has a variety of uses.
Punica granatum is native to the area from Iran to the Himalayas. It grows up to 5-6 meters high. It has a marvelous naturally-twisting style trunk that very easily adopts a gnarled, ancient appearance.
Hypericum perforatum is a yellow-flowering, stoloniferous or sarmentose, perennial herb indigenous to Europe, which has been introduced to many temperate areas of the world and grows wild in many meadows.
Start Balloon Vine seeds for this fun-to-grow tender perennial vine. Cardiospermum Halicacabum Balloon Vine is a woody climbing plant with tendrils that grab structures like a trellis or fence, and the vine produces small white flowers.
A popular and dwarf variety of this ever popular bedding plant producing a glittering mix in a wide range of colours on low and compact plants that makes them an essential item for the smaller garden or the front of borders. Easy to grow.
This easy to grow perennial is well suited to any sunny situation and will tolerate even poor soil. Produces mounds of fragrant foliage and flowers in a range of colours during early summer. Flat-top flowers contrast well with tall-spire perennials.
Beaucarnea recurvata, also named Nolina recurvata, the Ponytail Palm and Elephant Foot, is native to Mexico in semi-desertic areas. Beacarneas are closely related to Yuccas and thrive under the same conditions. This plant is suitable for growing indoors.
A superb variety that becomes absolutely smothered in small flowers of rich pink. It gives a wonderful spring display and mixes well with spring bulbs. Perfect for rockeries, borders, edging paths and looks fantastic cascading over the edge of dry stone.
Named (either directly or indirectly) after the greatest Italian poet of the Renaissance is this fine new range of very ornamental, cultivated Daisies. A great improvement on previous pomponette types, the poet's flowers are larger.
Originating from Bolivia, this is a truly beautiful Chilli, worth growing for its ornamental value alone. Deep black-green foliage first becomes smothered in tiny purple star-like flowers before these form the cone-shaped fruits that start off purple.
Papaver nudicaule. The Iceland Poppy is a hardy, but short-lived perennial, grown as a biennial in Coastal gardens. Either way, they self sow readily, so will last for years at a time. The large, cup shaped blooms have a texture like crepe paper.
Bring beauty and interest to a natural setting by sowing Lupine wild flower seeds. These flowers stand up in clusters of spikes with sweet pea-shaped blooms. These well-known perennials are legumes and can add nitrogen to the soil.
Attract bees, butterflies and birds to your garden by sowing Lupine seeds. The Lupine Chandelier is a stately yellow that commands attention, and it loves to bloom! The flowers are sweet pea shaped and form on tall spikes that bloom in late spring.
Ageratum Floss Flower is wonderful and an old-fashioned favorite for either container planting or edging borders. Grow alongside soft pink Ageratum for a rather special effect. Ageratum plants prefer a well-drained soil in full sun.
Not as well known as trailing lobelia or petunia, but equally useful in hanging baskets and a host of other containers, Bacopa Snowtopia is both fast growing and very free flowering from seed. Its plants give a mass of single, blue flowers.
Grow Thunbergia seeds for this incredible climber! Commonly called Black-Eyed Susan vine, this tender perennial is evergreen in zones 10 and warmer, and where it is grown as a perennial, it can reach heights of 20 feet.
Native to the southwestern U.S and Baja California, the California fan palm is 1 of the 11 native palms in North America. It has a large, gray unbranched trunk, with horizontal lines. The trunk is 2-3 feet in diameter, and grows 20 to 60 feet long.
Discovered by the late Graham Stuart Thomas in a Reading garden and named 'Snow Ball' by him, this rarely grown variant has anemone-centred white flowers and quilled ray petals from May-Aug. It comes completely true from seed and has been preserved by a keen "Feverfew" collector of these old, cottage-garden favourites who has asked us to re-introduce it before it becomes extinct!
Grow these famous flowers from Edelweiss seeds! Edelweiss is a favorite wildflower of the Swiss Alps, best suited to growing in a well-drained rock garden, mass ground cover planting, or alpine trough.
Thuja orientalis a shrub or small tree, 15mt. tall, with a dense crown and thin, reddish brown bark, native of China, grown successfully in forests in Bihar. And frequently planted for ornament all over India, particularly in hill-stations.
An upright pyramidal evergreen for home landscape use, featuring dense deep green foliage all year long; eventually grows quite tall, excellent for vertical emphasis, hardy and adaptable, takes pruning well best with some sun, protect from drying winds.
The Colorado Blue Spruce is widely cultivated as an ornamental tree and it is among the most widely planted ornamental spruces in gardens and parks. It is also grown for Christmas trees especially in North America.
Japanese Larch is a medium-sized to large deciduous coniferous tree native to Japan, reaching 20–40 m tall, with a trunk up to 1 m diameter. The crown is broad conic; both the main branches and the side branches are level.
Western Red Cedar is native to the north western United States and south western Canada, from south eastern Alaska and British Columbia south east through Washington and Oregon to the far north west of California.
It is very fire resilient and can tolerate many different soil conditions. The botanical name for this tree is Pinus Rigida, and it is an evergreen. It will have twisting branches that will somewhat droop, and the form of this tree is almost globular.
It is quite common for landowners to have jack pine in their woodlots. It is important for landowners to understand the management and value of this tree species. Woodlots, with jack pine, are usually pure but can be a mixed wood of aspen, birch, etc.
Lily of the valley vine is a scrambling, fast-growing perennial herb which reproduces from roots and by seed. It usually produces about 100 berries per plant, with 20 seeds per berry. Numerous stems grow form the perennial rootstock.
Maypop, Passion Flower, Passion Vine - Herbaceous or woody vine, native to the southeastern and eastern US. The flowers are wonderfully large, three dimensional, complex, purple and white. The plant prefers full sun, dryish soils and a trellis.
Marrubium Vulgare Horehound can be established from herb seeds and harvested the first year. This woody perennial has hairy stems covered with 2-inch, toothed, downy, gray-green leaves. The leaves have a wooly crinkled appearance.
Riding the wave from late summer to early fall, this healthy, robust leek produces strong, upright, uniform plants. Straight, clean white shanks are topped with blue-green leaves for an overall height of 14-16 inches.
Riding the wave from late summer to early fall, this healthy, robust leek produces strong, upright, uniform plants. Straight, clean white shanks are topped with blue-green leaves for an overall height of 14-16 inches.
The plant is super early (21-22 days). The fruit is bright red, round, large, juicy, not rotten; diameter - 4-5 cm. Sowing from January to June and again in September. Distances: 15 cm between rows and 3-5 cm. on the row.
Globe-shaped roots have deep crimson skin, and reach 1.5" in diameter, without becoming hollow or pithy. Solid white flesh is firm, crisp and mild. Ready to harvest 29 days after seeding. Thrives in cool weather.
Fresh radishes straight from the garden are delicious. Radish 'Riesenbutter' (Raphanus sativus) is a radish with tender flesh that does not tend to go soft. 'Riesenbutter' grows rapidly and is a guaranteed success for any gardener.
Brussels Sprout ROZELLA is a specialist sprout variety from Europe, it offers smaller yields of dark red sprouts, but has a milder, delicate, nuttier flavor than standard green types. Brussels sprout ROZELLA is a open pollinated variety.
This standard parsley – also sometimes called Moss Curled Parsley is an extremely dark green parsley that is an excellent garnish for just about any dish. Plant Curled Parsley seeds in either full sun or partial shade. Curled parsely is a fast-grower.
This attractive tree has a loose crown which is rounded and open, and produces bunches of fragrant yellowish flowers in summer followed by persistent hop-like fruits. An excellent wildlife plant, it also produces copious nectar and pollen for insects.
Organic Common hornbeam (Carpinus Betulus) A very hardy tree, at first glance similar looking to Green Beech but tolerates poor soils better than beech. Although it prefers a deep open loam including chalk it is also suitable for heavy wet soils.
Stunning dark purple-black foliage counterpoints non-stop blaze of long-stemmed blooms all summer and into the fall. There’s a fresh fashionable passion for dahlias, the classic, beloved ornamental beauty. Stunning new dahlias, in vivid cool hues.
Marvel of Four Seasons is a real stunner to add colour to a salad, with its deep red outer leaves and light green heart. It boasts excellent flavour and is well worth a try. This variety of lettuce is a butterhead type.
Rumex sanguineus, known by a number of different common names including bloody dock or red-veined dock, is a tap-rooted rosette-forming perennial of the buckwheat family that typically grows in a rounded foliage clump to 18” tall and as wide.
This easy-to-grow patty pan squash has rich, creamy flavor. Bush growth habit makes it ideal for home gardens or market growers. Most tender when picked at 2” to 3” in diameter. Ready in just 50 days.
The Oregon grape is an attractive evergreen shrub that is native to the west coast of North America. Its fruits are blue berries that are borne in clusters and look somewhat like grapes. It is unrelated to the true grapes, however.
Red buckeye, a native of the southeastern United States that produces brilliant red flowers, is the best buckeye for this region. It can be grown in all soil textures and is nearly pest-free. Its flowers, which last several weeks in spring.
Cydonia oblonga shrub or a small tree cultivated in Afghanistan, N.W.F. Province, Punjab, Kashmir and Nilgiris. The plant attains a height of 4-6 mt. Young branchlets are covered with a pale grayish wool.
Hairy stems that support an umbrella-like crown of feathery foliage, staghorn sumac displays a handsome red fruit spike and yellow, red and orange fall color. A deciduous, upright, colonizing large shrub, it is native to much of eastern North America.
The Oriental Planetree is a large, rounded and handsome shade tree. The cream coloured bark is quite attractive and is exfoliating. Its ornamental bark makes it an interesting specimen in a winter garden. A popular street tree.
The Catalpa tree family is native to North America and has both a Southern Catalpa and Northern Catalpa species. We offer both species and ship the Catalpa species that will grow best in your area.
Bladder Senna Shrub (Colutea arborescens), also called "Bladders Tree" is a shrub in the family Fabaceae characterized by its original fruit named "baguenaudes" reddish brown pods swell mature and become translucent.
These large, delicate blooms are native to Subpolar regions all around the globe. Thriving in cool conditions, Icelandic Poppies will not take kindly to excessive heat. In warmer regions, plant as early as possible and expect annual growth.
Cobaea scandens 'Purple' will clamber up and over your garden wall. It is a fantastic, exotic looking plant with buds in green-white, deepening to purple as they age. I've picked a bunch of these in December on a sheltered wall in Sussex.
The japanese hop with the scientific name Humulus japonicus belongs to the family of hemp (Cannabaceae). Its origin leads to China, Japan and Korea aswell as the tropical Asia with Vietnam. During the late 1500s it was imported to the USA as neophyte.
A tall, European Native wildflower, this perennial has become widespread throughout the US and worldwide. Its tolerance for various climatic conditions and soils has aided in this worldwide naturalization.
Mock Orange looks like a giant bridal bouquet when it bursts into bloom in spring and summer. Hundreds of pure white flowers fill the yard with the sweet scent of orange blossoms. It is covered in dark green leaves. Grows in sun or shade.
Berseem clover suppresses weeds, prevents erosion, and fixes nitrogen in the soil. Often called the “king of forage” Berseem germinates rapidly, grows quickly, and produces abundant biomass which breaks down to replenish organic matter.
These seeds have been collected from the queen of all dates, the famous, luscious, and very expensive Medjool. These large, soft, sweet fruits will only fruit in the ground in hotter countries, although the smaller specimens make attractive plants.
Lavatera Mix Lavatera trimestris Also known as Herb Treemallow. Every stalk is covered with single funnel-shaped blossoms. An explosion of exotic blooms in mostly pink shades, some light and some dark, and the remainder white on 2' tall bushy plants.
Amazing fully double blooms up to 7.5 cm (3in) in diameter, in a dazzling mixture of yellow, gold and crimson shades. Bushy plants create a dazzling display when used as an edging, in borders, rock gardens or containers.
Short of stature but big on color, our amazing selection of French Marigold Seeds just wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t offer Queen Sophia! This lovely bloom features double flowers with orange-red petals framed with glowing golden edges.
Each year, your landscape can be bathed in these lovely annuals from South Africa. Grow Venidium seeds for a mass display of long-lasting color and beauty. Commonly known as Monarch of the Veldt or Cape Daisy, these flowers are excellent for cutting.
Want a plant to impress the neighbours or your dinner guests at your next party? Try this one! (They won't, in all probability, have seen it before and we're sure you'll be delighted to be able to tell them it's the Basket Flower.)
Delicate white with blue flowers on long, lush vines is what Morning Glory Ismay is known for! Papery pastel blooms are exquisitely offset by a yellow throat, directing the way for hummingbirds to find a sweet treat in your garden!
Mid season variety. Fruits are oval, yellow 1,8 - 2,5 kg (4-6 lb). Peel thin and elastic. White flesh, thick, tender, sweet and juicy with a strong melon flavor. Variety stable against disease.
Brilliant and cheerful strings of yellow flowers drape down from the branches of the golden chaintree in late spring. It is a delightful, spreading small deciduous tree from southern Europe (France to Croatia). In spring the newly emerging leaves are hair
Cupressus arizonica greene, Arizona cypress, is the only cypress native to the southwest. It is a medium sized tree 50 to 60 feet tall and 15 to 30 inches in diameter. It is evergreen, with a dense, upright, conical crown and smooth reddish-brown bark.
Rutabagas should be a staple of the winter food garden. While Magres is an exceptional variety that matures for late winter use, it will also continue to hold in the garden as winter turns to spring. The mildew resistant, purple topped root.
A favorite Heirloom variety of Eggplant, Florida Market is noted as doing remarkably well in the humid southern regions. The eggplants are a drak glossy purple and does well in the South.
Violetta di Firenze / Italian Lavender and White Eggplant. A beautiful and unusual Eggplant that will be one of the surprise stars in your garden. The oblong to round fruits in shades of rich Lavender colour are sometimes striped with a creamy white.
Early variety (65-70 days). Productivity up to 3,0 kg/m². Fruits weighing 4-6 kg, are dull-elliptical. The flesh is tender, juicy, carmine-red, sweet. Transportability is good. Resistant to Fusarium wilt and anthracnose.
Early ripening. Ripens on the 70-80 day after emergence. The fruits are large, round, weighing 2.7-3.0 kg. Fruit is smooth, the color is black-green, the pattern is slightly visible narrow bands with a wax coating.
The original improved artichoke, Green Globe flowers in early summer. The flower buds are deep green with a light purple tinge. A good harvest of 3-4 heads can be expected throughout the summer. They are 3-5 inches in diameter.
Persian Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin) Deciduous. Zones 6-9. What a lovely and unusual tree! Averaging 30 feet in height, the Persian Silk Tree has deep green, fern-like leaves and incredibly exotic, pink, feathery flowers.
Mid-ripening (74-96 days) high-yielding variety. The plant is a short, medium-length whip. Fruits are oval-rounded, yellow, with weighing 2-3 kg. The flesh is deliciously tender, light cream, with a wonderful aroma and honey taste.
The sweet crispy light green leaves of this slow growing variety are upright and form a well filled heart. Plants are strong against bolting and tip burn. Appropriate for hydroponic, open field and protected culture.
Mid-early variety (80 days) with tender delicious pulp, resistant to diseases and prolonged cooling. Number of fees 1-2. Suitable for pickling. Resistant to drought and sharp daily fluctuations in temperature.
Classic native hedging plant with medium green leaves which turn a lovely rich copper shade in autumn and persist all winter. Very tolerant of wind and shade and easy to trim into shape hence its popularity for hedging.
Cyclanthera pedata, locally known by its Quechua names kaywa (pronounced kai-wa, hispanicized spellings caigua, caihua, caygua, cayua) or achuqcha (also spelled achocha, achogcha, achojcha, achokcha, archucha) It is a herbaceous vine.
This aromatic herb got its name from its common use in St. Patrick’s Day celebrations but is native to Turkey, Syria and the Caucasus. The plant made its way to Europe from Syria in 1570 and found its way to the Americas in the Victorian era.
Chilean Bellflower Blue Nolana Paradoxa is herbaceous succulent annual plant native to Chile and Peru. Chilean Bellflower Blue seeds can be started indoors in early spring or directly outdoors after last frost.
This is a quite stunning Snapdragon. Growing up to 4 feet tall and with pure white flowers on strong stems, 'Admiral White' is a stately plant for your border and eye-catching in a vase.
This Pink Blush is anything but embarrassing! Glorious, tall spikes of evenly spaced, perfectly formed florets in shades of pink, from pastel to magenta!
It is a species of cotton native to the semi-arid regions of sub-Saharan Africa and Arabia where it still grows in the wild as a perennial shrub. It likes a long, hot growing season to produce the best cotton fibers.
A lovely variety with eye-catching, creamy-white flowers. 1½ft (40cm). The well-known Calfornia Poppy - the official State flower of California - is a beautiful annual with lovely blue-grey feathery foliage and flowers borne in profusion throughout.
A lovely variety with eye-catching, orange flowers. 1½ft (40cm). The well-known Calfornia Poppy - the official State flower of California - is a beautiful annual with lovely blue-grey feathery foliage and flowers borne in profusion throughout.
A lovely variety with eye-catching, mix flowers. 1½ft (40cm). The well-known Calfornia Poppy - the official State flower of California - is a beautiful annual with lovely blue-grey feathery foliage and flowers borne in profusion throughout the summer.
A beautiful garden bloom in a unique color, Moon Glow bloom throughout the summer with big, yellow colored flowers. Beautiful and beneficial, Nasturtiums are often planted as companions to vegetables as they can help to repel harmful pests.
Native to Morocco, Linaria, also called Baby Snapdragon, is an upright, branching annual that typically grows to 9 - 18 inches tall. It features long-spurred, two-lipped, miniature snapdragon-like flowers and small lance-shaped fleshy blue green leaves.
For exquisite bouquets. Variety of pion-shaped asters. Annual plant height of 60-70 cm. Planted in open solar areas. The plant is distinguished by powerful growth, unpretentious, cold-resistant, light-loving, tolerates frosts up to -3 "C.
This exceptional variety of Scarlet Sage, very tall and shrubby, is most impressive. Masses of stunning bright red flowers will bloom all summer long. 2.5 ft (70 cm) Once upon a time this plant from Brazil enjoyed the common name of Scarlet Sage.
Medium-ripening variety, intended for growing in open field. The vegetative period - 105-110 days. Plant is a medium-size. Fruits are bright red, fleshy, plum-shaped, high taste quality, with weight 75-80 grams. Good for fresh and canning.