This Fleuroselect Novelty Award winner is a scabiosa-flowered zinnia with exceptional and frilly, 2½-inch, blush-lavender crested blooms with a striking dark eye. Long, strong stems and tufted blooms of this 30-inch plant make them a winning summer crop and wonderful bouquet addition.
A 2018 All-American Selections winner and another innovative addition to the Queen series! Eye-catching, 2- to 3½-inch, double and semi-double, deeply fluted, dahlia-like coral blooms with a blush of lime and rosy centers sit atop 36-inch tall plants. The sophisticated color gradient of these blooms gives them a unique three-dimensional appearance. This dynamic beauty will reward you in the landscape and again in your bouquets with exceptionally long vase-life.
Another looker in the Queen Lime Series! These 18-inch tall, robust Zinnias offer a mix of rosy-centered, sturdy, single, double and semi-double, 3-inch blooms that transition through subtle contrasting color combinations of rose, yellow and lime green. A total treat for mixing in bouquets and equally fun to let this dramatic bloom do its thing in your border.
Just wow! Queen Lime is a unique mix of bold, glowing and chartreuse, 2- to 3-inch double and semi-double blooms perched atop strong 25-inch stems. This well-branched plant is a triumph in floral bleeding with glorious stature in the garden and when cut, ideal for long-lasting bouquets.
This landscaping series is designed for large plantings or containers. Unlike the cutting Zinnias, Profusion is a dense, bushy, many-flowered little plant that covers ground and literally fills the garden with color. An All-America Selection Award winner, these plants have bushy habit, 14-inches high and a full 24-inches wide and are covered all season with vibrant, perfectly true-red, 2½- to 3-inch, daisy-like blooms. Beloved by pollinators and an easy-to-grow show stopper!
This 3-foot plant yields long, strong stems with petite 1½- to 2½-inch, double and semi-double blooms in a lovely antique white. A prolific, floriferous and disease-resistant gem that will reward you with a summer of blooms!
This 3-foot plant yields long, strong stems with petite 1½- to 2½-inch, double and semi-double blooms in a warm blend of salmon and peach. A prolific, floriferous and disease-resistant beauty that will reward you with a summer of blooms!
From the Benary’s series you can expect high yields of long, sturdy stems on 4-foot plants, with 4- to 6-inch, fully double, dahlia-like blooms. Disease tolerance is greater and vase-life is longer! Rich and dramatic, the color of ‘Benary’s Giant Wine’ will not disappoint!
From the Benary’s series you can expect high yields of long, sturdy stems on 4-foot plants, with 4- to 6-inch, fully double, dahlia-like blooms. Disease tolerance is greater and vase-life is longer! ‘Benary’s Giant Salmon Rose’ is a versatile, warm peachy color that softens with age and pairs equally well with pastel and vibrant colors in your garden or vase.
From the Benary’s series you can expect high yields of long, sturdy stems on 4-foot plants, with 4- to 6-inch, fully double, dahlia-like blooms. Disease tolerance is greater and vase-life is longer! This clear bright orange will pop in your garden and bouquets.
Among the most fragrant of all the sweet peas! King’s High Scent is a heavy producer of gorgeous, large-flowered cream blooms edged in violet. Superb cut — One bouquet of flowers will scent an entire home! Plant near porches, open windows and outdoor sitting areas to fully enjoy.
This vigorous branching sunflower, standing 3- to 4-feet tall, yields 3- to 4-inch, pollenless blooms with nearly-white petals surrounding lime-green centers. A bright garden accent and great for cut flower.
This profuse bloomer provides great contrast in fresh and dried arrangements. Standing 36 to 40 inches tall, these well-branched plants yield dark-wine, nearly black, 2½ inch flowers with contrasting fiery-orange centers when fully open.
This 18-inch, versatile beauty is vigorous, well-branched and displays dense silvery white flower spikes that create a sharp, attractive contrast to the deep green foliage. Care-free and drought tolerant, performs best in full sun.
This 2-foot tall cultivar, native to the desert southwest and grown as an annual flower in our region, is a dependable HEIRLOOM cultivar with an upright, bushy habit and exquisite, vivid blue flowers born in succession up the stem. Carefree and drought-tolerant, performs best in full sun.
A moody twist on a classic garden favorite! Semi-double and double flowers in unique shades of antique rusty-rose, soft pink-red, pale-lemon, apricot and copper bloom dependably from midsummer to fall on 20- to 24-inch tall strong stems. Dependable blooms beginning midsummer make this pick not only worthy for your beds and borders, but an excellent cut!
This tall strain of Rudbeckia yields a profusion of rich, golden yellow 3½-inch flowers with large, black centers on sturdy 3-foot stems. Treat as a half-hardy perennial, but expect some self seeding will occur. Outstanding as an annual cut-flower!
While it blooms all summer long, this 24- to 30-inch tall All-America Selections winner appeals to Autumn with large, 3- to 4-inch, double and semi-double, bicolor blooms in warm shades of gold, orange, bronze, mahogany and chocolate. Indifferent to drought, this heat lover will keep on blooming to easily greet the fall.
Bound to be a show-stopper in your gardens, this beauty resembling antique silk showcases double blooms with silvery stripes in magnificent shades ranging from dusky rose to burgundy. With a little dead-heading, the floral extravaganza of this 18- to 24-inch poppy will continue from early to late summer!
The deeply cut petals of this poppy form frilly and spirited pompons of blooms in purple, red, white, pink, and lavender. The early summer, colorful array is accentuated by steel blue foliage on this 2- to 3-foot tall plant. Self sows.
Ooh la la! For the first act Hen & Chicks flaunts, showy, enormous, single blooms, up to 8 inches across, with paper thin, rich pinky-lilac petals and darker purple centers. These then give way to breathtaking large pods (hens) surrounded by a wreath of many smaller pods (chicks). Plants grow up to 3-feet tall. The pods are a spectacular addition to dried arrangements.
Papavaer Rhoeas, also known as Flander’s Poppy, is the beloved and classic red poppy, captured by Van Gogh and Monet and seen sweeping fields throughout Europe — most notably Flander’s Field. Brilliant red flowers perch atop branching 3-foot stems. Expect these cheerful bloomers to self-sow for new growth in succeeding seasons. A sight to behold en masse!
This care-free member of the carrot family adds a delicate airiness and unmatched elegance to summer borders and fresh bouquets. Lush fern-like foliage and intricate, 2½- to 3½-inch pure white, graceful, lacy flowers stand atop strong upright stems within a full, well-branched 24- to 30-inch plant. The clusters of star-shaped, green seed pods also make a unique bouquet addition.
This striking Nicotiana has 3- to 4-foot tall stems sporting an array of pendulous, bell-shaped, lemony-chartreuse flowers. Easy companion plant in your borders as the color of ‘Lemon Tree’ so readily combines with others. Will also not disappoint you as a cut-flower. Intense evening fragrance is a bonus!
Among the earliest blooming nasturtiums, this cheerful mix will become a fast favorite! Whirlybird boasts a gorgeous array of cherry, tangerine, scarlet, mahogany, lemon and creamy 2- to 3-inch, semi-double blooms that hold their faces straight up and well above the dark green compact foliage, for a “look-at-me” kind of display. Easily adaptable to your baskets, containers, beds and borders. Both leaves and flowers are edible with a peppery zing.
This compact, molding variety is covered in unique, warm and creamy blooms with raspberry flanked throats. These dwarf beauties, ideal for containers or small gardens, are of the longest flowering nasturtiums — flowering vigorously through to the first frost. Both leaves and flowers are edible with a peppery zing.
This gem will reward you with an endless supply of consistently rich crimson, golden-throated blooms. Habit of this hummingbird magnet is less trailing, more lax and bushy — making a spectacular spreading ground cover. An abundance of leaves and flowers to add extra zing to your salad!
A reselected HEIRLOOM with lively, lemon-yellow, 3-inch, double, chrysanthemum-like flowers perched atop 24- to 36-inch tall plants. Perfect for the back of the border and a simply gorgeous cut flower.
A triumph in plant breeding, this hybrid churns out a bounty of long-lasting, nearly odorless, 3-inch, creamy-white blooms! The 24-inch plants are a refreshing contrast to bright summer colors and are versatile garden players — grouped as low hedge, accents for your larger containers or as a cut-and-come again bloomers for your bouquet garden.
Also known as Klip Dagga and Lion’s Ear, this African native is magnificent! Bright orange tubular blooms form showy, whorled tufted clusters at regular intervals along tall stems from July to October providing a nectar rich feast for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Stunning en masse and eye-catching both in the back of your borders and as a focal flower in bouquets.
This late summer darling thrives in heat and is delightful both in the garden and the vase. A cut-and-come-again workhorse with button-like blossoms in a mix of orange, carmine and cherry add a bright pop of color to your summer gardens and arrangements. The clover-like blossoms atop uniform stems are perfect for both your fresh and dried bouquets.
This late summer darling thrives in heat and is delightful both in the garden and the vase. A cut-and-come-again workhorse with charming button-like blossoms in a mix of white, rose, soft pink and pale lilac. The clover-like blossoms atop uniform stems are perfect for both your fresh and dried bouquets.
A lively lemon-green coneflower bearing a unique red-pink halo around its center that darkens to carmine as it matures. Carefree and drought-tolerant, this garden workhorse reaches 3½ feet tall and will bear hundreds of lush blooms over its many months of color. The playful hues will energize your mid to late summer borders and add a playful pop to your cut-flower arrangements!
It is hard to smile when you see these fanciful blooms of this 36-inch tall looker. A classic skirt of deep, rosy-pink reflexed petals radiates from beneath this coneflower, while a playful cluster of shorter petals is perched atop. First year plants sometimes produce single flowers, then moving forward a high percentage of two-tiered flowers appear. Like all coneflowers, Double Decker is a reliable, trouble-free perennial that tolerates sun, heat and drought.
This award winning, compact, well-branched hybrid grows to just 20 inches tall. Eye-catching, vintage, burnished-white, reflexed petals surround a bronze core on these boastful 5-inch blooms from June to September. And to seal the deal, this beauty is a wildlife magnet — the nectar and seeds are irresistible to native insects, butterflies and songbirds.
A multi-branching, 24-inch tall, collarette-style Dahlia with cheerful and radiant semi-double blooms in spicy warm hues of apricot, peach, scarlet, orange, and yellow. No two blooms of this Fleuroselect Award Winner are alike! Expect a steady stream of blooms to fill your garden and vases from midsummer until frost.
Tall plants with strong stems support fully double and semidouble, 2- to 3-inch, ruffled, rich, carmine blooms. A wonderful addition to the cutting garden or flower border. Breathtaking in bouquets.
This Fleuroselect Novelty Award winner brings an incredible new look to a classic old favorite! Instead of lying flat, the inward curving petals of this Cosmos create an elegant chalice around a pinwheel of smaller petals emanating from a frilly yellow center. With three glorious vintage shades to treasure, pale lavender, soft pink, and creamy white, this 48-inch tall, cut-and-come-again mix will continue to reward you as you continue to harvest the flowers. A fabulous cut flower!
Selected out of the “Flashback” line of Calendulas, with red petal backs, Zeolights has huge fully doubled pale, peachy and bronze colored blooms atop 18- to 24-inch stems. Pointed petals emanate from a darker center and have a unique, elegant, layered quality that really make this bloom a standout.
Petals of this unstoppable bloomer are warm, and a subtle blend of apricot and buff with crimson backs. The cheerful, 24-inch plants are delightful in borders and make a stunning cut flower. Clip spent flowers to achieve a longer blooming season.
Peachy-pink, double-flowered, frilly, 2 to 3 inch blooms on strong stems make ‘Pink Surprise’ an excellent candidate for both fresh and dried floral arrangements. The tangy petals of this self-sower are also edible — sprinkle on salads, decorate cakes or feed them to chickens to produce dark colored yolks.
This Fleuroselect Novelty Award Winner, is a delightful mix of single and semi-double flowers in blends of blush, pink, white, and carmine, with numerous bi-color combinations of each. Every bloom of this easy-to-grow, cottage garden plant is unique! Blooms may be harvested for fresh or dried bouquets, or as decorative edibles atop salads and pastries. Plants grow 2½- to 3-feet tall and bloom from late spring to late summer if regularly harvested. Add a little romance to your garden!
This easy to grow perennial with a mounding habit, also known as Japanese Anemone or Windflower, sports attractive ball-shaped buds that morph into graceful, 2½-inch silvery, rose-pink blossoms frolicking atop 36-inch, wiry stems. One of the earliest summer-flowering Anemone, beginning their show in July and carrying on their display well into the fall. A treasure in the border and great for cut bouquets.
An exceptional performer in the sun-drenched garden. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds love to sample the nectar rich blooms of these tall bushy plants. Strongly anise-scented foliage and long blue flowers spikes will persist from early summer through until frost. Low maintenance, tolerates heat and drought once established.
This Fleuroselect Award Winner offers a rich display of buttery-yellow, tubular flowers amidst deep-green aromatic foliage. A heavy bloomer from June to October, these 18-inch, bushy plants will delight both you and the pollinators. A wonderful addition to borders and containers.
This 30-inch Hyssop will reward you with a long-lasting display of large, dark-pink flower spikes atop gray-green aromatic foliage. Hummingbirds and other pollinators love this carefree and drought tolerant plant.
An All-American Selections Award Winner boasting blue-lavender bottle-brush flowers atop lush, rich chartreuse-yellow, mint-scented foliage. Best if given a bit of shade to protect the foliage color. This 30-inch looker is a pollinator’s dream! Gardeners love it too!
Indulge your senses with ‘Astello Indigo’ — fabulous dark, green, mint-scented foliage, layered with long-lasting, stately, deep blue flower spikes. Irresistible to bees and butterflies, a spectacle when planted en masse in landscapes, and a great pop of blue for your containers. A long-lasting bloomer that will not disappoint.
A wonderful compact hybrid in the Arizona series featuring spikes of gray-green, mint scented, terra cotta-orange, tubular flowers from early summer through fall. A floriferous and drought tolerant addition to your containers and borders. Stunning when combined with dark red or bronze-leaved plants. Like all Agastache, attractive to both bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Spikes of vivid, pink flowers project above a flush of fresh green and profoundly aromatic foliage. This 18- to 24-inch plant will reward you with blooms, butterflies, bees and beneficials from early summer through to a hard frost.
Low growing, with 6- to 10-inch, wiry stems, gray-green leaves, and pale-pink blossoms. Fragrance is a citrus-laden pine with a hint of mint! Ideal for cooking with fish, vegetables, teas and even desserts, marmalades and chutneys.
This Australian HEIRLOOM, in a brilliant array of pink, yellow, orange, red, and white, is a celebration of color and flavor! A mild-flavored, delicious and nutrient-laden, ornamental for your belly and garden.
This old Italian HEIRLOOM is a refined and delicious chard-relative, recognized by the Royal Horticultural Society with an Award of Garden Merit. Also known as ‘Spinach Beet,’ the shiny green leaves with white midribs have the same earthy flavor, but less bitterness than other Chard relatives. Bolt-resistant and bred for maximum leaf production, it responds particularly well to repeated cutting. Use raw in salads, steamed with other greens or in lieu of spinach in baking for a savory change of pace.
Vigorous, compact, frost tolerant plants with a dense spray of finely curled and crumpled dark-green leaves. You will have a generous supply of sprigs all season long to garnish and flavor your favorite dishes!
An irresistible interplay of fragrance, texture and color! Kirigami is a fabulous ornamental Oregano — the perfect choice for baskets and flowerpots where long, trailing stems in a wash of brilliant hues is sought. Bract-and-bloom laden stems in a rich combination of purples and greens, set the tone for the rosy-red blooms that follow. A breathtaking and unbelievably fragrant display that will not disappoint!
This aristocratic HEIRLOOM Cos lettuce (Romaine) with perfect posture dates back to the early 1700s. A glorious display of burgundy-bronze, 12-inch tall, elongated, and hearty leaves. Can be harvested over a long period as it is slow to bolt.
Beautiful 6-inch rosettes of dark green leaves with small compact hearts that blanch to a sweet yellow. A crisp, slow bolting, heat-tolerant, Bibb-type lettuce that has become a classic since earning its All America status in 1963.
This eye-catching Italian HEIRLOOM is popular in Tuscany and central Italy for making fabulous soups and stews. A beautiful and flavorful lacinato-type kale with blue-green, blistered and crumply, 3- by 12-inch upright leaves that demand your attention. Extremely winter hardy, becoming especially sweet after a freeze.
This All America Selection winner is a vigorous grower, with wide, flat, refined leaves topped by charming, white pinwheel flowers late in the season. Sweet, mild and refined garlic flavor. This perennial herb will not disappoint!
The flavor of this All American Selections winner, with underpinnings of clove and anise, is a must for curry and your Thai culinary endeavors. If you are looking for a fragrant accent for your mixed bouquets, just let Siam Queen go to flower and enjoy the showy crimson buds and blooms.
A delicious and beautiful relative of sweet basil with strong violet stems and veining, shiny green leaves and elegant lavender flowers. Aroma and flavor is spicy — cinnamon undertones with suggestions of mint and anise. Commonly used in baking, for flavoring jellies, teas, and vinegars and for potpourris, fresh and dried flower arrangements.
Heavily fragrant with an air of vanilla— Ooh La La! Blue Spice Basil is savored for its medicinal, culinary and ornamental properties. Eye-catching spikes of light purple flowers on showy deep purple bracts, coupled with an attractive and uniform habit, make it easy to find a home for this Basil in your garden.
Gold in Gold, a 2017 All American Selections Winner, is a looker! Cheery, 11- to 16-pound bright yellow fruits with golden stripes envelop a crisp and sweet golden-orange flesh. Early producing, high yielding, improved disease-resistance and a strong rind that resists cracking.
A great, potato leaf variety from Czechoslovakia boasting extreme earliness, cold-tolerance, superior flavor and high yields. Expect buckets of beautiful red, small to medium sized fruits over a very long season!
This Galactic Beauty, with mottled skin resembling a scene from deep space, is another stunning introduction by Brad Gates from Wild Boar Farms. Each tomato is a unique work of art — two to eight ounce flattened fruits with red and orange stripes, random speckles, and swaths of deep blue. Even the vines boast a purple blush. A perfect balance of tangy-sweetness!
Another superb variety from heirloom tomato collector Craig LeHoullier who grew out Cherokee Chocolate and Purple. Medium-sized, 8-ounce fruits burnish yellow-orange on the blossom end when ripe. Lots of bold, acidic, complex tomato flavor. One of the best tasting and most flavorful of all the greens!
Bred by Dr. Harold Martin in Pennsylvania in the early 1900s, this irregular, flattened, large HEIRLOOM beefsteak, also known as True Black Brandywine, looks like coal-dusted over crimson, with shadows of green, purple and brown. Flavor is delightful — the earthy, smokey depth of “black” tomatoes balanced with the full tart and sweet of Pink Brandywines.
This Wild Boar Farms’ release won best in show at the 2017 National Heirloom Expo! Elongated fruits in generous clusters range from large grape to plum-sized. A full-blown assault on the senses — lavender and purple stripes, turning to technicolor olive-green, red, and brown/blue stripes when fully ripe. Olive green interior is blushed with red when dead-ripe. These sweet, crack-resistant beauties hold well on or off the vine.
Conversation starter! Rainbow Treasure is a festive edible with a trifecta of beautiful spring blooms in white, pink and rose, followed by juicy-sweet berries. With a creeping habit, it makes a great ground cover and will also excel in hanging baskets and containers.
This French HEIRLOOM is a “banana” type shallot yielding plump, long, torpedo-shaped bulbs. Very popular with chefs, this gourmet treat is technically a cross between a shallot and an onion. The flesh is mild, savory and sweet and their flavor only deepens as they store all winter long!
Compact, 1-foot tall pepper, both edible and ornamental, is laden with festive, upturned 1-inch green fruits that mature to blazing red color with heat, zest and flavor to match! Scoville Rating: 50,000 to 100,000
Bred by hot pepper prodigy Chris Fowler of Wales, these exquisite sweet-hots are a happy accident courtesy of adventurous pollinators buzzing between various varieties of Aji Peppers. The fruits of this sumptuous snackers are packed with super sweet, tropical flavor, and the seeds bring a smokey, complex heat that in combination, creates an unparalleled flavor experience! Expect super early, high yields of these little beauties.
This prolific producer, popular in Japan, is a favorite among chefs worldwide. The 3 and 1/2 inch, thin-walled, heavily wrinkled fruits are mild when green and become slightly sweet when aged to red. The thin walls blister and char easily when pan-fried, roasted, grilled, and take on a smokey-rich flavor. There is an element of surprise when growing Shishitos — every now again one will have a shot of heat!
A heavy-bearing, well branched, spreading, and full-bodied ornamental that will liven-up any container or nook in your garden. Bold and bright upturned peppers emerge green, then march through a wonderful parade of orange and purple, then finally on to a glorious red. The eye-catching fruits are edible, but not typically grown for their flavor, and lack intense heat.
Clusters of marble-sized ebony fruits ripening to fiery red perch atop smoky-black and violet foliage, streaked with white. The stunning colors coupled with the layered, scaffolding habit of this ornamental will lend great architecture to your garden all season! Fruits are edible, but really pack the heat.
Colorful fruit and dazzling foliage makes this an ornamental standout! Subtle white star-shaped flowers, and black maturing to red peppers are carried in abundance on the purple stems of this well-branched plant with leaves of creamy white and purple variegation. Flowers, fruit and foliage are stunning in containers, as a border plant or as a cut flower in mixed bouquets. Peppers are edible and very hot.
This All-American Selections winner is colorful and versatile and easy to grow! Dark midnight leaves, with flashes of bright emerald green are topped by bright purple flowers from midsummer through fall. The clusters of small, round peppers that follow, mature from green to black and ultimately crimson red. Flowers, fruit and foliage are stunning in containers, as a border plant or as a cut flower in mixed bouquets. Fruit is edible and HOT!
A staple in specialty markets, where it is considered by many to be the ultimate sweet pepper for gourmet salads, salsa and cooking. These super sweet and attractive, 4-inch long, tapered and blunt-tipped, pimiento type fruits ripen to a thick, red flesh. As reliable as it is pretty, with heavy yields, even where cool summers prevail.
A thick-walled, juicy, succulent bell pepper, infused with zesty and refreshing citrusy undertones. The elongated and blocky, thick-walled fruits are 4 inches long, nearly as wide, and ripen from lime green, to yellow then yellowish orange. Uniform and heavy yielding. If you like Bells, Flavorburst will not disappoint!
Stunning bicolor purple flowers, two-toned blushed green and purple pods, and a unique hyper-tendril habit make this Pea is a real show-stopper. Like Sugar Magnolia and Magnolia Blossom, Spring Blush is another great offering from breeder Alan Kapuler PhD.
This bunching and slow-spreading HEIRLOOM from Japan will reward you all season long and for years to come! As a herald of spring, each April greenish-white playful round flowers, adorn the tops of mature shoots on this perennial. As the plant multiplies naturally by division throughout the growing season, a perpetual supply of fresh, green slender and zesty shoots will continue to emerge. A must-have for any onion-lover!
This one-of-a-kind melon will amaze you with its taste, texture, sweetness and aroma. Winner of the Fedco melon taste-off, Sensation has the highest brix of any their melon offerings. Sparsely netted 2- to 4-pound fruits have small seed cavities surrounded by glistening white flesh. Flavor is sweet yet complex, with haunting hints of hazelnut, amaretto and cinnamon. A must try!
This Scottish HEIRLOOM from the early 1800s is a handsome old-time favorite that has stood the test of time. Yielding whopping 2- to 3-inch diameter stems that remain tender, Giant Musselburgh is one of the most dependable and best winter-hardy leeks you can grow.
A specialty mini eggplant and perfect companion to Gretel and Fairy Tale, Hansel sets an abundance of dark, solid purple fruit in easy to harvest clusters. The fruits of this All-American Selection Winner, like Gretel, are 3 to 4 inches, tender, and bitter-free.
A specialty mini eggplant and perfect companion to Hansel and Fairy Tale, Gretel has clusters of pure white, elongated and teardrop-shaped, 3-4 inch fruit. This All-American Selection Winner will reward you with an abundance of mini, tender, bitter-free fruits.
Once upon a time there was an eggplant so magical… This 18 to 24 inches All-America Selection sets masses of show-stopping lavender-purple blooms that give way to enchanting and irresistible little lavender-striped beauties. The fruit only grow to 4 inches in length and an inch in diameter with very few seeds and not a hint of bitter. A splendid edible and ornamental, bound to lend you a happy ending.
This compact and space-saving All-America Selections winner is easy to grow anywhere, though ideally suited for containers, raised beds or even hanging baskets. Yields full-sized and full-flavored 8-inch, uniform slicers over a long season. High disease resistance.
A French HEIRLOOM dating back to the late 1800s, Parisienne Cornichon de Bourbonne was used extensively in France as the premier pickling Cornichon. Expect buckets of gherkin or Cornichon-sized cukes — dark green and seedless, nubby and bumpy, tart and crunchy-sweet. Harvest fully developed, no more than 2-inch long, the width of a child’s finger and have your mason jars and favorite pickling ingredients on standby.
This aptly named Croatian HEIRLOOM sets massive yields of smooth, round and creamy white, 4- to 6-inch, palm-sized globes. Fruit is mild, bitter-free and just the right amount of sweet, crisp and juicy! Fun to grow and a treat for all ages.
These 30-inch tall, glossy, bright green plants develop beautiful, thick and crisp 12-inch stalks. This Vigorous grower is heavy yielding, resistant to bolting and tastes great even when grown in less than ideal conditions. As long as young plants receive adequate moisture, Ventura will reward you for the season.
Also known as “Stick Cauliflower” or “Flowering Cauliflower,” this wonderful new introduction from Japan produces a loose bouquet of bright green stems topped with white florets. The entire plant, from the stem to the florets, can be eaten. Sweeter, softer and more flavorful than traditional large-head cauliflowers, ‘Fioretto’ is a true delicacy! Enjoy raw, steamed, sautéed or grilled. Virtually immune to pests.
This All-American Selection Winner deserves its honors. Hestia has an erect and tidy habit, yet wildly generous production! Expect hundreds of one-inch sprouts that both mature quickly, yet hold well in the field and remain tolerant of both heat and frost. Sugars develop more quickly in these little babies, making it a sweet choice for early production. Demonstrated disease tolerance.
This jewel is a gift to the beet world from breeder Alan Kapular! Grex, a term from orchid breeding, alludes to ongoing variation in the gene pool. Expect a little less uniformity and a few surprises. With Lutz in its parentage, Golden Grex yields similar lush green tops and generous, elongated and tapered roots. Some interiors will have beautiful alternating concentric rings of yellow and red similar to a Chioggia. Sweet and tender!
If you are a fan of Strawflowers, either in the garden or dried as everlastings, give this mix a try. A fast growing, upright 2- to 3-foot tall gem with double daisy-like, papery flower heads in shades of purple, rose and white. Like Strawflowers, the cut flowers are terrific for dried arrangements.
This landscaping series is designed for large plantings or containers. Unlike the cutting Zinnias, Profusion is a dense, bushy, many-flowered little plant that covers ground and literally fills the garden with color. Light coral petals envelop a rich terra-cotta eye. An All-America Selection Award winner, these plants have bushy habit, 14-inches high and a full 24-inches wide and are covered all season with 2½- to 3-inch, daisy-like, double blooms. An easy-to-grow show stopper!
Color up your fall garden with this showy, cold hardy native perennial grass. Best planted in drifts of 3 or more, this garden standout is a clumping grass, measuring 24- to 36-inches tall x 18- to 24-inches wide. Backlit by autumnal sunlight, it is breathtaking! A showy, graceful, feathery flush of ruby flower clouds emerge late season, dry after frost, and persist to provide winter beauty. Heat and drought tolerant, long-lived and low maintenance.
This dwarf Strawflower, reaching only 15 inches tall, pops with double, papery-textured, flowers in a lovely palette of colors. The splendid mix of reds, yellows, pinks and whites will add stunning diversity to your everlasting arrangements. Thrives in hot and dry conditions.
Luminous peach to shell-pink blossoms, followed by a cascade of runner bean pods grace this handsome ornamental climber. Flowers are edible and flavorful pods can be harvested fresh as snaps, canned, frozen, or used as shell beans.
A Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner that delivers fully-double, golden-yellow flowers from early summer until frost. The 4-inch wide, chrysanthemum-like blooms emerge from a care-free, compact, dwarf 18-inch plant and make exceptional cut flowers.
Tall, dark and handsome, this All-America Selections Gold Medal winner standing 4-feet tall is a striking purple standout for your garden. Leaves emerge green with a red center stripe, then change to a deep purple color as sunshine intensifies the purple pigment. With unique, 12-inch cattail-like flower spikes, dusted in gold, reaching skyward, this playful plant will thrive in unremitting sun and makes a dramatic centerpiece in almost any planting.
This breakthrough French marigold will captivate you with a floriferous rush of bicolor pastel pink, rose and yellow blooms, with never-before-seen cool shades in the marigold palette. The drama continues to unfold throughout the season as the colors of this vigorous, bushy, 8- to 10-inch stunner evolve as the temperatures change. Glorious when planted en masse in drifts or blocks. Edible flowers.
Enjoy lively, very large, long-blooming double white flowers perched opening above airy, fern-like foliage on 3- to 4-foot tall well-branched plants. This cut-and-come-again bloomer will reward you from mid-summer through frost.
This ornamental, wild form of carrot is a spectacular, vividly-colored variety of Queen Anne’s Lace. The lacy umbrellas atop strong sturdy stems reach up to 4-feet tall, open chaste white, change to soft pink and finally deepen to a rich rose-red. A delicate filler for your perennial beds and borders that provides a lovely everlasting for your arrangements and bouquets.
A true three-season spinach. Space is heat tolerant and slow bolting, yet also resistant to mildew that can trouble fall spinach. The dark green, smooth, rounded leaves held upright on vigorous plants offer a tangy, crisp flavor only possible in home-grown fresh spinach!
A gorgeous, remarkably aromatic, ornamental oregano. Showy 18-inch sprays, born of thousands of tiny reddish-purple flowers, are held above mat-forming, deep green foliage. A spectacular display both in the garden, and cut for fresh and dried arrangements. Hopley’s tolerates hot, dry conditions and will bloom well into the fall, at which time the leaves also transition to a lovely reddish-purple. Tasty as it is pretty. Bees and butterflies also love it!
This 2016 All-America Selection winner will delight you with an endless harvest of nearly stemless and beautifully curled, tender, nutty, flavorful, bright green leaves. Fast to mature, quick to re-leaf, yet with a space-saving habit, Prizm is the gourmet Kale to beat! Fill flowerpots, patio tubs, and other containers with this quick crop, so you always have this nutritional powerhouse within easy reach.
This HEIRLOOM, discovered in New Mexico, is the best lemon basil we have found — larger, wildly aromatic leaves explode with intense, citrusy, mouth-puckering flavor! With a robust growth habit, this is a great choice for both the garden or containers, and lends itself beautifully to oils & vinegar, grilled fish, salad dressings, sauces, or to livening up your pesto.
This Genovese-style basil has taken the gardening, culinary and ornamental world by storm by winning an All-America Selections award in 2015 for its compact habit, strong scent and flavor, and vigorous growth. This bushy, well-branched, mounded ball of foliage, is reluctant to flower and yields a continuous production of dark green, sweet, fragrant glossy leaves for your Caprese or pesto production. Bound to be a star in your garden!
The 6-foot tall vines, of this rare, beautiful and delicious HEIRLOOM from India, deserve center stage in your garden. Enchanting two-toned purple flowers are followed by striking lemon-yellow pods amidst a glorious spray of lush green foliage. The flat, sweet, crunchy pods are great fresh and fabulous in stir-fries.
A stunningly beautiful bicolor HEIRLOOM. Beefsteak-type fruits are large, weighing in at 1 pound each, ripening to yellow with red stripes that blush ruby on top. Great taste, more sweet than acidic, rich flavor and abundant harvests. The interior is exquisite, the flavor sublime.
A Czechoslovakian family HEIRLOOM dating back to the early 1900, Marianna’s Peace is a potato-leaf variety with luscious yields of 1- to 2-pound, beefsteak-type fruit akin to Brandywine. This talk of the tomato world has found its way to Top 10 favorite tomato lists of gourmands worldwide for its rich, well-balanced, sublime and complex flavor reminiscent of the greatest “old-fashioned” tomatoes.
A selection from renowned Dutch seedsman, the late Kees Sahin, this nearly wild-type tomato yields wee little 1/4-inch gems on large, fruit-laden trusses. Fruits ripen to a deep, rich golden orange, are exceptionally sweet and pack a wallop of flavor in a tiny package! Perfect for snacking, salads, sauces and preserves.
Habit, yield and flavor won this currant tomato an All-America Selection award! While indeterminate, Candyland is neat and restrained, with exterior fruit setting on branched trusses to accelerate maturation and simplify harvest. This trouble-free plant yields ruby red, 1/4-ounce, super sweet gems, bursting with flavor all season long!
A favorite snacker in my garden. Blush is an extremely prolific yielder of elongated, oblong cherry-type tomatoes with a bright yellow bicolor, red stripes, blossom-end marbling and a pearl-like iridescence. They are very crack-resistant, have excellent field standing, and flavor is bright, sweet and tropical.
A beautiful and great tasting squash that will produce like crazy all summer long! The distinctive, slender fruits are yellow with faint white stripes and light-green blossom ends and best harvested young at 4 to 6 inches to best capture the nutty flavor and firm texture. Zephyr has some great genes — a hybrid of yellow crookneck, Delicata and yellow Acorn squashes— and a larger open habit that makes for easy picking!
A high-yielding, versatile All-America Selection winner yielding 6- by 9-inch, pale yellow, oval fruits, packed with a delicious, sweet, creamy flesh that easily fluffs with a fork after roasting. This short-vined variety, with a sturdy, upright, 2-feet tall and 3-feet wide bush habit, is perfectly suited for containers. Like other Spaghetti Squash it will acquire a hard shell for long-term storage if let grown to full maturity; however, Tivoli may be picked young for use as a soft-shelled summer squash. Never get overwhelmed by your abundant harvest. Pick just what you need, and let the rest keep growing!
This one-of-a-kind Asian HEIRLOOM radish is grown, not for its roots, but for the profusion of long, slender, curving purple seedpods that grow in breathtaking fashion. Akin to lacy clouds, these 3- to 4-foot leafy plants first produce a serene cloud of pink and white wildflowers, followed by a glorious display of 3- to 6-inch purple and green pods. Crisp and tender, delicious raw or cooked, the pods have a more nuanced spicy accent than a typical radish, and with none of the harshness. Scrumptious when pickled. Gourmet treat!
A festive and charming mix of wee little peppers to adorn your garden or patio. While the 15-inch plant is compact, the yields are prolific. Your harvest of sweet, firm, mini Belles will be bountiful. Great fresh in salads and for snacking, yet hold up to stuffing, grilling and cooking.
If you like citrus and peppery heat, then this HEIRLOOM, hailing from Peru, is one you should get to know. Also known as Aji Limon and Kellu Uchu, these 2-foot plants are covered with thin-walled, conical fruits that reach 2 to 3 inches in length and ripen to golden yellow. They offer a glorious clean, uncomplicated, flavorful bright heat. Although the heat is intense, it does not linger, instead leaving behind a lemony finish.
An incredible edible ornamental snap pea that keeps on giving! The dusty purple pods and bi-color purple blossoms are eye-catching in the sea of showy green tendrils that adorn this dainty, yet vigorous climber. Sugar Magnolia, reaching up to 8 feet tall, is more than just a looker. It is a performer! The sweet, flavorful, 3- to 4-inch pods just keep coming! They beat the mid-July heat, producing long after the earlier, shorter day varieties give up.
An outstanding, open-pollinated variety from Japan offering three large seeds per pod. Excellent, sweet flavor with a pleasing dark green color once blanched or frozen. Karikachi is very reliable with high yields and good disease-resistance.
A gourmet mini cuke! Gynoecious and parthenocarpic, these thin-skinned, crisp beauties produce entire female flowers and do not require pollination to set fruit. Don’t be fooled by the plant’s relatively compact size. Iznik is an extraordinary yielder that will perform equally well in your containers, trellis garden, raised beds or rows. The spineless, seedless, dark green snackers, best picked when 3- to 4-inches long, are tasty fresh or pickled. Highly resistant to powdery mildew and scab.
A truly gourmet sweet corn for your home garden! Eight-foot tall stalks boast 9-inch ears with superb husk protection. The “sugary enhancer” gene, introduced to Incredible by cross pollination, is what makes this selection super sweet. Not only has Incredible stolen the show at multiple taste trials, but several of our vendors rate it among the most admired offerings in their catalogues!
This stunning HEIRLOOM brings the glory of stained glass to your garden and home with eye-catching translucent kernels in an endless range of colors. Thank Carl “White Eagle” Barnes, a Cherokee corn collector whose life’s work was preserving and sharing Native corn varieties. Yielding 4- to 8-inch ears on sturdy 8-foot tall plants, Glass Gem is primarily grown for its unique ornamental value, but can also be popped or ground into cornmeal and flour. Join Glass Gem’s nearly 15,000 Facebook followers to explore the possibilities and see what all the buzz is about!
In the sensational new Arizona series, Arizona Sun is a compact and uniform, 10-inch plant, with bright sunny yellow, mint-scented tubular flowers. Blooms in abundance throughout summer and into the fall. Hummingbirds and other pollinators love this carefree and drought tolerant plant.
A kaleidoscope of brilliant colors garnish this lovely delight. Tubular raspberry, lilac and orange flowers in summer and fall sit a top lacy, fragrant leaves on bushy 2 foot tall plants. Like other Agastache, the highly aromatic foliage is irresistible to butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.
Vibrant raspberry red flowers, held atop blue-green wildly aromatic foliage on a compact, well-branched 10- to 12-inch tall plant make ‘Raspberry Daiquiri’ a great, bold choice for containers or the front of your perennial border. This drought-tolerant, care-free, enduring bloomer is an excellent choice for attracting birds, bees and beneficial insects to your garden from June until frost.
Butta’ lives up to its name with its soft yellow color and creamy texture. The blocky, tapered fruit are borne on vigorous bush plants with an open growth habit, allowing for an easy harvest. When picked around 6 inches, the taste of ‘Butta’ will put other yellow zucchini to shame. Expect high yields of this garden treat.
Developed by John Swenson of Seed Savers Exchange, this elongated roma tomato is a cross between ‘Antique Roman’ and ‘Banana Legs.’ Fruit average 6-8 ounces, with bright red skin and golden streaks, a meaty flesh and few seeds. It not only looks extraordinary, it’s a first-rate performer in the garden and in the kitchen. A profoundly flavorful paste and sauce tomato!
A mainstay of any self-respecting herb garden and a staple among chefs. This low-growing and dense, woody perennial has delicate, evergreen, gray-green ovoid leaves of a strong earthy flavor. If allowed to go to flower, the purply-white flowers are edible too, and the bees love it!
Looking for a wholesome alternative to processed sugar? Grow this calorie-free, carbohydrate-free, low-glycemic sweetener in your garden. Thirty times sweeter than sugar cane, a few stevia leaves go a long away. Can be used fresh to sweeten drinks and smoothies, as you would a bay leaf to sweeten dishes while they cook, or dried and ground to be sprinkled like a sugar. You can even extract the oil! Leaves are sweetest just before the plant flowers in late summer to fall. A single, bushy 18- to 30-inch plant yields up to a 1/2 pound of dried leaf. Plenty to satisfy your sweet tooth through the winter!
A beautiful and fragrant ornamental for your pots, beds or kitchen garden with widespread culinary uses. The darkest of the purple basils, Osmin has smaller sweetly scented leaves, a sturdier growth habit with beautiful pink flowers and excellent flavor. A versatile basil for colorful and flavorful pesto, vinaigrette, salad and pasta.
A summertime treat, this compact watermelon will not fight for space in your garden or refrigerator. The high-producing plants make small, bowling-ball-like fruit, with bright-red flesh bursting with sweet flavor. Picnic-perfect, space-conserving and big flavor – Sugar Baby has it all.
The vivid, rosy-blushed fruit of Pink Berkeley Tie Dye has an iridescent green skin with sunny yellow streaks and an interior that’s a fascinating array of green with trails of red and yellow. The compact plants produce beautiful 8 – 12 ounce fruit with a very sweet, rich, complex, dark tomato flavor akin to the finest heirlooms. If you are a fan of Cherokee Purple, this one is a must! In a farmers market taste off, ten out of ten people preferred this tomato to Cherokee Purple.
A treasured HEIRLOOM, this fluted, old Italian favorite has been around since the early 19th century. It sets a long, generous crop of rather flattened, heavily lobed, fluted and deeply ribbed fruit. Costoluto Genovese is the secret ingredient in countless Italian family recipes and has recently gained popularity with chefs in this country. The flesh is deep red, robust, very acidic, tangy and intensely tomatoey! Not only a beautiful slicer, but a fabulous tomato for sauces, canning and juicing.
A sweet French HEIRLOOM yielding 3- to 4-inch long, blocky, thin-skinned fruits that ripen to a sunset orange-yellow color. These compact 18- to 24-inch tall plants are an all-summer heavy producer, from mid-season until frost. Great for a mild sauce, roasting, salads, stuffing or pickles galore! Performs well in containers.
Habanada is the heatless habanero with irresistible tropical and floral sweetness. The flavor and sweetness evolves as they ripen from lime green to fluorescent orange. Yields are abundant in average garden soil with minimal fertilization. Habanada is as versatile as it is flavorful. Seared, roasted, braised or raw, it will transform your concept of peppers.
Native to the Caribbean, this strain of Aji Dulce packed with rich, tropical sweetness heralds from Puerto Rico. Also known as the “sweet habanero,” Aji Dulce offers the rich, complex flavor of a habanero with hardly any of the heat. It ripens from lime green to red and is an essential ingredient for sofrito and many other Caribbean dishes.
Thriving in gardens since its debut in 1902, Black Beauty is a very well-adapted, open-pollinated variety that boasts big yields of large, blocky, nearly-black glossy fruit. The plants are compact and easily adaptable to small spaces and containers. They will benefit from staking to support the heavy yields of fruit.
Also known as Armenian Cucumber or Snake Melon, this HEIRLOOM native to Armenia was taken to Italy in the 15th century. Botanically Painted Serpent is a muskmelon, Cucumis melo, more commonly known in the form of a cantaloupe, yet the species is closely related to the cucumber. You will be captivated by the slender, slightly fuzzy, flexuous fruits that delicately coil like a serpent with alternating light and dark green stripes. And the flavor will astound you. A farmer’s market favorite when folks have the opportunity for sampling!
This Diva is no temperamental star but a true garden performer. Considered a Beit Alpha type that is both gynoecious and parthenocarpic. As such it is one of the smooth, thin-skinned class of cukes that originated in the Middle East, and produces exclusively female flowers which do not require pollination to set fruit. Tender, crisp, sweet and bitter-free, they are nearly seedless and best harvested between 5 to 7 inches. An All American Selection Winner renowned for taste, exceptional yields and disease resistance. A premium cuke for fresh eating.
This nineteenth-century French HEIRLOOM is a great little round carrot, with shape akin to a globe radish. A great choice for containers or for gardening in heavy and rocky soils. A legendary flavor that is highly sought after by organic gourmet restaurants, and a size that kids love!
This landscaping series is designed for large plantings or containers. Unlike the cutting Zinnias, Profusion is a dense, bushy, many-flowered little plant that covers ground and literally fills the garden with color. An All-America Selection Award winner, these plants have bushy habit, 14-inches high and a full 24-inches wide and are covered all season with clean white, 2½- to 3-inch, daisy-like, double blooms. An easy-to-grow show stopper!
A Strawflower Mix of bold, colorful, profuse bloomers. The three foot tall, well-branched plants produce loads of vibrant, 2 to 3 inch papery, daisy-like flowers that are stiff and everlasting when dried. Easy to grow, they tolerate both heat and drought.
This Petunia garnering the Fleuroselect Novelty Award is entirely unique. Both the flowers and the greens are pointed, yielding perfectly star-shaped petunias amidst graceful, tapered foliage. This dynamic blend combines pinks, violets and purples, from pastel to deep jewel tones, and bicolors. These mounding 12-inch plants put on a magnificent display whether cascading out of hanging baskets or planted in borders and beds.
This glorious new variety and Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner is an early and long flowering cosmos in a unique, soft, stunning yellow color. Expect this dwarf 20-inch plant to yield a profusion of 2½-inch blooms with petals that shade from primrose at the tips to golden at the base, surrounding a dark yellow center. Ideal for cut flowers and irresistible in your garden and containers.
This Fleuroselect Quality winner presents a mass of pristine white 3-inch blooms to complement every color in your garden all summer long! Not only a beautiful border flower, its compact habit lets this 2-foot tall plant make a statement all on its own. This charming and graceful addition to your landscape will reward you in spades with beauty and beneficials.
This award winning variety in the Sonata series is prized for its floriferousness. Three-inch blooms float atop compact and bushy, 2-foot tall plants with fine, lacy foliage. In white, red and two shades of lavender pink, these plants will reward you with summer-long blooms! Strong stems and a long vase life make for an ideal cutting flower. Thrives in the sunny garden, attracts butterflies and compliments by the dozen.
Delicate onion-flavored foliage topped with attractive globe- shaped , lavender-pink blooms. Both the foliage and the blooms are edible. Chive plants will self seed. They are a great perennial for the garden.
Welcome Cape Breeze! After 8 years in trial gardens, in 2014 Paul Miskovsky patented this sport of Panicum Virgatum in collaboration with Pennsylvania-based native plant propagator, North Creek Nurseries. It is an outstanding native Switch Grass with a compact and upright habit. The early flowers and seed heads are held above 2-foot tall, graceful foliage. Remarkably adaptable with excellent salt and drought tolerance. Grow local and find a sunny spot for Cape Breeze in your garden.
These exotic and unusual bicolored Zinnias flaunt a stunning chromatic display of burgundy outer petals that gradually lighten to a creamy lime center, punctuated again by a central burgundy-pink eye. A mix of semi-double and fully double, 2- to 3-inch blooms are held atop sturdy stems on these 18-inch, well-branched plants. An eye-catching flower, ideal for long-lasting cut arrangements.
This well-loved beauty makes an architectural statement with rich lilac-purple flower clusters floating atop slender, willowy stems that stand un-staked up to 6 feet tall. Good see-through plant for a splash of color and in mass plantings.
Best Tithonia for cutting. Flowers are 3 1/2 inches wide on strong branching plants with velvety dark green leaves. Blooms midsummer to frost. Loves hot dry sites. Once you have Tithonia in your garden, it’s hard to live without!