A long-blooming, ultra-robust dwarf variety! The fully-double blooms of these petal-packed beauties are creamy white with buttery yellow eyes, reach up to 5 inches wide, and arise profusely all over neat, well-branched little plants that stand only a foot high! Add an elegant splash to the front of your border, container or window box.
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.
Another vibrant looker in the Queen zinnia series! Large 3-inch blooms display an incredible lime green to red Ombré with warm ruby centers. The 25 inch stems of this sturdy beauty make an extra-long lasting cut flower. The butterflies seemed to especially appreciate this variety!
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.
A dwarf Sweet Pea boasting wonderfully fragrant 1-inch blue flowers held above bushy, heavy-blooming 2-foot tall plants. Perfect for edging borders, planting in containers or hanging baskets.
Fun and fluffy! Warm, clear yellow-orange, six-inch, fully double flowers, resembling super-sized chrysanthemums, perch atop 4-6 foot plants. No big black seedy centers, these pack more visual punch than your average sunflower. They are all color!
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.
A superbly heat-tolerant, bedding extraordinaire with rich plummy-purple, rosy-magenta blooms atop dense dark-green foliage that attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and compliments by the dozen! This foot-high charmer, with a vertical habit, begins flowering late spring, will continue right until frost and can easily be tucked into available space in your beds or containers. If you deadheaded regularly, you will be repaid with vibrant, non-stop color from this dramatic beauty.
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.
Made famous by New Mexico artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s beautiful paintings from the 1930s. This poppy makes a striking display in the late spring garden with its huge, silky, bright scarlet-orange flowers. Show-stopping in combination with Siberian Iris, plant them this year, in the middle of your mixed perennial beds, and enjoy the spectacle of these undemanding plants each May and June for years to come!
The fanciest of the California poppies, 3-inch semi-double flowers with fluted petals of a silky, chiffon-like texture rest atop finely divided, gray-green foliage. These mounded, 10- to 14-inch plants are breathtaking in massed plantings or containers, offering a spectacular display of sunny yellows, tangerines and magenta blooms from early summer to fall.
A 2017 Fleuroselect Gold Medalist for striking color, habit, and top-notch flowering performance. This care-free, drought-tolerant winner erects 27- to 31-inch, elegant spikes of small, bell-shaped, vivid scarlet flowers that serve as sirens to every pollinator in the neighborhood. Aflutter with winged pollinators, this gorgeous foxglove cousin thrives in full sun, well-drained soil and will continue its display from early summer into the fall.
Also known as White Lace Flower, this elegant filler sets 2½- to 3½-inch pure white intricate, graceful, lacy flowers on strong upright stems within a full, well-branched 24- to 30-inch plant with fern-like foliage. The clusters of star-shaped, green seed pods also make a unique bouquet addition.
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.
An African marigold with extra large, super-double, flowers with tubular petals in a pleasing, clear orange. Seldom exceeding 20 inches, this compact and uniform plant is ideal for cutting will earn its keep in your border.
A petite French Marigold with lively variegated petals of dark and light orange that swirl around a center button, giving the effect of a tiny circus tent. Plentiful 2 1/2-inch, single-petal flowers set early on a crested, semi-mounded 8-inch bush. Blooms strong until frost, championing orange in the garden till the pumpkins take over.
This four o’clock has gorgeous saturated orange flowers with pleated star markings adding a hint of salmon pink as the flower matures. The sweetly fragrant blooms mingle amidst a healthy, dark green, foliage and open in the afternoon through the evening. This cottage garden specimen is completely covered from summer until frost with clusters of flowers. One of only five new plant varieties to receive the 2017 Green Thumb Award. Tubers and seeds are poisonous.
Gloria is a garden show-off. Rose-pink petals and piercing crimson eyes will easily charm all that visit. This heavy flowering, long-blooming 4-foot tall plant is well-suited for cutting, beds and borders, and your pollinator garden.
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.
Silky, brilliant flowers in shades of orange, yellow and flame-red amidst lacy foliage give an airy touch to the garden from midsummer to frost. The 36-inch tall plants are early to bloom and produce in profusion for an extended season. Attracts butterflies and wonderful for cutting.
Even if your trellises, railing and fences are teeming with flowering vines, make room for this marvelously fragrant, distinctive tropical beauty! In primrose and shell-pink tones, the delicate, curvy, 2-inch, nautilus-shaped blooms dangle in foot-long bunches amidst the 3-fingered soft, downy foliage. The delightfully exotic and exquisite blooms exude a powerful fragrance turning your patio, entryway, or even humble mailbox into a perfumed paradise! Also a show-stopper gracefully cascading from containers.
A Fleuroselect 2016 Gold Medal winner offering masses of enduring, striking, purple-blue flowers in profusion on upright spikes held above minty green foliage. This compact Catmint, beloved by bees and butterflies, is an outstanding garden performer — easy, reliable and does not spread like other mint. Bring color and fragrance to your sunny border, walkways, patios and containers.
Also known as Showy Milkweed, compared to Common Milkweed the pinkish-purple flowers have longer, more elegant, tapered petals. Like all Asclepias, this drought-tolerant native is an excellent choice for attracting Monarch and Queen butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficials. A worthy addition to your butterfly garden or prairie meadow and a striking cut flower. Rhizomatous spreading.
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.
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.
Electric yellows, pinks, crimsons, oranges, purples, whites and greens festoon the 20-inch stems of this All-America Selection and Royal Horticulture Society Garden Merit winner. The lightly savoyed leaves have a consistent growth rate, strong bolt resistance and retain their color even after cooking. Delightfully festive in the garden and on your plate.
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!
Known as Oseille in France, this culinary green is also known as Dock. Flavor is tangy, somewhat acidic, with a palate-cleansing citrus finish. The arrow-shaped leaves can be picked individually from spring through fall and used in sandwiches, salads or vinaigrettes, to flavor soups or pureed into savory sauces. Flavor is mildest in spring, becoming increasingly sharp as leaves mature. Readily self-seeds.
If you like Bok Choy, this delectable and eye-catching ornamental will not disappoint. Handsome, rich, dark purple top leaves, standing in stark contrast to lime-green stems and petioles, look as magnificent on the plate as they do in the garden! Harvest at any stage to suit your culinary desires — from baby leaves to succulent young plant to fully maturity. A treat fresh in salads, stir-fried, added to soups, grilled or steamed.
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!
Every part of this large, hardy, dramatic and highly aromatic herb is edible — roots, shoots, leaves, seeds and flowers! The hollow stems and young flavorful leaves of this Old World perennial are most commonly used for a taste similar to parsley and celery combined with notes of anise and curry. Enjoy fresh in salads, soups and stews or dried as a spice or brewed into an aromatic tea. The small yellow flowers arranged in umbels, will bring a bounty of beneficial insects to your garden. Prefers part to light shade.
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.
This gorgeous multicolored watermelon is a relatively small variety, averaging 10-pounds. It’s slightly ovoid fruits bear a flesh swirled in pastels of pinks and golds. Sorbet swirl is rather early, performs well in both cool and warm years, and has first-rate sweetness and texture.
A Polish twist on an old Mexican staple. The immature fruits of Amarylla are green, morphing to a sun-kissed yellow as they ripen and split their protective husks. The fruit is firm, juicy and very sweet. Perfect not only for salsa, but jams and jellies too!
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.
Sweet Pea is a charming, indeterminate plant with a low, spreading habit that lends itself to container living and especially to hanging baskets. Amongst the smallest and most uniform red currant tomatoes. Expect thousands of ruby jewels, 1/4-inch and deep red. Sweet and tart, flavorful and tangy, these little beauties will explode in your mouth. A treat in salads, as a garnish or just popped right in your mouth.
We are always on the hunt for a cherry that can rival the Sungold. At the recommendation of our customers, who told us “This is the one!” we skeptically grew Sweet Orange. Same character, habit, just as prolific and arguably more crack resistant! Of course we remained skeptical about texture and flavor, so we put it to blind taste tests in the garden all season. Now we are offering it you! What does that tell you? You be the judge… Can’t help but to leave you with a little bit of intrigue.
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.
This HEIRLOOM offers a profusion of tiny oval-shaped, yellow grape tomatoes on long trusses that are delightfully sweet and refreshing. Another keeper for those predisposed to snacking in the garden! Expect a steady production of very crack-resistant, tasty morsels on tall vigorous plants right up to frost.
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!
This versatile edible ornamental will bring a blaze of flavor and color to your garden, window boxes and containers with little blonde, orange, red and purple peppers. While ‘Sweet Savour’ resembles a hot pepper in architecture, the upright, narrow, tapered fruits of these compact 18-24” plants are decidedly sweet. Great for fresh eats, pickling and roasting.
In celebration of the work of food historian, author and gardener William Woys Weaver, this new release by the Hudson Valley Seed Library comes from Weaver’s own Roughwood Seed Collection — 4,000 varieties of heirloom food plants begun informally in 1932 by his grandfather H. Ralph Weaver. Pippin’s Golden Honey Pepper came to Roughwood by way of seed collector and artist Horace Pippin, a personal friend of Weaver’s grandfather. The 3-inch, pendant peppers on this 2-foot tall plant ripen from black to honey-mustard, and then to golden orange. The sweet flavor with very thin flesh make this HEIRLOOM ideal for stuffing or pickling.
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.
This 2016 All-American Selection Winner is a reliable pleaser with trouble-free growth, great holding power, and rich flavor! Below the dense, upright and slender silhouette of dark green foliage are fragrant, crisp and spicy half-inch diameter bulbs bursting with flavor. You will rely on this powerhouse at both ends of the seasons as Warrior is quick to mature, refuses to flop and holds its flavor and texture brilliantly!
This versatile Italian HEIRLOOM is the best of its kind. Red Marble can be either closely spaced to grow 1- to 2-inch baby red pearl onions or be spread apart to yield a full-sized 2- to 3-inch characteristic flattened Cipollini. Stunning when cut, as the rich ruby red color penetrates to the core of this handsome bulb. Red Marble is a very hard onion, makes an excellent keeper and braids beautifully.
Gold Coin matures to a small-medium, yellow cipollini, averaging 2 to 3 inches in diameter by 1 inch deep. The flattened bulbs can be used as fresh bunching onions or cured and woven into beautiful braids for long storage. As Cipollini have more residual sugar than your average onion, they are especially delicious when whole roasted or caramelized.
Among the sweetest of melons, the 6- to 8-pound fruits of this classic Crenshaw will not disappoint! When ripe, a pale yellow skin envelops a creamy, light orange, juicy, sweet and very aromatic flesh. Harvest at forced or 3/4 slip when the skin becomes more yellow and the stem develops a little drying.
A lovely, plump and variably ribbed Sicilian HEIRLOOM with pink, violet and white streaked fruit. The rounded 6-inch fruits of Rosa Bianca are adored by chefs and gardeners alike as they deliver a creamy consistency and delicate flavor without bitterness and few seeds. Ideal for slicing, baking, roasting or grilling.
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.
This Australian HEIRLOOM deserves to make a cameo in your garden this year. The beautiful lime green fruits are slightly larger than lemons, with a sweet mild flavor that is sure to satisfy. A perfect off-the-vine crunchy, juicy snack for a hot summer’s day.
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!
This classic HEIRLOOM bears a profusion of 3-inch, purple flowers with a central red star. A prolific bloomer from mid-summer to frost. Perfect for covering unsightly buildings, tumbling over fences, or decorating any vertical garden structure from the mailbox to the lamppost. Grows best in full sun.
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 beautiful pepper of the Italian “bull’s horn” type. Carmen has a lovely, sweet taste for salads and roasting, especially when partially or fully red-ripe. Tapered fruits avg. 6″ long x 2 1/2″ wide, and ripen from green to deep carmine red. Maturity is early on an upright, medium-size plant.
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!
This French HEIRLOOM, “Marvel of the Seasons,” is an extended season lettuce that even does great in the summer heat. With a signature butter-head shape, rich magenta and ruby-tipped outside leaves move toward a self-blanched, apple-green interior. A beautiful, crisp and tender addition to your plate.
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.
Alpine strawberries are just about the most perfect patio plant you could hope for. Green, lush, prolific and full of melt-in-your-mouth berries bursting with a flavor that’s hard to pin down. Unfound in supermarkets, because they’re simply too fragile to make the trip through modern processing and packaging. However, the trip from your garden to your mouth is a cinch! This creamy-yellow variety is even sweeter than its red kinfolk and the refined texture and almost tropical flavor will keep you ever-vigilant to your harvest.
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.
Emerging green and ripening to a rich canary yellow, these peppers reach about 1-inch wide and 3 1/2 inches long with a tapered base and a characteristic wrinkled appearance. Like their crimson cousins, this striking new addition to the Ghost Pepper clan is not for the timid palate. Packs slightly less heat than Bhut Jolokia, but still fiery and pungent!
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!
Takes magnificent to a whole new level! Impossibly tall stems hold up masses of huge, fully double 4- to 6-inch lilac blooms with unique needle-like petals. A superb and eye-catching cut flower.
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!
Looking for an excellent cut flower? This recommendation by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers yields masses of long, sturdy stems with 3- to 4-inch, fully double, dahlia-like chartreuse blooms. These are outstanding massed in the landscape, holding up well in summer heat and rain, and jaw-dropping in in mixed bouquets with an excellent vase life.
Beautiful, fully double, 2 ½-inch fiery red blossoms, with glowing orange and yellow centers that develop with time highlight this 30- to 40-inch tall branching annual. Ideal as a cut flower, either fresh or dried.
Graceful, semi-double, bi-color flowers in gold, white, red and orange dance above finely cut grey-green foliage in this self-sowing and drought-tolerant annual. This 12-inch tall beauty is best utilized as a border plant en masse for a breathtaking display!
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 Tinkerbell-type Nicotiana has a more compact, branching habit and larger flowers. Vigorous 2-foot plants, produce hundreds of 2½-inch deep plum-red flowers from July to October. The deliciously fragrant flowers of this landscape show-stopper are as attractive to the hummingbirds as they are to garden onlookers.
Taller and more upright than French Marigolds, African Marigolds are easy to grow and thrive under hot, dry conditions right up ’til frost. This aromatic plant yields fully double 3-inch creamy white blooms that stand in lovely contrast to the dark green foliage on robust, yet compact, well-branched plants. Excellent for beds, borders and large mixed containers.
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.
This new Agastache has unusual lilac-pink flower spikes with carmine-red bracts, on upright stems flush with aromatic soft green leaves. Like other Agastache, it will reward you all summer and into the fall. Hummingbirds and other pollinators love this carefree and drought tolerant plant.
Bring the easy care and pest resistance of traditional Agastache into your garden with this new longer-blooming, boldly colored form. ‘Bolero’ provides an endless show of color and scent. Licorice scented, deep bronze, lush foliage by mid-summer is topped with rosy-purple tubular flowers enclosed in a purple calyx that persists through the fall. This aromatic is truly magnificent. Craving only sunshine and well-drained soil this plant will attract every honeybee, butterfly and hummingbird in the neighborhood.
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.
Crimson Red boasts stunning flavor and the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Expect heavy yields of plump, tender, 24-inch stalks. These Crimson Red are extra-large root divisions, will establish quickly, overwinter easily and provide bounty for your culinary endeavors for years to come.
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 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 cheerful, 2½- to 3-inch, rich, golden-orange, daisy-like, double blooms. An easy-to-grow show stopper!
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!
RARE – The rediscovered light orange form of tassel flower, almost lost in the last 20 years. Little tufted paintbrush blossoms dance on the tops of curvy stems.Great in masses, or weaving among other annuals. Self sows.
This eye-catching cultivar reaches 4-feet tall, has branching habit, with 4-inch distinctively double, lemon-colored blooms, with chocolate brown centers. Lemon Eclair are pollen free, making for a mess-free cut flower.
An ornamental and edible, runner bean with glowing chartreuse leaves accentuated by scarlet-red flowers. The 6 to 8 foot vines produce loads of flat, green, tasty pods. Harvest as “snaps” when 4 to 6 inches long with beans just beginning to form in the pods; or, allow the seed to mature further for shell or dried use. A truly vibrant climbing specimen that will tolerate some cool, partially shaded areas better than other types of beans. Choose your perfect spot and let the magic unfold.
After growing Cherry Brandy, you’ll never look at Rudbeckia the same way again! This powerhouse of a plant stands two feet tall and sends up dozens of velvety, long-lasting blooms in rich shades of red and mahogany with the trademark big black eye. The butterflies, bees, songbirds and neighbors alike will pay their respects and savor this old-fashioned favorite. Superb for cut flowers and dramatic in arrangements and bouquets.
Also known as Prairie Fire, this distinctive wildflower bears small clusters of brilliant, scarlet red, 2-inch flowers in mid-summer. Each bloom consists of five narrow, widely spaced, notched petals. As numerous flowers open at the same time, the result is a showy crimson display adorned by hummingbirds and butterflies.
This long-blooming, native, perennial, wildflower can add a unique structural element to a mixed border or variety to an existing naturalization or meadow. Intensely red-violet flowers, with orange-tipped stamens around a central cone, punctuate the stiff, upright stems. Like other legumes, this perennial which reaches 3-feet tall at maturity, is invaluable in the fixation of Nitrogen, maintaining the fertility of your garden soils for years to come.
A perennial, warm season, native bunchgrass ideal for providing year-round interest to the landscape. Flat, coarse, green blades form a disorganized clump of foliage that typically rises to 10-inches tall. During the August bloom, florets form a fluffy and airy, reddish-purple cloud, lending a soothing purple haze and irresistible texture to the landscape. The light green summer foliage then transitions to a bronzy-red in the fall. Like other ornamental grasses, if allowed to persist, this Love Grass will continue to provide visual interest through the winter.
This Fleuroselect Quality Mark Winner is an Italian grandiflora cultivar. Brilliant, 3-inch, ruffled blooms suffused with shades of rose, lemon, and cream are held profusely over compact 10-inch plants. Expect masses of blooms in which no two petals are identical. The ideal choice for window boxes, hanging baskets, containers, or the front of a mixed border.
Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, this beloved cultivar, also known as Woodland Tobacco, is a stunning accent plant. The largest of all the Nicotianas, the stately plant grows up to 5-feet tall. Bold, basal foliage is topped with clusters of pendulous pristine white intensely fragrant blooms. Only the Lonely deserves a place near a door, a kitchen window, or under your bedroom window where you can best enjoy the rich Jasmine-like perfume during the night.
This visually stunning cultivar of flowering tobacco will add stature, grace and fragrance to your summer borders. Large basal leaves give rise to masses of 24-inch stems topped with sweetly scented tubular flowers. The flowers fade through red, pink, and white to give the effect of a beautiful pastel tri-color plant. Pollinators, including hummingbirds, love it.
A nice compact 15 to 18-inch plant with bright, colorful double blooms in yellow, orange and deep red held above light green foliage. Will reward you with blooms until frost. Both leaves and flowers are edible with a peppery zing.
This All-American winner is a trailer, ideal for hanging baskets and moderate spreading, with vines that are substantially longer than Jewel Mix. Large double and semi-double blooms in creams, yellows, orange and reds will brighten up your pots and borders from midsummer until frost. The flowers and young leaves are edible with a spicy, peppery flavor akin to watercress. Great as a garnish or for adding zip to your salads!
The blending of pastels and bicolors in delicious shades of strawberry, raspberry, apricot, and cream. Result is an astonishingly soothing carpet of color. Both leaves and flowers are edible with a peppery zing.
HEIRLOOM. ‘Heavenly Blue’ is the classic Morning Glory. Abundant and magnificent five inch cheerful bright blue blooms with creamy white throats arise from the attractive foliage of this fast-growing, dense, care-free climber. Perfect for covering unsightly buildings, tumbling over fences, or decorating any vertical garden structure from the mailbox to the lamppost. Grows best in full sun.
If you are a morning glory lover, the huge 6-inch blooms of this spectacular HEIRLOOM will delight you. Each flower is different, but generally pure white offset by irregular blue pinwheel stripes, and sometimes blue flecks. Truly spectacular, these blooms flanked by heart-shaped leaves create a tropical effect. On cloudy days, the flowers stay open all day. A fast-growing, showy, care-free climber that performs best in full sun.
This morning glory produces a wealth of trumpet-shaped, 2-inch, sky blue blooms embossed with a beautiful violet star. The blooms of this exceptionally long vine remain open well into the afternoon. Perfect for covering unsightly buildings, tumbling over fences, or decorating any vertical garden structure from the mailbox to the lamppost. Grows best in full sun.
These locally sourced seeds will provide native breeding habitat for monarchs and a valuable nectar source for butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. Plant these no-maintenance treasures in your garden, sit back, enjoy the pink blossoms, the frenzy of activity and know you’ve payed a role in habitat restoration!
Hundreds of bite-size, petite flowers cover neat, low mounds of lacy foliage with a citrusy scent. The long-blooming edible flowers are well-suited for beds, borders, containers and salads. Also an excellent companion plant for your veggie garden.
Hundreds of petite, edible, golden flowers cover neat, low mounds of lacy foliage with a citrusy scent. When planted in trios, these long bloomers give the thick, rounded appearance of a small flowering shrub. Not only great for beds, borders and containers, the fragrant edible excels as a companion in the vegetable garden to repel unwanted guests.
Award-winner with color all season. Green and wine-colored foliage, purple stems, lilac-rose blossoms and shiny, magenta pods (2-3″). While all parts of the plant are edible, it is recommended that the mature seeds be boiled before eating; used in Asian, Thai and Indian cooking. Useful as cut flowers; pods may also be dried.
This lovely four o’clock has lemon-yellow, white, and bicolor, funnel-shaped blooms with a sweet, citrus fragrance. While the flowers close up in the heat of day, they open in the early evening, stay open all night and will be there to great you each and every summer morning.
A stunning first-year flowering echinacea with hues ranging from rich purple to pink, red, salmon, yellows, creams and white. The abundant flowers grace the top of well branched, durable plants. Well suited to your perennial border, a mass landscape planting, a butterfly garden or as a cut flower.
An old fashioned favorite, also known as Spider Flower, cleome’s large airy flowers bloom atop sturdy 4 foot stalks. A very stately centerpiece in the garden or as a cut flower for large arrangements. If pinched when about 6 inches tall, each plant will branch out to produce a half dozen or more blooms. A very pretty lavender.
An old fashioned favorite, also known as Spider Flower, cleome’s large airy flowers bloom atop sturdy 4 foot stalks. A very stately centerpiece in the garden or as a cut flower for large arrangements. If pinched when about 6 inches tall, each plant will branch out to produce a half dozen or more blooms. A bright clean white.
A unique and uncommon variety, the New Zealand castor bean plant has enormous, deeply lobed, rich metallic bronze-purple leaves that seems to shimmer in the sun. One of the more showy specimens, its foliage, stems, and even seed pods are a deep purple. This variety will grow to 6- to 8-feet tall and produce red blooms in late summer and early fall. Grown as a big leafy specimen or as background plants, this lovely castor bean variety will add a fabulous tropical dimension to your garden. Seeds are highly poisonous.
Named by the Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, Bottle Gentian is an unusual wildflower that prefers a moist, rich soil. Atop the stems are clusters of striking, deep blue flowers that never actually open, giving them their bottle-like appearance. The mature blooms are pollinated exclusively by bumblebees, which pry open the flowers to gain entry into the inner sanctum. This unusual perennial is slow-growing, but long-lived and requires little care once established.
This uncommon, easy-care perennial, too seldom seen in American gardens, features the foliage of an Iris, the blooms of a Lily, and unusual glossy black berries that form in clusters when its seedpods split open in fall. Long-blooming and very easy to grow, it is a fine addition to any planting. The jazzy, unusual blooms arriving mid-summer are borne at the end of long, wiry stems, reach 2 inches wide and have a rich orange base and liberal scarlet speckles. Fascinating to behold in the garden and often brought indoors for arrangements.
This showy 2- to 3-foot tall plant produces blossom spikes of papery, apple green, bell-shaped calyxes enveloping small white flowers. An extremely long-lasting and striking addition to both cut and dried arrangements. In the vase, it’s a perfect foil for more brightly colored annuals whilst adding form, structure, and interest in its own right. A self-sower that can usually be relied upon for years of successive blooms.
Commonly known as Butterfly Weed, Asclepias is a drought tolerant, native perennial with magnificent bright orange flowers concentrated in compact clusters atop branching stems. A non-stop bloomer from midsummer to autumn, the brightly colored flower clusters are followed by fruit and showy seed. The perfect choice for attracting butterflies and beneficial insects to your garden.
Oodles of sizzling hot and brilliant orange-red trumpets embellish the 12 to 16 inch tall dark stalks of Tango from late spring into fall. Like all Agastaches, Tango is a good nectar producer that attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. A compact habit with good branching when compared to other cultivars. A great choice for containers, and one may not be enough. It takes two to tango!
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.
This salad mix from Hudson Valley Seed Library is bursting with shape, color and flavor! Includes a variety of their lettuces, mustards, herbs, arugulas, brassicas (such as tatsoi and mizuna), and radicchios. The perfect combination for your summer salad bowl.
A visual feast! A delicious ornamental that is garnet colored in the early stage and turns a deep crimson as it matures. Harvest at the baby leaf stage in just 25 days for colorful salads or let it continue to mature and enjoy a tender more traditional chard. Delicious in salads, stir fried, as steamed greens, or a spinach substitute. Stalks can be even be eaten like celery.
This variety actually produces a full butterhead in a relatively short period of time. Six to seven inch heads have firm structure and compact habit. Leaves are dark green and the entire head will make a large salad for one. Can be grown 2 to 4 heads per sq. foot.
Very large and meaty, dark green leaves with a remarkable flavor that is indispensable in the kitchen. This cultivar is quite a bit sweeter than a standard Italian parsley and excels all season long as the leaves grow back strong after cutting.
Wildly aromatic perennial with low-growing spreading habit just 6 to 8 inches tall. The pungent dull green leaves exhibit some purpling at the tips with white flowers. Lends the classic flavor to your Italian, Mexican & Greek culinary endeavors.
Fast maturing HEIRLOOM. Beautiful, savoyed, dark red leaves are highlighted by the light green undersides. The piquancy of young leaves invigorates salads and sandwiches, while the mature leaves lend themselves well to steaming or stir-fry.
Harvested at the baby leaf stage, Bloody Mary Mustard has dark reddish-purple oval leaves with stand out light green stems. The “greens” will add a mellow pungent flavor along with a striking visual contrast to a garden salad or mixed into a grain or pasta dish.
Easy to grow, and dependable perennial. Given its inherent desire to thrive, many prefer containers for their mint. No matter the location, this zesty, aromatic and versatile herb is an essential ingredient of any herb garden.
With sweet, anise-like flavor and aromatic leaves, this herbaceous, half-hardy, perennial of the Marigold family is commonly used as a substitute for the more difficult-to-grow French tarragon. Substitute in equal portions in your favorite recipes. The golden yellow flowers that provide show-stopping color in late summer/early autumn are also edible and ideal for brightening up salads and desserts.
Tremendously bolt-resistant Asian brassica. Anticipate harvesting leaves from these three foot plants from June to October. Flavor is mild and sweet with just a touch of zesty pungency. Can be used like heading Chinese Cabbages, and the in lieu of milder mustards in soups & stir-fries or as a piquant addition to a salad.
This robust, easy to grow, Russian HEIRLOOM boasts slightly frilled, rich, blue-green leaves. The plants grow to a maximum height of 16 inches, making them perfect for small spaces and containers. A versatile performer. Excellent choice for raw salads, sandwiches, steamed or in a stir fry.
All America Winner for 1992 bred by the Burpee Co. The objective was to diminish the plant size so that it could be grown in containers and the smallest of gardens. A welcome addition to salads and it is a lovely ornamental plant with its yellow flowers, deep green foliage, and compact growth habit.
A special variety that is bred to maximize foliage production and not bolt. In trials, this variety produced three times the yield of regular cilantro over a much longer period. It is often used in combination with tomatillo, tomatoes, and chiles, creating unforgettable sauces. It is also known as Mexican parsley or Chinese parsley.
A hardy perennial with a delicate flavor blend between onion and garlic. The flat, tender, dark green leaves are delicious in salads, spreads, stir fries and flavored vinegars. Attractive edible white flowers midsummer. The budded flower stalks are sold as “Gow Choy” in Chinese grocery stores. Seedlings will slowly establish themselves the first season. However, once established, plants will reward you years to come with perpetual harvests.
Also called Winter Cress, or Creasy Greens in the South, Upland Cress is an easy-to-grow, cut-and-grow again crop. The plant grows to about 4- to 6-inches tall with peppery and pungent leaves akin to watercress. Harvest at any stage from microgreens to full maturity. Leaves, shoots, and flower buds are all delicious. Very slow to bolt, cold tolerant and long standing.
Edible and ornamental, this sweet basil has gorgeous petite green leaves and vivid dark purple stems and blossoms. This aromatic cultivar, with notes of cloves and anise, offset by hints of mint and citrus, adds tremendous flavor to any Asian-inspired dish.