This versatile Sea Holly adds elegance and a touch of class to your beds, borders and bouquets. The glistening ivory thistle-like flower heads sit atop 32-inch tall, heavily branched, silvery stems. A hardy and drought tolerant perennial that will thrive in a sunbaked area of your landscape.
This Sea Holly is adored by gardeners and florists alike for its unique and long-lasting, blue, spiny flowers which add dramatic color and texture to gardens and bouquets. The thistle-like flower heads sit atop 32-inch tall, heavily branching stems. A hardy and drought tolerant perennial that will thrive in a sunbaked area of your landscape.
Truly elegant, clean white, 3- to 4-inch blooms are held atop strong and artfully tipping stems. This perennial Pincusion flower grows 18- to 24-inches tall, blooms from mid-summer to fall and is irresistible to beneficials and pollinators. Both the flowers and the seed pods are an excellent and long-lasting cut flower. This brilliant addition to your cutting garden or mixed border becomes more floriferous each year.
Dramatic, ruffled, deep-blue, 3- to 4-inch blooms are held atop strong and artfully tipping stems. This perennial Pincusion flower grows 18- to 24-inches tall, blooms from mid-summer to fall and is irresistible to beneficials and pollinators. Both the flowers and the seed pods are an excellent and long-lasting cut flower. This brilliant addition to your cutting garden or mixed border becomes more floriferous each year.
With twisted and shaggy petals, this lush and prolific bloomer will yield a bumper crop 3- to 5-inch blooms in various warm salmon-salmon shades. With long, strong stems, 30- to 40 inches tall, this is an outstanding cut-and-come-again flower you can enjoy up until frost.
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 Deep Red’ will not disappoint!
This Fleuroselect Gold Medal Winner is a bold and beautiful eye-catching mix with 2-inch, double, bi-color blooms in shades of buttercream, gold, cranberry, rust and merlot. Floriferous, well-branched, compact plants spread up to 10 inches.
Richly-hued blooms of chocolate and maroon that are satisfyingly fragrant and sensationally moody will add an element of drama to your gardens and bouquets. A Spencer type with proportionally large blooms on long, strong stems.
The big, stormy, lightly fragrant blooms of this prolific Spencer type command the top of long, strong stems. Dramatic and smoldering ripples in inky- gray shades are streaked and flecked with captivating violets. Give them a place to climb and let the seduction begin!
An eye-catching and innovative variety with highly ornamental sepals adorning the flower face. The 3- to 4-inch, bright green, geometric flower heads produce very small and few petals, allowing for the calyx to cover the face of the bloom at harvest. A dramatic addition to your bouquets. Pollenless. Single stem.
This architectural gem boasts a gorgeous palette of golds and bronzes, with delightful contrasting centers, on well-branched plants. These 2- to 3-inch, endearing blooms can be enjoyed as a specialty cut or as a wonderful accent at the back of your sunny garden border.
These 3 foot-tall, well-branched plants produce loads of vibrant, 2 to 3 inch papery, daisy-like flowers in a warm mix of peaches and apricots. Stiff and everlasting when dried, the blooms will add a versatile and textural addition to your cutting garden. They are easy to grow, tolerant of both heat and drought, this everlasting will reward you indefinitely.
Hibiscus sabdariffa. Roselles are a tropical form of Hibiscus grown for their tangy edible young leaves and for their tart, deep red and succulent late season calyxes that can be made into wonderful juices, jams and teas. Requires a long growing season so we started them early! This 6-foot tall beauty will add some pizazz to your late season garden.
The long tall stems of this floriferous, Fleuroselect winner sport clusters of graceful, nodding, pale-chartreuse buds that open a clean, bright white. Loved by pollinators and hummingbirds. Will flower all summer long when deadheaded regularly.
Ooh La La! Eye-catching blooms in smokey, raspberry-peach hues, with richly veined and saturated petals dance amidst an 18-inch mound of bright green foliage. A lovely embellishment for your potager, containers or window boxes. Both leaves and flowers are edible with a peppery zing.
This neat, compact, cheerful, self-sowing perennial will add persistent clouds of blooms in soft, sunny lemon yellows and whites to your borders, containers or bouquets. Deadhead to sustain bloom production and, if desired, prevent excessive self-seeding.
Upright, well-branched, 3 foot plants with long, strong stems will delight you with an abundance of lime-green to pale yellow, ½- to 1-inch blooms. Lovely filler for flower bouquets, versatile everlasting for crafts and complimentary addition to a border planting. Self-seeding tender perennial. Deadhead to sustain bloom production and, if desired, prevent excessive self-seeding.
A beautiful and long-lasting coneflower, with a display that will not disappoint! New buds, unfurling blooms and aging petals in a pleasing palate of buttery ivory, banana, lemon yellow, melon, mango and even pumpkin! This sturdy, drought-tolerant, floriferous plant is an excellent cut flower and a great source of nectar and seed that will please pollinators week after week.
This 3-foot tall, cut-and-come-again bloomer yields a profusion of gorgeous 2- to 3-inch double and semi-double, bicolor blooms on long, strong stems for cutting. Purples and whites mingle around golden centers to create a visual feast with no two flowers alike!
Beautiful large flowers in a warm blend of creamy white and apricot pink embellish this 18- to 24-inch tall plant. Deadhead regularly to keep the blooms coming. This versatile addition to your garden is not only a stunning cut flower, but medicinal, edible and a host to beneficials and pollinators. Can be used to make salves, tinctures, oils and fresh or dried in “flower confetti,” soups, soufflés, rice dishes, baked goods, and to garnish desserts. Explore the possibilities!
This virtually hassle-free cultivar offers three months of showy clusters of golden yellow blooms adored by hummingbirds, Monarchs, bees, and other beneficial insects. Deadhead flowers to stimulate another bloom cycle. Green fruit develops after flowering which break open to reveal seeds with the same long silvery-white, silky hairs as its cousin, the common milkweed. Pick seedpods while still green for a wonderful addition to arrangements.
This is an 32-inch tall, upright, clump-forming, decidedly cold hardy variety featuring a summer-to-fall bloom of tubular, smoky bluish-purple flowers atop gracefully erect, 12-inch long terminal spikes. Like other Agastache, the highly aromatic, anise scented, blue-green foliage is irresistible to butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.
Lemony-scented, blue-green foliage gives way to a cocktail of color with apricot, pale pink, and cream tubular blooms on the same 36-inch tall, flowering stalk. This long summer bloomer that is heat and drought tolerant, low maintenance, and will entice butterflies and hummingbirds to sample the nectar rich blooms until ‘last call’.
Folks are always on the quest for an open-pollinated cherry that might rival the ubiquitous hybrid Sungold. With that in mind, this variety was bred here in Massachusetts — by Crabapple Farm in Chesterfield. There is a bit more variability of shape and color, with rich fruity sweetness in orange, gold and salmon-colored tones. Compared to Sungold, it is equally prolific, yet less acidic and less prone to cracking. Other growers also report that Honey Drop is more disease resistant and does not succumb to Early and Late Blight when other varieties do. We are excited to give this open-pollinated variety a try!
This old-time favorite, indeterminate HEIRLOOM churns out a seemingly endless supply of very sweet, cheerful, 1½” yellow, pear-shaped fruit borne in clusters. Give this dependable fruiter some tall support or place to ramble, and you will not be disappointed.
A compact, determinate, AAS winner developed specifically for small spaces, container gardens and hanging baskets. A canopy of ½-ounce, bright yellow, juicy, and mild cherry tomatoes sits atop this ultra-compact, cascading, disease resistant beauty. Grab your favorite 10- to 12-inch pot and just wait for the reward!
Juicy, two-bite tomatoes with notes of a papaya-esque, tropical, fruity flavor. The brilliant, tangerine skins are embellished by prominent green striping that fades and almost disappears as the plants ripen. High yielding with excellent disease resistance
A prized, very high yielding and large-fruited tomatillo! The 3- to 4- ounce tomato-like fruit are considered the source of the “piquant” flavor in authentic Mexican cuisine. Harvest the apple-green fruits when their papery husks split for a great salsa verde. Can be stored for 1 to 2 months in a cool, dry place.
Weighing in at just 2 pounds, ‘Little Dipper’ is a flavorful, personal sized squash with a small seed cavity and a bright orange, nutty tasting flesh that is easy to cut and prepare. Vines are vigorous, high yielding, very disease resistant! Stores equally as well as their full-sized kinfolk.
As flavorful as it is prolific! Disguised in appearance as a habanero, this sweet seasoning pepper with a citrus-like taste and smoky undertones is a perfect low-heat option for tropical salsas and sauces. The 1 and 1/2-inch, lantern-like fruits, ripening from green to golden-orange are very aromatic when cooked and provide the perfect undertone for your island-inspired culinary endeavors.
Originating in Peru and domesticated in Brazil, this Aji variety boasts unique star-shaped fruit with complex floral and fruity tones, perfectly offset by medium heat. With a weeping habit and a bounty of chilies hanging below arching stems, you will enjoy this edible ornamental from garden to plate or farm to table.
This Indian HEIRLOOM, thought to have originated from the Punjab region, is simply stunning! Brilliant green bands evolve into a coppery-red envelope a pale green, delightfully aromatic, sweet and slightly musky flesh. Produces up to 6 to 9 melons per vine. Unripe melons can be picked after frost and will continue to ripen in storage.
Marketed in France as “Amour en Cage,” often sold in the US as “Goldenberry,” this Brazilian native is a vigorous annual in the Northeast, bearing burnt-yellow fruits the size of cherry tomatoes on bushes 3- to 4-feet tall and wide. The tart and sweet, bright, tropical and tangy fruits are great for jams, salsas, and fresh eating! Unlike Ground Cherries, their fruit does not fall on the ground when ripe. Will store 1 to 2 months after harvest if left in husk.
A relative of the honey dew melon, this Middle Eastern HEIRLOOM yields heavily ribbed, long pale-green cucumbers with a sweet, white flesh. They are apt to twist and coil when grown on the ground, but develop gently tapered, straight fruit on a trellis. Fruit remains edible, tender, and tasty at a larger size than most cukes.
Add ‘Dakota Black’ to your garden for delicious popcorn or as a stunning ornamental. This open-pollinated variety produces 5- to 6-inch ears with striking, purple-black kernels, on 4-foot tall stalks. Let the ears dry on the stalks in late summer, then harvest for either decorating or for making popcorn. Kernels pop white but retain the dark color in the hulls, giving them a unique appearance.
Edible and ornamental, this lush and exotic climber boasts large, lavender flowers and unique pods with superb flavor. Nutrient-rich, all parts of the plant are edible. Traditionally blanched and stir fried, you can enjoy the beans steamed or tossed into the wok with just about anything. Sliced, they resemble little stars to adorn your plate. Leaves can be eaten like spinach, flowers can be used in salads, tubers can be eaten raw or cooked, and the seeds can be used in similar ways to soybeans.
Bring a bounty of beauty and flavor to your trellis with these slender and stringless, 8-inch, haricot vert pole beans. Lavender blossoms give way to deep purple pods that are nutty-sweet, snappy and crisp. May be enjoyed fresh off the vine or sautéd, braised or steamed to your liking. Beans turn green when cooked.
A sea of spicy, anise-clove flavored green leaves, punctuated by dark purple stems and flowers, and an intoxicating scent, make this basil a standout! Central to Southeast Asian cuisine, both the leaves and flowers are edible and may be incorporated into any recipe that calls for basil, or to garnish beverages, salads, soups, pasta, or desserts.
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 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! ‘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 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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
This huge, bicolor, beefsteak type is a real looker. The beautiful streaked red and yellow exterior yields an interior kaleidoscope swirl of red, pink, orange and yellow. A colorful addition to salads and sandwiches with a flavor that is robust, sweet and somewhat fruity with a hint of citrus. Fruits are up to 2 pounds each, very meaty and with few seeds. A high-yielding slicer to cherish!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 standout variety boasts dense, gorgeous, delightfully scented clusters of blush, pink and rosy cream blooms, with a distinctive picotee edging. The strong-stemmed, statuesque plants stand 4-feet tall and will quickly cover a trellis with a captivating grace and fragrance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.