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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.
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.
Somewhere between a heading broccoli and a broccoli rabe, Piracicaba has succulent, tender, small green heads with very large beads. The heads are loose, with loads of side shoots and sweet stalks. Even the large leaves make excellent greens. The plants are phenomenally productive. As long as you keep harvesting its flower buds, it will keep making more, even through hot summer weather.
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.
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.
A noteworthy gourmet variety from India. Smooth-skinned fruits turn from white to golden-yellow to russet brown and may be eaten at any stage, skin and all. At each stage they remain extremely crisp, sweet, juicy, refreshing, and bitter-free. Many consider the flavor best when harvested as rosy blush begins. Used in stir-fries, long-marinating dishes, pickles, and chutneys. They keep their crisp texture and absorb sauce flavors in Thai and Indian food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This AAS winner is one highest yielding, most versatile, crack and disease resistant tomatoes that will reward you with nonstop production all season long! Somewhere between a grape and a Roma, Juliet fruits plump, deep-red, ultra-sweet yet meaty little fruits just 2-inches long and born on long trusses. With an engaging sweetness and complex richness, they lend themselves equally well to stewing, sauces or a beloved tomato sandwich!
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!
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 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.
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’.
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.
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.
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 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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.