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IM107 Annual Lupine ( Lupine hartwegii )
Annual lupine for border and cutting, long fragrant spikes, in white, lilac or blue shades.
Wonderful cottage garden additions, eye-catching when planted in large masses. Other than requiring good drainage, not fussy about soil. Can start from seed in winter or early spring.
Grows 36 inches tall, blooms in 10 weeks from seed.
  2.5g pack ( about 20 seeds ) $2.15
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TRM647 Iceberg Superior ( Iberis amara )
Pure white, fragrant hyacinth flower spikes, ideal for cutting. Densely sow, fertilize for long stems.
Grows 24 inches tall, blooms in 10 weeks from seed.
  7mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
SF098 White Annual Soapwort ( Saponaria Vaccaria Alba )
This is a charming annual growing about 24" tall that gardeners will want in their cutting gardens.
It is readily grown from flower seeds, and its branching stems produce a cloud of five-petaled, white, single flowers. Flowers are well suited to cutting and are an excellent as a filler in arrangements similar to the way baby's breath is used.
White Soapwort liberally re-seeds itself, so the plant will easily come back each season from its own seeds
  115mg pack ( about 25-30 seeds ) $2.25
TRM611 Linaria Lace Mix ( Linaria maroccana )
A wonderful cutting variety of Linaria, a mix of many cheerful spring colors, strong stems. This makes a great flower bed plant in addition to providing lots of cutting material for years. A perennial cutting plant growing about 30" tall. Good for zones 6-9.
 4mg pack ( about 50 seeds )$2.25
IP028 Carpathian Blue Campanula carpatica
A tidy bun of blue flowers summer to fall. Large, double flowers bloom in a profusion blue colors on compact plants. Suitable for the front of the border, for edging and rock gardens. Prefers cool, moist, fertile soil with good organic content. Good for Cut Flowers. Good for zones 4-8.
 1mg pack ( about 25 seeds )$2.25
IP072 Blackberry Lily Belamcanda chinensis
A wonderful perennial plant for zones 4-10 for cutting gardens, flower beds and mass plantings. Grows 24-36 inches tall and blooms all summer through fall.
Native to China and Japan. Also called Leopard Lily the plant has iris-like medium-green foliage with tall upright lives. This lily is long blooming and blooms with very showy deep-orange flowers 2 inches in diameter. The 6 petal flowers are spotted profoundly with red dots. Blackberry Lily features distinctive seed pods that look like blackberry seed clusters.
Normally planted in cutting gardens and shrub borders. When mass planted, Blackberry Lilies makes a remarkable display in any landscape. Leopard Lily is drought tolerant and likes to grow in full sun or light shade. The well-drained soil is preferable for the best performance. This variety of Blackberry Lily calls Freckle Face, and it is pest and disease resistant. The plant is an exceptional cut flower and can be dried too.
 10 seeds $2.95
IP029 Carpathian White Campanula carpatica
Deer Resistant Good for Containers A tidy bun of white flowers summer to fall. Low, mounding perennial covered in pure white, bell shaped flowers through the summer. Perfect for low borders, rock gardens or container. Does well in any well drained garden soil. Does well in containers. Good for Cut Flowers. Good for zones 4-8.
 1mg pack ( about 25 seeds )$2.25
IP021 Teasel Dipsacus sativus
A very dramatic plant to have in the back border as it can reach a height of 72 inches. Sometimes called Indian Teasel or Fuller's Teasel, it has comb-like flower heads that were used in the wool industry to bring up the nap in woolen cloth. It is also an excellent cut flower for drying. It is widely used in floral arrangements and crafts.
Teasel plants will perform well in sunny areas with well-drained soil. Once established they need very little care and are fairly drought tolerant. Deer do not bother the Fuller's Teasel plant. The Teasel flowers are very popular with bees, birds and hummingbirds who love the flowers and seeds.
Teasels are considered a biennial. The first year they will not produce a bloom, but the second year, tall spikes will form with flower heads that are 4 inches, cylindrical-shaped and made up of a mass of tiny flowers. The flowers are usually a lavender color and bloom in a band from the bottom of the flower head to the top, lasting about a month.
To keep a patch of Teasel plants in the garden, let a few of the flower heads go to seed. The Teasel flower seeds will drop and self-sow.
 50mg pack ( about 20 seeds )$2.25
IP022 Black Knight Daucus carota var. sativus
Lots of little, mauve-colored flowers form the 1 1/2-3" umbrella-shaped blooms. This is actually an edible carrot, but it bolts very early making it a nice cut flower addition. Long, sturdy stems help to make it a great filler in arrangements. Height: 42-48". Annual.
 75mg pack ( about 30 seeds )$2.25
3295 Kilimanjaro ( Euphorbia marginata )
Pure white bracts, variegated foliage, strong stems, flowers under long days, early, for garden or cut. An excellent annual variegated foliage plant for borders, meadows and cutting gardens.
Grow as an annual plant, reaches 48" tall.

Seedman Cutflower Info:
Handling: Dip stem ends into hot to boiling water, then cut 1/2" from stem. The dipping prevents the flow of milk that will block the water vessels.
Vaselife: 8-12 days
Remarks: Sensitive to temperatures below 60 F. Do not keep around ripe fruit. Avoid contact of the milk with eyes.

 10 seeds per pack. $2.25
JF69 Silver Drop ( Eucalyptus gunnii )
Best variety for bouquets.
Small, silver-green leaves work well in fresh or dried bouquets. Easily preserved with glycerin. Perennial in zones 9-11. Ht. 24-36".

Seedman Cutflower Info:
Handling: No special handling, cut stems at an angle under running water.
Vaselife: 8-12 days

10 Seeds $3.95
D2266CD Kobold Dwarf Goblin Blazing Star ( Liatris spicata }
Dwarf, dense violet spikes in early summer, grassy foliage, striking appearence. A hardy perennial plant reaching only 16" tall ft.with rosy purple spikes of flowers reaching 15" in length. Excellent for dried or cutflower arrangements.
Seedman Cutflower Info:
Liatris spikes should be harvested with no more than one quarter to one third of the flowers in the spike open. They may be harvested with only the top buds showing color and will open fully if provided with an effective preservative. Liatris responds best when about one-quarter to one-third of the flowers are open. However, if preservative solution is properly used, flowers can be harvested with no color showing and subsequently opened. Vaselife: 7-10 days
  250mg Package ( about 50 seeds ) $1.95
RHC200 Achillea Colorado
Excellent cutflower and container plant. A diverse mixture of darker hues from red to pink to apricot colored flowers, including yellow, light yellow, beige tones and a few whites. Ferny foliage. Always easy, drought tolerant. Grows 24 inches tall, hardy for zones and up.
  1000 Seed Package $12.95
RHC201 Achillea Moonwalker
Bright yellow flower heads are 5-6 inches wide and are atop 24 to 30 inch tall stems. Great cut flowers and a nice display in the garden too. Fragrant foliage and flowers. Will flower the same year sown if done early. Surface sow, light needed for best germination. Seven days at 70F.
  100+ Seed Package $3.95
2571 Githago Rose Corncockle Agrostemma
Long blooming tall border plant, large rose colored flowers, for garden or cutflower use. Grows 40 inches tall. Annual. Cannot ship to AR, SC, RI
  450mg Package ( about 40-50 ) seeds $1.95
RHC289 Alstromeria Dr. Salters Hybrids
Bushy clumps of lily-like flowers at home in the ground, in containers, and for cutting. Grows 36" tall, hardy to zone 7.
  100 Seed Package $14.95
TPF010 Bishop's Flower ( Ammi majus )
An erect annual, growing to 3 ft. tall with an abundance of large, 5-6 inch round flower heads made up of small snow white florets. Very similar to Queen Ann's Lace. Wonderful cutflower.
  350mg pack ( over 200 seeeds ) $2.00
2578 African Daisy Arctotis grandis
Long stemmed large flowers, white with blue disk. Annual growing 25" tall. Very nice cut flower.
  Package of 10 seeds $1.95
FT05 Ice Ballet Butterfly Plant ( Asclepias incarnata )
Icy white flowers, for garden or cutting, on plants growing 42 inches tall, hardy to zone 3.
  10 Seed Package $2.50
BM62 Cutting Gold Coreopsis
Large golden yellow flowers, strong stems, for cutting all summer long. Grows 36" tall, hardy to zone 4.
  12mg package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
D2242CD Sweet William Dianthus barbatus
Very sweet fragrant flowers have fringed petals of red, pink, purple or violet. Vase life of 7-10 days for cut flower arrangements. Will bloom in as little as 70 days from seeds.
  Package of 25 seeds $1.75
2635 Red Hot Poker ( Knipofia Pfizer Hybrids )
Hot poker like flowers in red, orange, yellow, for garden or cut, blooms all summer. Grows 30 inches tall, hardy to zone 4.
  20 Seed Package $1.95
NB59 Mont Blanc Lavatera trimestris
Semi dwarf, white flowers cover it, sun, for garden, pot, or cut flowers, grow 24 inches tall, hardy to zone 7.
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FS500 Rose Colored Obedient Plant ( Physotegia )
A stunning lavender pink version of False Dragonhead that grows to 24". Excellent for cut flowers and borders. Perennial Plant.
A perennial plant for zone 7. Spacing: 24"   Height:24"   Start Seeds: Anytime of year inside, for transplanting outside in Spring.
  Package of 20 seeds $1.95
FS505 Giant Painted Daisies ( Pyrethrum )
Big 4" daisy flowers on long stems reaching 24" tall. Easy to raise and makes excellent cut flowers.
Color: Shades of pink to red with a bright yellow center   Zone: 4-10   Spacing:close   Height:24"   Start Seeds: Anytime of year inside, for transplanting outside in Spring.
  Package of 20 seeds $1.95
D2208CD Long Stemmed Black Eyed Susans Rudbeckia asteraceae
This variety of Black Eyed Susans is particularly well suited for cut flowers. Vase life is 6-10 days.
  30mg pack ( over 50 seeds ) $1.95
RHC249 Ultra White Matricaria ( Tanacetum )
First year bloomer, double flowered, for border or cutting, late summer growing 24-30" tall, hardy to zone 3.
  1,000 Seed Package $9.95
RHC251 Meadow Rue Umbrella Mix ( Trachelium )
Veil of flowers, excellent cutflower, white and violet shades growing 30-36 inches tall, hardy to zone 6.
  2,500 Nursery Seed Package $12.95
FB163 Sweet Annie Artemisa annua
An excellent multi use herb for all gardens. A graceful and sweetly fragrant annual with tall stems 4'-7' tall, with fine bright green ferny foliage. Though most often grown for fresh and dried arrangements and wreath making (it holds color and fragrance very well) it also makes a graceful accent in the back of a flowerbed or a pretty quick screen, especially behind other container plantings. "Sweet Annie" has a wide variety of uses both medicinal and for handcrafting and makes a nice addition to potpourri and sachets.
This is a tall ferny green plant that grows to over seven feet high and four feet wide in one year! Excellent for back borders or any area that you want to give a tropical look and feel. Sweet Annie has thick strong woody stems and branches out like a shrub. The flowers are tiny and olive green and can't really be seen unless you look hard. However sweet Annie is grown for it's foliage and mostly for it's lovely aromatic scent which can fill the whole garden when the breeze rustles it branches. It has been used for centuries in it's dried form in wreaths and other aroma projects.
Sweet Annie is one of the best natural air fresheners around. Have a aroma you want to get rid of? Just wave a spring of Sweet Annie in the air and it freshens the whole area with a sweet appealing smell illuminating anything else. Don't use air fresheners with unknown chemical ingredients use a natural herb to do the work for you. The plant dries very well and the will last for years all you have to do is gently move a piece and the aroma bursts forth. It is excellent for use in wreaths and other aroma projects.
  15mg pack ( over 200 seeds ) $2.50
TRM118 South African Berzelia Berzelia galpinii
3 to 6 feet tall branched shrub, cream flowers, large round seed heads. Good cut flower. Does well in damp areas. Sow autumn or cold stratify. Hardy to zone 8. Evergreen.
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