FB148 Dead Man's Fingers ( Decaisnea fargesii )
A small multi-trunked tree, Decaisnea rarely exceeds 5-6 meters in height, with a similar spread. The bright green pinnate leaves, which can be as long as 90cm (3ft), emerge in mid-spring. The pendent panicles of blooms, up to 45cm (18in) long, have sparse bright green-yellow petalless flowers, up to 3cm (2in) in diameter. The fruit, up to 15cm (6in) in length and resembling fat been-pods, turn dull metallic blue in the autumn.
Decaisnea can make for a remarkable conversation piece in any garden. The common name 'Dead Man's Fingers' is a surprisingly apt description of what the over-ripe fruit looks, and dare we say, feels like. This is a beautiful plant in its own right, but it really shines as an annual source of excellent Hallowe'en decorations. Even better effects for halloween decorations is the fact that inside the ripe blue pods are several dozen black beans are suspended in a liquid that looks like clear phlegm, they are truely gross looking, but the "phlegm" is actually sweet and delicious.
Sow seed in containers in autumn or spring. Maintain even, but not excessive, moisture. Grow on in any good garden soil. Hardy to 5°F.
TRN263 Hardy Primrose ( Primula vulgaris )
Very hardy primrose, wide color range, spring bloomer, tolerates moist soil Grows 8 inches tall, hardy for zones 2 and up.
Note: These seeds need to be cold statified before sowing. We recommend using the Seedman's Cold Stratification Kits for cold stratification.
3355 Blue Angel ( Anchus capensis )
Indigo blue flowers, great perennial bedding plant for early summer. Grows 10 inches tall, hardy for zones 5 and up.
TRN035 Cuckoo Flower ( Cardamine pratensis )
The name comes from the timing of the flowers, which coincides with the first calls of the Cuckoo bird in spring.
This unique wildflower can be found in moist or wet habitats, including meadows, damp grasslands, roadsides, ditches and river banks, so many are suprised that it also makes a very good rock garden plant.
The plant produces showy clusters of lilac-pink, purple or white flowers top the upright stems.
The flower is an important larval host plant and nectar source for the Orange-Tip and Green-Veined White butterflies, It makes a valuable addition to any garden which aims at attracting wildlife. Hardy to zone 4.
W219 Amor Blue Cupid's Dart ( Catananche )
Elegant border plant with fine blue flowers on slender stems,
gray foliage, flowers first season. Grows 24 inches tall, hardy
to zone 5.
FA119 Cerinthe Kiwi Blue
18-24 in. Novel blue flowers. Unusual plant, also known as
Honeywort , Blue Shrimp Plant or Wax Plant. Fleshy, waxy,
blue-green leaves spiral up the stems turning into tightly
packed purplish-blue bracts and ending in small clusters of
rich, purple-blue, nodding flowers. . Zones 8-10, or grow as an
TRN261 Celadine Poppy ( Cheildonium majus )
1" yellow flowers adorn this woodland edge plant, grows about
20" tall, hardy to zone 3. Perennial.
Greater Celandine will grow in almost any soil except waterlogged but it does like a reasonable amount of water. Ideal plant for part or full shade but it will grow in full sun in lower zones (6 and 7) provided it has moisture. Prefers a rich woodland soil in semi shade with decent moisture.
It is an excellent choice for growing on partially shaded walls or in rock gardens provided there is a pocket of soil to establish its roots.
SF037 Blue Moon Dragon's Head ( Dracocephalum )
A beautiful perennial plant with violet-blue flowers in erect
spikes and delightfully scented foliage growing to 12 inches
Color: Violet Blue Zone: 4-8 Spacing:18" Height: 12" Start Seeds: Anytime of year inside, for
transplanting outside in Spring.
FB164 Pride of Madiera ( Echium fastuosum )
Shrublike, 24" spires of violet blue flowers, short gray green
sword shaped leaf, grows 72" tall, hardy to zone 9.
NB60 Helianthemum Nummularia ( Mutabile Mix )
Perennial. Splendid mixture for rockeries, evergreen, buttercup
flowers in pastels and whites, grows about 6 inches tall, hardy
to zone 4.
3209 Blue Knoll ( Heteropappus meyendorfii )
Flowers first year from seeds, plants are smothered in
thousands of shiny, light reflecting flowers, forming perfect
mounds (or knolls) 12in. high and 18in. across. During a season
when little else is in flower, they are a perfect fit for a
change in containers or will brighten up the border, looking
like blue charm chrysanthemums. No matter what the weather
conditions - torrential rain, snow or frost they continue to
look far and away the best, brightest plant in the garden, even
right through November. Zones 3-9.
TRN019 Coral Bells Dale's Strain ( Heuchera Americana
Marbled leaf, cream flowers, the best foliaged Coral Bells from
seed. Grows 16 inches tall, hardy to zone 4. Pelleted seeds for easy germination.
TRN045 Coral Bells Heuchera Purple Palace ( Heuchera x.
Features very large, shiny, and star-shaped leaves, ranging in color from deep olive green to purplish-bronze. Their undersides, which are quite visible in the loosely formed clumps, are a striking metallic amethyst purple. The 20 inch tall, leafed flower scapes bear an abundance of tiny cream flowers.
Coral bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging along paths or in containers.
Excellent in containers or borders, best if planted in
groups with other foliage plants. Prefers full sun or partial shade, in well drained soil or
compost. Zones 3-9
TPF028 Candytuft ( Iberis umbellata )
A vigorous perennial growing 12-18" tall with mounds of white,
pink or lilac flowers. Excellent border plant.
TPF079 Linaria Heavenly Mix ( Linaria maroccana
Also known as Spurred Snapdragon, a hardy annual growing to 24"
tall with pink/yellow/violet flowers. Perennial for zones
FA103 Honesty Plant ( Lunaria annua )
Also know as Money Plant. Fragrant purple flowers in spring,
neat seed pods, for border or drying. Grows 24 inches tall,
hardy to zone 3.
RHC726 Napaea Dioica
4" clusters of white flowers, 10" long leaf, fragrant, likes
moist area in sun, grows 48" tall, hardy to zone 4.
IM094 Sunset Boulevard ( Oenothera )
Striking orange flowers mature to apricot/red, open all day,
dark green leaf, grows 24" tall, hardy to zone 4.
TRN262 Lance Leafed Pedicularis ( Pedicularis
Distinctive shape, vertical purple racemes, lance leaf, likes
moist soil, grows 16" tall, hardy to zone 3. Perennial.
2487 Russian Sage ( Perovskia atriplicifolia )
A graceful perennial with gray green foliage and blue flowers
throughout the summer. It releases a strong warm aroma when
crushed. It grows to about four feet and performs best in full
sun. It is drought tolerant, preferring sandy soil which drains
well. Grows 16 inches tall, hardy to zone 5.
TRN183 Pink Starlets ( Petrohagia illyriaca )
This hardy perennial resemble creeping baby's breath. The foliage is a deep green with a slight grey overlay makes a nice contrast to the pale pink blooms that cover in huge numbers on this plant from late spring until Fall.
Drought and heat resistant and thrives on neglect, easy to grow and vigorous but not invasive. Can tolerate light foot traffic.
Teeming 1" veined pink blossoms, great ground cover or edging, blooms first year. Perennial growing 12 inches tall, hardy for zones 5-9.
Perennial,hardy for zones 4-9, grows 6 inches tall.
Plant seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost is predicted. Use starter trays and sterile potting mix. Press the seeds into the soil but do not cover the seeds. Keep the ground cover seeds moist but not saturated until germination occurs.
Transplant outdoors, 12-18 inches a part when temperatures are warmed. Find a sunny location with sandy, sharp-draining soil. In the hottest climates, plants would do well with some afternoon shade.
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
Color: Zone: 4-7 Spacing: 24" Height:24" Start
Seeds: Anytime of year inside, for transplanting outside
TRN005 Sulphur Trumpets ( Polemonium pauciflorum
Silver fern like foliage with clusters of yellow trumpet
flowers, excellent container plant, grows about 18" tall. Zones
2804 Polyphyllus Russell Series Red Shades ( My Castle )
( Lupinus polyphyllus )
36 in. Long, symmetrical 3 ft. spikes. Will flower the first
year from seed. Clump forming. Max height: 24" - 30". Spread:
12" - 16". Zones 3-9.
W164 Melton Fire ( Potentilla nepalensis )
Tricolor flowers of deep red, soft crimson, and vanilla on
spreading plants, excellent container plant, grows about 16"
tall. Zones 4-9.
FS505 Giant Painted Daisies ( Tanacetum )
Big 4" daisy flowers on long stems reaching 24" tall. Easy to raise and makes excellent cut flowers. Also known as Pyrethum.
Painted Daisies are old-fashioned perennials that have always been popular as cut flowers.
Foliage is bright green and ferny, with upright stems bearing loads of fluffy double daisies, in shades of white, pink or crimson red.
Remove faded flower to encourage more buds to form. Plants may be trimmed hard after blooming to rejuvenate the foliage. Easily divided in spring or fall. These are a nice addition to any sunny border, and also useful in containers or tubs.
For zones 2-9.
TRN020 Rodger's Flower ( Rodgersia Henrici Hybrids
Slowly gaining popularity as a unique plant in the shade
garden, used primarily as a specimen, foliage is has a coarse
texture unlike many other shady perennials, does not like heavy
clay soil. Bold, hardy, large fingered leaf with puffy bright
pink blooms for moist areas as well. Grows 30 inches tall,
hardy for zone 3 and higher.
TRN021 Floral Carpet ( Saxifraga )
Dozens of dainty five-petaled single pink flowers in late spring appear above a mounding mossy-like rosette rich evergreen foliage. Prefers an Alpine-like habit making this a great addition to your rock garden. Grows six inches tall, hardy to zone 5.
TPF039 Creeping Thyme ( Thymus serpyllum
Also known as "Mother of Thyme", this plant is often planted
between flagstones. Has sprawling, creeping habit with lavender
flowers. Perennial. Zones 4-9.