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Annual Flowers


Most of the following are old fashioned self seeding varieties.

California Poppy

California Poppy self-seeds readily but is not difficult to control. With its cheerful bright orange flowers and finely cut blue-green foliage, it is a “weed” we can live with. It is one of the earliest flowers in the spring and blooms all summer.

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Price(s): $4.00
Gaura – Lindheimer’s

Lindheimer’s Gaura is perennial in its native Texas but not in most of Canada. This slender graceful plant, 2’—3′ tall, with a loose spike of tubular rosy-white flowers, blooms all summer and fall.

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Price(s): $4.00
Niger Seed

Niger seed is native to Ethiopia and is now grown widely in India and Africa. It is an erect branched annual, around 2’ tall and equally wide, and covered with yellow daisy flowers. It is grown for its very small black seeds, which in North America are used to feed wild finches but can also yield an edible oil. My previous attempt to grow it was unsuccessful but this is an early cultivar and we had good results in 2019. I was unsure when to harvest the seed so I imagine that a lot of seed shelled out and I expect many volunteer plants this spring.

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Price(s): $4.00
Sunflower – Original Sun

Original Sun (C) is the forebearer to all modern sunflower varieties, preceding domestication 4000 years ago. This ancient variety grows 10′ tall, with multiple branches of small flowers that produce tiny seeds. Needs support, particularly in windy gardens. The abundant, small flowers on long, delicate stems, make good cut flowers.

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Price(s): $4.00
Russian Sunflower

Each year we seed a row of black-seeded Russian sunflowers to share with the birds. They are tall with medium-sized heads and plump seeds. Sunflowers cross easily so you will surely have some plants with black and white seeds.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Sunflower – Autumn Beauty

Autumn Beauty (C) produces many 6” flowers in yellow, bronze and mahogany-red, with a darker zone. Branching plants to about 7’.

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Price(s): $4.00
Sunflower – Velvet Queen

Velvet Queen (C) has dark burgundy-red flowers with almost black centres. Branching plants to about 7’.

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Price(s): $4.00
Sunflower – Music Box

(C) This is a dwarf branched sunflower with a range of colours in bronze, brown, mahogany, and creamy bicolours around dark centers.

OUT OF STOCK FOR THE REST OF 2020

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Price(s): $4.00
Sunflower – Teddybear

Teddybear (C) has 4”-6” very double golden-yellow blooms on plants only about 2’ tall.

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Price(s): $4.00
Hibiscus – Simply Love

Simply Love has open light yellow flowers with dark centres followed by interesting seed pods. Easy to grow from transplants and bloom all summer long with plants about 1 1/2’ tall and about as wide.

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Price(s): $4.00
Henbane

Henbane is a nightshade family member with attractive yellow flowers with purple spots and deep purple centres. The seed receptacles are also interesting in dried arrangements. The plant is poisonous like many nightshades.

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Price(s): $4.00
Touch-Me-Not/Himalayan Orchid

Touch-Me-Not or Himalayan Orchid was introduced in Europe in 1839. Its self-seeding habit can make it a nuisance in wet mild climates. It is a fast growing annual, reaching 5′ — 6′ tall with stems 1″ in diameter at the base. The orchid-like flowers hang from the ends of the branches and are in varying shades of pink. The ripe seed pods “explode” and shoot their seeds with the least pressure.

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Price(s): $4.00
Sweet Pea – Old Spice Mix

Old Spice Mix (C) is a sweet pea that has red, rose, blue, violet and white flowers. This selection has cultivars from 100 to 250 years old. Flowers are smaller but with stronger sweeter scent than modern cultivars. Good cut flower and will scent a whole room. Seed as early as you can in the spring as they like cool soil.

OUT OF STOCK FOR THE REST OF 2020

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Price(s): $4.00
Sweet Pea – Matucana

Matucana (C) is an Italian heirloom with highly scented, bi-coloured violet and deep maroon flowers on very tall plants. Said to be one of the first sweet peas introduced to Britain in 1700 by Sicilian Monk, Franciscus Cupani.

OUT OF STOCK FOR THE REST OF 2020

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Price(s): $4.00
Sweet Pea – Painted Lady

Painted Lady (C) is one of the original cultivars from the Cupani strain in cultivation since the 1730s. Growing 1.5-2m (5-6′) tall, it has exquisite, highly scented pink and white petals on long stems good for cutting.

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Price(s): $4.00
Sweet Pea – Unwin’s Striped Mix

Unwin’s Striped Mix (C) is a sweet pea that has some solid colours as well as picotees, stripes and flecks, all highly fragrant.

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Price(s): $4.00
Lavatera Mix

Lavatera Mix grows 2’ bushy plants with flowers in a range of colours from white to various shades of pink often with darker coloured veins.

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Price(s): $4.00
Lavatera – Rose Mallow

Rose Mallow is a tall (3’) sturdy plant with large single pink flowers. It blooms early and continues most of the summer.

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Price(s): $4.00
Moroccan Toadflax

Moroccan Toadflax has 1/2” flowers in spikes looking like mini snap dragons. This selection has flower shades mostly in pinks and purples on plants up to 2’ tall with narrow leaves.

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Price(s): $4.00
White Flowered Flax

White Flowered Flax is a slender 1’-1 1/2’ annual, free flowering over most of the summer. The inch wide pure white flowers only last a day but are replaced each day with others. Direct seed as they do not like their roots disturbed. May self seed.

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Price(s): $4.00
Scarlet Flax

Scarlet Flax is identical to white flax except for the colour of flowers. The two flaxes will cross, giving a mixture of flower colours unless they are isolated.

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Price(s): $4.00
Chamomile – German

German Chamomile is a 1’-2’ self seeding annual with finely divided leaves. The white inch wide daisies with yellow centres are sweet scented and used to make a relaxing tea.

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Price(s): $4.00
Evening-Scented Stock

Evening-Scented Stock (C) has lilac-pink 3/4” flowers that open in the evening to scent the air with a powerful perfume. The 1 1/2’ – 2’ plants self-seed so establish a patch near your patio.

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Price(s): $4.00
Four O’Clocks – Marbles Mix

Four O’Clocks are a two foot high wonderfully bushy annual (in our climate anyway, perennial in warmer climates) flower. Plants covered in gorgeous trumpet shaped flowers (that tend to open in the late afternoon, hence the name), and bloom all summer long. This mixture has solid, striped, and spotted blooms in various colour combinations with pinks, whites, yellows, and oranges present. Lovely large black seeds are poisonous if ingested.

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Price(s): $4.00
Shoofly

Shoofly has sky-blue, inch-wide bell-shaped flowers that only open wide in full sun. Unusual papery five-winged pods are useful in dried arrangements. Vigorous bushy plants are about 3′-5′ tall. The variety we are offering has mostly dark purple stems and the pods are blushed purple. Start as a bedding plant and will self seed in subsequent years.

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Price(s): $4.00
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