Encouraging home gardening and seed saving since 1986

Flowers and Decorative Plants


Flowers are important not only for aesthetics, but to provide a diverse smorgasbord that encourages pollinators in your garden! It is somewhat arbitrary to divide flowers into annuals and perennials as many which are perennials in their native habitats are annuals here as they will not survive our cold winters. We have put biennials with perennials. Many flowers also have edible parts (flowers, leaves, seeds) and others are considered traditional medicinal plants.

Zinnia – Aztec Sunset

Aztec Sunset is under 1′ tall with double flowers in a wide range of colours from yellow and orange to pink and coffee-brown with many bi-colours.

OUT OF STOCK

/

Price(s): $4.00
Dragon’s Claw Millet

Dragon’s Claw Millet or Finger Millet is a 2’-3’ annual with heads resembling a dragon’s foot. Very decorative but mostly grown as a food crop (millet), especially in Africa and Asia.

/ / /

Price(s): $4.00
Blonde Teff

Teff is the basic cereal grain of Ethiopia. The tiny seeds are produced in very loose panicles on slender grass-like plants. Somewhat late maturing here. We are just beginning to grow Teff so have limited information on the two varieties we offer but apparently the brown seeded is the earlier of the two. The colour refers to the seeds.

/ / / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Brown Teff

Teff is the basic cereal grain of Ethiopia. The tiny seeds are produced in very loose panicles on slender grass-like plants. Somewhat late maturing here. We are just beginning to grow Teff so have limited information on the two varieties we offer but apparently the brown seeded is the earlier of the two. The colour refers to the seeds.

/ / / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Purple Millet

Purple Millet has deep purple foliage looking like a small corn plant (to about 4’). There are three or more dense purple seed spikes, up to 1’ long, per plant. Young plants are green and full sun develops the best colour.

/

Price(s): $4.00
Yarrow – Common

Common Yarrow is an erect clump-forming plant about 1’—2′ tall with feathery leaves and white or pink flowers in flat-topped heads. It is native to the plains of North America and Eurasia.

/

Price(s): $4.00
Yarrow – Cloth of Gold

This fern-leaf yarrow, around 3′ tall, is the tallest of the yarrows. The flat-topped golden-yellow flower heads are very large and dry easily. Cold stratify.

OUT OF STOCK

/

Price(s): $4.00
Red Hollyhock

Red Hollyhock is a tall biennial or perennial with deep burgundy red flowers that likes growing against a wall where it can have some support.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2020

/

Price(s): $4.00
Lady’s Mantle

Lady’s Mantle has large velvety pleated green leaves that hold drops of dew, and clusters of small chartreuse flowers. Seed is slow to germinate.

/

Price(s): $4.00
Altai Onion

Altai Onion is thought to be the wild ancestor of perennial bunching onions (Allium fistulosum). It forms handsome clumps larger than the cultivated species, with large yellowish-white spherical flower heads.

/ / /

Price(s): $4.00
Mouse Garlic

Mouse Garlic is harvested and consumed in the spring in its native Russia. The flat leaves are bent at the middle rib (hence angulosum). Round mauve flower heads blooming mid-season.

/ / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Allium Beesianum

Allium beesianum has flat green leaves up to about 1′ tall and flowerheads of downward facing pink-purple bells are held just above the leaves.

/ / /

Price(s): $4.00
Nodding Onion

Nodding Onion is native to the foothills and Rockies and is an early summer bloomer. The flowers are from white to pink to lavender and are borne in clusters atop the stalks which are bent over so that the flowers nod toward the ground. Grows wild in the prairies of southern Saskatchewan.

/ / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Allium Cyathophorum

Allium Cyathophorum is an attractive little plant with flat, narrow leaves to about 8″ high. Flowers are a deep reddish purple and bell-shaped in one-sided pendulous umbels.

/ / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Small Yellow Onion

Small Yellow Onion has glaucous (blue-green) foliage and loose open umbels of dangling, bell-shaped, straw-yellow flowers. Germinates in 2-3 months at cool temperatures.

/ / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Allium Hymenorrhizum

Allium Hymenorrhizum is an Asian native bearing tight round balls of purplish-pink flowers over a long period in summer.

/ / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Allium Obliquum

Allium Obliquum is a tall species (2’—3′) from northwest Asia looking somewhat like leeks, with tight spherical yellowish-white flower heads.

/ / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Allium Ramosum

Allium Ramosum is native to central Asia and quite similar to Garlic Chives except that the plants are taller and the white flowers appear earlier.

OUT OF STOCK

/ / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Allium Scorodoprasum

Allium Scorodoprasum has numerous rosy-violet flowers in round umbels and flat grass-like leaves.

OUT OF STOCK

/ / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Allium Stellatum

Allium Stellatum is an upright allium (to about 1 1/2′) with pink flowers that Jim found growing wild on the grounds of St. Peter’s Abbey.

/ / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Allium Textile

Allium Textile is a very short, very early white-flowered allium which is the first plant to show green on the short-grass prairie. This now completes my collection of the three alliums that grow wild in Saskatchewan.

/ / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Garlic Chives

Garlic Chives has showy white, globe shaped flower heads in late summer. The flat leaves are mildly garlic flavoured and can be used like regular chives (as all aliums can be). Some winter kill here.

OUT OF STOCK

/ / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Giant Chives

Giant Chives may be a selection from chives (Allium schoenoprasum) or a separate species but it has large showy spherical purple flower heads and you can use it like chives (as all alliums can be).

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2020

/ / / /

Price(s): $4.00
Columbine – Western

Looks like Western Columbine. The clumps are robust, topped by bicoloured flowers – red on the outer parts and yellow in the centre. Jim harvested the seed in his son’s yard in Manitoba.

/

Price(s): $4.00
Columbine – Granny’s Bonnets

Germination is improved by cold stratification or treatment with gibberellic acid (available from Gardens North). Granny’s Bonnets is a pale blue selection of the spurless columbine.

/

Price(s): $4.00
    class='wp-pagenavi' role='navigation'>
  • Page 4 of 8
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
website powered by LIME COMMUNICATIONS