Zinnias

( 18 varieties to chose from)

 

Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers and they do well here in Iowa.  I hope to continue to add to the varieties we offer.  Zinnia packets vary from 25 seeds on hard to produce varieties to several 100 on others.

 

Benary’s Giant Coral- Tall, bushy plants, very large coral colored flowers.  (Approximately 25 seeds)  Pkt. $2.50  (Certified Organic Seed

Benary’s Giant Orange-  Tall, bushy plants, very large orange colored flowers.  (Approximately 25 seeds)    Pkt. $2.50   Certified Organic Seed

Benary’s Giant Pink- Large pink, very uniform.  (Approximately 25 seeds)  Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Benary’s Giant Purple- Tall, bushy plants, very large purple colored flowers.  (Approximately 25 seeds) UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019

Benary’s Giant Red- Tall, bushy plants, very large red colored flowers.  (Approximately 25 seeds)   Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed SOLD OUT AS OF 3/5/2019

Benary’s Giant Wine- Tall, bushy plants, very large, deep magenta red flowers.  (Approximately 25 seeds)  Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Benary’s Giant Yellow- Tall, bushy plants, very large yellow colored flowers.  (Approximately 25 seeds) Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Canary Bird - Bright yellow, tall, bushy plants.  (Approximately 100 seeds)  Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Daffodil - Bright yellow.  (Approximately 100 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed

Large Mixed-  A colorful mix of large flowering types, some will be striped.  (Approximately 150 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50

Lavender Queen - Pale, soft lavender, tall bushy plants. (Approximately 25 seeds) Pkt. $2.50  Certified Organic Seed

Orange King- Bright orange.  (Approximately 100 seeds)   Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Oriole - Deep orange.   (Approximately 100 seeds) Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Polar Bear - Pure white.  (Approximately 100 seeds) Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Red-Blue Spectrum - A gorgeous multi-shaded zinnia with red and purple tones.    (Approximately 50 seeds) $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Royal Purple - Darker purple.  (Approximately 100 seeds)  Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Scarlet King - Bright, fiery red.  (Approximately 100 seeds)  Pkt. $2.00 Certified Organic Seed

Small Mixed- Small pompon types.  (Approximately 100 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50 Certified Organic Seed

Violet Queen - Medium purple.  (Approximately 100 seeds)  Pkt. $2.50  (Limit 1 Pkt.)  Certified Organic Seed

 

Flowers

(41 varieties to chose from)

 

Agrostema gilthago - Pink Windflower - Plant in early Spring.  Gets 3 to 4 feet tall with purple-pink flowers.   UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019

Asters- We are still experimenting with proper isolation distances in flowers.  This will be a mix of many types.  You will be assured a gorgeous color display.  Late summer blooming.  (Approximately 1000 seeds)    Pkt. $1.50

Bachelor Button- a  very old flower that tends to naturalize in abandoned areas. Flowers are various colors. I remember as a child seeing them around old abandoned houses in my arid  area of Idaho where I lived. They can take a lot of stress.  Pkt. $2.00

Chinese Lantern - A perennial physalis.  Gorgeous orange husks. Pkt. $2.00

Celosia- Pampus Plume-  colorful spikes of flowers on short plants .Colors tend to be red, orange and yellow.  Pkt. $2.00

Cockscomb, Miles Old Fashioned - Oma Miles sent us this old fashioned strain that doesn’t produce huge  seed heads like the modern ones. It is all shades of red and multi-branched. Pkt. $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Cosmos Sulfureus - Kenikura - Petals are used in Indonesian cuisine for a food garnish.  3 foot tall plants have orange and yellow flowers.  (Approximately 250 seeds) UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019

Four O’Clock- A mixture of colors (some are striped), tall, bushy plants blooming late in the afternoon.  These will attract all kinds of beautiful moths.  (Approximately 75 seeds)  Pkt. $1.75

Foxy Foxglove - Starts blooming when as short as 18 inches.  Flowers are in spikes covered with dangling, thimble shaped flowers.  Plant is poisonous.  (Approximately 1000 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50

Hibiscus Sabdariffa- (Rozella) Use calyxes for popular drink.  Boil with sugar and ginger and drink.  The “zing” in a popular tea. Pkt. $2.00

 

Himalayan Celosia- Pretty, variegated, edible leaves (usually lightly steamed).  Single crest red flowers on 2 to 3 foot plants.  (Approximately 500 seeds)  Pkt. $1.75 Certified Organic Seed

Hollyhock- A colorful old fashioned flower growing 6 to 7 feet tall.  An abundance of flower stalks in shades of pink, red, cream, white and black.  (Approximately 100 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50

Hollyhock, Black- Pure blackish purple, beautiful.   Pkt. $2.50  (Limit 1 Pkt.)

Love in a Puff-A unique vining annual from Oma Miles. Plants look vigorous but scrawny with tiny white flowers that eventually turn into air-filled seed pods which contain 1 to 2 round, small sweet pea sized seeds. Seeds are stuck together in a heart shape. (15 seeds) Pkt. $3.00 Certified Organic Seed

Marigold, Crackerjack- Mix of orange and yellow.  2 to 3 feet tall, bushy.  (Approximately 300 seeds)  Pkt. $1.25

Marigold, Petite Mix - Small, dwarf plants.  Approximately 100 seeds)   Pkt. $1.25

Melanapodium - 2 feet tall, little yellow zinnia like flower, great border plant.  Beautiful and tough.  (Approximately 450 seeds)   Pkt. $1.50

Morning Glory, Giant Mix - A mix of many colors.  Pkt. $2.00

Morning Glory, Grandpa Ott’s - The heirloom that started Seed Savers Exchange.  Deep purple flowers with bright rose pink center star.  Pkt. $2.00

Moss Rose-  Also known as Portulaca.  My mother used to plant this in the rocks in front of our house when I was a child and in that thin layer of dust I can remember seeing the plants grow and produce colorful  flowers.  They grow well in the sandy soil we have here.  Seeds are very fine and should be started indoors and transplanted.  (Approximately 300 seeds)  Pkt. $1.25

Nasturtium, Alaska Mix - Shorter plant, flowers of gold, orange, and salmon.  Flowers and leaves can both be used in salads.  Pkt. $2.25

Nasturtium, Dwarf Jewel Mixed - Brilliant colored flowers that grow above the foliage.  Pkt. $2.25

Nasturtium, Empress of India - Brilliant scarlet flowers, 12 to 14 inches tall, flowers and leaves can be eaten in salads.  Pkt. $2.25

Old Fashioned Petunia - Beautiful and fragrant, mostly purple and white, rapid grower.  (Approximately 80 seeds)  Pkt. $3.00  (Limit 1 Pkt.)  Certified Organic Seed

Old Spice Mix Sweet Pea - Colorful and fragrant, plant early for the best results.   (Approximately 40 seeds) Pkt. $2.00

Oodham Devils Claw- Super long spines, some are up to 12 inches long.  Plants are colorful and their stickiness traps some insects.  Dried seed pods are nice for crafting.   This  plant can take over where you plant it, but it is easy to remove the young plants as they come up if you don’t want them. UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019

Poppy, California- A nice, colorful poppy native to drier regions.  (Approximately 1400 seeds)  Pkt. $1.00

Poppy, Lauren’s Grape- An unbelievably gorgeous, grape purple poppy.  Pkt. $3.00  Certified Organic Seed

Poppy Mixed-  Colorful mix of Shirley type poppies.  (Approximately 3000 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50

Poppy, Peach- Pastel colored poppy.  (Approximately 3000 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50 (Unavailable for 2018)

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)- Nice purple-pink flowers.  A good native plant.  (Approximately 300 seeds)  Pkt. $1.75

Purple Devil- 90 days- Solanum atropurpurean  We obtained this with the name “Five Minute Plant” from Mayo Underwood.  I can easily see why she named it that.  You can easily spend five minutes marveling at the spines located everywhere.  Long season to fruit, but makes a wonderful pot plant and conversation piece.  Plant looks waxy and has a purple cast.  Fruits are golden yellow and hang in clusters among the thorns  Nothing edible on this plant.  It is purely ornamental.  Makes an excellent hedge plant to keep anything out.  It makes barbed wire look tame by comparison.  Plants get up to five feet tall.  UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019

Royal Mix Sweet peas- a nice colorful mix of flowers on climbing plants  Pkt. $2.00

Scarlet Cypress Vine-  Delicate, fine cut foliage with small red, trumpet like flowers.  Beautiful fence cover.  Very prolific.  Pkt. ( 25 seeds) $2.50 Certified Organic Seed

Snapdragons- A mixture of types, though most will be tall.  A complete range of colors.  (Approximately 500 seeds)  Pkt. $1.25

Splash Nicandra- (aka Shoo Fly Plant)  4 ft. tall plants with variegated leaves that are loaded with beautiful, blue flowers followed by ground cherry like husks with inedible fruit in them.  (Approximately 580 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50  Certified Organic Seed

Stocks, Dwarf Mix - Old time flower with gray-green foliage.  Soft colored flower spikes on 1 foot plants.  Pkt. $2.00

Sweet William- A colorful dianthus that is a biennial.  Plant one season, they flower the next.  They are gorgeous in May and June and are loaded with pink, red and white flowers.  They reseed themselves very well.  (Approximately 500 seeds)  Pkt. $1.25

Zebrina Hollyhock- A different species than regular hollyhock.  The plants average 4 to 5 feet tall and are loaded the entire season (even after frost) with small purplish flowers that are striped.  Truly a remarkable plant.  As Fall progresses, it is the brightest spot on the farm.  Flower production and color get more intense as the other plants die.  I call it my anti depression flower.  As everything else dies from frost it keeps blooming even when night time temperatures drop into the teens. (Approximately 450 seeds)   Pkt. $1.50  Certified Organic Seed

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Heirloom Seeds & Poultry

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Calamus, IA 52729

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