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Crops/Cultivars Grown

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Cool Season Crops
Warm Season Crops
Herb Crops
Flower Crops

Cool Season Crops

*denotes an heirloom crop

Crop Cultivar Description Additional Characteristics
Arugula Astro Less-deeply lobed leaves than most arugulas. Somewhat milder taste. Early producing and heat tolerant.
Arugula General Deeply-cut, arrow-shaped leaves and white flowers are all edible. Can be planted early, as it prefers cool weather. Great for cutting young or selling in bunches. Perfect for coldframes or greenhouse production.
Beets Chiogga* Candy-striped flesh with scarlet outer skin. Sweet flavor. Smooth leaves are green with pink-striped stems.  
Beets Lutz Salad Leaf Produces a large, tight head followed by tasty side shoots. Short season variety. Variable maturity, so can harvest over an extended period.
Beets Red Ace (F1) Round, smooth, deep red roots. Maintains sweet and tender flavor even when older. Grows rapidly and uniformly. Medium-sized, red-veined leaves.
Broccoli Early Green 18-24" tall, 5-7" head. Good variety for those seeking extended harvests.
Broccoli Marathon (F1)   Does well at lower temperatures, can tolerate light frosts.
Broccoli Raab General Traditional Italian specialty. Growth habits are similar to spinach. An annual when planted in spring, a biennial when fall planted. Harvest leaves when 4-8" high. Can sell as greens or as greens plus flower buds and stems.
Cabbage Early Jersey Wakefield* 2-4# head, compact and conical shape. Crisp, early maturing. Resistant to Yellows disease. Great for small gardens.
Cabbage Minuet (F1) Napa-type. Small 9" x 7" heads with dark outer leaves and yellow interior. Light and sweet taste. Early-maturing and slow to bolt. Tolerant to bottom rot, black speck, downy mildew, and some viruses.
Cabbage Georgia Southern 24-30" plant, 10-20" leaves. Very frost hardy, and grows sweeter with fall frosts. No bitterness. Heat tolerant.
Endive Neos Medium-sized heads very frilly, deep hearted, and self-blanching. Crisp and mildly bitter taste. Good for a mid-spring and early fall crop.
Endive Panacalieri 'Grado' Dark green leaves, toothed and curled. Large, vigorous, attractive plants. Tolerant to tip burn and slow to bolt.
Kale True Siberian 24-30" tall. Fast growing with large, frilly, blue-green leaves. Cold hardy -- prefers cool temperatures. Has the largest rootstock of all kales, which allows it to produce leaves through the winter in many areas.
Leeks Poncho Stocky, sort-shanked summer leek. Excellent quality. Consistent and tasty producer. Will overwinter with mulch production. Stores well.
Lettuce Black Seeded Simpson* Crinkly, juicy, light green leaves. Best suited for cooler temps, but can be grown in summer.
Lettuce Four Seasons* Round, red butterhead with 6-10" heads. Creamy heart with reddish-brown outer leaves. From France.  
Lettuce Jericho 12-16" medium green, dense heads. Heat tolerant and bolt resistant. Stays sweet even after bolting. Developed in Israel. Tested for Lettuce Mosaic Virus.
Lettuce Winter Density Dark green, 8-10" heads with crisp texture. Withstands light frosts, also slow to bolt.
Mustard Greens Red Giant Large, purple tinted leaves. Mild mustard flavor. Larger, later, slightly darker and slower bolting that "Osaka Purple." From Japan.  
Pac Choi Joi choi 12-15" tall, braid and heavy bunch with dark green leaves and think, flattened white petioles (stems). Mild flavor. Slow bolting. Heat and cold tolerant.
Parsnip Javelin (F1) Slim, smooth, and tapered roots. Vigorous hybrid that is earlier and larger than "Lancer." High quality and canker resistant. High germination rates.
Parsnip Lancer Long, slender, smooth roots are uniform and very sweet. Canker resistant. High germination rates.
Peas Sugarsnap 6' or taller vines need support. 3" long pods, about 1/2" across. Peas and pods are very sweet. Bears profusely over long picking period. Functions well even at warmer-than-desired temperatures. Flowers are edible. Not mildew resistant.
Peas Super Sugarsnap 5' vines need support. 3" pods not quite as sweet as "Sugarsnap." Heavier early yields, but doesn't produce as long as "Sugarsnap." Powdery mildew resistant.
Radish Cherry Belle 1-2" round bulbs. Tasty, brilliant red with crisp, red flesh. Can plant sequentially and harvest all summer long. Tolerant of poor soils, retains tenderness and resists pithiness.
Spinach America 12-16" tall, with think, deep green, savoy-leafed plant. Grows to 1' wide. Excellent flavor. Very slow to bolt. Does not overwinter well.
Spinach Bright Lights Multicolor stems: gold, pink, orange, purple, red and white (colors hold up to light cooking). Green or bronze leaves. Year-round production, though somewhat less hardy than other chards. A good container plant.
Tatsoi Spoon Mustard 8-12" tall, attractive and prolific. Dense rosettes can be harvested as a whole plant or bunches. Delicate and mild flavor. Can sow in spring/late summer/early fall.
Turnip Purple Top White Globe Large, lobed greens. Smooth, round roots are whit below the soil line and bright purple above. Traditional Southern variety.  

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Warm Season Crops

*denotes an heirloom crop

Crop Cultivar Description Additional Characteristics
Bean Black-Seeded Blue Lake High yielding pole bean. Stringless, straight, 6-7" long beans. Exceptional for fresh eating, freezing, or canning. Vigorous vines.
Bean Bountiful Stringless* Excellent, early, heavy bearing snapbean. Broad, thick, and roundish pods 6-7" long with light tan seeds. Great for canning, freezing, and fresh-eating. Considered to be among the best of green beans. Disease resistant.
Bean Northeaster Huge, flat green pods 8" long x 1" wide. Rich, sweet flavor. Stays tender and stringless. White seeds. Earliest-maturing, cold-tolerating pole bean. Vigorous, fast-climbing vines.
Carrot Scarlet Nantes 6-8" tall. Sweet and crisp, superb, fresh-tasting carrot. Nearly coreless. Nice, cylindrical shape, with a blunt tip. Great for bunching, storing, or as a baby gourmet vegetable. Highest number of amino acids in Seeds of Change nutritional research.
Corn Ashworth* Sweet, juicy and hearty yellow corn. 5' stalks with 1 or 2 ears that are 6-7" long. Good flavor and dependability. From New York. Early maturing and widely adapted.
Corn Blue Lake Bush Tender, sweet, round, stringless green pods on vigorous and productive vines. Excellent flavor. Perfect for freezing.  
Corn Luscious (F1) Bicolor sweet corn with desirable flavor. 6' tall plants with large, 7-8" ears. Easy-to-pick. Widely adapted variety.
Corn Luther Hill* Delicious white corn with superior flavor. 4-6" ears on small plants. A home garden variety adapted to the Appalachian foothills. Precursor to 'Silver Queen' hybrid corn. Early producer. Open pollinated variety that performs poorly in soggy areas. Still used to give hybrid varieties a sweet flavor.
Corn Mystique (F1) Not organic. Bicolor. Large, 8" ears. Long harvesting period, up to 10 days. Resistant to moderate common rust and moderate Stewart's wilt.
Corn Silver Queen Not organic. The standard of white sweet corn. 7' tall plants with 8" slightly tapered ears. Rich, sweet flavor. Tender kernels. Resistance to Stewart's wilt and Northern corn leaf blight.
Corn Stowell's* 8-10' tall plants. 2-3, plump, white-kernelled, 8-10" ears per plant. A cross between "Namoni Flour" and "Iroquois Northern Sugar Corn." Unique: can pull up whole plant in the fall before fully ripened, hang upside down, and harvest the corn over many months time. Excellent for chicos (dried sweet corn).
Corn True Gold 6' stalks with 7 1/2 - 8" ears with golden kernels. Buttery, rich flavor. Long-standing sweetness. Productive plants resist lodging. Needs to be planted in blocks of at least 4 rows for best wind pollination.
Corn True Platinum 6' tall, intensely purple colored plant. 2 ears per plant, 7-8" long. Tender, tasty, white kernels surrounded by burgundy-purple husks. Fairly tolerant to blight, rust, and drought.
Cucumber Marketmore 76 The standard for Northern slicing cucumbers. Slender, 8-9" fruits stay uniformly dark green even under weather stress. Resistant to: Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, and Scab.
Cucumber Poinsett Old-fashioned, excellent slicers that average 8 1/2" long. Flesh is crisp, white, and tender. Developed by Clemson and Cornell Universities. Also known as the "Green Gem Cucumber." Extremely disease resistant and very versatile. Does well in most climates and is resistant to mildews.
Cucumber Suyo Long Traditional variety with unusual looking, slender, ribbed fruit. Grows up to 15" long. Sweet flavor and bitter free. Excellent burpless eating quality. Resistant to Powdery Mildew. Widely adapted and tolerant to hot weather. Trellis for straight fruit.
Cucumber Sweet Marketmore Chinese variety with long, curvaceous fruits with dark green, sturdy, and spiny skins. Non-bitter, burpless, crisp, and tender. A favorite in taste tests. Prolific 4-6' vines. One of the most widely grown slicer/salad varieties.  
Cucumber Wautoma Lightly striped, bitter-free, dark green fruit with tiny spikes that come off easily. Used small for pickles, or long for slicing cucumbers Early and productive. Vines are quick to set fruits. Resists: Anthracnose, Angular Leaf Spot, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Downy and Powdery Mildew, and Scab.
Eggplant Black Beauty Purplish black, glossy fruits. 5-7" round ovals with smooth to slightly pleated skin. Great flavor. Holds up well after harvesting. Needs warm conditions day and night to grow and fruit well.
Eggplant Imperial Black Beauty Purplish black and glossy fruits are rounded to oval shape. Smooth to slightly pleated skin. Rich flavor. 5-7 fruits per plant. Holds up well after being harvested.
Eggplant Italian White Rare. White to pale green fruits taste creamier and less bitter than purple types. Plants are 22-26" tall. Earliest maturing. Good for containers.
Eggplant Japanese Pickling Attractive, early maturing variety has long, slender, slightly curved purple fruit. Sweet and mild flavor. Plants are 22-26" tall.  
Eggplant Louisiana Long Green* Long and slender glossy-green fruits, averaging 9". Tender and mild.  
Eggplant Rosa Bianca* Round 4-5" green fruit streaked with white and violet. Plump and somewhat ribbed. Mild, creamy taste. This Italian variety best suited for regions with warm nights. If cool nights, expect low yields.
HoneyDew Sharlyn 2-3# juicy, sweet, aromatic fruit. A dark green rind matures to yellow or orange with a shallow, full net. Flesh is silky, varying from white to gold, turning orange around the seed cavity. 3-6' long, productive vines. Highly recommended, consistent variety. Disease-resistant.
HoneyDew Stutz Supreme* Rare variety from California. 5-10# melons have smooth beige skin and orange flesh. Keeps producing until frost.
Melon Eel River* 3-8# fruit. Luscious orange flesh infused with a distinctive, creamy peach flavor. Seed brought back from Japan after WWII.
Melon Hale's Best Jumbo* 3-4# fruit. Firm, sweet, and aromatic flesh. Oval fruits with a yellow-green rind. Skin is a coarse, heavy net with a light rib. Drought Resistant.
Okra Mammoth Spineless 4-6' tall plants. Intense green, slightly ribbed, 3-5" pods stay tender a long time. A productive variety with high yields. Excellent for canning.  
Okra Red Velvet 4-5' tall. Tender and slightly ribbed pods. Scarlet-red pods, leaves, and stems. Vigorous
Pepper Ancho/Poblano One of the most popular chilies in Mexico. Mildly hot 4-6" fruits are widely used for making mole and chile rellenos. Bushy, extremely productive plants. Known as poblano when fresh, ancho when dried.
Pepper California Wonder Bell* Archetypical bell. Smooth and glossy, dark green fruits ripen to a bright crimson. Large and blocky shape with thick walls. Tender, sweet and juicy, without a trace of pungency. Vigorous, upright plant provides good soil cover.
Pepper Corno di Toro Largest of sweet stuffing peppers, 6-10" long. Fruits turn stunning red or brilliant yellow when ripe. Long, curved, tapering, non-bell shape. Excellent, fresh or dried.  
Pepper Early Jalapeno 2" long sausage shaped blunt fruits mature early. Dark green turns to red with maturity. Medium heat. Widely adapted. Does well at lower temperatures. Does well in containers.
Pepper Fresno Chile pepper. 2-3" upright fruits go from green to red when ripe. Perfect pepper for medium-hot salsas. Plants 18-24" tall. Direct from Mexico.
Pepper Gourmet (F1) Early, medium sized orange bell has thick juicy walls and fruity sweet flavor. Widely adapted. Strong compact plants set plentiful fruits without crowding. Tobacco Mosaic Virus resistant.
Pepper Habanero 2" x 1 1/2" fiery hot, orange pepper. Good yields. Extremely pungent. Wrinkled fruits ripen from dark green to salmon orange. Use fresh or dried. Key ingredient in Jamaican "jerk" sauces.  
Pepper Islander (F1) Early fruit set of medium sized, think fleshed peppers. Lavender fruits ripen through shades of violet, orange, and yellow streaks eventually turning a deep red. Mild, lightly sweet taste. Strong, medium-tall plants. Resistant to Tobacco Mosaic Virus. Does well in containers.
Pepper Red-Ruffled Pimiento Rare. A favorite sweet pimiento with thick, juicy walls. 3 x 2 1/2" oval fruits with ridges, similar to a pumpkin's shape. Marvelous for fresh eating. 24-30" tall plants produce clusters of peppers, 8-10 per plant.  
Potato All Blue* Popular variety with dark blue skin and lavender-purple flesh. Outstanding flavor. High yields. Good keeping qualities.
Potato Caribe 2 x 4" mottled purple to pink skinned-fruits. Smooth, snow white interior flesh. Mid-dry, oval shaped. Perfect for baking, frying, and boiling. Midseason variety.
Potato Cranberry Red Rich red color inside and out. Earthy, buttery flavor. Firm silky-smooth flesh. Perfect candidate for potato salad. Well-adapted to drought conditions. Early to midseason.
Pumpkin Howden Seed not organic. The standard large pumpkin. Deep orange color, defined ribs, and good handles. Variable in size and weight; avg. size in the mid 20 #s or larger. Not as dependable or high yielding as newer hybrids.
Pumpkin New England Pie Well-known mini Jack 'o lantern for pies. Variably small-sized. 4-6#. Dark orange skin. Average yield per plant = 3-4 fruits. Not as sweet as squash, but orange flesh is relatively starchy, dry and stringless.  
Pumpkin Racer (F1) Jack 'o lantern. Highly productive, vigorous, short vine. Blocky, heavy, deep orange with big handles and distinct ribs. 12-16# average size. Average yield per plant = 2-3 fruits. Extra early variety.
Rice Carolina Upland Gold White rice. An upland variety from GA/SC region. Widely grown in the 1700s before cotton. Tall growing variety that tends to fall over in the field, thereby reducing the overall yield. Starch content is distinctly different from other rice.  
Soybean Butterbean 2-2 1/2' tall stocky plants. Pod set prolific. Sweet and buttery flavor. Widely acclaimed as the finest in green soybeans. A good percentage of the pods have three large beans, which are relatively easy to shell.  
Summer Squash Delicata Unique 7-8" long cream-colored fruits with dark green longitudinal stripes. Very sweet, excellent flavor. 5-7 fruits per plant at 1 1/2 to 2#. Requires no curing; can eat right after harvesting.  
Summer Squash Patty Green Tint (F1) Light green scallop-shaped squash. Nutty flavor. Early and high yielding. Medium-sized open bush makes for easy harvest.
Summer Squash Sunburst (F1) Bright, deep yellow scallop-shaped squash. Tender and rounded. Good color even when young. Good yields. An All-America Selections Winner.
Summer Squash Supersett (F1) For Southern markets. Widely grown industry standard. Precocious yellow trait hides the greening caused by cucumber and watermelon mosaic viruses.
Summer Squash Yellow Crookneck Easy to grow squash with firm texture and buttery flavor. Bears later than other varieties but yields consistently over a long period of time until frost.
Tomato Black Prince* Indeterminate. 3" globes of mahogany-brown color (deepens with increased sun). Smooth skin. Rich, fruity flavor. Less cracking than in most heirlooms. From Siberia.
Tomato Chadwick Cherry Indeterminate. Juicy cherry tomato with 1" fruits borne in a cluster of 6 fruits. Sparkling tomato flavor with few seeds. Vigorous vines are highly productive. Disease-resistant.
Tomato Cherokee Purple* Indeterminate. Medium-large flattened globe shape. Dusky pink-purple skin, the interior is purple, pink, and brown.  
Tomato Gold Nugget Determinate. Prolific and early, golden cherry tomato. Fruit is sweet, flavorful, and crack resistant. Balanced sweet/acrid taste. Early fruits are almost seedless.  
Tomato Double Rich Indeterminate. Mid-season tomato. 3-4" sweet, slightly tart fruits on a 3-4' tall plant. Rich and full-bodied, 5-7 oz. fruits contain twice the amount of vitamin C as other tomatoes (as much as an orange). Widely adapted. Blight and Wilt resistant.
Tomato Martian Giant Medium beefsteak-size fruit is scarlet red with faint striping. Round, rich and smooth texture. Exceptional slicer with the perfect balance of acrid and sweet flavors.  
Tomato Moskvick* Indeterminate. 4-6 oz. globe-shaped and smooth fruits. Rich taste. Hardy; ripens earlier than similar-sized varieties. One of the most appealing extra-early tomatoes.
Tomato Paragon (F1) Vigorous determinate with a heavy set of large, firm and very smooth globe-shaped fruit. Good taste. Popular with growers in the East and Midwest. An industry standard shipping tomato.
Tomato Pruden's Purple* Indeterminate. An early brandywine tomato. Large size; many over 1#. Skin is dark pink with crimson interior. Flattened shape with some shoulder ribbing. Creamy texture. Not prone to cracking. Widely adapted.
Tomato Santiam Determinate. 5-7 oz fruits on 30" vines. Extremely early variety sets and produces fruit at temperatures too low for most tomatoes. Fusarium and Verticillium Wilt resistant.
Tomato Stupice Indeterminate. Extremely early and prolific variety with exceptional taste. 4-6 oz fruits. Leaves are dense and potato-like. Dwarf vines. Bred in Czechoslovakia.
Tomato Super Marmande Semi-determinate. 5-7 oz. meaty and rich fruits. Great sliced or stuffed. Prolific producer. Compact vines require minimal staking. Fusarium and Verticillium Wilt resistant.
Tomato Taxi Determinate. Lemon yellow, smooth blemish-free globes average 4-6 oz. Meaty texture. Sweet flavored. Concentrated early set and prolific. Fairly cold tolerant. Widely adapted.
Tomato Thessaloniki Rare. Indeterminate. 5-7 oz. medium-sized fruits. Mildly earthy, slightly acidic flavor ranks high in taste tests. Resists sun scalding and cracking. Originated in the Greek isles.
Watermelon Malali* 10# melons have delicious, deep red flesh with a sweet, unique flavor. Thin skin is tanned with black-ringed, edible seeds. Heat and dry-loving melon from Israel. For full potential sweetness, this variety requires an extremely hot summer.
Watermelon Sugar Baby 8-10# round fruits with good flavor. The standard "icebox" watermelon. Ripe fruits are almost black. Note: In 2005, watermelon seeds cannot be shipped to SC or FL without a signed "Fruit Blotch" waiver.
Winter Squash Long Island Cheese* Smooth tan skin with a slender woody stem. 6-10# flattened, lightly ribbed fruit, resembling a wheel of cheese. Deep orange, moderately sweet flesh. Great pie squash. 2 fruits per plant. Long storage.
Winter Squash Green Hubbard* 12' long vines produce large 6-15# fruits. Blue-green, warted skin with sweet, dark orange flesh. Excellent keeper. Pick before frost when stem cracks and skin hardens
Winter Squash Sweet Keeper 25-30' long vines. Rare squash with deep orange color, high in beta-carotene. 10-15" flattened globes are a prime choice for pumpkin pie. Stores magnificently for 95-105 days.
Winter Squash Zeppelin Delicata* Voluptuous beauty with pale yellow skin and green striations that turn orange after harvest. 6-9" long. Tender, light orange flesh that is velvety- creamy. Edible skins. Small seed cavity. Stores well.
Zucchini Black Beauty Glossy, black-green fruit with firm white flesh, growing to 5-8" long. Nice, straight, and cylindrical fruits. Side ridges help fruit pack well. Early and prolific variety. Open growth habit makes harvesting easy.

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Herb Crops

*denotes an heirloom crop

Crop Cultivar Description Additional Characteristics
Basil Aroma 2 20-24" tall. Classic basil with glossy, dark green, 3" long leaves. Fusarium resistant. Combines disease resistance and desirable appearance.
Basil Cinnamon 26-30" tall. 2" long green leaves, violet stems, veining, and flower bracts. Lavender blooms. Sweet, intoxicating cinnamon scent.  
Basil Fino Verde 6-8" tall plant. Attractive, compact, small leafed bush basil. Retains sweet flavor even after flowering. Ideal for containers.
Basil Genovese 24-30" tall. Dark green leaves 2-3" long. Italian pesto basil with a heady, spicy fragrance and taste. Uniform, and relatively slow to bolt.
Basil Thai 18" tall plant by 18-24" wide. Leaves green at the base of the plant becoming more purple towards the flowers. Intensely sweet, anise-like fragrance, with hints of mint and citrus. A good tea basil, culinary herb and attractive ornamental. From Thailand.
Cilantro Coriander Seed* Fresh leaves = cilantro, mature seed = coriander. Quick grower. Prefers cool temperatures. Successively plant every 3-4 weeks for a continuous supply.
Cilantro Slow Bolt   Bred for maximum leaf production without bolting in the heat. In mild climates, sow in the fall for spring production.
Dill
(companion to cabbage, onion, tomatoes, and lettuce)
Bouquet Edible seeds and greens. Foliage = dill weed. Good yields. A nice cut flower. Medicinal properties: seeds are a remedy for gas.
Dill Mammoth   Productive and easy to grow. Reseeds itself.
Echinacea Purple Coneflower 2-3' tall with 3" flowers. Rose-purple, daisy-like flowers have burnt orange centers. Blooms July- September. Perennial. Easiest of the Echinacea's to grow. A long-lasting cut flower. Medicinal properties: stimulates growth of blood cells and enhances the immune system.
Fennel Bronze and Green Nonbulbing-type fennel with feathery foliage and a sweet flavor. Medicinal properties: seeds are a digestive aid and expectorant. Overwinter in mild areas to produce fennel seed the second summer. Too much moisture at bloom time can inhibit seed formation.
Fennel Goal (F1) Large rounded bulbs are attractive, uniform and very early. Crisp and flavorful with mild anise taste.  
Feverfew*   2-3' tall plant, with 1/2" white fluffy blossoms. Camphor-scented leaves. Cut flower. Hardy perennial. Used medicinally since early 1800s. Medicinal properties: relieves migraine headaches, arthritis pain, psoriasis, and tension. If using for medicinal purposes, replace plantings every 2-3 years.
Lemon Balm   18-24" tall, lemon-scented plant. Hardy perennial. Medicinal properties: leaves make a delightfully tasty tea, which is used to calm children and soothe upset stomachs. Harvest leaves from mature plants anytime before frost. Pinch off flowers to keep plant productive. Can be invasive.
Thyme English 10-15" plant with broad, dark green leaves and a robust growth habit. Small flowers attract honeybees. A versatile seasoning. Needs well-drained soil to thrive. Hardy perennial.

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Flower Crops

*denotes an heirloom crop

Crop Cultivar Description Additional Characteristics
Amaranth Golden Giant 6-7' tall, bright rusty-orange colored ornamental flower. Annual. Edible leaves yield several ounces per plant of white seeds, which are easily harvested and threshed. Mature seed heads attract birds. Mexico origins.
Baby's Breath   1-3' plants. Excellent cut flower and long-lasting dried flower. Provides a light, airy background for bouquets. Hardy perennial. Appropriate for Zones 4-9.
Bachelor Buttons*   2-3' plants. Gorgeous blue flowers compliment any other flower color. Prolific bloomers. Excellent cut flowers, fresh or dried. Also known as cornflower or "Boutonniere Flower,"as it holds up well in a buttonhole for a night on the town. Reseeding annual.
Bee Balm Lambada Edible lavender-pink whorled flowers with white spots. Perennial. A unique and dramatic cut flower. Pleasant odor of mint and basil. Early colonists drank Bee Balm tea to protest tea taxes. Blooms June until frost. Mildew free.
Bee Balm Panorama Red Dazzling red edible and cut flower. Wild populations of this variety are in danger of extinction. Perennial. Medicinal properties: aerial parts aid in digestion; also contains antibiotic and antiseptic compounds.
Bupleurum Green Gold 24-36" tall, erect plants produce a fan of eucalyptus-like leaves. Yellow-green flowers atop wiry stems. Great filler. Blends well with vibrantly colored leaves. Use fresh or dried. Annual. Easy to grow.
Celosia
(From the Greek word 'kelos', meaning 'burn', which describes the flame-like colors and inflorescences of some cultivars)
Burgundy Supercrest 24-30" plants. Intricate, deep-maroon, coral-type blooms. Tall, sturdy stems. Great cut flower, fresh or dried. Annual. Easy to grow. Favors hot climates, but will tolerate milder climates.
Celosia Cramer's Amazon Deep magenta, spicata-type bloom. A nice filler. Use dried or fresh. Annual. Pinch once plant height reaches 1' to produce 12-16 stems per plant. Discovered in Peru.
Celosia Cristata Chief Series Red 40" tall with crested heads up to 5" across (some say it looks like brain tissue). Vibrant red color (red flowers make the best dried flowers, as compared to other colors). Annual. Thrives in hot, droughty conditions, but also performs well in cool, wet summers. Commonly known as cockscomb. Not usually affected by pests.
Coreopsis Bouquet Magic Mix 3-4' plants. Red and yellow blooms with extra petals give the appearance of small butterflies. Elegant long stems with an airy appearance. Reseeding annual. Blooms for months. Drought resistant.
Cosmos
(From the Greek word "kosmos," meaning harmony.)
Bright Lights 3-4' tall. Vibrant mix of semi-double, sunset orange, gold, and red flowers. Reseeding annual. Profuse and early bloomer. Tolerant of poor soils.
Cosmos Sunrise 4-6' tall. Orange-golden and red-orange, single-bloom flowers. Beautiful, frilly-leafed foliage. A dazzling eye-catcher. Reseeding annual. Harvest flowers at full bloom.
Daisy Zulu Prince 18-24" plant. Bold, black-centered daisy with white petals highlighted by striking orange and purple markings. Blooms open during the day and close at night. Blooms over a long period of time. A unique bouquet addition. Annual. Easy to grow. Thrives in heat, drought, sun, and moderately fertile soil. Tolerates frost.
Dame's Rocket Purple 2-3' plants. Purplish-pink, showy and fragrant flowers. Flowers in May and June of the second year. Old-fashioned cottage garden flower. Biennial. Prefers cool, moist, partially shady conditions.
Gomphrena QIS Purple 1 1/2" blooms on long stems. 24" tall plants. Use fresh or dried. Annual. Does well in containers. Easy to grow. Annual.
Hollyhock Carnival 6-8' plants. Semi-double, frilly blooms in deep-rosy red, light pink, yellow, and soft ivory. Old cottage garden variety. Biennial. Flowers in the first year if started indoors in early spring.
Larkspur Beauty Spire Mix 24-36' plant. Delightful mix of deep blue, white, and various shades of pink blooms. Cut flower, fresh and dried. Reseeding annual. Flowers summer through fall. *Caution: this plant is toxic if ingested.
Marigold African 3-4' plants. Large, 3-5" yellow, gold, and orange double flowers are edible. A beneficial companion to tomatoes and cucumbers. Great in salads or as cake decorations. Annual. Profuse bloomer.
Marigold Nematicidal Rare. 7-10' plants with small, tubular flowers. Late blooming variety, often 4-5 months after planting in the field. Annual. Can be planted as a cover crop and tilled under to effectively deter nematodes. Once flowering begins, deadhead regularly to prolong blooming.
Nasturtium Nasturtium Mix 12-16" tall. Spicy, edible flowers in shades of orange, yellow, peach, and cream, some having variegated or dark orange throats. Prefers cool and mild conditions. Annual.
Nasturtium Trailing Nasturtium Mix 96-120" tall, requires trellis. Edible trumpet flowers of red, rose, orange, and yellow. Annual. Can be grown in containers. Makes a great ground cover.
Nigella Love-in-a-mist 18-24" plants. Attractive blue flowers sit atop a feathered, fine-leafed, fast-growing plant. Cut flower that compliments most flowers. Decorative, papery-textured seed pods can be used in dried flower arrangements, or crushed to release seeds Reseeding annual.
Poppy Black Peony 3-4' tall with dramatic, velvety purple-black blooms 3-4" across. A stunning, royal floral display. Reseeding annual. Best seeded in late fall or early spring, as soon as ground can be worked.
Poppy Winds of the Orient Delicate 5" blooms grow to 3' tall in colors of white, salmon, orange, and oxblood. Dried pods are used for crafts. Reseeding annual. Said to be deer-resistant.
Portulaca Double Mix 6-9" tall with electric pink, orange, and yellow blooms that close at night and on cloudy days. Annual. Good for dry, sunny, or poor soil areas.
Sage Nemorosa Rare. 2-3' tall, upright plant. Narrow, 4" leaves. Violet blue flowers in narrow spikes bloom from summer to fall. Perennial. More winter hardy and longer flower spikes than "Victorian" sage.
Strawflower Giant Mix 3-4' tall with large, 3" blooms in an array of intense yellows, oranges, reds, pinks, and whites. Cut flower (fresh/dried). Annual. One of the most popular everlasting flowers; retains colors for months.
Strawflower Salsa Mix 36" tall strawflower with double blooms. Use fresh or dried. Annual. Easy to grow.
Sunflower Discovery Mix 6-9' tall. Each plant has 6-15 branches bearing 6" flowers of superior beauty and color. Similar to a Gloriosa polyheaded with a multi-petalled trait. Annual.  
Sunflower Evening Sun 6-10' tall with 4-6" magnificent deep maroon flowers. Color deepens toward the flower center. Plant stalks and leaf venation also maroon. Variations include pale cream edging at the tips or hints of cream edging the centers. Annual.  
Sunflower Maximilian 6-8' tall. Comes back year after year, becoming larger and producing more flowers each year. Produces hundreds of cheery yellow flowers on long, attractive stalks with unique looking foliage. Perennial. This sunflower responds to lots of water by producing lusher growth and more flowers. Harvest stems of flowers as they begin to open.
Sunflower Teddy Bear 8-12" tall (containers), 35-42" (field). Bright, full, and furry flowers up to 3-5" wide. A nice cut flower. Annual. Easy to grow.
Winged Everlasting Bikini Small, pure white straw-textured dried flower with yellow centers. 1 ½' tall stems. Great filler. Use dried or fresh. Annual. Common name derived from the peculiar winged formation of the branches.
Zinnia Cut and Come Again 30-36" tall. Double and single blooms in bright orange, orange-red, deep lavender, light pink, coral, and creamy yellow. Annual. Profuse flowers from mid-summer until frost. Pick flowers at the peak of blooming. Remove dried up flowers.
Zinnia Giant Mix Blooms up to 6" across with densely packed petals in rose, pink, yellow, red, orange, and magenta. Annual. Vigorous, all-season producers hold up well in summer rain and heat. Widely adapted. Long-lasting standouts in bouquets. Preferred by professionals.
Zinnia Righteous Red 3-5' tall. Mix of single and double red zinnias, including different types, from "Pom Pom" to "State Fair." Expect an occasional orange flower. Great in mass plantings, borders, or in bouquets. Annual.  
Zinnia Sunbow Mix Double blossoms 1 1/2 - 2" across in rose, purple, scarlet, white, pink, orange, and golden yellow. Annual. Incredible yields of long, wiry stems.
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