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'Rainbow Mixture' Large Flowering Gladiolus from $14.99
'Rainbow Mixture' Large Flowering Gladiolus Our 'Rainbow Mixture' gladiolus will have you stop in your tracks to admire it. The striking green color is a great accent that is perfect for any cutting garden. We provide them in 12/14 cm bulbs (technically corms) so you get the best available. Gladiolus are deer, rabbits, and rodent resistant  Characteristics 48" tall Blooms 60-90 days from the time you plant them USDA Zones 8-10 (Hardy in these zones, lift and store in winter in other zones) Full Sun Bloom Color: Assorted Additional Information Great for Mass Plantings, Borders, and Cutting Gardens. Great for butterflies and other pollinators Ships starting in mid to late March (weather dependent) Key Planting Tips Plant gladiolus 4" deep with an amended soil with 10-10-10 or something similar. Just make sure the first number (nitrogen) is 5 or 10. Or plant with a finished compost.  Stagger your planting every 2 weeks so you can enjoy blooms continuously all summer. 
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'Thomas A Edison' Dahlia (Dinnerplate) from $5.99
'Thomas A Edison' Dahlia (Dinnerplate) The Thomas A. Edison variety is a stunning deep purple color.  It is very easy to stop and admire the blooms.  You will be asking yourself why didn’t you plant more of these since they are breathtaking. We provide them in #1 clumps so you get the best product available. Dinnerplate Dahlias are gardeners' delights all over the globe. They command attention since their blooms can be the size of your dinner plate. They reward gardeners with an abundance of blooms starting in mid to late summer through frost.  Typically they are not bothered by diseases and have attractive foliage until frost.  Characteristics 40-50” tall Blooms are 6-8” wide USDA Zones 8-10 (Hardy in these zones, lift and store in winter in other zones) Summer to Fall Bloom Duration: Continuous Blooms through frost starting in mid to late summer Full Sun Additional Information Great for Mass Plantings, Borders, and Cutting Gardens. Great for butterflies and other pollinators Ships starting in mid to late March Key Planting Tips Plant in full sun with the crown 1-2” below the soil.  Space Dinnerplate dahlias about 3’ apart from any neighbor. Plant when the soil is 60 degrees, well past any frost danger. Dahlias love rich soil that and dinnerplates thrive in neutral to slightly acidic soil.  You can amend soil with 10-10-10 or something similar. Just make sure the first number (nitrogen) is 5 or 10. You can fertilize every 4 weeks to help achieve large blossoms. Don’t water until the Dahlia sprouts. If your soil is very dry, water the soil first and then let it stand for 30 minutes before planting. Mulch around your plant leaving bare dirt directly above the tuber.  Photo Credit to F. D. Richards of Michigan, USA , Flickr username is F. D. Richards
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'Blue Boy' Dahlia (Decorative or Semi-Dinnerplate) from $5.99 $7.99
‘Blue Boy’ Dahlia (Decorative) The Blue Boy variety is a stunning lilac blue in color.  It is very easy to stop and admire the blooms.  You will be asking yourself why didn’t you plant more of these since they are breathtaking. We provide them in #1 clumps so you get the best product available.  Decorative Dahlias are wonderful plants that provide structure and color to any garden with minimal effort. They do rather well in the middle to back of your beds or even in stand-alone rows. They reward gardeners with an abundance of blooms starting in mid to late summer through frost.  Typically they are not bothered by diseases and have attractive foliage until frost.  Characteristics 32-40” tall Blooms are 4-8” wide USDA Zones 8-10 (Hardy in these zones, lift and store in winter in other zones) Summer to Fall Bloom Duration: Continuous Blooms through frost starting in mid to late summer Full Sun Additional Information Great for Mass Plantings, Borders, and Cutting Gardens. Great for butterflies and other pollinators Ships starting in mid to late March (weather dependent) Key Planting Tips Plant in full sun with tuber 6-7” deep with the crown 1-2” below the soil.  Space Decorative dahlias about 3’ apart from any neighbor. Plant when the soil is 60 degrees, well past any frost danger. Dahlias love soil that is close to neutral and do ok in slightly acidic or slightly alkaline. You can amend soil with 10-10-10 or something similar. Just make sure the first number (nitrogen) is 5 or 10. You can fertilize every 4 weeks to help achieve large blossoms. Don’t water until the Dahlia sprouts. If your soil is very dry, water the soil first and then let it stand for 30 minutes before planting. Mulch around your plant leaving bare dirt directly above the tuber. You will see sprouts in 7-10 days.   Photo Credit belongs to Ray Yaro, England.  Flickr Username Rayyaro
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Lilium Asiatic 'Perfect Joy' (Asiatic Lily) from $6.99
Asiatic Lilies are super easy to care for and are dependable bloomers year after year. Blooms are upright and look as if they are looking up towards the sun. Our 'Perfect' Asiatic Lily will provide an abundance of pink blooms with white accents.  Our bulbs are 5” in circumference ( 12-14 cm) which makes them some of the biggest available.  USDA Zones 4-9 (Zone 3 with heavy mulch) Mid-Summer flowering  Bloom Duration: 3 weeks Cold Hardy Full Sun Bloom Color: Pink with a White Throat Additional Information Great for Naturalizing, Mass Planting, Borders, & Cut Gardens.  24-30” tall Key Planting Tips Plant in full sun to partial shade, 6” inches deep with the tip pointing up. Space each bulb 4-6" apart. Well drained soil is essential.  Lilies have everything they need to get started, but you can place a teaspoon of bone meal in the soil before planting and use a low nitrogen fertilizer when the first leaves appear in Spring. Note: We have not grown this lily before and unable to source a copyright permission picture.  This picture represents the color variation. The actual cultivar has freckles on the white throat that is common on lilies. You can reach out to Andre@FireflyFarmAndMercantile.com for any questions.
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'Odorata Angelique' Belgian Begonia from $11.95 $12.95
'Odorata Angelique' Belgian Begonias are ideal for container gardens, hanging baskets, or even garden borders.  The white with pink and salmon accents will bloom all summer, right into frost.   Belgian Begonias are hardy to USDA Zones 9-11 only and will be need to be lifted or protected in other climates.  Characteristics 18” tall  USDA Zones 8-10 (Hardy in these zones, lift and store in winter in other zones) Summer to Fall Bloom Duration: Continuous Blooms through frost starting in early summer Partial Shade is ideal Additional Information Great for Borders, Containers, and Hanging Baskets Ships starting in late March to early April Key Planting Tips Begonias should be planted 2-3" deep and 6" apart. Wait for the soil to reach 55 degrees Fahrenheit. You can start pots inside and move to the gardens to give them a head start. Begonia's enjoy warm weather and when it arrives, they will take off. 
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Liatris Spicata - Blazingstar from $6.99
Blazing Star or Liatris Spicata will bloom all summer, provide food for butterflies, perform great in dry conditions, and naturalize well in sunny to partial sunny areas. The blooms are great in arrangements and the plant is ignored by rodents, rabbits, and deer. This plant will work hard for you without having to work hard for it. A must have in every garden. Blazing star is native to a large area of the U.S prairies and grasslands. The species 'Spicata' is a great nectar and pollen source.  USDA Zones 2-9  Mid-Summer flowering  Bloom Duration: All Summer Cold Hardy Full Sun (some partial sun is ok) Bloom Color: Purple Additional Information Great for Naturalizing, Mass Planting, Borders, or Cut Gardens 29-36” tall Key Planting Tips Plant in full sun to partial shade, 2-3" inches deep with the roots pointing down (sometimes you have to look carefully to find them). Space each bulb 12" apart and plant in the drier parts of your garden. 
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'Emory Paul' Dahlia (Dinnerplate) from $5.99
'Emory Paul' Dahlia (Dinnerplate) If you want the LARGEST dinnerplate dahlia you can grow, then the 'Emory Paul' dinnerplate dahlia is for you.  The blossoms can measure almost 12" across.  The blossoms look stunning in your gardens and bouquets. We provide them in #1 clumps so you get the best product available.  Dinnerplate Dahlias are awesome additions to any garden. They provide structure and color to any garden with minimal effort. They do rather well in the back of your beds because of their size or even in stand-alone rows. They reward gardeners with an abundance of blooms starting in mid to late summer through frost.  Typically they are not bothered by diseases and have attractive foliage until frost.  Characteristics 40-50" tall Blooms are 8-12” wide USDA Zones 8-10 (Hardy in these zones, lift and store in winter in other zones) Summer to Fall Bloom Duration: Continuous Blooms through frost starting in mid to late summer Full Sun Additional Information Great for Specimen, Mass Plantings, Borders, and Cutting Gardens. Great for butterflies and other pollinators Ships starting in mid to late March (weather dependent) Key Planting Tips Plant in full sun with tuber 6-7” deep with the crown 1-2” below the soil.  Space Decorative dahlias about 3’ apart from any neighbor. Plant when the soil is 60 degrees, well past any frost danger. Dahlias love soil that is close to neutral and do ok in slightly acidic or slightly alkaline. You can amend soil with 10-10-10 or something similar. Just make sure the first number (nitrogen) is 5 or 10. You can fertilize every 4 weeks to help achieve large blossoms. Don’t water until the Dahlia sprouts. If your soil is very dry, water the soil first and then let it stand for 30 minutes before planting. Mulch around your plant leaving bare dirt directly above the tuber. You will see sprouts in 7-10 days.  Photo Credit belongs to Ray Yaro, England.  Flickr Username Rayyaro
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'Fleurel' Dahlia (Dinnerplate) from $5.99
'Fleurel' Dahlia (Dinnerplate) Pure white blossoms will dazzle your landscape and arrangements with this dahlia. The blossoms look stunning in your gardens and bouquets. We provide them in #1 clumps so you get the best product available. The Fleurel's height is around 36". Dinnerplate Dahlias are awesome additions to any garden. They provide structure and color to any garden with minimal effort. They do rather well in the back of your beds because of their size or even in stand-alone rows. They reward gardeners with an abundance of blooms starting in mid to late summer through frost.  Typically they are not bothered by diseases and have attractive foliage until frost.  Characteristics 36" tall Blooms are 8-12” wide USDA Zones 8-10 (Hardy in these zones, lift and store in winter in other zones) Summer to Fall Bloom Duration: Continuous Blooms through frost starting in mid to late summer Full Sun Additional Information Great for Specimen, Mass Plantings, Borders, and Cutting Gardens. Great for butterflies and other pollinators Ships starting in mid to late March (weather dependent) Key Planting Tips Plant in full sun with tuber 6-7” deep with the crown 1-2” below the soil.  Space Decorative dahlias about 3’ apart from any neighbor. Plant when the soil is 60 degrees, well past any frost danger. Dahlias love soil that is close to neutral and do ok in slightly acidic or slightly alkaline. You can amend soil with 10-10-10 or something similar. Just make sure the first number (nitrogen) is 5 or 10. You can fertilize every 4 weeks to help achieve large blossoms. Don’t water until the Dahlia sprouts. If your soil is very dry, water the soil first and then let it stand for 30 minutes before planting. Mulch around your plant leaving bare dirt directly above the tuber. You will see sprouts in 7-10 days.   

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