Organic Old-Fashioned Vining Petunia Flower, 1800's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Petunia multiflora) Common in Iowa gardens a century ago, this fragrant, old-fashioned beauty offers vintage appeal. Its aromatic, single-trumpeted flowers can be white, pink, lavender, or purple; they bloom from June until hard frost. The strong plants have trailing 2-3' stems, and work well in hanging baskets as well as borders. Self-sowing annual, perennial in zones 9-11. Characteristics: Easy to start from seed Fast-growing and quick to bloom White, yellow, and golden-orange blossoms A great container or trellised flower Annual plants in northern climates 250 Seeds per packet Instructions: Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Plant out after the danger of frost has passed and when nighttime temperatures are above 50°F. Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination: 10-20 Days Plant Outdoors: 12-18” Apart Light: Sun/Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Black Turtle Black Bean, Organic $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Black Turtle Black Beans are a wonderful addition to any garden. They have been around for centuries and can weather almost any climate. They are popular in Cajun, Latin, and Creole cuisine as dried beans. Certified Organic Heirloom Especially well-suited to the South-East From Small Farms Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest dry beans when the pods are completely mature and dry. Direct Seed: 2" Apart Seed Depth: 1" Rows Apart: 36-48" Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Diablos Cosmos Flower, 400 year old Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This variety of Cosmos is native to Mexico and Central and South America. As such, it can tolerate growing with very little water after the seeds germinate. It was introduced into English horticulture in the late 18th century. Diablo Cosmos is of the species Cosmos sulphureus. This species of flower was preferred by the Korean-Japanese botanist and plant breeder Dr. Woo Jang-choon in his program of planting cosmos flowers along the highways and railroads in Japan and Korea. In 1974 Diablo Cosmos won the All-America Selections award for Flowers. Reintroduced for 2019 Half-hardy annual plants grow to 2-3 feet Scarlet-orange blossoms Long lasting cut flower Good for ornamental plantings Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Cosmos prefer poor soil. They will thrive with very little attention and do not need a lot of water. Excellent cut flower. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. May require staking. Sow 1/" Deep Germination 3-10 days Scatter seeds and thin to 18" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Mona's Orange Cosmos, Organic $2.99 $3.25
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Mona's Orange Cosmos was introduced in 1990 by SESE. It is a Family heirloom from Southern California. It takes 59 days to bloom a radiant orange, mostly single-petalled bloom. Certified Organic Family Heirloom Especially well-suited to the South-East From Small Farms Edible petals Seed heads attract birds Instructions - Annual. Germination: 14 days, 70 degrees F. Prefers full sun. Tolerates partial shade, poor soils, and drought once established. For earlier blooms sow indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Or sow outdoors after all danger of frost. Plant 1/4” deep; thin to 12”-14” spacing. Deadhead to prolong blooming. Full Sun Plant 1/4" deep 12" - 14" spacing Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Moonlight Climbing Nasturtium $3.25 $3.29
Renee's Garden - These lovely climbing nasturtiums have charming soft primrose yellow flowers and bright green foliage, much different from the usual bold and brassy color mix. They grow easily in any well-drained soil and will gracefully disguise neglected areas or twine along a fence, trellis, or wall, providing a summer arbor of pretty lily-pad-shaped leaves and long-spurred flowers. As a wonderful bonus, both the bright flowers and leaves are deliciously edible with a spicy watercress flavor. Characteristics: Heirloom Selective Hummingbird favorites Pollinators & Beneficials Annual vine Spring/summer/fall bloom Frost tender Instructions - To start outdoors, sow seeds in spring once all danger of frost is over in full sun (or part shade in hot climates). Nasturtiums need no added fertilizer in most soils. Poke seeds into well-worked soil about 1 inch deep and 3 to 4 inches apart. Press the soil firmly over the seeds and keep them moist. When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin 10 inches apart so plants will have ample room to grow. To start early indoors, sow 2 seeds each in individual 4-inch pots of well-drained seed starting mix 3 weeks before the last expected frost date. Cover 1 inch deep. Provide a strong light source. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, pinch out the weaker seedling leaving 1 per pot. After outdoor temperatures are evenly above 50°F (10°C) gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions. Transplant seedlings into the garden 10 to 12 inches apart in full sun. Climbing nasturtiums are very reliable and easy to grow in any well-drained soil. Help them to twine up their supports, then they’ll climb easily and bloom nonstop. Do not let plants dry out during the blooming season. You can also plant Moonlight to tumble along the ground. Plant in April-June for cold winters; March-July for mild winters Full sun or partial shade Sow seeds 3-4" apart; 1" deep 7-14 days to germinate Mature height: 4-6 feet Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability.
Nasturtium Phoenix Climbing, 1800's Heirloom $3.25 $3.29
Renee's Garden - These split-petal vining nasturtiums date from the 19th century. Their unique petals, shaped like little flames, stand out in a kaleidoscope of colors against ivy-shaped leaves. Carefree Phoenix blooms absolutely nonstop, covering the foliage with both bright and pastel blossoms in crimson-red, rich gold, fiery orange, warm cream and soft peach, many brushed with burnished copper at the petal base. Phoenix flowers are edible and especially gorgeous scattered on salads or used as edible garnishes for savory dishes. Characteristics: Heirloom Selective Hummingbird favorites Pollinators & Beneficials Great in containers Annual Spring/summer/fall bloom Frost tender Instructions - To start outdoors, sow seeds in spring once all danger of frost is over in full sun (or part shade in hot climates). Nasturtiums need no added fertilizer in most soils. Poke seeds into well-worked soil about 1 inch deep and 3 to 4 inches apart. Press the soil firmly over the seeds and keep them moist. When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin to stand 10 inches apart, or 6 to 8 inches apart if training seedlings up vertical supports. To start early indoors, sow 2 seeds each in individual 4-inch pots of well-drained seed starting mix 3 weeks before the last expected frost date. Cover 1 inch deep. Provide a strong light source. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, pinch out the weaker seedling leaving 1 seedling per pot. When the weather is evenly in the 50°F (10°C) range, gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions. Transplant as above in full sun. Climbing nasturtiums are easy to grow in any well-drained soil. You’ll need to train young plants onto their supports with loose ties, then they’ll climb easily and bloom non-stop. Do not let plants dry out during the blooming season. If aphids become a problem, wash them off with a strong spray of water or spray with a non-toxic Safer’s Soap solution. Phoenix’s bright confetti-like blossoms are true summer beacons for hungry hummingbirds. Plant in April-June for cold winters; March-July for mild winters Full sun or partial shade Sow seeds 3-4" apart; 1" deep 10-12 days to germinate Mature height: 4-6 feet Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability.
Gibsonii Castor Bean Flower, 16th Century Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Ricinus communis) Introduced into English gardens in the 16th century. Stately quick-growing ornamental plant with tropical appearance. Large red-tinged foliage and brightly colored seedpods, a real head-turner. Listed in 1896 catalog of R. & J. Farquhars. Seeds and seedpods are poisonous—please use caution! Annual, 6-8' tall. Characteristics Annual plants grow to 6-8 feet tall Red-tinged leaves and bright red seedpods Quick growing Great for ornamental plantings 25 Seeds per packet Key Planting Tips
Amazon Jewel Nasturtium $2.95 $3.25
Renee's Garden - This spellbinding nasturtium offers unusual variegated, vining foliage and brilliant, spurred blossoms in exotic and unusual shades of pumpkin, painted peachy-rose, ruby, gold, and pale lemon. The single scented flowers shine out from among lily-pad-shaped leaves splashed with patterns of emerald green and creamy white. The effect is a trailing jungle of gemstones as Amazon Jewel meanders gracefully to cover bare spots, adorn fences, or cascade from containers, filling the garden with vibrant color. Characteristics: Renee's Garden Exclusive Annual Gemstone colors Approx 35-40 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds in spring once all danger of frost is over in full sun (or part shade in hot climates). Nasturtiums need no added fertilizer in most soils. Poke seeds into well-worked soil about 1 inch deep and 3 to 4 inches apart. Press soil firmly over the seeds and keep moist. When seedlings are large enough to handle, thin 10 inches apart so plants will have ample room to grow. Plant in: April - June for cold winters or March - July for mild winters Full sun or partial shade Plant 1/4 inch deep Plant 3-4 inches apart 9-12 inches days to germinate Mature Height: 4-6 feet Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability.
Milkmaid Nasturtium Flower $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This is the closest to white of any nasturtium available to gardeners, unique within the genus. Many years of selection have gone into producing this pale-cream to yellowish-white variety. A great conversation piece in any garden. Plants climb 6' or more with proper support. Hardy annual. Characteristics: Hardy annual plants grow to 10-14 inches tall Yellow-white blossoms Flowers are edible Grows well in containers 25 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors one week after last frost. Plants prefer average moist soil. Water during dry spells, but do not fertilize, as this will promote more foliage than flowers. Sow 1/4" Deep Germination 5-21 days Thin 6-12" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Jewels of Opar Flower $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - (Talinum paniculatum) (aka Fameflower) Sure to become a favorite. Eye-catching mats of succulent chartreuse foliage. Attractive sprays of pink flowers followed by ruby-orange seedpods. Great filler for any border or container. Tolerates dry conditions. Self-sows readily. Tender perennial grown as an annual in the North, 24" tall. The leaves are used in salads and stir fry. The leaves do contain oxacyilic acid so do not consume in great quantities. This one I first discovered growing in my Dallas backyard (I no longer live in Texas as our farm is in Wisconsin) and was amazed at the thousands of blossoms and red jeweled seed pods. I was thrilled to learn that the leaves were edible and used them often. It took me a few months to track the name down so I couldn't resist in adding them to our seed collections to share with you. Characteristics: Organic Self-seeding tender perennial, annual in northern climates Sprays of tiny pink flowers Good filler flower for borders and containers Tolerates dry conditions 100 Seeds Instructions - Instructions - Sow seeds indoors on the surface of the soil. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed in late spring. It can be sowed outside around the last frost. Sow 1/4" Deep Germination 7-12 days Thin 6-12" apart Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Black Beauty Poppy $3.25 $3.25
The poppy looks like a gorgeous peony! High Mowing Organic Seeds - With a combination of double flowers and single petal blooms with dark velvety burgundy color. Black Beauty is a stunning eye-catcher, unlike any poppy you've ever seen. And like all poppies it's easy to grow, needs minimal care, and will re-seed itself. Approx. 18,000 seeds/oz. Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Re-seeding annual Tolerates poor soil 3-4' tall 78 days 1/64 oz Instructions - This poppy is a hardy annual preferring full sun, well-drained sandy soil. It will do well in poor soils so do not fertilize. Direct seed in fall for early summer blooms in zones 7-10, plant in spring for late summer blooms in all zones. The plant will be reseeded, but it is also helpful to gather some seeds to replant next year. Poppies can be started indoors as transplants but direct seeding is best Direct Seed 1/4" deep Germination 10-15 days Thin 8-10" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Bird and Butterfly Mix Flowers $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This annual and perennial mixture of flowers will provide nectar to many species of butterflies, including brushfoots, monarchs, skippers, sulphurs and swallowtails. Some of these plants will also provide food for butterfly larvae. Sows 125 square feet per oz. Annuals and perennials Early, late, and mid-blooming flowers Beautiful mix of colors Provides nectar to many species of butterflies Some plants will provide food for butterfly larvae Packet sows 30 square feet Varieties included: Candytuft, Annual - Iberis umbellata Wallflower, Siberian - Cheiranthus allionii Larkspur, Rocket - Delphinium consolida Lupine, Perennial - Lupinus perennis Gayfeather - Liatris spicata Coneflower, Purple - Echinaceae purpurea Blanketflower - Gaillardia aristata Aster, China, Single Mix - Callistephus chinensis Cornflower 'Polka Dot Mix' - Centaurea cyanus Poppy, California Orange - Eschscholzia californica Indian Blanket - Gaillardia pulchella Sage, Scarlet - Salvia coccinea Coreopsis, Lance Leaved - Coreopsis lanceolata Godetia, Dwarf - Clarkia amoena Coneflower, Dwarf Red - Ratibida columnifera Coreopsis, Dwarf Plains - Coreopsis tinctoria Mint, Lemon - Monarda citriodora Milkweed, Butterfly - Asclepias tuberosa Sweet Alyssum, Tall White - Lobularia maritima Black-Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia hirta Instructions - You may sow the bee feed mix 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date. Mix the seed with some sand or sawdust, broadcast the seed, and then go over the area with a rake to work the seed into the soil a little.This product is best seeded at 6-12 lbs per acre or 5 ounces for 1000 square feet. Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Organic Hungarian Blue Breadseed Poppy $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange -Sitting above its silvery, highly cut foliage, the striking, purple-petaled flowers of this easy-to-grow annual are followed later in the season by attractive seed pods that can be used in dried arrangements. At the season’s end, the seeds in the pods can be harvested and used for baking or replanting. All plant parts except the seeds are toxic. Prolific self-sowing annual, 2-3' tall. Characteristics: Organic Self-seeding annual plants grow to 2-3 feet tall Deep blue-purple blossoms Edible seeds for baking 200 seeds Instructions - Direct seeding is preferable, as poppies do not like to have their roots disturbed. Sow seeds outdoors in the early spring when the soil is still cool and light frost is possible. Can also be sown in the fall just before the ground freezes. Plants will tolerate poor soil. Direct Seed 1/4" deep Germination 10-15 days Thin 8-10" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Mixed Colors Broomcorn Sorghum Heirloom Seeds $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - A type of sorghum traditionally used in broom-making. A diverse mix of varieties in many colors. Includes Apache Red, Texas Black Amber, Tennessee Red, Nicaraguan Broom, Iowa Red, Hadley Kidd, Moyer Sonnen, Sattie Museum, Moyer Jensen Gold, Hungarian Red, and Black, Ramirez South Chile, and Kepley. Gorgeous in floral arrangements. 100-110 days. ±1,200 seeds/oz. Characteristics: A mix of many varieties in multiple colors Nice addition to floral arrangements 100-110 days 100 seeds per packet This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but prefers a long, frost-free growing season. Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1" deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8" apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained fertile soil with plenty of water. Direct Seed: 4" Apart Germination: 4-21 Days Rows Apart: 36-48" Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Moulin Rouge Zinnia $3.25 $3.29
Renee's Garden - Our own sizzling hot blend of cutting zinnias in bright scarlet, rich true crimson, and deep dark red, all knockout red shades that enhance and augment each other for gorgeous bright garden color and absolutely stunning centerpiece bouquets. You will love the fully double, big flowers that bloom strongly on vigorous, branching 3 to 3-1/2-foot tall plants. These stunning and long-lasting red flowers are guaranteed to attract native pollinators, butterflies, and hummingbirds to your garden. Characteristics: Heirloom Butterfly & Hummingbird favorites Pollinators & Beneficials Annual Summer/fall bloom Frost tender Instructions - To start in the garden, sow seeds in well-worked soil in full sun when the danger of frost is past and the weather is warm and above 50°F (10°C) both day and night. Space seeds 2 to 3 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart, cover about 1/2 inch deep, and gently firm the soil. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination. To start early indoors, four weeks before the last frost date, sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 3 inches apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outside when temperatures rise above 50°F (10°C) day and night. Space seedlings 8-12 inches apart when large enough to handle to give plants room to mature and provide good air circulation. Zinnias grow readily in ordinary garden soil in full sun. For large and abundant flowers, thin before seedlings get crowded; adequate spacing and regular, even watering help keep zinnias productive and discourage mildew. Pick when flower blossoms first open and petals are tight for the longest vase life. Cut long stems well back into the plant to keep plants branching low and producing the best blooms for summer-long bouquets. Plant in May-June for cold winters; April-May for mild winters Full sun Space seeds 2-3" apart Plant 1/2" deep Days to germinate: 7-10 days Mature Height: 3-3.5 feet Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability.