Lemon Mint, 1,000 years old Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Used by Native Americans for medicinal and culinary purposes, the citrus-flavored leaves of lemon mint can be minced and added to fruit jellies. Its beautiful purple bracts, held on 24-30" tall plants, are aromatic and colorful in the fall and attract bees. Hardy perennial in zones 5-9. Characteristics:  Self-seeding annual plants Plants grow to 24-30 inches tall Purple flower bracts attract bees Leaves are aromatic and citrus-flavored Instructions -  Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Plant out in early spring just before last frost. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. Sow seed indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost Germination 10-20  days Plant 12-24" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Black Hollyhock Flower, Heirloom pre-1629 $3.25 $3.75
 Backorder alert - We saw a spike in sales and have more seeds on the way.  If you’d like them, please add to your cart and pay as normal.  We will ensure we get your seeds to you. I expect them in about 2 weeks. Seed Exchange - This single hollyhock was described in 1629 by English botanist John Parkinson as being “of a darke red like blackblood.” It appears black on overcast days, but will have a hint of red in bright sun. Plant next to a white fence for a spectacular contrast. Self-seeding biennial, 5-6' tall. Self-seeding biennial grows to 6 feet tall Deep red flowers look almost black Single blossoms Good for landscaping and ornamental gardens 100 Seeds Instructions - Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors one week before last frost. Give space to allow airflow, and grow in rich moist soil. Stake tall plants. Direct Seed 1/8" Deep Germination 10-14 days Thin 18-36" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Organic Outhouse Hollyhock Flowers, early 1900's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Alcea rosea) This classic variety has graced outbuildings on Iowa farmsteads for over a century. Years ago, refined ladies just looked for the hollyhocks and didn’t have to ask where the outhouse was. Single blooms of white, light pink, magenta, and burgundy. Blooms the second year in the North or first year in more moderate climates. Self-seeding biennial, 6-9' tall. Organic Self-seeding biennial grows to 6-9 feet tall Single blossoms in shades of white, pink, and red Great for ornamental plantings in the garden 100 seeds per packet Instructions:  Sow seed indoors 1/4" deep. Plant out after the danger of frost has passed in late spring. Can also be directly sown outdoors 3 weeks before the last frost. Prefers light well-drained soil and will tolerate dry conditions. Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination: 15-21 Days Plant Outdoors: 4-6” Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Giant Spotted Foxglove Flower $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Popular cottage garden flower from England. A great choice for mixing into borders, for naturalizing, or for mass planting. This is a superior strain with large, spotted, white and pink flowers borne on 5-6' tall stems. Although frequently visited by hummingbird moths, the plants, seeds, and foliage of this variety are all poisonous—please use caution. Biennial. Organic Biennial plants grow to 5-6 feet tall Bell-shaped white and pink blossoms attract pollinators and birds 250 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Transplant outdoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Prefers rich, moist, cool soil. May require staking. Alternatively, it can be planted outside right around the last frost to early summer. The plant simply needs time to develop a solid root structure before the winter to be able to bloom the following year.  Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost Germination 14-21 days Plant 6-9" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Chima Family Heirloom Poppy $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - The stunning double flowers of this breadseed poppy are coral-pink and reach 2-2 ½' tall. Valeria Dukelow donated this gorgeous poppy to Seed Savers Exchange in 2012 and has grown it in her Pittsburgh garden since the 1960s, when she obtained the seeds from her Romanian-born mother. All plant parts except the seeds are toxic. Organic Stunning double dark pink to red blooms Grows 2 to 2.5 feet tall Blooms late June - July 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 availability
Tall Russell Lupine Flower $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Well-balanced mixture of lupines with a full-color range. Perennial lupines are found growing wild from California to British Columbia. Steady improvements of the wild strains have been in progress by breeders for centuries. A great example of how flower breeders have taken a native species and selected for many different color combinations. A short-lived perennial, 3-4' tall. Characteristics:  Short-lived perennial Plants grow to 3-4 feet tall Flowers in reds, purples, yellows, pinks, and salmons Great for borders, ornamental plantings, and cut flowers 100 Seeds Instructions -Sow seeds indoors 1/8" deep. Transplant outdoors after the last frost. Can also be sown outdoors in early spring when soil is cool and a light frost is still possible, or in early autumn where winters are mild. Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost Germination 14-21 days Plant 24-36" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Lavender Hyssop Flower $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Masses of purple flower spikes sit atop lush deep-green foliage. Leaves emit a potent licorice scent when crushed and can be used as a flavoring for cooking and for tea. Makes an excellent cut flower. Plants grow 1-3' tall. Acts as a biennial and self-sows readily on open ground. Hardy to zone 4. Characteristics:  Self-seeding, biennial/perennial Hardy to zone 4 Plants grow to 1-3 feet Purple flowers and leaves that smell of licorice 250 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Seeds can also be directly sown outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Does best in well-drained soil. Sow seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination 30-90  days Plant 12" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Raider Blue Delphinium Flower, Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This stunning bicolor perennial bears deeply lobed, dark-green leaves and, in summer, double lavender flowers with blue outer petals. Its showy flower spikes make it a popular choice for cottage-style gardens and cutting gardens. Plants grow to 5' and should be staked their first year. Note: Entire plant is poisonous. Characteristics:  Open-Pollinated Double-lavender flowers with blue outer petals Plants grow to 5 feet tall Perfect for cottage-style or cutting gardens New for 2021 Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors one week before last frost. Give space to allow airflow, and grow in rich moist soil. Stake tall plants. Direct Seed 1/8" Deep Germination 10-14 days Thin 18-36" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Hyssop Flower, 1,300 years old heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Used as early as the 7th century to improve the smell of kitchens and hospitals. Hyssop leaves are used to flavor salads, soups, liqueurs, and stews. Essential oil used in perfumes. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Plants grow 18-24". Perennial in zones 4-9. Characteristics:  A perennial plant in zones 4-9 Plants grow to 18-24 inches Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds Drought resistant 250 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Success is greatly improved if seeds are placed with soil into a plastic bag and refrigerated for 4-6 weeks. Once removed from the cool, place in an area that is between 55-65°F. Plant out after danger of frost has passed in late spring. Prefers average well-drained soil. Sow seed indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost Germination 7-10  days Plant 6-12" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Johnny Jump-Up $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Native to Spain and the Pyrenees Mountains. Truly a classic garden flower that never goes out of fashion. Like all violas, can be used as an edible garnish with cheeses or salads. Plants are exceedingly free-blooming from spring through late autumn. Self-seeding biennial, 5-6" tall,  (Viola x williamsiana) (aka Heartsease). Characteristics:  Open-Pollinated Self-seeding biennial plants grow to 5-6 inches Purple and yellow blossoms Good for container growing Flower heads are edible Instructions - Sow seeds indoors 1/4" deep. Transplant outdoors when the spring temperatures are still cool and a light frost is possible. Plants enjoy cool rich soil. Start indoors8-10 weeks before the last frost Germination 10-14 days Plant 6-9" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
St. John's Wort $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Highly esteemed medicinal herb since ancient times. Widely used as an herbal treatment for depression. Shrubby plant with yellow flowers. Grows 12-16" tall and flowers early. Perennial in zones 4-8. (Hypericum perforatum) Characteristics:  A perennial plant in zones 4-8 Plants grow to 12-16 inches tall Shrub-like plants Yellow flowers bloom early Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Seeds can also be directly sown outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Does best in well-drained soil. Transplant 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Sow seed indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost Germination 30-90  days Plant 12" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Sweet William Electron Blend Flower, 1500's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Sweet William has enchanted flower lovers since the 1500s. Dependable, pollinator-attracting plants provide continuous blooms of clove-scented flowers from late spring until frost. Bicolor shades of red, magenta, pink, and white make a splash in gardens, cut-flower arrangements, and salads. Yes, the petals are also edible! 18-24" tall, readily reseeds. Biennial. Organic. Easy-to-grow Hardy annual plants grow to 2-3 feet Bright blue flowers bloom throughout the season Self-seeding 25 Seeds Instructions: Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when a light frost is still possible. Will self-sow profusely. Prefers average soil and tolerates dry conditions. Good cut flower, fresh or dried seedpod. Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep Germination: 7-15 Days Thin: 8-12" Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Dwarf Columbine Flower $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Native to Europe, this spring-to-summer blooming perennial columbine bears flowers noted for their brightly colored sepals in a rainbow of colors, paired with strongly hooked spurs. Growing 10-18" tall, this selection bears small, downward-facing flowers, reminiscent of an old-fashioned bonnet. In fact, past generations have even playfully referred to this flower as “Granny’s Bonnet.” The self-sowing variety prefers even moisture and grows best in full sun to partial shade, ideally with afternoon shade in hot climates. Perennial. Perennial Full sun to partial shade is optimal 100 Seeds  Instructions: Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Columbine prefers well-drained average soil. Water regularly, keeping leaves dry. Remove spent blossoms frequently to prolong blooming. Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination: 3-4 weeks Plant Outdoors: 8-10” Apart Light: Full Sun   Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Black Beauty Poppy $2.95 $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
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