Blazingstar, Dense Blazingstar, Gayfeather Liatris Spicata from $3.00
A U.S. native that resides from the Mississippi eastwards to the Atlantic Liatris Spicata goes by Marsh Blazingstar as it prefers wet or rich garden soils. This is the most commonly seen native in gardens as its dense flowers and rich in nector and pollen. We offer it in seed year round or corms in the spring. Corms will allow you to see flowers the first year while seed will take 2-3 years to flower.  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 a family of natives that you will find in a large area of the U.S prairies, meadows, forest edges and grasslands. The species 'Spicata' is a great nectar and pollen source.  USDA Zones 4-9  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.  Instructions: Germination is increased by a 30- day cold treatment in slightly damp paper towels in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Seed can also be directly sown into a prepared seedbed in fall, or in early- to mid-spring. Requires a rich loam, clay, or slightly moist sandy soil. Alternatively Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before planting out or direct sow after treating the seeds or in early spring or late fall Germination: 20-25 Days Plant Outdoors: 2-3' Apart Light: Full Sun
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Lilium Tiger 'Lancifolium-Splendens' (Tiger Lily) from $10.95
Tiger Lilies are the easiest of all lilies and probably of all bulbs to care for. They are dependable bloomers year after year. You will be rewarded with dozens of downward facing blooms on each stem.   Our 'Lancifolium-Splendens' Tiger Lily are great in all environments - They are super hardy from Zone 2 and thrive all the way to Zone 9.  Our bulbs are 5” in circumference ( 14-16 cm) which makes them some of the biggest available.  We ship starting in mid to late March every year and typically are done with spring Lily bulbs by late April.  USDA Zones 2-9 Mid-Summer flowering  Bloom Duration: 3 weeks Cold Hardy Full Sun to Partial Shade Bloom Color: Orange Additional Information Great for Naturalizing, Mass Planting, Borders, Hummingbirds & Cut Gardens.  40-60” 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.   
Anemone Coronaria 'De Caen Mixture' from $8.99 $11.99
Anemone Coronaria 'De Caen Mixture' Anemones are very rewarding in the garden for their long blooming period in Spring. They make excellent cut flowers lasting up to 10 days, for this reason they are hit with florists.  USDA Zones 4-11 Starts in mid-spring when established. The will bloom with 90 days of planting their first year. Bloom Duration: up to 10 weeks Cold Hardy Full Sun to Full Shade Bloom Color: Reds, Pinks, Whites, Purples, Blues Additional Information Great for Naturalizing, Mass Planting, Borders, or Cut Gardens 10” tall Key Planting Tips Soak the corns so that they almost double in size.  I like to leave the water on a slight trickle to encourage oxygen in the water for 15 minutes or so. Plant in full sun to partial shade, 3" inches deep. Space each bulb 4-6" apart.  Water deeply the first time and then do not water until leaves break the surface. 
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Lilium Tiger 'Yellow Bruse' (Tiger Lily) from $10.95
Tiger Lilies are the easiest of all lilies and probably of all bulbs to care for. They are dependable bloomers year after year. You will be rewarded with dozens of downward facing blooms on each stem. Our Yellow Bruse' Tiger Lily is great in all environments - They are super hardy from Zone 1 and thrive all the way to Zone 9.  Our bulbs are 5” in circumference ( 14-16 cm) which makes them some of the biggest available.  USDA Zones 1-9 Mid-Summer flowering  Bloom Duration: 3 weeks Cold Hardy Full Sun to Partial Shade Bloom Color: Yellow Additional Information Great for Naturalizing, Mass Planting, Borders, Hummingbirds & Cut Gardens.  40-60” 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.  Shipping Information  We start shipping in March and we wrap up by early May unless we run out which we typically sell 90% of our stock as pre-orders. 
Giant Spotted Foxglove Flower, Organic $3.45 $3.95
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
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'White Twinkle' Tiger Lily, (Lilium Tiger) from $12.95
Tiger Lilies are the easiest of all lilies and probably of all bulbs to care for. They are dependable bloomers year after year. You will be rewarded with dozens of downward facing blooms on each stem. Our 'White Twinkle' Tiger Lily is great in all environments - They are super hardy from Zone 1 and thrive all the way to Zone 9.  Our bulbs are 5” in circumference ( 14-16 cm) which makes them some of the biggest available.  USDA Zones 3-9 Mid-Summer flowering  Bloom Duration: 3 weeks Cold Hardy Full Sun to Partial Shade Bloom Color: White Additional Information Great for Naturalizing, Mass Planting, Borders, Hummingbirds & Cut Gardens.  40-60” 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.   Photo Credit: Goat Mountain (Flickr Handle)
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Lilium Tiger 'Red Velvet' (Tiger Lily) from $10.95
Tiger Lilies are the easiest of all lilies and probably of all bulbs to care for. They are dependable bloomers year after year. You will be rewarded with dozens of downward facing blooms on each stem. Our 'Red Velvet' Tiger Lily are great in all environments - They are super hardy from Zone 1 and thrive all the way to Zone 9.  Our bulbs are 5” in circumference ( 14-16 cm) which makes them some of the biggest available.  USDA Zones 1-9 Mid-Summer flowering  Bloom Duration: 3 weeks Cold Hardy Full Sun to Partial Sun Bloom Color: Red We ship in March through when our stock runs out which is May.  Additional Information Great for Naturalizing, Mass Planting, Borders, Hummingbirds & Cut Gardens.  40-60” 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.   
Raider Blue Delphinium Flower, Heirloom $3.45 $3.95
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
Prairie Blazingstar, Liatris pycnostachya $3.00 $3.75
Perhaps the most wondrous sight in any prairie is a mass planting of Prairie Blazingstar. They are resilient, pollinator magnets, provide cover for birds, insects of all types and grow deep roots.  They can reach 4’ tall and are hardy to USDA Zone 4. These perennials are a crowd please in a natural setting or a garden border. They are excellent cut flowers and excel in dried arrangements.  There are several different Liatris and all can play an important part in any ecosystem. Characteristics:  Perennial and hardy to zone 4 Plants grow to 3-4 feet tall Spikes of purple-magenta flowers Excellent for dried and cut flower arrangements 150 seeds per packet  Instructions: Germination is increased by a 30- day cold treatment in slightly damp paper towels in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Seed can also be directly sown into a prepared seedbed in fall, or in early- to mid-spring. Requires a rich loam, clay, or slightly moist sandy soil.  Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before planting out or direct sow after treating the seeds or in early spring or late fall  Germination: 20-25 Days Plant Outdoors: 2-3' Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Liatris Spicata Floristsan White (White Blazingstar) from $6.99
This is an exceptional variety that will provide contrast and brightness to your garden or prairie.   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: White 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. 
Faeire Queen Apricot Foxglove Flower, Heirloom $3.25 $3.39
Renee's Garden EXCLUSIVE - - These classic, elegant cottage garden flowers thrive happily in filtered sunlight or sun-dappled corners. Faerie Queen has multiple spires packed with thimble-shaped, elongated bells in pastel apricot with delicately speckled, creamy throats. The tall flower stalks bloom effortlessly above large, leafy bases from late spring to early summer, adding a magical fairy tale quality to the garden. Cut Faerie Queen for enchanting bouquets of graceful form and soft color. Biennial. (Digitalis purpurea) Biennial plants grow to 4-5 feet tall Bell-shaped apricot blossoms attract pollinators and birds 2000 Seeds. .3grams 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
Heirloom Chocolate Daisy, Native (Southwest USA) $3.35 $3.99
Renee's Garden- These cheerful native wildflowers have a tantalizing chocolate scent that wafts through the garden as they bloom in the sun. Chocolate daisies provide a continuous show of deliciously fragrant little butter yellow blossoms, each the size of a quarter. Plants are happily deer resistant, bloom hard all season and return every spring to perfume the garden. Chocolate daisies attract pollinators and butterflies all summer long. Who knew they love chocolate as much as we do! - (Berlandiera lyrata) Hardy to Zone 4 Perennial  Deer resistant  .185g or ~35 seeds per packet Growing Instructions Sowing Outdoors - In spring, several weeks after last frost date, sow in a sunny garden spot with excellent drainage. Sow 2 inches apart and cover lightly. Keep moist but not soggy while awaiting germination. When seedlings are well established, thin to 6 inches apart so plants have room to mature. Sowing Inside - Start seeds indoors about 6 weeks before night temps are above 50°F (10°C). Sow seeds 2 to 3 apart in a container of seed starting mix and cover very lightly. Keep seedbed moist but not soggy while awaiting germination. When outdoor weather is warm and settled both day and night, plant seedlings 6 inches apart in a sunny, well-drained garden spot.  Chocolate daisies, native to the mesas and plains of the Southwest, thrive in average soil, but require good drainage to thrive; if soil is heavy clay, add organic material to improve drainage before sowing. Plant in large groups in full sun near where you walk for maximum fragrance impact. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage reblooming. Blossoms are a important source of nectar for pollinators and beneficial insects. Plants die to the ground in winter, returning in spring and gaining in size over the seasons. Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Spotted Joe Pye Weed - Native from $3.00
Spotted Joe Pye Weed is a one often preferred for gardnes that its relative, Joe Pye Weed, as it is half the size coming up 4-6'.  It loves the moist to wet soils inlcuding clay, loam or sand.  It is one again that is underserving of weed in its name as its not aggressvie in seeding out. It does grow into large clumps that are able to be divided depsite the deep roots it sends out.  This is a must for any butterfly, pollinator or wildlife garden as it attracts numerous amounts of butteflies, bees and pollinators. Bumblebees will use this for cover so if you are workign on helping rare bumblee species, this is a good plant that should be part of your plan.  It's native range is the Midwest, but due to its non-aggressive nature it has been introduced in gardens and restoration projects across much of the the United States.  Most gardeners will divide this to increase its numbers or collect seed to moist stratify.  Botanical Names: Eutrochium maculatum USDA Zones 3-7, some success to zones 8 Mid-Summer flowering  6' stalks  Bloom Duration: All Summer Cold Hardy Full Sun (some partial sun is ok) 1 packet will cover 50 sq ft, 1/2 oz covers  1000 ft Bloom Color: Red-Pink Key Planting Tips Instructions: Germination is increased by a 30- day cold treatment in slightly damp paper towels in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Seed can also be directly sown into a prepared seedbed in fall, or in early- to mid-spring. Requires a rich loam, clay, or slightly moist sandy soil. Alternatively Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before planting out or direct sow after treating the seeds or in early spring or late fall Germination: 20-25 Days Plant Outdoors: 2-3' Apart Light: Full Sun to partial sun
Prairie Ironweed - Native from $3.00
Prairie Ironweed really doesn't deserve weed in its name. It is a stalwart of planting in tough places like clay, loves moist and damp soils and will do well even in gardens with great loam.  It is beautiful for mass plantings and can be used for cut flowers. It develops really deep roots that help erosion and filter water. Despite the number of seeds it produces, it doesn't spread agressively and typically you need to be a bit more intentional with planting.  This is a must for any butterfly, pollinator or wildlife garden as it attracts numerous amounts of butterflies and is the host plant for the American Painted Lady.  It's native range is the Midwest, but due to its non-aggressive nature ithas been introduced in gardens and restoration projects across much of the eastern half of the United States.  Most gardeners will divide this to increase its numbers or collect seed to moist stratify.  Botanical Names: Veronia fasciculata USDA Zones 3-7, some success to zones 9 Mid-Summer flowering  6' stalks, you can cut in late spring for shorter plants Bloom Duration: All Summer Cold Hardy Full Sun (some partial sun is ok) 1 packet will cover 25 sq ft, 1 oz covers 1,000 ft Bloom Color: Purple Key Planting Tips Instructions: Germination is increased by a 30- day cold treatment in slightly damp paper towels in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Seed can also be directly sown into a prepared seedbed in fall, or in early- to mid-spring. Requires a rich loam, clay, or slightly moist sandy soil. Alternatively Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before planting out or direct sow after treating the seeds or in early spring or late fall Germination: 20-25 Days Plant Outdoors: 2-3' Apart Light: Full Sun
Allium Tall 'Purple Sensation' Ornamental Onion from $6.99 $8.99
Allium bulbs are splendid for naturalizing if planted in rich, well-drained soil. Miniature Alliums offer a wide array of flower sizes, shapes, and colors.  Planting and Maintenance Information:  Must be planted in the Fall  Soil temperatures must be 55 F or below  The ideal soil pH level for flower bulbs is between 6-7  Require a minimum cold frame of 6 weeks to root properly  Height: 36"  Spread: 2-4"  Spacing: 6-8"  USDA Zone: 4-7  Allium Miniature 'Azureum' Caeruleum:  Partial Shade - Full Sun  Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies  Deer, Rabbit, and Roden Resistant  Great for Naturalizing, Beds and Borders, and Landscaping  Fragrant 
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