Lavender Hyssop Flower, Native Flower from $3.00 $3.95
Lavender Hyssop - A native commonly found in the north central United States. It prefers dry woodlands and prairies and readily adapts to garden environments without standing water.  The leaves are scented like licorice and it is often referred to Anise Hyssop because of this. Butterlfies and other pollinators will stay busy gathering pollen and nectar. It is used by a variety of beneficial insects as well. It is often used in boquets Botanical Name: Agastche foeniculum Characteristics:  Biennial/perennial that self seeds easily Hardy to zone 4 Plants grow up to 3 feet Purple flowers and leaves that smell of licorice .75g or 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
Eastern Red Columbine, Native Flower from $3.00 $3.95
Firefly Farm & Mercantile - Eastern Red Columbine is native to the central and eastern Untied States. It is a late spring to early summer flowering perennial. Bees and other polliantors rely on these woodland species for valuable nectar and pollen. This is very abundant at Firefly Farm & Mercantile. You would see this along our Wild Flower Trail in mid May to mid June typically.  They are 10-18” tall and will casually reseed to keep an abundance of blooms going for years to come. The flowers face downwards and have longer spurs that form the classic combine curl.  The self-sowing variety prefers even moisture and grows best in full sun to partial shade, ideally with afternoon shade in hot climates. Perennial. Botanical name: Aquilegia canadensis Perennial Full sun to partial shade is optimal 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
Purple Top Vervain or Purple Top Verbena Flower, 1725 Heirloom from $3.00 $3.95
Excellent pollinator and butterfly flower. Each packet will contain around 500 seeds.   Brought to England from South America around 1725. Endless purple flowers sit above strong stems with dark green leaves all summer and into early fall.  Thrives in warm dry soil, very easy to grow. Great for borders where height is needed. Tender perennial, typically grown as an annual, 3-4' tall.  Botanical name: Verbena bonariensis or aka Purple Top Characteristics:  Self-seeding annual plants grow to 3-4 feet tall Purple flowers are tolerant of light frosts Easy to grow, thrive in dry soil Great for use in border plantings or as a cut flower This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States and can be grown as a tender perennial in warm climates. 1/10th gram or about 500 seeds per packet  Instructions: Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Seed is slow to germinate and sensitive to excess moisture. Plant out after the danger of frost has passed in late spring. Makes an excellent cut flower. Start Indoors: 8-12 weeks before the last frost Germination: 14-28 Days Plant Outdoors: 18-24” Apart Light: Full Sun       Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Crego Mix China Aster Flower from $3.25 $3.75
Crego Aster Mix provides tons of flowers from late summer through mid-fall. They are a blend of purple, blue, pink and white jewel tones.  Flowers are very full and have a wonderful shaggy appearance. Flowers provide a late nectar and pollen source and plenty of blooms for flower arrangments.  Annual Long-lasting flowers A mix of purples, pinks, and whites 250 Seeds Firefly Farm & Mercantile Packet Instructions:  Plant outdoors after the danger of frost has passed in late spring. Prefers average soil. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. Alternative Sowing for those that want earlier blooms Start Indoors: 8-10 weeks before the last frost Germination: 7-10 Days Plant Outdoors: 7-10” Apart Light: Sun/Partial Shade         Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability  
Nemotode Control Marigolds, Beneficial Marigolds from $3.00 $3.25
Firefly Farm & Mercantile Nemotode Control Marigolds - Many marigolds are wonderful in reducing pests and nemotodes, but for nemotode control you want to make sure you have the right marigold species. While all marigolds reduce insect pests in the garden, only certain varieties will help reduce harmful nemotodes. This blend is for large areas as much as it is for small gardens as we have it in all sizes.  If you are looking to help reduce nemotodes then this is a blend to help do this. Introducing benefical nemotodes after using these marigolds can also be done. The blend is predominately orange and have various types of blossoms since it is a mix.  If nemotodes are bothering your dahlias, tomatoes, peppers or other plantings, then do give this a try for the season.  Like all of our seeds, this is an open-pollinated plant so you can collect seed to grow your own the following seasons.   Botanical Name: Tagetes Patula Nemotode Control  Deters many insects too 30-40" ft. plants  Sow Amounts Sow 1 packet for every 125 sq ft  Sow 1 oz for every 1,000 sq ft  Sow 2.5 lbs per acre  Instructions - Annual. Germination: 70°F, 4-8 days. Full sun. Direct sow or transplant after last frost. Space 8-16” apart. Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Dwarf Columbine Flower $3.00 $3.75
Firefly Farm & Mercantile - Dwarf Columbine is a dwarf style columbine adorned in a multitude of colors. We are in the process of updating our picture as it is no longer available with Seedsavers for this year.  They are 10-18” tall and will casually reseed to keep an abundance of blooms going for years to come. The flowers face downwards and have longer spurs that form the classic combine curl. This has been known as Granny’s Bonnet. This Columbine is native to Europe but makes itself home in gardens around the world. 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 1/2 gram or 350 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 to Partial Sun  
Scarlet O'Hara Morning Glory Flower, Heirloom $3.25 $3.99
Firefly Farm & Mercantile - Beautiful Deep Scarlet red blossoms atop green jeweled leaves make this a stunning sight Self-seeding hardy annual plants grow vines of over 15 feet long Scarlet Red flowers Climbs trellises and support structures 4 gram or ~75 Seeds Instructions - Plant seeds outdoors after the last frost. Seeds can be slightly chipped and soaked in warm water for 24 hours before planting for better results. Prefers full sun and moist average soil. Sow 1/2" Deep Germination 5-21 days Thin 4-6" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability Please note: The Arizona Department of Agriculture prohibits the sale of any plant in the genus of Ipomoea, which includes Morning Glory.
Red Flame Celosia Flower, Organic $3.45 $3.75
Large, stunning velvety cockscomb blooms with a brilliant red flame coloration. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Plants are vigorous with compact, sturdy growth habit. 2-4" blooms rise from green, purplish leaves. Stems are strong and easily stripped of leaves at harvest. Flowers have an incredible vase life, lasting up to two weeks in water. Blooms can be dried for striking ornamental arrangements. Highly vigorous plants produce for a long harvest window and have great field holding quality. (Celosia argentea spicata) Cut or dried flowers Cockscomb shape 26-32" tall Annual Open-Pollinated 50 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Plant out into average, well-drained soil after the danger of frost has passed. Good cutting flower, fresh or dried.  Direct Seed: 1/4" deep  Germination: 10-15 days  Thin: 8-10" apart  Light: Full Sun   Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Flamingo Feather Celosia Flower, Organic $3.45 $3.75
Glossy, semi-dry, foxtail blooms with dreamy faint pink coloration. High Mowing Organic Seeds - An early producing celosia with pale blooms that are excellent for fresh and dried floral arrangements. Plants have long stems and fine leaves making for ease of harvest and processing. Plants are easy to grow and have incredible field holding quality.  (Celosia argentea spicata) Cut or dried flower 24-36" tall Annual Open-Pollinated 50 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Plant out into average, well-drained soil after the danger of frost has passed. Good cutting flower, fresh or dried.  Direct Seed: 1/4" deep  Germination: 10-15 days  Thin: 8-10" apart  Light: Full Sun   Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Hopi Black Dye Sunflower, Heirloom, Organic $3.25 $3.25
A Hopi heirloom prized for its purple-black seeds, used especially for coloring baskets. High Mowing Organic Seeds - High Mowing sold this variety in our very first catalog, and we're bringing it back in part to complete the circle of our journey, and in part, because it's a great variety. Like us, it's scrappy and resilient and does a lot with a little, where the seeds are good for dye but also for food or feed, and are the best for de-hulling. The massive tall flowers are classically sunflower beautiful, with yellow rays around purple-black centers. Grown for countless generations, this variety will almost certainly still be used to make dye a hundred years from now. Approx. 500 seeds/oz. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Heirloom  Natural dye source  7-11 feet tall  95 days  1/16 oz approx.  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" - 1" Deep Plant and Thin to 12" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
County Fair Blend Zinnias Flower, Organic $3.25 $3.55
A warm-toned mix of pink, orange, purple, gold, and cream blooms. High Mowing Organic Seeds - An excellent cut flower that blooms until frost; the more you cut the more they grow! 2-5" blooms ideal for borders and bouquets. Heat and disease tolerant. Zinnias last longer if you change the water in the vase every two days and keep out of direct sunlight Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated High Mowing Seeds Exclusive  Excellent cut flower  Attracts butterflies 24-36" plants Annual  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Zinnias perform best in Full Sun with well-drained fertile soil.  Excellent cut flower. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. You can start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost to encourage faster bloom time.  Sow 1/4 " Deep Germination 3-10 days Scatter seeds and thin to 9" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Amish Cockscomb, Celosia, 1570's Heirloom, Organic $3.45 $3.95
Seed Exchange - Given to SSE by longtime members Orral and Joan Craig who discovered it growing in an Amish garden near Arthur, Illinois. Native to the tropics and introduced to Europe in the 1570s. Fuzzy red flower heads resemble the comb of a rooster. Annual, 12" tall. Organic Annual Great cut flower or bedding plant Plants grow to 12 inches Fuzzy red flower heads 250 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Plant out into average well-drained soil after the danger of frost has passed. Good cutting flower, fresh or dried. Sow seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination 7-10  days Plant 12-18 apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Radiance Cosmos Flower $3.75 $4.00
Our children love to pick flowers and cosmos let them pick all the flowers they seem to want.  The more you pick them, the more they bloom.  The Living Seed Company - A gorgeous and showy heirloom. A true classic and so easy to grow! Plants can grow 4' - 5' tall with an abundance of flowers. Aside from being beautiful, they are nectar rich and offer forage for many of our pollinator allies!  A native Mexican wildflower loved by birds, butterflies, bees and even Monarchs! Characteristics:  Very easy to grow Half-hardy annual plants grow to 4-5 feet tall Pink Open Flowers Great in cut flower arrangements 100 Seeds per packet 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 1/2" Deep Germination 3-10 days Plant 18-36" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Picotee Cosmos, Organic $2.99 $3.25
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Picotee Cosmos are great for cut flower arrangements. It takes 56 days to bloom beautiful 1.5-2 inch cosmos in shades of pink, red, and white, mostly with streaked petals. This strain was selected from a Tasmanian white heorloom.  Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms  4-5 ft. plants Edible flower 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.  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Royal Sweet Pea Flower, mid 1800's Heirloom $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - A native to Europe, these sweet flowers reached their peak in popularity in the late 1880’s. In Edwardian England they were often considered the floral emblem. In the language of flowers, sweet peas represent blissful pleasure, good-bye and thank you for a lovely time. Commonly associated with the month of April. Blooming into colors such as rose, salmon, purple, white, lavender and pink. In mild climates the ideal season to plant sweet peas is in the fall, this allows for a strong root system to develop. If planting in the spring, seeds should be planted as early as possible in the season. In areas with harsh winters, wait to sow one month before last frost. Mulch if spring tends to be hot and humid.This mix offers large, 2” blossoms in bright colors of red, purple, mauve, pink, blue and white. Blooms over a long period with exceptional fragrance.Trellis plant for support. This heirloom mix is perfect for having flowers in the garden as well as long lasting cut flowers and bouquets. Flowers grow up to 72”. Direct sow into the ground 1/8” deep.  Keep soil moist for during germination. All parts of this plant are toxic including stems, flowers, and seeds.  Up to 6' Vines Rose, Salmon, White, Purple, Pink and Lavender Makes beautiful arrangements  Fragrant DO NOT EAT, This plant is for ornamental purposes only 30 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors one week after last frost. Plants prefer average moist soil but keep moist during germination. Sow 1/8" Deep Germination 14-21 day Plant 2" apart Thin 4-6" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
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