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"Without a doubt they are the best looking plants that I have ever gotten from anyone!"

Over the last decade we've seen the deer population explode. You can find them in small cities, suburbia and rural towns. While their population grows, their predators have diminished as well as their naAquilegia is deer resistanttural food supply. So they come looking for a suitable substitution and all too often it's your garden that they have found! Although we could find no definitive studies showing what deer will and won't eat, there is definitely a consensus out there from gardeners of what the best bets might be. There are a few things that we do know: Deer avoid plants with a strong fragrance, irritating textures, or plants that upset their stomachs. With that said, if a deer is hungry enough it will eat anything rather than starve. Below is our list of plants that deer tend to ignore. They are the ones we have noticed the deer never touch in our garden and other gardeners have told us the same. It is a good start and we hope you have the same results .Click on the order form and enter the varieties you want.


Deer Repellant Perennials:

ACHILLEA OR YARROW- Sun, Zone 3-8, EASY (to grow), Summer. The easiest of all perennials to grow, they are also most versatile. Their colorful umbels bloom over a long period, tolerate drought, and can be cut for fresh or dried bouquets. They are fragrant, attract birds, and repel deer. It's everything we want in a garden plant.

24. Flower Burst Red- SOLD OUT! A wonderful new blend of vibrant reds, pinks, and violet shades. Achillea is reliable, easy and long blooming; it will brighten most anyone's garden regardless of experience. Plants grow about 2 1/2ft. tall with 2-4 inch umbels and soft foliage.

 

ALCHEMILLA OR LADY'S MANTLE-Shade or Part Sun, Zones 4-7 EASY, Summer.Thriller This lovely plant produces sprays of chartreuse flowers that make excellent filler in bouquets. A nice foliage plant, you can't help but notice the way the fan shaped leaves collect the morning dewdrops.
25. Irish Silk- SOLD OUT! The vibrant spring green color of this plant will make the shady spots in your garden shine This plant does well in either shade or sun forming neat 14" mounds of velvety leaves. The flower sprays rise up like a cloud over the foliage in June and July. The stems are stronger for cutting than other varieties.
AQUILEGIA OR COLUMBINE-Sun or Shade, Zone 3-8, EASY, Spring. Delicate and intricate in design, these exquisite springtime blooms dance high above their mounds of lacy foliage. They are an easy way to bring color to the shady parts of the garden and can bloom well into summer. While deer pass them by, the hummingbirds hover ready to perform their pollinating job.
Aquilegia Legacy32. Legacy Columbine- SOLD OUT! We remember the people who share something beautiful with us. Flowers in our garden are often the source of that remembrance. A few years back an old college friend admired some beautiful and prolific columbine in a neighbor's garden. She gave him the seed and he began to grow it in his garden. In turn he passed it to us and now we grow it to share with you. The plum colored blossoms reach over 2 feet tall. Collect the seed and share it with your friends, too.

33. McKana Giant Mix-McKanna Giant SOLD OUT! An ornate, long spurred, jewel of a flower in a festive mix of pink, blue, maroon, red, yellow, rose, and white with contrasting centers. The plants reach 30" tall.


Nora Barlow34. Nora Barlow Mix- SOLD OUT! These traditional cottage garden columbines now come in a new mix of colors including rose, blue, white, and purple. The plants grow to 2 1/2 ft. bearing fully double spurless flowers with fine clover-like foliage.

 

CAMPANULA-Sun or Part Shade, Zone 3-8, Late Spring/Early Summer, Summer. The versatility of this genus is astounding. The large and small dangling or sometimes upright bells come in shades of blue, pink, and pure white with foliage in a variety of habits. Each species provides something special to our garden. Campanula bloom in the heat of summer, add splashes of color for the rest of the season, and are often the mainstay of the English cottage garden.

35. Bellringers-Bellringers SOLD OUT! Clusters of nodding bells in a range of shades from pale pink to a rich burgundy. They bloom profusely all season even in late October with flurries in the air. The pendulous bells have maroon spotted interiors. Grow to 2ft. tall.

 

Canterbury Bell36. Canterbury Bell Mix- SOLD OUT! A reseeding biennial with huge cup and saucer bells in blue, pink, or white. A little trickier to grow because they do not tolerate wet soil in the spring, but they are worth the effort so prepare your site well. They provide prodigious amounts of flowers for cutting.

37. Carpatica Dark Blue Clips- SOLD OUT! The "clip" series are marvelous and durable plants. Their upright 1 1/2" deep blue bells inundate the mounded 8" tall foliage. The Clips are also excellent to edge paths and driveways and bloom the first year.GlomerataBlue Clips

38. Carpatica White Clips- SOLD OUT! Same as above in pure white. The best part about Clips is they bloom all summer!

 

39. Glomerata- SOLD OUT! Dense clusters of spectacular violet blue flowers adorn the tips of the 15-18" tall stems. They bloom June through July spreading 1 1/2-- 2 ft. Very easy self sufficient plants, blooming the first year.

C. PersicifoliaPersicifolia blue40. Persicifolia Blue- SOLD OUT! Large, starry, bell-shaped flowers on 2 1/2 ft. stems over neat and low growing foliage. Long lived and easy to grow, they also make an excellent cut flower.

41. Persicifolia white- SOLD OUT! Pure luminescent white star shaped bells on sturdy stems with the same tidy foliage as the above blue.

 

 

 

 

CentaureaCENTAUREA OR MOUNTAIN BLUET- Sun, Zone 3-8, EASY, Late Spring/Early summer. These frilly and flamboyant blue flowers of this perennial cornflower are effortless to grow and are known to repel deer. Sheer them back after the first flush of blooms and be rewarded with more blooms all season.

44. C. Montana- SOLD OUT! Growing 12" tall and wide with huge corn flower blue blooms. These perennial "bachelor buttons" like sun and good drainage.

 

CERASTIUM or SNOW IN SUMMER- CerastiumSun, Zones 3-7, Summer. Low trailing plants growing to a about 6-8 inches high. Their silver foliage and white blossoms can cover banks or grow neatly around the edge of your garden.

43. Silver Carpet- SOLD OUT! We saw a beautiful example of these plants at our neighbors home where the path to their house was lined on both sides by Cerastium with a backdrop of blue Lavender plants. Both enjoy sun and well drained soil.

 

COREOPSIS-Sun, Zone 3-9, EASY, Late Spring/Early summer. These cheery, yellow daisy-like flowers bloom in profusion well above their neat mounds of foliage. So reliable, they are a favorite in our daughter Esperanza's garden.sunfireEarly Sunrise

45. Sunfire- SOLD OUT! A large flowered coreopsis with single petals and a dark center. Blooms early and in the first year while withstanding the heat of summer.

46. Early Sunrise- SOLD OUT! Early and long blooming, 18" high plants with 2" semi-double, bright yellow daisies. After the first flush they bloom lightly all summer.

 

DIANTHUS OR COTTAGE PINKS- Sun or Part Shade, Zone Sweet William3-9, Late Spring/Early summer; Amazing in their diversity, these old fashioned "Pinks" produce a wealth of flowers with a spicy fragrance.

47. Ideal- SOLD OUT! Dianthus Ideal These traditional cottage pinks dapple the garden with just the right amount of color. Painted on delicate fringed petals, their vibrant mix of colors includes carmine, crimson, deep violet, pink, raspberry, rose, violet, cherry, and cherry and violet picotee. They bloom early and continuously all summer and withstand hot spells. These are very beautiful and carefree plants. Grow to about a foot high.

48. Sweet William Tall Double Mix- SOLD OUT! The best cut flower we've ever grown, lasting weeks. Enchanting and Sweet Williamold-fashioned, we've had many people remembering this one from their grandmother's garden! A rich variety of color, these flowers are beautifully marked with pink and red, bicolored and white; appearing in clusters at the end of a 2' stem. They are especially beautiful in combination with Lupines! Zing

49. Zing Rose- SOLD OUT! A profusion of small vibrant rose flowers growing just above a dense green mat. Spreading nicely, they are hardy, easy to grow, and long lived. Beautiful along walkways or in front of the border, they tolerate either shade or sun.

 

DIGITALIS OR FOXGLOVE- Sun or Shade, Zone 4-8, EASY, Late Spring/Early Summer. ExcelsiorDramatic and old-fashioned, these tall majestic plants are the Candy Mtn.heart and soul of cottage gardens.

50. Camelot- SOLD OUT! Huge tubular bells with speckled throats form lavender rose or cream colored spikes that bloom the first year.

51. Candy Mountain- SOLD OUT! The upward facing bells allow a clear view deep inside the speckled pink bells. The stems are extra sturdy and packed with florets that often bloom the first year.

 

Foxy52. Excelsior- SOLD OUT! This is the traditional Foxglove seen surrounding the thatched cottages of England. Four ft. tall with densely clustered bells in shades of pink with highly visible intricate interior bell markings.

53. Foxy- SOLD OUT! Shades of pink, purple, and white tubular flowers hang in abundance from these 2-3' tall Foxglove that will bloom reliably the first year.

Mertonensis54. Mertonensis- SOLD OUT! Splendid strawberry bells in hanging clusters on 2-3 ft. stems.

55. Pam's Choice- SOLD OUT! Clusters of white bells reveal deep maroon throats that speckle at the edge. They grow 3-4 feet high.Primrose Carousal

Pam's Choice56. Primrose Carousal- SOLD OUT! We are happy to grow again an old favorite. This moonlight yellow foxglove is a true perennial, lasting years and years in the garden. It's neat mound of foliage sends up stalks of clustered bells for the late spring garden.

 

 

 

ECHINOPS OR GLOBE THISTLE-Echinops Zones 3-8, Sun, Summer. A cultivated and unique ornamental thistle, having masses of steel blue globular flowers. The blooms attract butterflies and are excellent cut flowers. They grow to 4 ft. tall with each flower on a long stem.
61. Blue Glow- SOLD OUT! An improved selection with a more intense strong blue color and more compact habit. Excellent color choice for mid to late summer.
GAILLARDIA OR BLANKET FLOWER- Zones 3-9, Sun, Easy, Summer/fall. GaillardiaThe bright gold and burgundy flowers are excellent garden performers through the height of summer. These easy to grow perennials do just as their common name implies: blanket your garden with vibrant color.

Gaillardia62. Arizona Sun- SOLD OUT! Award winning, thanks to the abundant and huge flowers on a compact plant. Put this in the garden bed or patio pot for vibrant yellow and red all summer through fall. 12î tall.

royal monarch 63. Royal Monarch- SOLD OUT! An excellent border variety producing huge daisy like blossoms all summer reaching 30" high. Flower petals can be burgundy, clear yellow, or rosy red with golden tips and other striking bicolors.

 

GEUM- Sun or Part shade, Zone 4-8, EASY, Summer. A charming small plant with rose like blossoms as they are in the rose family. Their foliage stays low in neat mounds. Flowering stems are sent up during June and July in our garden. Mrs. Bradshaw

Lady Stratheden64. Lady Stratheden- SOLD OUT! Radiant double yellow rose shaped blooms flower freely in midsummer.

65. Mrs. Bradshaw- SOLD OUT! A traditional cottage garden plant with semi-double and double 2" glowing red flowers. They grow 11/2 ft tall in our garden.

 

GYPSOPHILA OR BABYS BREATH-Sun, Zone 3-8, Summer. SOLD OUT! A cloud of tiny star white flowers bring a delicate balance of soft andSnowflake  Baby's Breath bright to the garden or fresh bouquet. They bloom in July over a long period; stems can be picked in their prime and hung to dry for later use. "Once planted and known, no garden will be without this graceful elegant, and above all beautiful pure white flower. Try it and it will win your love forever." -Salzers garden catalog of 1890.

66. Snowflake- SOLD OUT! Some plants will produce double flowers, some single, but both are extraordinarily dainty and graceful. We've used this variety for years in our fresh and dried bouquets.

HELENIUMAutumn Red and Gold- Sun, Zone 3-8, EASY, Summer/fall. There are no better plants for late summer and fall color. Their vivid autumn coloring is just what we look for as the weather cools. Satisfying and easy to grow plants.
 

67. Autumn Red and Gold- SOLD OUT! The brilliant daisy- like blooms of yellow, red, and mahogany enjoy full sun. The plants get to be about 3 ft. tall.

 

 

HEUCHERA OR CORAL BELLS- Sun or Shade, Zone 3-9, Late Spring-Summer. The favorite of hummingbirds, they will spend hours going from one tiny bell to the next.Firefly Beautiful plants that are simple to grow with attractive foliage appearing in tidy mounds. Bloom heavily in June and July, and keep sending a few flower stalks up most of the summer.Palace Purple
69. Firefly- SOLD OUT! Vibrant pink-red flowers 20" above evergreen foliage.
70. Palace Purple- SOLD OUT! Large ivy shaped leaves that are mahogany red above, And beet red below. Beautiful for their foliage as well as the sprays of white flowers 12" above.

71. Ruby Bells- SOLD OUT! Ruby Bells Their deep red bells flower abundantly on well branched stems. They have a shorter habit than other coral bells making them excellent for the front of the garden and for edgings where you can also smell their sweet fragrance.

 
LAVANDULA OR LAVENDER- Sun, Zone 5-7, Summer. Who can resist the beautiful perfume of lavender? Their small blue spikes reaMunsteadch high above the foliage. They can be picked and dried in bunches for a fragrant decoration. A well drained sunny location will make them thrive and keep the deer at bay.
73. Blue Scent- SOLD OUT! With the blooming habit of an annual this fragrant fast growing lavender will be a favorite addition to any sunny garden spot. Grows to 14" with deep purple flowers.Hidcote

74. English Lavender "hidcote"- SOLD OUT! Midnight blue flowers reaching 1-11/2 ft. tall with a delightful fragrance.

75. English Lavender "Munstead"- SOLD OUT! A spray of fragrant lilac flowers, 1 ft. high. Excellent for sachets.

 

LIATRIS OR BLAZING STAR- Sun, Zone 3-9, Summer. These beautiful feathery spikes make wonderful cut flowers and provide the garden with lots of color from midsummer to late in the season. Liatris

76. Floristan Violet- SOLD OUT! Stately plants with low growing blades of grassy foliage. Rose purple flower stalks rising 2 ft. above. Butterflies eagerly seek them.

 
LYCHNIS OR ROSE CAMPION- Sun, Zone 4-9,Lychnis Easy, Summer. These Victorian plants sparkle with magenta flowers and complimentary silvery leaves. Their easy carefree habit encompasses the essence of cottage gardening.

84.L. Coronaria- SOLD OUT! Rosettes of velvety silver leaves give way to the rising 2 ft. flower stalks that bear simple but vibrant magenta flowers.

 

 

MONARDA OR BEE BALM-MonardaShade or Sun, Zone 4-9, EASY, Summer. SOLD OUT! These mint family plants put out a spectacular Panorama Mixdisplay of flowers July through August and are absolutely irresistible to hummingbirds.

87. Panorama Mix- Shades of scarlet, red, pink, and salmon with highly fragrant foliage.

88. Red Shades- Selected for their vibrant red colors and resistance to powdery mildew.

 

NEPETA OR CATMINT- Sun, Zone 3-8, EASY, Late Spring/Early summer. SOLD OUT! NepetaNot to be confused with catnip, this beautiful Nepetaornamental mint is long blooming, with blue flowers. Blooms appear June and July with a second flush in August spreading along the edges of the garden. It thrives in hot and dry conditions.

89. Blue Carpet- Deep violet blue flowers, arising 10" above low growing and small minty leaves that deer dislike.

 

PAPAVER ORIENTALIS OR POPPIES- SOLD OUT! Sun, Zone 3-7, Spring through Late Spring/Early summer. Stunning in size and brilliance of color, poppies will provide a lifetime of enjoyment. Tuck in the back of the border as the foliage will temporarily Great Reddisappear in summer. Poppy Coral Reef
90. Coral Reef- Large coral pink blossoms with shimmering mahogany centers. The 30" tall plants often flower the first year.

91. Great Red- Spectacular classic red Poppies that display 8 inch flowers with black centers and tissue paper petals. They stand 4 ft. tall.

92. Pizzicato- The best new semi dwarf variety and winner of the 1995 Fleuroselect Gold Medal. Flowers range from 6-8" across on sturdy 2 ft. stems that hold up even in windy conditions. Prolific with a color range that includes pale pink to rose, salmon, and scarlet; all with a black center eye.PizzicatoPrincess Victoria Louise

93. Princess Victoria Louise- This is a beautiful and much sought after deep salmon color with large papery blooms. Grow to 3 ft tall.

 

 

 

PEROVSKIA- Sun, Zones 5-9. SOLD OUT! There is no tougher plant out there with the beauty to match.Russian Sage With scented leaves and airy blue flowers, the provide a long season of bloom in the hottest time of the summer.

96. Russian Sage- NEW! Plant as a group or border in the hot spots of your flower patch and keep the garden color coming. The light blue spikes work well with all the colors of your garden. They grow to about 3feet and a spread of 2 feet. They are drought tolerant and deer resistant.

 

PHYSOTEGIA OR OBEDIENT PLANT- PhysotegiaSun, Zone 2-9, 2-3 ft. tall, EASY, SOLD OUT! Summer/fall. Excellent perennials for late summer/fall color. Their appearance is neat and blooms are much like the snapdragon in the way they cluster up the stem.

97. Rose Pink- A nice clear, deep rose color, exceptionally easy to grow, spreading without being invasive. They love full sun, a well drained site and repel deer.

 
POLEMONIUM OR JACOBS LADDER- SOLD OUT! Part sun or shade, zones 4-7, Spring. Jacobs LadderOur Jacobs Ladder has been growing happily in our shade garden for over 15 years. It is a testament to its ease of growth. We have not done anything special to it in all those years and yet it rewards us with clear blue flowers and fernlike foliage.

99. Pearl Blue- Azure blue blossoms for the shady side of the garden. Grow to 16". The pretty green alternating leaflets form a ladder-like pattern. Trim them back and they will bloom again later in the season.

 

PRIMULA OR PRIMROSE- SOLD OUT! Part Sun or Shade, Zone 5-8, Spring. Blooming in early spring with an amazing array of colors, they beckon the beginning of the warm season to come. Grown in shade, they will bloom all summer and into early winter here in the North.

Primrose Rose100. Pacific Giants Mix- Only 8" high, but with huge flower heads. Primrose BlueA fine mix of colors including white, pink, blue, carmine, red, purple, yellow, and white. Although there are many varieties of Primrose available,we find this variety to be the hardiest and most adaptable to a wide range of conditions, (without sacrificing beauty).

101. Blue Shades- These Pacific Giant primroses have been selected for their lovely shades of blue.

102. Rose Shades- An extraordinary selection of deep pink and rose colored Pacific Giant Primroses.

RUDBECKIA OR BLACK-EYED SUSANS- SOLD OUT! Sun, Zone 3-9, EASY, Summer/fall. Autumn ColorsThe classic American flower, familiar to all. Beautiful in mass or in small clumps through the garden. Goldsturm

105. Cappuccino- Vivid yellow blooms with mahogany center rings shower the garden with color all season long. Indian Summer

106. Goldsturm- Giant 4" flowers on 2 ft. plants that bloom all season long. Long-lived and hassle-free plants. Favorites for mid to late season color.

107. Indian Summer- Enormous 6-9" yellow semi- double and single blooms on 3' tall plants, yet require no staking. Excellent for cutting.

 

SALVIA SUPERBA-Sun or Light Shade, Zone 4-9, EASY, SOLD OUT! Early Summer-Summer. These deep blue spikes provide a sweep of blue early in the garden season and continue to do so over a long period. They are hardy, long lived, and very easy to grow.salvia supurba

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108. Blue Cloud- Abundant sky blue flower spikes growing over 2 feet in our garden. Free flowering and needs no special care.

109. Blue Queen- A part of our garden for many years they reliably produce an intense navy blue color on 11/2 -2 ft. tall plants.

 

 

THYMUS OR THYME- SOLD OUT! Sun, Zone 4-8, EASY, Early Summer. The sweet scented foliage smothered in purple flowers, creeps along the edge of your garden and between stones and walkways. Thyme

114. Mother of Thyme- The sweet aromatic leaves form dense mats for the hot dry places along your garden path and banks.

 

VVerbascumERBASCUM OR PURPLE MULLEIN- SOLD OUT! Full Sun or a Little Shade, Zone 3-9, EASY, Summer. A wonderful family of plants that you will find easy to grow, deer resistant, long lived and beautiful; all the features we need for the cottage garden.

115. Antique Rose- Not only is this variety charming to southern gardeners, we northerners are just as pleased. It is hardy and the elegant 2 ft. tall stalks are covered in antique colored blossoms of creamy yellow, soft lavender and peach rose. Cut it down after bloom and be rewarded with a whole new flush of blooms.

 

 

 

VERONICAVeronica blue-Sun, Zone 4-8, EASY, Summer. SOLD OUT! These genteel plants provide a profusion of blue or pink spikes creating a truly Victorian ambiance in your garden. The blooms make a sweet cut flower.Veronica sightseeing

116. V. spicata 'Sightseeing'- A blend of white, pink, and blue flowers growing to 28" tall. They are very easy to grow.

117. Blue Spires- Like the sightseeing mix but with tall blue spikes of flowers.


Delphiniums:Purple Passion SOLD OUT!

A word about Delphiniums and deer. Deer have never eaten our delphiniums and some gardening friends that have high deer pressure have said the same. But many others have said that deer have eaten their delphiniums. As you know they are our favorites so we think its worth a try. You can view our Delphinium selection by clicking here.

Deer Repellant Annuals: SOLD OUT!

Leilani BlueAGERATUM- The lively and beautiful sky blue buttons, are clustered above strong tall stems. A favorite of ours for cutting, easy to grow, prolific, and a lovely Victorian addition.

121. Leilani Blue- A magnificent new Ageratum that is tall enough for cutting (1 1/2 ft.) but with a neat and compact habit. The vibrant blue fluffy flowers are self cleaning and bloom all summer long. Attractive to butterflies.

 

CALENDULA-Colonists in the 1700s used these lovely plants in the gardens around the home because they were pretty and so very useful. Known as the "poor man's saffron" Calendula was used to flavor dishes. MedicinalPrincey they were made into extracts and ointments to aid in healing numerous health complaints. Even today they are used for many of the same reasons and are most commonly found in skin conditioning soaps.
122. Prince- An excellent cutting variety, growing 2 ft. tall, these are free flowering and bushy producing 3" yellow and orange blooms all summer and late into fall. Often coming back the following spring.
 

Jubilee GemCENTAUREA OR BACHELOR BUTTONS- The brilliant blue of the cornflower is probably the most eye catching flower a cottage garden can have. It is easy to grow and its playful nature make it perfect for the cottage garden.

123. Jubilee Gem- Packed with radiant blue flowers growing a foot high with a tint of silver on the bushy foliage. Excellent cut flower as well.

 

CLEOME OR SPIDER PLANT-Tall, airy, and graceful,these plants are adorned with huge flower cleomeCleomeclusters that open daily. They love lots of sun and are drought and heat tolerant. They fill out the back of the border beautifully or can stand on their own.

124. Cherry Queen- An excellent cut flower at 3-4 ft. tall in our favorite shade of deep rose.

125. Royal Queen Mix- A pretty mix that can include cherry, pink, violet or white.

 

 

 

DATURA or ANGELS TRUMPET- The huge tubular bells of these old Victorian plants bring Daturafragrant romance back into the garden. Handsome and easy to grow.
128. Belle Blanche- Magnificent pearl white 7 in. fragrant blooms on plants reaching 3 ft. high. Grown 4 plants to the pack. Sometimes called Moon flower.
 

LARKSPUR Larkspur Giant ImperialOR ANNUAL DELPHINIUM- Cheery and lighthearted, their popsicle colors stand out in the most whimsical way. In the country or city, their color and stature weave a spell throughout the garden. Once established, they will return year after year. Exceptional for cutting purposes.

130. Imperial Blue Bell- A fine and true blue annual delphinium.

131. Giant Imperial Mix- Colorful spikes about four ft. tall, in shades of blue, pink, scarlet, and white.

 

 

MARIGOLDS, LLemon Scented MarigoldEMON SCENTED and FRENCH - Marigolds date back to before Victorian times. The aromatic leaves, feathery and fern-like, also repel deer and many insects. They are exceptionally easy to grow and look beautiful all season long.

135. Durango Bolero- Absolutely beautiful colors. 2 1/2" yellow flowers are specked with red creating constant color for pots, boxes or the garden border. Grows 10-12" tall.

136. Lemon Gem- The blossoms are small single yellow flowers borne in profusion all season long on 12" high plants. Unlike traditional marigolds these have a lemony fragrance. Perfect for the cottage or herb garden.

137. Tangerine Gem- The same lemon scent but with color of a fresh tangerine that adds vibrancy to the garden or a clay pot.

 

MORNING GLORY- This popular American classic is easy to grow and tolerates low fertility. Let it ramble up a rural mailbox, porch trellis, or lamp post where it smothers the object with large saucer shaped blooms. Grandpa OttGrown 4 plants to the pack.Scarlet O'hara

139. Grandpa Ott- Thank goodness this heritage variety has recently resurfaced. It has shimmering deep blue/purple flowers with a burgundy star at its center. The coloring is truly spectacular. Another wonderful aspect of this flower is that it initiates blooms very early in the season and continues until the frost.
 
140. Scarlet O'Hara-NEW! Stunning scarlet-red flowers with white throats that the hummingbirds can't resist.The vine is fast growing with four inch velvety red blossoms blooming all summer long.

 

 

NICOTIANA- This is an ornamental species of tobacco. Sweet smelling, pest-free, the 21/2 " starperfume shaped flowers bloom in Only the lonelyprofusion all summer long. They enjoy sun or shade and especially the summer humidity.

144. Fragrant Cloud- The alluring large white clustered flowers produce an enticing fragrance every evening. The strong stems grow to 3 ft.

145. Perfume- Colorful upward facing flowers of rose, red, and lime with a delicate scent. Grows to 2 ft. or more.

146. Only the Lonely- Their fragrance is glorious, drifting through the evening air all summer long. Elegant at 5 ft. with Fragrant cloudmultiple white trumpet shaped blooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETUNIA- Although some consider this a common flower, it American roots go way back to the 1830's and by the 1870 the grandiflora types were offered. One of easiest plants to grow, they fill the garden with color all summer long.Petunia Dreams

 

153. Dreams Mix- Every evening at the entrance of our home we were greeted with the petunia's lovely fragrance where it grew in a large pot. They will provide gorgeous displays of Burgundy, Midnight Blue, Rose Morn, and Sky Blue flowers steadily until a heavy frost. From our picture window we could see the hummingbirds feed on the flowers.

 

 

 

SALVIA- These hardy annuals come in many habits and colors. VictoriaWe've chosen two distinctly different varieties though each has its own remarkable qualities.Hummingbird mix

155. Victoria- Fleuroselect winners for their intense blue-violet spikes on compact plants. They are 18" high and 14" wide. The lovely blue flowers continued to give our garden color right into November.

156. Hummingbird Mix- NEW! Provides masses of small trumpet shaped blooms that hummingbirds love! A blend of varietal colors including Coral Nymph, Lady in Red, Snow Nymph and Forest Fire. Grows to 12-15". Hardy in the South.

 

 

 

SNAPDRAGONS- Sonnet SnapdragonAmong all the annuals of the cottage garden, this one is the queen. It is so hard to find the tall varieties at nurseries. We offer our favorites for the garden, one for cutting and a shorter one to saturate your garden with color.

159. Rocket Mix- We chose a mix because all the colors are so beautiful and useful that we could not decide on just a few. Growing 30-36" tall, they are heat tolerant and bloom all summer in a wide range of colors including: Red, orchid, lemon, rose, and cherry. It seems the more we cut, the more they bloom.

160. Sonnet- We searched for a snapdragon that was tall enough to cut for the vase but still able to stand up to the wind and rainstorms of summer. Its colorful florets form a dense main spike followed by abundant secondary spikes.

STOCK, EVENING SCENTED-Vintage Stock Hardy annuals with a delicious perfume emitted in the morning, evening, and after a rain shower. They form branching columns of double blooms. Excellent performance in beds and borders as well as for cut flowers. Grown 4 plants to the pack.

162.Vintage mix- Traditionally grown in cooler climes, hence it's frequent use in English gardens. This newly developed form withstands heat so we can enjoy the fragrant blooms all summer. Offered in antique shades of rose, blue, carmine, yellow,red, and lilac Grows a foot high.
 

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