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Seeds : Tough Plants

Seeds : Tough Plants

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Alyssum Lobularia maritima

Alyssum
(Lobularia maritima)

Tough little plant with a carpet snowy white flowers is very drought tolerant will grow almost anywhere there is full sun even gravel or cracks in the driveway. Salt tolerant it will bloom from late spring until frost. This annual will self seed and provide years of delight.

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Bird's Foot Trefoil Lotus corniculatus

Bird's Foot Trefoil
(Lotus corniculatus)

This is a really charming plant that is hardy, easy to grow. It tolerates heat and drought extremely well and also fixes nitrogen so it helps fertilize the plants around it. Trefoil is a low growing bushy plant that also tolerates foot traffic and cutting very well making it an ideal plant for walkways and inclusion in a lawn, or an interesting border plant.

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California Poppy Eschscholzia californica

California Poppy
(Eschscholzia californica)

Cheerful native plant that will bring easy color to any garden. Very drought tolerant will grow almost anywhere and likes poor soil better than any others but needs full sun. Great for areas will little other use as well as a bedding plant. Grown as an annual. Blooms profusly.

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Chives -Garlic Allium tuberosum

Chives -Garlic
(Allium tuberosum)

Allium tuberosum from seed. Flat thick grass like leaves with a rich garlic flavor, more powerful than regular chives. In summer a thick stalk bearing a profusion of small white flowers in a cluster rise up to two feet above the plant. Both leaves and flowers can be eaten. Seed heads can be dried and used in flower arrangements. Easy to grow and little care once established.

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Chocolate Flower Berlandiera lyrata

Chocolate Flower
(Berlandiera lyrata)

Essential plant for the chocolate lover. This north American native perennial has pretty bright yellow daisy flower are slightly larger than a quarter with chocolate colored centers, dark red striped under petals and a rich chocolate aroma. Likes full sun but will grow on poor soil with little water. Easy to grow and takes little care once established. Edible flowers!

1 Packet 30 seeds for $3.60

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Clover - White Trifolium repens

Clover - White
(Trifolium repens)

White clover is a low growing plant that tolerates being cut and walked on very well. For those interested in a more organic lawn with less fertilizers and chemicals adding white clover can be a excellent additive. It has the wonderful ability to fix nitrogen which ensures that your lawn needs less maybe even no fertilizer to keep it healthy. It is very tough and will stay green during times of drought when typical lawns turn brown and dull.

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Epazote Chenopodium ambrosioides

Epazote
(Chenopodium ambrosioides)

Strongly aromatic plant mostly grown as an annual. Extremely drought tolerant and likes full sun. Takes very little maintenance once established and deer and rabbits don't eat it. Grown mainly for the leaves makes good ground cover and excellent herb for Mexican cookery.

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Fennel, Bronze & Green Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel, Bronze & Green
(Foeniculum vulgare)

Mounds of glorious light lacy fern like leaves in a mixture of bronze or smoky purple and green which often seem to hang like smoke. Great alone or as a backdrop for other plants. Easy to grow, deer resistant, needs full sun and little water. Foliage grows 2-3 feet with slower stalks up to six feet. Edible leaves and seeds.

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Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium

Feverfew
(Tanacetum parthenium)

Large clusters of bright white daisy flowers on mid green leaves. This plant is very drought tolerant, needs virtually no water and will grow almost anywhere in full sun. Easy to grow needs no maintenance. Deer don't eat it. Strong scent long blooming. A self seeding annual that flowers up to twice a year.

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Gloriosa Daisy Rudbeckia hirta

Gloriosa Daisy
(Rudbeckia hirta)

Lovely bright sunny daisy flowers that bring cheerful color to any garden. A native to North America Rudbeckia?s are also known as black eyed Susan?s and are a very diverse group. Gloriosa Daisy is a short annual plant with bright yellow flowers that bloom from early summer until late fall. The plants are tough, need little water once established and the deer don't seem to eat them. Great for sunny areas, borders or areas that you are not sure what to do with just yet. Provides abundant long lasting color when other plants are fading.

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Horehound, White Marrubium Vulgare

Horehound, White
(Marrubium Vulgare)

A very tough perennial that can grow in hot dry areas and tolerate little water. Excellent for rock gardens and sunny spots where little else is growing. Needs little maintenance. The gray green crinkly leaves offer a lot of interest to the plant and provide interesting color and contrast. Deer and rabbits don't eat it. Little maintenance a really tough plant. Ideal for low water gardens, butterflies and bees love the flowers.

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Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis

Hyssop
(Hyssopus officinalis)

Wonderful evergreen shrubby plant which is easy to grow from seed and flowers in the first year. Strong aroma and a profusion of flowers from the second year onwards that last from early summer until frost. Needs full sun but very little water, can tolerate poor soil and deer don't eat it!

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Lavender Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender
(Lavandula angustifolia)

English lavender is a wonderful aromatic addition to any garden. Plants will flower in the second year and then bloom twice a year. Easy plant once established needing little care or water. Buy seed direct from organic farm.

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Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis

Lemon Balm
(Melissa officinalis)

Grown mainly for it's lovely leaves and wonderful lemon scent. Lemon balm is quite drought tolerant, and will grow on poor soil in semi shady areas. Great choice for those hard to grow semi shady spots you would prefer to ignore. Leaves can be used in all kinds of culinary dishes. Deer don't eat it. Perennial that returns year after year.

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Money Plant/Honesty Lunaria annua

Money Plant/Honesty
(Lunaria annua)

Wonderful plant for shady spots in the garden. Drought tolerant and needing little care once established. Money plant is a biannual producing a group of large green leaves in the first year that remain throughout the winter. In the second year it produces masses of purple flowers which are followed by large dollar sized seed pods which turn silver as the summer progresses. No need to water just sow and admire!

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Motherwort Leonurus cardiaca

Motherwort
(Leonurus cardiaca)

A very tough perennial hardy to zone 3. It will grow on poor soil in full sunshine. Needs little extra water once established unless there is a severe drought. Takes almost no maintenance once established and will grow and self seed easily. Will flower from seed in the first year and the deer and rabbits don't seem to eat it. Easy harvesting of leaves or makes a good cut flower if desired. Medicinal herb plant.

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Purple Coneflower Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower
(Echinacea purpurea)

This wonderful native perennial is drought tolerant and needs little or no care. It blooms for months and it's large purple daisy like flowers make excellent cut flowers. Very showy in the garden and loved by native butterflies.

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Rose / Swamp Mallow Hibiscus moscheutos

Rose / Swamp Mallow
(Hibiscus moscheutos)

This wonderful north American Native is by far the largest most exotic and showy plant to be grown in the garden. Huge pink flowers up to 6" on stems that can reach seven feet tall. It's so easy to grow, and needs little maintenance. Likes full sun, great for areas that either have water or some water runoff.

1 Packet 100 seeds for $4.00

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Rose Campion Lychnis coronaria

Rose Campion
(Lychnis coronaria)

Drought tolerant, grows on poor soil, even gravel, deer don't eat it! Lovely silver leaves which in late spring produce tall stems of bright magenta flowers that will brighten any garden. Short lived perennial with evergreen leaves.

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Sage Salvia officinalis

Sage
(Salvia officinalis)

This beautiful, versatile shrubby evergreen perennial is a great addition any garden. Easy to grow, even easier to maintain. Profusion of beautiful blue / violet flowers in late spring. Aromatic, very useful in the kitchen and deer don't eat it.

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Savory - Winter Satureja montana

Savory - Winter
(Satureja montana)

This woody little evergreen perennial is easy to grow. It has small dark green acute pointed leaves on many stiff upright stems growing to about two feet in height. In summer it produces a multitude of small white or lavender flowers from July until October. The whole plant is very aromatic and makes an attractive border plant. It can be pruned to form a hedge or any shape you like. It can be grown in containers and makes an attractive plant for the deck or patio.

1 Packet 200 seeds for $2.00

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Self-Heal Prunella vulgaris

Self-Heal
(Prunella vulgaris)

If you need a ground cover plant for those shady areas self heal is the plant for you. This semi evergreen perennial likes shady areas and forms dense lush green mats only a few inches tall. It's easy to establish and does not need much aftercare and is fairly drought tolerant. It produces blue violet flowers in summer for about four weeks. It's pretty cold tolerant, does not need much water once established and deer don't seem to eat it.

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Shoo Fly Nicandra physaloides

Shoo Fly
(Nicandra physaloides)

This very drought tolerant annual shoots up to over three feet in height producing arching branches of bright blue flowers from early summer until frost. Flowers are followed by showy green and purple chinesse lanturn shaped pods which make the plant attractive all year long.

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Spearmint Mentha Spicata

Spearmint
(Mentha Spicata)

Very aromatic perennial that makes a good ground cover plant. Needs little attention and grows on poor soil as long as it has sunshine. Strong interesting leaves and a wonderful scent. Mint has dozens of uses but it will spread if not watched so make sure you have room before you plant it. Deer don't eat it.

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Sunflowers, Perennial Helianthus maximiliani

Sunflowers, Perennial
(Helianthus maximiliani)

This tall native wildflower makes a great back border or a annual hedge screen. It needs very little water and will grow on relatively poor soil with little or no maintenance. It flowers fairly late in the season when most other plants are coming to an end so it provides color and flowers when little else is blooming. Deer don't seem to eat it. It is hardy to zone 4.

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Sweet Annie Artemisia annua

Sweet Annie
(Artemisia annua)

Tall ferny green plant that grows to over seven feet high and four feet wide in one year! Grown mainly for it's foliage and wonderful scent Sweet Annie has thick woody stems and many branches of fine light to olive green foliage. Likes full sun and can tolerate very little water and poor soils. Deer don't eat it.

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Tansy Tanacetum vulgare

Tansy
(Tanacetum vulgare)

Delightful perennial plant which once established needs little care or water. Either full sun or partial shade to flourish but will grow on almost any soil type. Will thrive in hot dry areas will no care. The bright yellow flowers begin in mid summer and continue right up until the frost. Planted in a group they will produce color for a lot of the season. It has a interesting strong aroma and deer really don't seem to like it.

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Teasel, Fuller's Dipsacus sativus

Teasel, Fuller's
(Dipsacus sativus)

Very dramatic plant to have in the back border or any sunny spot where a tall plant with drama is needed. Growing from four up to eight feet tall in good soil and needing very little water teasels make an interesting talking point in any sunny garden. Once established they need very little care and deer don't eat them. They are very popular with bees, birds and hummingbirds who love the flowers and seeds. Deer don't eat them.

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Valerian Valerian officinalis

Valerian
(Valerian officinalis)

A tall perennial plant with masses of tiny highly perfumed flowers. Easy to grow and needs little maintenance once established. Prefers full sun and a richer soil and some water but can tolerate some drought will little trouble. Flower stalks will most likely need staking but they produce masses of flowers for long periods of time and are loved by butterflies and other beneficial insects. Great plant for areas that need height.

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Vervain Verbena officinalis

Vervain
(Verbena officinalis)

Very delicate looking herb plant with long flower wands and tiny lavender flowers from early summer until fall. Will grow on fairly poor soil and does not need much attention once it's established, it can easily thrive on neglect for many years. The butterflies and bees love it and birds will eat the seeds. It's a perennial hardy to zone 4 and deer don't eat it.

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Yarrow Achillea millefolium

Yarrow
(Achillea millefolium)

A bright flowering tough perennial hardy to zone 2. It grows very well in hot dry areas and flowers for long periods. It can be stepped on mown and ignored and it will still thrive. Very drought tolerant and takes almost no care once established. Can be used as a ground cover in sunny dry areas then mown down once a year (in fall) to keep tidy. Deer usually don't eat it neither to rabbits. Will spread and can become invasive if not controlled but it's a small price to pay for this lovely hardy plant which can bring so many flowers to the garden for so long. Makes a great cut flower although some people don't like the scent.

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