Spring News Mid May 2017

It's been a surprisingly cold wet spring, but with little frost. We did get a light dusting of snow May 12. The Daylilies (and Iris) are up and growing well, and we've even seen scapes on some plants, though hidden way down in the foliage.

We are now shipping weekly. Orders received before 5pm on Friday will be shipped the following Monday (unless otherwise requested). 

There is time to get daylilies, plant them and get bloom this year!.

We still have plenty of 2016 Print catalogs available, email me to request one. 

It's been a cool wet Spring and things are going slowly for now. But the daylilies look full and vigorous and so soon I expect to see some bloom.


 

 

 

Recent News

  • Happy New Year Chris Darrow Jan 06, 2017

    Happy New Year, the days are getting longer, each day bit more than the day before all the way to June 21. Theres lots of work going into the website. Updated images, added information on many of the cultivars and of course new cultivars..

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  • Daylilies blooming at the end of September Chris Darrow Sep 29, 2016

    Well we've had some frosts, the Pumpkin and Squash plants are done. But amazingly there are plenty of daylilies still blooming. These will keep going into October, though cold nights will slow opening of the flowers. Once we get there hard killing frost, that will pretty much finish the last of the daylilies.

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  • September 8 2016 Chris Darrow Sep 08, 2016

    The bulk of the daylilies are finished blooming. but there a several dozen very lates still going strong. There is some exciting rebloom as well particularly on From Darkness Comes Light (Huben) a pale yellow with a pigmented scape!

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Featured Flowers

Perennials


 Amsonia

Astilbe:bed 19

Baptisia

Campanula latifolia x2

Campanula trachelium

Coreopsis tripteris

Filapendula ulmaria

Lobelia silphilitica alba

 

Primula veris

Helenium aromaticum (Pinapples): small yellow globe shaped blossom clusters, fragrant

Rudbeckia triloba

Silphium

Stachys spicata

Tansy

Thalictrum aquilegifolium

Tree Basil ?seeds?

Veronia altissima

Veronia NB

Veronica, Tall Blue: 3 tall and as you can see develops many spikes of flowers


Iris

Iris ensata:  Gekkiken, squat pods, bed 20

Iris ensata: bamboo beds


Aruncus

31-34-2014

37-34-2014

59-34-2014

33-34-2014

51-34-2014

32-34-2014

Aruncus hybrid bed 17 short/med ht

Aruncus med ht, shade edge

Aruncus:Fall Red Stem

Aruncus mixed


Hosta

CSD Big Leaf Hosta (behind Blueberries)

CSD Big Leaf Hosta: wood edge bed 14-18

Blue Angel

Grand Tiara

Low small Hosta (behind Blueberries)

Yellow Splash rim

Williamsville Hosta


 

Cosmos s.

Morning glory 2015

Mustard: purple leafed

Nasturtuim

Nicotiana: BP

Nicotina rustic: tiny flowers

Cosmos 'Sensation Purity' 4 tall with lacy foliage

Cosmos 'Sensation Pink’: 4 tall with lacy foliage

Cosmos 'Daydream’: light pink with a glowing inner deeper pink ring

Double Click Cranberries Cosmos 

Tango Cosmos Cosmos 

Coreopsis tictoria 'Mahogany Midget'

Centratherum intermedium 'Pineapple  Sangria' (Brazilian Button Flower)

Calendula 'Neon’: The petals of these fully double flowers are orange and tipped in burgundy

Isotoma axillaris (Blue Star Creeper): delicate foliage and lavender blue star shaped flowers.

Ipomoea lobata (aka Mina lobata (Spanish Flag aka Firecracker Vine) 10’

 Marigold 'Lemon Gem' Tagetes signata/Tagetes Tenuifolia

Marigold 'Paprika' single red blooms edged in gold.

Marigold 'Red Cherry: Tagetes signata/Tagetes Tenuifolia double mahogany

Marigold 'Harlequin’: red and yellow striped, 2-3’

Marigold 'Crackerjack Mix’:big double flowers in various shades of yellow & orange 30”

Marigold 'Burning Embers' :single red flowers rimmed in gold.  2 tall.

 

Salvia coccinea (Texas/Scarlet Sage): original native American species  2-4’

Tithonia rotundifolia 'Torch’: 5’

Rehmannia elata (Chinese Foxglove): Z7,  3’, runs

State Fair Mix Zinnias 


Misc Online Sources

Wild Arugula aka Sylvetta

Arugula ‘Slow Bolt'

Bean 'Willow Leaf'  pole Lima

Squash 'Tatume' C. pepo: Summer Squash: ‘Calabacita’, native of Meso-America

Squash 'Round Zucchini' (C. pepo)

Lettuce 'Buttercrunch’: Boston/bibb type lettuce

Lettuce 'Lolla Rossa Darkness’:very frilly deep dark red variety.

Lettuce 'New Red Fire’:The leaves are green at the base and rest is a deep red

Lettuce 'Rouge D'Hiver’: Maroon leaved romaine (cos) lettuce is a French heirloom

Pepper'Midnight’: very dk purple, almost  black foliage and upright small cones

Pepper, hot 'Jigsaw’: Beautiful tricolor variegated foliage, purple stems & flowers, small dark purple oval fruit that turn red when ripe.

Perilla frutescens nankinensis laciniata purple (PURPLE SHISO): frilly dark red/purple leaves

Papalo: Summer Cilantro (Porophyllum ruderale) Papalo is in the aster family growing about 5 even even in pots.  it does not bolt. It will not flower or make seeds in short season climates. AKA Papaloquelite and Bolivian Coriander.

Sunflower 'Skyscraper'

Garlic 'Nia~wanda Park'

 

 

 

 

 

Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty OP' (Ornamental Purple Millet)

Papaver somniferum Mix  (Annual Poppies)

Verbena bonariensis (Verbena-on-a-Stick): 2 lilac flower, 36-48 tall thin stems

Zinnia 'Burpeeana Giants Mix’: cactus dahlia type blooms 6, wide range of colors. to 2.

Browallia americana: purple-blue flowers all summer til frost.  2 tall  wonderful airy feel

Snapdragon 'Brighton Rock’: variably colored and striped snapdragon mix.

 


      

 Fedco

Provider Bush Green Beans 

Velour Bush Haricots Verts 

Fortex Pole Beans 

Purple Podded Pole Beans 

Magnificenza OG Muskmelons

Telegraph Improved European Long-Fruited Cucumbers 

Eight Ball Zucchini 

Jackpot Zucchini 

Jade Dragon Bitter Melon 

Table Queen Acorn Winter Squash 

Sweet Dumpling Dumpling 

Sunshine Buttercup/Kabocha Winter Squash 

Baby Blue Hubbard Hubbard Winter Squash

Burpees Butterbush OG Butternut Winter Squash 

New England Pie Pumpkins 

Robin Beets 

Early Wonder Tall Top Beets 

Red Ace OG Beets 

Champion Summer Radishes 

Cheriette Summer Radishes 

Space Spinach 

Avon Spinach 

Bloomsdale Spinach 

Caucasian Mountain Spinach Caucasian Mountain Spinach 

New Zealand Spinach New Zealand Spinach 

Green Deer Tongue OG Leaf Lettuce 

De Morges Braun OG Leaf Lettuce 

Dark Lollo Rossa OG Cutting Lettuce 

Tom Thumb Butterhead Lettuce 

Winter Marvel OG Butterhead Lettuce 

Red-Eared Butterheart OG Butterhead Lettuce 

Pablo Batavian Lettuce 

Anuenue OG Batavian Lettuce 

Red Iceberg Crisphead Lettuce 

Argentata Chard 

Perpetual Spinach Chard 

Bright Lights Chard 

Tatsoi Tatsoi 

Red Shiso Shiso 

Hestia Brussels Sprouts 

Gustus Brussels Sprouts 

Scarlet OG Kale 

Afina Cutting Celery Celery 

Long Red Narrow Cayenne Hot Peppers 

Thai Hot OG Hot Peppers 

Hinkelhatz OG Hot Peppers 

Bellstar OG Paste Tomatoes 

Jasper OG Cherry Tomatoes 

Sweet Treats Cherry Tomatoes 

Juliet Grape Tomatoes 

Caribe OG Cilantro 

 

Sweet Annie OG Sweet Annie 

 


 Richters

Angels Trumpet White Seeds:   Brugmansia suaveolens 'White' , fragrant z 9-1  Basil Green Globe Seeds : refinement of bush basil from Italy where the variety is known as Finissimo Verde a Palla        

 Basil Red Genovese Seeds : First purple-leaf Genovese! As far as we know this is the first purple leaf basil of the Genovese type.

Cowslip Seeds: Primula veris                        

Gojiberry Black Seeds: Tibetan gojiberry; Hei guo gou qi) A promising superfood! A little known species of gojiberry with amazing health potential. The black berries are very rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), a class of compounds that is thought to give red wine, grape seeds and blueberries their powerful antioxidant effects. They are also rich in vitamins A, C and E.               

Jujube Chinese Seeds: Zizyphus spinosa, Hardy bush or small tree                  

Lobelia Red Seeds: Red Lobelia: Lobelia cardinalis

Maralroot Seeds: Leuzea carthamoides 'Lujza' ,  Siberian perennial with remarkable metabolic and tonic effects                   

Oxlip Seeds: Primula elatior                             

Pepicha Seeds: Porophyllum tagetoides, Mexican herb like cilantro but ten times so                          

Pomegranate Dwarf Seeds: Punica granatum 'Nana'                

Savory Winter Carpet Seeds :  Satureja montana illyrica, a form of winter savory from the Carpathian Mountains of Europe.        

Savory Winter Lemon Seeds :   Satureja montana citriodora, clean lemon scent of all its own.         

Senega Chinese Seeds : Polygala tenuifolia, hardy in zones 2-9, Siberian milkwort                

Tamarind Seeds: Tamarindus indica                         

Gojiberry Shanghai Express Seeds: Lycium barbarum 'Shanghai Express' , produces red gojiberries the first year  

Gojiberry Bulk Seeds: Lycium barbarum,  Chinese culinary and medicinal herb           

Zhi Mu Seeds: Anemarrhena asphodeloides                        

Groundcherry Peruvian Seeds: Physalis peruviana          

Spinach Red Malabar Seeds:Basella alba, (Rubra) Red-stemmed variety. Edible and highly ornamental.     

Swiss Chard Rainbow:

 Tomatillo Purple de Milpa: Physalis philadelphica 'Purple de Milpa’, Fruits are large, up to 5cm/2" across

Tomatillo Cossack Pineapple: Physalis pubescens 'Cossack Pineapple' , Not a true tomatillo as one would find in Mexico but a close relative grown in the Ukraine

Tomato Liliput Seeds : Heirloom native from Brazil. Not commercially cultivated. Sweet tiny tomatoes.    


Olallie Seeds (2016-2015)

 Herbs

Bouquet Dill (15)

Dark green Italian Parsley (15)

Gigante (14)

Sweet Basil (16)

Round Midnight  Purple Basil (16)

Purple Ruffles Basil (16) #


 Carrot

Scarlet Nantes Carrot (15)

Rumba Carrot (15)

Napoli Carrot (15)


 Tomato

Super Beefsteak (13)

Principe Borghese (16)

Blue Beech (15)

Pruden’s Purple (15)

Black Prince (15)

Glacier (15)

San Marzano (14)

House (16)


 Nicotiana

Nicotiana glutinosa

Nicotiana bigalovii v. quadrivalvis

Nicotiana sylvestris

Nicotiana rustica


 

Mustards/Other

Purple Leaf Mustard (Olallie)

Osaka Purple Mustard

Toraziroh

Red Shiso (Perilla frutiscens)

 


 Melon

Halona Muskmelon

 


Vines 

Dolichos lablab


 

Perennials

Veronica longifolia pink

Campanula punctuate hondoensis


 

Broccoli

Broccoli/Brussels Sprouts

Falstaff Red Brussels Sprouts

Purple Peacock Broccoli

Limba Broccoli

Fiesta Broccoli

Green King Broccoli

Happy Rich mini Broccoli

Amadeus Broccoli


 

Pepper

Fish Pepper

Thai Hot

Purple beauty

Long Red Narrow Cayenne

Czech Black

New Ace Sweet

Sandia (Eco)

Tepin (Eco)

Haitian Red (Eco)

Puya (Eco)

White Bullet (Eco)

Japones (Eco)

Sante Fe (Eco)

Pequin (Eco)

Steve’s Little Kicker (Eco)

Cayenne Long Slim (Eco)

Royal Purple (JL)

Habenero White (JL)

Jalapeno Purple (JL)


 

Cucumber

Marketmore 76

Ministro

Little Leaf

Calypso

Amiga

Sassy pickling

Telegraph

Olympia


 

Squash

Slik Pic Summer Squash

Sweet Reba Acorn Squash

Eastern Rise Winter Squash

Blue Hubbard


 

Bean

Blue Coco Pole Bean

Red Noodle Yard Long


 

Kale/Chard

Baltisk Purple Kale

Nero De Tuscana Lacinato kale

Beedy’s Kale