Easy Grow Seed Collection
This collection contains 5 seed packages, 1 each of Classic Fantasitc Bachelors Buttons, Candyman Orange Calendula, Sensation Mix Cosmos, Rumba Mix Nasturtium and Sunny Days Sunflower.
Classic Fantastic Bachelors Buttons: Centaurea cyanus. Annual. Fantastic blend of dark to light blue shades continue to be loved by many. Single to semi-double 1-2" fluffy blooms have a captivating dark blue center supported by a strong and sturdy 30" stem. A reliable classic for any type of flower garden and an ideal choice as a cut flower. Approx. 220 seeds/pkg.
Candyman Orange Calendula: Calendula officinalis. Annual. Luminous orange double flower will put on a show in any landscape. These long flowering large blossoms are supported on a sturdy dwarf stem that is multi-branched and will be sure to give you a beautiful burst of colour. Excellent for cutting or use the edible blooms to garnish a salad. Height 10-12". Full sun. Approximately 120 seeds/pkg
Sensation Mix Cosmos: Cosmos bipinnatus. Annual. Giant single blooms in colours of white, pink and deep crimson. Tall plants with finely cut foliage. Nice cutting flower. One of the easiest and most popular direct seed annuals. Simply sprinkle the seed where you would like them to grow and magically they appear! Great fun for kids and the daintiest of cut flowers. Height 36-48 inches. Approximately 225-250 seeds/pkg.
Rumba Mix Nasturtium: Tropaeolum majus. Annual. Vibrant semi double blossoms of red and peach hues set off by dark attractive dark green foliage. These ornamental edibles are great to use in salads with their peppery flavour or just as a garnish. Height 10-12". Large plantings add most impact of colour in full sun. Approx. 36 seeds/pkg.
Sunny Days Sunflower: Helianthus annuus. Annual. Perfect solution for a short colorful hedge. Cheerful mix of colours form a neat and compact habit at only 24-30" tall with blossoms that are 4-5". Even if its a cloudy day, you will still see sun with a multitude of flowers. Great addition to any flower arrangement. Direct seed outdoors after danger of frost. Sunflowers require full sun, well-drained soil. Approximately 30 sds/pkg.
Bachelors Buttons Planting: May be started early inside, but they grow and bloom very fast from direct seeding outside. Sow seed about 2 weeks before last frost. Just cover and they usually germinate in 7 days. Successive sowings will provide blooms all season. Space 12 inches apart in full sun.
Calendula Planting: May be started inside 4-6 weeks early, but is usually direct seeded about a week before last frost or once the soil has warmed up to 21°C. Sow ¼ inch deep and 2-4 inches apart, thin seedlings to 8 inches apart. Grow in full sun or very light shade. Remove spent flowers for a continuous bloom.
Cosmos Planting: May be started inside 4 weeks before last frost or direct seeded after last frost. Plant 1/4" deep in warm soil (24-26°C). Direct seed after all risk of frost and once the soil has warmed. Space 8-12" in a full sun location. Grows well in poor soil. Dead-head regularly.
Nasturtium Planting: May be started inside 2-3 weeks before transplanting, but is usually direct seeded a week after last frost or once the soil warms up to 18°C (65°F). Plant seed 1/2 inch deep and keep moist. Space plants 8-12 inches apart in full sun or light shade. Tolerates poor soil. Do not fertilize.
Sunflower Planting: Direct seed outdoors after all danger of frost is past. (Dwarf varieties can be seeded inside in peat pots 3 weeks before planting out.) Sow 1” deep in light, well-drained soil. Keep moist until seed germinates in 10-14 days. Space in a full sun location 6-24” apart depending on variety. Water regularly but do not over fertilize. Cut flowers last 10-14 days.