Impatien Shady Lady is one of American gardeners’ favorite Impatiens, and this neon-bright rose is one of the most vibrant colors available on any Impatiens, period! The 2-inch impatien blooms arise over a long season beginning in early summer and ending with frost. The 12- to 15-inch-tall plants are bushy and neat, needing neither pruning nor clean-up, and both the blossoms and their stems are weather-resistant and sturdy. Always reliable for solid coverage and plenty of ultra-bright color, Shady Lady earned our own High Performer stamp of approval, and we unreservedly give it our heartiest recommendation.Shady Lady begins blooming in early summer and keeps coming all the way to frost, right through the worst excesses of summer weather. In southern areas, it has been known to overwinter. Also a fine houseplant, it is not too fussy about soil and is generally carefree and long-lasting! Pkt is 30 seeds.
This Ornamental Kale Has Large, Long-Lasting Rosettes Just Perfect for Indoor Arrangements! The cutflower that isn’t a flower! At first glance these huge, perfectly formed Ornamental Kale blooms look like some sort of exotic Rose. Then, upon closer inspection, they are revealed to be . . . Kale? THE cutflower sensation, this Ornamental Kale is just perfect for the vase, with long-lasting rosettes of stunning red-hearted green! It’s no surprise to most gardeners that veggies can be as beautiful as flowering ornamentals, but Sunset and its cousin White Crane really break new ground! The 3- to 7-inch rosettes have dark green outer leaves and a brilliant crimson center, looking for all the world like a Rose. Held atop thick, sturdy stems, they are very long-lasting in the vase. And talk about showy! Plant them in your cutting garden or even in the veggie patch, then cut the blossoms for indoor decoration like no other!Sunset reaches 2 feet tall and about 8 inches wide. It is a cool-season crop, equally suited for
Extra Early Pods are Stringless and Fiberless! White seeds are tender and delicious! 60 days. A classic choice for early beans of highest quality eating, Blue Lake FM-1 sets pods that remain stringless and fiberless at all stages of growth! The dark green pods are tender and rich, filled with white seeds and an incomparable flavor. Many gardeners prefer pole beans for their distinctive “beany” flavor. Because they use vertical space, they free up the horizontal rows in the vegetable garden for other varieties while bearing abundant harvests. They’re easier than bush beans to harvest as well. Direct-sow after all danger of frost, and for best harvest, keep sowing at 3-week intervals until late spring. For fall crops, begin in late summer and continue until a month or so before first frost date. Support the 5- to 8-foot vines on a trellis, tower, or poles spaced 3 feet apart. Pkt is 2 ounces (about 100 seeds).
Great Holding Power from this Early, Profuse Hybrid! Large, thick leaves of deepest green have a savory mild flavor. 20 days. The earliest Mustard Green we grow, Savanna Hybrid begins bearing huge, tasty green leaves less than 3 weeks after planting! The leaves are very uniform and quite abundant on strong plants, which hold their harvest in the field much longer than open-pollinated types. A superb choice for high performance and great yields, plus mild, fresh flavor.Sow seed outdoors in early spring or, for fall crops, 6 to 8 weeks before first fall frost. Space seedlings 1 to 2 inches apart in rows 15 inches apart. Pkt is 1/16 oz. (1025 seeds).
Bright Red Trumpets from Summer till Fall! Elegant fern-like foliage! Easy to grow, this vigorous 12- to 25-foot vine simply erupts with 3 to 4 months of bright blooms! Cypress Vine is the perfect screen, with lacy, fern-like foliage elegant enough for the patio yet dense and lush, for superb coverage. The rich red blooms form neat, 5-pointed stars with long trumpet-shaped throats, studded among the foliage like jewels. Cypress Vine is a sun-loving annual and is not picky about soil type. A good choice for the less-rich soils near fences and against structures. Pkt is 30 seeds. Cannot ship to AZ.
Colorful Foliage Looks Like it was Splattered with Red Paint! A fine houseplant or bedding plant for the shade, the Polka Dot Plant grows just 12 inches tall and 9 inches wide. One of the most effortless houseplants or shade bedders you will ever grow, Splash is so much fun! An annual foliage plant, it springs right up from seed, quickly reaching its mature size of 12 inches tall and 9 inches wide. The large, pointed leaves arise from the central stem, creating a neat rosette that looks lovely in the front of the border or in containers of all sizes. The foliage is dark green very heavily splattered with red, so that on most leaves, only the midrib and veining remain green!A good choice for interplanting with other foliage plants in the shade, or edging flowering houseplants in a large container, Splash is trouble-free and keeps its color for months. If you like Splash Red, try the Pink or White, or even the Mix of all 3. The colors complement one another well! Pkt is 35 seeds.
Lavender angustifolia is one of the richest in essential oils, meaning more fragrance power both fresh and dried. And this Lavender Munstead’ cultivar has a more compact habit and earlier-blooming lavender flowers. Fresh flowers can be crystalized and used in candies and cakes; dried flowers are used in potpourris and satchets; oils are used in creams and perfumes. And these are only some of the more common uses – imagination can create endless more!An evergreen perennial, Lavender ‘Munstead’ has a subtle blue-green coloring and sweet fragrance. Reaching 12 to 18 inches high and 30 inches wide, it boasts 2 1/2 inch, linear, downy leaves on strong stems. The leaves first open white, then turn a pale gray-blue-green color. Stalks of lavender flowers grow up to 12 inches tall.Grow in a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in an open, sunny spot. Trim back in spring to encourage bushier growth; also deadhead after flowering. Pkt is 100 seeds. This product can be purchased in the following collection: Park’s Lav
Intoxicating Fragrance and Succulent Orange Flesh on this Delectable Charentais! Similar to cantaloupes but infinitely more aromatic and richly flavored. 75 days from setting out transplants. The flavor of Charentais melons is difficult to describe, but the fragrance is the most enticing of any melon we know! These sturdy fruits boast deep orange flesh that is succulent, juicy, and very rich. The gray-green rind is deeply textured, offering great crack resistance to the fruit as it ripens.Measuring about 4 1/2 inches in diameter, French Orange Hybrid is a superb eating experience and a great change of pace from cantaloupes and honeydews. The vines are very disease-tolerant for even bigger, healthier yields.Sow seeds directly in the garden after the soil is thoroughly warm or, for an even earlier harvest, start them indoors in pots. Set out 18 inches apart with 4 feet between each row, or plant in hills 4 feet apart, with 2 to 3 plants per hill. Pkt is 25 seeds.
A Neat Little Edging with Sunny Summer Stars! Great for naturalizing — let it self-sow and become a lush ground cover! What a little charmer for beside the path, filling in that bare sunny spot, or edging the bed and border! Golden-Eyed Grass Yellow Stone is a native North American plant that grows easily, self-sows to return even more lushly with each passing year, and sports large, showy golden blooms to brighten your summer!Yellow Stone is utterly carefree, thriving even in poor or heavy soil, with fresh, slim, rush-like leaves (that may remind you of Mondo Grass) and brilliant star-shaped 3/4-inch blooms. Just 6 to 8 inches tall and 6 inches wide, it’s the perfect size for containers as well as the garden. Compact, neat, and utterly reliable, it’s simply the easiest way we know to punctuate your plantings, edge your pathways, and add a little distinction to your mixed containers!This Golden-Eyed Grass is native to California and British Columbia, and is perennial in zones 8-9. Wherever you live, however,
Scrumptious Soybeans All Summer Long! Tops for flavor and huge yields! 70 days. The best variety not only for flavor but for enormous, summer-long yields, Shironomai will quickly become your favorite soybean! This is a top-quality variety, setting large, overstuffed pods on sturdy 1- to 2-foot plants over a long season.Soybeans are a nutritious high-protein food, invaluable as a meat substitute and scrumptious for snacking. We’ll send along some recipes for you to try when you order these seeds! Pkt is 100 seeds.
A Stunning New Color for the Famous Weather-Tough Landscaping Zinnia! 2-inch blooms erupt all summer long on super-vigorous dwarf plants. When we first grew Zinnia Profusion in our trial gardens here at Park several years ago, the “oohs” and “aahs” were deafening! And no wonder–Profusion Cherry (and its sunny sister, Orange!) won the AAS Gold Medal Flower Award–the first flowers to receive this prestigious award in a decade! And then both Cherry and White walked off with Europe’s Fleuroselect Gold as well! And now Deep Apricot has arrived to add a rich, intense deep hue to the display! These bushy plants, 12 inches high and 15 inches wide, are simply smothered nonstop all season with cheerful, 2-inch daisy-formed blooms. The petals are dark apricot-orange, and they surround a bold, eye-catching central cone. This landscaping series is designed for large plantings — unlike the cut-flower or bedding varieties, Profusion is a dense, bushy, many-flowered little plant that covers ground AND fills the garden wit
Like Upturned Cat’s Claws for the Sunny Border! Ideal for fresh and dried arrangements! Well, talk about a conversation piece for the garden or vase! This ornamental grass — fondly called Goose Grass or Finger Millet — sports charming “cat’s claws” of snazzy green in summer, guaranteeing double takes and smiles from all your garden visitors. Perfect for cutting, the blooms last for weeks in the vase and may be dried as Everlastings! Versatile, easy to grow, and just downright fascinating, Green Cat is an annual grass you must find a spot for in the garden this season!This grass grows quickly and easily from direct-sowing, with slender, straight-as-an-arrow stems that shoot up 16 to 20 inches tall. As the warm summer weather arrives, so do the 2- to 3-inch “claws,” raking upward as if trying to catch a passing butterfly! Even in hot, dry weather, these green blooms will not “weep,” but keep their upright posture and fresh, clean look.Untroubled by most pests and diseases, Green Cat is a go-anywhere, do-anyth