The Best for Hot, Long-Summer Climates! Extra-large leaves provide sun protection on these vigorous vines! 90 days. No matter how hot your summers get or how long they remain, Snow Mass can take it! Specially adapted to grow in hot, long-summer climates, this mid-sized Honeydew also boasts some of the sweetest flavor to be found in the family. An all-around superb performer, it belongs in your vegetable patch this season!The fruit is about 6 to 8 inches in diameter and round to oblong. The cream-colored rind is very smooth, opening to reveal light green flesh and a small seed cavity. The flesh is juicy and mouth-wateringly sweet!Snow Mass arises on very vigorous vines that set extra-large leaves among the fruit. This provides additional protection from the punishing summer sun. The yields are excellent and the fruit quality very uniform — you get good melons throughout the long growing season from Snow Mass!Sow seeds directly in the garden after the soil is thoroughly warm or, for an even earlier harvest, st
Old-fashioned Charm from Large, Fragrant Blooms! A rainbow of colors, deliciously aromatic! These beloved giant Nasturtiums ramble over fences, climb up shrubs, and sprawl over rocks in the sunny garden, wafting a wonderful aroma that evokes the bygone days of Grandmother’s cottage garden. Park’s Fragrant Giants is a unique mix of large-bloomed, colorful flowers on very vigorous vines. We think you will be delighted with the blend of colors and the powerful impact of these easy, durable vines. Both the blooms and the foliage are edible, with a delicious peppery flavor perfect for salads and garnishes. Best flowering is in cool weather, and they grow rapidly and easily from direct-sowing. Select a sunny spot in any garden soil, even poor dry ones. Pkt is 50 seeds.
The Showiest Vine in the Garden! A new color for this popular favorite! If you loved the old Alaska mix of bright colors, wait until you grow this showy new color! It’s got the same handsome, white-splashed foliage, compact size, and big blooms you expect from Alaska, with a more formal look from every peachy-gold blossom. Just the ticket for baskets, trellises, and friendly fences in the sunny garden!As soon as the weather warms up in spring, these eye-catching 2- to 3-inch blooms begin opening. The pastel blend of colors is as warm as a tropical sunset, standing out beautifully against the light green leaves spattered with ivory and cream. Selected to produce 100% variegated foliage, Alaska Gold is a handsome plant for hanging baskets, beds, and any full-sun spot needing bright color! The leaves are extra-small, accentuating the large size of the blooms. And this plant grows a neat 12 to 15 inches–never invasive!Both the leaves and flowers are edible, making a colorful garnish for salads and formal meals.
Big, Fully Double Dramatic Blue Lisianthus Blooms are a Flower Arranger’s Dream! The best fully double Lisianthus we know, these deep blue 3-inch lisianthus blooms are as elegant as Roses and twice as long-lasting for the vase! They arise at the end of long, strong stems flanked by silvery-green foliage on very uniform plants just 18 inches high.Lisianthus is one of Nature’r great imitators–its gorgeous blooms look like Roses in bud, open to Tulip form, and at maturity resemble Poppies! Pest-free and very long-blooming through midsummer heat, drought, or rain, the flowers last 2 weeks or more when cut for the vase!Seed requires light to germinate, and at first the seedlings grow slowly, taking 3 to 4 months to bloom in full sun. After that, the bloom power really takes off! Pkt is 25 pelleted seeds.
One of the Very Best Native Groundcovers! Blooms from early summer right into fall! One of America’s finest native perennials is just waiting to get a roothold in your sunny garden! Innocence is a pure white Evening Primrose that blooms far longer than most, tossing up fragrant blossoms continuously from early summer right into fall. The plants spread up to a foot wide, covering even dry, sandy, or poor soils with carefree color and sweet scent!Hardy all the way through zone 3 in the north and 8 in the south and west, Innocence is a stunning white Evening Primrose, a nice change of pace from the more familiar pink. Its blooms range from 1 to 2
Huge 10-inch Flowers of Solid Golden! The full-size version of the popular dwarf Sunflower, Teddy Bear! A Giant Sunflower with closed eyes! These massive 10-inch double blooms are stuffed with tiny, densely-packed petals of richest golden-yellow, all the way to the center! The effect is of unbelievable frilly petal power on imposing 6- to 7-foot plants.Giant Sungold is the full-size version of one of the most beloved dwarf Sunflowers ever, the charming 3-foot Teddy Bear. The two look great together in a border or bed, and make super arrangements. Giant Sungold is long-lasting in the garden or vase.Sunflowers are the kings of the natural sunny summer garden, attracting butterflies and birds. They’re wonderfully easy to grow–just direct-sow the large seeds after all danger of frost. Not picky about soil type, they need direct sun. Thin the plants to 2 to 4 feet apart so that they can show off their foliage a bit as they grow. Pkt is 50 seeds.
Giant Wine-Red Blooms on Vigorous, Fast-Growing Vines! 4 inches across and held wide-open, Scarlet O’Hara is a stunner! The most magnificent red Morning Glory we have ever had the delight to grow, and one that always draws gasps and stares from visitors to the trial gardens! Scarlet O’Hara’s blooms are a full 4 inches across, deeply colored and with a velvety texture that adds depth to their rich display. They arise in abundance in summer and fall, opening in the morning and tightly closed again by late afternoon. This vine is particularly vigorous and fast-growing–it’s the one you want to quickly cover that ugly chain-link fence, show off to the neighbors on the mailbox, or climb the patio trellis.Morning Glory is a breeze to direct-sow, but if you want even earlier blooms, start the seeds ahead indoors. It can tolerate a bit of shade–though blazing sun is its preference–and is especially useful in dry soils, where other plants have not been content. Drought-tolerant and ultra-easy, it climbs to about 6 f
Every Bloom has a Unique Pattern! Giant lavender blooms 5 1/2 to 6 inches across are striped and streaked with deep purple! An exciting new twist on an old-fashioned favorite, Tie-Dye is a study in unique, distinctive patterning! Every lavender bloom on this easy, vigorous Morning Glory is differently striped, streaked, and overlaid in deep purple. Measuring a full 5 1/2 to 6 inches across, the blooms are stunning all summer and into fall. And even the foliage gets into the act, with lobed leaves splashed in silvery white! A very distinctive yet informal Morning Glory, Tie-Dye is a lovely choice to plant among pink or white annuals, and is stunning on the patio, where its interesting variation can be enjoyed at close range. The vine twines 6 to 8 feet high, pest-free and ready to grow in just about any sunny spot.Morning Glory is a breeze to direct-sow, but if you want even earlier blooms, start the seeds ahead indoors. It can tolerate a bit of shade–though blazing sun is its preference–and is especially us
Blooms Reach a Foot Across! This One is for the Birds! Massive 12-inch blooms have a ring of short, very bright golden petals surrounding an enormous brown center! If the birds gave awards to their favorite garden plants, Giganteus would be the wings-down winner! No Sunflower is more generous with the seeds–each 12-inch bloom contains a dinner-plate-sized central disk just stuffed with richness. The bright yellow petals, arranged in a tight circle around the center, are brilliantly colored and very cheery, bringing in the butterflies! Giganteus is the Sunflower that wins competitions, and its foot-wide blooms are absolutely staggering, especially when the 10-foot-tall plants appear in a long row against an outbuilding or other structure. The essence of summer in the country, Giganteus is an oversized, generous joy for birds and humans alike!Sunflowers are the kings of the natural sunny summer garden, attracting butterflies and birds. They’re wonderfully easy to grow–just direct-sow the large seeds after all
Early-Blooming, Compact, and So Colorful! Blooms begin just 6 to 8 weeks after sowing! A Park Exclusive! With its early, profuse, and brilliant blooms on compact plants, Hotline has been the Salvia of choice for many gardeners since its introduction. Its stocky, heavy 5- to 6-inch flower spikes begin appearing when the plant is just 6 inches tall–less than 2 months from sowing!–and keep coming over an exceptionally long season. The plants reach 10 to 12 inches tall and wide, with large, lush forest-green foliage fanning out below the bloomstalk like a carpet. Very uniform between colors, the Hotline series has earned our High Performer citation for superior garden-worthiness–both for its beauty and for its easy, vigorous growth! And the seed is available ONLY here at Park!Hummingbirds love these ground-hugging plants, which bear fresh blooms and foliage all the way till frost. They are unrivalled for mass display in the border or bed, and combine well with other annuals. Their compact size and neat habit m
All the Jewel-Toned Gold, Red, and Bronze Blooms! Blooms are all 6 inches or more across, many with contrasting rings and all with large, prominent eyes. One of our personal favorites, this autumn-toned mix gives you all the rich shades of gold, red, and bronze you want, and the big blooms are magnificent for garden or cutting! 6 inches or more across, these blooms include bicolored and ringed varieties–no two are just alike! They appear on very vigorous 6- to 10-foot plants that make the perfect background for shorter plantings, or form a spectacular planting alongside outdoor structures!Sunflowers are the kings of the natural sunny summer garden, attracting butterflies and birds. They’re wonderfully easy to grow–just direct-sow the large seeds after all danger of frost. Not picky about soil type, they need direct sun. Thin the plants to 2 to 4 feet apart so that they can show off their foliage a bit as they grow. Pkt is 50 seeds.
Deep Orange Blooms Shimmer in the Summer Sun! 4-foot plants bloom freely all summer! Boasting the deepest, most intensely-colored blooms of any Mexican Sunflower we know, Goldfinger is a two-tone delight in the sunny summer garden! The deep, persimmon-orange petals and bright yellow central buttons almost glow with warm color on floriferous, long-blooming 4-foot plants, putting on a long show of unforgettably rich color!One of the pure joys of the sunny summer garden, Goldfinger needs almost no attention once it begins its massive months-long bloom! The densely-branched plants sport so many big 3 1/2-inch daisies that they attract every butterfly for miles to your garden! And the hotter it gets, the better Goldfinger likes it! Every garden deserves a trouble-free, floriferous joy like this hard-working annual! Pkt is 50 seeds.