Sunflowers - Giant Russian - 75RW71 has been added to your order
Details Grows to 2.5m with large heads.The selection work that has gone in to this line of sunflowers where plants that produce side shoots are pulled out, also once the plants have reached maturity Richard looks for those that have wide stumps which handle wind best along wind, seed heads that face vertical down so as to stop birds being able get at the seed are also selected.
Sow in spring in colder areasBotanical name Helianthus annuusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 30Grower name Richard Watson
Details Four years of growing from seed has produced a range of different colours seen in the following album -
Seed is from these flowers and will again produce new combinations hence why its named 'surprise mix'. Seed needs stratification so either sow outdoors in autumn or kept damp in the fridge for six weeks before sowingBotanical name GladiolusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
Details A feathery green plant 20-40cm tall that flowers in the spring producing a mass of white-yellow flowers somewhat resembling poached eggs, resulting in the plant being called the poached egg plant. The bees love it, and it vigourously self-seeds, spreading out to fill a garden bed. Will die off in the summer, and then the dropped seeds will sprout around autumn producing the feathery green plants, and they'll cover the ground over the winter producing flowers again in the spring.Botanical name Limnanthes albaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Richard Tew
Details The immature flower is eaten as a vegetable. The medicinal properties of Globe Artichoke have been known for many years. The leaves were very popular between the 16th and 19th centuries when they were used to stimulate bile flow and for a variety of digestive disorders.Botanical name Cynara scolymusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Rick Ginders
Details All chrysanthemum flowers are edible, but the flavour varies widely from plant to plant, from sweet to tangy to bitter or peppery. It may take some experimentation to find flavours you like. The mild flavour that lends itself well to stir-fries.Botanical name Chrysanthemum coronariumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Rick Ginders
Cardoon - 106RG9A
Details A large perennial that can grow to 2m with at least a 1m spread, young leaves can be eaten in salads while the roots can be cooked like parsnips. Can grow in heavy clay soils but does prefer a well drained soil in full sun, is reasonably drought tolerate.Botanical name Cynara cardunculusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Rick Ginders
Wild Aster - 131RW75A
Details Tall, spindly, straight-stemmed almost hairless annual or short-lived perennial herb up to 1.8 m tall, with small pale purple flowers produced on a many-branched flower stalk. An amazing bee magnet in autumn.Botanical name Aster subulatusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents lotsGrower name Richard Watson
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