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������{����|������{��|��������{��|�� There is a blooming interest in locally grown cut flowers -- from fresh produce markets and pick-your-own farms to weddings and other special events. This growing trade can strengthen and compliment the sale of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Flowers can provide a different, additional source of income. “Flowers are an opportunity for the small farmer to diversify and sell more product to existing customers,” said Debra Prinzing, author of Slow Flowers and The 50 Mile Bouquet (both St. Lynns Press). A large majority of flowers currently sold in the U.S. are imported from South America, where use of harsh chemicals and toxic pesticides are regularly practiced. Locally grown flowers are often more fragrant than imported varieties, because they have not endured long distance shipping. They are also fresher, and will last longer in a vase. In addition, flowers attract honey bees and other beneficial insects, which can be helpful pollinators for any farm production. The three most popular florist crops are carnations, roses, and chrysanthemums. Specialty cut flowers are other varieties that can be placed in a bouquet or vase and provide color, texture, and greenery. In addition to zinnias, sunflowers, orlaya, gomphrena, etc., specialty cuts include ornamental grasses, herbs (such as basil or dill), foliage, and grains. Twilley Seed offers many varieties of cut flower seed; look for this symbol throughout our flower section: For an even more extensive selection of cut flower seeds, please contact us. Achillea Annual (A. millefolium) Approx. 170,000 sd/oz. Sow sd 8-12 weeks before spring sales. Germ in about 10 days at 65-75°F. Great for cutting, drying, or in sunny gardens. Hardy in zones 4-8. Aromatic blooms compliment fern-like foliage. Space 1-1½’ apart. 6040 Summer Pastels Mix Blooms first year if planted early. Compact plants bloom early in a wide range of shades including pink, rose, apricot, cream, beige, lavender and white. Ht. 30”. 100 sd 1.90 500 sd 7.65 1000 sd 11.75 5M 9.85/M 10M 8.95/M Agastache Perennial (Agastache foeniculum) 6050 Golden Jubilee Unique golden foliage shifting towards lime on lower leaves. Massive color display in landscape or container. Crowned with dense spikes of contrasting lavender blue. Quick flowering in four months from sowing. Hardy and heat loving. Grows well in full sun and partial shade. Ht. 18”. 100 sd 3.95 500 sd 18.40 1000 sd 34.15 5M 25.55/M Ageratum Annual (Ageratum houstonianum) Approx. 200,000 sd/oz. Also known as Floss Flower. Sow sd 12-14 weeks before spring sales. Germ in 7-10 days at 70-80°F, in light. Good annual for borders, bedding, pots. Full sun to partial shade. Blooms early summer to frost. Space 6-12” apart. 6065 Blue Danube F1 Uniform plants provide attractive garden display. Clusters of delicate, violet-blue blooms are produced continuously. Ht. 6-7”. 100 sd 1.55 500 sd 4.50 1000 sd 7.60 5M 6.20/M 10M 5.65/M 6084 Blue Hawaii 5.0 F1 Pelleted. Uniform, early bloom on compact plants. Performs well in warm climates. Ht. 6”. 100 sd 1.95 500 sd 7.95 1000 sd 12.40 5M 10.00/M 10M 9.25/M 6085 Blue Horizon F1 Pelleted. 20"; Superb cutflower variety, also landscaping. Mid-blue. New! 100 sd 1.95 500 sd 8.10 1000 sd 12.95 5M 10.55/M Alyssum Annual (Lobularia maritima) Approx. 90,000 sd/oz. Sow 4-6 weeks before spring sale. Germ in about 8 days at 60-70°F. Lovely, sweet-smelling, dainty flower clusters; excellent for beds, borders, containers and window boxes. Best in full sun, well-drained soil. Bloom June to frost. Space 6-12” apart. 6157 New Carpet of Snow Dwarf, spreading plants are uniform and compact. Pure white flowers. Ht. 3”. 100 sd 1.45 500 sd 1.90 1000 sd 3.00 5M 2.50/M Wonderland Series Ideal for bedding plant use. Compact and early to bloom. Ht. 3”. 6213 White 6214 Mix 100 sd 1.55 500 sd 2.10 1000 sd 3.00 5M 1.15/M 6107 Clear Crystals White FilmCoat. Large, durable flowers with tetraploid vigor and strong, thick texture. Extra early and showy at sale and in the garden. 6” spreading to 12”. 100 sd 1.55 500 sd 2.20 1000 sd 3.15 5M 2.25/M FYF = First Year Flowering �� Indicates flower varieties suitable for cut flower production To Order Call: 800-622-7333 (USA) or 864-227-5140 (Int'l) 91 �� �� Fresh Local �� Alyssum Clear Crystals White Ageratum Blue Hawaii 5.0 F1 Achillea Summer Pastels Mix Agastache Golden Jubilee Ageratum Blue Horizon F1 New!


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