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Gilia capitata | Queen Annes Blue Thimble Flower | 20_Seeds


Here I am offering seeds from Gilia capitata, also known as Queen Annes Thimbles, Blue Thimble Flower, and Globe Gilia. This is a nectar source by many butterflies and nectar loving insects. This plant is widely grown as an Annual but is a tender perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 10.
Gilia capitata | Queen Annes Blue Thimble Flower | 20_Seeds

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Here I am offering seeds from Gilia capitata, also known as Queen Annes Thimbles, Blue Thimble Flower, and Globe Gilia. This is a nectar source by many butterflies and nectar loving insects. This plant is widely grown as an Annual but is a tender perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 10.
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Helianthus annuus | Common Sunflower | 50_Seeds


This is Helianthus annuus, also known as Common sunflower. This is the state flower of Kansas. Grown mainly for its edible oils and fruits, this plant is also used in bird feed and livestock forage. Helianthus annuus is a larval host for the Gorgone Checkerspot, Oblique-striped Emerald Moth, Bordered Patch, and Silvery Checkerspot. Common sunflower is grown as an annual all over and it is a short lived perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 9.
Helianthus annuus | Common Sunflower | 50_Seeds

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This is Helianthus annuus, also known as Common sunflower. This is the state flower of Kansas. Grown mainly for its edible oils and fruits, this plant is also used in bird feed and livestock forage. Helianthus annuus is a larval host for the Gorgone Checkerspot, Oblique-striped Emerald Moth, Bordered Patch, and Silvery Checkerspot. Common sunflower is grown as an annual all over and it is a short lived perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 6 to 9.
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Phlox drummondii | Annual Drummonds | 50_Seeds


This is Phlox drummondii, also known as Annual Phlox, and Drummonds Phlox. This fragrant flower is beloved by the birds, bees, and butterflies. It grows about a foot tall and should be planted in full sun. This is a nectar source for the Five-spotted hawkmoth, Poecila sphinx, Achemon sphinx, Apple sphinx, Spotted Straw, Lettered sphinx, Titan sphinx, Hummingbird Clearwing, Nessus sphinx, White-lined Sphinx, and Slender clearwing moths. It is also a nectar source for the Indian Skipper, Pipevine Swallowtail, Dusted Skipper, and Olympia Marble butterflies. This is an annual plant and can be grown in all USDA Hardiness Zones.
Phlox drummondii | Annual Drummonds | 50_Seeds

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This is Phlox drummondii, also known as Annual Phlox, and Drummonds Phlox. This fragrant flower is beloved by the birds, bees, and butterflies. It grows about a foot tall and should be planted in full sun. This is a nectar source for the Five-spotted hawkmoth, Poecila sphinx, Achemon sphinx, Apple sphinx, Spotted Straw, Lettered sphinx, Titan sphinx, Hummingbird Clearwing, Nessus sphinx, White-lined Sphinx, and Slender clearwing moths. It is also a nectar source for the Indian Skipper, Pipevine Swallowtail, Dusted Skipper, and Olympia Marble butterflies. This is an annual plant and can be grown in all USDA Hardiness Zones.
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Luffa acutangula | Angled Loofah | Chinese Okra | Ribbed Gourd | 10_Seeds


This is Luffa acutangula, Angled Loofah, Chinese Okra, Ribbed Gourd, dish cloth gourd, ridged gourd, sponge gourd, vegetable gourd, strainer vine, ribbed loofah, silky gourd, ridged gourd, silk gourd, and sinkwa towelsponge. The unripe fruit is used as a vegetable and the ripened fruit is used as a loofah or a natural cleaning sponge. It can be grown as a houseplant in colder climates. The yellow blossoms attract bees, butterflies, and birds. This plant likes to live in full sun where it blooms repeatedly from late Spring until early Fall. The seeds can be roasted and salted and they are often eaten as a delicacy. Young fruit is eaten raw or cooked and are often used in salads. This fruit is widely used in curries and soups. The oil from the seed can also be used as a cooking oil. This plant is grown as an annual in all USDA Hardiness Zones.
Luffa acutangula | Angled Loofah | Chinese Okra | Ribbed Gourd | 10_Seeds

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This is Luffa acutangula, Angled Loofah, Chinese Okra, Ribbed Gourd, dish cloth gourd, ridged gourd, sponge gourd, vegetable gourd, strainer vine, ribbed loofah, silky gourd, ridged gourd, silk gourd, and sinkwa towelsponge. The unripe fruit is used as a vegetable and the ripened fruit is used as a loofah or a natural cleaning sponge. It can be grown as a houseplant in colder climates. The yellow blossoms attract bees, butterflies, and birds. This plant likes to live in full sun where it blooms repeatedly from late Spring until early Fall. The seeds can be roasted and salted and they are often eaten as a delicacy. Young fruit is eaten raw or cooked and are often used in salads. This fruit is widely used in curries and soups. The oil from the seed can also be used as a cooking oil. This plant is grown as an annual in all USDA Hardiness Zones.
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Viola tricolor Helen Mount | Johnny Jump Up | Heartsease | 200_Seeds


This is Viola tricolor, also known as johnny jump up, heartsease, hearts ease, hearts delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, come-and-cuddle-me, three faces in a hood, wild pansy, and love-in-idleness. This adorable little pansy does not mind if it lives in full sun or full shade, and it will adapt to most all growing conditions. This cute little survivor is the larval host plant for the Variegated Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary, and Gray Hairstreak butterflies. Johnny jump up is a nectar plant for the  Falcate Orangetip butterfly. The petals of this plant are edible and used in salads or desserts most of the time. The petals are picked just as the flower opens up and then they are soaked in cold water until they swell up. Not only are the flowers edible but they contain antioxidants. This plant is grown as an annual in some places and it is a short lived perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 2b to 9
Viola tricolor Helen Mount | Johnny Jump Up | Heartsease | 200_Seeds

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This is Viola tricolor, also known as johnny jump up, heartsease, hearts ease, hearts delight, tickle-my-fancy, Jack-jump-up-and-kiss-me, come-and-cuddle-me, three faces in a hood, wild pansy, and love-in-idleness. This adorable little pansy does not mind if it lives in full sun or full shade, and it will adapt to most all growing conditions. This cute little survivor is the larval host plant for the Variegated Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary, and Gray Hairstreak butterflies. Johnny jump up is a nectar plant for the Falcate Orangetip butterfly. The petals of this plant are edible and used in salads or desserts most of the time. The petals are picked just as the flower opens up and then they are soaked in cold water until they swell up. Not only are the flowers edible but they contain antioxidants. This plant is grown as an annual in some places and it is a short lived perennial in USDA Hardiness Zones 2b to 9
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