The Sample Seed Shop 2016 Order

My first seed order of 2016 is all about plants I have grown in the past. Most are self seeders that I hope will settle in and give me blooms for years to come.

Calendula officinalis 'Pacific Beauty Mix'

Calendula officinalis 'Pacific Beauty Mix'

These Calendulas were some of the first plants I ever grew from seeds, way back in the 80s. Once I planted them they came up every year, and I could collect and scatter seeds wherever I wanted a new stand.

Centranthus ruber coccineus

There is a nice description of Centranthus ruber at Seedaholic including guidelines for germinating. Given a spring sowing at warm temperatures they will bloom the first year.

Successes Sample Seed Shop 2016

Any problems I had from seeds I ordered from The Sample Seed Shop can be easily attributed to slugs, chickens, late plantings and my reticence with the water hose. Germination was great and I have no complaints. I had the best success with the bonus Phlox but as soon as they bloomed the chickens discovered them, boom gone.

Karen's Order

Calendula officinalis 'Pacific Beauty Apricot'

Centranthus ruber coccineus (Jupiter's Beard)

Dianthus 'Rainbow Loveliness Mix'

Dianthus superbus

Knautia macedonica

Papaver rupifragum 'Double Tangerine Gem'

Stachys byzantina (Lamb's Ear)

Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop)


Basil, Holy

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)

Phlox drummondii 'Sugar Stars'

Phlox drummondii 'Sugar Stars'

These seeds were my bonus for ordering from The Sample Seed Shop. I don't remember growing annual Phlox before but I am certain I have been missing out. It looks like like they stay less than a foot tall, enjoy being kept dry and want as much sun as they can get.

Seed Orders

Looking at your 2016 seed selections tells me I needed to think a little more about what I really had in mind for the gardens in the coming season. I, too, seem to be thinking of plants I have grown and loved in earlier gardens.

Lillian's Order

Alyssum Wandering Mix

Aster tanacetifolia

Centratherum intermedium Pineapple Sangria

Coleus Wizard Coral Sunrise

Diascia barberae Apricot Queen

Lobelia erinus Sapphire

Mirabilis Salmon Sunset

Mirabilis longiflora

Nierembergia Purple Robe

Nasturtium Empress Of India

papaver rupifragum Double Tangerine Gem

Petunia exserta

Petunia Ultra Burgundy

Petunia Ultra Pastel Pink

Petunia Ultra Sky Blue

Polemonium reptans Blue Pearl