Flowers and Plants Buying Guide

No matter what plants and flowers you favor, there's a type of growing material to fit your preference, as well as complement the architecture of your home, your outdoor time commitments, and the design of your landscape.

Types of Flowers and Plants

Types of Flowers and Plants

Some home gardeners are devoted to their collection of containers, filled to the brim with effusive annuals that last only a single season. Others sing the praise of roses, no matter how much tender loving care they might need. It's one of the rewards of flowers and plants: They are as diverse as people. And if you do enough research -- or digging -- you'll find the type that fits just who you are. If you're an experienced gardener, a little experimenting may help you find a new favorite flower or plant. Take a quick look at these types: bulbs, garden seeds, perennials, roses, shrubs (evergreen and flowering), vines, annuals, and vegetables.

Bulbs

Bulbs are typically planted in the fall and most bloom in the spring; some, however, bloom in summer or fall. Some bulbs will bloom year after year, while others will bloom only once or twice.

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Springhill Nursery
$6.29

A gorgeous parade of color all summer to frost. Beautiful in a border or container. 6-8" stems bear brilliant 3" blooms for months.... Plant 10-12" apart in the garden, 4-6" apart in containers. 4-5 cm bulbs. Zones 9-10. Begonia . Partial to Full Shade. read more

Springhill Nursery
$6.99

Continuous display of beautifully patterned, heart-shaped foliage from summer to frost. Adds lively color to shaded areas of the g...arden. Grows 12-24" tall, with a 10" spread. Does not survive frost. 12-14cm bulbs.Caladium x hortulanum. Zones 7-10.... read more

Breck's
$149.90 $112.43

Our Kaleidoscope Dinner Plate Collection of bicolour dahlias pairs perfectly with our Classic Dinner Plate Dahlia Collection featu...ring bold, solid shades. So we've put them together for this very special jumbo-sized collection! This astonishing assortment includes 2 each of 10 different Dinner Plate dahlia varieties—20 clumps in all—for a very special price! Order two Ultimate Collections and save even more! Breck's Ultimate Dinner Plate Dahlia Collection includes 2 each of: Duet Dinnerplate Dahlia: With its dramatic colour contrast and huge 7-9" blooms, Duet makes a stunning statement in borders and is surprising in summer bouquets. Grows 2½-3' tall. Seattle Dinnerplate Dahlia: Incredible, 7-9" golden-yellow blooms with contrasting white tips are more intense than sunshine. Dazzling Seattle grows 2½-3' tall. Jean Marie Dinnerplate Dahlia: This is the first dahlia of true dinner-plate size with this unique colour combination! Enjoy the radiance of each 7" deep pink bloom with contrasting white tips. Grows 2-3' tall. Mystery Day Dinnerplate Dahlia: Big, skyrocket purple and white blooms make a big impact in your garden. The 7" flowers are glorious all season long! Grows 3-4' tall. Procyon Dinnerplate Dahlia: A true standout, even in this collection, radiant red-andgold Procyon appears to be lit from within! Bold, colourfast blooms 6½-7½" across won't fade in the summer sun. Grows 3-3½' tall. Garden Wonder Dinnerplate Dahlia: Big, skyrocket red blooms make a big impact in your garden. Kaboom! The 6" flowers are glorious, and the bush produces loads of them all season long! Grows 3-4' tall. Fleurel Dinnerplate Dahlia: Delicate shades of cream trace the centers of elegant white petals on each 7" bloom. This is the queen of white dahlias! Grows 3-4' tall. Kelvin Floodlight Dinnerplate Dahlia: Incredible 7-9" golden-yellow blooms are more intense than sunshine. The most spectacular yellow dahlia ever developed, award-winning Kelvin Floodlight grows 3-4' tall. Thomas Edison Dinnerplate Dahlia: Huge, radiant, fantastic flowers are 7-8" across. Immense size and prolific blooming make this the finest of all purple dahlias. Grows 3-4' tall. Mrs. Eileen Dinnerplate Dahlia: This is the first sizzling orange dahlia of true dinner-plate size! Enjoy the radiant splendor of each 7" bloom. Grows 3-4' tall. read more

KVan Bourgondien
$9.75 $7.31

Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.46 Per Plant - Create eye-catching cascading arrangements that combine bold color, delicate beauty an...d a long bloom time with our Double Hanging Basket Begonia Mix. We've carefully selected the finest strain of Belgian begonias available for the American market. Bright, non-fading blooms are fully double and grow from midsummer until the first frost. Place in full to partly shaded areas such as covered patios or porches, upon north-facing sills, or simply hang a basket from a shepherd's hook under a canopy of shade trees. The mix of colors brightens up shaded spaces, and because it's best in a pot or basket, can be easily moved around the landscape. Deer won't bother begonias. 5-6 cm bulb size. Lift in fall in zones 3-7. read more

Garden Seeds

Garden seeds are available for a variety of plant types, including perennials, annuals, vegetables, and vines. Seeds may be started very early indoors in order to get a jump on the growing season; others may be planted outside once the outdoor air and soil temperatures warm sufficiently.

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Perennials

Perennials can have blooms or feature foliage only; unlike annuals, perennials will come back year after year, as long as they're tended to and planted in the correct hardiness zone.

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KVan Bourgondien
$35.00 $26.25

Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.05 Per Plant - Oriental Lilies are one of the most beautiful of all lilies and their fragrance permea...tes the garden air. These are the lilies that florists favor for summer bouquets and bridal centerpieces. Blooming later in the season than most other lilies, these exotic beauties are truly spectacular in color and flower size. Over the past few years, the demand and interest in Oriental Lilies has grown dramatically. read more

KVan Bourgondien
$14.00 $10.50

Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.05 Per Plant - Exotic and easy to grow, lilies make a great floral display no matter where they're pl...anted. Outward-facing blooms deliver both color and fragrance in perennial borders, mixed containers, rock gardens and cutting gardens. For maximum impact, choose this blend of oriental lilies bred specifically for use in front borders and pots. These petite lilies are one-third the size of regular lilies and come in a wide selection of colors ranging from cool pink tones to warm tones like yellow, orange and red. Planted in full to partly sunny areas, they are easy to maintain and attract butterflies to the garden. Long-lasting flowers appear in midsummer and last until fall. A layer of mulch for winter protection is recommended. read more

KVan Bourgondien
$21.50 $16.13

Buy Wholesale - As Low As $3.23 Per Plant - Giant double peonies are hardy, fragrant, long-lived, and rarely need dividing. As a b...onus, they're superior as cut flowers...it's no wonder peonies are considered "The Queen of Garden Flowers!" Great as focal points in a perennial bed, for hedges or in a spot of their own. Very low care and high performance. 2-3 eye roots. read more

KVan Bourgondien
$16.00 $12.00

Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.20 Per Plant - Asiatic) Maroon with white.These petite lilies are 1/3 the size of regular lilies and ...come in a wide selection of colors ranging from cool pink tones to warm tones like yellow, orange and red. Perfect for borders and patio containers! read more

Roses

There is a rose suited to your gardening preference, your time commitment, and your outdoor style, from exuberant climbers to hardy 'David Austin'. Some have more finicky care requirements, while others are less demanding.

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Shrubs (Evergreen and Flowering)

From dwarf varieties to those that resemble small trees, shrubs are essential elements of garden design. Shrubs may be evergreen or flowering; they are often used as focal points or, in a series, as a living fence or border.

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KVan Bourgondien
$15.00 $11.25

Buy Wholesale - As Low As $3.75 Per Plant - Harlem's huge, burgundy-rose flowers are sure to attract attention in the summer garde...n. It's large, crepe paper-like flowers grow in abundance on shapely, bush-like plants. Harlem flowers prolifically in early summer, then returns for an encore in late summer. Easy to grow and maintain, Oriental poppies add bold color, sophisticated flower form and a long bloom time to gardens and landscapes. They fit well into sunny perennial borders, decorative containers or mixed flower beds. To great a dramatic effect in the garden or landscape, plant in groups. Deadhead as necessary to promote extended flowering. Deer tend to avoid. No. 1 roots. read more

Michigan Bulb Company
$19.99 $14.99

Stalks of fragrant color in lavender, white and magenta! This prolific bloomer draws butterflies and admiring glances! Rounded shr...ub has slender, arching branches and long panicles of star-like flowers. Handsome in almost any setting.Not available in OR. read more

Michigan Bulb Company
$7.99 $5.99

Pink Splash Variegated Weigela is so vibrant and colorful that there is no denying its abundant beauty. This showy shrub will add ...pizzazz to your borders with its charming deep rose blooms and elegantly etched green and white foliage. read more

Michigan Bulb Company
$9.99 $7.49

An outstanding ornamental tree for the garden or landscape!. This small tree or large shrub provides bold purple blooms, outstandi...ng foliage color and even shedding bark for winter interest. In the summer months, the deep purple flower panicles open and attract butterflies. The Catawba Hardy Crape Myrtle has deciduous foliage that has a bronzy cast in the spring and that turns a bright green during the summer months. In the fall, the glossy green foliage turns a stunning orange-red. The bark has red, brown and gray hues. Growing 6-15' tall, the Catawba Hardy Crape Myrtle performs best when planted in organically rich, well-drained soil and full sun. It becomes more drought tolerant with age. read more

Vines

Vines may be perennials or annuals, as well as roses; some will bloom, while others simply provide pretty foliage.

Annuals

Unlike perennials, annuals live for just one growing season; they reward, though, with incredibly fast growth. For many home gardeners, annuals (which you can grow from seed or plants) allow people to enjoy plants that would otherwise not be suitable for certain climates.

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KVan Bourgondien
$9.75 $7.31

Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.46 Per Plant - Create eye-catching cascading arrangements that combine bold color, delicate beauty an...d a long bloom time with our Double Hanging Basket Begonia Mix. We've carefully selected the finest strain of Belgian begonias available for the American market. Bright, non-fading blooms are fully double and grow from midsummer until the first frost. Place in full to partly shaded areas such as covered patios or porches, upon north-facing sills, or simply hang a basket from a shepherd's hook under a canopy of shade trees. The mix of colors brightens up shaded spaces, and because it's best in a pot or basket, can be easily moved around the landscape. Deer won't bother begonias. 5-6 cm bulb size. Lift in fall in zones 3-7. read more

KVan Bourgondien
$10.50 $7.88

Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.58 Per Plant - White.World-famous Belgian bulbs, the finest imported strain of hanging basket begonia...s available to the American market. Fully double in bright, non-fading colors. Plant in partial shade. Adds floral beauty to patio or window box. 5-6 cm bulb size. Lift in fall in zones 3-7. read more

KVan Bourgondien
$10.50 $7.88

Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.58 Per Plant - Apricot.World-famous Belgian bulbs, the finest imported strain of hanging basket begon...ias available to the American market. Fully double in bright, non-fading colors. Plant in partial shade. Adds floral beauty to patio or window box. 5-6 cm bulb size. Lift in fall in zones 3-7. read more

KVan Bourgondien
$10.50 $7.88

Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.58 Per Plant - Scarlet.World-famous Belgian bulbs, the finest imported strain of hanging basket begon...ias available to the American market. Fully double in bright, non-fading colors. Plant in partial shade. Adds floral beauty to patio or window box. 5-6 cm bulb size. Lift in fall in zones 3-7. read more

Vegetables

Vegetables may be grown from seeds or seedlings; they can be started indoors or planted outside as soon as temperatures and the ground are warm enough.

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Tierra Garden
$18.00

Haxnicks Rootrainers produce deeper, faster, straighter fibrous roots through air-pruning resulting in superior plants with NO roo...t disturbance or worry of potbound. Especially good for all beans, corn, strawberries, tomatoes but will work with all seeds. 32 reusable cells, 5"deep, which can be used time and time again. Cells open like a book for easy transplanting without root disturbance. Comes with holding tray and lid. For nearly 20 years, the Haxnicks company has been designing and manufacturing innovative garden care and plant protection products for their customers in England. Tierra Garden is proud to offer this distinctive line in the United States. read more

Ferry-morse
$4.89 $4.71

Ferry-Morse has been supplying the best in seed and gardening supplies for over 100 years, and we are proud to still be innovating... and improving. Whether you are looking for the finest in flowers or gourmet garden vegetables, you will find all your answers here. Take a minute and explore our product categories for planning and inspiration. At Ferry-Morse, we want you to enjoy your best ever gardening experience. Ferry-Morse Seed Company offers gardener's over 350 varieties of flower, vegetable, and herb seed read more

Seeds Of Change
$5.40 $3.49

A Seeds of Change® Original, this exciting new zucchini requires less water than other varieties. Open plants with smooth, spinele...ss stalks yield classy dark green fruits all summer. read more

Petomato
$17.33

Petomato Basil is a simple and convenient way for anyone, anywhere to enjoy gardening. Seeds are planted in a recycled plastic bot...tle and placed in a spot with adequate sunlight. The Petomato Basil with a small amount of care and attention produces sweet basil in about 1 to 2 months. Now you can grow your own basil plant indoors 365 days a year. Petomato Basil includes: Petomato Growing Tube, sweet basil seeds, sand, fertilizer, measuring spoon and detailed growing instructions. This product is made for use in a recycled bottle. This product grows one sweet basil plant hydroponically. Petomato Basil is great for kids, teachers, seniors or anyone who wants to enjoy the miracle of gardening at home. Caution: Choking Hazard. Not for children under 3 years of age. Do not ingest seeds, sand, or fertilizer. Do not feed seed, sand or fertilizer to pets. Growth and cultivation results are based on growing conditions, cultivation, environment, region and altitude. Petomato requires daily care. Sunlight is required. Petomato Basil is not guaranteed to produce fruit. read more

Product Features

Product Features

Although they are incredibly diverse in both form and function, all flowers and plants have certain product features that affect how well they do in the garden and how much enjoyment you derive from them. For example, a garden that's filled with summertime stunners looks great in the height of the growing season, but it may leave much to be desired in spring and fall. Vegetables that are harvested in July are delicious, but there are rewards to be had with those that mature in May and October, too. As you look to fill your garden, consider growth pattern and bloom season first.

Growth Pattern

Every flower and plant has a different growth pattern. Some will remain tightly constrained, while others will sprawl. You should understand not just what your plant or flower will look like in the first two years but every year that you grow it.

Bloom Season

Plants that flower have a prime bloom season, which will affect how your garden looks from spring to summer to fall. Careful planning can give you blooms throughout the growing season.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

It may seem strange to think about flowers and plants as having purchase considerations, but they do. Those are typically related to how the plant performs in your landscape and what growing constraints you may have. For example, a plant that stays tidy and contained in its growth will fit well into a limited-size garden -- but you will quickly be frustrated by a plant that's unruly and intended for a more free-flowing landscape. So as you're reviewing the potential for different plants and flowers, take into consideration garden size, planting time, and pests and diseases, too.

Garden Size

You have an established size for both your garden bed and your selected plant or flower. Make sure the plant or flower you select will fit in that spot when it is fully grown, both in height and width.

Planting Time

Different plants and flowers will be more or less successful based on if whether they are planted at their ideal times. Check to see what outdoor and soil temperatures are, as well as the length of time from seed to harvest if you're planting vegetables or herbs.

Pests and Diseases

Every flower and plant has particular susceptibility to certain pests, diseases, and critters. Make sure you understand what you can do to promote healthy plant growth and discourage damage.

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Breck's
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Three varieties of sweet, petite hosta have been gathered together in this collection. Perfect for adding a unique and colourful t...wist to shadowy sites, this tiny trio boasts diverse colourations, green (Monster Ears), blue (Blue Mouse Ears) and variegated (Mighty Mouse) for a beautiful yet compact display in pots, under shade trees or along a darkened border. Their low-growing nature also makes them spectacular as a ground cover, with each plant spreading a manageable 10?12". Hosta are easy to grow and perennialize readily, appearing year after year with renewed vigour. (Pot not included) read more

Breck's
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Our Kaleidoscope Dinner Plate Collection of bicolour dahlias pairs perfectly with our Classic Dinner Plate Dahlia Collection featu...ring bold, solid shades. So we've put them together for this very special jumbo-sized collection! This astonishing assortment includes 2 each of 10 different Dinner Plate dahlia varieties—20 clumps in all—for a very special price! Order two Ultimate Collections and save even more! Breck's Ultimate Dinner Plate Dahlia Collection includes 2 each of: Duet Dinnerplate Dahlia: With its dramatic colour contrast and huge 7-9" blooms, Duet makes a stunning statement in borders and is surprising in summer bouquets. Grows 2½-3' tall. Seattle Dinnerplate Dahlia: Incredible, 7-9" golden-yellow blooms with contrasting white tips are more intense than sunshine. Dazzling Seattle grows 2½-3' tall. Jean Marie Dinnerplate Dahlia: This is the first dahlia of true dinner-plate size with this unique colour combination! Enjoy the radiance of each 7" deep pink bloom with contrasting white tips. Grows 2-3' tall. Mystery Day Dinnerplate Dahlia: Big, skyrocket purple and white blooms make a big impact in your garden. The 7" flowers are glorious all season long! Grows 3-4' tall. Procyon Dinnerplate Dahlia: A true standout, even in this collection, radiant red-andgold Procyon appears to be lit from within! Bold, colourfast blooms 6½-7½" across won't fade in the summer sun. Grows 3-3½' tall. Garden Wonder Dinnerplate Dahlia: Big, skyrocket red blooms make a big impact in your garden. Kaboom! The 6" flowers are glorious, and the bush produces loads of them all season long! Grows 3-4' tall. Fleurel Dinnerplate Dahlia: Delicate shades of cream trace the centers of elegant white petals on each 7" bloom. This is the queen of white dahlias! Grows 3-4' tall. Kelvin Floodlight Dinnerplate Dahlia: Incredible 7-9" golden-yellow blooms are more intense than sunshine. The most spectacular yellow dahlia ever developed, award-winning Kelvin Floodlight grows 3-4' tall. Thomas Edison Dinnerplate Dahlia: Huge, radiant, fantastic flowers are 7-8" across. Immense size and prolific blooming make this the finest of all purple dahlias. Grows 3-4' tall. Mrs. Eileen Dinnerplate Dahlia: This is the first sizzling orange dahlia of true dinner-plate size! Enjoy the radiant splendor of each 7" bloom. Grows 3-4' tall. read more

KVan Bourgondien
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Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.05 Per Plant - Oriental Lilies are one of the most beautiful of all lilies and their fragrance permea...tes the garden air. These are the lilies that florists favor for summer bouquets and bridal centerpieces. Blooming later in the season than most other lilies, these exotic beauties are truly spectacular in color and flower size. Over the past few years, the demand and interest in Oriental Lilies has grown dramatically. read more

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Buy Wholesale - As Low As $2.25 Per Plant - Delightful lacy, true-fern foliage of rich, deep green. Long triangular fronds made of... hundreds of tiny leaflets spray up and out in whirls. Semievergreen.Whether used in borders or as a background, ferns enhance any garden with their gracefulness and their beautiful varying shades of green. Easy to grow almost anywhere…thrive even when other plants fail. No. 1 roots. read more

KVan Bourgondien
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Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.88 Per Plant - Don't neglect those shady areas of the landscape! Give them new life by adding ferns l...ike Maiden Hair to the mix. Named for its unique frond shape that resembles a maiden's braided tresses, this fragile looking, but fully hardy fern adds textural interest and bright color to even the darkest sites. Plants emerge in late spring and continue to grow and spread throughout summer and even into fall until the first frost finally drives them into dormancy. Their wide 18-24" spread makes them the ideal ground cover, transforming a barren, shaded spot into a lush garden spot. They are stunning planted in groups throughout a north-facing border or tucked between trees along a wooded area. Hardy and easy to grow almost anywhere. They thrive where other plants fail. Deer resistant. No. 1 roots. read more

KVan Bourgondien
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Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.05 Per Plant - Exotic and easy to grow, lilies make a great floral display no matter where they're pl...anted. Outward-facing blooms deliver both color and fragrance in perennial borders, mixed containers, rock gardens and cutting gardens. For maximum impact, choose this blend of oriental lilies bred specifically for use in front borders and pots. These petite lilies are one-third the size of regular lilies and come in a wide selection of colors ranging from cool pink tones to warm tones like yellow, orange and red. Planted in full to partly sunny areas, they are easy to maintain and attract butterflies to the garden. Long-lasting flowers appear in midsummer and last until fall. A layer of mulch for winter protection is recommended. read more

KVan Bourgondien
$9.75 $7.31

Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.46 Per Plant - Create eye-catching cascading arrangements that combine bold color, delicate beauty an...d a long bloom time with our Double Hanging Basket Begonia Mix. We've carefully selected the finest strain of Belgian begonias available for the American market. Bright, non-fading blooms are fully double and grow from midsummer until the first frost. Place in full to partly shaded areas such as covered patios or porches, upon north-facing sills, or simply hang a basket from a shepherd's hook under a canopy of shade trees. The mix of colors brightens up shaded spaces, and because it's best in a pot or basket, can be easily moved around the landscape. Deer won't bother begonias. 5-6 cm bulb size. Lift in fall in zones 3-7. read more

KVan Bourgondien
$10.50 $7.88

Buy Wholesale - As Low As $1.58 Per Plant - White.World-famous Belgian bulbs, the finest imported strain of hanging basket begonia...s available to the American market. Fully double in bright, non-fading colors. Plant in partial shade. Adds floral beauty to patio or window box. 5-6 cm bulb size. Lift in fall in zones 3-7. read more

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Buy Wholesale - As Low As $3.30 Per Plant - Long-lasting variety with high resistance to powdery mildew, Younique Old Blue has lar...ge dusty blue 1" flowers with white centers that form dense 6-8" panicles. A superb cut flower, it has a strong, spicy fragrance. Plus, it attracts butterflies. read more

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Buy Wholesale - As Low As $2.25 Per Plant - Prolific BloomersDelightful mix of pink, salmon and lilac dahlias creates a showy disp...lay in the front of sunny borders, edging a walkway, near patios and in containers. Growing just 12-18" tall, these dazzling, colorful dahlias produce lots of 4", fully double flowers from summer to frost. Like other dahlias, the sun-loving border dahlias are easy to grow and deer resistant. No. 1 clumps. Lift in fall in zones 3-7. read more

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