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Amaranth, Celosia- Chinese Wool Flower

An all-but-forgotten edible ornamental! This 2-3' tall variety has fluffy heads that resemble tufts of yarn, and they make a bold flower for fresh or dried arrangements. Recipe possibilities are endless for this remarkable edible ornamental. Flowers, leaves, and stems are used in many recipes from around the world. Their delicate, gourmet flavor truly sets them apart! Heirloom.

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Amaranth, Celosia- Cockscomb, Indiana Giant

The deep crimson, tightly curled heads can reach to 14" across! Grows up to 3’ tall. A perfect choice for cutting gardens and landscaping. Full sun. An Amish heirloom.

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Amaranth, Celosia- Cockscomb, Jessica Mix

A highly dramatic dwarf cockscomb, these mammoth, intricately folded heads come in a rainbow of colors and sit just 14 inches high. A rich mix of crimson, canary yellow, tangerine, magenta, and cerise. Massive flower heads reach up to 16" across! This is a perfect bedding, container or border plant, an easy to grow annual with fantastic eye appeal. Heirloom.

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Amaranth, Celosia- Cockscomb, Neo Mix

A low maintenance cutting flower, growing vigorously and without much issue even in extreme heat and humidity and lasting forever in the vase, celosia is a very happy, colorful, and spectacular flower. Big flower heads with small leaves. Full sun. Grows 28-40" tall. Heirloom.

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Amaranth, Celosia- Flamingo Feather

Soft pink spikes sway gracefully atop tall, slender stems, making this the most elegant celosia. This reliable and uniform variety stands 24-40" tall and the dainty spikes in plush pink tones makes for a perfect cut flower or a soothing element in landscapes. Full sun. Heirloom.

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Amaranth, Celosia- Pampas Plume

Masses of soft, feathery, 2–6" long plumes in scarlet, orange, bright yellow, pink, and cream. Multi-branching plants produce 10–14 stems each. Perfect for the cut flower garden. Grows to 33–48" tall, likes full sun. Heirloom.

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Amaranth, Globe- Gomphrena, Audray White

1 1/2" blooms on long stems. Audray White has substantial stem length and uniformity, making it a good choice for cut-flower production. Its sturdy white blooms are an excellent special detail in wedding design work and boutonnieres. Height 18–28". Heirloom.

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Amaranth, Globe- Gomphrena, Raspberry Cream

Uniform, productive plants produce strong stems 18-28" in height. Great cut flower, can also be dried. Blooms are 1 1/2". Heirloom.

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Amaranth, Globe- Gomphrena, Strawberry Fields

Best red gomphrena for cut flowers. Brilliant flowers, 1 1/2" across, atop strong stems. Plants are very productive. Holds color exceptionally well when dried. Heirloom.

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Aster, China- Lady Coral Lavender

Lady Coral Lavender is an uncommon beauty. Fluffy, lilac-taupe petals are tightly packed into 2 1/2–3 1/2" blooms. Plants reach a height of 24-30”. An excellent cut flower.

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Aster, China- Valkyrie Brunhilde Chamois

Pale apricot quilled-type blooms atop long, sturdy stems. Plants reach 26-32” and flower heads measure 3 ½ – 5 ½”. Also known as summer aster, Valkyrie Brunhilde is an excellent cut flower.

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Aster- Hulk

This unusual aster provides drama with green bracts surrounding a yellow central disk. Its well branched habit is quite floriferous, producing a number of sturdy stems that are ideal for cutting. The 4 to 4-1/2" flowers exhibit excellent vase life.

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Aster- Matsumoto Red Striped

This stunning magenta and white-striped aster was specifically selected by renowned breeders in Japan for its merit as a cut flower. Indeed the strong 24-30 inch stems and sturdy but super pretty 2-inch blooms make for a stellar addition to arrangements as well as the garden bed, containers and borders. Requires full sun and rich soil. Removing spent blooms prolongs the blooming season. Heirloom.

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Balsam- Camelia Flowered Mix

Beautiful rose-shaped blooms in many colors: pink, lavender, red, rose, white, and more. Short, bushy plants have large, bright green leaves. This one is very easy to grow and delicious as cooked greens. Flavor is slightly spicy and is popular in the Himalayan region as a vegetable crop packed with nutrients! Grow in full sun to partial shade and average soil. Heirloom.

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Balsam- Peppermint Sticks

A lovely red-and-white mottled balsam that makes a stunning statement in the garden. These give splashy color over a long period on upright, edible plants. Fast blooming! The flavorful greens are cooked into curries and other dishes and are an excellent source of calcium and vitamins A and C. Grow in full sun to partial shade and average soil. Heirloom.

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Bee Balm- Spielarten Mix

A beautiful mix of this pollinator friendly perennial. Shades of mauve, lavender, purple, and pink will entice butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Blooms have a spicy scent, and are also known as the herb bergamot. Traditionally used by Native Americans to soothe bronchial complaints and ease colds. Plants produce flowers in the second year after planting. Heirloom.

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Calendula - Buckwheat’s Mix

Bright yellow, daisy-like blooms with extremely high resin content. Excellent medicinal properties; used as an herbal application for inflammation and localized skin problems. Also used as a dye for food or fabric and as an edible flower.

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Calendula- Porcupine Mix

Amazing petals are quilled, giving this favorite medicinal flower an even more fascinating look. This calendula is sure to be a flower grower’s favorite with its striking colors of yellow and orange and unique beauty. Plants require full sun, rich soil, and moderate moisture. Heirloom.

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Calendula- Strawberry Blonde

Calendula is incredibly versatile with boundless culinary, healing, pest-repelling and ornamental properties. We love this new twist on the traditional calendula; soft yellow-pink petals have a surprise cerise color on their backs. This dual color pattern gives the blooms a bold, three-dimensional effect. An excellent companion plant for tomatoes in the garden or containers! Plants require full sun, rich soil, and moderate moisture. Heirloom.

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Coleus- Chocolate Covered Cherry

Chocolate Covered Cherry displays one of the best foliage patterns– the rose center on each leaf is surrounded by deep mahogany and edged with a thin green margin. This impressive variety performs well in planters and small space gardens in both sun and shade. Hybrid.

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Coleus- Watermelon

Bright, luscious color splashes across every leaf of this coleus, adding high contrast color to the partially shaded spots in the garden. Watermelon pink fills the leaf center as veins of magenta reach out into a lime green edge. A luminous display equally at home in beds or containers. Hybrid.

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Cosmos- Buckwheat’s Mix

A mixture of saved seed from several varieties: Cupcakes Blush, Cupcakes White, Double Click Pink, and Double Click Cranberries. This cosmos mixture attracts pollinators and makes for an excellent cut flower. Heirloom.

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Craspedia- Sun Ball

Unique, long-lasting textural accent. 1" globes on long, stiff stems are easy to harvest and use as cut flowers. Grass-like, silvery green foliage. Long vase life and retains color as a dried flower. Tolerates heat, full sun. Heirloom.

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Cup and Saucer Vine

Vigorous climbing vines are festooned in late summer with large, pretty 2" bells that gradually transition from creamy pale-green to striking blue-purple. A favorite of Victorian-era gardeners, the blossoms looking a bit like teacups poised on saucer-like green calyxes. Deep-throated blooms are enticing to hummingbirds. Heirloom.

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Impatiens- Accent Premium Mix

These cheerful annuals will brighten up the shady areas in your yard or patio space. Large uniform blooms and good branching habit. Plant height and spread 10-12”. Adapts well to changeable environmental conditions. Hybrid.

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Impatiens- Accent Red

These cheerful annuals will brighten up the shady areas in your yard or patio space. Large uniform blooms and good branching habit. Plant height and spread 10-12”. Adapts well to changeable environmental conditions. Hybrid.

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Impatiens- Accent Violet

These cheerful annuals will brighten up the shady areas in your yard or patio space. Large uniform blooms and good branching habit. Plant height and spread 10-12”. Adapts well to changeable environmental conditions. Hybrid.

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Lavender- Ellagance

Deep purple flowers bloom the first year on large, dense spikes. Plants are bushy, uniform, and well-branched. Winter hardy. The flowers can be used to garnish desserts and as a distinct flavor element in baked goods. Flavor is sweet and floral, and pairs well with citrus, berries, nuts, mint, and cinnamon.

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Marigold - Buckwheat’s Mix

A mix of large African marigolds ranging from lemon yellow to tangerine gold. Blooms are terrifically fragrant! Plants can grow up to 2-3 feet tall. Pinching off dying flowers increases flower production.Great companion plants for tomatoes; also great at attracting pollinators! Heirloom.

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Nasturtium- Alaska Variegated

Brilliant, single, 2" flowers in yellow, crimson, orange, salmon and cherry with green-and-white variegated foliage. Compact, mound-shaped plants. Use the flowers as garnishes, or stuff with soft cheese. The flowers can be minced and added to butters and the immature seed heads can be pickled. Nasturtiums are a popular choice for adding color to salad mix. Peppery-flavored foliage is also edible. Heirloom.

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Pepper, Hot, Ornamental- Hot Pops

Small, round purple and orange peppers make a simultaneous high impact display for outdoor and indoor decorating. Also works well in mixed containers. Peppers are spicy. Plant is small, reaching only 5". Heirloom.

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Pepper, Hot, Ornamental- Jigsaw

Jigsaw pepper is a stunning feast for the eyes! Leaves are multicolored in tie dye patterns of lavender, cream, violet, sea-foam and forest green, making it one of the most ornamental peppers. Short, stocky plants produce small, plum-colored fruit, about as spicy as a jalapeño. Try this dazzling edible ornamental in containers or borders, anywhere its ornate foliage can be admired. Heirloom.

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Pepper, Sweet, Ornamental- Chilly Chili

An All America Selection winner, this variety produces 2 to 2-1/2" blunt nosed fruit on a vigorous plant habit. The highly ornamental fruit mature from greenish yellow to orange to dark red, and keep on the plant for a long time. Plants 10" high with a 14" spread. Hybrid.

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Petunia- Daddy Blue

Blooms all summer in shades of blue. Darker veins provide superb contrast. Plants are weather tolerant, early blooming, and grow 12-18 in. tall. Hybrid.

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Petunia- Daddy Mix

Blooms all summer in shades of blue, plum, pink, coral-red, and orchid-purple. Darker veins provide superb contrast. Plants are weather tolerant, early blooming, and grow 12-18 in. tall. Hybrid.

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Petunia- Dreams White

Dreams White Petunia is blanketed in stunning white trumpet-shaped flowers from late spring to late summer. Plants are weather tolerant, early blooming, and grow 12-18 in. tall. Hybrid.

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Salvia- Reddy Mix

Formula mixture of Bright Red, Lavender, Pink, Purple, Scarlet Bicolor, Salmon, and White stocky spikes on compact plants provide a beautiful border or edging plant with its dwarf, dense form, looks fantastic in containers. Hybrid.

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Salvia- Sizzler Red

A fine salvia producing a sizzling display of red blooms with red calyces all season; a beautiful border or edging plant with its dwarf, dense form, looks fantastic in containers. Most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. This is a relatively low maintenance plant. Trim off the flower heads after they fade to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Hybrid.

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Salvia- Victoria Blue

The 8" medium blue flower spikes top tall, bushy plants. Plant height 16-18", spread 14-16". Uniform plants tolerate heat, humidity, and poor soils. Well-suited for mass plantings. Heirloom.

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Salvia- Vista Purple

Salvia Vista Purple has masses of beautiful spikes of purple flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Height 10-12″, spread 8-10”. Hybrid.

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Scabiosa, Pincushion Flower- Fama Deep Blue

First-year flowering perennial. Elegant 2 1/2–3 1/2" blooms with long, clean, wiry stems and good vase life. Perfect for cutting. Seed pods can be used to add whimsy and interest to mixed bouquets. Produces all summer long. Ht. 26–30". Heirloom.

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Stock- Antique Pink

Unique two-tone bloom color and excellent stem quality. Tightly spaced florets on thick, strong, straight stems. The peppery, clove-like flavor of the flowers lends itself well to use as a garnish on salads, desserts, and drinks.

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Stock- Katz Formula

Long stems with 1 1/2–2" blooms in apricot, bright pink, wine red, pale purple, creamy yellow, dark purple, pale pink, and pure white. The peppery, clove-like flavor of the flowers lends itself well to use as a garnish on salads, desserts, and drinks. Heirloom.

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Stock- Vintage Brown

Heavily scented spring flowers and a valued cutting flower, Stocks have long been in popular demand. They make beautiful container plants and their scent will fill the air. The peppery, clove-like flavor of the flowers lends itself well to use as a garnish on salads, desserts, and drinks. Heirloom.

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Sunflower- Sonja

This branching sunflower variety makes for an outstanding cut flower. Tangerine petals with dark centers. Sprays of 8 or more side branches on strong 17–28" stems bear 4" blooms. Long vase life. Bears pollen; good for bee forage. Day-length neutral. Heirloom.

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Titihonia- Mexican Sunflower

Late-season cut flower attracts beneficial insects. Blooms midsummer until first hard freeze, providing bright, 3–3 1/2" flowers well into fall. Plants produce striking orange blooms. Vigorous, branching plant habit. Performs well in hot, dry environments. Native to Central America and Mexico. Heirloom.

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Viola- Brush Strokes

Vigorous plants produce abundant, artful blooms. Cheerful faces sparkle in shades of apricot, gold, peach, lavender, plum, purple, and cream. You could spend hours gazing at the intricate patterning of the petals and their varied splashes, flecks, and stripes of color. Each plant seems to produce a unique color combination. Not selected for a short, mounding plant habit like most modern cultivars, this mix yields taller, more vigorous plants in a range of heights. Sweetly fragrant. Heirloom.

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Viola- Sorbet Formula Mix

Early, profuse bloomers. Upright stems with petite, 1–1 1/2" flowers. Tolerates temperature extremes. A formula blend of blackberry, blueberry, coconut, French vanilla, lemon chiffon, lavender ice and more. Decorative and edible garnish for salads and desserts with slight wintergreen flavor. While a popular choice for brightening up salad mix, the flowers are also good for candying. Hybrid.

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Zinnia- Candy Cane Mix

These are large double-petaled zinnias in a delightful blend of pink, red, white, and yellow, with each petal striped in a contrasting color. These cheerful zinnias have graced gardens since their introduction in the mid 20th century. Requires full sun, rich soil, and moderate moisture to attain perfection. Cut frequently or remove spent flowers for highest production. Heirloom.

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Zinnia- Jazzy Red

This rollicking raspberry and and cream double zinnia will set your landscape ablaze! Playful 2-inch blooms are fully double with a dazzling, ditzy pattern and impressively long vase life. The compact and floriferous plants are ideal for containers, beds and borders. Jazzy Red will rebloom readily after being cut and is suitable for multiple harvests of high-quality flower heads. Heirloom.

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Zinnia- Macarenia

Ravishing flowers resemble crimson velvet laced with gold! Large dahlia-flowered double blooms are two-toned with gold and red. Plants are just a bit compact, and the generous yield of blooms makes this an especially good variety for cut flowers. Requires full sun, rich soil, and moderate moisture to attain perfection. Cut frequently or remove spent flowers for highest production. Heirloom.

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Zinnia- Mazurkia

Each scarlet petal is tipped in cream, and both are set off by circular golden tracery at each flower’s heart. Sumptuous! Dahlia-like flowers, large bloom size, robust plants.Requires full sun, rich soil, and moderate moisture to attain perfection. Cut frequently or remove spent flowers for highest production. Heirloom.

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Zinnia- Queen Mix

Sturdy plants produce blooms in shades of rose, orange, peach, and lime. Mostly double and semidouble 2–3 1/2" blooms with a small percentage of singles. Cut-and-come-again flower, yielding multiple cuts over the season. Heirloom.

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Zinnia- Redman Super Cactus

Magnificent, huge red-flowered variety of the giant cactus type zinnia family. These flowers are stately, being a deep red and having the pointed cactus-type petals. An old favorite that has now become rare. Requires full sun, rich soil, and moderate moisture to attain perfection. Cut frequently or remove spent flowers for highest production. Heirloom.

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Eggplant, Ornamental- Pumpkin On a Stick

The plant looks like a typical eggplant (thorns and all) with a 16 - 20” spread until the stems and fruit start to form. Then the 12 - 16” stems produce 6 - 8 pumpkin-like fruits that ripen from green to red to burnt orange. . Either fresh or dried, they add unique texture and detail to arrangements. Heirloom.

Browse the Torch Lake Co-op Spring Plant Catalog here! Orders open in our online store on Earth Day, April 22nd. This catalog lookbook is intended to inspire you and help you plan your garden spaces.

CUCUMBERS
EGGPLANT
FLOWERS
FLOWERS, VINING
GREENS
HERBS
MELONS
ONIONS & SHALLOTS
PEPPERS
SQUASH & PUMPKINS
TOMATOES
VEGETABLES
ZUCCHINI
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How to Order

Order cycles open in our online store on Earth Day, April 22nd. First pickup is on opening day of the Bellaire Farmers Market, May 20th. Order early to insure you reserve the plants you want. Utilize multiple pickup days to avoid getting overwhelmed with too many plants for one weekend's work!
Collect your plants from our booth at the Bellaire Farmers Market on the NE corner starting May 20th. Custom pickups and deliveries are available. Call, text, or email to arrange