Brighten your summer patio, porch, garden or yard with flowers this summer! We grow our flowers with our vegetables to make a spectacular parade of color all summer long. Aside from the aesthetics, flowers also attract pollinators to help pollinate your garden veggies and fruits as well as native plants. Flowers also attract beneficial insects to help fight off the ones who compete for the veggies.
Brighten up salads and other dishes with edible flowers like nastrutium, marigold, viola, and calendula (to name a few)! Use marigolds to stave off bugs in your veggie garden and/or grow flowers for your own bouquets.
26 New Annual Flower Varieties for 2022! Scroll down for information on each variety available this year.
Amaranth, Emerald Tassels
Johnnys says: Ropes of lime-green, trailing blooms.
Fantastic color and texture for fresh bouquets or large containers. When dried, the blooms turn from green to a light tan color that works well in fall arrangements. Common names include amaranth and tassel flower. We love to use amaranth in bouquets, particularly in the fall. Ht. 36–60".
Amaranth, Hopi Red Dye (heirloom)
’This amazing plant is dual purpose- for food and decor. Burgundy-green leaves and deep burgundy 1-2’ flower tassels. Young leaves may be eaten in salads or lightly steamed. The flowers can be used to dye food and the seeds can be used like a grain. We love to use amaranth in bouquets, particularly in the fall.
Amaranth, Love Lies Bleeding (heirloom)-NEW!
Deep red trailing blooms with bright green leaves. Great in borders with bachelor Buttons or sunflowers. 2-4’
Aster, Crego Mix
We love these fluffy feather-looking blooms that hold well in wet or cold fall conditions. As color in the rest of the garden is leaving, these provide some late season brightness. 4" flowers come in violet, lavender, pink, rose and fuchsia and white. 18-24” ht
Aster, Tower Custom Mix-NEW!
These large asters look like peonies and the blooms are 2-3” with 12-20 stems per plant. The tower mix includes a variety of colors: yellow, white red, purple, dusty blue, cherry rose, dusty pink, light purple and salmon AND all have the same bloom time. 28-32”
Aster, Valkyrie Mix
Johnny’s says: Unique addition to bouquets. Needle- or quilled-type blooms atop long sturdy stems. Large, brightly colored, 3½ – 5½" flowers bloom in white, light yellow, pink, crimson, rose, and dark and light purple. Ht. 26–32".
Bachelor Button, Blue Boy (heirloom)
Annuals with edible flowers, annuals may self-seed. Classic deep blue cornflowers. Double and semi-double 1-11/2” blooms. Prefers cooler temps, one of the first flowers to bloom in late Spring. Cute little puff ball flower heads. Plant height: 16-24”.
Bachelor Button, Polka Dot Mix (heirloom)-NEW!
A variety of colors in these bachelor buttons- including 2” blooms in shades of blue, pink white, and lavender. One of the first flowers to bloom- loves the cold. We plant ours early. Reseeding annual that is edible and drought tolerant. 16-24” tall.
Calendula: Pacific Beauty (heirloom)
Edible petals-they are tangy, slightly bitter petals and can be used to garnish salads or main dishes. Plant height: 18-24”.
We are so happy to be growing zeolite again- check out those colors! Maroon-pink back of petals shows through the yellow fronts. Dark red centers make the color contrast even more special. Abundant blooms make excellent additions to bouquets. 32-36” tall
Celosia, Chief Mix
Sturdy plants with strong stems. The flowers are great in bouquets or left in the garden to show off their interesting shape and colors, which include: gold, rose, persimmon, and red shades. Great fresh or dried.. Ht. 36–40".
Celosia, Pampas Plume
This flower with 2–6" long plumes provides a light, airy, soft feathery look to bouquets. Colors include scarlet, orange, bright yellow, pink, cream. Multi-branching plants produce 10–14 stems each. Ht. 33–48".
Celosia, Ruby Parfait-NEW!
Calm, understated 2-3” dark rose arrow-shaped blooms. We use this variety for texture and color in our fall dried bouquets, but they can be used anywhere. Excellent vase life. 24-26” tall
Wow! We are so excited to bring this fancy, unique, artful flower into our celosia collection here at the farm. Fan shaped blooms with a range of colors from apricot to cream to orange to fuschia. Will bloom all season long. Excellent vase life. Interested in drying these for long-term enjoyment? Make sure to harvest before they drop seeds. 36-48”
Cosmos, Afternoon White
Sturdy stems and 2-4” white blooms with yellow centers. Excellent cut flower. Ht. 36–48". Easy to grow.
Cosmos, Cranberry Double Click-NEW!
Double 2-3” blooms of solid cranberry color. Contrasting yellow center for the win! Will bloom all season long. 42-46” tall.
Cosmos, Double Click Mix-NEW!
Double and semi-double 2-3” blooms in shades of carmine, pink, and white. While cosmos make excellent cut flowers, they are also beautiful in a flower or vegetable garden. 42-46” tall
Cosmos,Sensation Blend (heirloom)
A summer garden staple. Cosmos are easy-to-grow flowers, great for first time growers. Lovely blend of showy white, pink, magenta and lavender blooms. Single flowers are 3-4" wide and are lovely in summer borders, container plantings or bouquets. 3-4' tall
Drumstick Flower (Craspedia Globosa)-NEW!
We love the antique look of the drumstick flower. 1" golden yellow globes on long, stiff stems provide an excellent textural component to bouquets. Retains color as a cut flower also. 24-30” tall
Exotic Nigella: Love-in-A-Mist-NEW!
Excellent cut flower with tons of visual interest. Purple-blue 2 ½” blooms with extruded dark purple stamens and pistils at the center. Tendrils and brown pods follow. Use in fresh bouquets or dried arrangements. 12-18” tall
Frosted Explosion Ornamental Grass-NEW!
We can’t seem to grow enough of this at the farm- the airy tiny flower and seed plumes add textural whimsy to bouquets and the garden. 24-32”
Green Drops Ornamental Grass-NEW!
Johnny’s says: “Productive, easy to grow and harvest. Stems can be harvested early, when bead-like tassels are sparkling, bright green. Or, for a more autumnal look, harvest a bit later, when seed heads have developed hues of purple and gold, and a deeper, graceful arch. Uniform plants can be used fresh or dried. Plumes are approx. 4–7" long, depending on stage of harvest.” 48-58” tall
Job's Tears (heirloom)-NEW!
Spiky 2-3’ stalks are good for flower garden accent, planters, in fresh bouquets, or in dried arrangements. This plant is so fun! We can’t explain it better than Fedco. “Sets pendulous sprays of globular pearly purple-gray seeds, the tears, which may be strung as beads for necklaces. Named for the Greek coix which means ‘palm,’ this ornamental grass’s foliage resembles corn with blades up to 1½" wide. A great favorite of kids who love to harvest the seeds. Forgiving and easy to grow.”
Marigold: Crackerjack (heirloom)
Double bloomed-orange, gold and yellow flowers on plants 3’ tall.
Marigold, Durango Outback Mix-NEW!
A variety of French marigold. Gorgeous mix of big 2-21/2” blooms that are both single and double colored. Includes a range of yellows, light orange and deep red-orange. Highly branching plants. Attracts beneficial insects such as hoverflies. Edible flowers! 8-12” tall
Marigold, Lemon Star
Johnny’s says: “Unique, bicolor Gem-type marigold. Hundreds of petite flowers cover neat, low mounds of lacy foliage with a citrusy scent. ¾-1¼" flowers are lemon yellow with a maroon star-shaped pattern in the center. Long-blooming for beds, borders and containers.” Ht. 12–18"
Marigold, Pinwheel (heirloom)-NEW!
Fun, very brightly colored alternating yellow and red stripes emanating from a yellow center. Easy to grow, tall (about 3’) plants attract pollinators and can be cut to enjoy in bouquets.
Marigold: Queen Sophia (heirloom)
Dwarf French marigold produces a range of different colored flowers. Our go-to garden marigold. AAS winner 10-12"
Mexican Sunflower (heirloom)
Late-season cut flower attracts beneficial insects. Blooms midsummer until first hard freeze, providing bright, 3–3 1/2" flowers well into fall. Most plants produce orange, with a small percentage producing red or yellow blooms. 4-6' tall
Nasturtium, Alaska Mix
High Mowing Seeds says: Dark green leaves streaked with white and a mix of yellow, orange, salmon and crimson flowers. Foliage and flowers are equally beautiful in this mix with variegated leaves. Delicate blossoms add a gentle, peppery flavor to salads. Stems and leaves have a refreshing, succulent texture. Compact plants-16”.
Nasturtium: Blend (heirloom)
A range of bright orange, red and yellows. Fun, edible flower with a peppery taste- brightens up any dish. Leaves are round with succulent stems and are also edible. 8” tall, will spread if given room- 10'!
Queen Anne's Lace, Dara-NEW!
Just when you thought the intricate laciness of Queen Anne’s Lace couldn’t get any fancier, then came Dara. Color! 3-5” blooms in shades of pinks and maroons. A must have for the cottage garden. We have used wild white Queen Anne’s Lace in bouquets for years and we suggest that you cut the flower when the stem is stiff but before it begins to turn inward. 7-15 sturdy stems per 3’ plant.
Rudbeckia, Prairie Sun
We love these cheerful flowers. Strong plants keep producing flowers right into late fall. 4–6" blooms have golden petals with primrose tips surrounding a green center. Ht. 28–32"
Salvia, Victoria Blue-NEW!
Regal deep purple-blue 5-8” flower spikes on plants 18-24” tall. Very strong thin stems are excellent for fresh or dried flowers. Well-suited for mass plantings, it blooms until hard frost.
Snap Dragon, Lion's Mouth Mix
High Mowing Seeds says: Gorgeous blend of bold and pastel colors. Snapdragons are slow growing in spring but worth the wait, as they bloom continuously through the summer, especially with trimming. One of the premium cut flowers for bouquets and arrangements. Also makes a showy border or garden bed. 12-24"
Strawflower, Copper Red
The contrast of the deep copper red petals and the golden center makes these petite blooms spectacular. We love drying strawflowers for fall bouquets, and you can also use them for fresh bouquets. Double blooms are 2–2 1/2" across. Ht. 36–40"
Strawflower, Roggli Riesen Mix-NEW!
Bright and beautiful little strawflowers. We have come to adore these for dried happy bursts of color all winter long. The dried flowers cannot be beat. Bloom colors include red, yellow, light pink, orange, and magenta. Harvest flowers before they open. 30-36” tall
Strawflower, Vintage White-NEW!
Add these white double 2-21/2” blooms to your fresh or dried bouquets. 36-40” tall
Sunflower, Autumn Beauty Mix (heirloom)
Our favorite blend of sunflowers-the color variety of gold, bronze, orange and scarlet contrast beautifully with the green in the garden and attract so many pollinators! Birds also love these. Tall, branched flowers can reach 7’.
Sunflower, Chocolate Cherry-NEW!
One of our favorite customers requested this fabulous sunflower and we thought it was an excellent idea to offer it in the Daisy Hill catalogue. Baker Creek seeds says: “The petals range from deep obsidian to rich chocolate and black cherry and burst forth from deep onyx centers like a supernova. Some blooms have a vibrant yellow ring, or corona, around the pollen disk, just to add extra depth! This multi-branching variety stands 6-7 feet in height and the heads average 5-8 inches across. This is a top choice for garden design or cut flower sales thanks to a long vase life and lower pollen count than other heirloom sunflowers.”
Pollenless hybrid sunflower with 2 rings of yellow and maroon petals. 5-7’ tall
Sunflower, Mammoth Grey Stripe (heirloom)
Traditional giant single stem sunflower that grows a 6-12” flower head on a 10-12’ tall stalk.
These vigorous flowers make excellent cut flowers and grow to be about 6’ tall. Loads of branching can lead to up to 25 booms per plant!
Sweet Annie (heirloom)
If you grow flowers for bouquets, don’t forget this sweet, fruity smelling plant! Also called sweet wormwood, it has long, light and airy plume like branches with tiny cream colored flowers that work as a contrasting filler with other flowers that are bright. It is also used to dry and make wreaths.
Sweet William, Electron Blend
High Mowing Seeds says: Electrifying mix of red, pink and white bi-color blossoms, each with bright white highlights. Clusters of up to 30 flowers fill bouquets and borders with its spicy clove-like scent. 18-24" tall. Biennial
Viola/Pansy, Majestic Giants
Extra large pansies with 3-4” blooms that are early- they do not mind the low light and cold temps of early spring. Edible flowers brighten up a salad or can be used for candying.
Early, profuse bloomers with small 1–1 1/2" flowers. Colors include blues, purples, and yellows. Edible flowers brighten up a salad or can be used for candying.
Zinnia: Dwarf Thumbelina-NEW!
A great zinnia variety for containers! Highly branched plants are covered with 2”brightly colored semi-double to double blooms. Attracts pollinators too. 12-16” tall
Zinnia: Benary's Giant Mix
Johnny’s says: “The premium zinnia. Recommended by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. Vigorous all-season producers hold up well in summer rain and heat all over the country. Densely petaled blooms are up to 6" across. Long-lasting standouts in bouquets. Colors include: deep red, orange, carmine rose, coral, lime, wine, purple, bright pink, white, salmon rose, scarlet, and golden yellow. Ht. 40–50".
Zinnia: Country Fair Mix
Excellent 2-5” cut flower with a warm-tone mix of colors including pink, orange, purple, gold and cream. The more you cut, the more flowers grow! Attracts butterflies. 3-4 ft
Zinnia: Giant Coral-NEW!
“Large, fully double red-coral blooms ideal for cut flowers or bright borders. Lovely salmon-pink to coral flowers on long, sturdy stems. Huge 4" blooms. Disease and heat tolerant, and holds up well in the vase.” says our friends at High Mowing Organic Seeds
Zinnia: Queen Lime Orange-NEW!
Wow! These beautiful antique colored 2-3” blooms are apricot and lime colored with right rose centers. Mostly double and semi-double blooms. AAS winner. 30-40” tall
Zinnia: Queen Lime with Blush-NEW!
Subtle light pink and lime coloring on mostly double and semi-double 2-3” blooms. Cut and come again flower ideal for bouquets. 30-40”
Zinnia: Queen Red Lime-NEW!
Soft antique color on 2-3” blooms. Rose-pink-burgundy petals lighten to creamy lime centers. Mostly semi-double and double booms. Cut and come again flower ideal for bouquets. 30-40”
Zinnia: Red Scarlet (heirloom)
Deep red flowers with yellow and red centers. Plant height 30-36”