Growing Instructions for Discontinued Seeds
Below is a list of seeds from the Cedar House Living garden that have been discontinued and are no longer sold. I have compiled them here for reference so you can easily access their growing instructions and other information that will be helpful to you in the growing processing.
Cedar House Dahlia Mix
Hail to the queen! Quite possibly the most loved flower in the world, these seeds (Dahlia spp.) are primarily open-centered and will produce a variety of colors, sizes and shapes; no two plants will ever be alike! They attract lots of pollinators and will be showstoppers in your garden and vase. Best of all, if you grow a dahlia you love, you can dig up the tubers this fall and replant them every spring. All from these tiny seeds!
Botanical meaning: dignity, eternal love, commitment
Start seeds indoors 4-5 weeks before your last frost date. (Please note, dahlia seeds do not have a high germination rate when direct sown outdoors.) A heat mat or warm location is recommended. Harvest blooms as soon as they open completely.
My favorite ornamental pumpkin that will make the perfect fairy pumpkin house and be your garden’s last hurrah this fall. Jarrahdale is a swoon-worthy slate-toned grey-green color, averaging 12-18 lbs and has sweet, thick orange flesh, sweet taste great for eating.
Squash generally resent root disturbance, so it is best to direct sow these seeds for best results. Plant them directly into your garden after danger of frost has passed.
To harvest, watch for the stem of the pumpkin to begin turning brown and harvest at that time. Cut the stem a couple inches above the top of the pumpkin where the stem and pumpkin meet.
Love-In-A-Mist Tricolor Blend
Old-fashioned lacy, star-shaped flowers, love-in-a-mist (Nigella papillosa) will prove to be one of the most abundant early producers in your garden. They are so versatile, acting both as a hardy fluttery filler in arrangements as well as a beautiful stand-alone bunch.
Botanical meaning: perplexity, puzzled but open to love
This plant is sensitive to root disturbances, so direct broadcast sow in early spring, very lightly covering with soil. Harvest when blooms are completely open. They will last a week in vase and their seed pods make a beautiful long-lasting dried flower.
In this collection: pink, purple and white
Ornamental Sage Pink Sundae and Blue Monday
This variety of clary sage (Salvia horminum) has various shades of pink veined blooms. Often called painted sage, it is easy to grow, loved by pollinators, and has a long-lasting vase life, making it one of my favorite fillers in arrangements.
Botanical meaning: virtue, esteem, fidelity
Start seeds indoors 10 weeks before last frost and transplant out after all danger of frost has passed, or direct sow after your zone’s last frost date. Surface sow, barely covering with vermiculite, as they require light to germinate. A heat mat is recommended. Germination in 10-15 days.
Viola Antique Mix
This curated combination antique-styled violas (Viola cornuta) and pansies (Viola wittrockiana) are an ode to yesteryear with their striking detail when clustered in garden pots. They are happy in cool weather, such as we have here in the PNW. The flowers are edible and perfect for detailing your desserts.
Botanical meaning: innocence, think of me, modesty
Start seeds indoors 10-12 weeks before last frost and transplant out after all danger of frost has passed, or direct sow after your zone’s last frost date. Sow seeds thinly and cover completely ½” deep as seeds need darkness to germinate. Heat mat is recommended. Keep soil evenly moist. Germination in 7-10 days.
In this collection: Brush Strokes Viola, Rococo, Frizzle Sizzle Mini Tapestry, Penny Purple Picotee, Silverbride.