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Desert Canyon Gifts presents a collection of seed packets from Southwestern Deserts and the Western Mountains of the United States. The selection includes Cactus Seeds, Wildflower Seeds, Chili and Pepper Seeds, Ground Covers, Shrubs and Pine Trees Information packet contained inside packets includes the history of the plant, detailed planting instructions, and suggested reading. Also, check out our other seed products by clicking on any of the other links above.

Minimum of five packet order requested. Mix and Match.

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Hopi Blue Corn

The Hopi uses all varieties of corn: yellow, white, red, and blue. Multicolored corn is also eaten or used for decoration. Once the corn is harvested, it is dried and stacked in a storage room, ready for use. Blue Corn is one of the most important varieties for the Hopi. It is made into paper-thin bread called “piiki”.

Price: $2.49





 

Hummingbird Garden

To a hummingbird there is nothing more exciting than the color red. They will examine and feed from other colors but they are attracted by all shades of red first, including pinks and orange. The fragrance of the flower is secondary to color.

Price: $2.49





Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree is a timeless symbol of the Mojave desert in the Southwestern part of the U.S. The name came from early Mormon pioneers who thought the out stretched branches resembled Joshua (Biblical) who was holding up his arms to heaven, welcoming them to a new land.

Price: $2.49





Large Giant Saguaro

The Saguaro (Carnegie Gigantea) is the Arizona state flower and is a symbol of the southwest. This cactus can live up to 250 years, grow more than 70 feet high, and weigh 2000 lbs. Your saguaro will grow anywhere in the world and the seeds will germinate in 3 to 10 days. This seed packet is slightly different from the traditional seed packet: seeds are not loose, rather they are in a cylinder shaped pellet which is then placed right into the pot.

Price: $3.49





Lithops

Lithops are also known as “Living Rocks” because they don’t look like plants but instead look like rocks. They are native to South Africa and Namibia.They require very little water and can grow white or yellow flowers in autumn and early winter. The Lithop Seed Packet contains 30 seeds.

Price: $8.99





Lupine Succulentus

One of the most popular wildflowers, a variety of lupine, blue-bonnet, is the state flower of Texas. A lush green plant with deep blue flowers adorning each stalk, lupine succulentius grows to approximately 18″ in height

Price: $2.49





Mexican Evening Primrose

This beautiful low spreading ground cover carpets the desert in great pink masses. It thrives with little care once established. In winter, in mid-elevations, it will die back to the ground but will return the following spring.

Price: $2.49





Mexico Gold Poppy

The Arizona desert comes to life each spring with the deep orange-yellow tones of the Mexican Gold Poppy. Specially grown on our farms in southern Arizona, these seeds should produce vivid, cup-shaped flowers on pale bluish-green stems. They will add a beautiful touch of the bloomin desert to your garden.

Price: $2.49





Mexican Hat

The bright yellow heads of the Mexican Hat resemble the traditional high-centered sombrero seen during Mexican fiestas. A member of the sunflower family, this wildflower is branched and leafy at its base with its flower heads on 1′ to 4′ leafless stalks.

Price: $2.49





Mom’s Mixture Sunflowers

These sunflowers are easy to germinate and will provide a colorful show. The Helianthus annus, the larger seed, is an annual. It grows quickly, blooms heavily for months and dies with the frost. It grows to a height of 7-8 ft making it a good backdrop plant. Flowers are 2-3″ across and are completely yellow.

Price: $2.49





Ocotillo

The Ocotillo is one of the desert plants which gives character to the arid lands of the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico. There are 11 species of this plant. Ocotillo is widespread in Arizona, found state-wide below 5000 feet in elevation. In California you’ll find Ocotillo in the southwestern Mojave desert and Colorado desert.

Price: $2.49





Organ Pipe

A large plant that resembles an organ and its pipes, that can reach as high as 20 feet. Flowers begin to appear in June and continue through July & August. After the flowers have been pollinated by nectar-feeding bats, they begin to grow a plum sized cactus fruit.

Price: $2.49





Penstemon Parryi

“Hummingbirds’ Friend”, penstemon parryi is an excellent source of nectar for these tiny birds. One of Arizona’s taller wildflowers, pensemon is a perennial which sends up many stalks, often to 4′ in height. Covered with delicate, rose-magenta, bell-shaped flowers, these stalks sway gently in the desert breeze.

Price: $2.49





Pine Trees

This outstanding collection of Pine seeds from Desert Gatherings contains four different kinds of pine tree seeds: the Douglas Fir, the Pinyon Pine, the Whitepine, and the Bristlecone Pine. The Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) is the tallest tree in North American with the exception of the Giant Sequoias. This tree makes a very nice and very popular Christmas Tree! The Pinyon Pine is also known for being a sought after Christmas Tree due to its aroma, but is also famous for it’s edible nuts. Pine nuts have been famous for thousands of years around the world. Just think of your favorite Pesto Sauce! The White Pine Tree is the largest conifer in the Northeastern part of the United States. The Bristlecone Pine is thought of as the oldest living plant on earth (4000-4600 years old). It is reported that in the White Mountains of Eastern California that there is a Bristlecone Pine named “Methuselah” that is more than 4,767 years old.

Price: $2.49





Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly pear cactus are found in all of the deserts of the American Southwest. They have flat, fleshy pads that look like large leaves. They are for water storage and flower production. The prickly pear are edible and are the source for Cactus Jelly and Cactus Candy.

Price: $2.49





Saguaro Forest

The Giant Saguaro is one of the largest and most spectacular inhabitants of the desert. The Saguaro (Carnegie Gigantea) is the Arizona state flower and is a symbol of the desert southwest. This cactus can live up to 250 years, grow more than 70 feet high, and weigh 2000 lbs. The seeds will germinate in 3 to 10 days.

Price: $2.49





Texas Bluebonnet

The Lupinus succulentus and Lupinus texensis are the most popular varieties available.Both species are a lush green plant with deep blue flowers on each stalk resembling small bells. They will grow to approximately 18″ making them an excellent backdrop to a wildflower garden.

Price: $2.49





The Great Chili Seed

Packet contains three varieties pictured on packet front. The small size is Tepin – Heat scale 9, medium size is Jalapeno – Heat scale 5, and the large size is New Mexican – Heat scale 3-5. Can be grown anywhere in Northern American climate.

Price: $2.49





Tomatillo

The Tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica) is also known as the Mexican Husk Tomato, Ground Cherry, Mexican Green Tomato or even the Husk Berry. The Tomatillo plant produces an edible fruit enclosed in a thick brown husk. It is a relative to the tomato, eggplant, and chili pepper. As a traditional part of Mexican cooking, tomatillos are found in stews, moles and salsas. The texture if firmer than a tomato and can be eaten raw like a tomato or even an apple.

Price: $2.49





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