Firstly, Floret is an authority in the flower industry
Floret Farm is a family-run flower farm in Washington's Skagit Valley that specializes in growing unique, uncommon, and heirloom flowers. They’ve dedicated the greater part of the last two decades to research, growing, and education – and have established themselves as a top resource and seed-provider for flower lovers and growers alike.
You may be familiar with their name – as Verdant carries two of their books: A Year in Flowers: Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season and Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms.
Secondly, their seed offerings are unique and in high demand
Floret offers one annual seed sale. And the majority of their seeds always sell out within 24 hours.
At Verdant, we strategically planned for and prioritized securing these specialty seeds for you! We chose varieties we know are difficult to find and ones we think you would most want and appreciate.
You may be wondering, “Why are their seeds in such high demand?” To us at Verdant, it’s not just that Floret sources flowers we can’t find elsewhere; it’s about their values, too. Here’s a list of them:
- Floret is passionate about bringing more beauty into the world.
- They value small businesses.
- They care about the environment and integrating organic and sustainable growing practices into their decisions.
- They grow and gather the best quality seeds.
- They believe in sharing – flowers and education!
- They’re dedicated to the seasonal flower movement – supporting flower farmers, gardeners, and floral designers who use locally grown blooms.
What’s more, these seeds are great for beginners and for experts
All of these varieties – excluding the Stock and the Sweet Peas – can be directly sown into the ground once the last hard frost has passed. This planting time typically occurs around late April for Kansas City. ‘Directly sown’ means planted into the soil of your garden versus being “started” indoors (usually in trays) – where the seedlings will germinate and eventually need to be transplanted. Starting seeds indoors gives your flowers a head-start and a longer growing season. If you start your seeds indoors, you’ll want to do this 6-8 weeks before the last hard frost in late April.
Each link below will take you Floret's website - where you can learn more about each seed's growing needs:
Stock - Avalanche Supreme *recommend starting indoors first in the Kansas City area
Sweet Pea - Chocolate Flake *should be started indoors
Sweet Pea - Grower's Choice Bridal Bouquet *start indoors
*Quantities are limited, so we recommend purchasing what interests you as soon as you can.
Until they're ready to be planted, seeds can be stored in a cool, dry place like a garage or a basement. You can put them in a plastic tub or a mason jar.
Stay tuned as Verdant Staff members plant some of their favorite Floret Seeds this spring!