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  I just had to share this plant! I just bought this although it will be planted later than recommend. This is from Park Seed.   Rainbow Treasure Strawberry Seeds 3 Flower Colors Plus Big, S
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STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 1:07 AM EST
Posts: 612
First: 10/17/2012
Last: 4/9/2013
 I just had to share this plant! I just bought this although it will be planted later than recommend. This is from Park Seed.

 Rainbow Treasure Strawberry Seeds

Rainbow Treasure Strawberry Seeds

3 Flower Colors Plus Big, Sweet Berries!
Great for containers or the sunny garden bed!
Your patio has a new star, your hanging baskets a fresh reason to show off, and your sunny annual bed a gorgeous complement to all the flowering plants! Strawberry Rainbow Treasure is the hottest new "edible ornamental" to come along in quite some time, and you'll want to be among the very first to grow it . . . from seed!

Forget about buying expensive seedlings and young plants to fill those hanging baskets, flowerpots, and windowboxes. The absolute showiest is Rainbow Treasure, and you can grow it for pennies a plant! It regales you with spring blooms of white, pink, and rosy-red (all 3 colors at once, on every plant!), followed by big, red, juicy-sweet berries in summer. And the large dark green leaves, neatly veined for a pleated look, remain attractive from early spring until frost!

And Rainbow Treasure needs no coddling or fancy treatment to reach its full potential. Sow the seeds indoors about 2 months before the last scheduled spring frost date, covering them with soil-starting medium or dropping them into the hole of the Bio Sponge. If using seed flats, cover the whole flat with a piece of paper to keep out light; in the Bio Dome, the absence of grow lights is enough. The seeds should germinate in 21 to 28 days at 68 to 75 degrees F.


Genus Fragaria
Species x ananassa
Variety 'Rainbow Treasure'
Item Form (P) Pkt of 15 seeds
Zone 4 - 8
Bloom Season Mid Spring - Late Spring
Fruit Color Red
Habit Spreading
Seeds Per Pack 15
Plant Height 6 in - 9 in
Additional Characteristics Berries, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Edible, Fragrance
Bloom Color Pink, Rose, White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Harvest Season Early Summer, Late Spring, Mid Summer
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Baskets, Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers

 

BUNNY TAILS GRASS SEED

posted at 3/6/2013 1:30 AM EST
Posts: 612
First: 10/17/2012
Last: 4/9/2013
 I also bought this. It reminds me of cat tails that grow by water. Park Seed too.

 
Bunny Tails Ornamental Grass Seeds

 

 
 

Bunny Tails Ornamental Grass Seeds

Easy to grow, irresistible, and drought-tolerant!

Perfect for fresh and dried arrangements!
This is one of those grasses that you grow first on a whim, then as an integral part of your garden! It's just that irresistible (and easy). And for an annual, it manages to give 12 months or more of beauty when you use its lovely bunny tails as Everlastings! Give it a try this season and you'll see what I mean!

The plant itself is neat and compact, just 12 to 20 inches high and about a foot wide. Beginning in early summer, it's topped by chartreuse puffballs, about 2? inches wide, that really do look like Peter Cottontail rummaging around in your grass for a dropped Easter egg! They are soft, fluffy, and absolutely irresistible to touch -- a big child-pleaser and a nice edging for a pathway, where visitors will smile as the bunny tails brush their legs!

As summer turns to fall, the bunny tails turn to rich tan and dry out beautifully on the plant. You can leave them there -- they make spectacular winter accents, lasting until they catch the first heavy snowfall (or all season in mild climates). Or you can cut them and use them in dried arrangements, where they will last for MONTHS, refusing to shatter the way some textured grasses do after drying.

Bunny Tails is a pleasure to grow, too, because it favors sandy soils that many other plants shun, and once it gets its roots established, it's quite drought-tolerant. Give it plenty of sunshine, water throughout the growing season, and watch it fill your garden with bobbing, fluffy blooms! And of course it makes a fine complement to just about any flowering plant in containers, where you can pat the bunny all you want!

Space these plants about 10 to 12 inches apart for a solid "bunny field" of color! Pkt is 50 seeds.





Genus Lagurus
Species ovatus
Variety Ornamental Grass Bunny Tails
Item Form (P) Pkt of 50 seeds
Bloom Season Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 50
Plant Height 12 in - 20 in
Plant Width 12 in
Bloom Size 2.5 in
Additional Characteristics Flower
Bloom Color Light Cream
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant
Season Of Interest Summer
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Outdoor

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 6:02 AM EST
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Wow!!!Surprised You must have the greenest thumb, or is it the brand of seed.

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 7:39 AM EST
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First: 10/8/2010
Last: 2/12/2014
Vicki, is that the picture that was in the seed catalog?  It certainly would be tempting to buy those seeds if we could make it look like that.
The pictures are beautiful.  I'm hoping my strawberry plants, or at least some of them, have survived and I'll have berries this summer.

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 8:04 AM EST
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Thanks for the info and the great pictures.

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 8:56 AM EST
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I so wish I had a green thumb!!! How do I get one!!!

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 8:57 AM EST
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 we have a garden and it has fruits and vegetables in it.

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 9:32 AM EST
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Vicki, does the information you have give the Zone the Bunny Tails will survive?
This looks great and I have a place it would be perfect! 
I just may have to go to the website and check it out.  Thanks!!!!

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 9:35 AM EST
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Last: 4/13/2014
Great pictures but I can't grow flowers.I love yours although.

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 9:54 AM EST
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the flowers are pretty

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 11:02 AM EST
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Thanks for the great pictures and information!

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 11:20 AM EST
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Nice buteverything I grow dies

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 3:43 PM EST
Posts: 612
First: 10/17/2012
Last: 4/9/2013
 Hi everybody! I'm glad that you liked my pictures! :)  They are from parkseed.com. I can't wait until I get them in mail and have them growing! On the opening page there's a place to put in your zip code and they'll give your growing zone. Mine is 9. I have a big front porch that runs the length of the house like in the old days when people actually used the porch to sit out on the porch and talked to neighbors. I have MANY plants - even too many! I picked out the Bunny Tails because it's in the grass family and should be easy to grow and I picked out the strawberry plant because I think it"s so pretty! And you don't have to worry about slugs going after them because they're hanging. Judy - this is a picture on the web site. Park Seed has so many pretty plants! They also are the cheapest from the other sites I've checked on.

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 3:49 PM EST
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Last: 4/9/2013
In Response to Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT:
I so wish I had a green thumb!!! How do I get one!!!
Posted by celeste s


 Celeste, You wondered how to get a green thumb. I know how... paint your thumb green! Laughing

Re: STRAWBERRY AND FLOWERS PLANT

posted at 3/6/2013 5:48 PM EST
Posts: 1038
First: 10/1/2008
Last: 4/19/2014
Great pictures and ideas.  I'm afraid that we go to the nursery to buy plants.  My husband wouldn't bother with seeds if his life depended on it.  So nice to know that others really do this!!!

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