Single Packet of 100 Seeds
This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.
Grow Sticky Purple Geranium from freshly harvested Geranium viscosissimum flower seeds. Sticky Purple Geranium is not only seen as a beautiful flowering plant, but was also used as a medicinal herb by the Indians. It's roots and leaves were known to treat the common cold as well as alleviate pain from sore eyes. The plants themselves grow to a mature height of about 16 to 36 inches tall, producing 1 inch wide, pink colored flowers. The foliage of Sticky Purple Geranium is densely covered in small hairs, which run up and down it's stems & leaves.
Interestingly enough, Sticky Purple Geranium is categorized as a protocarnivorous plant, meaning that it is able to dissolve protein from insects that become trapped on it's leaves. It then absorbs the nitrogen from the protein.
Grown as a perennial flowering plant, Sticky Purple Geranium will establish a deep root system that will allow it to return the following growing season. Once cooler temperatures set in and all plant life wilts on the surface, the roots will remain dormant until temperatures are warm again. The plants have become popularly used in landscaping since it is drought tolerant once established. The Pink flowers will bloom profusely from May until late August and it's foliage will turn red with the cooler temperatures of the Autumn season.
For a more descriptive article pertaining to the Sticky Purple Geranium flower, click here. You will find all sorts of additional information including seed information, plant care, establishment etc. All of which comes from the USDA website.
Sowing The Seed
Sticky Purple Geranium flower seeds are best started directly outdoors when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Begin by clearing your sowing area of all unwanted weeds & plant life. Turn the soil, or throw down new soil in it’s place. Scatter the seeds to the surface of your sowing area, lightly covering the seeds with 1/4” of topsoil. See below for additional information about spacing.
Sticky Purple Geranium will flourish best in an area of full sunlight but can tolerate partial shade as well. Temperatures should be at least 65F to 70F, while the soil should be moderate to rich & well drained. Adding a mixture of compost to hard compacted soil can improve drainage. Water daily so that the seeds and the soil are kept moist up until germination has occurred.
Germination & Growth
Sticky Purple Geranium flower seeds will begin to germinate within roughly 7 to 21 days after sowing. The plants grow to a mature height of about 16 to 36 inches tall and can be spaced anywhere from 6 to 18 inches apart from one another. This flowering plant is best enjoyed outdoors and is not often seen indoors or as a cut flower.
We promise to never knowingly carry or sell GMO based seed products. All seeds sold through Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and the vast majority seeds are produced from open pollinated plants. (A very low number of our seed products are F1 hybrids) Our seed stock is stored in a temperature controlled facility and our products are constantly moved out due to popularity. Each and every packet is intended for the current and the following growing season and will not be marked with an expiration date.
If you are to store your seeds for successful growth in the following year, we recommend placing the packets in an airtight ziplock bag. Place your seeds in a cool, dark and dry area of the home, such as a basement where they are kept at room temperature or below.
It is our goal to make you a happy customer! If you experience any problems with your seeds such as germination issues, we will replace or refund any seed product within 180 days of your purchase date. Please contact us directly for a resolution to any problems that you are having with our products.
Question: When should I sow these seeds?
Answer: This is something you must research for your specific region. We offer a ton of helpful articles in our Blog that explain in depth how to successfully grow the seeds within our shop. All of our product pages have useful information on sowing as well.
Question: What is the size of this packet?
Answer: Our traditional packages are 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall. Some of our larger packages of Corn, Beans and Peas will be 4" wide by 4.675" tall, and our Wildflower packages containing bulk seeds are usually 4.50" wide by 6.45" inches tall.
Question: Are your seeds heirloom?
Answer: In short yes, a vast majority of the plant varieties we carry are heirloom. Heirlooms are varieties that have been passed down for generations.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: No, we promise to never knowingly carry or supply any GMO based seed products and steer clear of seed producers from major GMO companies, such as Monsanto.
Question: Are your seeds Organic?
Answer: No, at this time we do not sell organic seeds.
Question: How long will shipping take?
Answer: This can sometimes depend on the size of your order, however 95% of our orders will ship within 24 to 48 hours. All orders ship First Class by default and can take 2 - 5 business days to arrive. Orders placed on a Friday may not ship until the following Monday.
Question: What if my seeds don't grow?
Answer: If you experience any problems with our seed products, contact us within 180 days of your purchase date for a resolution.
Question: Do the packages have sowing instructions on them?
Answer: Yes, all of our seed packets have detailed sowing information on the reverse side as well as a QR code that leads to the original product page here on our website.
Question: Why is there no expiration date on your seed packages?
Answer: Our seeds are contained within a temperature controlled facility in airtight containers. When we ship our seed products to customers, we fill a small portion of packets that sell on a weekly basis. We do not print an expiration date on the packets since the large majority of seeds technically do not expire for long periods of time, IF they are stored in the proper conditions. If you plan to store or save your seeds for the following year, we suggest placing them in a ziplock bag, later storing them in a dark, cool and dry area of the home.
Question: Can I receive a catalog in the mail?
Answer: At this time, we are focused on remaining solely online. We do not send paper catalogs in an effort to save more trees, as well as keep our prices low.
Question: I did not receive an invoice for my order.
Answer: We do not send paper invoices with our orders since the invoice can be viewed online with your Seed Needs account. You will also receive an invoice / order confirmation through email.
Question: What is the difference between a hybrid variety and a GMO based seed product.
Answer: Hybrids are a NATURAL process of cross pollinating two species, thus producing a first generation hybrid (F1.) For example: Mixing a red, double blooming, single stem sunflower, with a yellow, multi branching sunflower might result in a orange-red, double blooming, multibranching plant.
GMO based seed products are a completely different and unatural process of gene splicing in a laboratory. The process entails the introduction of a separate biological kingdom, such as a bacteria, or a pesticide. This bacteria or pesticide is then eaten directly by the consumer when the crops reach maturity. (BAD NEWS)
Question: Can you ship these seeds overseas?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and Canada.