Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants

E-Newsletter: February 2018

The Phoenix Perennials E-Newsletter

February 2018

Celebrating our 15th Anniversary Season!

Hello Fellow Gardeners!

We are just a couple weeks away from the Hellebore Hurrah! Opening Weekend. Can you believe it? When you have hellebores in your life, winter is short and spring comes quickly!

The Hellebore Hurrah! Opening Weekend starts on February 23rd - mark your calendars! In addition to our three hellebore pre-orders you can also register in advance for our Hellebore Containers to Die For workshop and our Hellebore Crash Course Gardening 101 Seminar.

If that's not enough to get you fired up about the new gardening season, we're including a tantalizing 2018 Sneak Peek of 16 extra exciting new introductions we'll have this year. We have more than 300 different new plants for you this season. These are the tip of the iceberg but they are a beautiful and intriguing tip.

Also, don't forget to share inspiration with others by sending in your photos to our Photo Contest. There are $500 in prizes up for grabs. Because we have been so busy in the office writing plant descriptions we haven't had time yet to start uploading photo contest photos. We have pushed back the deadlines by a month. See below for details..

We also have lots of pre-orders running so you can lock in some perfect plants for your garden this year:

  • The Winter Jewels and Winter Thrillers Hellebore Pre-Order from two of the best breeders in North America
  • The Marital Bliss Hellebore Pre-Order featuring the Honeymoon and Wedding Party Series from another of North America's best breeders
  • The Next Generation Hellebore Pre-Order featuring the cutting edge Frostkiss Series, the Gold Collection, and the Ice 'n Roses Series from Europe
  • The Hydrangea Hysteria Pre-Order featuring rare, unique and cutting edge cultivars
  • The Fruit Salad Tree Pre-Order with peaches, apricots, nectarines, and plums all on the same tree
  • The Great Citrus Pre-Order featuring hardy and non-harding citrus
  • The Clematis Conundrum Pre-Order featuring one of the largest selections of Clematis and Passionflowers ever seen in one place
  • The Mighty Mato, Ketchup 'n' Fries, and Grafted Veggie Pre-Order featuring the hottest edibles
  • The Earth Apples Gourmet Potatoes Pre-Order featuring 10 varieties of colourful, hard-to-find, and delicious cultivars

You'll find full details, images, and links to all of the pre-orders below.

We also include in this issue info on the next botanical tour that I will be leading for the alumni UBC travel program: Wildflowers of Southwestern Australia in September 2019. All UBC tours are open to everyone. Below you can sign up to participate in a webinar I will present on the trip in March and view the draft itinerary and tour details.

Cheers, Gary and the Phoenicians



The Winter Jewels
and Winter Thrillers

Get the hottest hellebores including the new Sun Flare.

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Clematis Conundrum

More Info & Pre-Order

  Hydrangea Hysteria

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& Order
  Great Citrus Pre-Order

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& Order
  Mighty Mato & Grafted Veggies

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& Order
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In this Issue

Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

1. 2018 Sneak Peek! -- We have more than 300 new plants for 2018. Here are 16 standouts to watch for!
2. The Phoenix Perennials Garden Photo Contest -- $500 in Prizes! Win One of Ten $50 Gift Certificates -- We're looking for your most beautiful, inspiring, amusing or surprising photos of your garden or a garden you visited in the last year.

3. Two Hellebore Pre-Orders for Christmas and the New Gardening Season -- With Christmas roses blooming now in gardens it's time to look towards late winter and early spring to the Lenten roses that will continue the show.

4. The Hydrangea Hysteria Pre-Order - Cutting edge and brand new cultivars. Plus be among the first few people in the world to get the brand new Princess Diana 'Wow Time'!
5. Fruit Salad Tree Pre-Order - Peaches, apricots, plums, and nectarines all on the same tree!
6. The Great Citrus Pre-Order -- 45 different citrus including 6 that are hardy in coastal BC and 2 that are possibly hardy!
7. Mighty Mato, Ketchup 'n' Fries, & Grafted Veggie Pre-Order -- Plan now for your 2018 garden or give the gift of delicious food by choosing grafted veggies as Christmas presents this holiday season!
8. The Clematis Conundrum Pre-Order -- Plan now for your 2018 garden or give the gift of beautiful Clematis or passionflowers as Christmas presents this holiday season!
9. Earth Apples Gourmet Potatoes -- Grow your own gourmet potatoes. Choose from 10 different varieties.


Opening Notes: News, Tidbits and the Phoenix Calendar

The Phoenix Perennials Calendar
There's so much going on at the nursery all the time. Here's your resource to keep track. Also don't miss our Workshop Schedule.
Event Description
Feb 23-25 The Hellebore Hurrah! | Friday to Sunday February 23-25, 2018 | 10am - 5pm | Celebrating spring and all things hellebore! Pre-order hellebores and register for our Hellebore Containers To Die For Workshop and our Hellebore Crash Course seminar.


Opening Weekend 2018
The 14th Annual
Hellebore Hurrah!
Celebrating early spring and all things Hellebore

Friday-Sunday February 23rd-25th, 2018


Hellebore Containers to Die For
Saturday Feb. 24th at the Hellebore Hurrah! from 1-3pm
This fun, hands-on workshop for gardeners of all levels will teach you how to successfully create gorgeous perennial containers for the early spring season centred around the Lenten rose. After some practical and design instruction each participant will plant up and take home their own fabulous container. Instructor: Kate Herring


Gardening 101 Seminar
Hellebore Crash Course
Saturday Feb. 24th at the Hellebore Hurrah! from 11am-12pm
Are you new to the fabulous world of the indispensable hellebore? Have you heard too many times that "no garden is complete without hellebores" and are wondering what the fuss is all about? Or, if you're already an afficionado, you'll benefit from a survey of all the strains and cultivars available to gardeners plus growing tips. Join Gary, the Head Helleborian, to learn everything you need to know about how hellebores can transform your garden and your life from November to April each year! This workshop is free*!

More Info and Register


Phoenix Perennials is Hiring!
Join our Team in 2018!

Full Time and Part Time Retail Staff - Do you have good plant knowledge, love to chat about gardening, and are keen to help people create their perfect garden oasis? We are looking for a few very special people to wax poetic about plants and sing the gospel of gardening on a full time or part time basis. Seasonal positions for just 2-3 months in April, May and June are also possible. We need people seven days a week but especially on weekends.

Full Time and Part Time Production Staff - Do you love growing plants? We grow a lot of them at Phoenix Perennials! We are looking for fit, fast and motivated people to work on our production side to help us grow a huge range of perennials and other garden plants. Positions could be seasonal for the February to May production season or ongoing through the year.

Weekend Student Work - We are looking for some strong and motivated young people to do physical tasks around the nursery on weekends especially during our March through April production season. You'll be filling pots with soil for new production, organizing plants, planting plants, and doing other tasks around the nursery. These positions could also become weekend cash register work during our busy spring season.

The hourly rate for all positions is based on level of knowledge and experience.
Please send a cover letter outlining your experience and professional goals along with a resume to Gary at phoenixperennials at (please insert the @ sign).


Botanical Tour
Wildflowers of
Southwestern Australia
September 2019
With your guide Phoenix Perennials owner Gary Lewis
An alumni UBC tour open to everyone!

Upcoming Webinar
Join me for an informative webinar
on the incredible spring flora we'll see on this trip!
Thursday March 15th, 2018
11:00-11:30 am PST

Please Register in Advance for Webinar

View the Draft Itinerary and Tour Details
Wildflowers of Southwestern Australia Tour Info


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A Sneak Peek into 2018

Of the more than 300 new plants for 2018, here are some standouts! Our Perennial Encyclopedia and Mail Order Catalogue will be fully updated at the start of March!
Anemone 'Dreaming Swan' Anemone 'Loreley'
Echinacea 'Green Twister' Baptisia 'Lunar Eclipse'
Echinacea Sombrero 'Baja Burgundy' Iris 'Golden Zebra'
Gentiana 'Royal Stripes' Sedum Sunsparkler 'Wildfire'
Alcea 'Halo Cerise' Sempervivum Chick Charms Sugar Shimmer
Iris germanica 'Chasing Rainbows' Colocasia 'Maximus Gigante'
Senecio 'Angel Wings' Monardella 'Marian Sampson'
Salvia microphylla 'Little Kiss' Campanula persicifolia 'Kelly's Gold'

These and many more are coming soon this season!


The Fifth Annual
Phoenix Perennials Garden Photo Contest

$500 in Prizes!!!

We're looking for your most beautiful, inspiring, amusing or surprising photos of your garden or a garden you visited in the last year. The photos could be images of specific plants, of a container, a plant combination, a garden vignette or anything to do with plants or gardens. The photos will be posted on Facebook for viewing and voting by your friends, family and fellow gardeners.

$500 in gift certificates will be awarded to 10 lucky gardeners. Five $50 gift certificates will be awarded to the photos with the most likes, shares and comments on Facebook. The other five $50 gift certificates will be awarded to Gary's favourite photos so even if you don't have a lot of Facebook friends you can still win.

Above are some photos from recent year's winners.
View the full photo album of entries from last year.

Please note: We have been so busy in the office that we have we are only now about to start uploading the photo contest photos that have been entered so far so we have pushed back the deadline for entries and voting by a month. See below.

How to Enter
1. Send up to five of your best garden, plant or flower photos to phoenixperennials at Yes, you have to add the @ sign in there. Please send high resolution photos. You may need to send them in multiple emails if the files are large. Please put in the subject line: "Photo Contest". Also include your full name and city (only your first name, last initial, and city will be published) and a description of your photo(s). Entries will be accepted until April 1st, 2018 changed from March 1st.
2. Once we get enough photos sent in we will start uploading them in small batches of 1-3 photographers a day to our Phoenix Perennials Facebook page for everyone to see and vote for by clicking "Like", leaving a comment or sharing with their friends. Please note that if we receive a number of entries at a time it may take a little while for yours to get to the top of the pile for uploading. We will email you once your photos have been posted so you can tell your friends.
3. Send your photos as soon as possible. The sooner you get them in, the sooner they will be online where your friends, family and fellow gardeners can start voting for them and the better the chance you have of winning a gift certificate.
4. Voting will run from when the first photos go up until April 15th changed from March 15th, 2018. The five photos with the largest combined number of likes, comments, and shares will win one of five $50 gift certificates. Note that a single person can actually vote three times for a photo by liking, commenting on, and sharing that photo! The five photos that Gary loves the most that haven't yet won anything will win the second set of five $50 gift certificates. Please also note that in order to spread the fun around any one person can only win one gift certificate, even if you have more than one photo in the top five.
5. The winning photos will be specially featured in one of our spring E-Newsletters guaranteeing each winner not just fortune but also fame!

We can't wait to see your photos! Get them in soon!


Three Hellebore Pre-Orders for
the New Gardening Season


The world of hellebores doesn't stand still. New complex and rare hybrids are offering forms for the garden that hellebore enthusiasts used to only dream of. These hellebores from the Frostkiss, Gold Collection and Ice n' Roses Series are at the cutting edge offering incredible flowers and foliage. Plus, check out 4 brand new cultivars!

Give the Gift of Hellebores: When you place your order you'll be able to download an attractive certificate to give to that lucky person in place of the hellebores they will pick up in February.

More Info and Order

'Anna's Red' and 'Penny's Pink'

Foliage of 'Anna's Red' and 'Penny's Pink'

'Cheryl's Shine' and 'Dana's Dulcet'

'Pippa's Purple' and 'Molly's White'

'Reanna's Ruby' and 'White Tutu'

HGC 'Mme Lemonnier' and Ice n' Roses 'Red'

More Info and Order



Winter Jewels and Winter Thrillers Hellebore Pre-Order
Order a la carte or save 15% when you order a collection!

The Winter Jewels and Winter Thrillers hellebores are the best available in North America. They come in double and single strains with bold, rich colours, large, symmetrical flowers and great vigour. These strains also improve every year due to the diligent breeding of Hellebore Queen Marietta O’Byrne and up and comer Chris Hansen. Because they are seed strains every plant is unique and collectible. The exact colour of each plant will be close to the pictures but not always exact, though always beautiful.

Meet the Winter Jewels!

Meet the Winter Thrillers!

More Info and Order


The Marital Bliss Hellebore Pre-Order
Order a la carte or save 10-15% when you order a collection!

The single-flowered Honeymoon Series and the double-flowered Wedding Party Series are the creation of multi-talented breeder Hans Hansen. These series combine great colours, flower forms, detailing, symmetry, flower count, and plant vigour. All plants are carefully maintained seed strains. Plants will look much like the photos but may not be identical. This variation means that even within a single strain you could find multiple different plants that you love.

More Info and Order



The Hydrangea Hysteria Pre-Order
You're going to go crazy for these 32 incredible cultivars!

Hysteria (noun): 1. A wild uncontrollable emotion or excitement exhibited in gardeners when a state of plant lust becomes uncontrollable. 2. a functional disturbance of the nervous system, of psychoneurotic origin, caused by the presentation of too many excruciatingly beautiful things, for example the Hydrangea Hysteria Pre-Order at Phoenix Perennials.

The last decade has seen in incredible number of distinctive and unusual Hydrangea introductions with innovations like the ability to bloom on new wood, dwarf habits, and new flower forms & colours. In this pre-order we assemble some of the best plus a number of brand new plants like Princess Diana, Light-O-Day, Great Star, and Tuff Stuff Red.

Peruse our selection below, make notes on which plants you'd like and, when you're ready, click on the link to place your order. You might want to right click the link and open the order page in a new window so you can view this image page and the order page side by side. Try not to go crazy with all of the beauty!

Order Your Hydrangea

Giving Hydrangea as a Gift?: Use this attractive form to give to the lucky person. Fill it out with your details and they can use the form to pick up their plants in the spring!

Pick-Up: These cultivars will be coming from many different sources including our own production facilities. We estimate pick-up will begin on Friday May 18th, 2018. We will email everyone to confirm the exact date. Our hydrangea are only available in the sizes listed.

Canadian Mail Order Customers: These plants are too big to ship being in 2-5 gallon pots. But, fear not. We are planning a very special and exciting selection of smaller format Hydrangea for our mail order catalogue for 2018 which will include many of these varieties and some you don't see here. Stay tuned to our Mail Order Alert for the big launch in early 2018.
Meet the Hydrangea
Hydrangea angustipetala Golden Crane NEW! Hydrangea arborescens Incrediball Blush
NEW! Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Mini Mauvette NEW! Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle Wee White
NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Blue Enchantress Hydrangea macrophylla Cityline Mars
Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Amethyst NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Ocean
Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting Revolution Hydrangea macrophylla Inspire
Hydrangea macrophylla Love Hydrangea macrophylla 'Miss Saori'
Hydrangea macrophylla Pistachio Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue'
Hydrangea macrophylla Onyx Peacock Hydrangea macrophylla Onyx 'Zebra'
Hydrangea macrophylla Showstopper Peppermint Swirl Hydrangea macrophylla 'Sweet 'n Salsa'
Hydrangea macrophylla YouMe Passion Hydrangea paniculata Bobo
NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Light-O-Day
SUPER NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla x paniculata Princess Diana 'Wow Time'
Hydrangea paniculata Fire Light Hydrangea paniculata 'Polar Bear'
NEW! Hydrangea paniculata Great Star
Hydrangea paniculata Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Strawberry
Hydrangea paniculata Zinfin Doll Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'
NEW! Hydrangea serrata Tuff Stuff Red
Hydrangea serrata 'Kiyosumi' - Hydrangea serrata 'O-amacha Nishiki'

More Info & Order



Fruit Salad Tree Pre-Order
Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines, and Plums
All On One Tree!

Fruit Salad trees are grafted fruit trees in which each branch grows a different fruit. You may have heard of multi-grafted apple trees but what about a single tree that produces a full range of different stone fruits – peaches, apricots, nectarines, and plums?! That’s what we call a fruit salad tree because from one single tree you can make a whole fruit salad. Stone fruits are all closely-related members of the genus Prunus (which also includes cherries and almonds). That’s why they can all be grafted onto the same tree.

More Info & Order



The Great Citrus Pre-Order 2018
45 different citrus for Canadian gardeners including 6 that are hardy and 2 possibly hardy in coastal BC!

We are excited to offer our largest selection of citrus ever and likely one of the largest ever offered in Canada. Thanks for your interest in the exciting and rewarding world of citrus. Please let all of your friends know so we can keep presenting a wider and wider selection each year.

Beyond classic favourites like Meyer lemons, navel oranges, blood oranges, key limes, and Thai limes, we have been very excited in recent years to be able to offer a number of citrus hardy in zones 7 and 8 which can be grown outdoors year round in coastal BC. 

Meet the Hardy Citrus:  

Owari’ is a satsuma mandarin orange that is hardy outdoors in coastal BC! Plants form lush, tropical-looking, evergreen shrubs to 5-8 ft tall, bloom with white, incredibly fragrant flowers, and produce excellent crops of sweet, juicy, seedless fruit just like you buy in boxes at the supermarket but these you can pick off your very own tree at Christmas time with crops ripening from early December into February!
This is a picture of Phoenican Larry's 'Owari' satsuma in his garden in Richmond, BC taken in early December 2015. Fruit are still showing a little green but will continue to turn completely orange by Christmas.
A shot of Larry's tree in Richmond, BC taken in early December 2015 with some supplemental lighting. His tree is planted in the middle of the garden on the outside south facing wall of his greenhouse. This location will be a warmer microclimate in his garden but the plant is still exposed to the full brunt of winter cold snaps and shrugs them off. 

Yuzu Ichandrin - Yuzu is prized in Japan for flavoring, juice and preserves producing abundant, easy-to-peel, 3 inch diametre fruit with tasty, lemon-lime flavour. It has also become a hot item for foodies in North America. This Citrus is super hardy to about minus 18 degrees Celsius and can be easily grown outdoors in coastal BC year round. Zone 7.
Sudachi - Sudachi is a cross of a mandarin orange and yuzu. Sudachi, like yuzu, is prized in Japan for culinary pursuits. The unique, spicy juice is used to flavour soups, sauces (including ponzu), fish dishes, ice cream, and other desserts. The fruit is golf ball sized and is usually picked green when the flavour is more pronounced but can also be harvested once fruit changes to orange-yellow. Higher in vitamin C than lemons. Perfectly hardy in coastal BC down to zone 7!
'Nagami' Kumquat - Kumquats are not well known in North America yet they are a citrus forming delicious, small, egg-shaped fruits 1-2 inches long that have a thin rind and are eaten whole, skin and all. The rind has a sweet/tart flavour and the flesh is sweet giving an overall refreshing and thirst quenching experience. The 'Nagami' kumquat is hardy to zone 8 and can be grown year round in coastal BC. It produces large crops, is very ornamental, and can be allowed to grow as an open shrub or trimmed to keep tight, even as a hedge in protected locations.
'Centennial' Variegated Kumquat - A variegated sport of the 'Nagami' kumquat. Eat the orange and green striped fruits peel and all. Hardy in coastal BC to zone 8 though, due to being variegated, it won't likely have quite the same hardiness as 'Nagami'.
'Nordmann' Seedless 'Nagami' Kumquat - Kumquats are eaten peel and all for a sweet-tart combo. Heavy producer of small, seedless oblong fruits. Hardy in coastal BC. Zone 8.

AND we are watching relatively new players that are potentially hardy in coastal BC: the mandarin 'Gold Nugget' and the orangequat 'Nippon' which is a cross between a hardy mandarin and a 'Meiwa' kumquat.

In addition to these cultivars we have a full range of classics and rare cultivars for your citric pleasure.

Here is the full list of Citrus Available in this Pre-Order:

Australian Finger Lime
Buddha's Hand Citron





‘Pomona’ Sweet Lemon

‘Variegated Pink’
‘Santa Teresa’ Feminello
New Zealand 'Lemonade'
‘Improved Meyer’

‘Giant Key Lime’

Mexican Key Lime
Mexican Sweet Lime
Kieffer Thai Lime
‘Palestine’ Sweet Lime
‘Rangpur’ Red Lime


‘Gold Nugget’

Lee x Nova (‘USDA 88-2’)
‘W. Murcott Afourer’


Blood Orange
‘Vaniglia Sanguigno’

Sour Orange
‘Bouquet de Fleurs’





Yuzu Ichandrin
Sudachi Ichandrin


More Info & Order Now


Mighty Mato, 'Ketchup 'n' Fries' and Grafted Veggie Pre-Order

Welcome to our exciting grafted vegetable pre-order where you can pre-plan your 2018 edible bounty from the comfort of your own home with the most cutting edge edibles available. Pre-orders allow you to secure the exact plants you desire and allow us at Phoenix Perennials to make sure we have exactly what you want. If you're planning on growing these grafted veggies in 2018 please pre-order. Last year we had a number of people who missed out on some of the most popular varieties and said "we should have booked in advance."

After you've noted which plants you want, click on the Register Now button at the bottom of this page to order them. We will email you when they are available for pick-up. The estimated date is May 4th, 2018.

SAVE $1 PER MIGHTY MATO, VEGGIE, & MELON & KETCHUP 'N' FRIES. Regular price for the Mighties is $16.99 but you can pre-order now at $15.99. Regular price for K. 'n' F. is $27.99 but order now for $26.99. Also, we are holding the 2017 price of our fertilizers so order in advance and save on any increases.

Order Now!

The Revolutionary, New "TomTato" is a hand-grafted plant that brings together tomatoes and potatoes, two close relatives, that together give us one of life's great pleasures: 'Ketchup 'n' Fries'. It produces the sweetest cherry tomatoes you've ever tasted by the hundreds. In 2016 an improved grafting method lead to much better crops of potatoes than in 2015 with a few pounds per plant.

'Ketchup 'n' Fries' Tomtato (Improved) -- Hundreds of delicious, super sweet cherry tomatoes on top and a few pounds of yummy potatoes just below the soil! This year an improved grafting process should ensure more reliable and larger crops of potatoes than in 2015. Tomatoes and potatoes are closely related. They are grafted by hand and grow happily together as the revolutionary 'Ketchup 'n' Fries'. Double your production of edibles from the same space. Great for veggie gardens, small spaces, and large containers. 1g pot, 24.99 + GST


Mighty Mato Grafted Tomatoes consist of desirable heirloom and cool modern varieties hand-grafted onto super strong tomato rootstock that confers greater disease resistance, greater cold tolerance, and greater vigour resulting in up to 2-3 times more tomatoes per plant than ungrafted plants! Heirloom tomatoes that are sometimes shy in their yields produce like never before. Cool modern varieties also produce extra large yields.


Mighty Melons and Mighty Veggies consist of desirable heirloom and cool modern varieties that are grafted onto super strong rootstock that, like the Mighty Matos, confers greater disease resistance, greater cold tolerance, and greater vigour resulting in extra large crops of fruit and vegetables. The grafting can make a particularly positive difference in our cool summer climates with melons, peppers and eggplants that all require hot seasons to produce good crops.

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The Clematis Conundrum
2018 Pre-Order

Select from 110 Clematis and 11 Passion Flowers!

No garden or patio is complete without the Queen of the Vines. But how do you select between the best cultivars? How do you find the one clematis you've been looking for for years? Or maybe you want to discover a cultivar you never knew you needed until now! It can be a real CONUNDRUM! And then we have amazing hardy passionflowers. That's a whole new dilemma!

We have a huge selection of the best and most unique Clematis available through our Clematis Conundrum Pre-Order for pick-up at the nursery in late April 2018! Now you can find that perfect clematis (or passionflower) all in one place and with ease!

Peruse our selection below, make notes on which plants you'd like and, when you're ready, click on the link to place your order. You might want to right click the link and open the order page in a new window so you can view this image page and the order page side by side. Have fun!

View All The Clematis & Passionflowers


Earth Apples Gourmet Potatoes Pre-Order

We are pleased to bring you the delicious, nutritious, and beautiful Earth Apples gourmet potatoes. With this pre-order you can explore your different culinary options and choose the most exciting potatoes for your gardening and cooking pleasure. You can also give these delectable edibles as gifts for Christmas or other special occasions.

After you've noted which items you want, click on the Order Now button at the bottom of this page to order them. We will email you when they are available for pick-up. The estimated date is March 30th, 2018.

Giving Earth Apples Gourmet Potatoes as a Gift?
Use this attractive certificate to give to the lucky person. Fill it out with your details and they can use the form to pick up their items in the spring!

Order Now!


Earth Apples gourmet seed potatoes are the new, fun way to plant potatoes. We bring you 10 different colourful, versatile potato varieties and make them super-easy to grow. Each variety has different sizes, colours, textures, flavours, and different uses in the kitchen. Mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, boiled potatoes, potato salads, french fries, baked potatoes, hashbrown potatoes, scalloped potatoes: there's a perfect variety for all these delicious dishes. Plant Earth Apples in a garden bed or in containers on your balcony or patio. They are easy to grow if you follow the simple instructions: Growing Instructions

Earth Apples are sold in boxes of one variety and contain 1 kg of seed potatoes for planting. They are priced between $15.99-$16.99 depending on the variety. Choose your favourite varieties based on your culinary goals. If you live in a small space and want to grow in pots on a patio or balcony, consider getting a few varieties and sharing with some friends and neighbours.

Earth Apples is a family-owned Canadian company based near Edmonton, Alberta. All of the Earth Apples potato varieties are grown by farming families in the Edmonton area.

Meet the Earth Apples varieties:











Full Potato Descriptions & Order!

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