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New Seed Varieties Just Added!

TRN656 Dracula ( Celosia cristata )
A novelty Celosia that is a first-of-its-kind showing off one big, 6 to 7", flower on top of each plant. In the greenhouse, combs are red and foliage is green with some red. Outdoors, foliage is darker and more purple-tones and comb is darker purple. Unusual shaped and eye-catching color adds drama to landscapes, gardens and containers. Annual. Height: 8-16". Spread: 8-12".
For more celosia varieties, visit our Celosia seed page.
  8mg Pack about 10 primed seeds $3.95
TRN655 Bossa Nova ( Pelleted )
A mix of orange, red, rose and white blooms cover plants from late spring until frost. Large blooms and nonstop flowering make this a great choice for any climate but will particularly thrive in warm areas, even where other Begonias have failed. Height: 12-16"
For more winter begonia varieties, visit our Begonia seed page.
  10 pelleted, easy to plant seeds $3.95
TRN654 Carnival Amaranthus ( Amaranthus Gangeticus )
A festive combination of hot summer colors explode in gardens and landscapes. A striking foliage plant with fiery shades of yellow and red contrasting with bronze leaves. Tall, purple flowers are produced in late summer. A focal point for any display. Annual. Height: 48"
For more winter amaranthus varieties, visit our Amaranthus seed page.
 12mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.50
TRN653 Sugaretti Hybrid
2017 AAS Winner! These striped 1 to 1-1/2 pound beauties are the perfect size (9 to 10") for gardeners who want a great tasting, healthy fall treat. The nutty sweet, pale orange flesh (somewhat reminiscent of a sweet potato) can be used roasted, steamed or baked. Determinate plants have semi-bushy vines that spread only about 2 ft. wide and long and produce fruits slightly earlier than similar varieties. Good resistance to Powdery Mildew. 90 days.
For more winter squash varieties, visit our Winter Squash seed page.
  5 seeds per pack $2.95
TRN650 Kirigami Ornamental Oregano ( Origanum x hybrida )
A non-culinary oregano with large purple-green bracts, rose flowers and light green foliage have a delicious fragrance that attracts pollinators. Higher light and cooler night temperatures accent the purple color. Mounded plants are slightly trailing with a tighter, fuller habit than standard vegetative varieties. Holds better in shipping and on the retail bench.
Perfect for hanging baskets, borders and rock gardens. Attractive when dried and used in floral arrangements. Heat and drought tolerant. Annual. Height: 8-10". Spread: 12-14".
Protection Information : US PVPAF.
For more hanging basket varieties, visit our Hanging Basket seed page.
  10 seeds $2.95
TRN648 Gold in Gold Hybrid
2017 AAS Winner! Excellent tasting, bright yellow fruits have gold stripes and a lovely golden-orange flesh that is crisp with a high sugar content. Melons, 11 to 16 lbs., have a strong rind that resists cracking or bursting. The oblong shape makes it a perfect "icebox" watermelon. Early, high yielding with improved disease resistance.70 days.
For more watermelon varieties, visit our Watermelon seed page.
 5 Seeds $2.95
IM127 Kiss Me Over The Garden Gate ( Polygonum orientale )
First grown in the US by Thomas Jefferson, Kiss-Me-Over-The-Garden-Gate is a spectacular, old-fashioned cottage garden favorite. Fast growing, the thick, sturdy stems rise to about 5 feet tall and bear flamboyant, arching, pendulous bright pink, bead like, flower clusters 3-4 feet long.
An old heirloom favorite, hard to find seeds for these anymore, we are very happy to be able to offer them again.
Lures beneficial pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Flowers from midsummer until frost. Direct seed or transplant.
Lush, heart-shaped leaves are very pretty. Makes an excellent cut flower too. Rich soil is best. Reseeds itself once established. A perennial inzones 8-11, grown as an annual in colder zones, seeds can be saved from year to year for growing as an annual.
  250mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $3.95
TRN645 Tawny Port Hybrid ( Sweet pepper )
Beautiful, port wine colored fruits have an excellent, very sweet, flavor. Four lobed and very large, 4 by 5" bells are perfect for adding unique color to salads. Makes a beautiful stuffed pepper too! 70 days.
10 seeds $2.95
TRN646 Durango Hybrid ( Mildly hot pepper )
Attractive 6-1/2 to 8" fruits mature to bright red then dry to a deep burgundy-black with excellent dry weight compared to similar varieties. Peppers are mildly hot with a Scoville rating of 2,500 to 5,000. High yielding plants are strong and healthy providing good cover for the fruit. Great when harvested and eaten fresh in salsa or dried and later ground into powder from making sauces, spreads or rubs. Highly resistant to Tobacco Mosaic Virus and intermediate resistance to Phytophthora Root Rot. 70-80 days.
10 seeds $2.95
TRN644 Sunset Mix ( Limonium sinuata )
Statice flowers are vivid Mediterranean imports that have found favor with florists, crafters, and home gardeners alike who appreciate the showy, long lasting bracts.
Uniform bloom time. Heads are packed with apricot, orange, peach, and pastel red blossoms. Also known as annual statice and wavyleaf sea lavender. Height. 24-30".
For more Statice varieties, visit our Statice seed page.
 82mg pack ( about 35 seeds ) $2.25
TRN633 Candy Cane( Sweet Pepper )
Unique green-yellow striped snack pepper, turns red, variegated leaf to boot, thin walls for desired crunchiness, greate taste, 70 days.
For over a hundred more pepper varieties, visit our Pepper seed page.
10 seeds $3.95
3584 Fragrant Passionflower ( Passiflora maliformus )
Also known as Sweet Calebash, it is grown for its beautiful fragrant flowers and delicious fruit.
Flowers are greenish-white and purple, huge, up to 4-6 inches in diameter. The sepals are greenish-white, heavily speckled with purple spots inside, green outside. The petals are green white and heavily spotted with purple. The crown consists of four rows of filaments, white with purple stripes. The flowers are pendulous and very fragrant.
The fruits are oval or spherical, about 2 inches long and 2-3 inches wide. They are greenish yellow to light orange and the external shell is extremely hard. They are edible and taste of grapes.
The name maliformis name means "apple-shaped".
Vines are self-fertile, and should be grown on fences or trellises.
Zones 8b-10.
For more Passiflora varieties, visit our Passiflora seed page.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.95
3582 Hummingbird Fuchsia ( Fuchsia magellanica )
Also known as hardy fuchsia, it is prized for its showy flowers, which attract hummingbirds and butterflies and an ability to perform well even under foggy conditions or with maritime exposure.
The hardy fuchsia is cultivated as a deciduous shrub in zones 6 through 9 and grows 4 to 10 feet tall with a similar spread. Proper site selection and preparation and excellent cultural care will help you to successfully grow a vigorous, profusely flowering hardy fuchsia.
Hardy fuchsia prefers partial shade and heavy mulching to maintain moisture in the soil.
Pinch off the tips of growing fuchsia branches regularly, as desired, once growth begins to emerge each year, to encourage dense, bushy growth and more blooms. Always pinch the tender growth back to just above a pair of leaves. Stop pinching in summer or once flower buds begin to develop.
 2mg pack ( about 20-25 very small seeds ) $3.95
TRN627 Turkey Berry ( Canthium inerme )
Turkey Berry is a tough, adaptable medium-sized tree from South Africa. It bears small edible fruits that are loved by birds ( thus the common name ) and has a variety of uses in traditional medicine.[Ref]
It is a beautiful and charming tree and greatly recommended for the garden setting where its low-growing and compact habit makes it ideal where space is slightly limited. Its evergreen nature ensures that its attractive foliage is present throughout the year and its presence is bound to attract numerous fruit-eating and insectivorous birds. The thorns, though stout and strong and worthy of respect, are generally not as menacing as some gardeners are led to believe and in fact give the tree a lovely visual quality. Plant in a large hole with plenty of compost and ensure watering is carried out until established. It is fairly hardy and because of its ability to tolerate a range of conditions, can be used in a variety of garden habitats to great effect.
Canthium inerme, like so many tree species in southern Africa, is utilized for medicinal purposes, the leaves being used in the treatment of stomach ailments (Coates Palgrave 2002) As mentioned previously, the fruits are eaten by people. The tree has been much used as shelter for stock, while the wood, which is hard, heavy and tough, is handsome and has been used in wagon-making and for furniture (Palmer & Pitman 1972). The species, with its horticultural potential becoming increasingly recognized, is now commonly encountered in the South African nursery trade.
We estimate zone 9b and higher.
  5 seeds $3.95

TRN626 Orange Traveller's Palm ( Ravenala sp. Ambanja )
The Travellers Palm is a plant related to bananas, heliconias and gingers and a popular ornamental worldwide. What is little known however is that lumped under this name are several quite distinct species that occupy different habitats on the island of Madagascar. This particular form is common in the northeast of the island.
It is more compact than the common form native to the east coast and has a smaller, shorther trunk, tightly packed leafbases that are dark, orangeish along the edges near the base and waxy whitish petioles.
For zones 9b and above outside.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
TRN621 Silver Princess ( Eucalyptus caesia )
This is an excellent ornamental Eucalyptus with many uses. It is a smaller Eucalyptus only growing 20 to 30 feet tall, and can be grown in containers where it will tend to be much smaller.
The flowers are large and range from pink to red, followed by large seed capsules, both of which are used in dried arrangements along with the foliage.
The dark brown bark peels to reveal a pale white trunk. The foliage is grayish-green and hangs gracefully from pendant branches. Native to Western Australia, this small tree is drought tolerant, but it can also take water as long as it has good drainage. Grow in full sun. It doesn't mind heat, but give it protection from wind because the branches tend to be brittle.
Hardy for zones 8-11.
 28mg Package ( about 10 or more seeds ) $2.95
TRN620 Red Acacia ( Acacia pervillei )
This is the first time we have ever been able to offer a true red acacia. This is one of a handful of red-flowering Acacia known in the world. Locally abundant in dry savanna, woodlands and forests at low elevations in Madagascar, it grows into a scrambling shrub or small to medium-sized tree with finely pinnate foliage and bright red bottlebrush flowers.
Zone 9 and higher outside.
 5 seeds $5.95
TRN615 Canary Bellflower ( Canarina canariensis )
Perennial. A scrambling, creeping or climbing perennial with pointed leaves and beautiful red to orange, bellshaped flowers followed by edible berries. It is native to the understory of humid laurel forests in the western Canary Islands, where it flowers during the winter and dies down to its tuberous base in the dry summer months.
In cultivation, with sufficient moisture available it will flower through the summer. Well mulched and with excellent drainage it is hardy to USDA Zone 8.
  Package of 10 seeds $3.95
TRN612 Gin and Tonic Lobelia ( Lobelia gregoriana subsp. )
Remarkably similar to the Puya of the Andes in South America or Echium wildpretii from the island of Tenerife, albeit totally unrelated, this giant rosette plant is living proof of the concept that similar habitats produce similar looking plants as they select for the same succesful growth patterns.
Lobelia gregoriana subsp. gregoriana is native to wetter spots in the alpine zone of Mount Kenya between 3300 and 4600 m, where the extreme climate is usually clear and cold in the mornings with intense sunshine, cloudy or foggy in the afternoons and clear and frosty at night. Daytime temperatures are usually only a few degrees above freezing. Lobelia gregoriana forms a short-trunked, compact rosette of broad, stiff leaves with a reddish hue from a branching underground rhizome. When mature, which in its cold habitat can take decades, a rosette forms an impressive, large, terminal, conelike inflorescence with recurved bracts that is pollinated by birds.
Similar to many bromeliads, the leaf rosette holds a reservoir of water among the tightly fitted leaves, which is key to it survival in this unhospitable habitat. This reservoir freezes at night, a process that produces just enough warmth to keep the core of the plant alive until the morning sun thaws the ice.
The British must have coined the common name 'Gin and Tonic Lobelia' for the ice cubes produced this way in the plants leaf rosette. In cultivation, the giant Lobelia are rare and best suited to high mountain or highly oceanic climates without extremes of heat or cold. Lobelia gregoriana is successfully grown in southern New Zealand.
  10 seeds $3.95
2121 Oregon Grape ( Mahonia aquifolium )
This is a very beautiful and useful evergreen shrub. It's upright stems and coarse leaves form an irregular mound up to 8' tall. As the bush matures, it sends out additional stems to form a clump up to 6' wide. The bluish green leaves are coarse and spiny and resemble holly. The compound leaves are radially arranged at the end of each stem. Bright yellow flowers appear atop the stem in spring.
Location: Oregon grape holly is native from the northwestern United States on into Canada. It is widely grown as an ornamental.
Culture: Light: Needs shady conditions, hot direct sun will burn leaves. Moisture: Likes moist soil high in organic material, but adaptable. Hardiness: USDA Zones 5-9. Propagation: Clumps can be divided.
Usage: This plant thrives in shady areas where selection of plants is limited. Can be used in entry ways and under roof eaves if adequate moisture is maintained. Looks great under a canopy of pine along with azaleas and camellias. Can also be used as an outdoor container plant.
Features: The bright yellow flowers are beautiful against the lustrous blue green leaves. The bright blue berries on dark red stems are even more striking.
  385mg ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
TRN614 White Cheesewood ( Melodorum fruticosum )
A small tree native to tropical Southeast Asia with glossy green, oblong leaves and intensely fragrant, yellowish flowers. A popular ornamental in its native range and the national flower of Cambodia.
It is very similar to Mitrephora, which is a rare fragrant plant from Thailand close related to Ylang-Ylang. The fragrance is very strong, plus the flowers are much more showy than those of Ylang-Ylang. Flowers change color from pinkish-white to yellow with age. Grows as a compact tree and can be a nice potted specimen in cooler climates. The plants are not too cold sensitive, and tolerate a light frost, we estimate 9b outside. Dried flower has medicinal use associated with it as a tonic, mild cardiac stimulant, hematinic.
 5 seeds $2.95
TRN603 Giant Mexican Desert Palm ( Yucca filifera )
One of the largest and most popular Yuccas, this species from northeastern Mexico can reach a height of about 30 feet tall. The massive trunks are tall and solitary at first and start branching with age.
The rigid leaves form a compact crown. It will tolerate light to moderate freezes and is best suited to warm temperate/subtropical areas.
For zones 8b-10.
Pack of 5 seeds: $2.95
TRN605 Kenaf ( Hibiscus canniabinus )
We tried this plant as a background plant last year and were blown away by how fast it grew, the number of flowers it had, and the amount of attention it got. Already several newspapers have printed paper produced from this plant. Its an annual fiber crop (stems resemble bamboo). In 150 days it may reach 18'( we had several of ours grow over 20 feet tall!).
We grew it to to hide a pump house near one of our greenhouses, the structure totally disappeared behind these plants. It produces creamy white flowers and usually palmately compound leave with some resembling a Marajuana leaf, ,but some are round entie leaves Its paper quality is proving to be equal or superior to today' traditional newspapers. Numerous uses are yet being found.
In warmer regions it may be grown as a wind shelter or as a living fence. It has use as a forage crop, in roof matting, particle board, etc.if grown in the landscape, or as an indoor ornamental it would not go unnoticed.
  10 seeds $2.50
TRN607 Chinese Toon ( Toona sinensis )
Also known as Chinese cedar and Xiangchun. A Chinese delicacy and culinary oddity. It's a tree and the source of a valuable hardwood similar to mahagony. But at the seedling stage the fresh young leaves and shoots are edible, highly nutritious, and a popular aromatic vegetable in China.
Excellent for stir fries, especially with egg, and for pickling and seasoning. Flavour resembles onions, with rich aromatic overtones.
In China there is a large industry growing the 'tree vegetable' in greenhouses and tunnels year round. Also suitable for sprouts and microherb production. In Chinese medicine the bark is used for diarrhea, dysentery, and flatulence.
For zones 6-9. Dormant seeds are slightly difficult to germinate.
 500mg pack ( about 60-70 seeds ) $2.95
TRN297 Neem Tree ( Azadirachta indica )
Seeds have short viability, we only offer them for a few weeks each year.
Extracts from the seeds are known to deter the feeding of insects and there are many documented uses for the tree. Commercial Neem oil insecticides are now being marketed in some regions. It is an attractive tree with lacy Grevillea-like leaflets. May be grown indoors with warmth and bright light.
Zone 9 and above outside
 10 seeds $2.95
TRZ008 Bunya Bunya Pine ( Araucaria bidwillii )
A great housplant when young, or a great ornamental tree for warm zones. Bunya-bunya pine or false monkey puzzle tree is native to rainforest areas near the coast in SE Queensland, Australia. The Bunya-bunya has gigantic cones and razor sharp needles, and can grow up to 120 ft. of more. Close relatives are the Norfolk Island palm (Araucaria heterophylla) and true monkey puzzle tree (A. araucana).
The large, female fruiting cones of the Bunya-bunya are the size of a small watermelon and can weigh up to 15 lbs. or more. They generally mature in summer through to early autumn but they are not formed every year (approx.once every three years). It was considered a sacred tree and an important food source to the Australian Aborigines. The cones contain wedge shaped nuts that are similar in flavor to a chestnut.
Full sun to partial shade; house plants should be provided bright light, but not direct sun. Bunya-bunya requires regular watering, especially when grown as container plants.
USDA Zones 9 -11. Can be grown in protected sites in zone 8B.
  3 very large seeds per package $3.95
W254 Drunken Parrot Tree ( Schotia brachypetala )
The name Drunken Parrot Tree comes from the fact that individual flowers contain so much nectar that it has a tendency to ferment before the birds can eat it all, resulting in a mild narcotic effect on the birds.
These tropical trees will start blooming when they are still quite young. The abundance of rich deep red flowers are produced straight after the new leaves during September and October, but exact flowering times will vary from tree to tree. This irregularity in blooming times is of value to the nectar feeding birds, and ensures a longer feeding season. The flowers produce such copious amounts of nectar that it literally 'weeps' from the flowers.
This is an exceptional ornamental tree for gardens and parks and looks wonderful as part of a larger landscape, or planted singly as a specimen tree. Do not plant it near paved areas or car parks etc, where the dripping nectar could become a problem. When in bloom it will attract a wide variety of birds, animals and insects. The nectar will attract nectar-feeding birds like sunbirds, the nectar will also attract many insects, and therefore insect-eating birds.
Easy to grow in warm frost-free areas, where it remains evergreen and grows surprisingly fast. In colder, dry, inland regions it is slower-growing and deciduous, losing its leaves for a short period in winter or spring. It is semi-hardy to moderate frost if it is planted in a protected part of the garden and young trees are covered in winter, until they are more established. An established tree can withstand minimum winter temperatures of about 24 degrees. It is remarkably hardy in dry regions with poor soil, but for best results in the garden, plant in deep very well-drained soil, to which generous quantities of compost has been added and a dressing of bonemeal. A general purpose granular fertiliser can be used during the growing season. It loves in full sun and will respond well to judicious watering in the garden, especially when young, and during prolonged dry periods.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.95
TRN601 Port Orford Cedar ( Chamaecyparis lawsoniana )
A very large, slender conifer with a trunk to 230 feet tall and to about 12 feet in diameter. The foliage consists of fine, pinnately arranged branchlets, densely covered with tiny, scale-like leaves.
It is native only to southwesternmost Oregon and northernmost California, where it is found between sea level and nearly 6600 feet usually as part of a mixed coniferous forest. In cultivation it is adaptable to many soils and is best suited to cold, humid climates in the USDA hardiness zones 6 to 8. It is hardy to very severe freezes.
Seeds should be sown in spring. Best results are obtained when seeds are cold stratified after a warm month. Germination is sporadic and can take well over a year. The wood of this cedar is highly prized and particularly popular with the Japanese. Unfortunately most old-growth have been logged today and many surviving ones are affected by Phytophthora root rot.

Note: These seeds need to be cold stratified before sowing. We recommend using the Seedman's Cold Stratification Kits for cold stratification.
 85mg pack ( about 40-50 seeds ) $2.75
TRZ045 Pistachio Nut Tree ( Pistachia vera )
The pistachio is a broad, bushy, deciduous tree which grows slowly to a height and spread of 25 to 30 feet, with one or several trunks. The trees are inclined to spread and droop, and may initially need staking. Their open habit and attractive foliage make them valuable ornamentals. Under favorable conditions pistachio trees live and produce for centuries.

Pistachios are dioecious with male and female flowers on separate trees. Male and female trees must be present for fruit to set, or a branch from a male tree may be grafted on a female tree. The small, brownish green flowers are without petals and borne on axillary racemes or panicles in early summer. Wind carries the pollen from the male to the female flowers.
The reddish, wrinkled fruits are borne in heavy clusters somewhat like grapes. Although known as a nut, the fruit of the pistachio is botanically a drupe, the edible portion of which is the seed. The oblong kernel is about 1 inch in length and 1/2 inch in diameter and protected by a thin, ivory-colored, bony shell. Normally the shells split longitudinally along their sutures when mature. Under unfavorable conditions during nut growth, the shells may not split open. The color of the kernel varies from yellowish through shades of green, which extends throughout the kernel. In general the deeper the shade of green, the more the nuts are esteemed.
Pistachio nuts are rich in oil, with an average content of about 55%. The trees begin bearing in 5 to 8 years, but full bearing is not attained until the 15th or 20th year. Pistachios tend toward biennial bearing, producing heavy crop one year followed by little or none the next. Production of nuts is also influenced by drought, excessive rain, heat or cold and high winds.
Pistachios should be planted in full sun. The size of the slow growing trees can be further controlled by pruning. When planting, avoid rough handling since the budded tops are easily broken away from the understock.
Pistachios will tolerate considerable drought but do best with deep, infrequent waterings. Harvest: The nuts are harvested when the husk or hull covering the shell becomes fairly loose. A single shaking will bring down the bulk of the matured nuts, which can be caught on a tarp or canvas. A fully mature tree may produce as much as 50 pounds of dry, hulled nuts. The hulls should be removed soon after to prevent staining of the shells. To enhance splitting, the hulled nuts may then be dipped into water to moisten the shell and spread out in the sun to dry. One method of salting the split nuts is to boil them in a salt solution for a few minutes, then redry and store them. Stored in plastic bags pistachios will last for at least 4 to 6 weeks in the refrigerator. Frozen they will last for months.
The pistachio is unique in the nut trade due to its semi-split shell which enables the processor to roast and salt the kernel without removing the shell, and which at the same time serves as a convenient form of packaging. About 90% of California pistachios are consumed as in-shell snacks. Shelled pistachios are utilized commercially in confectionery, ice cream, candies, sausages, bakery goods and flavoring for puddings. They can also be added to dressings, casseroles and other dishes.
For zones 7-10. For more Fruit Tree, Nuts and Spice varieties, visit our Fruit and Nut Seed Page.
  Package of 10 seeds $4.95
TRZ044 Wild Ginger ( Asarum canadense )
Best known for its use as an attractive, low-growing ground cover in a shaded woodland setting, Wild Ginger is also deer-resistant. It enjoys shaded, moist, somewhat acidic soils and will grow 6" in height and the large heart-shaped leaves can be 6" in diameter. The leaves are shiny when fully opened and the stems are hairy. Unlike many early spring woodland plants, Wild Ginger will keep its foliage throughout the season; it will not go dormant so it is a good species to plant among the spring ephemerals that do go dormant. An attractive dark red flower will appear under the plant early spring but will fade fairly quickly.
Although unpalatable to deer and other mammals, it is an important food source for the Pipevine swallowtail Butterfly. Many insects are attracted to Wild Ginger, including ants, believed to pollinate the plant. It's best to propagate this plant by divisions rather than try to get it going from seed. Divide plants in the early spring before they are actively growing or in the fall as they go dormant.
Many Native American Indian tribes used the root of the Wild Ginger plant as a seasoning or to treat colds and fevers. European Settlers to this continent also learned to use the root as a flavor substitute to the tropical ginger they were used to. Other common names include Woodland Ginger, Ginger Root, Heart Snakeroot, Indian Ginger, Asarabaca, and Catfoot.
Seeds need a warm, moist period followed by a cold, moist period Mix seeds with sterile media. Place mixture in a sealed plastic bag in a warm place (about 80°F) for 60 to 90 days. Then place in refrigerator (33- 38°F) for 60 to 90 days before sowing. Or, sow outdoors and allow one full year for germination.
 75mg pack ( about 15 seeds ) $2.95
TRN593 Hungarian Bear's Breeches ( Acanthus Hungaricus )
This acanthus has exquisite, dark green basal leaves with rigid flower stalks and hooded blossoms which are pinkish-white touch with mauve. Acanthus is a great perennial for massing as a groundcover in partially shady sites. Also known as Hungarian Bear's Breeches, this plant of is worthy of any landscape. The leaves of Bear's Breeches were said to have been the model for the ornamental on Corinthian columns.
Acanthus Hungaricus has proven to be much hardier than most other forms of Acanthus. It is well worth trying in colder regions particularly with a winter mulch. Bear's Breeches is excellent for cutting, fresh or dried. Acanthus plants dislike wet soil during the winter months. You may divide bear's breeches in spring and any root pieces left in the ground will grow into new little plants, this is important as seeds are rare and expensive, but by starting a few plant from seeds and dividing them, you can have a lot of plants in a few years. Zones 6-8
For more Acanthus varieties, visit our Acanthus Seed Page
  5 seeds $4.95
TRN588 Marvelous Marvels ( Heuchera micrantha )
Strongly marbled and veined silver/green leaf, rivals tissue culture types, fantastic perennial foliage plant for garden or container. Grows about 12" tall. Zones 4-9
For more Heuchera ( Coral Bells ) varieties, visit our Coral Bells Seed Page
  2mg pack ( about 25 tiny seeds ) $2.95
TRN576 Gypsy Deep Rose Baby's BreathMSP ( Gypsophila muralis )
AAS, produces thousands of tiny blooms in new deep rose color, for pot or garden, reliable, easy, low maintenance plant.
Multiseed Pellets ( 8-10 seeds in each pellet) of above for easier sowing.
 10 pellets in protective vial ( about 8-10 seeds per pellet ) $3.95
TRN575 QIS Series Carmine ( Gomphrena haageana )
Best rose-colored gomphrena for cut flowers.
Unusual, glowing, carmine blooms on long stems. The QIS series is considered to be the best choice for cut-flower production for its stem quality, length, and uniformity. Also known as globe amaranth and Rio Grande globe amaranth.
Ht. 18-20". 85-100 days.
 45mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.95
IP253 Toad Lily ( Tricyrtis hirta )
Toad Lily, is perhaps best known for its unique flowers, ability to bloom in shade and late summer to early fall bloom time.
Can be used in borders, woodland gardens, shade gardens or naturalized areas. Plant in areas where they can be easily observed at close range, because the beauty and detail of the small flowers becomes lost at a distance.
Numerous orchid-like blossoms, purple spotted lilac on plants growing 30-36" tall, hardy for zones 4 and higher.
Germination: Place seeds in the refrigerator for a month (or longer) before planting. Sow the seeds onto a moist growing medium and maintain a temperature of 65-70°F until germination which takes from 4 to 6 weeks.
  5mg pack ( about 20 tiny seeds )$2.95
TRN569 Giant of Italy Parsley
The preferred culinary variety. A very large, Italian strain of parsley with great flavor. Perfect for sauces.
Huge, dark-green leaves with great flavor. Strong, upright stems make Giant of Italy one of the best parsleys for fresh market sales. Very high yielding. Grows about 18-20" tall. 75 days.
 325mg Package ( about 200 seeds ) $2.25
TRN556 Black Spruce ( Picea glauca densata )
Black Spruce is a North American species of spruce tree in the pine family. It is widespread across Canada, found in all 10 provinces and all 3 Arctic territories. Its range extends into northern parts of the United States: in Alaska, the Great Lakes region, and the upper Northeast.
It is a slow-growing, small upright evergreen coniferous tree having a straight trunk with little taper, a scruffy habit, and a narrow, pointed crown of short, compact, drooping branches with upturned tips. Through much of its range it averages 15 to 50 feet tall with a trunk 6 to 20 inches in diameter at maturity.
The bark is thin, scaly, and grayish brown. The leaves are needle-like, dark bluish green on the upper sides, paler glaucous green below. The cones are the smallest of all of the spruces, only being about 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches long and 1/2 to 3/4 inches across but they are beautiful. Cones are spindle shaped to nearly round, dark purple ripening red-brown, produced in dense clusters in the upper crown, opening at maturity but persisting for several years.
For zones 2-6.

Note: These seeds need to be cold stratified before sowing. We recommend using the Seedman's Cold Stratification Kits for cold stratification.
 23mg Package ( about 20 seeds ) $2.95
TRN558 Cool Wave Blue Picotee Pansy
Off white with blue rim and deep blue blotch.
This plant trails more than 2 feet long, setting magnificent whiskered blooms every inch of the way! And it grows larger and faster than others, with a far bushier habit.
Pansy Cool Wave is a spreading variety with masses of big, bright 1-1/2 to 2 inch blooms. The effect is electrifying, especially when the blooms arise by the hundred on well-branched, vigorous, unstoppable plants!
Grows just 6 to 8 inches high, but trails an incredible 24 to 30 inches from containers of all kinds (or across the garden floor)! It bounces back beautifully from rainy and rough weather, filling your garden or patio with bold-faced blooms all spring, fall, and in warmer climates, winter. Far more cold-tolerant than older varieties, it overwinters extremely well.
 10 seeds $2.95
TRN559 Cool Wave Frost Pansy
Off white with blue rim and deep blue blotch.
This plant trails more than 2 feet long, setting magnificent whiskered blooms every inch of the way! And it grows larger and faster than others, with a far bushier habit.
Pansy Cool Wave is a spreading variety with masses of big, bright 1-1/2 to 2 inch blooms. The effect is electrifying, especially when the blooms arise by the hundred on well-branched, vigorous, unstoppable plants!
Grows just 6 to 8 inches high, but trails an incredible 24 to 30 inches from containers of all kinds (or across the garden floor)! It bounces back beautifully from rainy and rough weather, filling your garden or patio with bold-faced blooms all spring, fall, and in warmer climates, winter. Far more cold-tolerant than older varieties, it overwinters extremely well.
 10 seeds $2.95
TRN560 Cool Wave Golden Yellow Pansy
Shimmering deep golden.
This plant trails more than 2 feet long, setting magnificent whiskered blooms every inch of the way! And it grows larger and faster than others, with a far bushier habit.
Pansy Cool Wave is a spreading variety with masses of big, bright 1-1/2 to 2 inch blooms. The effect is electrifying, especially when the blooms arise by the hundred on well-branched, vigorous, unstoppable plants!
Grows just 6 to 8 inches high, but trails an incredible 24 to 30 inches from containers of all kinds (or across the garden floor)! It bounces back beautifully from rainy and rough weather, filling your garden or patio with bold-faced blooms all spring, fall, and in warmer climates, winter. Far more cold-tolerant than older varieties, it overwinters extremely well.
 10 seeds $2.95
3557 Desert Rose ( Adenium obesum )
A slow growing succulent like plant with a swollen, contorted base and an abundance of carmine-rose flowers when mature. A preferred bonsai plant.
Winter hardy to Zone 11. In colder zones, plants should be grown in containers and overwintered indoors. In containers, desert rose is best grown in a loose, sandy or gravelly, well-drained soil mix in full sun. Plants have excellent heat tolerance. Apply regular moisture during periods of growth, but allow soils to dry between waterings. Regular applications of fertilizer in spring will help promote flowering. Plants can be left outdoors in sunny locations during the summer. As soon as temperatures begin to dip below 55 degrees F. in autumn, bring containers indoors to sunny but cool locations with reduced watering. Plants usually lose their leaves in winter and go into a dormancy-like period. For container plants, the best caudex usually develops from seed-grown plants.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
TRN536 Buddhist Pine ( Podocarpus macrophyllus )
Buddhist Pine is native to mountainous areas of China and Japan. It is an evergreen conifer that typically grows as a narrow-conical tree to 50 feet tall or sometimes as a large shrub. In cultivation in warm winter areas of the U. S., it usually grows much shorter, to about 20-40'.
This is a slow-growing conifer that features leathery, soft-textured, shiny dark green, yew-like needles to 4" long arranged in dense spirals. Foliage is pleasantly fragrant when bruised. Ellipsoidal fruits that are about 1.5" long are fleshy, olive-green, berry-like cones that ripen in the second year to purple. Fruits may be eaten out of hand or used in pies and cakes.
Other common names include Japanese yew, yew pine, southern yew, yew podocarpus and podocarpus. It can be grown as a houseplant or container plant that may be kept outside during the frost-free growing season, but brought indoors in fall for overwintering. Container plants should be protected from full sun when taken outdoors.
For zones 7-9 outside.

Note: These seeds need to be cold stratified before sowing. We recommend using the Seedman's Cold Stratification Kits for cold stratification.
 5 seeds $2.95
W102 Red Tree Brugmansia ( Brugmansia sanguinea )
We finally have fresh seeds for these again! From the Andes comes this very small shrubby tree with large pendulous flowers to 10" length. Flowers are tubular, and bright red at the mouth fading to yellow at the base. Long ovate leaves to 10". Extremely popular. For tropical greenhouses or zones 8b and higher outside.
  Package of 5 seeds $5.95
TRN528 Serenita Pink Angelonia
2014 AAS Flower Winner. Easy to grow and maintain, they are ideal for beginner gardeners.
Elegant yet tough plants bring long-lasting color with very little maintenance. These look beautiful in mixed combos on the patio or create a soothing sea of soft color in the landscape. Heat-tolerant plants. Deer and rabbit resistant. Grows 12-14 inches tall by 12-14 inches wide. Pelleted seeds for easy germination. Annual.
  Package of 10 pellted seeds in protective vial $3.95
TRN503 Variegated Plantain (Plantago Major Variegata)
The cream and green marbled leaves form a basal rosette of oval leaves. Small green flowers on narrow spike in June to July. Self-seeds easily, remove flowers in self-seeding is not desired. This mound of variegated plantain leaves is great just to marvel at; however, variegated plantain leaves also work well for bee-stings! Plant this interesting novelty for a walkway or pathway planting in sun to open part shade.
For millennia, poultices of plantain leaves have been applied to wounds, sores, and stings to promote healing.
A hardy perennial for zones 3-9.
Basic Seedsowing Info:
Sow inside at 68 degrees, if no germination in 3 to 4 weeks, move to 24-39 degrees ( fridge ) for 2-4 weeks. Average Germ Time: 21-28 days. Light required to germinate. Cover 1/16 inch. Keep seeds moist until germination.
30mg package ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
3529 Blue Moon Poppy ( Papaver Somniferum )
A unique addition to the Papaver family, Blue Moon offers a subtle beauty in white that surprises each petal with a center brushstroke of blue/purple. Truly a garden selection that will not be seen in your neighbor's yard!
Grows 24-30 Inches tall.
Zones 3-9.
For more poppy varieties, visit our Poppy Seed Page
95mg package ( over 100 seeds ) $2.25
3530 The Giant ( Papaver Somniferum )
This variety of Poppy somniferum gigantium seeds, known as The Giant is the variety of poppy most often cultivated for culinary use and baking. The somniferum poppy is prized for the amount of seed produced by individual pods, suitable for baking and making oils. However, this Poppy's culinary uses are overshadowed by the spectacular blooms it produces! The somniferum variety of Poppy Seeds dazzles in your garden with a large, double petaled head, often referred to as a "peony flowered" poppy because of the fullness of the bloom.
Grows 24-30 Inches tall.
Zones 3-9.
98mg package ( over 100 seeds ) $2.25
3524 Black Bat Flower ( Tacca chantrieri )
A most unusual plant introduced from parts of Malaysia, India, and East Asia, the Bat Plant will make you look twice. The main attraction of the plant is the strange, unique, purple-black flowers.
The flowers superficially resemble a bat in flight with long whiskers, and can grow up to 10 inches long. Taccas can be picky about their environmental conditions; however they grow fast and flower a lot when the conditions are just right. The Bat Plant should be planted in partial shade and in a humid and warm environment.
Soil should remain consistently moist, not allowing the plant to dry out between waterings. In winter months, when temperatures drop to 40F or lower, the Bat Plant should be moved indoors, or into a greenhouse to protect it from cold damage.
Makes a great container plant and is a real conversation piece.
  10 seeds $3.95
3525 White Bat Flower ( Tacca nivea )
Brilliant white flowers to 12" width stand upright with the petals spread to the extent that they appear as a white dove - or as a bat-like form. The throat shows the coloration of faint purple- brown, and from this region protrude 10-20 prominent dark purple bracts. Flowing from this area are up to 30 thin white tentacles "whiskers". An irresistible plant for many.
  10 seeds $3.95
DCM018 Super Short Flower Mix
This mixture contains very low-growing annuals and perennials that are generally less than 10 inches tall and is useful where a colorful, carpet-like appearance is desired.

This mix contains: Baby Blue-Eyes, Basket-of-Gold, California Bluebell, Creeping Daisy, Dwarf California Poppy, Dwarf Sweet Alyssum, English Daisy, Five-Spot, Goldfields, Johnny Jump-Up, Maiden Pinks, Nodding Catchfly, Purple Rockcress, Soapwort, Virginia Stock, White Rockcress and Yellow Daisy.
2 ounce package of seeds will cover 500 square ft.

For more Special Use and Regional mixes, visit our Flower Seed Mixes Page
  2 ounce Package $12.95
DCM017 Easy Care Children's Garden Mix
This low maintenance mixture is a blend of easy to grow, annual garden flowers. It is especially well-suited for children. Allow them to broadcast the seeds and enjoy the beautiful flowers they produce for a special bond with nature.

This mix contains: Annual Baby's Breath, Annual Candytuft, Catchfly, Calendula, Cornflower, Gloriosa Daisy, Plains Coreopsis, Red Corn Poppy, Scarlet Flax, Sulphur Cosmos and Zinnia.
2 ounce package of seeds will cover 700 square ft.

  2 ounce Package $9.95
TRM471 Chinese Weeping Cypress ( Cupressus funebris )
Also known as Mourning Cypress and Funeral Cypress. It is cultivated as an ornamental tree, due to its graciously weeping form and texture, and planted in gardens and public parks in other warm temperate regions, such as California. It is used as a houseplant and conservatory tree in colder climates. Best suited for zones 8-11.
  Package of 20 or more seeds $2.50
3520 Oopsy Daisy Calendula ( Calendula officinalis )
Also known as Pot marigold. This is a beautiful compact variety with bicolored flowers ranging from pale creamy orange to deep gold. The flowers are unusually long lasting, and if the spent flowers are dead-headed from time to time, the flowers will just keep coming right up until frost. Fresh flower petals are excellent in salads and fresh or dried they can be used to make medicinal creams. This wonderful annual plant will grow about 12 to 16 inches tall.
  175mg pack ( about 20-25 seeds ) $2.25
3519 Black Gojiberry ( Lycium ruthenicum )
Also known as Tibetan gojiberry and Hei guo gou qi. A promising superfood! A little known species of gojiberry with amazing health potential. The black berries are very rich in oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), a class of compounds that is thought to give red wine, grape seeds and blueberries their powerful antioxidant effects. They are also rich in vitamins A, C and E.

And what is highly unusual for fruits, they are rich in essential fatty acids. This combination of protective, healing and nutritive constituents help explain the many benefits of this plant. It is traditionally used to treat diabetes, anemia, heart disease, impotency, abnormal menstuation, menopause and problems of the liver and kidneys. It reduces cholesterol, helps regulate blood pressure, and improves circulation.
It also improves vision problems and dizziness. In Kashmir it is used to treat blindness in camels. Studies have shown that black gojiberry protects against radiation and may help reduce the side-effects of radiation therapy. As well, the berries boost the immune system and help prevent or slow the growth of cancer.

Black gojiberry is a spiny shrub found in dry areas from Turkey and Armenia to Tibet and northwestern China. It does well in dry, well-drained soils, and requires full sun. The seeds germinate readily but the seedlings are susceptible to damping off and control of damping off is necessary for best results.
Best sown in spring, kept in pots the first season, and then planted in the garden the following spring. Depending on conditions, plant will grow from 16-36 inches tall.
Based on its natural range we believe it is hardy to at least zones 4 to 7. It can be grown in warmer zones if provided with partial shade during the day.

  16mg pack ( about 10-15 seeds ) $2.95
3516 Hong Kong Schefflera ( Schefflera arboricola Hong Kong )
"Hong Kong" is an attractive and popular, mildly variegated cultivar that is one of the most popular houseplants because of there low maintenace.
The terminal inflorescences hold attractive fruits that ripen from yellow to purple. It is widely popular in the tropics and in warm temperate regions as a landscaping plant and widely grown as a robust indoor plant. It is originally native to the islands of Taiwan and Hainan.
A great accent for home or office, this lush schefflera grows into a large, bushy plant and very tolerant to low light, dry spells and overwatering.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
TRM451 Cuban Blue Silver Palm ( Coccothrinax macroglossa azul )
One of the most exciting novelties from Cubas extraordinary flora, a few populations of Coccothrinax macroglossa in Camagüey exhibit a most magnificent leaf color, a dense, shiny white silver below and a steely blue, waxy silver above.
It easily rivals the color of the great silver Bismarckia, and makes the palm one of the few with a silver/blue leaf that will grow well in the tropics. It can also manage warm temperate conditions as long as it is not exposed to more than an occasional light freeze.
It is quite resistant to drought and well drained soil is essential. A sunny spot is recommended. Like most Coccothrinax it is slow growing at first but speeds up considerably once a trunk is formed.
With a maximum of about 20 feet tall, its size of course is ultimately so much more manageable than that of Bismarckia. In Riffle and Craft's Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms, this species is described and pictured as Coccothrinax "azul".
 Package of 5 seeds $5.95
DCM015 Monarch Butterfly Garden Mix
If you love Monarch butterflies, then plant this mix in your garden to attract and nourish them. Consistent with the latest research about the declining Monarch population, this mix includes a wide range of bloom times, including spring and fall flowering varieties to accommodate butterflies that are no longer following traditional migration patterns.

The beautiful orange and black Monarch butterfly is one of the best known threatened butterfly species in North America. According to some of the latest surveys over 90% of the population has disappeared in the last decade mostly due to loss of habitat. Sprawling urban developments and intensive farming techniques mean fewer uncultivated margins where the milkweed species can thrive and provide habitat for the Monarch during its egg and larvae/caterpillar stages.
When the females cannot find suitable habitat to lay eggs, the life cycle is interrupted and the overall population decreases. While scientists have been aware for several years of the Monarch butterfly's life threatening situation and possible extinction, promoting public, government and industry awareness of the plight of this beautiful insect is probably the only thing that can lead to saving it.

This mix provides five species of milkweed (Asclepias) as well as a Butterfly Mixture that provides a variety of nectar-producing flowers that supply food for adult butterflies. Milkweed (Asclepias species) is the only food source for Monarchs in their caterpillar state, and any garden devoted to butterflies will have Milkweed in abundance. This mix offers a bit of it as well, but it supplements with greater percentages of many other nectar sources (often more difficult for Monarchs to find) for spring, summer, and fall.

This mix contains: Bishop's Flower, Black-Eyed Susan, Butterfly Milkweed, California Poppy, Candytuft, Cornflower, Dwarf Cosmos, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, Dwarf Godetia, Indian Blanket, New England Aster, Plains Coreopsis, Gayfeather, Purple Coneflower, Perennial Lupine, Purpletop, Shasta Daisy, Siberian Wallflower, Sweet Alyssum, and Sweet William Pinks.
2 ounce package of seeds will cover 300 square ft.

  2 ounce Package $9.95
DCM016 Edible Flower Garden Mix
This annual and perennial mixture is a colorful and tasty blend of edible flowers. The flowers in this mix have a tangy, spicy, peppery, sweet floral, licorice or minty flavor.
Mix Includes: Borage, with a cucumber-like flavor; Cilantro, with its tangy, fresh flavor and aroma; Nasturium, whose bright yellow, orange and red blooms have a spicy, pepper-like flavor; Calendula, which has a yellow-orange flower and a mild, peppery flavor; Cornflower, with its bright blue flower and mild taste; Dianthus with a clove-like flavor; onion-flavored Chives; Lemon Mint, which has a strong mint flavor; Pansy and Johnny Jump-Up, both with brightly colored flowers with a mild, slightly sweet flavor; licorice-flavored Lavender Hyssop; and English Daisy, also a lovely flower with a sweet, mild flavor.
2 ounce package of seeds will cover 200 square ft.
  2 ounce Package $9.95

JF555 Diana Lavendina F1 Mix ( Dianthus chinensis )
Rich Fragrance, Bold Colors, and Twisty Petals!
Extra-large, ruffled, wonderfully spicy-scented blooms! Diana is an award-winning European series with big 2-2½ inch blooms, both singles and doubles, on low-growing, tightly mounded plants. Compact, early to bloom, and very long-lasting, it is a China Pink as beautiful as it is durable, and Lavendina Mix is its most breathtaking combination of colors.
In this mix you get solid purple, solid white, and two-tone lavender picotee, with lighter purple petal tips and richer lavender centers.
Lavendina Mix is great for containers, reaching only 10 to 12 inches high in full bloom, and spreading no more than 8 inches wide. But it's also lovely for the front of the annual bed, tucked into bare spots in the foundation and borders, and edging any garden path. Set it near outdoor entertaining areas, where its fragrance can be enjoyed up close
A perennial in zones 6 to 9 it will probably return for a year or two, but it is easily grown as an annual everywhere.
 35mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.95
JF554 Bolero Mix F1 ( Viola hybrid )
A stunning mix of frilly pansy with tons of variety an colors, solids and faced. Superior bedding plant for borders and containers. The first hybrid semi-double pansy in a full range of colors, Bolero Mix produces compact, early flowering plants that resist stretching. An excellent item for early spring and fall. Blooms in spring-summer of first year only growing about 8-12 inches tall.
 20mg pack ( usually about 25 seeds ) $3.95
JF552 Divine Lavender F1 ( New Guinea Impatiens )
This Divine variety offers large flowers with a 7 day blooming window. High seed quality translates to a better yielding crop, where transplants grow quickly into a fine finished product.
Excellent branching produces masses of flowers all season long that contrast nicely with foliage ranging from green to bronze-green.
Excellent for pots and hanging baskets. Annual.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
3512 Cupcakes Cosmos ( Cosmos bipinnatus )
Novel cosmos resemble fluted cupcake wrappers.
These are excellent cutflowers, and great for containers and mass plantings.
As showy as Double Click with lighter-weight blooms held upright on stems. The light-colored, finely pleated blooms float above the foliage, reminding us of Degas' paintings of ballerinas.
A small percentage of flowers have lovely, tufted centers. Grows 40-50" tall.
For more Cosmos varieties, visit our Cosmos Seed Page
  275mg ( about 40 seeds ) $3.95
2258 Toothache Plant ( Spilanthes oleracea )
A must have plant for all of it's wonderful qualities. Bright, solid-yellow flower heads the shape of lemon drops, often having the common name of "Lemon Drops".
It has edible flowers, which have a spicy and citrus-like flavor, can be used as a garnish on ice cream and drinks.
Commonly known as toothache plant. Contains a natural analgesic which numbs the tongue and gums, relieving toothache pain. This numbing sensation arises from chewing either the flowers or leaves.
The full, mounding habit is perfect for containers and bed plantings. Heat tolerant.
A fast growing annual plant reaching 12-15 inches tall in about 90-100 days.
For more herbal and medicinal lore varieties, visit our Medicine Lore Seed Page
  8mg pack of about 30 seeds $2.95
3503 Queen Red Lime
Wow! These have knockout color, maroon outer petal, lime center, 3" double bloom, for garden or cut,12 stems/plant, a must have cutflower and bedding plant. A mix of fully double, semidouble, and a very small percentage of single flowers. Tall plants grow about 30-42" tall.
For many more Zinnia varieties, visit our Zinnia Seed Page
  175mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $3.95
TRM075 Spanish Broom( Spartium junceum )
A vigorous deciduous shrub with green rush-like stems up to 8 or 9 ft. Leaves are inconspicuous. Flowers are large, pea shaped and fragrant. The dried stems make a great background for dried arrangement settings. Also makes a great garden decoration.
A tender perennial that will not withstand hard freezes. Cannot ship to HI, OR, CA, or WA.
For more intersting lawn plant varieties, visit our Lawn Seed Page
 10 seeds $2.95
FDR96 Sweet Bay Laurel Tree ( Laurus nobilis )
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FDR96 Sweet Bay Laurel ( Laurus nobilis )
Bay laurel is a pyramid-shaped tree or large shrub with aromatic, evergreen leaves and shiny gray bark. It can reach 60' in height in its native range, but generally is much smaller (3-10' tall) in culture. Bay laurel sometimes produces suckers from the base. The leaves are elliptic, 3-4" long, rather thick and leathery, and shiny dark green. Clusters of small yellow flowers are produced in spring, followed, on the female plants, by shiny black or purple berries about 1/2" long.

Location: Bay laurel is native to the southern Mediterranean region. It is grown commercially for its aromatic leaves in Turkey, Algeria, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, and Mexico.
Culture: Light: Bay laurel grows best in partial shade.
Moisture: Water when dry. Bay laurel thrives with frequent watering in rich, well-drained soil.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 8 - 10.
Usage: Where hardy, grow bay laurel in a woodland garden or as a specimen. Protect from cold winter winds. Bay laurel is an excellent shrub for hedges and a favorite for topiary sculpture because it responds very well to pruning. It can be trained as a standard or allowed to grow as a spreading shrub. In cooler regions, grow in a container and bring indoors in winter.

The popular culinary seasoning, bay leaf, is used extensively in French, Italian, Spanish and Creole cooking. It flavors soups, stews, shellfish boils, pickling brines, sauces, marinades, and poultry and fish dishes. Always remove the bay leaves before serving, because they are sharp and can cut the mouth and throat. French chefs place bay leaves, parsley and thyme in a little bundle called a bouquet garni that is removed after cooking. Pick bay leaves early in the day and dry quickly under weight so they won't curl. Store in an air-tight jar.

Features: Bay laurel is the true laurel of Greek and Roman mythology. A poet laureate is an accomplished poet, and the Roman poet, Ovid, retold the story of the Greek nymph, Daphne, who was transformed into a laurel tree by her father, Peneus, so that she could avoid the amorous pursuit of the god, Apollo. (Cupid had shot an arrow into the fair maiden's heart so that she would not love Apollo.) Thereafter, Apollo wore a wreath of laurel to show his love for Daphne. Laurel has always symbolized victory and merit, and a baccalaureate (baca lauri, Latin for "laurel berry") still is a symbol of accomplishment. Bay laurel has been credited with magical properties, like protecting from witches, the devil and lightning.
The leaves and berries of bay laurel contain the essential oils eugenol, cineol and geraniol, which account for the distinctive spicy aroma. Infusions are reputed to soothe the stomach and relieve flatulence. An oil pressed from the berries was once a popular liniment for arthritis and sore muscles, and still is used in perfumes, candles and soaps.

  Package of 5 seeds $3.50

3498 Silver Dollar ( Eucalyptus cineria )
Grow for its decorative or herbal quantities. Native to Australia, argyle apple or silver dollar tree is a broadleaf evergreen tree that will grow as a single trunk tree to 25-60' tall in its native habitat. Bark is reddish-brown, peeling on smaller stems. If grown as an annual shrub from seed, it typically grows rapidly to 6-8' tall by mid-summer.
Juvenile foliage consists of opposite rounded silvery bluish-green leaves (to 2" long) resembling large coins, hence the common name of silver dollar tree. Foliage is aromatic. Small white flowers rarely appear on juvenile trees or container plants. Foliage stems are frequently used by florists in fresh flower arrangements. Hardy for zones 8-11.
 8mg Package ( about 15 or more seeds ) $2.95
TRM249 Bushman's Toliet Paper Plant ( Brachyglottis repanda Rangiora )
Quite the conversation plant, this is a small bushy tree or large shrub to 15 feet tall in the daisy and sunflower family (Asteraceae) native to New Zealand that produces very large leaves about 20 inches long and 12 inches wide with furry undersides.
It has a number of applications in traditional New Zealand medicine but the plant is considered toxic to some degree so we do not recommend it for any such use.
The soft furry underside of the leaves are apparently also effective as a natural bathroom tissue, thus the name and is usually grown as more of a conversation piece than for any other purpose.
It is fast and easy to grow from seed and best suited to warm temperate climates in USDA Zones 9 and 10. This form has particularly large leaves. Fragrant creamy flowers are abundant in spring.
This also makes a wonderful pot plant for the patio.
 1mg Package ( about 20 seeds ) $2.50
TRN442 Jackpot Tansy ( Tanacetum niveum )
Sensational variety from England. Soft downy woolly grey leaves are soon overwhelmed by a shroud of white flowers, so much so that you almost cannot see the leaves. Has the same insect-repelling properties as other tansies. Not invasive.
Bright white, 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide, daisy-like flowers with a yellow center are produced in profusion from early through midsummer. Jackpot is extremely floriferous, up to 1000 blooms are produced at a time! If cut back after flowering, it may rebloom in the fall.
The aromatic, silvery-green, ferny foliage forms a nice mound similar to a chrysanthemum. The first year, it will grow to an approximate height of 18 inches. The second year, this vigorous grower may double in size.
Jackpot combines well with just about everything else in the garden. It is wonderful in mixed container plantings and can also be used as a cut flower.
A hardy perennial for zones 5-9.
 2mg Package ( about 25 tiny seeds ) $2.95
TRN430 West Indian Gherkin ( Cucumis anguria )
Not a true cucumber, this heirloom arrived in the U.S. from Jamaica in 1793. Originally of African origin, the large vines have leaves very similar to watermelons, while the fruits are short, plump and prickly.
A very unique fruit with a distinct gherkin flavor. Great for pickling. These are one of the old-time favorites among heirloom gardeners because of their productivity and multiple uses in the kitchen, plus their pest-free maintenance.
Their flavor is mild and resembles cucumbers (when young), without the strong bitterness of some common cucumbers. You can eat them raw or pickled, or even cooked like zucchini.
They an aggressive vine with smallish leaves that are lobed like a miniature watermelon leaf. The short, three-inch, plump fruit are round, firm, and covered with blunt spines. These plants are prolific and drought-tolerant, and show no sign of any of the many cucumber plant diseases or pests.
The flavor is similar to that of the common cucumber. Fruits are popular in the northeast and north of Brazil, where they are an ingredient in the local version of cozido ( meat-and-vegetable stew ).
62 days.
  10 seeds per pack $2.95
TRN424 Root Beer Plant-Mexican Pepperleaf ( Piper auritum )
Also known as Hoja Santa , Veracruz Pepper, False Kava, Acuyo, Tlanepa, Anisillo, and sacred pepper.
A large leafed perennial related to the pepper plant. Known for its leaves, which are used for their spicy aromatic scent and flavor, some liken to root beer, others to anise-clove. It is often used in Mexican cuisine for tamales, the fish or meat wrapped in fragrant leaves for cooking, and as an essential ingredient in mole verde, the green sauce originated in the Oaxaca region of Mexico. It is also chopped to flavor soups, such as pozole, and eggs. In Central Mexico, it is used to flavor chocolate drinks. In southeastern Mexico, a green liquor called Verdín is made from hoja santa. It is also used for tea. In some regions of Mexico, goat cheese is wrapped with the hoja santa leaves and imbued with its flavor.
The complex flavor is not so easily described; it has been compared to eucalyptus, licorice, sassafras, anise, nutmeg, mint, tarragon, and black pepper. The flavor is stronger in the young stems and veins.
It is native to the Americas, from northern South America to Mexico, and is also cultivated in southeast Florida.
This shrubby perennial can grow to 6 feet tall or taller. This species is easily identified by its huge leaves which can grow over a foot long in older specimens. Plants will grow out from roots so it can spread in ideal conditions. Flowers are long, skinny, white, and fuzzy looking.
Prefers full to partial shade, making it a nice understory plant. Needs consistent and regular watering. Little other care is necessary.
An evergreen shrub or small tree in USDA zones 10 and 11, root beer plants are herbaceous perennials in USDA zones 8 and 9. It is suitable for container growing in colder zones where it can be brought inside during cold weather.

Note from Jim: Piper auritum very seldom set viable seeds and only do so in their native habitat. We have been testing seeds from a well respected grower for four years now and this year is the first time we have had any success.
We were able to get about twenty five percent germination on this batch sowing them on the surface of a good seed starting mix and under plastic.
These are very tiny seeds! After they germinate, they need a lot of pampering until they are about an inch tall, at which point they become very hardy and fast growing.
This is a very difficult seed to germinate, not for the novice grower. We do not guarantee any success with these, but since we did acheive germination with these, we decided we should make these available for others to try. We would really appreciate feedback from customers who do try them.

 1mg pack ( about 25 very tiny seeds ) $2.95
TRN423 Traffic Light ( Kniphofia hirsuta )
Very compact, strong stem, unusual flowers - red tip over lime green.
Needs well drained soil. Grows about 18 inches tall. For Zones 5-10.
For more Kniphofia varieties, visit our Kniphofia Seed Page
 10 seeds $2.75
3475 Musk Strawberry ( Fragaria moschata )
This is the gourmet fruit with an intense aroma and said to have a taste of its own, likened to strawberries, raspberries and pineapple.
It can be found growing wild in parts of Europe but is not readily available in cultivation.
Fast-growing and withstanding most weather conditions, they make very good ground-cover plants.
The taste is so different than other strawberries that they have been nicknamed Bubblegum Berries by some. Here is an interesting article about Musk Strawberries we found on the web.
For more Strawberry selections, visit our Strawberry Seed Page
  27mg Package ( about 50-60 seeds ) $2.95
TRN416 Noble Spirits ( Aruncus aethusifolius )
Dwarf Goatsbeard. Elegant dense globe of ferny leaves topped with Astilbe-like white spikes. Long flowering perennial, flowerheads turn red in fall.
Grows about 12" tall, hardy to zone 3.
  2mg pack ( about 25 tiny seeds )$2.95
TRZ017 Monkey Puzzle Tree ( Araucaria araucana )
Winter hardy to USDA Zone 7-10 where it is best grown in deep, moderately fertile, evenly moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Trees perform well in a variety of different soils as long as they are well-drained. Trees perform much better in Mediterranean-type climates with mild summers than in climates with hot summers.
This is an interesting and unusual ornamental landscape specimen. Monkey puzzle tree does not generally perform as well indoors as a houseplant as does Araucaria heterophylla, commonly known as Norfolk island pine, however it does very well in containers when young and makes a great patio plant in cooler zones. In winter in colder zones, bring inside and place plants where they will receive bright indirect sunlight, and mist foliage regularly.
Monkey puzzle tree (also commonly called Chilian pine) is an evergreen conifer that is native to woodland volcanic slopes up to 6,000 feet in elevation in the Andes Mountains in Chile and Argentina. It is the national tree of Chile. It reportedly has the best winter hardiness of any tree native to areas in the world south of the equator.
It typically grows to 20-30' tall in cultivation, but may reach 90-130' tall in its native habitat. It is noted for its unique shape. Trees are loose-pyramidal and open when young, but develop an umbrella-like crown with loss of lower branches as they age. Horizontal, upward-arching branches appear in whorls around the trunk with rope-like branchlets. Bark is gray-brown and ridged. Dense, leathery, triangular, radially-arranged leaves (to 2" long) have sharp points. Individual leaves persist for 10 to 15 years. Trees are dioecious (separate male and female trees).
Female cones (to 6" long) take 2-3 years to mature, disintegrating at maturity to release the nut-like seeds (each to 1 1/2" long). Seeds (pinones) are edible and reminiscent of pine nuts.
Common name reportedly comes from a comment made in England in the mid-1800s where an observer of a specimen tree growing in Cornwall remarked that it would puzzle a monkey to climb that tree.
  3 large fresh seeds $5.95
3515 Purple Volcano Sage ( Salvia lyrata "Purple Volcano" )
Medicinal herb with impressive horticultural potential! Its rich bronze-purple foliage can be used for season-long contrast in virtually any garden setting. Try it in low borders or flower beds next to green or grey plants. Tolerates partial shade well.
Hardy in zones 5-8, perennial.
 25mg pack ( about 15 seeds ) $2.95
3585 Mira Amaranthus ( Amaranthus caudatus )
Long thick cascading ropes of rose to green shades, bronze stem, mint green leaf. A wonderful basket plant.
 32mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
3583 Citrus Scented Salvia ( Salvia taraxicifolia )
A great bedding and fragrant garden selection. Shell pink to white, upright stems, thick green basal rosette, showy, nicely citrus scented foilage, heat tolerant and deer resistant, and bees and butterflies love the flowers, this plant has it all!
Grows about 12 inches tall. Grow as a perennial in zones 5-8, or as an annual in cooler zones.
For more vines, visit our Salvia Seed Page
 42mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.75
TST092 Swordbean ( Canavallia gladiata )
A twining nearly erect annual to 6 feet with great color. Very young pods are edible but often grown as an ornamental with very attractive pink/purple papilionaceous flowers and purplish seeds. Requires a long, warm growing season.
For more vines, visit our Vine Seed Page
 5 seeds $2.95
TRN397 European Mountain Ash ( Sorbus aucuparia )
An ornamental tree for all four seasons of northern climates. It will grow about 20-40 feet tall, and about 15-25 feet wide when mature. Clusters of showy white flowers in the spring appear after the dark green leaves. In fall the heavy clusters of brilliant orange-red fruits ripen, and the leaves change to colors of yellow, orange rust, red or reddish purple.
The golden-amber to gray-brown bark, usually shiny smooth with its prominent lenticels and the upright branching pattern are attractive in winter. Birds enjoy the fruit so that it often does not persist on the tree into winter.
The flowers and fruit provide food for 15 species of songbirds especially grobeaks and waxwings, ruffled grouse, deer, and rabbits.
Native to Europe, western Asia and Siberia. It is naturalized in North America and has been cultivated since colonial times. Other common names are Rowan tree (from an old Scandinavian word meaning red) and common mountainash.
The fruits are processed into jellies and jams, made into syrups, juices, teas, and used medicinally. The wood is used for lumber and tools. For zones 3-6, it will not grow well in zones above 6.

Note: These seeds need to be cold stratified before sowing. We recommend using the Seedman's Cold Stratification Kits for cold stratification.
 100mg pack ( about 35-40 seeds ) $2.95
TPF225 Mini Corsican Mint ( Multi-seed pellets )
Corsican mint (Mentha requienii) is a herb and species of mint, native to Corsica, Sardinia, and mainland Italy, and naturalized in Portugal and in the British Isles. It is a very low-growing species with bright green leaves and a strong minty aroma.
Corsican mint is one of the smallest members of the mint family. It grows to 2-4 inches tall, with small oval leaves 1/4" long and tiny mauve flowers in July and August that are insect pollinated. It has a strong aroma of peppermint.
It can be used in landscaping as a bedding plant, giving out a desirable mint smell when trodden on. Because it can indeed be walked upon without dying, it is sometimes used to line walkways, growing between stepping stones. Unlike most other cultivated mints, this plant stays diminutive and thrives in shady garden areas. However, if given too much moisture the leaves will rot. The best way to avoid this is to let the plant dry out between waterings, but not too much, because it is drought-sensitive.
Corsican mint, along with pennyroyal, is thought to be one of the best mints to grow as a companion to brassica plants like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, et cetera. It repels certain pest insects, in part by obscuring the smell of the crop to be protected, and may also enhance flavor.
This plant is also used in cuisine, most famously as the flavoring in creme de menthe. It is sometimes said to have a scent similar to pennyroyal.
In traditional medicine this plant has been used as an antiseptic, a carminative and a febrifuge. The smell of mint is disliked by rats and mice and this plant has been used for strewing on the floor to deter rodents.
Each multi-seed pellet contains several seeds and produces healthy corsican mint plants for the windowsill or garden. Just a couple of pellet fills a 5" inch pot, with no seed broadcasting or scoops across the soil.
 14mg ( about 15-18 multi-seed pellets ) $2.95
TRZ034 Maki Yew Pine ( Podocarpus macrophyllus Maki )
Perfect for framing an entryway, for large patio containers, or anywhere a tall, narrow-growing specimen is required.
This tough plant thrives in the most adverse conditions, tolerating a wide range of light exposures and soils.
A moderately slow-growing, large evergreen shrub with a strongly-columnar growth habit to 8-12' tall x 4-5' wide. Can be pruned into a small tree. This popular and useful variety features dense-growing medium to deep-green foliage that takes very well to shearing, making it an ideal selection for use as a hedge, screen, background, column or topiary.
Perfect for framing an entryway, for large patio containers, or anywhere a tall, narrow-growing specimen is required. Prefers a neutral to slightly-acidic loamy soil, as clay soils will tend to produce a weaker, less aesthetically-pleasing specimen. Thrives in a partial to full sun exposure.
Zones 7b-11.
  10 seeds $2.95
TRN378 Helios
This Czechoslovakia heirloom is beautiful and has a wonderful radish flavor all to itself.
A lovely, golden skinned radish named after the Greek god of the Sun. The white flesh contrasts with the yellow skin for a delightful, somewhat pungent, spring harvest.
 3.75g Package ( about 300 seeds ) $2.95
TRN365 Brazen Brass ( Ornamental Mustard )
Glossy purple red foliage for desirable contrast in container or garden, grows 12" tall.
 365mg pack ( about 200 seeds ) $2.95
SF179 Captain Cook ( Callistemon viminalis )
An exotic looking evergreen with brush-like scarlet blooms that create an irresistible display in late spring, and again in late summer and autumn. This half hardy bottlebrush makes a striking feature grown against a sheltered, sunny wall or in a large patio container. Once established, this plant requires little maintenance.
'Captain Cook' bears brilliant scarlet flower spikes. This evergreen shrub or small tree gets its species name citrinus from the lemony smelling oil glands present in the olive green, lance-shaped leaves. Spring to summer flowers are terminal, axillary, and crimson colored.
Plant in neutral to acid, moderately fertile soil in full sun. This plant is tough and makes and excellent hedge. Regular prunning is not necessary. If you do prune, immediately after flowering is best. Does very well in containers.
Zone 9-11 outside, grow in containers and bring inside for cooler zones.
 11mg pack ( about 50 or more very tiny seeds ) $2.95
SF180 Lemon Scented Bottlebrush ( Callistemon viminalis )
Leaves give a citrusy scent when bruised, with the lemon smell giving the common name lemon scented bottle brush.
Callistemon citrinus has brilliant red flowers that are larger and more showy than those of weeping bottle brush, with the clusters 4 to 6 inches long and 2 to 2 1/2 inches wide. Most profuse flowering is in spring to early summer, peaking in May, but flowers appear in waves throughout the year.
Grow lemon bottle brush as a 10 to 15 foot high multi-stemmed bush or a 20 foot tall tree.
Flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and orioles.
Hardy for zones 8-11. Can be grown in containers in cooler zones.
 14mg pack ( about 50 or more very tiny seeds ) $2.95
SF181 Stiff Bottlebrush ( Callistemon rigidus )
Callistemon rigidus or Stiff Bottlebrush is an Australian native shrub that can get 3-8' tall with a 6-10' spread at maturity. This Bottlebrush has a bushy growth habit with stiff stems and stiff linear shaped leaves and will do best on a well-drained soil, the "Stiff" name comes from the fact that the flowers are held more upright than other types.
In the summer this Callistemon will bloom sporting spectacular bright red bottlebrush-like flowers that are great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Actually the red that is seen is the showy stamens, as the petals are small and inconspicuous. After bloom the Bottlebrush will have button-like seed capsules.
This one is touch and go as far as hardiness grown outside in zone 8, it will usually come back each year if it is trimmed down each fall and heavily mulched, but it is so easy to grow in containers that this is not really necessary.
In containers in cooler climates, it is typically grown as a 3-5 feet tall shrub or trained as a small standard. Flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.
Hardy for zones 8-11. Can be grown in containers in cooler zones.
 12mg pack ( about 50 or more very tiny seeds ) $2.95
SF182 Crimson Bottlebrush ( Callistemon citrinus )
Crimson bottlebrush is a fabulous specimen tree or shrub for a bright, sunny area. It may be used for a tropical effect in a pool side planting, or surrounded by white rock, against a light colored wall. Wherever it is placed, it should be visible either from the street or from the house so that it can be properly admired.
This is an extremely easy plant to grow. It has few pests, requires little maintenance and is drought tolerant once established. Best of all, the bright red, distinctive flowers are irresistible to hummingbirds!
The leaves are narrow, lance shaped, and leathery, with a distinctly citrus aroma. The bright red fuzzy looking flowers are composed mostly of stamens. These are arranged radially around the stem tips in plump clusters like the bristles on one of those brushes used to clean the inside of bottles.
Flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.
Hardy for zones 8-11. Can be grown in containers in cooler zones.
 12mg pack ( about 50 or more very tiny seeds ) $2.95
W248 Viola The Czar ( Viola odorata )
The best all around viola you can grow. Fragrant purple flowers, vigorous ground cover in moist soils. Does well in baskets and beds and will come back each year.
This is a perennial Viola growing 6" tall and hardy for zones 3-9.
  200mg pack ( about 60 seeds ) $2.95
  1g pack ( about 250 seeds ) $7.95
SF185 Chocolate Vine ( Akebia trifoliata )
Also known as Three Leaf Akebia. An attractive climber with twining stems. Deciduous palmate leaves are divided into three wavy edged leaflets. Stems are violet when young and brown at maturity. Small deep purple flowers (both male and female) are borne in clusters in May and have a delicate cinnamon scent.
Very interesting edible fruits, resembling a sausage in shape and reaching 4-5" long. May be grown in full sun or partial shade. All Akebia species retain their attractive leaves through most of the winter, are excellent for growing on walls, fences, trellis.
Best planted in a sheltered position. It can be trained up various kinds of garden supports, or alternatively, allowed to climb up a tree. Hardy to 24 degrees.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
TRN279 Scorpion Wattle ( Acacia cinninnata )
A small to moderately-sized, evergreen, tropical tree to about 50 feet tall with long phyllodes and spikes of cream white, scented flowers. Grown for it's fragrant flowers and unique seed pods that twist into a scorpion type shape.
Acacia cincinnata is native to Australia and islands of the South West Pacific, where it grows in open forests. It makes a nice ornamental and is also planted for its dark, tough timber. Zone 9 and higher outside.
 5 seeds $2.95
SF171 Lavance Lavender ( Lavandula Angustifolium Lavance )
Blooms the first year with deep purple, long lasting flowers. The dense foliage is greenish-grey and very aromatic. Bushy, upright, compact habit allows Lavance to be a great selection for a smaller garden. An excellent choice for edging and performs well in containers too. Evergreen in warmer climates. The first truly compact Lavender, needs no PRG to stay dwarf, retains wonderful fragrance, silver leaf, purple flowers, grows only 10" tall, deer resistant, hardy for zones 5-9.
 22mg pack ( about 20-25 seeds ) $3.95
SF166 Superbissima Cascade Blue ( Aubrieta Hybrida Superbissima )
If you want a low growing plant to hang out of baskets, hang over a rock wall, or just add to your landscaping color, this cascading Rock Cress is a perfect choice. Rock cress looks beautiful cascading over rock walls and has dark blue blooms in spring.
A perennial for zones 4-9.
Sow Aubrieta ground cover seed indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last expected frost date. Use starter trays using a sterilized mix. Press the Rock Cress ground cover seeds into the soil and thinly cover. The Aubrieta seed needs light to germinate. Transplant into the garden 12 inches apart after frost danger has passed.
  18mg Package ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
SF165 Miss Aroma ( Dianthus caryophyllus )
A fragrant carnation that is compact, and the beautiful double flowers have an absolutely exquisite scent, spread out 6" pots of these in bloom and create a fragrant sensation, grows only 8" tall, annual or perennial to zone 4.
 65mg pack ( about 35 seeds ) $2.75
SF152 Ruby Moon ( Dolichos Lab-Lab purpureus )
A showy climber with green and wine-colored foliage, fragrant lilac-rose flowers and shiny, magenta 2-3 inch pods.
Blooms and pods can used for cutting. Twining growth to 10-20 feet tall.
Perfect for trellises, arbors, walls or fences. Perennial in zones 9 and 10, it can be grown as an annual everywhere.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.50
SF151 Penny Black ( Nemophila discoidalis )
This lovely low-growing annual has a trailing habit. It is a superb, easy to grow annual with masses of small, 1 inch deep violet to black flowers that are edged with white.
The Victorians loved this tiny two-toned flower with light, airy foliage. The Penny Black plant only reaches 4 inches in height and is slightly trailing, so it is perfect for containers, baskets, and window boxes, or use it as an edging for borders or a ground cover plant.
 75mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
TRN166 Black Adder ( Dianthus barbatus )
Stunning free-blooming purple-black bloom, maroon leaf, blooms in 90 days, well branched, for pot or border.
Grows 16" tall, annual or perennial to zone 4.
 14mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
TST080 Trailing Nasturtium Mix ( Tropaeolum majus )
Brilliant blossoms contrast with abundant green foliage.
Flowers in red, rose, orange, and yellow. Perfect for hanging baskets and containers, or even as a ground cover. Use the leaves, pods, and flowers in salads or as garnishes, or stuff the flowers with soft cheese. The flowers can be minced and added to butters and the immature seed heads can be pickled. Nasturtiums are a popular choice for adding color to salad mix. Will "climb" if tied to upright supports. Also known as garden nasturtium and Indian cress
 2g pack ( about 15 seeds ) $2.75
SF140 Tuttifrutti Indian Strawberry ( Duchesnea indica )
This rare ground cover plant will get second looks! It's a Strawberry plant with lovely yellow blooms, and it produces small red Strawberries all summer long on a creeping evergreen carpet. Tuttifrutti is well-suited for hanging over a wall or as a ground cover plant.
Duchesnea Indica is naturalized throughout the United States, and it is found growing in shady places in woods and grassy slopes. Prefers a moist, but well-drained soil in a partially sunny position. Once plants are established, the matted root sends out runners to set new plants. Indian Strawberry leaves are light green and finely haired.
The small, yellow flowers are 5 petaled, and first appear in April and will bloom throughout the summer until fall. The fruit is small, about 1/2 inch round. It is edible, but many say the taste is un-noteworthy. Birds, however, love the red fruit. Grows about 5" tall. Hardy to zone 5.
 77mg pack ( about 250 seeds ) $2.95
TRN161 Zinnita Orange
Orange/tangerine multiple hues, striking color. Zinnita is a dwarf zinnia with proliferous 2" fully double blooms, well branched, retains compact, globe shape without PGR, for 4-6" pots and borders. Grows only 7" tall.
  144mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.95
3521 Zinnita White
Ivory white color. Zinnita is a dwarf zinnia with proliferous 2" fully double blooms, well branched, retains compact, globe shape without PGR, for 4-6" pots and borders. Grows only 7" tall.
  170mg Package ( about 35-40 seeds ) $2.95
TRN163 Zinnita Yellow
Golden yellow color. Zinnita is a dwarf zinnia with proliferous 2" fully double blooms, well branched, retains compact, globe shape without PGR, for 4-6" pots and borders. Grows only 7" tall.
  140mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.95
SF168 Green Carpet ( Herniaria glabra )
This lowing growing ground cover only reaches about 3 inches in height and forms a matforming green carpet for carpet-bedding, a lawn alternative, low growing container gardening, etc.
It is a soft to walk on, evergreen grass substitute for many people or the perfect ground cover. It can take quite a bit of foot traffic as it is almost as wear tolerant as grass. Its small, vibrant green glabrous foliage will get inconspicuous lime-green to white flowers on it, but they are barely visible and do not attract bees. Many people report never seeing Herniaria Glabra flower at all which makes it nice as there is no flower clean up.
Herniaria Glabra is a lovely bright green creeper which spreads effortlessly in all directions filling up to two feet per plant! It is not fussy about soil and will happily grow in poor soil and gravel.
This low growing ground cover plant of about 3 inches has one long tap root (as opposed to many surface roots like a Creeping Thyme) which makes it extremely drought tolerant. Green Carpet can grow in full sun or shady locations. Known to be nearly indestructible, it is an excellent choice for growing between flagstones, growing as a lawn substitute, or a ground cover. The tiny leaves create a dense evergreen carpet, becoming bronze or red colored in winter adding even more interest.
Does best in zones 6-10.
Surface sow seed, do not cover Soil Type: Well-drained, can be nutritionally poor soils, adaptable to various soils, pH 5.5 - 7.0.
Sowing Rate: 3 - 5 seeds per cell or approximately 500 seeds covers 10 square feet.
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination.
  38mg pack ( about 500 seeds ) $3.95
SF138 Dwarf Pomegranate ( Punica granatum nana )
This dwarf version of the fruiting pomegranate is perfect for container gardeners. The small deciduous shrub has attractive, glossy green leaves and beautiful bright orange-red flowers that appear on the tips of its fine-leafed stems from early summer through fall.
It flowers abundantly during the hot days of July and August. The small 2" fruits are edible and the fruit hangs on the plant for many months adding to its ornamental appeal. Plants can be maintained under 2 feet in height and tolerate dryness and a restricted root system making it an excellent choice for bonsai culture.
For zones 8-10 outside, or can be raised as an inside plant, but do not expose to temperatures below 40 degrees.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.50
SF137 Lanky Leon Hybrid
10-15 pound pumpkins. This is a unique pumpkin with a long, narrow shape and orange skin. The handles are firmly attached to pumpkins. Adding a Lanky Leon will complete your festive harvest arrangement. The semi-bush vines are high yielding. C. pepo. Resistant to PM Races 1 and 2. 85 days.
 5 seeds $2.95
SF136 Double Peony Mix ( Papaver Paeoniflorum )
You will want this double peony mix for a delightful display in your summer garden!
These large flowers are 4 inches across and form on long, sturdy stems. They make your garden look great, and cut them often to enjoy beautiful arrangements for indoors.
The plant has blue-green foliage that is intense and makes a complementary backdrop for the showy blooms. When the Peony Poppy flowers are done blooming, oblong seed pods are formed, and they are highly prized as an everlasting, keeping their color and shape for dried arrangements.
Zones 3-8.
50mg pack ( about 100 or more seeds ) $2.50
NW65 Iceland Poppy Natural Mix ( Papaver nudicale )
Iceland Poppies are a wonderful source of exceptionally beautiful colors. The flowers nearly glisten in the sun, and their petals look like crinkled silk. These blooms come in an array of colors. Measuring 4 - 5 inches across, these single Poppy blooms open in shades of white, yellow, orange, pink, rose, and red as well as bi-colors.
They put on a fabulous wildflower garden show, and they are among the best for cutting, due to their durable stems and erect flower position.
They are used extensively in the southeast by sowing the wildflower seeds in the fall to create a lavish spring display, but the plants are unable to live through the hot summer that follows.
In cooler climates, plants perform like a perennial for 2 - 3 years. Iceland Poppies prefer full sun and a fertile, well-drained soil. Early flowers during cool weather will be the largest.
USDA Zones: 3 - 9. Height: 12 - 24 inches
750mg pack ( about 4500 seeds ) $2.95
IP188 Tigger Melon
A wonderful desert melon with a heavenly fragrance, it is so beautiful it can even be use for decoration!
Tigger melons smooth rind has vertical variegations of rust orange and yellow. The melon's creamy, off-white flesh is juicy and sweet with a flavor that has been compared to that of Asian pear and cantaloupe.
Like most muskmelon types, it offers a highly aromatic scent and has been known to perfume the entire room they are in when at their peak of ripeness. Tigger melons will grow to be approximately the size of a softball and weigh a modest one pound when fully mature.
  10 seeds $2.25
IP187 Little Potato Cucumber
Originally from India, this heirloom cucumber is a real treat. Produces nearly round 3" fruits with brown russetted skin (looking like a potato).
It has a delicious lemon flavor and stays crisp in storage. Matures in about 70 days
  10 seeds $2.25
TST071 Turkey Craw Pole Bean
Often used as a cornfield bean. Excellent fresh flavor. Good canned. Similar to other beans for freezing and drying quality. Pods grow 3-4 inches long and cling to the vines. Seeds are buff, frosted with brown on one end.
The original seed from this historic bean variety is said to have been found in the craw of a wild turkey. It has been grown widely in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
  20g pack ( about 60 seeds per pack ) $2.95
IP186 Fuzzy Wuzzy Lambs Ear ( Stachys byzantina )
Velvety soft,silver-gray leaves are shaped and feel like a lamb's ear. Lavender flower on short spikes in July. Tolerates drought, heat and humidity.
Lamb's-ears are one of the most popular foliage perennials, used widely for edging along pathways and borders.
This strain forms a dense carpet of soft and fuzzy silver leaves, bearing upright spikes of magenta-lavender flowers in early summer. Clip spent bloom stems off to tidy up the clumps for the rest of the season. Drought tolerant once established.
Clumps are easily divided in spring or early fall. Evergreen in mild winter regions.
Zones 3-9.
  70mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.25
TRN081 Black Sesame "Kurogoma" ( Sesamum indicum )
This unique sesame is grown for its flavorful black seeds. Sesame grows best in hot weather and must have well-drained soil, it can be grown as an annual garden plant if started early.
This type of seseame is grown for Black Sesame Pudding (Kuro Goma Purin ).
Visit for a wonderful Black Sesame Pudding recipe.
  375mg pack ( about 100 seeds ) $2.95

P18 Traveller's Palm ( Ravenala madagascariensis )
This famous Banana relative is a popular ornamental in tropical regions throughout the world. Its most conspicuous characteristic is the distichous leaf arrangement, which gives the entire plant the appearance of a huge fan. Easily produced from seed, it is Very fast growing. A very large plant with large leathery leaves that reach 60 ft. tall or more when mature outside. Rather easy to raise inside or out, makes a wonderful patio or tub plant for cooler areas.
For zones 9b and above outside.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
TCB006 German Beer Radish
The authentic 'Muncher Bier' radish. A favorite snack radish in Germany. Crisp white flesh, oval shaped radishes are highly prized. An heirloom from the Bavarian region of Germany. Our most requested winter radish.
 10g Package ( about 800 seeds ) $2.45
TRN033 Hummingbird Fuchsia ( Fuchsia magellanica )
Also known as hardy fuchsia, it is prized for its showy flowers, which attract hummingbirds and butterflies and an ability to perform well even under foggy conditions or with maritime exposure.
The hardy fuchsia is cultivated as a deciduous shrub in zones 6 through 9 and grows 4 to 10 feet tall with a similar spread. Proper site selection and preparation and excellent cultural care will help you to successfully grow a vigorous, profusely flowering hardy fuchsia.
Hardy fuchsia prefers partial shade and heavy mulching to maintain moisture in the soil.
Pinch off the tips of growing fuchsia branches regularly, as desired, once growth begins to emerge each year, to encourage dense, bushy growth and more blooms. Always pinch the tender growth back to just above a pair of leaves. Stop pinching in summer or once flower buds begin to develop.
 1mg pack ( about 10 very small seeds ) $2.95
IP179 Peruvian Lily, Dr. Salters Hybrids ( Alstromeria ligtu )
The hummingbirds will love your garden when you grow Peruvian Lilies! Alstroemeria Dr. Salters hybrids are a wonder producing different colored blooms on the same plant. The colors are: salmon, cerise, flame, lilac, red, gold, and bronze in flowers that resemble lilies.
They make a striking display when they are planted in mass groupings.
They are fragrant, and they are an excellent cut flower lasting as long as 2 weeks in the vase.
Prefers cool, moist, deep, well-drained soil. In hotter climates, Peruvian Lilies prefer some afternoon shade. On occasions plants grown from Peruvian Lily seeds will bloom during the first year. Usually the blooms will come the second year and the amount and quality of flowers will improve with each year.
  10 Seed Package $1.95
IP172 Coral Fountain Amaranthus ( Amaranthus caudatus )
Unique coral-pink tassels.
Coral Fountain is a great plant for containers and the flower garden. Easy to grow, carefree habit, only 65-75 days to maturity, and great presence in arrangements. Height 36-60".
 30mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
IP184 Citronella Balm ( Melissa officinalis Citronella )
We love this herb! Simply crush a handful of the leaves for a burst of citronella fragrance and rub on exposed skin to deter pesky mosquitoes and gnats.
Citronella balm is a hardy perennial for Zones 5-9. It is more compact and more mildew resistant than the common lemon balm and grows 12 to 18 inches tall in ideal conditions.
The leaves are bright green and about 2 inches long with toothed edges. Although citronella balm is a member of the mint family, it is a less aggressive spreader. To the casual glance the leaves resemble spearmint leaves, probably why it's sometimes misidentified as lemon mint.
As with lemon balm, citronella balm is a favorite of bees. The botanical name "Melissa" is derived from the Greek word for bee.
Easily grown as a window sill or patio plant, it does very well in containers.
 22mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
D4555 Winter Sweet ( Chimonanthus praecox )
Wintersweet flowers are an unexpected delight. The Chimonanthus spends most of the year unnoticed and minding its own business, but when January rolls around, it lets loose a barrage of flowers that are delicate in appearance but which arguably carry the best scent of any flower, anywhere. You have not lived, until you have cozied up to Wintersweet and taken a big whiff. The plant flowers in the winter, filling the house with its beautiful fragrance.
Native to China, Wintersweet has been cultivated in China for over 1,000 years. It is valued for use in medicine, and its essential oils are used in cosmetics, perfumery and to flavor teas. In China, Wintersweet flowers have been used to scent linens in the same way that Lavender flowers have been used elsewhere.
Starting seeds: Soak in warm water for 2 hours, warm stratify for three days, then cold stratify for 60 days.
Growing outside: Sun or part shade, adapts to acidic or alkaline soils but prefers well drained soils. Amend planting bed with compost to improve drainage. Prune oldest branches to the ground after bloom. To rejuvenate old plants, prune to 12" after bloom.
Plant grows about 10 feet tall, expect it to take about 3-4 years to start blooming, but once it does, you will cherish it.
Hardy to Zone 7, protect in temps under 10°F.
 Package of 5 seeds $3.50
IP151 Dwarf Tamarillo ( Solanum abutiloides )
A small, fuzzy, orange fruit related to the Tree Tomato. It has large, furry leaves, white flowers and the small, slightly furry, orange fruits are sweet when fully ripe with an aroma that reminds of peaches or abricots. It makes a fair ornamental for warm temperate regions but is more often grown for its fruits.
Great for containers. Grow in full to filtered sun. Water regularly during growth season. Use well-drained soil.
  10 seeds per pack $2.95
AW42 Silver Edged
(Cucurbita argyrosperma) This is a Native American heirloom that is grown for its remarkably large and tasty silver-edged seeds which are roasted for pepitas or used in pipian sauce.
The tasty, silver edged seeds, which make delicious snacks when roasted are easily removed from their hulls.
The medium sized striped fruit has a good storage life. The attractive white fruits , with rather unpalatable flesh, have green mottled stripes and make attractive addition to autumn squash and pumpkin displays. 110 days.
  $2.95 per pack of 5 seeds.
IP150 Joy Perfume Tree ( Michelia champaca )
Excellent houseplant for colder zones or garden plant for warmer zones ( 10 and above ). The fragrance of the flower is simply amazing.
Also known as Champa, Yellow Champa, Golden Campa or Fragrant Champa is highly revered by the followers of Hinduism and Buddhism. They use Michelia flowers during religious ceremonies. Tibetans believe that the Buddha of the next era will find enlightenment under the flower canopy of the champaca tree.
Michelia has several ornamental, commercial and medicinal uses too. For gardeners, it is an excellent choice as a houseplant or as companion plant in landscapes. Commercially, the timber of Michelia is used for almost anything from cabinet-making to firewood and flowers are grown to sell at cut flower shops. The extract from the flowers of Michelia Alba is used in preparation of the famous 'Joy' perfume. Medicinally, the tree has wide applications; the bark is used to prepare tonic, the oil extracted from flowers is used to cure toughs and rheumatism, and for relieving eye troubles and gout.
Michelias are easy to grow and maintain. They love a lot of light and warmth but filtered sunlight. The best location for Michelia is the place where it receives direct and ample sunlight in early morning but partial light for the rest of the day. Suitable for containers, Michelias has shallow and brittle root system. It likes moderate watering in acidic and well-drained soil. As a general rule, water lavishly when the plant is young to allow it to develop good root system. Water mature trees moderately and feed with a general purpose fertilizer during spring. Prune in winter when plant goes dormant.
Outdoors in zone 10 or higher, Michelia can gain a height of 75 feet or more in suitable conditions. The tree bears large leaves that resemble the leaves of Mango tree. The tree booms from May to October and produces abundance of star-shaped flowers that fill the entire surrounding with mesmerizing scent. Flowers are usually golden-yellow, golden-orange and creamy-white.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
RLP182 Moroccan Broom Cytisus battandieri
Also known as Pineapple Broom, this Moroccan native is a popular small tree with soft, velvety, mostly evergreen foliage and wonderfully scented clusters of bright yellow flowers. It is the perfect choice for small gardens. It is tolerant of heat and drought as well as cold and severe freezes and will do well in temperate climates from USDA Zones 7 to 10. Propagation is easy from seeds soaked overnight.
 95mg ( about 10 seeds ) $2.95
IP144 Jews Mallow, Egyptian Spinach ( Molokhia )
This Middle Eastern super-green, known as Jew's mallow or Egyptian spinach, has a high vitamin and mineral content. This "food of kings" dates back to the time of the pharaohs, when an Egyptian king drank it in soup to recover from an illness. Nutritionally, it has three times the calcium and phosphorous as Kale, and four times the amount of riboflavin. It also provides 70% of the RDA value for Vitamin C, 25% of the RDA of Vitamin A among a host of other minerals and vitamins. Today, it's one of the most widely eaten vegetables in Egypt. 60 days.
Planting season: Late spring/summer.
A good recipe and more info.
  300mg pack ( about 200 seeds ) $2.95
3472 Matsumoto Blue Tipped White Aster
Blue and white bicolor. Heat resistant Matsumoto variety produces 2" diameter flowers with eye-catching blue flowers with white centers on upright plants. Fusarium tolerance is an added plus. Excellent cutflower. Grows about 30" tall. Annual.
 60mg Pack ( about 35-40 seeds ) $2.50
AW46 Mashed Potato Squash
Pure white elongated acorn fruit average 1-1.5 lbs. on semi bush vines. Flesh is mashed potato white. Color holds until fall. 90 days.
Available only in Treated Seed.
 10 seeds $2.25
IP127 Lady Bird Royal Blue Bluebonnet ( Lupinus texensis )
Lady Bird Royal Blue has been selected as a "Texas Superstar" by Texas AgriLife Research. Features rich, deep cobalt blue flowers and a significant number of blooms per plant, up to 40 percent or more than standard bluebonnets.
Excellent for raised flower beds, half wooden barrels, hanging baskets, mixtures, hillsides, roadsides and meadows.
Prefers a sloped area in light to gravelly, well drained, soil with a pH level between 6-7. Bluebonnets require 8 hours of direct sun.
 90mg pack ( 20 or more seeds ) $2.25
SF129 Southern Catalpa Worm Tree ( Catalpa bignonioides )
The southern catalpa is an attractive small to medium sized deciduous tree that grows to about 25-50 ft in height. It is of similar width with a short trunk that supports a broad, open and rounded crown.

Catalpa has large tropical looking heart-shaped leaves that are up to 8 in long and held oppositely on the stems (often in a whorl with three leaves emerging from the same point along the stem). In spring the southern catalpa produces showy 6-10 inch branching flower clusters (panicles) at the stem tips. The white bell-shaped blossoms are 2 inches in diameter and patterned with small purple spots and two large orange markings at the throat.
The flowers are followed by long slender cigar-shaped pods up to 16 inches in length. The green pods ripen to brown in fall and split to release flat fringed seeds.
Grows in full sun to partial shade. Southern catalpa prefers moist, well drained soils but is adaptable. Hardy for zones 6-10.
Spectacular spring flowers and beautiful bright green foliage make the catalpa one of the South's most distinctive and best loved native trees. Used as an ornamental, accent, specimen, or shade tree. It is a valued ornamental tree with large foliage and showy clusters of flowers in the spring. When grown as a specimen many gardeners drastically cut back the large branches of their catalpas each winter. This radical surgery is called pollarding and the result is a tree with a thick trunk, very compact crown and very large beautiful foliage.
Catalpa also has some limited use in the forest products trade for fence posts, rails and crates.
This tree has been widely planted and naturalized outside its native range because it is the host plant for a caterpillar commonly called the catawba worm. These are a popular fishing bait for southern freshwater fish.
All across the American Deep South the catalpa tree is seen, often stripped bare of it's leaves by hungry caterpillars. This means only one thing - it's time to go fishing! The foliage is quickly replaced in a few weeks and the cycle can be repeated several times in a season.
 115mg pack ( about 20 seeds ) $2.95
E3151 Winter Honeysuckle Bush ( Lonicera fragantissima )
Winter honeysuckle is a bush, not a vine, but it has those familiar honeysuckle flowers and that sweet honeysuckle scent. Winter honeysuckle gets 6-8 feet tall, and its irregular, tangled branches form a twisted labyrinth as much as 8-10 feet across.
Each cream colored flower on this beautiful species is small, only 1/2 an inch or so, but the amount of lemony-scented goodness packed into the overall floral show is amazing.
The leaves are nearly evergreen in the South, but deciduous in cooler climes. They are borne in opposing pairs along the slender, arching stems. Flowering begins in late winter and lasts for several weeks, filling the air with fragrance when nothing else is blooming. The flowers are extremely abundant, creamy white, about a half inch long and arranged in pairs in the leaf axils.
Seeds require cold stratification before sowing.
USDA Zones 5-9. Winter honeysuckle is hardy to at least -13°F.
 100mg pack ( about 30-40 seeds ) $2.95
E3150 Japanese Snowball ( Viburnum macrophyllum )
Beginning in late spring and continuing into summer, lime-green bloom clusters fully 5 to 8 inches wide open up all over this shrub. They're as big as Hydrangea blooms, and every bit as beautiful, made up of dozens of 1½ inch florets. The flowers keep their lime tones only a few weeks, turning cream and then white and some instances, depending on soil acidity, may only show white, with no green coloring.
Expect this shrub to reach 6 to 10 feet high and wide in most climates. In the southern and western edges on its hardiness range it may get even taller and wider, but wherever you live, you can keep it trimmed to just the size you want. Cut it back after flowering; it blooms on both old and new wood, so you'll want to prune it promptly to give new growth a time to bud before winter.
Chinese Snowball Shrub is deciduous in northern and temperate climates, semi-evergreen in the deep south and far west. It is very densely branched, with excellent resistance to bacterial leaf spot and powdery mildew, which can bother other Viburnums. It is also superbly tolerant of adversity, from heat and humidity to drought and poor soil. So easy, so carefree, so long-lived! Make this colorful shrub part of your permanent landscape this season.
Seeds require cold stratification before sowing. Zones 6-9.
  700mg pack ( about 15-20 seeds ) $2.75
RLP175 Jerusalem Thorn ( Parkinsonia aculeata )
Also known as Mexican Palo Verde and Jelly Bean Tree.
Small picturesque round-headed tree of 15-20 feet tall with open lacy foliage that yields a pleasant dappled shade. It has a trunk and branches with yellow-green bark and within the fine textured foliage small thorns are nestled.
Showy, fragrant yellow flowers with throats having orange-reddish color spots have a peak bloom period in summer with scattered bloom year-round. After flowering a tan fruit pod forms with a papery sheath. Good for filtering sun to create light shade and very drought tolerant once established. Hardy to at least 20-25°F.
It is well suited to informal landscapes. Use it in a cactus and succulent garden and let its lacy foliage and slender twigs contrast with the solid blocky shapes of the succulents. Unaffected by heat, it makes a fine street or patio tree and provides a delicate, filtered shade.
Highly adapted to life in the desert. It has largely done away with leaves that lose water through evaporation and transpiration, producing its food instead within the photosynthetic tissue of the bark.
Native Americans harvested the seeds which they sun dried for storage and parched over dry heat before eating.
Zones 8-11.
  10 seeds $2.95
PR12 Chickasaw Plum ( Prunus angustifolia )
In early spring, before most shrubs and trees have even started to leaf out, the Chickasaw plums are in full bloom, billowing white clouds along southern highways. This is a handsome little shrub, perfect for the semi shaded woodland area in the back of the yard.
They grow naturally in dry, sandy soils and, once established, need no supplemental watering. Chickasaw plum grows 12 to 20 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet wide in an irregular shape. It is "twiggy" in nature, and has a scaly, almost black bark. Its branches are reddish with a thorn-like, small side branches. In February, March, April and May, small white flowers blossom, followed with yellow to red plums, up to 1" long. The flowers have five white petals with reddish or orange anthers.
Ripe fruits are slightly tart, but can be eaten fresh and can be made into jellies, desserts and preserves. They ripen in late summer. It requires low to medium amounts of water to grow, and dry, sandy or loose soil. It grows best in areas with regular sunlight or areas of partial shade.
Zones 5-9.
Fresh seeds should be kept warm for a couple months, then chilled for 2-4 months before planting. They may take two years to germinate.
$2.50 Per Pack of 5 seeds.
IP169 Cucamelon ( Melothria scabra )
Tiny 1½" light green, dark striped, crispy white flesh has cucumber-like flavor with lemony tartness and a touch of lime, this is a fascinating little novelty plant for any gardener.
Cucamelons can be grown the same way as regular cucumbers, only they are far easier. They only need some type of support to climb on and suffer from very few pests. Sow the seed from April to May indoors and plant out when all risk of frost is over. Give them a support the scramble over, keep well watered and that is pretty much all you will need to do to enjoy a large harvest.
This plant is native to Mexico and Central America, where it is called sandiita (little watermelon). It is believed to have been a domesticated crop before western contact began.
  10 seeds $2.25
TRM807 Summer Hyacinth ( Ornithogalum candicans )
Looking for something really nice and a little bit different for your flower garden? Then you should try this wonderful perennial from South Africa.
Summer Hyacinth, is native to South Africa and Madagascar. It is a bulbous perennial that can be started from seeds, and will form bulbs underground that can be divided to make more plants.
It forms a clump of strap-shaped leaves about 2-3 feet long. The fragrant, creamy white, funnel-shaped flowers somewhat reminiscent of gladiolus appear in spikes atop erect flowering stems growing 2-4 feet tall, and they make wonderful cutflowers.
Flowers are often tinged with green. Blooms late summer.
For zones 7-10 outside, after 2 years, bulbs can be dug up and moved inside in colder zones.
Sow seed in a cool greenhouse or coldframe in spring. Grow on in any good garden soil with good drainage. Bulbs will attain flowering size in 2-3 years.
  275mg Package ( about 35-40 seeds ) $3.95
RLP169 Parrot Gladiolus ( Gladiolus Dalenii )
By October, most gardens are well past the fullness of summer bloom and beginning to anticipate the oncoming cool weather. A good way to brighten the garden is to plant Gladiolus dalenii, commonly called parrot gladiolus.
Its colorful red and yellow hooded flowers make a showy display on 3-feet-tall flower stalks.
Easy to grow and care for, this South African native grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 8a through 11.

They grow through the summer, forming a loose fan of 3/4-inch-wide gray-green leaves that reach 2 to 3 feet wide and 2 feet tall. The flower stalks emerge in fall, carrying the brilliant flowers well above the foliage for a dramatic display. Each mature plant can produce several flower stalks. As cold weather approaches, the plant begins to die back for the winter, and you can remove the spent foliage once it is dry.
The large and interestingly shaped flowers help make parrot gladiolus an outstanding garden plant. Each flower stalk bears up to seven large, bell-shaped flowers held horizontally along one side of the stem. The three upper petals are larger than the three lower ones, and usually bright red or orange. The central upper petal is cupped downward to form a hood over the flower's reproductive structures. The three smaller lower petals arch outward and down, and are usually red-orange with yellow markings. The flowers have a large nectar supply and attract hummingbirds.

Sow the seeds in early spring, in a well-drained flat 8 to 10 inches deep, that is filled with two thirds loam and one third leaf mold or peat moss, with a good amount of sand added.
Plant the seeds an inch apart and cover with about 1/4-inch of soil. If the soil is kept fairly moist, the seeds should sprout in a few weeks. Set the container of seedlings outside in a fairly sunny location during the summer months and don't disturb until the leaves have died down in fall.
At this time, take out the small corms, store for the winter, and plant in a border about 3 inches apart in March.
  2mg Package ( about 10 or more seeds ) $2.95
SF186 Cranberry ( Vaccinium macrocarpon )
Cranberries can be grown in-doors, in a garden, in planter boxes, raised beds, etc. Cranberries have huge health benefits and can be dry stored for extended periods of time.
Cranberries are native to North America do not need to be grown in a bog. Cranberries do require some soil preparation that is well worth the effort.
Cranberry plants can also be grown in large pots as ornamentals. These attractive, spreading plants are a unique addition to any garden.
With proper care, you can harvest berries the first year from the cranberry plants.
Zones 2-8 if grown outside.
Germination instructions: Sow at 64-71F for 2-4 weeks, move to 24-39F for 4-6 weeks, move to 41-53F for germination. Cover seeds 1/4 inch. Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant. Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination.
  12mg Package ( about 20 seeds ) $3.95
TRM686 Kankakee Mallow ( Iliamna remota )
Looking for something unique for your flower garden? This could be it.
Kankakee Mallow is a native rarity, with historic wild populations originating only to the Kankakee River, in Kankakee County, Illinois making it one of the historically rarest North American plants.
Typical of a river bank, Kankakee Mallow needs medium to medium wet soils with a preference for sandy or loamy soil and full or part sun.
The blooming period is quite sustained (about 2 months) and the individual pale pink flowers are slightly aromatic. They will eventually become pod-like fruits.
Growing in excess of 5' this Mallow's stems and leaves have a light gray-appearance due to a covering of dense hairs. The attractive maple-looking leaves can reach 6" in diameter. The root consists of a tap root with rhizomes and dense patches of Kankaee Mallow can develop from these rhizomes over time.
Classified in the same family as Hollyhocks, Malvaceae, Kankaee Mallow does have the overall appearance of a Hollyhock.
Grows best in zones 4-6.

To help speed germination, pour 180F water over the seed and let it soak overnight. The next day, mix the seed with moist sand and store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 60 days before planting. Sow the seed in individual peat pots, lightly covering it with a thin layer of soil; keep the soil consistently moist and at a temperature of 70-75 degrees F until germination, which should occur within 14-20 days. Thin the seedlings to the strongest two per pot, and transplant them outdoors when the weather has warmed and there is no chance of frost.
 75mg pack ( about 30 seeds ) $2.25
SF082 Japanese Mock Orange ( Pittosporum tobira )
A beautiful broadleafed evergreen shrub or small tree can reaching up to 15 feet in height and about the same in width if allowed to, but often grown as a hedge or patio plant and pruned to a much shorter height.
Does well in the shade or full sun, making it a useful lawn shrub.
The leathery leaves are glossy on the top with undersides that are lighter and have a dull surface. These very ornamental leaves reach a length of from 1 to 5 inches and up to 1 inch wide.
However, our favorite feature is the waxy white flowers that add a delightful fragrance to the spring garden. Japanese mockorange is named so because the scent put forth by its blossoms is similar to that of the sweet orange (Citrus sinensis). The small flowers are about a half inch in diameter and are held in clusters at the branch tips. They are pure white when they emerge from the bud and slowly age to a mellow creamy yellow. They appear in late spring and last for several weeks.
Native to China and Japan, it is used as an ornamental in milder climates throughout the world. In the USA, it is a popular landscape item in Florida, along the Gulf Coast and throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as a patio plant in cooler climates.
Hardy for Zones 8-10. A good choice for screens and informal hedges. It can also be closely sheared to create formal hedges and will also grow well in containers. The beautiful evergreen foliage and ability to produce its fragrant flowers indoors make this a desirable greenhouse plant.
  700mg package ( about 20-25 seeds ) $2.95
D1751 Pyrethrum Plant ( Chrysanthemum )
Also known as Tanacetum cinerariifolium. An amazing and beautiful plant grown throughout the world, it is hardy to zone 4 in the USA, makes a wonderful flower bed plant or container plant.
A beautiful daisy that is hardy and blooms throughout the spring and summer. The dried flowers are used to make probably the best natural pesticide available. Simply drying the flowers and making a dust or spray is a great way to control insect pests.
The plant is economically important as a natural source of insecticide. The flowers are pulverized and the active components, called pyrethrins, contained in the seed cases, are extracted and sold in the form of an oleoresin. This is applied as a suspension in water or oil, or as a powder.
Pyrethrum insecticide is one of the most widely used natural insecticides in existence. Pyrethrins work as a contact insecticide, the insect only has to be touched by the substance for it to take effect. When not present in amounts fatal to insects, they still appear to have an insect repellent effect. It will inhibit the biting reflex in female mosquitoes. Crucially, although pyrethrum acts quickly on insect pests, it is relatively non-toxic to humans and warm-blooded animals.
Pyrethrins are not persistent, being biodegradable and also decompose easily on exposure to light. They are considered to be amongst the safest insecticides for use around food.
An on-line resource for making your own pyrethrum at home. It is so easy to do!
Sowing: Sow late winter to late Spring (Feb to May) or Late Summer to Autumn ( August to October) Sow pyrethrum seeds in pots indoors or sow directly where they are to flower in a prepared bed in late spring once all danger of frost has passed. For the best results, choose a planting location that receives full sun and has very well-drained soil of average fertility.

For sowing indoors, sow in pots or trays containing good seed compost. Barely cover the seeds with a fine sprinkling of compost and make sure the compost is kept moist but not wet. Germination usually takes 30 to 60 days at 55°F.
Transplant the indoor seedlings when large enough to handle into pots and grow on. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Space 12 inches apart. Water regularly for the first two weeks of growth for container-grown plants to allow them time to become established. Increase watering during times of drought or extreme heat.

  50mg package ( about 35-40 seeds ) $2.25
3482 Heliotrope Extra Dwarf Marine ( Heliotropium Arborescens )
Heliotrope is a cottage garden favorite, and through the years has been called Turnsole Plant, Cherry Pie Plant, Common Heliotrope, and Fragrant Heliotrope. Whatever name you call it, it is a delight to grow!
It is a richly colored plant with both foliage and blooms that nicely contrast each other. The blooms are not only lovely, but they also have a spectacular vanilla scent! Has a compact form with broadly oval to lance-shaped, textured leaves tinged with purple. In summer, it bears a profusion of fragrant deep violet-blue flower heads up to 6 inches across. Plants are dwarf, growing only 8 to 16 inches tall on average.
Heliotrope plants are a perennial in warmer climates but grown as an annual where it is not hardy. Its rich foliage and profuse blooms make it a great choice for summer bedding, containers or window boxes. A strong scent of vanilla floats through the garden, especially on summer evenings, making this tender perennial an excellent choice for containers or edgings in sunny borders. Bees and butterflies like the scent as well and visit Heliotrope flowers often.
A perennial for zones 9-10, but most often grown as an annual.
Sow Heliotrope seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost. Use rich potting mix and keep the flower seeds moist until germination. When transplanting to the garden or larger containers, pinch back tops of young plants to encourage branching. Deadhead spent blooms throughout season to encourage flowering. Remove plants after frost.
 23mg pack ( about 30-35 seeds ) $2.75
3490 Ox-Eye Daisy ( Telekia speciosa )
A unique perennial plant for zones 3-8. Attracts birds, bees and butterflies and leaves are fragrant. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates full sun as long as soils are kept consistently moist.
A sunflower-like perennial that is native primarily to mountainous areas in southern Europe, the Ukraine, the Balkans, the Caucusus and Turkey. Features sprays of single, daisy-like flower heads (to 3.5" across) with yellow rays and large, flattened, orange-yellow center disks. Blooms appear in late summer to early fall on branching-at-the-top stems rising to 4-6' tall. Coarse, aromatic, triangular leaves, are up to 12" long.
 14mg pack ( about 20 seeds ) $2.95
3488 Chocolate Scented Daisy ( Berlandiera Lyrata )
A wonderful perennial plant with a sweet chocolate fragrance. Also known as Chocolate flower, this is a night bloomer, the flowers offer up their rich cocoa scent in the morning. As the temperature rises the petals close or drop and the fragrance recedes.
The Chocolate Flower plant starts out small, but each spring the crown grows larger and the plant can eventually spread to about 24 inches across. Chocolate Daisies have a rather airy growth, and they make a nice informal edging plant. Berlandiera is most impressive and most fragrant when planted in groups. Chocolate Flowers are night time bloomers, and their cocoa scent is strongest in the morning hours.
For zones 4-10, grows about 12-18" tall.
Start seeds directly outdoors once frost danger has passed. Prepare a seedbed by loosening the soil to a depth of about 8 inches and removing all weeds. Lightly cover the seeds with soil and keep the flower seeds moist until germination occurs. Thin the seedlings to about 18 inches apart when they are several inches in height. Care of the plant includes removing spent flowers to encourage continued blooming, and cutting the entire plant back in the fall after blooming is finished.
 12mg pack ( about 10 seeds ) $2.95
3491 Giant Poha Berry ( Physalis peruviana )
This is a popular berry in Hawaii, the fuzzy-leaved bush (aka Poha Berry) produces about 1" berries with smooth, waxy orange skin. This tangy sweet fruit tastes like a mixture of pineapple and strawberry and is covered with a lantern-shaped husk. It grows well in containers. 75 days.
 5mg Package ( about 10 seeds ) $2.95
3478 Hyper Belle Hibiscus Mix
Wow! Smashing 9" wide disc-shaped hibiscus flowers in red, white and pink colors, stout specimen plants only grow about 24" tall and bloom often. Hardy to zone 4
For more Hibiscus varieties, visit our Hibiscus Seed Page
  10 seeds $3.95
TRN151 SimplySalad Storm Mix ( Multi Pelleted Seeds )
Mix of purple, green, and blue kales for a wonderful salad blend in one multiseed pellet, ornamental edible.
These unique multi-seeded pellets contain 5-7 seeds each of different greens for easy production or baby leaf greens in a small container. A special benefit is that the various seeds in each pellet germinate right around the same time, ensuring that maturity is even at harvest time. Sow approximately 5-6 pellets/12" diameter container.
  10 pellets $2.95
TRM545 Venus Flytrap ( Dionaea Muscipula )
This truly unique plant grown from flower seeds is a carnivorous plant. Yes, that is right, a carivorous plant! It catches its prey, mainly insects and arachnids, with a trapping structure formed by the terminal portion of each of the plant's leaves and is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces. When an insect or spider crawling along the leaves contacts a hair, the trap closes if a different hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first strike.
Speed of the venus flytrap closing can vary depending on the amount of humidity, light, size of prey, and general growing conditions. The speed with which traps close can be used as an indicator of the venus flytrap's general health.
Venus flytraps do best in bright light but can live in partial shade. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight in summer, especially if they live under glass, as plants hit with direct sunlight may get too hot and burn up. When grown inside under artificial lights, keep flytraps 4 to 7 inches away from fluorescent lights.
If your Venus flytraps don't show a pink interior or if the plants have long, spindly leaves, they are not getting enough sunlight. Keep the environment humid and the soil moist but don't let the plants stand constantly in water. Grow them in a pot with drainage holes. If you have a Venus flytrap terrarium, place gravel below the soil for extra drainage. Good air circulation is also important.
Germination notes:
Temperature: 70F
Average Germ Time: Scarify the seeds. Follow scarification by one month cold stratification before sowing.
Germination 28 - 35 days.
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover seeds
Sowing Rate: 1 - 2 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination, bottom water tray
  10 seeds $5.95
SF063 Rainbow Eucalyptus ( Eucalyptus deglupta )
Eucalyptus Deglupta is a tall tree, commonly known as the "rainbow eucalyptus", Mindanao Gum, or Rainbow Gum. The unique multi-hued bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree, it is considered to have the most colorful bark of any tree in the world. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones.
Grown mostly in tropical settings. Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11 where this tree will grow well in rich, medium to wet soils in full sun. Intolerant of frost.
  6mg package ( usually about 50 tiny seeds ) $2.95
TPF226 Simply Rosemary ( Multi-seed pellets )
New! The easiest way to grow rosemary from seed, each pellet contains several rosemary seeds in one pellet, perfect in 5" pot. Makes starting rosemary seedlings ( which can be difficult for some ) super easy.
Each multi-seed herb pellet produces healthy rosemary plants for the windowsill or garden. Just one pellet fills a 5" inch pot fast, with no seed broadcasting or scoops across the soil.
  10 multi-seed pellets $2.95
TRM502 Red Delicious F1 ( Personal Sized Melon )
Very prolific and vigorous personal size "hand" melon that is just right for 1 or 2 people. Rind is veined and thin, but tough. Red flesh is tender, juicy, and very sweet ( up to Briz 11 ), with brown seeds. Plants are widely adaptable to various soil types and seasons. Tolerant PM. 85 days.
  10 seed pack $3.95
IP126 Deep Purple Mustard
( Brassica juncea ). One of the darkest purple edible mustards available for baby leaf production. The leaves are milder tasting than Red Mustard and have a green underside.A delightful addition to salads, and a beautiful container plant too! Darkest of the purple mustards, with a milder flavor than red mustard. Baby leaves are ready after 25 days. Very good bolt tolerance. 45 days.
 3g Pack ( several hundred seeds ) $2.95
IP115 Baueri Palm Lily ( Cordyline baueri )
This is a great houseplant with outstanding color, that will limit it's size to the container it is grown in, and can be planted outside in warm climates.
Slender trunk is topped by a five foot wide crown holding clusters of rich burgundy red, sword-like leaves. Fragrant white flowers top the stems in early summer. Heat and drought tolerant when established. A superb specimen plant for landscape or patio container.
Plant in average, well-drained soil. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer (10-10-10). Cabbage Palms are hardy to Zone 8 (10 degrees ). In colder climates, they can be overwintered indoors. Before the first frost in fall, bring their container indoors or lift the clump of rhizomes with a spade or fork and pot up. Keep them in a cool location (35-50 degrees) for the winter.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
BM74 Strawberry Spinach ( Chenopodium foliosum )
Highly novel, easy to grow plant, ideal for the border or patio containers or in the garden. Base branching with spiky foliage and stems which bear many edible, bright-red strawberry-like fruits through to early autumn.
A green that is grown and eaten like spinach before the small strawberry like fruits appear on the stems of the plant. This plant has been around for over 400 years and was a favorite of English Monks long ago. Smaller,thinner leaves than ordinary spinach, with abundance of thumbnail size fruits which are tasty.
Useful cut material, grows 15" tall, ready in 12 weeks from seed. Annual.
 28mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
PINE28 Pinyon Nut Pine ( Pinus edulis )
The perfect xeriscape plant that will in time produce the famous pinyon nuts for eating.
The pinyon (or pinon) pine group grows in the southwestern United States and in Mexico. The trees yield edible pinyon nuts, which were a staple of the Native Americans, and are still widely eaten. The wood, especially when burned, has a distinctive fragrance,making it a common wood to burn in chimineas
The pinyon (Pinus edulis) is the state tree of New Mexico (pinon in Spanish means nut pine), the trees are relatively small and rarely harvested for timber. However, pinyon nuts and firewood are in demand.
Pinyon is well adapted to the 9 to 15 inches of precipitation it normally receives in its native habitat and is one of the best native plants to use in a low-water use landscapes.
Pinyons grow best when planted in full sun and well-drained soil, at altitudes of 7,500 feet or less.
Just as severe drought stresses pinyons, so does excessive moisture after establishment. Avoid planting them in lawns, except buffalo grass or blue grama. Too much water makes them prone to other insects; established pinyons that receive precipitation only generally have few pest insect problems.
Pinyon needles are 1-2 inches long, medium to dark green, and borne in bundles of two or three. Pinyon cones open up to look like a brown rose. The nuts in the cones are widely sought after by both people and animals.
However, one pinyon in a landscape is unlikely to bear nuts, the shells will be light tan and empty due to lack of sufficient pollen ( a pack of ten seeds should produce several plants ). Where there are more pinyon trees in an area (more pollen), cones may develop chocolate brown shells with nuts. It takes several years for pinyons to reach the size and age necessary to develop cones. Additionally, cones and nuts are not borne every year, but only in years following conducive weather and precipitation.
Pinyon trees can be planted in groups to form a screen or windbreak, or singly as a focal point in the Xeriscape garden along with yarrow, Russian sage, purple coneflower, desert four o'clock and winecups.
USDA zones 5-8.
 10 seeds $2.95
W247 Sancho Panza Spanish Lavender ( Lavandula Stoechas Sancho Panza )
Sancho Panza is a Spanish Lavender that can be grown as an annual or a perennial. It is winter hardy in USDA Zone 8 for wintering the plant outdoors. But, grow it in a container, and bring it into an enclosed porch or patio for zones that are colder.
Spanish Lavender herb plants have a dense, rounded, compact habit, and will be covered with blooms all summer long. It is cultivated for container use, and it is just the perfect size for a nice ornamental pot. Prefers full sun and moderately fertile soil that drains well. It is deer resistant, but the bees cannot leave it alone! The foliage is grayish green in color, and bloom spikes that are 4 - 5 inches have pine-cone-shaped blooms of dark purple. The blooms are highly scented.
For more Lavender varieties, visit our Lavender Seed Page
 7mg ( about 15 seeds ) $2.95
SF111 Burning Bush ( Kochia Trichophylla )
An excellent way to add dramatic color to your flower beds and backgrounds, this feathery bush is pale green in the summer, but then transforms to an intense red in the fall. It is symmetrical and oval in form and makes an outstanding foliage plant. Truly one of a kind and brings a great addition to the flower garden.
It reaches 28 inches in height and looks great when grown as a hedge along the border or in groups of 3 for focal interest. For areas with a long growing season, Kochia Burning Bush seeds can be started directly outdoors in a prepared seed bed. For earlier Kochia plants, start the seeds indoors. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Plant in full sun. Annual.
 150mg ( about 125 seeds ) $2.95
TRM299 Habanera Mix Pelleted Seeds ( Bellis perennis )
Compact, very large flowers, mix of pink/white/red shades, excellent pot and basket plant. Pellets for easy sowing. Perennial, hardy to zone 4, grows 6 inches tall.
  25 Pelleted Seeds shipped in protective vial: $2.75
IP072 Blackberry Lily ( Belamcanda chinensis )
A wonderful perennial plant for zones 4-10 for cutting gardens, flower beds and mass plantings. Grows 24-36 inches tall and blooms all summer through fall.
Native to China and Japan. Also called Leopard Lily the plant has iris-like medium-green foliage with tall upright lives. This lily is long blooming and blooms with very showy deep-orange flowers 2 inches in diameter. The 6 petal flowers are spotted profoundly with red dots. Blackberry Lily features distinctive seed pods that look like blackberry seed clusters.
Normally planted in cutting gardens and shrub borders. When mass planted, Blackberry Lilies makes a remarkable display in any landscape. Leopard Lily is drought tolerant and likes to grow in full sun or light shade. The well-drained soil is preferable for the best performance. This variety of Blackberry Lily calls Freckle Face, and it is pest and disease resistant. The plant is an exceptional cut flower and can be dried too.
 10 seeds $2.95
TRM298 Coffin Tree ( Taiwania cryptomerioides )
Also known as Taiwan Cedar. This is a must have ornamental tree for anyone living in zones 8-10, as it is a unique tree that is rarely found outside it's native range. Taiwania is an evergreen conifer in the cypress family and is related to the California redwoods. Features a conical to columnar crown, dark gray-brown bark that exfoliates in strips and dimorphic (having two forms) leaves.
Its light but durable wood is much in demand for making furniture, coffins ( hence common name ), construction and other items. It also makes an attractive ornamental for the larger temperate garden.
In the wild, this huge tree will grow over time to 180' tall or more and spread to 30-50 feet. In cultivation, it will grow much shorter, in fact, it actually makes a nice container plant when young. In 1904, it was discovered growing on the western slopes of Mt. Morrison, Taiwan by N. Konishi. It is native to Taiwan, hence the genus name.
Prickly, blue-green, leaves are sharp-pointed when they first appear, but become scale-like in appearance as the tree matures. Half inch cones do not appear until branches with flattened, scale-like leaves are produced. This tree resembles Cryptomeria japonica (Japanese red cedar), hence the specific epithet.
Best grown in moist, rich, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Soils should not be allowed to dry out. Site in a location protected from winter winds.
 2mg pack ( about 20 seeds ) $2.95
1A442 Lakota ( Heirloom Winter Squash )
Sioux Indian heirloom, pear shape, flame orange with green streaks, 8 x 9", fine grain flesh, nutty taste, beautiful fall decoration, 95 days.
Lakota is as colorful as an Indian blanket with the fine baking quality of Hubbard.
You can store Lakota squash in a cool, dry place for three months or more after picking them. Leave about two inches of stem attached to the vegetables when you harvest them to prevent bacteria and mold spores from entering the stem end. Wash and dry the squash to remove excess soil and to prevent bringing pathogens into the storage area. The cut stem end will dry and form a "handle". Watch for scuffed places on the skin of the squash.
Scuffs and small scrapes will usually heal over by forming a pithy scab, which will keep bacteria out. If scrapes do not heal over, use those squash first so they don't spoil.
  10 seeds per pack $2.95
JF430 Lotti Deep Rose ( Arabis caucasica Lotti )
Uniform, tight, droopless mounding habit, early, strong non fading deep rose, filmcoated, grows about 6" tall. Perennial plant hardy to zone 7.
  1mg package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.75
3451 African Wisteria Tree ( Bolusanthus speciousus )
In full bloom, Bolusanthus speciosus creates a display of unequalled splendor. This spectacular small to medium sized tree with graceful drooping branches, covers itself with trusses of fragrant, violet-blue flowers throughout spring and early summer.
Although it is deciduous, the Tree wisteria is only without leaves for a short time in early spring. The conspicuous dark, brownish black trunk, offsets the light green leaves and the magnificent flowers to perfection.
It is a protected species in South Africa which means that no wild specimens may be damaged, cut down or removed.

The unsurpassed beauty of the Tree wisteria as well as the non invasive root system makes this one of the most successful garden trees. Bolusanthus speciosus is perfect for enhancing any area where space is at a premium and is the perfect choice for townhouse gardens. This magnificent tree looks stunning in a mixed border to add colour and height or as a single specimen on a lawn or alongside a patio.
When planted in a group of 3 or 5 the effect is superb while an avenue of these lovely trees along a driveway or street is always a showstopper. When planted in large pots the Tree wisteria creates a stunning focal point for patios and paved areas. This tree is very popular with Bonsai enthusiasts.
The beautiful, hard wood of Bolusanthus speciosus is used to make excellent quality furniture and household articles. Being termite resistant, the straight stems are used for fence posts. Both the roots and parts of the bark are used medicinally to treat ailments such as various stomach problems and abdominal cramps.
Winter Hardiness: 25-30°F

  Package of 5 seeds $3.95
IP053 Seed-A-Plenty Dill ( Anethum graveolens )
Wow! This dill plant is the best we have ever tried for harvesting lots of seeds for flavoring foods and pickling, early, high seed yield, nice aniseed flavor. Grows about 24" tall, can be started inside, or directly in the garden after frost.
  150mg package ( usually a little over 100 seeds ) $1.95
IP048 Apricot Beauty Foxglove ( Digitalis purpurea )
Unusual apricot orange color distinguishes this specimen plant. Apricot Beauty with its pastel shades of apricot to orange is lightly spotted and the best choice for a Digitalis for the south. The blooms on tall stalks make a majestic appearance in the perennial garden.
This is a wonderful perennial plant for several reasons: It does good in containers, it is deer resistant, it attracts hummingbirds and bees, it is good for cut flowers, does well in both sun and partial shade.
Grows about 50" tall, good for zones 5-9.
  20mg package ( about 200 seeds ) $2.95
IP049 Dwarf Vanilla Foxglove ( Digitalis purpurea )
Dense spikes of cream-colored gloves bloom May-July. As with most foxgloves, it does good in containers, it is deer resistant, it attracts hummingbirds and bees, it is good for cut flowers, does well in both sun and partial shade.
Grows about 30" tall, good for zones 5-9.
  20mg package ( about 200 seeds ) $2.95
TRM280 Alpine Carline Thistle ( Carlina acaulis simplex Bronze )
Also known as Weather Thistle. A tough but beautiful perennial for zones 3-9. An ornamental foliage plant suitable for the rock garden, as a background plant or for cutting flowers.
Stemless, or short-stemmed, pure white blossoms with silver bracts when mature. Open on dry days, closed in the evenings and rainy days, hence the common name, Weather Thistle. Long-lasting dried flowers.
Plants grow 4 to 8 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Grow in well drained- dry soils in full sun.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
FDR105 Ohio Buckeye ( Aesculus pavia )
The state tree of Ohio. A nice specimen tree growing 20-40 feet tall and wide when mature. Dark green leaves colors and defoliates early in fall with color ranges from yellow to red-brown; usually pumpkin orange. Fragrant flowers in spring. Native Americans reportedly called the fruit of this tree "hetuck" meaning eye-of-the-buck in reference to the supposed resemblance of the shiny dark mahogany brown fruit to the eye of a buck deer. The common name of buckeye evolved therefrom. Ohio buckeye is native from western Pennsylvania to Iowa south to Alabama and Arkansas.

The fruits are rich in saponins, which are poisonous to humans, though not particularly dangerous because they are not easily ingested. Squirrels love them and will quickly gather the nuts as soon as they fall.
USDA zones 3-7.
 5 very large seeds $4.95
TRM269 Puzzle Bush ( Ehretia rigida )
A deciduous small tree or shrub, usually multistemmed, with an untidy rounded crown. It has tangled branches which arch downwards or droop giving it a unique look and it's name.
Outside it can grow up to 25 feet in height. The bark is very smooth and grey on new branches and rough on older branches and stems. The plant has an alternate leaf arrangement but the leaves seem to grow together in clusters at the tips of its short branches. The leaves can be smooth or covered with stiff hairs that are rough to the touch.
The flowers grow in dense clusters on the branches. These pale mauve, blue or white flowers can only be seen in spring with male and female flowers on different plants. They are sweetly scented. The fruits are round, orange to red, turning black when ripe and are eaten by wild animals. Parasitic plants, such as the mistletoe, Viscum rotundifolium, are often found on the puzzle bush.
The plant is very attractive to birds and insects and is therefore a wonderful addition to the wildlife garden. It can be pruned to make a shape and can also be used as a hedge in a garden. Ripe fruits of this plant are edible.
For traditional, medicinal purposes, the roots are powdered and used to treat small cuts in the skin. It is used over the abdomen and chest to relieve pains and is also used to treat gall sickness in cattle. The plant is believed to bring luck to hunters and is also used to protect huts and crops from hail. Hunters use branches of this plant to make hunting bows and fishing baskets because they are strong and flexible.
The puzzle bush is becoming very popular as a garden plant because it is hardy and drought resistant. . Use river sand or a mixture of river sand and compost to sow the seedlings. Zone 9 or grow inside in warm greenhouses in tubs and place outside on patio or deck during warm months.
  5 seeds $3.95