New Seed Varieties Just Added!


TRM547 Simply Oregano ( Multi-seed pellets )
New! The easiest way to grow oregano from seed, each pellet contains several oregano seeds in one pellet, perfect in 5" pot. Makes starting oregano seedlings ( which can be difficult for some ) super easy.
Each multi-seed herb pellet produces healthy oregano 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
TRM545 Venus Flytrap (Dionaea Muscipula Venus Flytrap)
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.
  50mg package ( usually about 25 seeds ) $2.95
TRM506 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
TRM536 Light Yellow Pocketbook ( Calceolaria nudicaulis )
This delightful curiosity comes from Chile. To have something different grow it as an annual in a pot, and when it's in flower, you'll have a nice conversation piece. The dainty yellow flowers form a "purse" shape and hold for several days.
  50+ seeds $2.95
TRM542 Purple Broom ( Polygala virgata )
A great perennial for color, bees and butterflies and cut flowers. When seen from a distance, the plant appears as a solid purple cloud of color. Very striking from afar but also charming up close, as the individual 1" flowers dangle delicately from the thin branches. Growing 4-6 feet tall and wide, this airy slender blue-green branched shrub has small lanced shaped leaves that often drop before the bloom.
Branches remain bare for the bottom 2' or so, giving it an almost tree-like look. Blooms Spring through Fall, makes a great cut flower & provides nectar for bees. Fast growing, it seems to enjoy rubbing shoulders with other plants and may resent being planted in the open. Reseeds but not enough to be a nuisance. Drought tolerant once established but looks better with some water. Native to South Africa.
Best suited for zones 8-10.
  5 seeds $2.95
TRM505 Simply Try Basil( Multi-seed pellets )
New! The easiest way to grow basil, each pellet contains a mix of Genovese, Serrated Leaf, and Red Basil strains in one pellet, semi-dwarf, perfect in 5-6" pot.
Provides just the right amount of seed for plugs or pots, an easy and economical way to grow this popular herb! Each multi-seed herb pellet produces three varieties of basil, Genovese, serrated and dark red. Just one pellet fills a 5-6 inch pot fast, with no seed broadcasting or scoops across the soil.
  10 multi-seed pellets $2.95
SF062 Deco Cucumis Mix ( Decorative Cucumber Mix }
This wonderful mix of exotic shapes and colors make the perfect compliment fall decorations. Native to Africa with intriguing common names such as 'Hedgehog' or 'Gooseberry Gourd', 'Burr Gherkin' and 'Paddy Melon' although they are neither gourds, gherkins or melons, nor are they edible!
Eye-catching, highly productive ornamentals.Spiky, shiny shapes make them perfect for decoration. Grow them like a cucumber over arches, teepees or garden frames, most exotic and unusual. And, they're very productive too, you can harvest all summer long and use as center pieces for up to 3 months. 60-90 Days.
 1.15g Package ( about 25 seeds ) $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
IP125 Unique F1 Personal Sized Spaghetti Squash
(1.3 lb.) This personal size squash is sweet and nutty. It turns yellow-orange when ripe and has deep orange flesh. The vines are semi-bush and very prolific. This squash is for farmers and home gardens. Tolerant to PM Race 2. 85 days.
  10 seeds per package $2.95
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
TRM501 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 phospherous 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 amongst 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
IP124 Chilipin Crotalaraia longirostrata
Common name: Chipilin, Chepil, Chepilin and Longbeak Rattlebox. This is a perennial legume native to Mexico and Central America that is grown in some tropical regions as a leafy vegetable. The leaves were used as a food source by the Aztecs of Mexico and Mayas in Central America. Leaves and tender stems are boiled in water and prepared much like spinach. It can also combined with beans, chopped meat or scrambled eggs.
Chipilin is a wild plant that has become the source of a much-appreciated green leafy vegetable in Central America. It ranges from being a wild plant to a domesticated one. It may be planted near the house, protected if it appears in a field or simply harvested when it is found in wild stands farther away.
Chipilin is an erect perennial legume growing about 5 feet (1.5 meters) high. It is a very attractive plant whose deep green foliage and beautiful yellow flowers grace many homes in Central America. It grows very quickly during the rainy season from May to November and will produce edible leaves for up to six years before it needs replacing. Chipilin, like moringa, is a plant that could become much better utilized over a much larger area in the future.
A rich source of calcium and beta-carotene, greens are tasty and mild flavored. Leaves are easy to harvest by stripping off between thumb and forefinger and small enough to not need chopping before drying. It is also a strong nitrogen fixer that improves the fertility of the soil.
Chemical analyses show that the foliage is rich in calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and ascorbic acid.
Here is an excellent article in the LA Times about Chipilin.

The seeds and roots of the plant are toxic however, and should not be consumed.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
TRZ021 Mayan Breadnut Tree Brosimum alicastrum ramon
The Mayan Breadnut tree grows to great size in the forest, growing to over 150 feet tall in some places. The seeds can be eaten as food, the leaves can be fed to livestock, the sap, or latex have medicinal properties (for asthma in Central America, for anemia in Mexico and for rheumatism in Peru), and the wood is used for construction or firewood. It grows in dense, sometimes almost monospecific (single-species) stands in tropical dry, seasonally dry, humid broadleaf and wet forests. It tolerates rocky, dry, alkaline, sandy or heavy soils. It is one of the most widely adaptable and drought-resistant species known. One adult Maya Nut tree can produce up to 800lb of food per year and will remain productive for more than 100 years.
The breadnut is high in fiber, calcium, potassium, folic acid, iron, zinc, protein and B vitamins. It has a low glycemic index (<50) and is very high in antioxidants. The fresh seeds can be cooked and eaten or can be set out to dry in the sun and eaten later. Stewed, the nut tastes like mashed potato; roasted, it tastes like chocolate or coffee. It can be prepared in numerous other dishes. In Peten, Guatemala, the breadnut is being cultivated for exportation and local consumption as powder, for hot beverages, and bread.
The breadnut fruit disperses on the ground at different times throughout its range. It has a large seed covered by a thin, citrus-flavored, orange-colored skin favored by a number of forest creatures. More importantly, the large seed which is enveloped by the tasty skin is an edible 'nut' that can be boiled or dried and ground into a meal for porridge or flatbread. Breadnut is nutritious and has value as a food source, and formed a part of the diet of the pre-Columbian Maya of the lowlands region in Mesoamerica, although to what extent has been a matter of some debate among historians and archaeologists. It was planted by the Maya civilization two thousand years ago.
Cold hardy to about 32 degrees.
 5 seeds $3.95
TRM444 Georgia Candy Roaster
Much like the Banana squash, but these get even bigger, up to 60 lbs! The long cylindrical fruit has thin pink skin and delicious orange flesh, is perfect for baking and pies. This heirloom is productive and it keeps well! These are very rare.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
IP118 Angel Hair Personal Sized Spaghetti Squash
(1.5-2 lbs.) This is a personal size Spaghetti Squash weighing only 1-1/2 to 2 pounds and making only 1-2 servings. It is sweet and flavorful. The fruit are egg shaped with a sunshine yellow color when ripe. Produces prolific yields of fruits, tolerates powdery mildew race 2, and has a long storage life. 88 days.
  10 seeds per package $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
IP122 Caigua ( Exploding Cucumber ) Cyclanthera pedata
This is one of the most interesting plants we have found. It is a climbing member of the cucumber family that can be used as a vegetable in salads, or steamed, it has a nice sweet flavor. It is also an herbal plant, the fruit has anti-inflammatory, weight reducing ( it is often sold in capsule form as a natural weight loss product ), lipid-absorbing, cholesterol and blood sugar regulating affects.
Can easily be grown in the garden, on a fence or trellis. It is an annual plant. One of the most interesting aspects of the plants is that when ripe, the fruits become spring-loaded missile devices, splittng and turning themselves inside-out to launch their seeds up to 5-6 feet away into the garden. This is quite the conversation plant.
  5 seeds $2.95
IP036 Cuban Cigar Plant Calathea lutea
A must have plant that is unique in so may ways. This Calathea is the largest of the Calthea family, growing 6 to 10 feet tall.
It is an extremely beautiful and unusual plant. The oval shaped leaves are broad and attractive, being gracefully held on long stems which gives this plant a very tropical looking appearance. The leaves are heavily pleated with a beautiful waxy backing, which makes the undersides of the leaves look silver. Leaves are around 3 feet long and about 15-20" wide.
The flowers are stunning, although not flowers in the traditional sense. They appear to be made of thick, reddish/brown coloured wax. The small round bracts nest in and overlap with each other, resulting in a long, cigar shaped arrangement, giving the plant it's name. The flowers grow to around 1 foot in length and are fantastic cut flowers, not to mention a conversation piece! This flower will add subtle beauty to any display.
Calatheas love heat and humidity. This particular species will grow in full sun to half shade. The large leaves are fairly tolerant of the wind and do no shred easily, although a slightly sheltered area is always best. They may be grown outdoors in the garden or as a large container specimen. Soil should contain a high level of organic matter, and be well drained. Keep them on the moist side (with perfect soil drainage) and fertilize regularly. An easily grown tropical!

Click here to visit a site that explains how the Calathea luthea leaves are used as a food wrapper in Panama.

 10 seeds $3.95
TRZ019 Black Sapote Diospyros dignya
This sub tropical tree produces a fruit often called the 'Chocolate Pudding Fruit'. The Black Sapote fruit resembles a large, round green tomato on the outside and varies in size from two to five inches in diameter. The Black Sapote's flesh is rich and custard-like, with a sweet, mild flavor and appearance, gives it a nickname, the chocolate pudding tree. Some people find the taste to be like chocolate, if you like Chocolate you'll love Black Sapote. A very close relative of the persimmon the Black Sapote is a Chocoholics dream come true!

This rather slow growing, medium size handsome tree has deciduous, shiny, dark green leaves. The flowers, borne in the leaf axils, are tubular, white, with persistent green calyx. Some have both male and female organs, and are faintly fragrant; others are solely male and have a pronounced gardenia-like scent. The fruit is nearly round, bright-green and shiny at first. On ripening, the smooth, thin skin becomes olive-green. The pulp is glossy, dark-brown, almost black, jelly-like, soft, and very sweet. Its texture and color closely match stewed prunes. In the center, there may be a few seeds, but the fruit is often seedless.

Black Sapote pulp can be served as dessert with a little milk, sour cream or orange juice poured over it. With the addition of lemon or lime juice it can be used as a filling for pies and other pastry. It is also made into ice cream. The pulp can be blended with orange juice or brandy, or with milk and ground nutmeg, or with wine, cinnamon and sugar, and served with or without whipped cream. A foamy, delicious beverage is made by blending the pulp with canned pineapple juice. In Central America, the fermented fruits are made into a liqueur somewhat like brandy. The plant is subtropical and can tolerate light frost, as well as short periods of flooding.
Cold hardy to about 28 degrees.

 5 seeds $3.95
TRZ018 Moreton Bay Pine ( Araucaria cunninghamii )
A close relative of the Norfolk Island Pine, but a bit more cold hardy, it will grow in zones 8-10. In it's native range outside, it grows into a huge tree living for up to 450 years, but it's slow growing nature also makes it a wonderful houseplant and patio plant just like the Norfolk Island Pine.
We like the fresh new look of the foliage, and the fact that it's very low maintenance, and that it can be grown for many years as a patio or houseplant in any zone, and can later be transplanted outside for a beautiful lawn plant in zones 8-10.
  5 fresh seeds $3.95
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
TCB004 Koshikikari Rice ( Oryza sativa japonica )
This is a premium Japanese short grain rice that is distinguished by its aroma, sweet flavor and texture. It is an early maturing semi-dwarf variety that has been grown successfully in the United States since 1991. Dried stalks are beautiful displayed in flower arrangements. Leaves and hulls are rough.
Maturity: Approx. 128 days.
Planting season: Late spring to early summer.
 18mg pack ( about 650 seeds ) $3.95
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
HT101 Indian Psyllium
Plantago ovata
Grow you own tummy relief!
A low growing annual with soft, grass like, hairy leaves. The famous Metamucil laxative is made from the seeds. Used in remedies for constipation and bowel problems.
Mucilaginous seed coats, lubricate and cleanse the intestines, also acting as a mild laxative.
Seed has property of mucilage formation on extraction of moisture.
Psyllium seeds are cooling, laxative, soothing, antiacidic, anti diuretic and demulcent.
Grows well in almost any garden soil.
Industrially used as basic stabilizer in ice-cream, sizing in chocolate, seed mucilage are also used in cosmetics.
  500mg package ( over 100 seeds ) $2.25
TRM404 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.
 8mg ( about 20 seeds ) $2.95
TRM403 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.
 50mg ( about 100 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
TRM407 Rominette Mix Pelleted Seeds ( Bellis perennis )
Highly double 1" pomponette blooms on strong stems, early, compact, carpet like plants, red, pink, rose, white. Pellets for easy sowing. Perennial, hardy to zone 4, grows 6 inches tall.
  25 Pelleted Seeds shipped in protective vial: $2.75
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
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
JF450 Bella Apricot Shades ( Abutilon )
Dwarf, showy 3" flower bells, apricot to orange shades, for color bowl or basket, sun or part shade grows 15" tall, blooms in 12 weeks.
  Package of 10 seeds $3.95
JF451 Bella Pink ( Abutilon )
Dwarf, showy 3" flower bells, delightful mid pink color, for color bowl or basket, sun or part shade grows 15" tall, blooms in 12 weeks.
  Package of 10 seeds $3.95
JF452 Bella Red ( Abutilon )
Dwarf, showy 3" flower bells, deep satiny red color, for color bowl or basket, sun or part shade grows 15" tall, blooms in 12 weeks.
  Package of 10 seeds $3.95
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
RTP452 Babycakes Hybrid Tomato
Need to cut back on your salt intake? Baby Cakes tomatoes are a beautiful large red cherry tomato variety that has eye-appeal and a fantastic eating quality. Determinate plants produce big yields or 1.5" diameter fruit that have a deep red color, good holding ability and a natural salty flavor. Baby Cakes can be grown in either open field culture or on short stakes. This is the larger red cherry type that you've been waiting for. 70 Days.
JF347 Kamo Kamo ( New Zealand Squash )
Kamo kamo ( also called Kumi kumi ) is a squash found primarily in New Zealand, where it was one of the traditional foods of the Maori people. It is ribbed, with thick skin, like a pumpkin, and speckled green.
This delicious squash has become rare even in New Zealand. It is well worth popularizing, for its delicious nutty flavor, and for its versatility as both summer and winter squash.
As a mature fruit, Kamo Kamo has a hard skin that will preserve the flesh for over a year if properly stored.
We found these suggestions for using Kamo Kamo on the web:
As a squash, kamo kamo can be used in similar ways to pumpkin. Try boiling it with potatoes and mashing with butter and salt and pepper. It can also be braised, by sautéing with onion, garlic and herbs and adding red or white wine (or a stock of your choice).
It also works well as a sweet and sour vegetable - pan fry slices of kamo kamo until caramelised, remove the vegetable and deglaze the pan with wine vinegar. Add honey, and seasoning to taste until you have a smooth sauce, and add the kamo kamo back in.
  5 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
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
RLP102 Bird's Nest Anthurium Anthurium schlechtendalii
A beautiful foliage Anthurium native to Mexico and Belize. This is an exotic tropical plant that is widely grown for its beautiful leaves. It has a vase shape composed of bright green leaves more than six feet long and two feet wide on mature plants.
The inconspicuous inflorescence, which has a ripe banana-like fragrance, produces showy red fruit.
Easy to grow from seeds and makes an excellent container plant that is easily cared for.
In native region this is a rainforest medicine plant that was commonly used by the ancient Maya culture in Central America to treat pain and swelling in muscles and joints, rheumatism, backaches, etc. The Maya indians in Belize still use the leaves in their steam bath rituals.
Use as a tropical landscape accent in a wind protected garden in zones 9 or higher or as a container plant for patios in cooler zones.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
RLP101 Nance Fruit Tree Byrsonima crassifolia
Also know as Craboo. A slow-growing large shrub or tree to 30 feet. Cultivated for its edible fruits, the tree is native and abundant in the wild, sometimes in extensive stands, in open pine forests and grassy savannas, from central Mexico, through Central America, to Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil This is a fruit that has been consumed by the indians of Central America and northern South America for generations. Extremely popular fruit throughout its natural range and is eagerly consumed by children, birds, and wild and domesticated animals.
The fruits are eaten raw or cooked as dessert. In rural Panama, the dessert prepared with the addition of sugar and flour, known as pesada de nance, is quite popular. The fruits are also made into dulce de nance, a candy prepared with the fruit cooked in sugar and water. Zone 10 and higher outside.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.95
TRM273 Barbed Wire Cactus Acanthocereus tetragonus
Also known as Triangle Cactus or Night Blooming Cactus. This is a wide-ranging tropical American species which grows from southern Texas to South America. It is a terrestrial or epiphylic cactus with fleshy stems that grows by clinging, by means of aerial roots, to a support structure. They are night-blooming with big white flowers and the fruits are shiny, red and edible (very sweet-tasting). Commonly cultivated in dry tropical or subtropical regions for it's delicious and attractive fruit. A robust and hardy plant that will need plenty of space. It is easy to grow from seeds.
 5 seeds $2.95
TRM270 Red Indian Shot ( Canna indica )
A nice ornamental Canna native to southern Belize and other parts of Central America. A stunning plant with large tropical-looking leaves and redish pink colored flowers. Used as a landscape item it will make a nice focal point to give any tropical or subtropical patio or courtyard a taste of the tropics. Easy to grow from seeds, and like most cannas if sown early and given generous treatment, it will probably flower the first year. Not cold hardy but can be grown in colder regions where rhizomes should be dug up and stored over winter. Scarify seeds and soak for 24 hours before sowing.
 Pack 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
JF421 Showy Calaminth ( Calamintha grandiflora )
Calamints are close cousins to the garden mint and are native to Europe and the Middle East. Pleasantly fragrant. Rose-pink flowers are studded on short spikes among the leaves in midsummer. This will slowly spread to form a small patch. Attractive to butterflies. Useful towards the front of the border, in a woodland setting among Hosta or ferns. Also attractive in mixed containers.
A perennial plant that has many uses. Plants can be used for ground cover, planted about 16" apart each way they form spreading clumps. It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from September to October. Flowers attract and are pollinated by butterflies and bees. Plants are noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.
A sweet and aromatic herb tea is made from the leaves. Very refreshing. The leaves are harvested as the plant comes into flower and are dried for later use as a flavoring. The tea has a pleasant mint-like fragrance and flavor.
Medicinal Folklore: The leaves are aromatic, diaphoretic and expectorant. An infusion is used in the treatment of jaundice, nervous complaints, convulsions and cramps. A warm poultice of the leaves may help soothe bruises and rheumatic pains. Other Uses Grows 32 inches tall, hardy to zone 5.
  100 Seed Nursery Trade Package $9.95
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
TRZ012 Hiccup Nut Plant Combretum bracteosum
The hiccup nut is unique amongst African bushwillows in that it does not have the characteristic, papery, four-winged fruit which is familiar to many people. The fruit, instead, is a hard, round nut. Eating the nuts is said to cause violent hiccups, so do not eat the nuts! The hiccup nut is a usually a shrub or small tree which scrambles into nearby vegetation. It grows up to between 5 to 10 feet tall, although if it has support from other trees it can reach up to 25 feet. It spreads to between 12 to 15 feet wide.
An attractive scrambling shrub that is indigenous to Southern Africa and boasts masses of bright orange flowers displayed above dull dark green foliage. The flowers are followed by roundish fruit that ripen from green to reddish-brown. The spectacular blaze of flowers makes it a sought-after garden plant, especially in medium to large gardens.
It may be grown as a shrub if provided with a stake. Otherwise, allow it to scramble in a large garden.
The leaves are dark green in color although very new leaves may have a purple tinge. Autumn colours are a reddish purple. The hiccup nut may be grown from seed. The hard outer shells need to be cracked and the seeds removed. The seeds should be soaked for 12 hours where they will absorb water, allowing germination to begin. You will see the seeds swell up. They can be sown lengthways on the seedling mix and covered lightly.
Zone 10 or grow inside in tubs.
  5 large seeds $4.95
TRM267 Dune Soapberry Deinbollia oblongifolia
Deinbollia oblongifolia is a shrub or small tree in the family Sapindaceae. It is commonly known as the Dune Soap-berry and is found in coastal vegetation from the Eastern Cape of South Africa, to southern Mozambique and Swaziland.
The fruit are rounded; green and velvety when young to yellow and smooth when ripe.
The fruit are eaten by people. The leaves can be eaten as spinach, and the seeds can be lathered in water and used as soap (hence the name "soap-berry"). The roots are used in traditional Zulu medicine for stomach complaints. These shrubs are also valuable garden plants, especially in wildlife gardens as they attract loads of bees, birds and butterflies.
Tropical plant for zone 10 or higer outside, can be grown in tubs inside.
  5 seeds $3.95
IP041 Red Lady Papaya Carica papaya
An early and productive fruiter, Red Lady is an excellent papaya for southern gardens or as a tropical container fruiting plant in the north. The dwarf tree starts to flower and set fruit during the second year when the plant reaches 4' tall. It can fruit the first year, if grown in high light with an extended growing season. Red Lady is a self-fertile hybrid whose fruits often weigh 3-5 pounds. Two-pound fruits are more common for container grown plants. The oblong papaya is orange-red, sweet and juicy when ripe. Rich in vitamins A, C and other nutrients, it also contains papain, an enzyme that aids in the digestion of protein. Harvest the fruit when the skin yields slightly to the touch and changes from green to yellow. You'll notice a sweet, delicious aroma when it's fully ripe. Green papayas are sometimes shredded and used in salads or stews. Grow in full sun and well-drained soil.
Hardy to Zone 10 and higher for outdoors.
Full sun, grows to 8' in container, minimum temperature 50°, blooms in spring.
  10 seeds $3.95
6002 Dichondra Repens
This is a perennial ground cover plant which has a prostrate or creeping growth habit with circular leaves and entire margins that is grown from Dichondra seed.
It grows very close to the ground, (usually not over 2 inches tall) and is a warm season fast growing ground cover. It is adapted to warmer climates, but will retain its striking green color during winter temperatures as low as 20 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit with only slight leaf browning. Dichondra has broad, almost circular leaves (looks similar to clover) and when mowed low establishes a thick dense carpet look. Dichondra is now used in many ground cover situations where normal grasses may not do as well.
It has a bright green color and a very good feel underfoot. Dichondra is highly resistant to diseases and will grow in partial shade to full sun. Beautiful in landscaping areas of no maintenance where adapted, and does not need to be mowed.
When used in lawn situations it can be mowed for an even, smooth finish. Dichondra Repens is commonly called Kidney Weed, Dichondra Pony Foot, or Lawn Leaf. It grows so easily from ground cover seeds that it can be used as a lawn alternative to create a Dichondra Repens lawn.

Best for zones 7-11.

Click here for Detailed Growing Instructions for Dichondra

  40g pack of seeds, will cover 50 square feet. $4.95
 DCM008 1 pound pack of seeds, will cover 500 square feet. $32.95
IP038 Yellow Rattleshaker Calathea crotalifera
Native to Belize and Central America. Known as the yellow rattle shaker for it's resemblance to a rattlesnake's rattle. It prefers moist soil and partial shade, and will bloom in a pot. Mature height is 3-4 feet.This is as exotic tropical plant that does best semi-shade. Easy to grow from seeds. It makes an excellent landscape plant that is easily cared for. Tropical but can be wintered indoors in colder regions. Great for mass plantings and border areas. Very impressive when grown as a large container specimen. As a landscape item this giant plant can make a striking focal point for a tropical or subtropical patio or courtyard. Good houseplant if provided warmth and bright light ( large tubs ).
 5 seeds $3.95
IP037 Belizean Red Ponytail Palm Beaucarnea pliabilis
An excellent houseplant and patio plant for containers. The new leaves emerge bright red turning green as they mature. Very similiar in appearance to B. recurvata but is slower growing and more cold hardy. Native to southern Mexico (Yucatan peninsula) and Belize. It is actally a succulent, not a palm and is related to Agave and Yucca. It is a popular landscape item in tropical regions. Makes a spectacular accent plant that blends well into either tropical or arid gardens. Cold hardy to zone 8b outside when mature, but easily grown inside if given bright light.
 10 seeds $2.95
IP035 White Morning Glory Bush Ipomoea fistulosa
Now you can enjoy morning glory blooms, even if you do not have the space to grow the vines.
This interesting plant is in the Ipomoea morning glory family with a shrub-like growth habit. It is described as growing in exceedingly dry places and can be considered a xeriscape plant, but does well in about any type of flower garden. The bush morning glory is the most prolific bloomers of any of the summer perennials.
The plant is covered with medium-size, white morning glory blooms all summer. Blooms last only one day but clusters of blooms are formed in the axil of every leaf. Plants can get 6-8 feet tall with multiple trunks. When hard frosts kill plants, the tops should be removed; in South central Texas plants will sprout again from the hardy root system the following May. Once established the bush morning glory is a tough (drought-tolerant and heat-tolerant) plant. It blooms best in direct sun and will not bloom as well if receiving less than 8-10 hours of direct sun. Plants can be cut back monthly to encourage branching and increase blooming surface.
Cutting back in July will reduce plant height and encourage a spectacular fall bloom. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds.
A tender perennial that will die back in cold weather, but will grow back in spring in warmer zones.
 5 seeds $2.25
IP028 Carpathian Blue Campanula carpatica
A tidy bun of blue flowers summer to fall. Large, double flowers bloom in a profusion blue colors on compact plants. Suitable for the front of the border, for edging and rock gardens. Prefers cool, moist, fertile soil with good organic content. Good for Cut Flowers. Good for zones 4-8.
 1mg pack ( about 25 seeds )$2.25
IP029 Carpathian White Campanula carpatica
Deer Resistant Good for Containers A tidy bun of white flowers summer to fall. Low, mounding perennial covered in pure white, bell shaped flowers through the summer. Perfect for low borders, rock gardens or container. Does well in any well drained garden soil. Does well in containers. Good for Cut Flowers. Good for zones 4-8.
 1mg pack ( about 25 seeds )$2.25
IP027 Pretty Betsy Centranthus ruber
A fragrant variety of Jupiter's Beard. A wonderful, fragrant perennial for bedding and cut flowers.
Deep red variety, fragrant flower clusters over blue gray leaves, flowers first year, drought tolerant.
Free flowering dense red terminal clusters are highly fragrant and provide long lasting cut flowers. Zones 4-9.
 50mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
IP026 Chinese Holly Grape Mahonia lomariifolia
Referred to as the Chinese Holly Grape (due to its holly-like appearance and grape-like fruit) or the Burmese mahonia. Evergreen shrub, 6-12 feet tall, very erect, may be single or multistemmed, stems little branched.
This narrow, tall plant bears long green leaves, which cluster near the stem ends. The thick, glossy leaves come in great contrast to the stunning blue berries that cover the plant in spring and the autumn/winter blossom of fragrant lemon-yellow flowers. The berries can even be made into a scrumptious jam.
Year-round it offers sweet fragrances.
Will grow in part shade, especially in the afternoon, likes moist, well drained soil. May need protection from cold in much of the Pacific Northwest. Used as a specimen plant. Hardy to USDA Zone 7. Native to Burma (Myanmar), western China and Taiwan.
 10 seeds $2.25
JF404 Flush of White Verbascum phoeniceum
Slender stems carry translucent white disc shaped flowers that open in groups all the way up. At the base is a rosette of broad deep green leaves. Flowers first year, gorgeous. Grows 24" tall, hardy to zone 5.
 2mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
JF405 Antique Rose Verbascum phoeniceum
Long blooming spikes, fashionable rose color. At the base is a rosette of broad deep green leaves. Flowers first year, gorgeous. Grows 36" tall, hardy to zone 5.
 2mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
JF402 Blue Eyes Chaenorrhinum origanifolium
Compact mound, covered in mid blue flowers with white eyes, for small pots and bedding, grows about 18" tall, hardy to zone 6. Loves heat, blooms first year from seed.
 15mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
RLP098 Cow Horn Euphorbia grandicornis
The leafless shoots of this cactus-like, succulent shrub or small tree have three thin, very prominent ridges that are heavily armed along their edges with long, sharp spines. The small, yellowish flowers are sweetly scented. Euphorbia grandicornis is native to southern Mozambique and northeastern South Africa. It is easy in cultivation in tropical and warm-temperate climates in USDA Zones 9 and above and frequently seen as a house plant.
It is a common potted and landscape plant in Southern California.
 5 seeds $2.25
IP025 Geisha Girl Calendula Calendula Officinalis
Sow this beautiful flower seed and forget! It's easy and rewarding to establish in any garden. Notable for its striking double rich orange-red flowers. It has curved petals similar to some chrysanthemum. Geisha Girl has oval foliage that is light green. A common name for Calendula is Pot Marigold.
Calendula flower seed produces a hardy plant. It is happy in most soil conditions. It requires well-drained soil, preferring full sun to semi-shade. Calendula is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. An annual plant growing to about 20 inches tall. For outside flower beds in zones 4-10. Deer resistant as well.
 175mg pack ( about 25 seeds )$2.25
IP024 Dragonfly Mix Aquilegia Aquilegia caerulea
Dwarf hybrids, blue, yellow, red, pink, white growing about 18" tall. Multi-colour mixture is larger flowered and later blooming than Songbird varieties. Shade Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Frost Tolerant. Perennial hardy from zones 3-8b.
 15mg pack ( about 30 seeds )$2.25
IP023 Campanula Cup and Saucer Rose Campanula medium calycanthema
Dainty cuplike flowers standing on a saucer-like calyx, very old fashioned and still the newest fashion. A perennial hardy to zone 4, will grow about 32 inches tall.
 10mg pack ( about 50 seeds )$2.25
IP022 Black Knight Daucus carota var. sativus
Lots of little, mauve-colored flowers form the 1 1/2-3" umbrella-shaped blooms. This is actually an edible carrot, but it bolts very early making it a nice cut flower addition. Long, sturdy stems help to make it a great filler in arrangements. Height: 42-48". Annual.
 75mg pack ( about 30 seeds )$2.25
JF401 Fairy Primrose Primula Malacoides Pink
Produces sweet little pink flowers for the earliest spring blooms. Dating back to the early 1900s, Primula Malacoides have been a long-time favorite container plant, especially because they can be grown indoors and flower during the late winter and early spring. Fairy Primula establish easily from flower seeds, and they put on a wonderful show in the early spring garden as well, making a perfect border plant and a nice addition to spring bulbs.
Although they are perennials in zones 8-10, they are often grown as annuals and container plants. They are deer resistant.
 1,000 seed nursery pack $9.95
IP021 Teasel Dipsacus sativus
A very dramatic plant to have in the back border as it can reach a height of 72 inches. Sometimes called Indian Teasel or Fuller's Teasel, it has comb-like flower heads that were used in the wool industry to bring up the nap in woolen cloth. It is also an excellent cut flower for drying. It is widely used in floral arrangements and crafts.
Teasel plants will perform well in sunny areas with well-drained soil. Once established they need very little care and are fairly drought tolerant. Deer do not bother the Fuller's Teasel plant. The Teasel flowers are very popular with bees, birds and hummingbirds who love the flowers and seeds.
Teasels are considered a biennial. The first year they will not produce a bloom, but the second year, tall spikes will form with flower heads that are 4 inches, cylindrical-shaped and made up of a mass of tiny flowers. The flowers are usually a lavender color and bloom in a band from the bottom of the flower head to the top, lasting about a month.
To keep a patch of Teasel plants in the garden, let a few of the flower heads go to seed. The Teasel flower seeds will drop and self-sow.
 50mg pack ( about 20 seeds )$2.25
IP019 Bianca Riccia Cichorium endivia
For salad mix, extra cut, fringed leaf, light green, pink petiole, heat and cold tolerant, 35 days. Member of the chicory family, great addition to a salad with it's distinctive, slightly bitter taste. A good cool weather crop. The leaves are extra-cut and fringed, a unique light green color with pink petiole. Relatively tolerant to heat and cold for growing year-round. Plant as you would lettuce.
 250mg pack ( about 150 seeds )$2.25
IP017 Rose Balloon Flower ( Platycodon grandiflorus )
Soft rose color, hardy, erect stems. Grows about 18" tall, hardy to zone 3.
  15mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
IP015 Bianca White ( Agrostemma Githago )
These medium to tall flowering annuals have long, softly hairy leaves and large 1-1/2 inch white flowers. The flowers form singly on a long stem and sway in the slightest breeze. The flowers are followed by a straw colored flask-like seed head containing large, black, rough textured seed.
Agrostemma Bianca White Agrostemma Githago can be grown in the cottage garden with cornflowers and poppies or sprinkled among other favorite flowers. Agrostemma attracts bees and hummingbirds to the garden, and it is a great cut flower. The plant is an annual, but it will self-seed it and provide even more flowers the following year. The plant is easy to grow, and it is excellent for beginner gardeners. Grows 36" tall.
  400mg Package ( about 50 seeds ) $1.95
IP014 Mountain Gold ( Alyssum montanum )
This is a popular rock garden perennial for the spring garden. It establishes itself easily from flower seeds sown directly outdoors. It forms a low, trailing mound of silvery-gray leaves, and it produces a mass of bright-yellow flowers in mid to late spring.
Plants benefit from a light trim after blooming to maintain a bushy habit, and they require good drainage. After sowing seeds, maintain adequate moisture to ensure germination and establishment, but once Mountain Gold is established, it is drought tolerant.
This is a perennial for every flower garden! Thrives best in dry, rocky soil and has a preference to full sun although it will tolerate light shade. Mountain Gold adds incredible color to rock gardens. Sow seeds in empty crevices to make the garden come alive.
  75mg Package ( about 50 seeds ) $1.95
IP012 Canterbury Bells ( Campanula Medium White )
Canterbury Bells seed was some of the first imported flower seeds grown in colonial American gardens. In fact, they date back to medieval times and are native to southern Europe.
Canterbury Bells have always been valued for their showy three-foot stalks of bell-shaped flowers that last from late spring and into the summer. If you want to enjoy the flowering period of this Campanula longer, keep the spent flowers deadheaded to prolong the bloom time. Stake Campanula plants before the flowers open to keep stems upright. They are sun-lovers and establish easily from flower seed for any flower garden. Canterbury Bells are praised for being excellent cut flowers. Cut the Canterbury Bells flowers after one or two flowers are open. The flowers will last in vase up to 8 days and more when floral preservatives are added to the vase water.
A biennial plant suited for zones 3-8.
  50mg Package ( about 100 seeds ) $1.95
IP011 Cushion Spurge ( Euphorbia Polychroma )
Cushion Spurge gives visual interest through the seasons with leaves turning from yellow to bright green to red as the seasons change from spring to summer to fall. Cushion Spurge gets it name because it grows in a rounded mound that resembles a cushion. Cushion Spurge performs beautifully as an edging along a formal walk or winding garden path, as a rock garden or border specimen, planted on top of retaining walls, or massed in moderate expanses as a general ground cover plant.
In the cooler zones the plant will do fine in full sun, but in southern zones the plant will prefer some afternoon shade in order to perform its best. Euphorbia Cushion Spurge is not for wet soils or for soils that are over fertilized. It is very drought tolerant, but it does not handle foot traffic well.
Euphorbia Polychroma care includes cutting the plant back by about 1/3 after flowering is through. This trim will keep the plant compact and neat. Cushion Spurge will self seed easily, so cutting the plant back will slow this process down. Wear gloves when handling the plant since the white sap is a skin irritant. Avoid too much fertilizing as plant will become leggy.
Best suited for zones 4-8.
  50mg Package ( about 20 seeds ) $1.95
IP010 Firecracker ( Mina lobata )
This member of the morning glory family produces masses of dazzling 1.5 inch tubular flowers that mature from soft lemon yellow, through orange and deep rusty red. A plant in full bloom will never be forgotten! Incredibly showy, it deserves to be the focal point of your flower garden. Grows to 10 feet or more tall. Annual.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
IP009 Bellvue Mix ( Abutilon hybridum )
This lovely Flowering Maple has early blooms and vivid colors, the blooms, when full-sized, will stand out from across the garden! This flowering maple plant will provide brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow from spring until frost. You just can't find an easier, more beautiful source of color indoors or out which can be grown from flower seeds! The flowers are 3 inches across and have a crepe-paper feel, somewhat like Hibiscus. You won't believe how many flowers you get on each and every plant.
Flowering Maple is also called Parlor Maple because it makes a lovely house plant, and this variety can also be used for containers. Very free-blooming and easy to care for, it asks for only a sunny window and a periodic feed. It is superb for the garden, too. Low enough to edge a pathway or dazzle in the front of the border, it's a nice accent plant for the patio as well and so easy to grow from flower seeds. Tolerant of partial shade where summers are long and hot, it grows quickly and lushly from seeds. You will love this garden standout!
  50mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.25
NB74 Dwarf Elephant Ears Colocasia Fallax
One of the hardiest elephant ear varieties, and the only one we have found that can be grown from seed. Boasts a silver splash highlighting the center vein of matt-green, with smaller silver veins radiating from the center to the leaf edge. Leaves are rounded and have a velvety-texture.
The plants are adorned all summer with small yellow spathe and spadix flowers. The 18" tall plants make 2' wide clumps in 3 years, but should spread faster in very wet soils by means of short above ground stolons, quite unique and very beautiful.
Elephant Ear varieties are hardy in zones 7-10 as perennials, suitable in zones 4-6 as annuals.
  Package of 10 seeds $3.50
IP111 Chabaud La France ( Dianthus Caryophyllus )
Chabaud La France has double, fringed flowers that have a lovely spicy scent. The foliage is clump-forming and blue-green in color with long, wiry, sturdy stems that make it perfect for cutting. Can be grown as a perennial in frost free zones, or grow as an annual where winters are cold. Grow Carnation flower seeds in borders, planters, cottage gardens and rock gardens. Grows 24" tall, annual or perennial to zone 6.
  250mg Package ( over 100 Seeds ) $2.95
IP112 Carnation Rose ( Dianthus grenadin )
Grenadin Carnations are very popular with florists and are used in corsages, bouquets, and a wide range of floral arrangements. You can grow this lovely rose colored carnation from flower seed in your own garden. They grow big, full blooms on strong, straight stems. They feature a blue-gray foliage that stays attractive even when the blooms are finished. Their blooms last a long time whether left in the garden or cut for the vase. Also has a wonderful spicy clove-like fragrance. Good drainage is essential for winter hardiness. Grows 18-24" tall, annual or perennial to zone 5.
  250mg Package ( over 100 Seeds ) $2.95
RLP088 Himalayan Grape Vine ( Parthenocissus himalayana )
Parthenocissus himalayana is a deciduous climber growing 20 feet or more at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in flower from May to July, and the seeds ripen from Sep to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. The green flowers are followed by black, edible, sweet fruits (grapes) that can be used for jellies or sauces. Parthenocissus semicordata will adapt well in most humid, warm-temperate climates in USDA Zones 9 and above. The seeds need cold stratification for 6 weeks after sowing, but even then, germination may be somewhat erratic.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
TRM239 Chinafir ( Cunninghamia lanceolata )
This is an extremely large tree, growing 30-75 feet high with a 10-30 feet spread. It reaches an even greater size where growing wild. The shape is generally pyramidal but the branches droop somewhat. Needles are arranged in a flattened spiral around the stem with a pleasant upward arch. The overall appearance is quite exotic and beautiful.
Cunninghamia lanceolata is native to China and was introduced to the United States as an ornamental in the early 1800's.
Prefers a site protected from wind and moist, acid, well-drained soil. Chinafir constantly produces suckers which can be periodically removed to maintain a neat appearance.
Needs part shade to sun. Hardy for zones 6-9. This tree is fast growing, drought tolerant and able to succeed on light sandy soils.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
AW26 Himalayan Coralberry ( Ardisia macrocarpa )
A compact bush from the eastern Himalayas bearing dark green leaves and profuse, star-shaped, white to pale pink flowers in early summer followed by many berries in autumn, which remain on the plant for months, giving it a very decorative look, making it ideal for growing as a pot plant for indoors, although it can stand mild frosts. Though not usually grown as a fruit crop, the berries, which have have a mild sweet taste, are edible and children are very fond of them. Best grown outside in zones 10 or higher, it is easily grown in tubs in warm greenhouses, and is a fairly good houseplant.
  Package of 10 seeds $3.50
AW24 Thailand Black Stem Banana Musa balbisiana atia
Please click on this photo to see the large image that details the wonderful color of the stalks!
This is a wonderful, fast growing banana with tremendous ornamental appeal. The picture shows 2 year old plants started from seed growing on one of our bayou properties on the Gulf Coast. The more exposure to sunlight, the darker the stem gets. Will grow to a massive 18 feet or taller outside, or can be grown in a container where growth will be limited by container size. Very cold hardy, probably down to 15 degrees if mulched heavy, and loves hot, hot weather as well!
  10 seeds per pack. Price per pack: $7.95
3456 Queen Alexandra ( Papaver orientalis )
Precious light salmon with dark eye. Queen Alexandra produces bright and beautiful peach, pink colored blooms. Flowers have a remarkable silky texture and appearance. A true oriental dream poppy. May be planted outdoors in the spring or fall. 2-4 ft. tall plants, Perennial zones 3-9.
 20mg Pack ( about 75 seeds ) $3.95
TRM220 African Rosemary Eriocephalus africanus
An evergreen South African shrub growing to about 3 feet tall that does well in rock gardens and xeriscapes. Grows 3-4 feet across. When in bloom, the whole shrub is almost covered with purple-eyed, white flowers, loved by bees. The flowers are followed by fluffy seed heads looking much like cottony wool or snow. Stiffly branching with aromatic needle-like foliage covered with tiny hairs, this bushy shrub displays an overall silvery-grey appearance. It can be trimmed into a hedge, or makes a nice background flowering shrub.
African Rosemary is one of the shrubs that most people in the Cape know because it is so common in the veld and easy to identify with its thin, grey leaves, which smell like Vicks when crushed. It is also a well-known medicinal plant and an excellent shrub for the waterwise garden. Eriocephalus africanus is very variable, especially when comparing plants growing in the salty air along the coast with those growing under much drier conditions inland. In general, they all form bushy evergreen shrubs up to 3 feet with a silvery, grey appearance. Looking at the leaves that are arranged in tufts along the branches, it is easy to see a number of features that help the plant to survive with little water. Special features include the grey leaf colour which reflects sunlight and thereby reduces leaf temperature. The minute, silvery hairs covering the leaves trap moisture and thus reduce transpiration. Best suited for zones 9-10.
  15 seeds $3.95
TRM224 African Dogwood Rhamnus prinoides
The African dogwood is a very attractive dense shrub or a small tree that grows up to 12-15 feet tall. The leaves are light green when young and very dark and shiny when mature. This tree is no relation of the American and Asian dogwoods ( Cornus species ). The flowers are greenish, in small clusters in the axils of the leaves. They are loved by bees and other insects. The edible fruits are about the size of a pea, roundish and divided into three compartments. They are fleshy and green, turning red and then purple as they ripen. The fruit is favored by many bird species. The wood is white to yellow, often streaked with brown, pink, red or green and is hard and heavy. It is too small to be generally useful, although walking sticks may be made of it. On grassy hillsides the tree often appears quite black, or at times it glitters in the sun so conspicuously that it can then be distinguished at a distance by this alone. The chief use of this tree is magical. It is widely used by African people as a protective charm to ward off lightning and evil influences from homes and crops and to bring luck in hunting. The South Sotho name 'Mofifi' means 'darkness', and in Lesotho they say "darkness overcomes witchcraft". This tree is also used by Africans to cleanse the blood, to treat pneumonia, rheumatism, sprains, and stomach ache, and as a gargle. It is also used in the treatment of skin complaints and respiratory infections. Zone 10 and higher outside, or in large patio tubs for warm greenhouses.
 5 seeds $3.95
TRM221 Karoo Boer Bean Tree Schotia afra
This delightful, small, water-wise tree is a must for the home gardener who wants an attractive evergreen tree. The tree is not messy and does not have a destructive root system. It is ideal for attracting nectar-seeking birds. the tree is small, 5 m and evergreen. The flowers are numerous, bright red to pink in colour and are borne in small clusters. The flowers attract sun birds. Flowers are followed by attractive, large, lime green to pink seedpods which turn brown when ripe. The seed is dispersed through an explosive seedpod, which when dry, catapults the seeds great distances from the parent plant. Schotia afra can be pruned to shape and can be grown as a bonsai specimen. If grown inside for the first two years, the plant is cold hardy to about 25 degrees when transplanted outside.
  5 seeds $3.95
TRM223 Crocodile Bark Jackal Berry Diospyros quiloensis
Small multi-stemmed tree, dark grey bark fissured in a grid pattern, spirally arranged leaves, creamy white sweetly scented flowers (male & female flower separate) during Spring, red acorn-shaped fruit, useful timber. We do not know the quality of the fruit, the tree is primarily grown for it's ornamental appeal. Zone 10.
 5 seeds $3.95
1A367 Jade Empress Palm ( Rhapis multifida )
The Jade Empress Palm Tree is one of the most beautiful and rarest palms in the world. This is a small, slow growing palm that can be kept indoors for its entire life. It is also great for small gardens. A very nice patio palm that doesn't get too large and does well in light shade, making it a great houseplant. It is shorter than Rhapis humilis and the canes are thinner. It is about the same height as Rhapis excelsa but has more leaflets and a much more attractive trunk. This palm is cold hardy down to 20F outside.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
3452 Jelly Tree Crataegus monogyna
The common hawthorn or single-seeded hawthorn, is a species of hawthorn native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia. Other common names include may, mayblossom, maythorn, quickthorn, whitethorn, motherdie, and haw.
The Common Hawthorn is a shrub or small tree 15-25 feet tall, with a dense crown. The bark is dull brown with vertical orange cracks. The younger stems bear sharp thorns. The hermaphrodite flowers are produced in late spring and are moderately fragrant. The haw is a small, oval dark red fruit about .4 inches long, berry-like, but structurally a pome containing a single seed. Haws are important for wildlife in winter, particularly thrushes and waxwings; these birds eat the haws and disperse the seeds in their droppings.
Common Hawthorn is extensively planted as a hedge plant, especially for agricultural use. Its spines and close branching habit render it effectively stock and human proof with some basic maintenance.
The fruit of hawthorn, called haws, are edible raw but are commonly made into jellies, jams, and syrups, used to make wine, or to add flavour to brandy. Botanically they are pomes, but they look similar to berries. A haw is small and oblong, similar in size and shape to a small olive or grape, and red when ripe. Haws develop in groups of 2-3 along smaller branches. They are pulpy and delicate in taste. Hawthorn Jelly has become very popular lately, lending to the name of "Jelly Tree" when the hawthorn is referred to.

Hawthorn Jelly recipe.

Jim's Notes:
These seeds must be cold stratified for 120 days before sowing.

  Package of 5 seeds $3.50
TRM200 Luculia Shrub ( Luculia gratissima )
This medium to large shrub has attractive long leaves but is primarily grown for its 8-inch wide, fragrant pink flower heads that bloom fall to winter in warm climates. It is a semi-evergreen to evergreen shrub from the lower elevations of the Himalayas and into Yunnan Province where it has be known to grow to 20 feet tall. In cultivation, the largest plants are usually around 8-10 feet tall. It needs a near frost-free winter and cool summer climate. If it is damaged by frost, the plant can be cut back to a pair of healthy leaves or buds in late winter to early spring after the chance of frost is past. Somewhat difficult to start and grow, 5his is not a plant for the amateur gardener or the wrong location, but when it is happy, it is sensational.
Luculias grow well in a semi-shaded position (or a spot with protection from hot afternoon summer sun). A free-draining coarse soil with added organic material is best. They like a cool root zone, so keep the plant mulched. Do not let the soil dry out. Luculias resent root disturbance and don't like to be transplanted. During prolonged periods of heavy rain, spraying the foliage with a phosphorous acid product such as Yates Anti Rot may help prevent root rot. Shoots that have been damaged by frost can be cut back to a pair of healthy leaves or buds in late winter to early spring, when the chance of frost is past. A light prune to remove spent flowers at this time will also help to shape the plant and keep it bushy.
 1mg Package ( about 10 seeds ) $3.50
3450 Pygmy Cypress Pine ( Callitris oblonga )
This rare, small conifer to about 5 m tall is native to Australia, on Tasmania and in New South Wales, where it grows in dry wood and scrublands. It is densely branched, and holds needle-like, bluish-green foliage, small, yellow male cones and woody, oval-shaped, grey female cones that contain dark brown, winged seeds. An attractive, drought tolerant, ornamental for temperate climates, in USDA Zones 8 and 9.
10 seeds per pack $2.50
2744 Purple New Zealand Flax Phormium tenax purpurea
The Purple New Zealand Flax has beautifully colored reddish-maroon leaves. Native to New Zealand, Phormium tenax grows large tufts of broad, sword-shaped, stiffly ascending leaves. It does best in temperate climates and is a perfect companion for palms, bamboos and tree ferns. It is extremely tolerant of wind and can take coastal exposure as well as severe freezes.

Jim's Notes:
Phormiums appear to grow well in most types of soil but, as with many other plants, a moist but well-drained soil generally gives best results. In some gardens they are planted along the sides of streams or around pond edges where they seem to grow very well.
They grow best in a sunny position although they will tolerate a fair amount of shade. Their tough leaves are quite resistant to desiccation so in the garden they rarely need any extra watering.
For plants in containers almost any general-purpose potting compost seems to give good results. If peat-based composts are used, it is necessary to add slow-release fertiliser granules, or to feed occasionally with a liquid fertiliser.
When growing well, phormiums soon fill the pot with roots and do not apparently suffer from being pot-bound. However, for best growth it is sensible to move the plant to a larger pot when roots are seen growing out of the bottom holes.

 Price per pack of 10 seeds: $2.95
2745 Variegated New Zealand Flax Phormium tenax variegatum
The Variegated New Zealand Flax has cream-colored and green striped leaves. Native to New Zealand, Phormium tenax grows large tufts of broad, sword-shaped, stiffly ascending leaves. It does best in temperate climates and is a perfect companion for palms, bamboos and tree ferns. It is extremely tolerant of wind and can take coastal exposure as well as severe freezes.

Jim's Notes:
Phormiums appear to grow well in most types of soil but, as with many other plants, a moist but well-drained soil generally gives best results. In some gardens they are planted along the sides of streams or around pond edges where they seem to grow very well.
They grow best in a sunny position although they will tolerate a fair amount of shade. Their tough leaves are quite resistant to desiccation so in the garden they rarely need any extra watering.
For plants in containers almost any general-purpose potting compost seems to give good results. If peat-based composts are used, it is necessary to add slow-release fertiliser granules, or to feed occasionally with a liquid fertiliser.
When growing well, phormiums soon fill the pot with roots and do not apparently suffer from being pot-bound. However, for best growth it is sensible to move the plant to a larger pot when roots are seen growing out of the bottom holes.

 Price per pack of 10 seeds: $2.95
TRM193 Cake Bush ( Piper marginatum )
Also known as Marigold Pepper. Cake bush is a perennial bushy shrub growing in moist, shady spots in the Amazon rainforest in Surinam. Unlike other Piperaceae species, this one is easy to recognize due to the typical heart-shaped leaves with 7-8 nerves which end in one point at the base. It is also easy to recognize for the strong licorice (anise) smell. A rewarding ornamental for tropical and warm temperate climates and producer of an essential oil that works as a deterrent for the yellow fever mosquito. Makes a nice summer patio plant, but should be brought inside in cold weather. Zones 9-11 outside.
A difficult seed to germinate, but if you have only one to germinate, it is well worth it as this is truly a beautiful plant.
  1mg Package ( about 20-25 tiny seeds ) $3.95
TRM190 Thyme Honey Myrtle ( Melaleuca thymifolia )
Melaleuca thymifolia, commonly known as thyme or feather honey myrtle.is one of the most widely cultivated members of the genus and is well established in general horticulture. The species forms a small shrub rarely exceeding 3 feet in height. The mauve or purple flowers occur in clusters on the older stems and have a distinctive "claw" configuration which clearly shows the united stamens that are a feature of the genus. The leaves are oblong-elliptical in shape and about 10mm long.
Thymifolia has proven to be adaptable over a wide range of climates and will tolerate less than perfect drainage. However, best performance is achieved under conditions of good drainage with assured moisture. Flowering is best in sunny positions but the species will tolerate shade with reduced flowering and some sparseness in habit. It responds to annual fertilising after flowering and to an annual light pruning to encourage a bushy shape. Propagation is easy from both seed and cuttings.
Generally melaleuca are frost tolerant and tolerate heat, hot winds, wet feet, salt air and drought. Extremely hardy and fast growing, they have very decorative flowers and bark.The species responds to annual fertilising after flowering and to an annual light pruning to encourage a bushy shape. Under ideal conditions the species is quick growing and makes a good screening plant.
Used as bonsai too.
  1mg Package ( about 20-25 tiny seeds ) $3.95
TRM189 Tasmanian Snowberry ( Gaultheria hispida )
This beautiful, small shrub to about 5 feet tall is native to Tasmania, where it grows in wet forests. It has red stems, shiny dark green leaves and white flowers followed by clusters of edible, bright white berries, that can be consumed raw or used in tarts. A delightful ornamental for temperate climates, in USDA Zones 8 and 9.
  1mg Package ( about 20-25 tiny seeds ) $3.95
3451 African Wisteria Tree ( Bolusanthus speciousus )
The tree wisteria is certainly one of the most spectacular of the flowering trees when in flower, mimicking the splendour of the jacaranda.
This decorative, small to medium-sized tree is deciduous, the bark of the stem is brownish grey, rough and deeply fissured. Leaves, which are spirally arranged, are suspended from drooping branches.
The drooping, blue-mauve, fragrant, pea-like flowers hang from the branches in bunches, often covering the whole tree. Flowering time is early spring. Flowers are followed by papery, brown fruit pods, that hang from the branches in clusters, and never split to release their seeds.
It can be grown in a medium to small garden, as well as in a container. It will withstand moderate frost if it is protected for the first 2 to 4 years, depending on the amount of frost it has to sustain.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.95
PEP390 Padron Pepper ( Warm to hot Pepper )
Unique Spanish novelty, pimento shape, 5 percent of fruits are hot, rest mild if picked at 1-1/2", but all hot if grown to 2-3", great sauteed, 60 days.
Package of 10 seeds $2.15
3438 White Soul Strawberry
Ongoing large white fruits, very sweet with pineapple overtone, runnerless, birds avoid it.
  25mg Package ( about 70-75 seeds ) $2.95
3436 Sweet Prickly Pear ( Opuntia dulcis )
A shrubby cactus, closely related to Opuntia phaeacantha but larger and more upright overall, that can reach to about 3 feet tall with much branched, flat, grayish or pale green shoots and yellow flowers, followed by red, sweet, edible fruits that are popular for making jelly and jam. It is native to the southwestern USA and northern Mexico at higher elevations. It can take severe drought and hard freezes and is suitable to USDA Zones 6 and above.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
3435 Fragrant Copperpod Tree ( Pheltophorum pterocarpum )
An evergreen tree in zones 10 and above, it will drop it's leaves during the winter in colder zones, and should not be raised outside if the temperature will drop below 22 degrees. Makes a nice tub plant when young. It has dark green leathery leaflets, fragrant, yellow flowers and alongated seedpod. Used as a shade tree on streets and roadsides or cover for cash crops in the humid tropics. Also grown as an ornamental. Bark contains tannins, giving a light yellow color to leather, tannins also present in leaves and wood. Medicinal uses: bark for dysentry, tooth powder, eye lotion, embrocation for pains and sores; the bark gives a dye of a yellow color. Can be used as a shade - or specimen tree.
  10 seeds per pack $2.95
JF369 Southern Star Pink ( Ruellia )
Pastel pink with carmine throat on a dwarf plant, long leaves, flowers over foliage, heat and drought tolerant, low maintenance in container, grows about 12" tall, blooms in 15 weeks from seed. A nice annual plant for containers and flower beds, sow about 3 seeds per 10" basket.
  10 seeds per pack $2.95
JF368 Copper Queen ( Stylomecon heterophyllum )
Flaming Poppy, sweetly scented, copper hues, for color bowl or garden, Pelleted seeds, grows about 12" tall, blooms in 9 weeks from seed.
  10 pelleted seeds per pack $2.95

Petunia Flower Seeds in Fuseable MSP ( Multi Seed Pellet )Series Form

Each pellet has multiple seed varieties for ready-made combo plant, perfect for midsize pots.
JF367 Flirtini MSP
Each pellet has Debonair Lime Green and Carpet Rose, grows about 8" tall, blooms in 11 weeks from seed. We recommend using about 3 msp per 10" basket
  10 Multi Seed Pellets $3.95
JF370 Chocolate Symphony MSP
Chocolate Mint and Versa Lime all in one multiseed pellet, smashing duo in large pot, grows about 12" tall, mature in 11 weeks from seed. We recommend using about 3 msp per 10" basket

Coleus Seeds are Fuseable MSP ( Multi Seed Pellet )Series Form Each pellet has multiple seed varieties for ready-made combo plant, perfect for midsize pots.
  10 Multi Seed Pellets $3.95
JF371 Nonstop Mocca Mix Begonia ( Pelleted )
Mix of dark leafed colors. Grows about 8" tall, blooms in 18 weeks from seed.
 10 pelleted, easy to plant seeds $3.95
JF372 Curly Wurly Ornamental Grass ( Juncus )
Thick stemmed frizzy thicket, a bad hair day gone wild, topped with brown seed heads Pelleted seeds for easy sowing, excellent basket or container plant. 14" tall, grow as annual.
  Each pack contains 10 pelleted seeds $2.95
JF361 Cameo Rose and White Aquilegia caerulea
Deep Rose and White colors. F1 Dwarf, for garden or pots, long blooming from spring on, grows 5" tall, hardy to zone 3.
 10 seeds $2.95
JF362 Cameo White Aquilegia caerulea
Pure white color. F1 Dwarf, for garden or pots, long blooming from spring on, grows 5" tall, hardy to zone 3.
 10 seeds $2.95
JF363 Cameo Blue and White Aquilegia caerulea
Blue and white color. F1 Dwarf, for garden or pots, long blooming from spring on, grows 5" tall, hardy to zone 3.
 10 seeds $2.95
JF364 Cameo Pink and White Aquilegia caerulea
Pink and white color. F1 Dwarf, for garden or pots, long blooming from spring on, grows 5" tall, hardy to zone 3.
 10 seeds $2.95
JF365 Songbird Cardinal Aquilegia caerulea
Dark red sepals with white petals, large flower. Early flowering F1 hybrid, huge 3" flowers, the largest flowered columbines by far, spring-summer blooms, grows 24" tall, hardy to zone 4.
 10 seeds $2.95
JF366 Songbird Goldfinch Aquilegia caerulea
Bright light yellow, ultra long spurs. Early flowering F1 hybrid, huge 3" flowers, the largest flowered columbines by far, spring-summer blooms, grows 24" tall, hardy to zone 4.
 10 seeds $2.95
JF360 Citrona Orange ( Erisimum )
Early spring blooming sidekick for pansies, for pack or color bowl or mixed container, dwarf, quick to bloom, grows only about 10" tall. Cool season thriver, scented flowers bloom spring and fall, fast crop. A hardy perennial that is hardy to zone 5.
  10 seeds per pack $2.95
Z2830 Strawberry Crown Winter Squash
Absolutely perfect for fall decorating. It is tasty as well; excellent baked or roasted. Beautiful brown bicolor squash with a blush of salmon at the crown. Fruits average 6 pounds. 90 days.
  $2.95 per pack of 5 seeds.
3430 Happy Hour Mix Portalaca ( Moss Rose )
A mix of all the Happy Hour varieties. Early F1, excellent garden performance, heat resistant. Grows about 8" tall, blooms in 10 weeks from seed.
1mg Package ( about 25-30 seeds ) $2.15
3431 Sundial Pink Portalaca ( Moss Rose )
Delightful pink color. Early, Mounding habit, flowers under shorter days, well branched, uniform large semi-double blooms, perfect in South. Grows about 6" tall, blooms in 10 weeks from seed.
1mg Package ( about 25-30 seeds ) $2.15
3432 Calypso Mix Portalaca ( Moss Rose )
Double, extra vigorous habit, flowers stay open longer. Grows about 4" tall, blooms in 10 weeks from seed.
1mg Package ( about 25-30 seeds ) $2.15
Z2828 Guatemalen Blue Banana ( Cucurbita maxima )
Belongs to the Banana group of squashes, noted for their fine table quality. This selection is dark "blue" with light stripes; golden-yellow flesh is thick and firm. Fruits range up to 20 inches in length and average 5 pounds. You can keep this one in the refrigerator after the initial cutting and continue to slice off small rings that can be either baked or roasted. 90-95 days.
  $2.25 per pack of 5 seeds.
Z2827 Chia Seed Salvia hispanica
Chia is an annual herb growing to 3 feet tall. Its flowers are purple or white and are produced in numerous clusters in a spike at the end of each stem. Very easy to grow, just be careful not to overwater.

The plant grows as an annual in all climates and as a perennial ornamental in Zones 9 through 11.
Makes a wonderful windowsill potting plant and an attractive addition to the garden.

Chia seed is the edible seed that comes from this desert plant, a member of the mint family that grows abundantly in southern Mexico. You may have seen chia sprouts growing on the novelty planters called Chia Pets, but historically, the seeds have been the most important part of the plant. In pre-Columbian times they were a main component of the Aztec and Mayan diets and were the basic survival ration of Aztec warriors. It's been written that one tablespoon was believed to sustain an individual for 24 hours. The Aztecs also used chia medicinally to stimulate saliva flow and to relieve joint pain and sore skin.

Chia is undergoing something of a renaissance after centuries of neglect. It was a major crop in central Mexico between 1500 and 900 B.C. and was still cultivated well into the 16th century, AD, but after the Spanish conquest, authorities banned it because of its close association with Aztec religion (Indians used the seeds as offerings in rituals). Until recently, chia was produced by only a few small growers, but commercial production has resumed and it has become one of the hottest health foods marketed.

Chia is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, even more so than flax seeds. And it has another advantage over flax: chia is so rich in antioxidants that the seeds don't deteriorate and can be stored for long periods without becoming rancid. And, unlike flax, they do not have to be ground to make their nutrients available to the body. Chia seeds also provide fiber (25 grams give you 6.9 grams of fiber) as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, molybdenum, niacin, and zinc.

Another advantage: when added to water and allowed to sit for 30 minutes, chia forms a gel. Researchers suggest that this reaction also takes place in the stomach, slowing the process by which digestive enzymes break down carbohydrates and convert them into sugar.

Chia has a nutlike flavor. You can mix seeds in water and add lime or lemon juice and sugar to make a drink known in Mexico and Central America as "chia fresca." As with ground flax seeds, you can sprinkle ground or whole chia seeds on cereal, in yogurt or salads, eat them as a snack, or grind them and mix them with flour when making muffins or other baked goods.

9g pack ( about 5,000 seeds ) $3.95
JF343 Whipstick Wattle Acacia adsurgens
Australian native with attractive blue/green leaflets presenting a feathery effect. A shrubby grower to about 12 feet tall. Branching is lightly whorled with a delicate upward sweep having paired thorns. Beautiful yellow flowers in a miniature bottle brush look. Good greenhouse/container plant that can be raised inside anywhere or outside in zones 8-10.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.50
3427 Beaked Yucca Yucca rostrata
A remarkably beautiful Yucca that forms a large, spherical crown of blue-grayish green, narrow leaves, supported by a moderately tall, solitary trunk, clothed at least in its upper part in a dense skirt of dead leaves. Native to northern Mexico and western Texas, it is slow growing but very hardy to drought as well as severe cold.
Price per pack of 10 seeds: $2.25
3428 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 10 m (33 ft.) 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.
Price per pack of 10 seeds: $2.25
TRM164 Possum Tails Ptilotus spathulatus
A unique addition to warm weather gardens and a great container plant for cooler zones. This strange Australian perennial grows in dry places, in grass and woodlands throughout southern Australia. It produces a small rosette of smooth, fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves that are dark green above and light-green below. Its inflorescences , however, are very distinctive, upright, densely furry, greenish-yellow and resemble giant pussy willow flowers. It requires well-drained soils and will do best in warm-temperate climates in USDA zones 9 and 10.
 20 seeds $2.95
3422 Marian Basil Ocimum basilicum
Superior pot variety with very dark green colour and medium sized leaves. Plants are strong and compact and have a good shelf life in pots. Resists tip burn or leaf damage caused by packing in cello bags. Has become the standard variety grown in the U.K. market. Also used for hydroponic production.
 75mg ( about 50 seeds ) $2.25
JM173 Naples Long
Beautiful, very old, Italian heirloom. These large, peanut-shaped squash can weigh 20-25 lb. The skin is a deep green that turns tan in storage. The flesh is bright orange, and the flavor is superb, rich and very sweet. Avg. 2-3 fruits/plant. 125 days.
 5 Seeds $2.95
1A360 Sugar Beet Blend
A blend of sugar beet varieties containing 18 to 20 percent sugar. Huge roots grow up to 10 pounds each and are great for sugar-making, stock feed or game food plots. Good vigor and widely adapted.
 8g pack ( about 500 seeds ) $2.95

Article on how to grow sugar beets.

Article on how to make sugar from sugar beets.

3418 Wasabissimo Asian Mustard
Delicious, spicy, wasabi-like flavor, grow as sprouts to add extra zest to salads, or a spicy pot herb for cold days.
 750mg pack ( about 150-200 seeds ) $2.25
3419 Raspberry Dressing Rumex
For gourmet salads, tasty green leaf with appetizing red veins, double duty as vivacious mixed container accent foliage plant.
 15mg pack ( about 40-50 seeds ) $2.25
RLP070 Black She Oak Allocasuarina littoralis
This is a beautiful Australian tree that looks more like a pine than an oak. They get great green pine like foliage and small red flowers among the foliage.
A great bonsai specimen.
These beautiful plants grow best in full sun to part shade and they are hardy to zone 8.
Evergreen small to medium tree, with ascending branches. Found native on dry ridges and hillsides of the Blue Mountains and along the east coast of Australia. Fine bright green cladodes (leaves) and fine branchlets on ascending branches.
Female flowers reddish to crimson, male flowers dark brown held on spikes.
Dark black fissured bark on the trunk. Tolerant of a wide range of climatic conditions and soil types from sandy to heavy clay and moderate soil salt tolerance Performs best on well drained sites.
 150mg pack ( about 40 seeds ) $2.95
3404 Happy Wanderer Vine Hardenbergia violacea
A species of Australian flowering plant, known in Australia by the common names false sarsaparilla, purple coral pea, native lilac and waraburra (which comes from the Kattang language). It often grows as a climbing vine, but also as a subshrub if pruned.
It is used as a landscape plant in the southwestern U.S. where it is commonly called lilac vine, and occasionally Mexican lilac vine.
Happy Wanderer blooms profusely in late winter and spring with long cascading racemes like a Wisteria. The vine is much smaller at maturity and also tolerates dry conditions once established.
Purple, or occasionally pink or white, flowers to almost half inch across are borne in pendent racemes throughout much of the year.
Cold hardy to about 22 degrees.
 10 seeds $2.95
TRM151 Fox Ears Aristolochia Chilensis
Also known as Oreja de Zorro. An extremely lovely and unusual climber. Boomerang-shaped leaves on twining stems carrying strikingly beautifully marked, purple-green inflated flowers.
This exotic little vine in the dutchman's pipevine family is hardy in zones 8a-10b and blossoms best in full to part sun and will stay evergreen all year in the above zones.
 5 seeds $2.95
TRM147 Water Dragon Calla palustrus
This plant produces a white flower with glossy, oblong, heart-shaped green leaves. In late summer into fall a cluster of red berries will appear. It prefers cool, boggy wetland and pond edges in full shade. The stems creep or float. The height at maturity is 12" to 18".
Calla palustris is a perennial. It is hardy to zone 4. It is in flower from June to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by flies.
Even though the seeds are edible and the roots can be made into a flour, the green parts of the plant are poisonous. Causes severe pain in mouth if ingested. Symptoms include burning and swelling of lips, mouth, tongue, and throat; difficulty of speaking.
 5 seeds $2.95
TRM145 Romulea Monadelpha
Small winter growing bulb from South Africa. Deep claret-red flowers with each segment having a black blotch on a blue or purplish grey or sometimes pale yellow background, hardy to zone 8. Sow autumn or cold strat. Good in pots
 15 seeds $3.95
TRM240 Chilean Hydrangea ( Hydrangea serratifolia )
This shrub is the only Hydrangea native to Chile. The plant grows in water or it has its roots within a permanent water course. This corresponds to marshes, bogs, water courses, lake and river shores.
It grows in semi-shade to shaded areas. Hardy to zone 7. Seed has a naturally low germination rate of 30%, but the packet contains over a 100 seed.
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