New Perennial Seed Additions

TRN146 Orange Marguerite Daisy ( Anthemis Sancti-Johannis )
These daisy like flowers are among the best choices for long lived color in the sunny border. They offer a wonderful display of color and plants that feature ferny, mounding foliage and a profusion of bright orange daisies. The bees and butterflies love the sunny orange blooms!
This lovely perennial is also known as St. John Chamomile. Marguerite Daisies work well in containers and in the sunny perennial garden. They also make great cut flowers. The plant is pretty drought tolerant and adapts well to poor soils. When blooms are faded, deadheading regularly will greatly increase blooming time.
If plants become floppy in mid-summer, shear them back to 6 inches to help them rejuvenate. It tends to be a short-lived perennial, but it will often re-seed by dropping their own flower seeds in the late fall.
Zones 3-7.
45mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.50
TRN117 Yellow Flax ( Linum Flavum Compactum )
Yellow flax is well suited for rock gardens or growing along rocky paths. This perennial prefers full sun and soils that drain well, and it has a high drought tolerance once it is established.
This compact Linum offers lovely, airy yellow flowers and dark green, lance-shaped leaves. Even when not in bloom, the grassy leaves give a delicate texture to the garden.
Place the plants in the front of the flower border or in containers for extra appeal.
Grows 8-12 inches tall, good for zones 4-9.
  6mg package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.95
AW35 Illinois Bundleflower Desmanthus illinoensis
Illinois bundleflower is rated by some authorities as our most important native legume and is included in range revegetation programs since the species is readily eaten by livestock. The lenticular seeds contain 38 percent protein on a dry weight basis, which compares favorably with soybeans.
Seeds are desirable for wild birds. The plant is considered a nutritious and palatable browse for wildlife.
Pawnee Indians used leaf tea as wash for itching. Hopi used seeds placed in eye for conjunctivitis.
A perennial growing to 3-6 ft. tall with cream colored flowers. Hardy to zone 5. The primary attraction of Illinois Bundleflower is the refined appearance of its fern-like foliage. The subleaflets of the compound leaves fold together at night, and they close partially during hot sunny days in order to reduce moisture loss. During the morning and evening, when sunlight is less intense, the compound leaves orient themselves in the direction of the sun in order to maximize the reception of its light.
 4g package ( hundreds of seeds ) $2.25
JF373 Blue Hobbit Sea Holly Eryngium
First dwarf type, uniform, compact plant smothered in small blue globes, drought tolerant, for garden or pot, grows about 12" tall, hardy to zone 4.
 10 seeds $2.95
JF374 Silver Ghost Sea Holly Eryngium giganteum
Electric silver blue with pale green flowers and bracts, robust, for garden or cut, grows about 42" tall, hardy to zone 5.
 20 seeds $2.95
3350 Monarchs Velvet ( Potentilla thurberi )
This beautiful perennial showcases captivating flowers with raspberry-red, heart-shaped petals surrounding a velvet crimson center. Common name, Cinquefoil, means five-leaved in reference to the foliage. Mounds of low maintenance strawberry-like foliage adds a pleasing texture to complement other plants in the garden. Best suited for zones 4-8.
 15mg Package of 50 seeds $3.95
TRM286 Hooker's Hitchhiking Elephant Ear Remusatia hookeriana
It flowers late in spring but before the trees leaf-up. Sometimes flowers along with the newly developing leaves. The leaves are strongly coloured along the veins but underneath they are a mix of light and dark purple. Flowers are gently and pleasantly fragrant. Best in a free-draining rich organic compost. Winter dormant and can be stored cool and dry after leaf fall in the autumn. Naturally makes a small tuber which increases by the production of small tuberlets on the end of stolons, which in the wild would be wind-distributed.
This delightful, small aroid is native to the undergrowth of mountain forests in the Himalayas. Perfect as a ground cover for temperate climates in USDA Zones 8 to 10.
 1mg pack ( about 10 or more seeds ) $3.95
TRM152 Chilean Yellow Pocketbook Flower Calceolaria dentata
A unique flowering plant from Chile. A delightful addition to the summer border. A shrubby plant smothered in golden yellow purses all summer and into winter in mild areas. USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional light freezing spells of about 23 degrees F., (the typical morning frost of central Chile).
If you are looking or a unique garden plant your neighbors are unlikely to be able to find, this is the one you want!
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3335 Billy Buttons ( Craspedia Globosa )
For gardeners who are looking for rare and new flower varieties to add to their summer display, look no further than Billy Buttons, a very unique blooming plant that is a perennial wildflower native to New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania.
The brilliant yellow hue of these 1 inch globes make them a striking addition to the flower garden. Commonly known as Billy Button or Drumstick, Craspedia is considered a half-hardy annual here in the United States. It generally blooms all summer long, and is very popular for cutting and drying. The flower heads are tough and durable making an exceptional dried flower.

Sow seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost is expected. Sow the flower seeds on the surface and lightly cover with peat moss or sand. The flower seeds need light for germination. Transplant seedlings when there are at least 2 sets of true leaves. They prefer full sun and gritty, well-drained soil. Plants are tolerant of poor soil and drought.
Seed can also be sown directly outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Prepare a seed bed with loosed soil and weed free, sow the seeds directly on the surface and lightly sprinkle peat moss or sand on top. Keep the flower seeds moist until germination.
 20mg pack ( about 25-30 seeds ) $2.25
3326 Sturt's Desert Pea Swainsona formosa
The flowers are classic pea shaped, bright red with deep purple-black center spots, presented in clusters of 5-6, each flower is up to 3 inches long. Requires a full sun position, in cooler areas needs a warm dry winter position. Prefers good drainage, but is widely adaptable to most soil types. This fantastic plant is the floral emblem of South Australia and can be treated as an annual or tender perennial in cooler areas. Brilliant in large pots or mass plantings, suitable for large hanging baskets, mass plantings or in an annual or perennial border.
Zones 9-11 as a perennial, an annual in all other zones.
  10 seeds $2.95
TRM531 Mikoikoi (Libertia ixioides)
Mikoikoi is found throughout New Zealand and Stewart Island, it is an evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial growing on ridges, cliffs, gullies, river banks, coastal cliffs, and upland forest. It has white flowers in late spring to early summer and differs from Libertia grandiflora in that the flowers are amongst the leaves rather than above. The white three petaled flowers are on short flower spike.
It has stiff sword like yellow tinged green leaves in a fan leaf arrangement ( Height 12-18 inches ). The bright yellow pods remain unopened for 2-3 months.
Perennial for zones 8-11.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
FA71 Dark Beauty ( Ligularia przewalskii )
Clump forming perennials with dark purplish colored, large rounded leaves with purple maroon colored undersides. In mid summer plants have daisy like yellow-gold flowers on thick spikes that rise just above the foliage, with leafy bracts. This species likes a moist, semi shady site, but takes more sun with more moisture in the soil. Grows 3-4 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Blooms in July-Aug.
Native to China and Japan, hardy in zones 4-9, lower if in a location with cool soils. When grown, they become very large, bold specimens that command attention when you have visitors in the garden.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
TRM436 Midnight Lady ( Ligularia denata )
An exquisite contrast between the large, decorative, dark purple foliage and husky orange-yellow flowers. Foliage is rounded and kidney shaped with toothed edges on sturdy stems. Foliage is nearly black-purple during spring.
Native to China and Japan, hardy in zones 4-9, lower if in a location with cool soils. When grown, they become very large, bold specimens that command attention when you have visitors in the garden.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
TRM014 Berry Bearing Catctfly Cucubalus baccifer
An intriguing and beautiful curiosity from the hills of Japan. Creeping, straggling stems are covered with small pointed leaves and frilly greenish-white flowers, which in turn become blackcurrant-like berries.
A very interesting plant for the flower garden, you neighbors definately will not have one of these! A most unusual member of the dianthus family.Annual growing to 3 feet. It is hardy to zone 7.
  10 seeds $3.95
FA38 Porto Spineless ( Cynara cardunculus )
Stunning ornamental!
This tropical-looking cardoon is specially bred for cut flower use. Serrated, silver-green leaves add dramatic flair to arrangements or deserve a prominent position in the gardenscape. Foliage can be harvested anytime but this tender perennial will not bloom until the second season. Hardy in zones 6-10. Ht. 36-48". Tender perennial.
  Package of 15 seeds $2.95
FB148 Dead Man's Fingers Decaisnea fargesii
A small multi-trunked tree, Decaisnea rarely exceeds 5-6 meters in height, with a similar spread. The bright green pinnate leaves, which can be as long as 90cm (3ft), emerge in mid-spring. The pendent panicles of blooms, up to 45cm (18in) long, have sparse bright green-yellow petalless flowers, up to 3cm (2in) in diameter. The fruit, up to 15cm (6in) in length and resembling fat been-pods, turn dull metallic blue in the autumn.
Decaisnea can make for a remarkable conversation piece in any garden. The common name 'Dead Man's Fingers' is a surprisingly apt description of what the over-ripe fruit looks, and dare we say, feels like. This is a beautiful plant in its own right, but it really shines as an annual source of excellent Hallowe'en decorations. Even better effects for halloween decorations is the fact that inside the ripe blue pods are several dozen black beans are suspended in a liquid that looks like clear phlegm, they are truely gross looking, but the "phlegm" is actually sweet and delicious.
Sow seed in containers in autumn or spring. Maintain even, but not excessive, moisture. Grow on in any good garden soil. Hardy to -15C (5F).
  5 Seed Package $2.95
JF317 Hardy Primrose I Primula vulgaris
Very hardy primrose, wide color range, spring bloomer, tolerates moist soil Grows 8 inches tall, hardy for zones 2 and up.
Note: These seeds need to be cold statified before sowing. We recommend using the Seedman's Cold Stratification Kits for cold stratification.
  250 Seed Package $14.95
3355 Blue Angel ( Anchus capensis )
Indigo blue flowers, great perennial bedding plant for early summer. Grows 10 inches tall, hardy for zones 5 and up.
  45mg Package ( about 25 seeds ) $2.75
JF237 Irish Silk ( Alchemilla sericata )
Very dainty plant, mid-size leaf, famous for holding rain in perfect droplets, lemon flowers. Grows 24 inches tall, hardy for zones 3 and up.
  25 Seed Package $2.75
2802 Silver Spike, Zulu Warrior ( Berkaya purpurea )
A very beautiful perennial best grown in pots in cooler climates as it needs a long season to bloom, the plant itself is said to be hardy to zone 5. Large mauve to white flowers are produced on strong spiky stems. Excellent architectural border plant.
  5 Seed Package $2.50
JF311 Avalanche Arenaria montana
Attractive bushy mound, profusely dressed with 1" white flowers for months. This superior variety is also ideal for pot production, grows about 5 inches tall, hardy for zone 4.
 25mg pack ( 20-25 seeds ) $2.95
TRN035 Cuckoo Flower ( Cardamine pratensis )
The name comes from the timing of the flowers, which coincides with the first calls of the Cuckoo bird in spring.
This unique wildflower can be found in moist or wet habitats, including meadows, damp grasslands, roadsides, ditches and river banks, so many are suprised that it also makes a very good rock garden plant.
The plant produces showy clusters of lilac-pink, purple or white flowers top the upright stems.
The flower is an important larval host plant and nectar source for the Orange-Tip and Green-Veined White butterflies, It makes a valuable addition to any garden which aims at attracting wildlife. Hardy to zone 4.
 25mg pack ( about 80 seeds ) $2.45
W219 Amor Blue Cupid's Dart ( Catananche )
Elegant border plant with fine blue flowers on slender stems, gray foliage, flowers first season. Grows 24 inches tall, hardy to zone 5.
  40mg Seed Package ( usually 10 or more seeds ) $2.15
FA119 Cerinthe Kiwi Blue
18-24 in. Novel blue flowers. Unusual plant, also known as Honeywort , Blue Shrimp Plant or Wax Plant. Fleshy, waxy, blue-green leaves spiral up the stems turning into tightly packed purplish-blue bracts and ending in small clusters of rich, purple-blue, nodding flowers. . Zones 8-10, or grow as an annual.
  5 Seed Package $3.95
RHC472 Celadine Poppy ( Cheildonium majus )
1" yellow flowers adorn this woodland edge plant, grows about 20" tall, hardy to zone 3. Perennial.
  250 Seed Package $8.95
SF037 Blue Moon Dragon's Head ( Dracocephalum )
A beautiful perennial plant with violet-blue flowers in erect spikes and delightfully scented foliage growing to 12 inches tall.
Color: Violet Blue   Zone: 4-8   Spacing:18"   Height: 12"   Start Seeds: Anytime of year inside, for transplanting outside in Spring.
  60mg Package ( about 40 seeds ) $2.15
FB164 Pride of Madiera ( Echium fastuosum )
Shrublike, 24" spires of violet blue flowers, short gray green sword shaped leaf, grows 72" tall, hardy to zone 9.
  10 Seed Package $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
RHC490 Golden Sneezewed ( Helenium hoopesii )
Large golden yellow flowers, excellent foliage for border, likes moisture, blooms summer thru fall, grows 36" tall, hardy to zone 4, perennial.
  250 seeds $12.45
NB60 Helianthemum Nummularia ( Mutabile Mix )
Perennial. Splendid mixture for rockeries, evergreen, buttercup flowers in pastels and whites, grows about 6 inches tall, hardy to zone 4.
  30mg package of about 25 seeds $2.35
3209 Blue Knoll ( Heteropappus meyendorfii )
Flowers first year from seeds, plants are smothered in thousands of shiny, light reflecting flowers, forming perfect mounds (or knolls) 12in. high and 18in. across. During a season when little else is in flower, they are a perfect fit for a change in containers or will brighten up the border, looking like blue charm chrysanthemums. No matter what the weather conditions - torrential rain, snow or frost they continue to look far and away the best, brightest plant in the garden, even right through November. Zones 3-9.
  10 Seed Package $2.95
TRN019 Coral Bells Dale's Strain ( Heuchera Americana )
Marbled leaf, cream flowers, the best foliaged Coral Bells from seed. Grows 16 inches tall, hardy to zone 4. Pelleted seeds for easy germination.
 18mg package ( about 25 pelleted seeds )$2.75
TRN045 Coral Bells Heuchera Purple Palace ( Heuchera x. micrantha )
Features very large, shiny, and star-shaped leaves, ranging in color from deep olive green to purplish-bronze. Their undersides, which are quite visible in the loosely formed clumps, are a striking metallic amethyst purple. The 20 inch tall, leafed flower scapes bear an abundance of tiny cream flowers.
Coral bells are easy to grow and blend easily with most other perennials in the landscape. Because of their low, mounding habit, they are often used as edging along paths or in containers.
Excellent in containers or borders, best if planted in groups with other foliage plants. Prefers full sun or partial shade, in well drained soil or compost. Zones 3-9
  15mg pack ( about 400 tiny seeds ) $4.95
TPF028 Candytuft ( Iberis umbellata )
A vigorous perennial growing 12-18" tall with mounds of white, pink or lilac flowers. Excellent border plant.
  $2.15  Per 300mg Pack ( about 100 seeds )
2100 Perennial Candytuft ( Iberis sempervirens )
Zone 3-9. A lovely, low-growing evergreen plant with dark green foliage and masses of cross-shaped, white flowers in spring and early summer. An excellent perennial for the rock garden or front of the border. Easy to grow in sun to part shade in ordinary garden soil. Grows 12-14" tall and at least twice as wide. Trim back after flowering to keep this great perennial looking tidy.
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2635 Red Hot Poker ( Knipofia Pfizer Hybrids )
Hot poker like flowers in red, orange, yellow, for garden or cut, blooms all summer. Grows 30 inches tall, hardy to zone 4.
  40mg Seed Package ( about 20 seeds ) $1.95
TPF079 Linaria Heavenly Mix ( Linaria maroccana )
Also known as Spurred Snapdragon, a hardy annual growing to 24" tall with pink/yellow/violet flowers. Perennial for zones 5-8.
  $2.00  Per Pack   Seeds Per Pack: 1,000
FA103 Honesty Plant ( Lunaria annua )
Also know as Money Plant. Fragrant purple flowers in spring, neat seed pods, for border or drying. Grows 24 inches tall, hardy to zone 3.
 2.5cc seed package ( about 40-50 seeds ) $2.25
FA105 Sissinghurst White Honesty Plant ( Lunaria sissinghust )
Also know as Money Plant. Decorative silver white seed pods for garden or drying. A honesty with pure White flowers. Named after the famous English gardens. Grows 12 inches tall, hardy to zone 5.
 2.5cc seed package ( about 40-50 seeds ) $2.75
RHC726 Napaea Dioica
4" clusters of white flowers, 10" long leaf, fragrant, likes moist area in sun, grows 48" tall, hardy to zone 4.
  $7.95 Per Pack of 250 Seeds
RHC724 Innocent White Sundrops ( Oenothera pallida )
Floriferous white, yellow centered flowers, blooms first year 10 weeks from seed, grows 12" tall, hardy to zone 4.
  $9.95 Per Pack of 500 Seeds
IM094 Sunset Boulevard ( Oenothera )
Striking orange flowers mature to apricot/red, open all day, dark green leaf, grows 24" tall, hardy to zone 4.
  1mg pack ( about 20 seeeds ) $2.15
2488 Marbleseed ( Onosmodium molle )
New - Veined leaf, greenish white flower clusters in spring, likes dry area sun/shade. Grows 24 inches tall, hardy to zone 4.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
RHC487 Lance Leafed Pedicularis ( Pedicularis groenlandica )
Distinctive shape, vertical purple racemes, lance leaf, likes moist soil, grows 16" tall, hardy to zone 3. Perennial.
  250 seeds $8.95
2487 Russian Sage ( Perovskia atriplicifolia )
A graceful perennial with gray green foliage and blue flowers throughout the summer. It releases a strong warm aroma when crushed. It grows to about four feet and performs best in full sun. It is drought tolerant, preferring sandy soil which drains well. Grows 16 inches tall, hardy to zone 5.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
RHC238 Pink Starlets ( Petrohagia illyriaca )
Teeming 1" veined pink blossoms, great ground cover or edging, blooms first year. Grows 12" tall, hardy to zone 5.
  Package of 250 seeds $12.95
FS500 Rose Colored Obedient Plant ( Physotegia )
A stunning lavender pink version of False Dragonhead that grows to 24". Excellent for cut flowers and borders. Perennial Plant.
Color:   Zone: 4-7   Spacing: 24"   Height:24"   Start Seeds: Anytime of year inside, for transplanting outside in Spring.
  Package of 20 seeds $1.95
TRN005 Sulphur Trumpets ( Polemonium pauciflorum )
Silver fern like foliage with clusters of yellow trumpet flowers, excellent container plant, grows about 18" tall. Zones 6-9.
 12mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.95
2804 Polyphyllus Russell Series Red Shades ( My Castle ) ( Lupinus polyphyllus )
36 in. Long, symmetrical 3 ft. spikes. Will flower the first year from seed. Clump forming. Max height: 24" - 30". Spread: 12" - 16". Zones 3-9.
  15 seed package $1.95
W164 Melton Fire ( Potentilla nepalensis )
Tricolor flowers of deep red, soft crimson, and vanilla on spreading plants, excellent container plant, grows about 16" tall. Zones 4-9.
  1mg package ( about 10 seeds ) $2.45
FS505 Giant Painted Daisies ( Tanacetum )
Big 4" daisy flowers on long stems reaching 24" tall. Easy to raise and makes excellent cut flowers. Also known as Pyrethum.
Painted Daisies are old-fashioned perennials that have always been popular as cut flowers.
Foliage is bright green and ferny, with upright stems bearing loads of fluffy double daisies, in shades of white, pink or crimson red.
Remove faded flower to encourage more buds to form. Plants may be trimmed hard after blooming to rejuvenate the foliage. Easily divided in spring or fall. These are a nice addition to any sunny border, and also useful in containers or tubs.
For zones 2-9.
 50mg pack ( about 30 seeds ) $1.95
TRN020 Rodger's Flower ( Rodgersia Henrici Hybrids )
Slowly gaining popularity as a unique plant in the shade garden, used primarily as a specimen, foliage is has a coarse texture unlike many other shady perennials, does not like heavy clay soil. Bold, hardy, large fingered leaf with puffy bright pink blooms for moist areas as well. Grows 30 inches tall, hardy for zone 3 and higher.
  1mg pack ( about 25 seeds ) $2.75
TRN021 Floral Carpet ( Saxifraga )
Dozens of dainty five-petaled single pink flowers in late spring appear above a mounding mossy-like rosette rich evergreen foliage. Prefers an Alpine-like habit making this a great addition to your rock garden. Grows six inches tall, hardy to zone 5.
  3mg pack ( about 50 seeds ) $2.95
TPF039 Creeping Thyme ( Thymus serpyllum )
Also known as "Mother of Thyme", this plant is often planted between flagstones. Has sprawling, creeping habit with lavender flowers. Perennial. Zones 4-9.
 750mg pack ( about 2,000 seeds ) $2.50
TRN024 Toad Lily ( Tricyrtis hirta )
Numerous orchid-like blossoms, purple spotted lilac on plants growing 30-36" tall, hardy for zones 4 and higher.
  5mg pack ( about 20 seeds )$2.95
NB12 Angel Wings Mix ( Schizanthus )
Very showy annuals also known as "Butterfly Flower" or "Poor Man's Orchid." This truly lovely plant hails originally from the South American country of Chile. Although not a well-known flowering annual, you're sure to fall in love with it when you see its remarkable flowers. Schizanthus can be slow to germinate but you will be rewarded with a dazzling display of vibrant colours in reds, pinks, blues and lavenders all with a central golden eye. This strain is more compact and less lax in habit than most, and ideal for pot growing.
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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
TRM045 Puya venusta
Puya is a genus of the bromeliad family Bromeliaceae. They are native to the Andes Mountains of South America and southern Central America. They are also known as Coastal purple puya.
The name venusta means handsome, but in this case it should be magnificent! The epitome of "ornamental statement" for the larger dry garden or cactus garden!
This slow growing, stunning, terrestrial perennial forms gorgeous eye-catching, architectural, compact rosettes (12"-15" tall) of serrated, silvery white succulent, spiny-tipped (pineapple) leaves. They will form large clumps with age. This plant is monocarpic.
When mature, the Puya Venusta bears the knock-your-socks-off blooms of metallic- teal blue, funnel shaped, wax-like flowers. They emerge from huge, red pine-cone like clusters, atop red, stiff, upright stems up to 40" tall. They bloom from late winter through early summer.
The flowers are so beautiful that they look unreal! This plant is quite unlike anything else you will see in the average garden.
Hardiness zones : 8-11. This exceptional plant is easily grown in full sun to part shade in milder climates, although it is certainly one of the hardiest in the entire Pineapple family. These plants will grow in any rich, very well drained, rocky soil. In central Europe this frost resistant member may be tried out in the garden in full sun with protection from winter wetness.
Alternatively grow in pots and keep rather dry in winter in a sunny spot at a minimum of some 7°C. They are a perfect companion plant for aloes & agaves. They are hardy to 20° F. Like all Bromeliads, it is a prolific sucker producer and each sucker lasts for years before dying.
The plant has spines or sharp edges so use extreme caution when handling. These Puya are drought-tolerant so they are suitable for xeriscaping.
Do try it outdoors, perhaps by a wall, in a sunny, well-drained spot, they might like it. The Puya Venusta is very easy to cultivate. The seeds need to be stratified, so soaked them for 48 hours in tap water (at 12° C). Then, plant the seeds superficially in a mix of 50/50 of sand/potting medium. Keep at +15- + 18 C and expose them to natural light (sunlight).
The germination might start during the first week but generally takes up to 30 days. Once you can handle them, put them in good compost, in individual pots. Germination can take longer. Be patient!
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TRM062 Sophora Flavescens
An evergreen Shrub growing to 1.5m by 1m at a slow rate. It is hardy to zone 6. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen in September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. It can fix Nitrogen.
The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires moist soil.
In Traditional Chinese Medicinal, the Sophora Flavescens root is anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal, antipruritic, astringent, bitter, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, parasiticide, pectoral, stomachic and tonic.
It is used internally in the treatment of jaundice, dysentery, diarrhea and urinary infections. Sophora root is used both internally and externally in the treatment of vaginitis, eczema, pruritis, ringworm, leprosy, syphilis, scabies and itching allergic reactions. The root is harvested in the autumn and dried for later use. The plant is anthelmintic and diuretic. It also has antibacterial activity, inhibiting the growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Trichomonas vaginitis.
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JF274 Pygmy Elephant Ear Remusatia pumila
A pretty, small aroid is native to the undergrowth of mountain forests in the Himalayas between Nepal and Indo-China. It is easily reproduced by bulbils and forms mats of creeping rhizomes that in spring give rise to small, velvety green, heart-shaped leaves. An ideal ground cover for temperate climates in USDA Zones 8 to 10.
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RHC241 Lavender Cotton ( Santolina cham. tomentosa )
Lacy silver green foliage for knot gardens or edging, drought tolerant, yellow buttons. Grows 12 inches tall, hardy to zone 6.
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RHC250 Filigran Foam Flower ( Tiarella polyphylla )
Tiny white flower, red stems, for woodland edge, reblooms. Grows 12-16 inches tall, hardy to zone 4.
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JF01 Scalloped Leaf Lady's Mantle ( Alchemilla erythropoda alma )
Scalloped blue green leaf, lime green leaf, chartreuse flowers, compact plant, Primed Seed, grows only 8 inches tall, this is a wonderful accent plant for pots or garden. A perennial that is hardy to zone 3.
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BM19 Bergamo Bee Balm ( Monarda hybrida )
Our favorite Bee Balm. Fleuroselect, unique compact plant, rose purple blooms, mildew resistant, early to flower, short lived, excellent cut flower. A perennial growing 16" tall, hardy to zone 5.
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JF11 Mon Amie Blue Myosotis
Light blue, Super early, needs no vernalization to flower 12 weeks from seed, excellent cutflower, perennial growing 6" tall, hardy to zone 4.
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