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2019 SUPPLEMENT - A - C
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2019 Supplement Seedlist - A - C
MALVACEAE. Warm-region, often showy Asian herbs. Many are edible, including okra; some kinds have edible leaves. Formerly classed as Hibiscus. Sow early indoors for prolonged bloom. Full sun and heat resistant. Germinates in about 10 days.
—Abelmoschus Manihot. (25) ABEL-14. Packet: $2.50
Large yellow to white 3 - 5" flowers with purple eyes. Tall tender perennial to 3 - 9 feet, with large palmately divided leaves. Tropical Asia. Grow as an annual in the North, and may be mulched and held over winter in the middle states. Easy from seed. The leaves are eaten raw or cooked and the buds are also eaten. Hot water or lightly nick seed to germinate in 10 days.
—Acacia confusa. (50) ACAC-26. Packet: $2.50
'FORMOSA KOA'. Bright yellow 1/3" flower-balls. Large tree resembling the Koa, to 50 feet, with narrow 5" leaves. Taiwan. Zone 9 or 10. Good ornamental. Nick seed.
—Acacia Farnesiana. (25) ACAC-48. Packet: $2.50
'PERFUME ACACIA', 'HUISACHE', 'CASSIE'. Highly fragrant deep yellow flowers on a small spiny tree to 10 - 20 feet. Feathery bipinnate foliage. Pantropical. Zone 8. Good in hot deserts. Grown in S. France for perfume manufacture. Bark used for tanning, pods for black ink and dye, yields a gum and has hard, tough wood. Medicinal, and the flowers are considered aphrodisiac and insecticidal. Excellent in the greenhouse, blooming most of the year. Nick seed.
—Achillea Millefolium 'Cassis'. (100) ACH-2OCS. Packet: $2.50
Cherry-red flowers June to October, on a hardy perennial to 2 feet. Deep rich color. Germinates in a week.
SOLANACEAE. A single species.
—Acnistus australis. (50) ACNI-44. Packet: $2.50
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'BLUE ANGEL'S TRUMPET'. Abundant lilac-blue 1 1/2 - 3" long nodding trumpets in summer. Shrub to 10 feet or so, with downy oval leaves. Argentina. Best in Zone 8 or 9, but roots survive in Zone 7. Attracts hummingbirds. Germinates in 2 - 6 weeks.
—Aconitum hemsleyanum 'Red Wine'. (25) ACD-12R. Packet: $2.50
Deep wine-red flowers, August to September. Hardy scrambling or climbing perennial to 6 feet, with attractive foliage. China. Zone 4 or 5. Germinates at cold temperatures.
LILIACEAE. Beautiful South African perennials grown outdoors in warm regions, or in pots or tubs in the North. Easily grown and drought resistant. Hardy to Zone 8. Germinates in 2 - 4 weeks at warm temperatures.
—Agapanthus orientalis 'Storm Cloud'. (25) AGAP-7S. Packet: $2.50
5 grams: $15.00
Dark bluish purple flowers in large clusters on 3 - 4 foot stems. Intense color, hardy to Zone 7 or so. Germinates in 2 - 4 weeks.
—Agapanthus praecox 'Getty White'. (50) AGAP-10G. Packet: $2.50
5 grams: $10.00
Large white flowers in umbels, May to August. Compact perennial to 2 feet, with strap-like leaves. Zone 8. Germinates in 2 - 4 weeks warm.
—Agastache cana 'Bolero'. (50) AGAS-3B. Packet: $3.00
'HUMMINGBIRD PLANT'. Bright rose-purple inch-long tubular flowers in spikes in June to October. Perennial to 16", with bronzy aromatic foliage. SW U.S. Zone 5. Used for tea. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Agastache canariensis. (100) AGAS-2. Packet: $2.50
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'CANARY ISLAND AGASTACHE'. Pale rose flowers on a minty-scented perennial to 2 feet. Canary Islands. Surface sow, needs light, germinates in 8 - 12 weeks.
—Agastache nepetoides. (1000) AGAS-8. Packet: $2.50
'YELLOW GIANT-HYSSOP'. Yellow-green flowers in dense 5" spikes. Hardy perennial to 6 feet, with catnip-like leaves. Central and E. U.S. Bee plant. Germinates in 10 - 20 days. Light, cold or GA-3 may increase the percentage.
EUPHORBIACEAE. Asian and Pacific Island trees.
—Aleurites moluccana. (5) ALEU-4. Packet: $3.50
50 seed: $25.00 (Shipping weight 20 ounces)
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'KUKUI NUT', 'CANDLE NUT'. Small white flowers in 10" clusters. followed by clusters of green 2" fruits resembling walnuts. Handsome tree to 80 feet, with large 8" leaves. SE Asia and Pacific islands. Zone 10. The official emblem of Hawaii because of its many uses. The nuts contain 50% oil, used by the old Hawaiians in lamps for light, and the nuts are polished and strung in leis. Needs nicking, but germinates best after burning a layer of straw on the nuts, then dousing with cold water.
—Allium unifolium. (20) ALUM-113. Packet: $3.00
Starry rose-pink 1/2" flowers in round clusters in May and June. Bulb with narrow leaves, to 2 feet. Coastal mountains, Oregon to Baja. Zone 7. Sun to part shade. "This is a great native onion for naturalizing, and is a tasty wild food."—Kamm. Prechill seed.
—Alstroemeria Ligtu 'Dandy Candy'. (10) ALST-15D. Packet: $4.00
Large flowers in red, rose, and picotee white with pink, with dark stripes and yellow markings. Dwarf compact plants to about 14", blooming June to October. Flowers when young. Zone 8. Give seed 3 weeks warm, then 3 weeks cold, germination irregular.
ANGELICA (listed as Anthriscus in the print supplement - a typo)
—Angelica sylvestris 'Vicar's Mead'. (50) ANGE-26V. Packet: $4.00
Pale purple-pink flowers in large umbels, June to September. Hardy perennial to 5 feet, with reddish purple stems and bold foliage. Europe. Zone 4. Prechill seed.
UMBELLIFERAE. New Zealand perennials.
—Anisotome latifolia. (10) ANIS-15. Packet: $3.00
Dense balls of rosy flowers above a large rosette of shiny, feathery leaves. Perennial to 2 - 8 feet. Zone 7 - 9. Rare endemic to only two small sub-Antarctic New Zealand islands. Best in cool, moist, frost-tree climates with cool summers. Prechill seed 8 - 12 weeks, and avoid high temperatures.
POLYGONACEAE. Showy tendril climbers from México and Central America, easily grown in warm regions and in the greenhouse. Blooms best in not-too-rich soil. Vines killed by frost, but re-sprouts from the tubers. Loves heat. In the greenhouse, rest dry in winter.
—Antigonon leptopus. (10) ANTI-1. Packet: $3.00
'CORAL VINE', 'CORALLITA'. Bright rose-pink flowers in clusters from spring to fall. Climber to 40 feet with heart-shaped to triangular leaves. México. Zone 9. "One of the handsomest summer-blooming greenhouse climbers..."—L.H. Bailey. The tubers reach 15 pounds, are edible when cooked, and are said to have a nut-like flavor. The leaves and flowers are cooked and eaten in Thailand. Germinates in 2 - 4 weeks.
—Apocynum androsaemifolium White. (200) APOC-4W. Packet: $2.50
'WHITE DOGBANE'. The rare white-flowered form. Hardy perennial to 4 feet. N. America. Zone 4. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Aquilegia caerulea Wild. (100) AQUI-10W. Packet: $2.50
5 grams: $10.00
'COLORADO COLUMBINE'. Blue flowers on a hardy perennial to 2 - 3 feet. Seed collected from the wild at 9500 feet, in Larimer County, Colorado. Zone 4. Germinates in 2 - 6 weeks warm.
—Aquilegia rockii. (25) AQUI-40. Packet: $2.50
Reddish lilac slender flowers with white-edged center, May to July. Hardy perennial to 16". Tibet. Zone 6. Prechill seed.
—Ariocarpus retusus. (25) R-ARIO-21. Packet: $4.00
'TSUWIRI'. Low, flat living-rock type to 10" across, with large pointed blue-grey tubercles. Large white to pale pink 2" flowers in summer. México. CITES Appendix I endangered species, no export. Used medicinally by the Huichols, who consider it to be powerful and dangerous.
—Aristolochia californica. (5) ARST-3. Packet: $4.00
'CALIFORNIA DUTCHMAN'S PIPE VINE' Peculiar brown 1 1/2" long flowers with the tube bent double, appearing before the leaves, in February to April. Deciduous woody climber to 12 feet, with large, heart-shaped 6" leaves. Sparingly found in coastal California, along stream banks and in moist shady woods. Zone 8.
CACTACEAE. Columnar South American cacti. Sometimes included in Lemaireocereus. Easily grown.
—Armatocereus matucanensis (10) ARMA-17. Packet: $2.50
Similar to A. laetus but more shrubby and with longer, more numerous spines, up to 4" long. Endemic to Matucana, Peru. Zone 9. Difficult germ.
—Arum apulum. (10) ARUM-1. Packet: 2.50
Perishable, stored refrigerated.
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Beautiful deep purple spathes with white centers and purple spadices. Rare woodland species from the Balkans, listed as critically endangered on the Italian Red List. Best in part shade. Summer dormant.
—Astragalus glycyphyllos. (50) ASTR-22. Packet: $2.50
Pictures and info: http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/wild-liquorice
'LICORICE SWEETVETCH'. Creamy to yellowish 1/2" flowers in dense clusters in summer, followed by dense clusters of curved pods. Sprawling perennial to 3 feet across. Eurasia. Zone 3. Good nitrogen-fixing pioneer species. Leaves have been used as tea. Soak, nick hard ones, germinates in 3 - 4 weeks. This lot dormant, and germinates over 1 - 6 months after nicking, a prechill might help.
MYRTACEAE. Small, free flowering often heath-like shrubs from Australia, Asia and the South Pacific. Easily grown in warm regions or in the cool greenhouse, hut are little-known. Some are used for tea.
—Baeckea virgata. (=Babingtonia pluriflora) (1000) BAEC-25. Packet: $2.50
'TALL HEATH-MYRTLE'. Tiny white-petaled star-like flowers held out from the twigs. Nice shrub to 12 feet, with soft, narrow, inch-long leaves which are scented when crushed. E. Australia. Good hedge or windbreak, and good in tubs. Good cut flowers as they are honey-scented. Zone 9. Germinates in 2 - 3 weeks.
COMPOSITAE. Easily grown annual and perennial herbs with pretty yellow or white daisy like flowers. Similar to Cosmos. Likes full sun and moist soil. Good for cut-flowers. Sow hardy kinds outdoors in March, to bloom in 10 weeks. Half hardy kinds in flats to germinate in 9 days at 60° F. Set out in April to bloom in July to September.
—Bidens pilosa. (100) BIDE-19. Packet: $2.50
'BEGGAR'S TICKS'. White flowers with yellow centers, May to October. Annual to 4 feet. Tropics. Young leaves eaten and used for tea. Medicinal—antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-malarial, anti-cancer, against enlarged prostate, and many more. Dead-head to prevent seeding. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
BURSERACEAE. Eastern hemisphere tropical trees.
—Boswellia sacra. (10) BOSW-22. Packet: $7.00 OUT OF STOCK
'FRANKINCENSE', 'OLIBANUM'. Small tree to 25 feet, with papery peeling bark, small white flowers, and pinnate leaves. Harsh rocky deserts of Arabia and NE Africa. Zone 10. The powerfully fragrant resin obtained by cutting the bark has been valued and traded for 6000 years. Used as incense and medicine, it has strong anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Give deep, well-drained soil. Naturally low viability, about 10%. Needs heat, 85 - 95° F, to germinate in 2 - 4 weeks.
UMBELLIFERAE. Herbs closely related to Caraway.
—Bunium bulbocastanum. (50) BUNI-5. Packet: $2.50
'EARTH CHESTNUT'. The bulbous, tuberous roots are said to taste like chestnuts and were boiled with broth in England. The seeds were used as a condiment. Europe and Asia.
BURSURACEAE. Deciduous tropical American trees.
—Bursera fagaroides. (5) BURS-76. Packet: $5.00 OUT OF STOCK
'COPAL'‚ 'ELEPHANT TREE' . Small tree to 20 feet, with a thick swollen trunk and papery peeling bark. Tiny flowers followed by purple-green berries. Deserts of México. Zone 9. The fragrant resin is used as incense, with a sweet citrusy scent. Good fall color, then dormant until hot weather returns. Good as bonsai, and outdoors in southern Arizona.
—Calceolaria umbellata. (100) CALC-84. Packet: $3.00
Numerous intense yellow flowers with large pouches, above flat rosettes of dark green leaves. Bolivia to Argentina. Zone 7 - 8. Blooms in just 6 to 8 months. Well-drained soil and full sun. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks. For more seeds and plants grown by plant-explorer Ben Kamm, including many Andean rarities, see his website at www.sacredsucculents.com
—Calochortus luteus BK091028.1. (25) CALOC-70. Packet: $2.50
'GOLDEN MARIPOSA LILY'. Deep yellow cup-shaped 2" flowers in April to June, with variable red-brown markings. Bulb to 6 - 18", with narrow grassy leaves. Endemic to central California. Zone 9. Best in summer-dry areas. Bulbs edible, and were eaten by the Indians. Germinates at cold temperatures.
IRIDACEAE. Iris-like plants from the warm Americas.
—Calydorea xiphioides. (25) CALYD-24. Packet: $3.50
'TAHAY'. Showy violet-blue 1 - 2" flowers with yellow centers. Bulb to 10", with narrow 3 - 6" leaves. Dry parts of central Chile, where it is considered threatened. Zone 8. Well-drained soil, and rest dry in summer. Bulbs edible, said to be tasty.
—Campanula punctata ssp. hondoensis. (1000) CAMP-85H. Packet: $2.50
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Larger than the Siberian form, with purple to creamy 2 - 3" speckled pendulous bells produced abundantly in summer. Hardy perennial to 1 - 2 feet. Japan. Zone 4. The flowers are eaten raw in salads, and the leaves as a potherb. Germinates in a week. For more seeds and plants grown by plant-explorer Ben Kamm, including many Andean rarities, see his website at www.sacredsucculents.com
—Caragana korshinskii. (25) CARA-26. Packet: $3.00
'KORSHINSK PEASHRUB'. Yellow 3/4" flowers in May and June. Shrub or small tree to 3 - 12 feet, with pinnate leaves and attractive red pods. Sand dunes of Mongolia. Zone 2. Good for dune stabilization in cold dry deserts, improving the soil and providing forage. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks warm.
—Caragana pygmaea. (25) CARA-34. Packet: $2.50
'PYGMY PEASHRUB'. A pretty little shrub to about 4 feet, with bright orange yellow flowers and dense fine foliage. Central Asia. Zone 3. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks warm.
SOLANACEAE. Tropical American shrubs and trees with usually showy tubular flowers. Excellent in the greenhouse, California and the South.
—Cestrum nocturnum. (25) CEST-30. Packet: $2.50
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'NIGHT JESSAMINE', 'QUEEN of the NIGHT', 'PIPILOXIHUITL'. Creamy white tubular 3/4 - 1" flowers in clusters are intensely fragrant at night. Tender evergreen shrub to 12 feet, with narrow 4 - 8" leaves. West Indies, México. Zone 9. Stands some frost. Good in the greenhouse. The flowers attract hummingbirds and the berries are eaten by mockingbirds. Used as an antispasmodic. Germinates in 2 - 6 weeks warm.
CRUCIFERAE. 'WALLFLOWER'. Showy hardy perennials often grown as biennials. They rank among the showiest of flowers. Full sun or part shade, and good drainage—raised beds help. Likes limestone soil. Best in cool-summer areas. The showiest plants are produced from seed sown early in spring, to produce strong plants the first season, but they may be sown up till early fall. Sow up to 1/4" deep to germinate in 5 - 21 days. Space 12" apart. May be grown as hardy annuals in the North. Will flower indoors in a 6" pot. Seed viable 3 - 5 years.
—Cheiranthus Cheiri Mix. (500) CHER-1X. Packet: $2.50
Ounce: $6.00, 1/4 pound: $18.00
'WALLFLOWER'. Sweetly fragrant inch-wide flowers in spring. Nice mix of orange, pink, and red. Showy short-lived perennial to 2 feet. Southern Europe. Zone 7. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Chenopodium pallidicaule La Paz. (75) CHEN-24. Packet: $3.50
'KAINWA', 'ISWALLA HUPA'. Annual to 1 - 2 feet, with large seed stalks that ripen yellow to red. Cultivated for the nutritious seed in the Andes of Peru and Bolivia, in dry cold areas to 13,000 feet, where quinoa won't grow. Seed contains about 16% protein, and yields 400 - 3000 kilos/ha. Young leaves contain up to 30% protein dry weight. Daylength neutral, and has ripened crops in Finland. Heirloom variety with blackish seed, grown on the altiplano of La Paz, Bolivia. Has lower saponins than quinoa.
—Clematis paniculata. (100) CLEM-89. Packet: $2.50
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'SWEET-AUTUMN' or 'JAPANESE CLEMATIS'. Fragrant white 1" flowers in large panicles, from August till fall. Climber to 30 feet. Japan. Zone 3. Was used in 15th century China to treat corneal opacities and as an antidote to vermilion. Germinates in 1 - 5 months warm. GA-3 harmful.
RANUNCULACEAE. Beautiful annuals grown for their slender spikes of showy flowers held above the rich green feathery foliage. They prefer deeply dug rich soil. Sow seed in spring or fall, cool temperatures being best for germination, warmth sometimes causing dormancy. Germinates in about 1 - 2 weeks. Fresh seed best, but half-life 5 years.
—Consolida regalis Blue. (=Delphinium consolida) (250) CONS-21. Packet: $2.50
'LARKSPUR'. Tall spikes of blue flowers. Old fashioned annual to 2 - 4 feet, with ferny leaves. Europe. Germinates in 2 - 4 weeks.