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2018 SUPPLEMENT - D - L
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2018 Supplement Seedlist - D - L
—Datura Metel 'Double Yellow'. (25) DATU-12Y. Packet: $2.50
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'YELLOW HORN-OF-PLENTY', 'HINDU DATURA'. Large, butter-yellow, 7", fully double trumpet-in-trumpet flowers, followed by round knobby pods. Robust annual to 5 feet. Asia. Used medicinally in India and China since ancient times.
—Datura meteloides. (100) DATU-13. Packet: $2.50
Ounce: $10.00, 1/4 pound: $30.00
Seed often dormant, very irregular, needs GA-3.
—Datura meteloides GA-3. (100) DATU-13G. Packet: $2.50
Ounce: $15.00, 1/4 pound: $40.00
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Pre-primed with GA-3, germinates readily.
'TOLOACHE'. Large, showy white trumpets up to 8" across and long, with a lilac blush. Sprawling perennial to 3 feet tall and 6 feet wide. California to Utah, Texas, and México. Grow as an annual in cold-winter areas, but sometimes hardy to Wisconsin, Zone 5. Germinates in 1 - 4 weeks warm.
LEGUMINOSAE. Australian shrubs with pea-like yellow or red flowers with conspicuous bracts and triangular pods. Of interest to diversity samplers, being in the Mirbelieae tribe, of Australia.
—Daviesia latifolia. (25) DAVI-48. Packet: $2.50
'HOP BITTER PEA'. Bright yellow-orange fragrant flowers marked maroon, in racemes in spring. Spiny shrub to 6 - 8 feet. Australia. Zone 8. Nick seed to germinate in 4 - 6 weeks. Nice!
SCROPHULARIACEAE. A single species.
—Dermatobotrys saundersii. (25) DERM-4. Packet: $3.75
'TREE JOCKEY'. Curved tubular 2" flowers are coral pink to scarlet, in winter, followed by edible berries. Curious shrub to 3 feet, with caudex-like base and fleshy 6" leaves. Coastal forests of South Africa and Madagascar, where it usually grows in the forks of trees, hence the name. Zone 9 or 10, best in cool coastal climates. Does well in containers of humusy soil. Germinates in 2 - 4 weeks.
LILIACEAE. Western North American cormous plants with grass-like leaves, much like Brodiaea, but with dense umbels. Best in mild climates with wet winters and dry summers. In summer-wet areas they like a sandy, well-drained soil. Nice in pots.
—Dichelostemma Ida-Maia. (50) (= Brodiaea) DICHE-6. Packet: $2.50
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'FIRECRACKER FLOWER', 'IDA MAY'S LILY'. Bright scarlet inch-long tubular flowers with white tips, on 1 - 3 foot stems. Half-hardy bulb with grass-like leaves. Northern California. Zone 5. Germinates in 8 weeks at cold temperatures.
—Dillwynia sericea. (25) DILL-22. Packet: $2.50
'SHOWY PARROT-PEA'. Apricot flowers with red centers, sometimes yellow or pink, in dense, spike-like clusters in spring. Small shrub to 3 feet, with needle-like leaves. E. Australia. Zone 8 or 9. Good in tubs. Nick to germinate in 2 - 4 weeks.
LILIACEAE. Ornamental woodland perennials of N. America and E. Asia. Valued in the wild garden for their attractive foliage in part shade. Some of the Asian species are eaten.
—Disporum Hookeri. (30) DISP-11. Packet: $2.50
25 grams: $12.00 BULK OUT OF STOCK - Packets are available
Seed stored moist and refrigerated.
'FAIRY BELLS', 'DROPS OF GOLD'. Creamy to greenish white 1/2" bells on a perennial to 1 - 2 1/2 feet, with attractive, veined 4" leaves. California and Oregon. Zone 3. An attractive plant for shady places, good in dry woodlands in mild climates. The berries were eaten by some NW tribes, and the plant was associated with snakes and ghosts. Germinates at cool temperatures.
—Disporum smithii. (10) DISP-22. Packet: $2.50
'FAIRY LANTERN'. Whitish inch long drooping bells in clusters of 1 - 5 at the branch tips, followed by golden yellow berries. Attractive foliage. Perennial to 1 - 3 feet. Moist coastal Pacific woods. Zone 6.
—Echinacea tennesseensis. (25) ECHI-36. Packet: $3.00
'TENNESSEE CONEFLOWER'. Rosy purple 3" flowers with upturned petals, in summer. Rare hardy perennial to 2 - 3 feet, with narrow, dark green foliage. Only a few wild stands in Tennessee, it was listed as endangered until 2011. Zone 5. A fine example of preservation through dissemination. Germinates in a few weeks, prechill helps.
—Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'. (25) ECHN-2B. Packet: $2.50
Round dark blue 1 - 2" flowerheads in mid- to late summer. Hardy perennial to 3 - 4 feet, with grey woolly stems and thistle-bike leaves. SE Europe. Zone 5. Will rebloom dead-headed. "Undemanding plant good for hot dry areas and poor soil."—N. Aiello, Wisconsin. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
ROSACEAE. Attractive Asian deciduous shrubs.
—Exochorda racemosa. (25) EXOC-21. Packet: $2.50
'PEARL BUSH'. Masses of pure white, slightly fragrant 2" flowers in spring. Round shrub to 10 feet. N. China. Zone 4. Name is from the white, pearl-like buds before the flowers. Germinates best with a short prechill, but most will germinate at warm.
—Fritillaria imperialis. (20) FRIT-18. Packet: $2.50
'CROWN IMPERIAL'. Showy bell-shaped 2" flowers in shades of orange and red, held in circlets at the top of the stem, in early spring. Hardy bulb to 4 feet. Central Asia. Zone 4. Germinates irregularly at cold temperatures.
ONAGRACEAE. Ornamental shrubs for mild climates.
—Fuchsia magellanica. (100) FUCH-52. Packet: $3.00
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'CHILCO'. Pendulous pink and blue inch-long flowers followed by edible fruits. Shrub to 5 - 8 feet. Central and southern Chile. Zone 7. Medicinal. Moist soil. Surface sow, germinates in 2 - 4 weeks. For more seeds and plants grown by plant-explorer Ben Kamm, including many Andean rarities, see his website at www.sacredsucculents.com
—Gladiolus italicus. (20) GLAD-40. Packet: $2.50
'FIELD GLADIOLUS'. Purple-pink 1 1/2" flowers in spikes of up to 15 blooms, spring or summer. Perennial to 10 - 30", with grass-like leaves. South Europe. Zone 6. Germinates in 4 - 12 weeks at cold temperatures.
CUCURBITACEAE. Two east Asian trailers.
—Gynostemma pentaphyllum. (10) GYNO-6. Packet: $3.50
'SWEET TEA VINE', JAIO-GU-LAN'. Yellow-green flowers followed by smooth black 1/2" berries. Annual or perennial trailer to 25 feet, with attractive shiny divided leaves. East Asia. Zone 8. Considered an 'immortality plant' in Chinese medicine, the leaf tea contains compounds similar to ginseng, and is adaptogenic, anti-diabetic, neuro-protective, etc. Germinates in 3- 6 weeks warm.
ORCHIDACEAE. Widespread terrestrial orchids.
—Habenaria unalascensis. (500) HABE-84. Packet: $3.00
'ALASKAN ORCHID'. Slender spikes of small white or greenish flowers on leafless stems to 2 feet tall, above a rosette of 6" leaves. W. N. America. Hardy native orchid to Zone 5 or more. Dust on pots of woodland soil and hope for the best. Let me know if you succeed.
—Hakea laurina. (10) HAKE-48. Packet: $3.00
'SEA URCHIN', 'PINCUSHION TREE'. Showy round red flower-balls in winter, with creamy 'pins' (styles), resembling pincushions. Attractive shrub or tree to 30 feet, with narrow, grey-green 6" leaves, often margined red. W. Australia. Zone 9. Fast-growing, good in poor soil. Germinates in 3 - 8 weeks or more.
LYTHRACEAE. Several attractive shrubs of the Americas, grown for their handsome foliage and delicate yellow flowers. Nice little shrubs for warm regions or the greenhouse. Sow the minute seed on the surface, germinates readily and transplants easily. Drought tolerant once established.
—Heimia salicifolia. (1000) HEIM-10. Packet: $2.50
'SINICUICHE'. Clear yellow, 5-petaled, 1 - 1 1/2" wide flowers from horned buds. The petals are delicate, satiny and crinkled. July to September. Much branched shrub to 3 - 10 feet, with willow-like leaves to 3 3/4" long. Central America. Easily grown beautiful ornamental for California and the South, or may be pinched as an attractive tub plant in the North. Zone 8. Germinates in 2 weeks.
—Helianthus annuus 'Chocolate Cherry'. (100) HELA-6CC. Packet: $2.00
Ounce: $5.00, 1/4 pound: $15.00 BULK OUT OF STOCK - Packets are available
Deep burgundy 5 - 8" flowers on a hardy annual to 6 - 7 feet.
—Heuchera micrantha Wild Type. (500) HEU-15. Packet: $2.50
1/4 gram: $7.50
'ALUM ROOT'. Airy clusters of tiny white flowers in May and June, above clumps of lobed leaves. Hardy perennial to 2 feet. Moist shady areas, B.C. to California. Zone 5.
SOLANACEAE. Curious annual and perennial medicinal herbs of folklore. Easy in well-drained soil.
—Hyoscyamus niger. (200) HYOS-3. Packet: $2.50
CANNOT BE SENT TO CALIFORNIA
'HENBANE', 'HENBELL'. Yellow, inch-wide, funnel-shaped flowers veined and netted with purple in the throat, in long spikes in June to Sept. These turn into long sprays of unusual, ornamental, urn-shaped capsules. Hardy biennial or annual to 2 - 4 feet, with pale green, lobed, 8" leaves, and silvery hairs. Mediterranean. Zone 3. The stalks of curiously formed capsules are valued in the dried floral trade. Has an ancient history of medicinal use, and was an ingredient in the famed sorcerers ointment of European witches. Important commercial pharmaceutical crop. Use GA-3 to germinate in 2 - 4 weeks.
—Ipomoea hederacea. (25) IPOM-32. Packet: $2.50
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'IVY-LEAF MORNING GLORY'. Blue to pale purple 1 1/2 - 2" flowers, solitary or clustered. Showy hardy annual to 3 - 13 feet, with three-lobed leaves. Tropical America. An old fashioned garden flower, formerly much grown, with many varieties.
—Iris tenax. (25) IRIS-281. Packet: $2.50
Lilac to lavender-blue flowers. Rhizomatous perennial to 14" or so. Eastern Oregon and Washington. Zone 7. The leaves produce a strong fiber that was used by the Indians to make ropes for snaring elk. Soak overnight and give 2 - 3 weeks prechill to germinate at cool temperatures.
EUPHORBIACEAE. Over a hundred species of tropical herbs, shrubs and trees native to the tropics of both hemispheres. Good in warm regions and the greenhouse in sandy loam.
—Jatropha multifida. (5) JATR-28. Packet: $3.00
'CORAL PLANT'. Bright coral-red flowers in clusters above striking, foot-wide, deeply palmate leaves with lacy edges. Shrub or tree to 10 - 20 feet. Tropical America. Zone 10. Good tub plant in the greenhouse. Sap said to have been used as 'liquid band-aid'. Germinates in 3 - 5 weeks warm.
—Juniperus chinensis. (25) JUNI-5. Packet: $2.50
'CHINESE JUNIPER'. Tree or shrub to 60 feet, with scale-like leaves and brown to blue-green fruits. NE Asia. Zone 4. A fine species.
—siceraria 'Apple Large'. (10) LAGE-6AL. Packet: $2.50
Large apple-shaped gourds, dark green mottled with lighter clouds, ripening to brown. About 4 - 7 pounds. Good for crafts. Germinates readily.
LYTHRACEAE. A single species.
—Lawsonia inermis var. alba. (500) LAWS-4A. Packet: $2.50
'HENNA', 'MIGNONETTE TREE'. Very fragrant small white flowers with crisped petals on a small tree to 20 feet. Africa and Asia. Zone 9. Grown since ancient times for the leaves which are used to dye the hair a coppery reddish color. Bees are attracted to the sweetly-scented flowers, which are used by the Swahili for perfume. Medicinal. GA-3 helps germination, which takes 4 - 8 weeks or so.
COMPOSITAE. Tropical American plants.
—Lessingianthus asteriflorus BK10509.12. (20) LESS-4. Packet: $4.00
'ORQU YURAK URAK'. Bright purple thistle-like flowers on a perennial to 4 feet, with blue-green leaves. From 10,000 feet near Inkallajta, Cochabamba Bolivia. Zone 8. Resprouts from the roots after frost. Used for respiratory infections. Germinates in 2 weeks warm. For more seeds and plants grown by plant-explorer Ben Kamm, including many Andean rarities, see his website at www.sacredsucculents.com
—Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady'. (10) LIGU-7M. Packet: $2.50
Compact purple-bronze foliage, almost black in spring, and holds color well in summer. Golden flowers on strong stems to 3 feet. Zone 3.
—Lilium Henryi. (20) LILY-48. Packet: $2.50
Bright orange 3 - 4" flowers with recurved petals spotted brown, with dark orange anthers, in August. Four to 20 blooms per plant. Striking hardy lily to 4 - 8 feet, best in part shade. China. Zone 5. Nice!
—Lilium Kesselringianum. (25) LILY-52. Packet: $4.00
Fragrant pale yellow turk's cap type nodding 3 - 5" flowers in summer. Hardy bulb to 2 - 4 feet. NE Turkey. Zone 5 or 6. Germinates irregularly.
—Lilium Martagon Wild Pink. (25) LILY-59P. Packet: $2.50
'PINK MARTAGON'. A pink form of the wild turk's cap. Zone 3.
—Lilium pardalinum. (25) LILY-77. Packet: $2.50
'LEOPORD or PANTHER LILY'. Nodding 4" orange-red flowers with recurved reddish to scarlet tipped petals, and mahogany purple spots on the lower half. To 4 - 10 feet. Rich moist soil and stream banks, California and Oregon. Zone 5. Sun or part shade. Sow April to June outdoors, root germinates in 2 - 9 months, top growth the next spring.
—Linum perenne var. Lewisii. (1000) LINM-19. Packet $2.00
Ounce: $6.00, 1/4 pound: $15.00
'PRAIRIE FLAX'. Clear sky blue 1 1/2" flowers. Hardy perennial to 3 feet, with narrow leaves. West America. Similar to L. perenne, but more robust. Seeds were used as food and flavoring by the Indians. "Very pretty."—L.H. Bailey. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.
—Liquidambar formosana. (100) LIQU-1. Packet: $2.50
'CHINESE LIQUIDAMBAR', 'FORMOSAN GUM'. Attractive 3-lobed 6" leaves are red-tinted in spring and again in fall, downy underneath. Tall tree to 120 feet, with greyish bark. China. Zone 7. Beautiful fall color. Resin and seed-balls used in Chinese medicine. Silkworms that feed on it produce superior silk. Spirits are believed to inhabit the top of the tree. Germinates in 2 - 4 weeks.
—Lobelia inflata. (1000) LOB-17. Packet: $2.50
This lot non-dormant, and germinates readily.
'INDIAN TOBACCO'. Light blue 1/4" flowers followed by inflated pods. Annual to 1 - 3 feet, with oval, 3 1/2" leaves. E. U.S. This medicinal herb was very popular with the Indians. The herb should be collected in August to September, and dried carefully. Sow seed on the surface. Some lots dormant and should be sown on a thin layer of wood ashes or use GA-3 to germinate in 2 - 4 weeks warm.
—Lonicera kamtschatica. (25) LONI-52. Packet: $3.50 OUT OF STOCK
'HONEYBERRY'. Greenish yellow flowers followed by edible, inch-long Blueberry-like fruits. Deciduous shrub to 3 - 4 feet, with fuzzy leaves. Kamchatka. Zone 5. Needs two to set fruit. Prechill seed 8 weeks. For more seeds and plants grown by plant-explorer Ben Kamm, including many Andean rarities, see his website at www.sacredsucculents.com
—Luffa Astorii. (10) LUFF-7. Packet: $2.50
'WILD LUFFA', An interesting wild species from northwestern S. America, producing small, somewhat spiny fruits similar to the cultivated species. Good in winter bouquets. Lightly scarify seed. Start early indoors and plant out after frost, and it will set fruit in the North. Different and unusual.
—Lupinus densiflorus v. aureus. (100) LUP-12A. Packet: $2.00
Oz: $6.00, 1/4 pound: $18.00
'YELLOW LUPIN'. Dense spikes of yellow flowers tinged red. Hardy annual to 2 - 3 feet. California.
—Lycium barbarum 'Large Leaf'. (20) LYCI-10L. Packet: $3.75
'LARGE-LEAF GO-JI'. A selected form with large leaves to 5" long, excellent eaten cooked. Arching shrub with abundant edible red berries. Zone 6. Same medicinal properties as L. chinense. Germinates in 2 - 3 weeks. For more seeds and plants grown by plant-explorer Ben Kamm, including many Andean rarities, see his website at www.sacredsucculents.com
SOLANACEAE. South American herbs with edible berries. Includes the familiar tomato. Easy.
—Lycopersicon cheesmanii. (25) LYCO-6. Packet: $3.75
'GALAPAGOS TOMATO'. Sprawling tender perennial with clusters of small yellow 1/2" edible fruits. Ex Isabela Island, Galapagos. Dispersed by tortoises. Germinates in 2 - 3 weeks. For more seeds and plants grown by plant-explorer Ben Kamm, including many Andean rarities, see his website at www.sacredsucculents.com
—Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium 'Rimac'. (25) LYCO-34. Packet: $3.50
'WILD TOMATO'. Tiny orange-red 1/2" tomatoes in clusters. Tender perennial to 2 feet. From the upper Rimac valley, near Lima, Peru, 7000 feet. Excellent sweet flavor. 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