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Seeds from our rarest plants

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Amorphophallus ferruginosus

Amorphophallus ferruginosus

70 (100)cm, an only in 2012 newly described and extremely showy species from Laos with a snow-white spathe and spadix on a reddish stalk and a broad leaf crown on a compact and nicely reddish stalk with greenish spots. Its name is derived from its' foxbrown tubers. In winter keep dormant corms almost completely dry at a minimum of some 15°C. VI-VII.
3 seeds per package.

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seed package (3 seeds)8509 € 14,90
seed package (3 seeds)
Anchomanes abbreviatus

Anchomanes abbreviatus

100 (180)cm, is an extremely rare species from tropical Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique) with a broadly divided leaf and a very short brownish to yellow-brown spathe and burgundy red fruits on maturity. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot and a minimum of 20°C throughout the year. Seeds are from a brown flowering specimen as shown in the photo. III-VII.
1 (one) seed per package.

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seed package (1 seed)0285 € 14,90
seed package (1 seed)
seed package (3 seeds)0334 € 39,90
Coreopsis gigantea (Giant Coreopsis)

Coreopsis gigantea (Giant Coreopsis)

100 (150)cm, Giant Coreopsis (syn. Leptosyne gigantea) is an unique species with a massive, greyish brown trunk crowned by narrow, feather-like leaves and showy yellow flowers on arching stems. It is native of few sites in coastal areas of California (USA). For any rich, very well drained substrate in full sun throughout the year. This stunny species is not winterhardy in Central Europe. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 10°C. Seeds are from a certified wild collection in Santa Barbara County, California, USA at some 50m. USDA Climate Zone 9. VII-VIII.
20 seeds per package.

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seed package6751 € 12,90
Dracaena draco ssp. caboverdeana (Cape Verde Dragon Tree)

Dracaena draco ssp. caboverdeana (Cape Verde Dragon Tree)

2 (5)m, Cape Verde Dragon Tree is an only in 2012 new described subspecies endemic to the Cabo Verde archipelago, offcoast central Western Africa. In cultivation it is still virtually unknown. It differs from the type species from the Canary islands by very showy bluish-green leaves and a more compact habit with a much shorter trunk. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny position throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 12°C.
3 seeds per package.

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seed package0283 € 7,99
Dracaena ombet ssp. schizantha (Somalia Dragon Tree)

Dracaena ombet ssp. schizantha (Somalia Dragon Tree)

2 (7)m, Somalia Dragon Tree (syn. Dracaena schizantha) is a very rare subspecies from dry mountain regions along coastal areas of the Indian Ocean in northern Somalia. It has long and narrow, greyish-green, rigid leaves. For any rich, very well drained substrat in full sun throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 12°C.
3 seeds per package.

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seed package0284 € 14,90
Ebenus cretica (Cretan Ebony) Exclusive

Ebenus cretica (Cretan Ebony) Exclusive

70 (100)cm, Cretan Ebony is a fabulous, endemic small woody, densely branching, evergreen shrub from rocky sunexposed sites on the island of Crete, Greece. It bears utmost showy, terminal clusters of magenta-lilac flowers above fine silvery haired trifoliate leaves in spring and early summer. For any rich, well-drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 5°C and with reduced watering. Each flower produces one capsule with a small single seed. And each flower cluster usually has few viable seeds only. Additionally, cleaning seeds is extremely time consuming as capsules are embedded in several layers of bracts. Thus seeds are extremely scarce. III-VI.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package0129 € 14,90
Erythrina sandwicensis (Wiliwili Coral Tree)

Erythrina sandwicensis (Wiliwili Coral Tree)

400 (700)cm, Wiliwili Coral Tree is a medium tall, deciduous to semi-evergreen tree from Hawaii, where it has become rare. It bears most ornamental terminal clusters of bright orange flowers and broad trifoliate leaves. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 10°C. VII-IX.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package9042 € 14,90
Franklinia alatamaha (Franklin Tree)

Franklinia alatamaha (Franklin Tree)

4 (7)m, Franklin Tree is one of the rarest plants in the world and extinct in nature since the early 19th century. This beautiful deciduous shrub to small trees bears white, sweet fragrant flowers above dark green, slightly glossy, large leaves which turn to a beautiful orange, red and yellow in autumn. For any humus rich soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot. VIII-X.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package5227 € 12,90*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Greenovia diplocycla var. gigantea var. nov. ined. Exclusive

Greenovia diplocycla var. gigantea var. nov. ined. Exclusive

30 (40) ø, an impressively large, only recently in 2001 by Malkmus-Hussein, B. recognized new variety. It is native to north-facing, partially shaded rocks in the northern and central parts of La Gomera. In contrast to the species, this variety is much larger in all parts. Its very large rosette of light green leaves is finely powdered with white wax and may gain up to 40cm in diameter. In contrast to Greenovia diplocycla its dormant rosette forms a perfect ball, covered in almost pure white dried leaf sheaths in summer - an utmost beautiful aspect! Its extraordinarily large inflorescence gains up to 30cm in height (!) and consists of up to 250 bright yellow single flowers from April through May/June. It occurs in a single small population in the North of La Gomera only. IV-VI.
50 seeds per package.

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seed package1931 € 19,90
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Hibiscus brackenridgei ssp. brackenridgei (Yellow Hawaiian Hibiscus)

Hibiscus brackenridgei ssp. brackenridgei (Yellow Hawaiian Hibiscus)

100 (150)cm, Yellow Hawaiian Hibiscus is a rare evergreen wild species from the Hawaiian archipelago with fresh green, broadly lobed leaves and ornamental, rather large, bright yellow flowers with a small reddish center. Easily grown in any rich, well drained substrate in full sun throughout the year and reduced watering in winter at a minimum of 20°C. VI-X.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package0250 € 14,90
seed package
Hibiscus scottii (Scott's Hibiscus) Exclusive

Hibiscus scottii (Scott's Hibiscus) Exclusive

80 (120)cm, Scott's Hibiscus is an utmost desirable, extremely rare and endangered, evergreen small woody shrub from Socotra island, offshore Yemen, where it occurs in open spots in dry forests. It has small glossy dark green leaves and surprisingly large, rich yellow flowers with a small dark red center. For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun throughout the year and reduced watering in winter at a minimum of some 20°C. Seeds are worldwide exclusively available from Rareplants.eu V-IX.
5 seeds per package.

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seed package0340 € 19,90
Nesocodon mauritianus (Blue Mauritius Bellflower)

Nesocodon mauritianus (Blue Mauritius Bellflower)

30 (50)cm, Blue Mauritius Bellflower is a highly threatened and extremely rarely cultivated perennial, with semi-woody stems, narrow lanceolate, dark green, serrated and glossy leaves and quite large, beautiful bright plum blue bellflowers with orange-red nectar drops inside. For any humus rich, well drained soil and a winter minimum of some 15°C in a sunny (winter) to partially shaded (summer) position. If we had to rate its overall rarity in nature as well as in cultivation, the Blue Mauritius Bellflower would range among the top 10 in our catalogue! V-VIII.
30 seeds per package.

Our price of € 0.43 per seed is the lowest you will find anywhere on the web. Other companies and private persons offer this species at between € 1.25 to more than € 8.50 per seed!

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seed package3226 € 12,90
Pamianthe peruviana (White Peruvian Daffodil)

Pamianthe peruviana (White Peruvian Daffodil)

40 (60)cm, White Peruvian Daffodil is a rare species from Peru and supposedly extinct in nature. It has long and broad, slightly bluish-green, glossy leaves and extremely large, pure white fragrant flowers of up to 15cm in diameter. Despite it's rarity it is easily grown in any humus rich, well drained and always slightly moist soil in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (summer) spot. Keep plants at a minimum of some 15°C throughout the year. Unlike most other Amaryllidaceae, Pamianthe peruviana makes pale brown seeds. Our seeds are hand selected and each one is controlled for viability. All non-viable seeds as well as those with insufficient embryonic tissue are discarted. Thus, you can be assured that you will receive only viable seeds from this botanical treasure! X-II.
2 seeds per package.

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seed package8843 € 7,99
seed package
Pseudohydrosme gabunensis

Pseudohydrosme gabunensis

170 (200)cm, an extremely rarely cultivated species which is similar to Anchomanes with deeply dissected leaflets on a tall spiny stem, and a most ornamental, short-stalked inflorescence with a very broad spathe in lemon-yellow and maroon-red shades. The inflorescence is followed by a very ornamental, upright infructescence of white berries turning lilac on maturity. An easy and showy species for any humus rich, very well drained substrate. Keep plants in a sunny spot and at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year. During dormancy reduce watering to a minimum. IV-VI.
1 (one) seed per package.

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seed package (1 seed)8725 € 24,90
Puya raimondii (Queen of the Andes)

Puya raimondii (Queen of the Andes)

300 (450)cm ø, Queen of the Andes is native of Peru and adjacent areas and makes the tallest inflorescence of all plants, eventually reaching up to 8m in height. It is an extremely rarely seen plant in cultivation and makes a huge, short stemmed and unbranched leaf rosette before the impressive inflorescence is produced with several thousand pale yellow flowers after some 40 to 80 years (!) in habitat. However, cultivated plants will reach flowering size much earlier after some 20 to 35 years "only" under appropiate growing conditions. The entire plant will gradually die down after setting seed, and propagation is by seeds only. Keep slow growing plants slightly drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C and in full sun throughout the year. Seeds are rarely available and only few packages are in stock. Tested viability of our seed stock is above 80% under optimal sowing conditions.
5 seeds per package.

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seed package8628 € 12,90*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Sophora gypsophila var. guadalupensis (Guadalupe Mountain Laurel)

Sophora gypsophila var. guadalupensis (Guadalupe Mountain Laurel)

2 (5)m, Guadalupe Mountain Laurel is a showy and threatened, tall woody, evergreen shrub to small tree from New Mexico and Texas, USA. It bears terminal racemes of bright purple flowers and silvery, pinnatifid leaves. For any rich, very well drained and preferably rocky soil in a sunny and protected spot. In colder areas preferably grow in pots or containers under frosfree conditions at a minimum of some 10°C in winter with reduced watering. Keep in fulll sun throghout the year. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Otero County, New Mexico, USA, at some 1.650m. VI-VIII.
7 seeds per package.

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seed package 7508 € 14,90
Tapeinochilos novaebudaensis (Dwarf Black Wax Ginger) Exlusive

Tapeinochilos novaebudaensis (Dwarf Black Wax Ginger) Exlusive

150 (200)cm, Dwarf Black Wax Ginger is similar to Tapeinochilos solomonensis, yet smaller in all parts and has dark chocolate-brown bracts. Tapeinochilos novaebudaensis is not a validly described name and its provenance is unknown. Sometimes it is included in Tapeinochilos solomonensis, yet it clearly differes from the latter. For any humus rich, well drained substrate at a minimum of some 20°C and in winter with slightly reduced watering. Sowings require sufficient heat to germinate. The optimal temperature range is between 25°C and 30°C. Lower temperatures will significantly slow down the germination process or may even inhibit it. V-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package0207 € 12,90
Tapeinochilos palustris (Black Wax Ginger) Exclusive

Tapeinochilos palustris (Black Wax Ginger) Exclusive

200 (300)cm, Black Wax Ginger is a rarely cultivated, evergreen tropical species. It makes tall stalks with a dense terminal head of dark greyish-maroon to almost black bracts. For any humus rich, well drained substrate at a minimum of some 20°C and in winter with slightly reduced watering. Sowings require sufficient heat to germinate. The optimal temperature range is between 25°C and 30°C. Lower temperatures will significantly slow down the germination process or may even inhibit it. V-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package9466 € 7,90