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Seeds for € 10.00 and more ... the RAREST plants

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Coreopsis gigantea (Giant Coreopsis)

Coreopsis gigantea (Giant Coreopsis)

100 (150)cm, Giant Coreopsis 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.

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 substrat in a sunny position throughout the year. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 12°C.
2 seeds per package.

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.
2 seeds per package.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hibiscadelphus distans (Hawaaian Mountain Hibiscus) Exclusive

Hibiscadelphus distans (Hawaaian Mountain Hibiscus) Exclusive

150 (200)cm, Hawaiian Mountain Hibiscus is an utmost rare and highly threatened species from Hawaii with smoothly haired, middle green, heart shaped leaves and axillary, zygomorph, greenish to wine red flowers followed by ovoid seed pods. Excellent container plant which is easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep drier at a minimum of some 15°C in full sun. VI-VIII.
7 seeds per package.

Nesocodon mauritianus (Blue Mauritius Bellflower)

Nesocodon mauritianus (Blue Mauritius Bellflower)

30 (50)cm, Blue Mauritius Bellflower is a highly threatened and extremly rarely cultivated perennial, woody sub shrub with 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.

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.

Sedum valens (Idaho Stonecrop)

Sedum valens (Idaho Stonecrop)

5cm, Idaho Stonecrop is an only in 2010 described new species from the Salmon River Canyon in Idaho, USA. It makes a single basal grayish-green, pubescent leaf rosette and a bright yellow flower head. For any rich, very well drained and preferably rocky soil in a sunny spot. An excellent plant for a protected spot in the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Idaho County, Idaho, USA, at some 600m. V-VI.
50 seeds per package.

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.

Symplocarpus foetidus (Skunk Cabbage) Exclusive

Symplocarpus foetidus (Skunk Cabbage) Exclusive

40 (70)cm, Skunk Cabbage is the only species in its genus which is native of North America where it grows in boggy marshes. It is an extremely rarely cultivated herbaceous rhizomatous perennial with an ornamental large, dark maroon and greenish mottled hooded inflorescence which is followed by large, short stalked leaves in mid spring. Symplocarpus foetidus is are very robust and longlived plant for any very moist, peaty or humus rich soil, e. g. at the edge of ponds. Plant in partial shade to full sun. Once established do not disturb plants. II-III.
2 seeds per package.

Tapeinochilos brassii Exclusive

Tapeinochilos brassii Exclusive

100 (150)cm, a medium tall species from Papua New Guinea with branching leaf stems and basal, stemless flower heads with bright orange-red bracts and protruding rich yellow flowers. 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-XI.
10 seeds per package.