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

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Arisaema polyphyllum

Arisaema polyphyllum

45 (70)cm, a species from the Philippines with a tall stalk with an elegant umbrella-like leaf and a brownish-purple spathe striped white. An easily cultivated species for any humus rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot and for a frostfree wintergarden or greenhouse with a winter minimum of some 15°C. The offered clone BSWJ3904 has very dark purplish-brown spathe. V-VI.

Arisaema sazensoo

Arisaema sazensoo

30cm, a very showy species from the Kirishima hills of Kyushu, Japan, with a broad, dark brown or dark reddish-brown, white striped spathe and white spadix inside. For any rich, well drained and well aerated substrate in a partially shaded spot. In winter keep dormant tubers drier at a minimum of 10°C. IV.

Arisaema undulatifolium

Arisaema undulatifolium

35 (45)cm, a showy species from the Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, with a tall stalked inflorescence with a brown and white striped spathe held above usually two leaves with numerous narrow lealflets. For any rich, well drained and well aerated substrate in a partially shaded spot. In winter keep dormant tubers drier at a minimum of 10°C. IV.

Calochortus kennedyi (Desert Mariposa Lily)

Calochortus kennedyi (Desert Mariposa Lily)

15 (25)cm, Desert Mariposa Lily is one of the showiest and extremly rarely cultivated Calochortus species with brilliant orange flower cups. It is naive of rocky and open spots in the North Transverse Ranges, he White and Inyo Mountains, and the Mojave Desert, USA. For any rich, very well drained substrate in a sunny and protected spot. In cooler and moister regions preferably grow under frostfree conditions in pots. During dormancy in summer keep bulbs completely dry. In winter keep at a minimum of some 5°C with careful watering. V-VI.

Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianum (California Soap Plant)

Chlorogalum pomeridianum var. pomeridianum (California Soap Plant)

40 (80)cm, California Soap Plant makes a rather large bulb and a dense rosette of long leaves with usually wavy margins, and a central filigree, branching spike with white flowers with a dark purple mid vein. For any rich, very well drained substrate in a sunny and protected spot. In cooler and moister regions preferably grow under frostfree conditions in pots. During dormancy in summer keep bulbs completely dry. In winter keep at a minimum of some 5°C with careful watering. V-VI.

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.

Dendroseris marginata (Juan Fernández Cabbage Tree)

Dendroseris marginata (Juan Fernández Cabbage Tree)

300 (450), Juan Fernández Cabbage Tree is a fantastic, tall and broad, rarely branching woody shrub with very large (up to 40cm long!), oval, fresh green, glossy leaves in terminal rosettes. A threatened species due to habitat loss. It resembles Dendroseris litoralis and differs by somewhat smaller, yet still large, pendulous, rich orange flowers. It is endemich of the island of Juan Fernández. A spectacular plant easily grown in a large container in any humus rich, well drained soil in a partially shaded (summer) to sunny (winter) spot. In winter keep plants drier at a minimum of some 10°C. Handselected seeds from plants grown in Europe. V-VII.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Musschia wollastonii (Madeira Giant Bellflower) Exclusive

Musschia wollastonii (Madeira Giant Bellflower) Exclusive

180 (400)cm, Madeira Giant Bellflower is a most impressive monocarpic plant with a single tall, slightly woody stem topped by a rosette of very large, up to 100cm long, pubescent, serrated, broadly lanceolate leaves, from which emerges the giant, lax pyramidal inflorescence with numerous pale yellow to brownish-red, upwards facing flowers. A spectacular plant which is very rare in nature, growing on vertical, moist cliffs in few sites in the laurel forest in central Madeira. Musschia wollastonii prefers a humus rich soil, which should be kept always slightly moist, and a partially shaded spot in summer, sunnier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C. IX-XII.

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.

Penstemon uintahensis (Uinta Mountain Beardtongue)

Penstemon uintahensis (Uinta Mountain Beardtongue)

10 (15)cm, Uinta Mountain Beardtongue is an unusual and very rare dwarf species from the Uintah Mountains in Utah, USA. It makes a compact, basal rosette wth leathery leaves and rather large, sky-blue flowers. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. An excellent plant for the rock garden. Seeds from a certified wild collection in Uintah County, Utah, USA, at some 3.500m. VI-VIII.

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.

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.

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.

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.