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Smilax (Subtropical Carrion Flower)

Carrion Flowers or Smilax are evergreen climbers from slightly moist, humus rich soils from the Mediterranean, the Canary islands, Central and South America and East Asia. They are nice foliage plants with heart-shaped to oval, usually glossy and leathery leaves and axillary born to pendulous racemes of rather small flowers followed by ornamental, densely packed bright orange to red berries. For any humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. All Smilax species require a climbing aid. Keep drier and sunny in winter at a minimum of some 5°C (Mediterranean and Canary species), respectivelay 10°C (tropical species from Asia and the Americas).
Sow in any rich soil in a sunny spot at a minimum of some 20°C throughout the year. Germination is irregular in all Smilax species and may take several weeks to several motnhs. After germination keep seedlings in partial shade.
Please note, that all parts are poisonous if swollen.
All are USDA Climate Zone 10.
7 seeds per package.
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Smilax aspera aff. var. balearica (Balearic Carrion Flower) Exclusive

Smilax aspera aff. var. balearica (Balearic Carrion Flower) Exclusive

150 (400)cm, a local form from the Balearic Carrion Flower from steep rock walls at roughly above sealeavel in western Malloca. It differs in various points from the common variety by its' larger fruits and seeds and slightly broader, more cordate leaves. For any rich, well drained substrate in a sunny spot throughout the year. Keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 5°C. II-IV.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8029 € 4,99
Smilax aspera ssp. aspera (Mediterranean Prickly Carrion Flower) Exclusive

Smilax aspera ssp. aspera (Mediterranean Prickly Carrion Flower) Exclusive

200 (500)cm, Mediterranean Prickly Carrion Flower has ornamental, leathery, dark green, heart shaped, perennial foliage and pendulous, multi-flowered racemes with many, most ornamental, bright orange red berries. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot. Keep drier in winter at a minimum of some 5°C. IV-VI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Cyprus)6386 € 0,99*
(ex Cyprus)
seed package (ex Sardinia, Italy)5253 € 4,99*
seed package (ex Sardinia, Italy)
(ex Sardinia)
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Smilax aspera ssp. mauritanica (Mauritanian Sarsaparilla) Exclusive

Smilax aspera ssp. mauritanica (Mauritanian Sarsaparilla) Exclusive

200 (700)cm, Mauritanian Sarsaparilla a perennial, evergreen climber with heart-shaped, glossy, leathery, dark green leaves and pendulous clusters with small whitish-cream flowers followed by dark red berries on older plants. Native of sunny spots in the upper xerophytic and laurel forest zone on all Canary islands (with exception of Lanzarote). Plants require a climbing aid. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. Keep drier in winter at a minimum of some 5°C.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package 4726 € 4,99*
* 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.
Smilax aspera var. balearica (Balearic Carrion Flower)

Smilax aspera var. balearica (Balearic Carrion Flower)

100 (300)cm, Balearic Carrion Flower is a variety endemic to the Balearic islands with very narrow, sometimes absent, leathery, dark green perennial foliage with small pale green to white spots on prickly stems and few-flowered racemes followed by ornamental red berries. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. Keep plants drier in winter at a minimum of some 5°C. II-IV.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package (ex Sant Elm)3501 € 1,99*
(ex Sant Elm)
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Smilax mollis (Hairy Sarsaparilla)

Smilax mollis (Hairy Sarsaparilla)

5 (10)m, Hairy Sarsaparilla is a perennial climber with leathery, dark green, oval leaves on hairy twining stems and inconspicuous whitish-green axillary flower clusters followed by most ornamental bright red and quite large fruits. Native throughout mountainous regions of Mexico to Northern South America. Plants require a climbing aid. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. Keep drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package8838 € 8,99
Smilax pendulina (Madeira Prickly Carrion Flower) Exclusive

Smilax pendulina (Madeira Prickly Carrion Flower) Exclusive

2 (4)m, Madeira Prickly Carrion Flower (formerly listed as Semele aff. aspera ex Madeira) is an endemic species from Madeira (Portugal) and differs from typical Mediterranean Smilax aspera for the larger size and shape of its' heart-shaped, glossy, plain green leaves and pendulous racemes of larger and most ornamental bright rose-red fruits. From open spots in the laurel forest. For any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot throughout the year. In winter keep plants slightly drier at a minimum of some 5°C. VI-VII.
10 seeds per package.

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seed package6489 € 4,99
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Smilax purhampuy

Smilax purhampuy

5 (10)m, Peruvian Sarsaparilla (syn. Smilax febrifuga) is a perennial climber from Peru with leathery, dark green, narrow heartshaped leaves on twining stems and inconspicuous whitish-green axillary flower clusters followed by most ornamental bright orange and quite larhge fruits. Plants require a climbing aid. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun throughout the year. Keep drier in winter at a minimum of some 10°C.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8837 € 9,99