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Metaplexis (Rough Potato) & Periploca (Silkflower Vine)

Rough Potatoes and Silkflower Vines are native from the Mediterranean through East Asia. All species make quite long, either annual or woody perennial, deciduous vines. The typical star like flowers within the silk flower family are followed by two capsules which will open to free small narrow seeds on long, silky parachutes.
Sow flat in any rich, well drained soil. Keep pots ourside in a protected spot during winter. Transplant seedlings in autumn or late spring. Note: All species within the silk flower family (Asclepiadaceae) contain a poisonous milk sap!
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
10 seeds per package.
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Metaplexis japonica (Japanese Rough Potato)

Metaplexis japonica (Japanese Rough Potato)

3 (5)m, Japanese Rough Potato is a very rarely cultivated perennial from East Asia and Japan. It makes annual, fast growing vines from a perennial rootstock and showy, fringed whittish-rose star-like flowers. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a shaded to sunny spot. Plants require a climbing aid. VI-VIII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package8248 € 3,99*
* 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.
Periploca graeca (Oriental Silkflower Vine)

Periploca graeca (Oriental Silkflower Vine)

5 (10)m, Oriental Silkflower Vine is a rarely seen, tall, vigorous woody vine native of Italy, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey, growing in woodlands and thickets. Makes large, leathery, glossy, dark green leaves and brownish red flowers on woody, deciduous vines and long seed capsules. Easily grown in any rich, well drained soil in a shaded to sunny spot. V-VII.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package2640 € 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.