Tuesday

Rare Seeds - Brugmansia relative with miniature blue Angel's Trumpets

Iochroma australe is a rare Brugmansia relative with miniature blue Angel's Trumpet.
Also known as "Blue Brugmansia" (Brugmansia relative), Mini Angel Trumpet, Iochroma australis, Iochroma australe, Acnistus australis and Dunalia australia - also available in Snow White. A fine, rare blue trumpet specimen.
The flowers are 2"-3" long and bloom for an extended period. They look like miniature Brugmansia flowers. The dropping flowers scattered make a beautiful carpet of blue.
Native to Argentina, mostly cultivated in Europe, this rare fast growing evergreen likes sun to part sun and average water. Needs occasional pruning. Grows to 6'. Frost tender. Fruit and leaves are not eatable.
This tropical perennial does excellent in a container. Hummingbirds love the flowers and so does everyone else!
  Seeds available:

Dr. Seuss Plant Blue Tree Echium Blue Steeple Rare Seeds

Echium pininana is undeniably an eye stopper, a magnificent inflorescence with dense panicles of blue flowers borne above branches of dusty linear leaves. When in bloom, it is a magnet for hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. The rosettes of large leaves are attractive even as a 'not yet' flowering plant and the flower spikes can reach over 12ft when grown in mild areas so it is worth waiting for. On a sunny day, as you approach the spire you can hear the hum of hundreds of bees feasting on the flowers. Classified as endangered due to its restricted distribution range. This species is endemic to the island of La Palma, the Canary Islands, Spain.
Certainly the most sought-after of all Echium species that will bring crowds flocking to see it. Stunning!
Full sun is not essential, although partial shade will limit the ultimate height attained, requires well drained soil.
Zone 8+. Seeds available

Other Names: Giant Viper's Bugloss, Echium pininana, Blue Steeple, Tree Echium, Pine Echium, Tower of Jewels, Echium pinnifolium, Tajinaste, Taginaste



True Black Winter Emmer Ancient Grain Scarce Seeds

Black Winter Emmer is a magnificent and scarce heirloom wheat (Urkorn) that can be traced back to 3000 BC. It will impress the most modern of cereal breeders with its totally erect leaf architecture. Its stems are stiff and lodging-resistant. It thrives in drought or heavy rain. This is a strikingly beautiful ancient grain with dark purple to black husks and long awns. Highly ornamental, tall and perfect for unique dried flower arrangements. Very limited amounts of seeds available, however, a single seed, successfully grown and harvested, typically produces several hundred of its kind.
Fusarium resistant. Used to be savored in soups, Bulgar, breakfast cereal or flat-breads and pasta. Highly nutritious. Cold Hardy. Seeds available.

Other Names: Schwarzer Emmer, Urkorn, Urgetreide, Urweizen, Black Wheat, Ornamental Wheat, Black Farro, Zweikorn, Black Winter Emmer, Ancient Grains, Heirloom Grain, Schwarzwerdender, Farro Nero, Restoration grain, Restoration seeds

Fresh Monkey Puzzle Tree Rare Seeds

Very unusual and exotic looking prehistoric specimen Tree. The tree is native to central and southern Chile and western Argentina. Because of the great age of this species, it is sometimes described as a living fossil. Its conservation status was changed to Endangered by the IUCN in 2013 due to its declining abundance.
Distinctive, armor-like, scale-like, triangular leaves, persist for 10 to 15 years, sometimes longer on the trunk, ovate-lanceolate in shape, 1 to 2 inches long, shiny green
Cones are erect, globular, dark brown, and 4 to 7 inches long by 3 to 6 inches wide, scales have long triangular recurved points; developing in 2-3 years and falling off at maturity; seeds are brown to orange, triangular in shape, 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, the edible nut is long and narrow with 2 small even wings that are denticulate at the top. It is the national tree of Chile. Hardy to zones 7-11.
Seeds Available

Unique Clianthus puniceus Seeds

Clianthus puniceus is from the Leguminosea family (pea family) that grows 3 to 5 feet tall and wide.
It is a soft woody shrub with a rather sprawling habit and has pendulous clusters of bright red flowers in Spring. Can be trained into tree form.
It is rare and endangered in the wild with only a few wild populations been found, in the North Island of New Zealand.
Zone 8b+.  Seeds Available

Rare Seeds Blue Flowering Abutilon


Abundant numbers of large blue/purple mallow- like 2 - 3 1/2" inch wide bowl shaped flowers in early summer and maple like leaves. Abutilon is an ideal plant for a cool greenhouse, and will live happily outside in the summer on a patio or other sunny, sheltered spot in the garden. Being half-hardy, Abutilon Vitifolium needs protection from frosts. Plants growing outside on the patio should ideally be brought indoors for winter and kept in a light, frost-free place, watered sparingly, until the following spring.
Container grown Abutilons do tend to be smaller than those growing in the ground but have the advantage of being able to be moved to a warmer site during the colder months. Abutilon vitifolium can be pruned in summer after flowering. Dead heading will keep the plant vigorous and prolong the flowering season. Zone 7+
Seeds Available


 Syn: Corynabutilon vitifolium


Thursday

Candy Cane Sorrel Oxalis a Red and White Beauty


This intriguing half hardy alpine produces crimson striped, funnel shaped buds like tiny striped barbers poles! 

The striking petals open to reveal pretty white flowers with crimson margins. A fascinating talking point for a frost free greenhouse. In exceptionally mild areas it can be grown outside at the front of borders or in sheltered rockeries.

Grows up to 6-12" tall. Prefers full to partial sun. Blooms from July until October, giving you months of enjoyment of this unique garden sorrel.. Hardy in zones 7-9. 

-Bulbs are currently sold out

Beautiful Rare Chilean Sapphire Tower

The highly ornamental Sapphire Tower is a hardy bromeliad relative native to regions of Argentina and Southern Chile along the slopes of the Andes Mountain Range. The plant kingdom at its flamboyant best.

It grows in areas with relatively dry and well drained soils with plenty of sunlight and does not require a lot of water.

It produces 2-3 foot wide rosettes of marginal-spined leaves that are silver-gray and striped beneath. 


When mature, the 4-5 foot tall, thick branching spikes produce long-blooming flowers that are neither sapphire blue nor sapphire green; they are an intense combination of the two colors. Bright orange stamens provide a lively contrast. A truly unique and incredible flower color. Blooms faster than the related Puya berteroniana.

In South America, the fleshy hearts of Puya flowers are frequently shredded, similar to cabbage in coleslaw and eaten in salads.
This plant makes a good specimen accent in a dry garden. It also works well in containers. Zones 8-11. Seeds are currently available

Tuesday

Tower of Jewels

One flower that is sure to make jaws drop is the Echium wildpretii of tower of jewels flower. The amazing biennial can grow from 5 to 8 feet
tall and is coated in the second year with brilliant pink flowers. If sheer size doesn’t impress you, the silvery foliage and prominent anthers, give the flowers and foliage a sparkle when sunlight hits them.
This variety of Echium is native to the Canary Islands off the coast of Morocco. In this region the weather is mild with sunny warm sea breezes in summer and cool, but not freezing, winters. Echium tower of jewels starts its first year of life as a grayish to silver rosette set low to the ground and in the second year, it produces a tall, thick flower spire with slightly ragged silver foliage below. The spire bursts with cerise to salmon pink-cupped flowers arranged in rows upon rows. Each of the nearly one hundred blooms has white anthers reaching out from the throat of the flower.
These catch the light and along with the foliage, making the plant appear to be dipped in pixie dust.
The Echium tower of jewels flower will give you years upon years of breathtaking beauty and architectural delight. Zones 8+. Seeds are currently available.

Christmas Bells Sandersonia aurantiaca

Sandersonia aurantiaca, known as christmas bells, is a climbing bulbous plant from South Africa with attractive orange-yellow, bell-shaped flowers.
These beautiful and long-lasting flowers were once common in their wild habitat of Swaziland, but are now threatened due to the expansion of agricultural activities.
Sandersonia is a half hardy, perennial. Grow in a sheltered, sunny site with well-drained soil. As its name suggest, the flowers have a very unusual urn-like shape, and form at the tips of slender, bow-shaped stems. Highly prized and long lasting cut flower.

Seed are available

Friday

Chocolate Colored Flowers

A very unique seed collection of chocolate and cherry chocolate colored Flowers. Makes an unusual visual Gift for the chocolate-loving gardener without a single calorie; or anyone with a taste for the extraordinary. Will not melt in your hands.

This collection comes includes 9 types of individually packaged Seeds (20 seeds each): tastefully gift wrapped upon request

Visual garden candy. The flowers and plants are not edible.



Available here:  Box of 'Chocolate'

Rose of Siam Ginger

An absolutely stunning species known to generate more blooms per square yard than any other Etlingera. The foliage is only 6-9 foot high and prefers partial shade. 

Plants of the ginger family called Zingiberaceae are a diverse group of perennial herbs with over 50 genera and 1500 species spread throughout tropical and subtropical regions. 

Almost Black Flowers and Vegetables

2 very unique seed collection of almost black organic  heirloom / heritage Flowers or Vegetables. 

Makes an unusual Gift for the person that likes the darker things in Life or anyone with a taste for the extraordinary. The near black shades of dark purple to dark maroon make for a stunning display and great conversation. Seeds can be saved for another season.

 


Buy the seed collections on the below provided link to the store. Most of the varieties in are also available in individual packets.

Almost Black Flowers and Veggies   We ship worldwide.

 

Firewheel Stenocarpus Sinuatus

This fabulous rain forest plant is native to Australia, and is cultivated successfully around the world. Exotic as it appears, it's easy to grow, thrives outdoors in zones 9-11 and is an excellent container plant indoors. All of our seeds come with germination guidelines.

Currently available:  (10 Seeds) w/Instructions


Corkscrew Vine Vigna Caracalla

The unique flowers of the Snail Vine make it something completely different. It is a fast-growing, twining climber bearing from summer into autumn twelve inch racemes of very striking, quite extraordinary, large, very fragrant, two inch blooms, with an unusual mixed purple-cream-yellowish color, resembling snails. A plant for your greenhouse or zone 8b+ outdoors where it should flower the first year from seed. Very rare and limited because the plant, by nature, does not produce many seed pods. 

Available here:
Corkscrew Vine Vigna Caracalla

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Ipomoea Stictocardia beraviensis Hawaiian Sunset Vine

Rare collector vine. Also called Hawaiian Sunset Bell Flower, Ipomoea beraviensis
This tropical vine is a fast grower, covering a trellis or fence within a few weeks to 6 months. It is equally happy with full sun to complete shade and blooms sporadically year round. The spectacular intense yellow and orange streaked flowers are scented and 2-3" across. The velvety leaves are heart shaped, 5-6" in diameter in full sun, but as much as 1' in filtered light. This evergreen vine can take a few hours of frost, but may come back from roots in longer periods of cold. It may also be grown in a container.


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