2015 Seed List

Please note that this seed catalogue is now closed, and remains here for reference only.

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Cyclamen

Cyclamen intaminatum Marked Leaves

Instead of the usual plain leaves this strain has strongly marked leaves. The flowers are usually grayish white but can be pale pink.

Autumn to Winter Flowering

$7.00
10 seeds per packet

Cyclamen intaminatum Plain Leaf

Flowers here from December to June. Never really dormant! A real miniature for a raised bed or pot bearing nearly white flowers, sometimes pale pink, with silver-grey veins. Plain or marked orbicular leaves and naturally small tubers.

Autumn to Winter Flowering

$5.00
10 seeds per packet

Cyclamen kuznetzovii

This is a very even, dark-leaved form from the Czech Republic, given to us by the late Essie Huxley. Originally collected in the Crimea and given species ranking by Russian botanists its present status remains indeterminate.

Winter Flowering

$7.00
10 seeds per packet

Cyclamen persicum Autumn Flower/Silver Leaf

A beautiful variant of the normally spring flowering species. Recently discovered in Israel this variety begins flowering in Autumn and will occasionally repeats in spring. Lovely silvery patterned leaves and large white flowers with pink "noses". Few only.

Autumn Flowering

$5.00
5 seeds per packet
Cyclamen purpurascens

Cyclamen purpurascens

An evergreen woodlander with dark green, silver dappled leaves and large, fragrant, carmine-pink flowers mostly in summer. From the forests of eastern and western Europe so enjoys dappled shade.
Summer Flowering
$6.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Cyclamen purpurascens Silver Leaf

Rare silver leaves form of this marvellous European species. These plants originate from the Northern Lakes Region of Italy.

Summer Flowering

$5.00
5 seeds per packet

Cyclamen repandum

Carmine-pink flowers with dramatically twisted petals on long stems and large heart-shaped leaves, an elegant spring flower for shaded woodland conditions.

Spring Flowering

ex JCA 367.970
$4.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Cyclamen repandum var. Album

This is the uncommon white form of the species with dramatically twisted petals on long stems and large heart-shaped leaves, an elegant spring flower for shaded woodland conditions. An rare offering not to be missed.

Spring Flowering

$6.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Daphne

Daphne giraldii

Fragrant, yellow flowers in terminal clusters in early summer, these are followed by fleshy, red fruits. Upright, deciduous shrub growing to 60cm with mid-green, lanceolate leaves. Probably the best of the yellow flowered species in cultivation. Native of China in the northern Shensi region.

Rare Offering and Only Few Packets Avaiable

Spring Flowering

Daphne giraldii flowers by Averater

$4.00
3 seeds per packet

Daphne mezereum

February Daphne

Daphnes are grown for their beautiful and intensely fragrant blooms which are usually produced in winter or spring. This European species is a fragrant, usually pink-flowered, deciduous shrub. The blooms appear along its bare branches in early to mid winter, followed by bright red, fleshy fruit. Seed rarely offered because the're usually eaten by the birds!

Winter Flowering

$5.00
8 seeds per packet

Daphne mezereum Album

An upright deciduous shrub with narrow, dull green leaves and very fragrant crystalline white flowers before the leaves in winter to early spring, followed by yellow berries.

 

$5.00
3 seeds per packet

Daphne oleoides

Highly fragrant, creamy-white, late spring flowers followed by plenty of showy orange fruits on a dense, compact shrub. Native to the Mediterranean Region to the Caucasus. Rare Offering.

Spring Flowering

$5.00
5 seeds per packet

Dracunculus

Dracunculus canariensis

An exceptionally beautiful species from the Canary Islands. It makes a pure white, narrow spathe and a yellow spadix above several divided, fresh green leaves on a plain green stem. Unlike most of the other members of the arum family it has a strong, fruity, sweet scent. An very rare and exclusive offering.

Spring Flowering

$5.00
5 seeds per packet

Eryngium

Eryngium bourgatii

Stunning thistle-like perennial with deeply cut, variegated foliage and long lasting, intensely blue flowers. Species from Spain and Pyrenees with a number of excellent strains in cultivation. This probably the best.

Spring to Summer Flowering

$4.00
25+ seeds per packet

Fritillaria

Fritillaria alfredae subsp. glaucoviridis

A very graceful and beautiful species from the spiky oak forests of eastern Turkey. Elegant, glaucous-green flowers with narrow, blue-green scattered leaves along its tall stems. Sharply winged seed capsules extends the delight.

Spring Flowering

$5.00
10 seeds per packet

Fritillaria conica

An extremely rare plant from the SW flank of the Greek Peloponnese. Gorgeously crisp, large, yellow bells on 25cm stems with bright green foliage. An lovely treasure and what’s more its easy! Spring Flowering

$6.00
10 to 15 seeds

Fritillaria crassifolia subsp. kurdica

A variable and widespread species common to both Eastern Turkey and Iran. A choice little plant with large, fat, waxy bells in tints of bronze, lemon, garnet and olive green. Neat grey-green, twisted leaves.

Winter to Spring Flowering

$7.00
10 seeds

Fritillaria forbesii

Lime-tinged, yellow bells. Near F. carica, with which it grows, but taller, at 20cm. or so, and with narrow, linear, bright-green leaves. Endemic to the extreme south western region of Turkey, near to and on the Marmaris Peninsula. A very rare offering.

Spring Flowering

$6.00
10 seeds per packet
Fritillaria kittaniae

Fritillaria kittaniae

Thought by some to be intermediate between F. carica and F. pinardii  others punt for F. elwesii being in the mix.  Whatever its origin its new and very pretty with slightly recurved longish bells in yellowish-green variously striped and marked in brown.  A rare species not to be missed out on.

Spring Flowering

$7.00
10 seeds per packet

Fritillaria kotschyana

Ex Jim Archibald collection and to quote him re the parent plants - "Iran, Gilan/Ardabil, E of Khalkhal. 1900m. Alpine turf & moist gulleys. An intriguing form of this F. crassifolia relative from the Talesh range, near the border with Azerbaijan. Geographically, close to the Azerbaijan Talysh endemic F. grandiflora but different to it. Distinct as well from the cultivated, central Elburz forms, which grow about 300km. to the SE. Broad, glossy green foliage & big, pendant, pale-green bells with a variable, ghostly brown chequering or tinge. This has not been in cultivation before but this is a wet range & it does not seem to be unduly difficult."

Spring Flowering

JCA 497.760
$4.00
5 seeds per packet

Fritillaria latakiensis

A rare native to southern Turkey adjacent to the NW corner of Syria and little known in cultivation. Slim, tubular, almost black bells, often with a touch of emerald-green on the outer petals, borne on tall stems.

Spring Flowering

$5.00
10 seeds per packet
Fritillaria meleagris

Fritillaria meleagris

Snake's Head Lily
Arrestingly beautiful with its large, square-shouldered bells in subtle shades of reddish-mauve and grey on tall stems. An occasional white form may have found its way into this offering. Easy in the garden or pots.
Spring Flowering
$4.00
20+ seeds per packet

Fritillaria messanensis subsp. gracilis

A tall and handsome species of understated beauty from the Balkans bearing rich chestnut-brown bells with shining gold interiors. Very hardy and a vigorous species for the garden.

 

Spring Flowering

$4.00
10 seeds per packet
Fritillaria mutica

Fritillaria mutica

Broad, yellow to greenish-yellow bells, lightly flecked with black and reddish brown with winged seed heads as an added bonus. Tall American species closely related to the highly variable F. affinis, maybe sunk into it.

Spring Flowering

$6.00
10 seeds per packet
Fritillaria pyrenaica

Fritillaria pyrenaica

A strong-growing, robust species from the Pyrenees, easily cultivated in the open garden. Large, widely flaring, bell-shaped flowers in dark purple brown, shining yellow within, on tall stems.

$5.00
10 seeds per packet

Gladiolus

Gladiolus anatolicus

3 to 4 bright pinkish-purple flowers loosely arranged on one side of the flower spike. A medium sized species with narrow, sword-like leaves. Native to SW Turkey at lower elevations. Rare offering.

Spring Flowering

$4.00
10 seeds per packet

Helleborus

Helleborus argutifolius

Corsican Hellebore

An impressive shrub-like species with large, glossy, dark-green leaves divided into three overlapping toothed leaflets held above substantial semi-woody stem. Chartreuse green, cup-shaped flowers in later winter which remain in excellent condition for several weeks. A tough evergreen that will do best in an open fairly sunny position.

Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 1993

Winter Flowering

Picture of Helloborus argutifolius  by Frank Vincentz

$4.00
10 seeds per packet

Helleborus lividus

Majorcan Hellebore

This is a beautiful plant with a unique combination of flower and foliage and a true aristocrat of the genus. Open-cupped, dove-grey and pink flushed flowers are held on short spikes over exquisite foliage. The leaves are smooth or have a few small, widely spaced teeth, dark green and deeply veined and laced in cream and silver with purple-tinged backs. A rare native to the island of Majorca, this is one plant to all in love with at first sight.

Winter to Spring Flowering

$5.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Iris

Iris bicapitata

A medium bearded species endemic to the Gargano peninsula in northern Apulia, Italy. Bears two scented flowers in mid spring, commonly a rich violet form, but combinations of yellow, white and violet occur. Parent plants with white standards, pale violet patterned on white ground falls with a lemon beard. Rare in the wild but a fertile and vigorous in cultivation.

Only a Few Seed Packets on Offer.

Spring Flowering

$5.00
10 seeds per packet

Iris histrioides

One of the most sumptuous of the dwarf, bulbous irises. Its large violet-blue flowers, heavily spotted on the falls, push through the bare earth in early spring. Endemic to a small area of Samsun & Amasya provinces in NW Turkey. For further discussion see http://hillviewrareplants.com.au/ramblings/bijoux-bulbs-winters-living-j...   

Winter Flowering       

$8.00
10 seeds per packet

Iris purpureobractea

A very rare bearded iris from western Turkey, especially around Denizli and Mugla. It is variable in colour, either blue or yellow; with a white beard. We are offering seed from the blue form, which is a pale pearly blue suffused with darker blue in the center of the falls, hafts veined dull violet, beard white tipped yellow. It is so named because of the very conspicuous inflated purple spathes and bracts which subtend the flowers.

Spring Flowering

Picture supplied by Pat Toolan

$5.00
5 seeds

Iris unguicularis Albus

White Algerian Iris

Vigorous evergreen rhizomatous perennial to 30cm in height, with copious dark green leaves and very fragrant, pure white flowers with pale yellow throat in winter. Rare albino form of the normally purple to lilac flowering Algerian Iris. Rare chance for some seed.

Winter Flowering

$4.00
5 seeds per packet

Iris willmottiana

Up to 6 large, exquisitely marked pale-blue and white flowers bloom amid the shiny, channelled foliage. This species belongs to a large group of iris commonly called Junos but more correctly they all belong to the subgenus, Scopiris. Grows wild in the stony foothills of the Pamir Alai and a triumph  of rare beauty! They are not for beginners and strictly only 1 packet per order.

Spring Flowering

Picture provided by Oron Peri

$8.00
5 seeds per packet

Lilium

Lilium canadense

Stems of about 1.5m. whorled with lanceolate leaves carry umbels up to 20, large, nodding, flaring bells on long pedicels. The colour is usually yellow to orange-yellow, speckled inside with black-purple. Bold and beautiful American species rarely offered. 

Summer Flowering                                          

$7.00
10 seeds per packet

Lilium Golden Trumpets

Wonderfully vigorous and reliable group growing upwards of 2m in suitable conditions. Strongly erect stems are clothed in scattered narrow leaves and can carry as many as 15 thickly sculptured trumpets. These are widely flaring at the mouth and sometimes mildly rolled back and can range from deep gold to buttery yellow often flushed polished mahogany on the exterior.

Mid Summer Flowering

$4.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Lilium japonicum

This beautiful, soft-pink trumpet lily, considered one of the gems of the genus, has from 1 to 5, fragrant, broadly funnel-shaped flowers borne on slender stems. In the wild it grows on summer wet, cool, shady slopes so acid, humus-rich soil in woodland is recommended. Native to southern Honshu, Japan where it is known as Sasa-yuri or the Bamboo Lily. Rare offering and a only a few packets to go.

Summer Flowering

$4.00
6 seeds per packet

Lilium leucanthum var. centifolium

One of the most highly prized Chinese species reaching and sometimes exceeding 2.5m and bearing between 5 and 25 large pale, creamy-white, open-faced trumpets. These are buttery-yellow in the throat and stained pinkish-purple on the reverse of the petals. Scattered, narrow, light green leaves and purplish bulbs. A few packets on offer.

Summer Flowering

$4.00
5 seeds per packet

Lilium mackliniae

A very choice and distinctive species bearing early in the season beautiful shell pink to lilac-mauve hanging bells that are more reminiscent of a fritillaria than a lily! Another of Frank Kingdon Ward’s discoveries from Manipur, the area of north eastern India once called Assam. Named in honour of his wife Jean (nee Macklin). Up to 75cm in height bearing at most 6 or 7 flowers in good humus rich soil. A true gem.

$5.00
10 seeds per packet

Lilium martagon

A Euro-Siberian turkscap lily. Stems to about 1.5m, whorled with dark leaves, carry speckled, pendant flowers in pale pink to maroon in early summer. Long history in cultivation and one of the best garden plants in the genus.     

Early Summer Flowering 

Picture by Orchi at Seiser Alm 649

$5.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Lilium martagon Album

Turk's Cap Liliy

Superlative white form of the Turk's Cap Lily. Its waxy orbs of bone-white luminesence making a snowfall in summer.

Summer Flowering

Many people have asked us how to grow martagons well: Add plenty of humus to the soil when planting, cover with leaf mould and be patient, as they're slow to get going. Don't disturb the bulbs. As with all lilies, be careful not to splash the stems, leaves and flowers when watering to avoid disease

$5.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Lilium regale

Christmas Lily

A wonderful lily with a gripping story of its introduction into cultivation. Ernest “Chinese” Wilson found it in 1903 clinging to rocky precipices in torrent driven gorges of Western Sichuan. Large white trumpets, rose-purple without and a canary yellow throat on long arching stems to 2m covered with scattered leaves. Each producing an overwhelmingly sweet perfume that arrives, without fail, during those heady days of an Aussie Christmas!       

Summer Flowering

 

$4.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Lilium regale Album

A truly magnificent lily with green tinted buds opening to waxy, pure white flowers with a golden throat, and all the perfume of L. regale. 

Few Packets Only on Offer.

Summer Flowering

$5.00
10 seeds per packet

Lilium rubellum

A very rare offering from Japan, this lily does best in an acid well-drained soil with some shade. The flowers are wide-open trumpets of lovely soft pink, sometimes with a few darker spots in the centre and sweetly perfumed. One of the most beautiful lilies and one of the earliest to flower, ours were open in late November.

Spring to Early Summer Flowering

Picture by AB12

$5.00
5 seeds

Lilium sulphureum

A majestic trumpet lily with erect stems, to over 3m high, densely clad in many, narrow, dark green leaves & carrying a compact head of about 12, long trumpets. These can range in colour from soft yellow to creamy green.

Late Summer

Picture by Mag. Dr. Markus Hohenegger

ex Chen Yi.
$5.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Meconopsis

Meconopsis betonicifolia

Himalayan Blue Poppy

One of the most impressive of all shade garden plants this ravishing beauty bears large, satiny, disk-shaped flowers of the truest shade of blue in late spring and early summer.

Himalayan Blue poppies are not difficult to grow, but they are only suitable for particular sites: Acid or slightly acid soil, which is moist but well-drained and enriched with leaf mould or humus to prevent stagnation; in a partially shaded site with shelter from cold, dry winds. Cool, damp summers are a big plus but hard to find in Australia except perhaps Macquarie Island! The seed is easy to raise and will provide a lot of plants to play with but check specialist sites for finer details.

Spring and Early Summer Flowering

Picture by Syker Fotograf
 

$5.00
15+ seeds per packet

Muscari

Muscari caucasica

Tall flower spike with a tassel of infertile violet or blue flowers at the top with yellowish tubular fertile flowers packed into the bottom section. Curving grey-green leaves. Similar to M. comosum and M. weissii  and now all of these are considered separate from the muscaris and moved to their own genus, Leopoldia. This species is native to Iran and a rare offering.

Spring Flowering

$4.00
5 seeds per packet

Muscari discolor

Flowers in dense racemes, tubular-campanulate, 6-8mm long, deep blackish-blue with white apex, mouth open and flaring. Two to four, narrow, channelled leaves curling on the ground below a very dense and quite large flower head.

Spring Flowering

Native of Turkey, in steppe country at 900-1100m. Coll. LST 424

 

 

$4.00
5 seeds per packet
Muscari weissii

Muscari weissii

Amethyst-purple to pinkish lilac sterile flowers top a tall stem bearing caramel-brown to bronze ones lower down. Local on some Greek & Turkish islands this is a rare and striking plant.

Spring Flowering

$5.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Narcissus

Narcissus cyclamineus

The most sought after of all the wild daffodils and like no other. Irresistible, brilliant yellow, long, narrow, pendent, trumpets with fully reflexing petals. Likes it cool & moist. Image supplied by Ian Young.
$6.00
10 seeds per packet

Narcissus triandrus subsp. pallidulus

Delightful species with 2 to 3 pale yellow or cream, pendulous flowers with strongly reflexed petals on 30cm stems. A rare offering from Spain and Portugal requiring a cool site in sandy, acid soil to do well.

Creme de la creme!

Spring Flowering

$5.00
5 seeds per packet

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