2015 Seed List

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

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Muscari

Muscari discolor

Flowers in dense racemes, individual flowers are deep blackish-blue with a white apex and flaring white lobes.  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

 

 

Few only, Rarely offered
$6.00 each

Muscari spreitzenhoferi

A little Cretan endemic muscari with a bright tassel composed of sterile flowers.  The true flowers are the much duller purplish brown flowers which are ranged lower down the stem.

Rarely offered
$5.00 each
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 assoaus

Beautiful little clear yellow jonquil with slightly reflexed petals. A delight in a pot or in a sunny spot in the rock garden

 

Spring Flowering

Few only

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

Few only
$8.00 each

Paeonia

Paeonia cambessedesii

Dwarf species, endemic to the Balearic Islands, bearing big, rosy red flowers over smooth, grey-green, almost metallic foliage, crimson beneath. Breath-taking when in flower, and equally superb when not.      

Spring Flowering                       

$7.00
5 seeds per packet

Paeonia coriacea subsp. maroccana

A spectacular feature of the cedar-forest of the Moroccan Middle Atlas mountains. Smooth foliage & large rose-pink flowers. Absolutely temperature hardy but really needs cold winters & warm, dry summers. Ex Tom Mitchell coll. Rare Offering.

Spring Flowering

TCM 14-035
$6.00
5 seeds per packet

Paeonia flavescens

Large, bowl-shaped, white flowers, which in this case, are rimmed with a pink, conferring a beautiful, diffuse, picotee effect. Jim Archibald considered this disjunct Sicilian population perfectly distinct from the Greek plants. Being taller, and with a different leaf structure.

Spring Flowering

                                                                             

 

ex JCA 746.520 Italy, Sicily
$6.00
5 seeds per packet

Paeonia kesrouanensis

Previously offered as P. mascula ssp russi we now believe this to be incorrect. Native of Syria and western Lebanon, bearing large, soft-pink flowers, opening early on tall stems as the foliage unfurls.      

Late Winter to Spring Flowering                                        

$5.00
4 seeds per packet
Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii

Paeonia lutea var. ludlowii

Ludlow's tree peony

A deciduous shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 3 m (9ft) producing masses of golden yellow, bowl-shaped, single flowers from late spring until mid summer. A handsome deciduous shrub with marvellous deeply dissected leaves, needs no maintenance, and the bare stems allow for planting of small plants underneath. Best in full sun/part shade in good soil.

$4.00
6 seeds per packet

Paeonia mascula subsp. hellenica

Native to Greece where it is found in isolated colonies in the Peleponnese, Attica, Euboea and Andros. Big, sumptuous, crinkly, white flowers with red and yellow stamens over bold, blue-green foliage. A gorgeous thing!

Spring Flowering

$6.00
6 seeds per packet

Salvia

Salvia argentea

Silver Sage

An impressive foliage species grown for its massive rosettes of downy, silvery leaves. Spikes of yellow flowers appear in the second year but should be removed quickly to prevent the plant from dying. However one or two plants could be allowed to flower and set seeds, if self-sown seedlings are desired. Excellent at the front of the border where the foliage can be seen and appreciated.

$4.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Salvia sclarea

Clary Sage

Clary Sage is widespread in Greece and Turkey but this collection by the late Jim Archibald from the foothills of Nur Dag in Southern Turkey must rate as one of the best. It makes attractive mounds of broadly lanceolate, crinkly, grey-green leaves from which spring enormous columns of lilac-blue, white-lipped flowers surrounded by pink, white and green bracts.

Highlighted in my post on Monodendri in Northern Greece http://hillviewrareplants.com.au/ramblings/monodrendri-and-paraskevi-mon...

Spring and Summer Flowering

$4.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Sideritis

Sideritis syriaca

Sideritis syriaca

Mountain Tea

A high altitude plant commonly known as Iron Wort, and in the Balkans, as Mountain Tea. Low growing, perennial plant  native to the Balkans where is used since ancient times as a panacea. Tea made from it's flowering tops is very popular in Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Turkey and Albania where it is held in high esteem. An attractive perennial making a low silvery mound bearing clusters of small creamy-yellow flowers along willowy stems in summer.

Summer Flowering

$4.00
20 seeds per packet

Tulipa

Tulipa bifloriformis

A dwarf plant with lovely white flowers, each with a golden star in the throat, several to a stem. The small black tips to the anthers make a super contrast.

Spring Flowering

$3.00 each

Tulipa clusiana

An eye-catching combination of pure white flowers, flushed rose to mid-pink on exterior, not to be found in any other wild tulip.       

Spring Flowering                                                            

$4.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet
Tulipa sprengeri

Tulipa sprengeri

A very rare tulip recorded from a small area In Northern Turkey and now possibly extinct there. The last of its tribe to flower bearing bright scarlet blooms with olive-green tinge to the exterior.

 

Spring Flowering

$5.00
10 to 15 seeds per packet

Tulipa vvedenskyi

Everything a tulip should be with its large, brilliant red or orange flowers on tall stems over undulate, grey-green leaves. A stunning, vibrant masterpiece of a plant!

Spring Flowering

$4.00
10 seeds per packet

Tulipa vvedenskyi ‘Tangerine Beauty’

Large brilliant red flowers flamed with soft orange on tall stems over undulate, grey-green leaves.

Spring Flowering

$1.00 each

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