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Craspedia globosa
Billy Button



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

15 seeds
Craspedia globosa The brilliant yellow hue and dense spherical shape of Craspedia globosa make it a striking addition to both fresh and dried arrangements. Known as the "billy button," or "drumstick," Craspedia is a perennial wildflower of New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania. It has been cultivated in the United States as a garden flower since 1988. Blooming June to August, the 1" globes last and last. Long, sturdy stems. Height 3'. Full sun.

Zone 6-9
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Crepis rubra
Pink Hawksbeard



Qty $ 2.85 /packet

50 seeds
Crepis rubra Thrives even in Poor, Dry Soil

This delightful flower resembles a pink dandelion and is native to Italy and Greece. Unlike the dandelion, it is not invasive. It will maintain itself by re-seeding, however. Hawksbeard is a monocarpic biennial or annual, meaning that it will die after flowering, which may occur the first or second year. Blooms measure about 1" across on 16" stalks, first appearing late spring - early summer. Very nice for bedding and borders in sunny location, requires little care. Flowers close in afternoon.

Annual (all zones)
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Crescentia cujete
Calabash Tree



Qty $ 3.51 /packet

10 seeds
Crescentia cujete Native to tropical America, Calabash is outstanding in the landscape for its peculiar form and year-round production of flowers and fruit, both of which are unusual. The 2" flowers are yellow and green with red or purple veins, cup-shaped, and appear to emerge directly from the branches. These are followed by large, round fruit, 5 to 12" in diameter, with a smooth, hard shell, which hang directly beneath the branches. Dried Calabash goards are painted in bright colors and are fashioned into all sorts of decorative and useful objects, including maracas, bowls and containers. Carib Indians carve elaborate designs into the woody gourds during the softer green stage. When dry, the woody gourds are permanently etched with beautiful designs of native animals. Crescentia cujete is a small tree, growing to about 30' in height. Strictly tropical, it also makes an intriguing conservatory tree.

Zone 10+
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Cryptomeria japonica
Sacred Japanese Cedar



Qty $ 3.51 /packet

35 seeds
Cryptomeria japonica A beautiful, highly prized evergreen for bonsai, the Japanese Cedar deserves a place of honor in any collection. It is fast-growing and fairly easy to train but does not well abide pollution, salt sea air and harsh winds. Cryptomeria can grow to 60+ feet in nature and is often cultivated to form tall, dense hedges. In cooler climates in the winter, the foliage turns an extraordinary bronze color. The rough bark is reddish-brown and readily peels away. The tiny, round cones can last for a year or more on the tree.

Zones 6+

No export to Australia
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Cupressus macrocarpa
Monterey Cypress



Qty $ 2.96 /packet

50 seeds
Cupressus macrocarpa The Monterey Cypress has the most restricted distribution of any California tree, growing naturally in only two groves on the coast of Monterey County, California. Young trees are pyramid-shaped but spread with age. The conifer shape and small needle-like leaves make this evergreen a natural bonsai choice.

Zone 8+

No export to Australia
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Cupressus sempervirens
Italian Cypress



Qty $ 2.85 /packet

50 seeds
Cupressus sempervirens Italian Cypress is a tall, narrow evergreen, often used in formal landscaping or planted in a row (three feet apart) to make a fast-growing screen. Will reach 20 feet in height rather quickly and then continue to grow rather slowly to heights of 40 to 60 feet or more. Perhaps surprisingly, the species is also used as a versatile bonsai specimen. Cultivated since ancient times in the Mediterranean region, Italian Cypress can live up to 1000 years.

Zone 7b+

No export to Australia
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Cycas revoluta
Sago Palm



Qty $ 4.39 /packet

5 very large seeds
Cycas revoluta Not a palm at all but the most popular cycad in the world. Often cultivated as a houseplant, growth is slow up to 10' in height. Partial shade.

Zone 8+
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Cyperus alternifolia 'nana'
Dwarf Umbrella Plant



Qty $ 3.62 /packet

50 seeds
Cyperus alternifolia Umbrella Grass (sometimes called Umbrella Palm) is an ideal feature for tropical water gardens -- the wetter the roots are, the more it thrives. This dwarf variety, 'nanus,' reaches about 2 feet in height. A native of the swamps of Madagascar, Umbrella Grass has been cultivated as an ornamental for over 200 years. Clump-forming, prefers a rich, peaty soil. Roots should never be allowed to dry out and will flourish in up to 4 inches of water. In cooler climates, may also be grown indoors in containers.

Zone 8b+
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Cyperus papyrus
Egyptian Papyrus



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

50 seeds
Cyperus papyrus The Papyrus is an aquatic plant native to the Mediterranean basin and known for nearly 3,000 years for its use in making paper. Growing 6 to 10 feet tall on leafless green stems are the showy umbels composed of 50 to 100 graceful, arching and drooping hair-like rays 9 to 12 inches long. This plant is a vigorous grower in or out of water. Plant it up to 12 inches deep in water or in rich moist soil. Protect from wind. An excellent cut flower. Provide frost protection until plant is well established.

Zone 8b+
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Cyphomandra betacea
Tree Tomato


Qty $ 3.51 /packet

12 seeds
Cyphomandra betacea

The Tree Tomato, also known as Tamarillo, is an unusual large shrub native to Peru. The trees grow ten to twelve feet in height and may be single or multiple stemmed depending on how they are trained. The large, rather oval leaves may be six to twelve inches long. Small, pinkish fragrant flowers appear in the spring and the fruits mature during the fall and following winter. Tamarillos resemble the tomato in appearance and taste somewhat sweeter. Like tomatoes, they can be eaten as a vegetable and used in sauces, soups or other ways. They can also be made into jams and jellies. Tree Tomatoes are easily grown from seed and make excellent indoor or conservatory plants.

Zone 10+

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Cyrtostachys renda
Red Sealing Wax Palm



Qty $ 3.95 /packet

12 seeds
Cyrtostachys renda

Unless you live in a warm tropical climate, this gorgeous palm should probably be grown in a container indoors, where it can always be kept above 40° F. Commonly called the sealing wax palm, the Cyrtostachys renda is native to Malaysia, New Guinea and Sumatra. It has a beautiful red crownshaft and will reach a height of about 16 feet. A highly prized specimen!.

Zone 10+

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Taraxacum officinale
Dandelion


Qty $ 2.74 /packet

100 seeds
Taraxacum officinale The Dandelion is an herb, native to Southern Europe. It was brought by early settlers to North America where it has become widely naturalized. While the Dandelion can be a pesky weed in lawns and gardens, it is also very versatile and can be put to good use. Young dandelion leaves are used in salads, vegetables and soups. Dandelion flowerheads are used to make wine. The roots, dried, roasted and ground, make a delicious drink. And the herb is also used as a tonic. Easy to cultivate.

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.   

 —— Doug Larson

Zone 3-9
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Darlingtonia californica
Cobra Lily



Qty $ 3.95 /packet

12 seeds
Darlingtonia californica Carnivorous!

Cobra Lily is perhaps the most spectacular of all carnivorous plants, with the appearance of a cobra ready to strike. Found in wet areas of Western Oregon and Northern California, the Cobra Lily traps its prey in its hooded pitcher, from which there is no escape. This is a prized addition to any carnivorous plant collection, but cultivation can be challenging as the soil must be kept cool and very damp. Some people provide water every day by adding distilled ice chips, which serves to cool the soil. It appears that soil pH is not important, but the plant does require careful attention. Grows 18" - 24" in height and prefers light shade.

Zone 7+

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Datura metel
Purple Devil's Trumpet



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

15 seeds
Datura metel Native to the Southwest and Mexico, Datura Metel is a member of the Nightshade family and related to Jimsonweeds. Now grown mainly for its showy, prolific trumpet flowers, it has been used since ancient times in sacred ceremonies and as a witch's herb. The 7" upright flowers are a striking purple and white. Can be cultivated as an annual in the North and is very easily grown. The seeds take 3 to 5 weeks to sprout and should be started in damp peat moss.

Zone 9+ or Annual (all zones)

No export to Australia
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Datura stramonium
Jimsonweed



Qty $ 3.07 /packet

50 seeds
Datura stramonium Deadly Beauty

Datura stramonium belongs to the Nightshade family. The entire plant is poisonous if swallowed and should be kept away from children and pets. This annual grows to a height of 3-5', preferring sun and rich soil. Blooms are white with a later purple tinge, followed by interesting, thorny seed pods, as shown here, which can be used in arrangements.

Annual (all zones)

No export to Australia
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Decaisnea fargesii
Blue Bean Bush



Qty $ 4.17 /packet

10 seeds
Decaisnea fargesii Blue Bean is a large, deciduous shrub from Asia that is grown and named for its unforgettable, metallic-blue fruit. Reaches 12 - 16 ft in height. Plant is hardy to zone 5 when dormant. Some winter protection is advised until established. New growth may be damaged by late frost in the spring. Plant in full sun or part shade in rich, moist, loamy soil . Plant in groups or pairs for better fruiting. The fruits are edible with a mild flavor. Quite a novelty!

Zone 5+
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Delonix regia
Royal Poinciana



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

15 seeds
Delonix regia Native to Madagascar, the Royal Poinciana is surely near the top of the list of the world's most beautiful flowering trees. One of the nice features of this wonderful tree is that it produces open shade, which permits many plants to grow underneath that would not be possible in the dense shade of other trees. The Poinciana quickly grows to a height of about 40'.

Zone 9b+
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Desmodium gyrans
(syn: Codariocalyx motorius)

Telegraph Plant



Qty $ 4.61 /packet

35 seeds

Desmodium gyrans A delight to kids and adults of all ages

DANCING - MOVING PLANT!


This fascinating plant moves its leaves in a gyrating motion when stimulated by touch, heat or light. Young plants are especially responsive, so you'll see a good show soon after the seeds have sprouted.
  • A Great Gift or Stocking Stuffer
  • Unusual & Hard to Find
  • Fun & Educational
  • Easy to Grow
This is a tender perennial and should not be exposed to frost. Small purple flowers.

Zone 10+

No export to Australia
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Dianthus barbatus 'Nigrescens'
Sweet William var 'Sooty'



Qty $ 3.18 /packet

50 seeds
Dianthus barbatus Gothic Fragrance

The deepest black-maroon blooms grace this cold hardy biennial (flowers beginning the second year). Superb cut flowers and excellent bedding plant, only 12-15" in height. A must for the gothic garden. Blossoms early Summer. Full sun or light shade.

Zone 4-9
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Dichondra argentea
Silver Falls Dichondra



Qty $ 4.28 /packet

10 seeds
Dichonddra argentea Silver Falls now from SEED

A showpiece for hanging baskets or as an eye-catching groundcover. Velvety, silver leaves on silver stems that trail up to 6 feet. Nice branching without need for pinching. Drought and heat tolerant, full sun to part shade,

Annual (all zones)
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Dionaea muscipula
Venus Fly Trap

top seller

Qty $ 4.39 /packet

10 seeds
Dionaea muscipula Carnivorous Plant

The Venus Fly Trap is the most widely recognized carnivorous plant. The trap quickly snaps shut when its sensitive hairs are stimulated. It's fascinating to watch and educational, too.

Zone 7b+

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Dioon edule
Mexican Cycad



Qty $ 4.94 /packet

5 large seeds
Dioon edule You too can own your very own "living fossil", the name often applied to cycads because they have changed very little in the last 200 million years. Dioon edule is truly a handsome and distinctive specimen. And it is one of the most cold hardy cycads. Mature and established plants have been reported to tolerate temperatures down to 9 F for several days. This plant may eventually grow to just over ten feet in height -- a most useful size for landscape design. Dioon edule is always in high demand but seeds are usually quite scarce. Surprisingly easy to grow and care for, the Dioon edule is indeed a prized specimen and bound to attract many admirers.

Zone (8b)9+
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Dodecatheon clevelandii
Shooting Star



Qty $ 3.95 /packet

30 seeds
Dodecatheon clevelandii This delightful wildflower is native to hills, meadows and woodland areas along the coast of central to southern California. Closely related to Primroses and Cyclamen, Shooting Star prefers rich, slightly moist compost in partial shade to full sun. Once established, Shooting Star will eventually form large colonies, making it a great choice for naturalizing. A field of Shooting Stars is an amazing and unforgettable sight. Grows 5" to 16" tall. Blooms early spring (Feb - Apr) and sometimes as early as December. Several flowers will appear in umbrels atop the main stems. Goes dormant in Summer. Not to be overlooked, Shooting Star deserves to be included in more home gardens!

Zone 6-9
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Dolichos lablab 'Ruby Moon'
Hyacinth Bean



Qty $ 4.39 /packet

8 seeds
Dolichos lablab Hyacinth beans are fun to grow. They sprout easily, grow quickly, and have gorgeous flowers and seed pods. Edible, too! In tropical areas, the vine can reach 30 feet or more. In areas of frost, the plant is grown as an annual, though it may reappear the following year. Fairly uncommon but has been cultivated as a novelty plant in the U.S. for generations -- grown by Thomas Jefferson at Montecello! Purple flowers, veins and seed pods appear striking against the dark green foliage. Use to cover a fence or trellis, arrange in a hanging basket or even grow as a groundcover. Seeds can be gathered year after year!

Zone 8b or Annual (all zones)
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Dracaena draco
Dragon's Blood Tree



Qty $ 3.51 /packet

15 seeds
Dracaena draco Tree of the Ancients

Rewarding to Grow from Seed The Dragon's Blood Tree or Dragon Tree is a palmlike evergreen from the Canary Islands slowly growing to a height of up to 60 feet. The name comes from the red sap of this tree that was sold as Dragon's Blood and was said to be used by the ancient Egyptians during the embalment process. It was considered part of any witchcraft toolkit. The foliage can be brilliant and frequently variegated with red, yellow and green stripes along the edges of mostly green sword shaped leaves. They are winter hardy in Zones 10-11 but can be grown indoors everywhere else. Dracaenas will grow very well indoors if given plenty of light, rich garden soil, heat and moisture. Given time, this tree can become quite large but In containers they are not likely to attain a height of over 10 to 12 ft. for many decades. Propagation is easiest from seed.

Zone 10+
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Dypsis decaryi
Triangle Palm



Qty $ 3.95 /packet

10 seeds
Dypsis decaryi Very popular palm from Southern Madagascar, Triangle Palm is strictly tropical and will tolerate only light frosts. It is fast growing to about 25 feet under ideal conditions and makes a stunning landscape specimen or very unusual indoor palm. Seeds usually germinate within a month.

Zone 10+
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Dypsis lutescens
Butterfly Palm



Qty $ 3.62 /packet

50 seeds
Dypsis lutescens 50 seeds

Native to Madagascar, this elegant, medium size palm will survive light frosts but is most popular as an indoor potted plant. And the Butterfly Palm is a good choice for a first attempt at growing palms from seed.

Zone 10+
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