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Nandina domestica
Heavenly Bamboo



Qty $ 3.07 /packet

50 seeds
Nandina domestica Commonly called Heavenly Bamboo because of its resemblance to bamboo, Nandina can be used in virtually any part of the landscape and is especially useful in full or part sun, where the foliage color is superb. The new growth is often bronze to rose in color, becoming green with age. In the fall and winter, the growth takes on autumn leaf colors: red, orange, bronze and pink. The plant has added value in that it provides cut branches for use in floral arrangements year round. As the plant matures, late summer and early fall flowers may develop, eventually producing red berries. The flower clusters are quite large - 8" to 12" - and can be dried for arrangements.

Planted in the garden near night lights, Nandina will cast a beautiful silhouette....

Nandina is a very popular plant in Japanese gardens due to its leaf texture and color. In the Japanese home garden this plant will often be found near the front or back door, as it is considered the 'friendship plant'. Legend says that a Nandina beside the front door serves to listen to the worries of the head of the household. So if you don't mind speaking to plants, this one might work!

Evergreen to 5° F, slow to moderate growth, 5 - 8' in height.

Zone 6+
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Nannorrhops ritchiana
Silver Mazari Palm



Qty $ 4.83 /packet

8 seeds
Nannorrhops ritchiana

Cold Hardy Palm

Over the past few years, this blue/silver leaved Nannorrhops from S-Pakistan and Iran has proved to be one of the most valuable additions to the range of cold hardy palms. It will thrive in the tropics as well as in temperate areas, with good drainage even in wetter regions, and with ample heat it is easy to germinate and, surprisingly enough, VERY FAST growing, producing thick, blue/silver, sometimes almost white, leathery fan-shaped leaves. In winter, if kept dry, it will resist temperatures as low as about -10°C.

Zone 7b+

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Nelumbo nucifera
Sacred Water Lotus

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Qty $ 4.39 /packet

12 seeds
Nelumbo nucifera The lotus is one of the most beautiful and best known of wetland plants, growing in still waters all over the world. The species seen in southeast Asia is Nelumbo nucifera. The lotus is a symbol for the Buddha and also represents purity. It blooms briefly and represents the power of the soul to rise from the muddy waters of the lower realms of consciousness into the sunlight of a better life. Seeds have been found that would still germinate after 1,300 years.

Lotus are spectacular plants with vibrant blossoms and luxuriant waxy-green foliage that cups upward. They are revered in China as both sacred symbols and edible food items. Lotus is one of the easiest plants to care for.

Zone 4+
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Nemesia strumosa
Danish Flag Nemesia



Qty $ 2.74 /packet

50 seeds
Nemesia strumosa Striking Color Combo

Blood red top petals contrast vividly against the creamy white bottom petals of this compact, 10" half-hardy annual. Easy to grow in tubs, window boxes, and borders and is a real eye-catcher. Start indoors this winter for early summer blooming.

Annual (all zones)
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Nemesia strumosa
KLM Nemesia



Qty $ 2.74 /packet

50 seeds

Nemesia strumosa

Contrast of Color

Named after the colors of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the royal blue top petals contrast against the white bottom petals of this striking annual.  10” height compact plants, easy to grow in tubs, window boxes, and borders and is a real eye-catcher. Start indoors this winter for early summer blooming.

Annual (all zones)
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Nemophila menziesii
Penny Black



Qty $ 3.07 /packet

25 seeds
Nemophila menziesii A Must for Gothic Gardeners
& Black Blossom Collectors


Penny Black is a compelling little ground hugger with a trailing habit, good for ground cover, containers and hanging baskets. Provides a good contrast for your borders. Prolific 1" deep purple to black blooms with silvery white edges adorn this hardy annual. Plants are only 2" - 4" in height but will spread about 15".

Sow in early spring barely covering the seed in part shade or sun and keep watered. About 3 weeks to germinate.

Annual (all zones)
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Nepeta cataria
Catnip



Qty $ 2.74 /packet

150 seeds
Nepeta cataria Grow your own Catnip! Grow your own if you want fresh, high-quality, industrial-strength catnip. Catnip was cultivated for cats by the classical Greeks and Romans and probably earlier. The active chemical in catnip is nepatalactone, which can quickly reduce your cat to a mass of drooling fur. Very easy to grow (if you can keep your cats away long enough). Reaches about 3 feet in height, will grow just about anywhere and readily self-seeds.

Annual (all zones)
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Nicandra physaloides
Shoofly



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

35 seeds
Nicandra physaloides The individual blooms last only a day or so but Nicandra physaloides produces a succession of lavender-blue and white flowers from summer to autumn. The flowers are followed by attractive seed pods, which resemble Chinese Lanterns. Variegated foliage adds further interest. This annual freely self-seeds. Grows to about 30" in height and prefers a well-drained, sunny location. Easy to grow from seed.

Annual (all zones)
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Nigella damascena
Love-in-a-Mist



Qty $ 2.74 /packet

125 seeds
Nigella damascena Misty blue flowers and occasional shades of white and pink are at home in the cottage garden. Very effective with a wide range of companion plants and also make excellent cut flowers. The colorful blooms seem to float amongst a mantle of wispy foliage. Flowers appear about three months after sowing and are followed by unusual but very ornamental seed pods that can be used in dried arrangements. Love-in-a-Mist is an annual that will self-seed easily year after year, sometimes popping up in unexpected places in the garden. Sow directly in the ground as transplanting is difficult. Will grow 18 to 30 inches in height.

Annual - all zones.
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Ochroma pyramidale
Balsa Tree



Qty $ 3.84 /packet

8 seeds
Balsa Tree
The Balsa tree produces one of the lightest and strongest woods -- Pound for pound stronger than oak Native to the tropical regions of South America, the balsa, or corkwood, tree is noted for its extremely lightweight wood. The word balsa is Spanish for float or raft. Spanish explorers found the natives of the New World using the wood for rafts. Balsa trees have large, ivory-colored flowers and large, heart-shaped leaves that fall off every year. Balsa seeds sprout quickly, and young trees may grow 12 feet in their first six months. In ten years they may be as tall as 90 feet and as much as 3 feet in diameter. Well-seasoned balsa is the lightest wood known, only half as heavy as cork. A cubic foot of balsa wood weighs only 6 to 8 pounds. There are many air spaces within it, helping to make the wood good insulation against heat, cold, vibration, and electricity. Balsa wood has many commercial uses. Because of its insulating properties, it is used for lining incubators, refrigerators, and cold-storage rooms as well as for soundproofing airplanes. It has long been used in making model airplanes and other toys.

A handsome specimen for sunny tropical climates. Needs bright light if grown indoors. One of the fastest growing trees known.

Zone 10+
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Oenothera speciosa
Evening Primrose



Qty $ 3.62 /packet

50 seeds
Oenothera speciosa Evening Primrose is a tough, adaptable ground cover that spreads quickly. Few plants give as much color for so long with so little care. Flowers 1½" wide are carried on stems 10-12" high. They open daily from spring through summer, and contrary to their name, they open in the daytime.

Zone 5-8
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Olea europaea
European Olive



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

25 seeds
Olea europaea This picturesque tree produces the edible olive that is also used to make olive oil. The tree, which is usually multi-trunked, is a popular bonsai specimen as it can develop an aged appearance rather quickly. The characteristic, gnarled trunk is an exceptional.feature. Although Olea are often used as shade trees or planted in groves, the irritating pollen and messy dropped fuit can be a nuisance. Tolerates poor soil, heat and drought.

Zone 8+
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Oroxylum indicum
Midnight Horror



Qty $ 3.29 /packet

20 seeds
Oroxylum indicum Approaching the tree in twilight could be startling - the sight of its long four-foot seed pods curved downward appear to be the wings of a resting vulture. This is a night blooming tropical tree from India, growing to 40' in height. Also known as the Bat Tree because the flowers are pollinated by bats. Highly unusual.

Zone 10+
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Pachycereus pringlei
Giant Cardón Cactus

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Qty $ 3.18 /packet

20 seeds
Pachycereus pringlei World's Largest Cactus

This mammoth cactus is found growing in northwestern Mexico. It can reach over 60 feet in height, weigh 25 tons and live for hundreds of years. But it is slow growing, so the cactus is rather unlikely to take over a yard or living room in your own lifetime.

Zone 9+

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Pachypodium geayi
Pachypodium geayi



Qty $ 4.83 /packet

10 seeds
Pachypodium geayi Pachypodium fans are small in number but they are an enthusiastic bunch. And they love their pachypodiums. Or should that be "pachypodia?" Anyhow, you can take a look at the Pachypodium geayi and see right away what all the fuss is about. I mean, what's not to love?

Actually, this species resembles Pachypodium lamerii (Madagascar Palm) for several of its younger growing years before its distinctions become more clear. The needle covered trunk is topped by leaves similar to P. lamerii but are thinner and this variety is white flowering and its branching tends to be more uniform and compact. Definitely a conversation piece, the seeds are rare and quite hard to find. Grow indoors unless you live in an arid/tropical region.

Zone 9+
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Pachypodium lamerii
Madagascar Palm

new

Qty $ 4.17 /packet

10 seeds
Pachypodium lamerii Not a true palm but a tropical succulent from the deserts of Madagascar.

When small, Pachypodium lamerii looks rather like a fat, spiky barrel cactus topped with a fringe of shiny green leaves. Its stem is armed with ferocious spines arranged in a regular configuration that seems to form a diamond-shaped patterns when viewed from a distance. Beware the fierce spines of Pachypodium lamerii! In time, the stem of Pachypodium lamerii elongates dramatically and, in a few years, it forms a long vertical trunk. At this point it more closely resembles a tree than a cactus - though its trunk still has those impressive spines so it needs to be handled with extreme care! While P. lamerii often develops a single-stemmed trunk, some individuals may develop branching trunks - even while they are still quite small. Given plenty of warmth, light, water and feeding, the plant grows fairly quickly and can attain a height of three or four feet in just a few years. At this size, it may also flower. Its flowers are pure white with a deep yellow centre and look very like the Frangipani (Plumeria rubra) flowers used to decorate the heads of Balinese dancing girls. Indeed, this is hardly surprising since Pachypodiums are related to Frangipanis. Both plants belong to the Apocynaceae family.

Zone 9+
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Pachypodium rosulatum
Pachypodium rosulatum



Qty $ 4.83 /packet

10 seeds
Pachypodium rosulatum A choice and satisfying "fat plant" succulent from Madagascar, which produces many bright yellow blooms from late winter to mid-spring. Closely related to the Madagascar Palm (Pachypodium lamerii) but less common. A good container plant, needs plenty of sun. 2 - 3 feet in height. Will not withstand extended frosts and should not be overwatered.

Zone 9+
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Pachypodium saundersii
Lundi Star Pachypodium



Qty $ 4.17 /packet

10 seeds
Pachypodium saundersii Drought resistant!

Saundersii is perhaps the best pachypodium for a container plant, with its bonsai-like, caudiciform growth habit and small size, reaching 2 - 4 feet in height. White flowers can begin to appear within a year of planting. Can tolerate only a few degrees of frost. A perfect specimen for "fat plant" enthusiasts as the base can reach more than a foot across in just a few years.

Zone 9+
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Panax quinquefolius
American Ginseng

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Qty $ 4.39 /packet

35 seeds
Panax quinquefolius Grow Your Own Ginseng!

High quality, pre-stratified seed of American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) ready for sowing. The root of this herbaceous perennial is harvested for its well-known medicinal properties. About 18" in height, white flowers appear from spring to mid-summer and bright red berries follow. Prefers moist soil and shady location. Roots require several years to reach harvestable size.

Zone 4+.
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Papaver orientale
'Beauty of Livermere'
Oriental Poppy



Qty $ 2.96 /packet

50 seeds
Papaver orientale Beauty of Livermere is one of the largest and most dramatic of all poppies. Its enormous, satiny red blooms appear in early summer and can measure up to 8 inches across. Velvet black centers add a glorious contrast to this show stopper. Reaches 36 - 48 inches in height. Easy to grow from seed. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil.

Zone 4-9
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Papaver somniferum
var paeoniflorum

Black Peony Poppy



Qty $ 2.96 /packet

50 seeds

Papaver somniferum var paeoniflorum

Easy to grow poppy with huge (4-6”) nearly true black double flowers. Up to 4’ in height and quite elegant in a gothic garden or as an unusual and stunning specimen plant. Large seed pods can be used in dried arrangements.

Annual (all zones)

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Passiflora edulis
Passion Flower/Fruit



Qty $ 3.07 /packet

35 seeds
Passiflora edulis Passiflora edulis is a vigorous, tropical, evergreen vine that is best grown in a greenhouse except in frost-free climates. If cut to the ground in late fall, the plant may survive mild frost and come back in the spring. Fragrant purple and white flowers followed by very flavorful fruit.

Zone 9+
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Passiflora edulis 'flavicarpa'
Yellow Passion Fruit



Qty $ 3.07 /packet

15 seeds
Passiflora edulis 'flavicarpa' Passion Fruit is a vigorous, tropical, evergreen vine that is best grown in a greenhouse except in frost-free climates. If cut to the ground in late fall, the plant may survive mild frost and come back in the spring. Fragrant purple and white flowers followed by very flavorful, yellow fruit. The flavicarpa variety is somewhat hardier than P. edulis 'edulis' and preferred for fruit production.

Zone 9+
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Passiflora quadrangularis
Giant Grenadilla



Qty $ 3.84 /packet

10 seeds
Passiflora quadrangularis Vigorous vine with thick, quadrangular stems may grow 50 feet or more in a single season. Large fruit 8 - 12" in length, mild flavor. Sometimes called Passion Melon. Sun to partial shade.

Zone 10+
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Paulownia tomentosa
Empress Tree



Qty $ 2.74 /packet

50 seeds
Paulownia tomentosa Can Grow 10 feet per year!

Paulownia tomentosa hardly needs any introduction. Also known as Empress Tree, Princess Tree and Royal Paulownia, this showy, Chinese ornamental has naturalized throughout much of the Eastern U.S. and is grown as far north as Montreal. Paulownia can grow ten feet in a year, making it the world's fastest growing hardwood. Produces dense shade. Will tolerate almost any soil. Height usually about 40' at maturity.

Zone 6
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