California Horticultural Society
2004 Seed Exchange

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Thanks to those who donated seed for the exchange this year, without whose participation this program would not be possible, and whose initials in the list below indicate their expressed willingness to be contacted about the plants from which the donated seed came and the conditions under which they grow: Annie’s Annuals AA, Alice Bachelder AB*, Alan Baker AB#, Ruth Bancroft Garden RBG, Betsy Clebsch BC, UC Davis Arboretum UCD, Michelle Derviss MD, Kathy Echols KE, Ellen Edelson EE, Marcia Fisher MF, Ilie Gaceu IG, Elizabeth F Gamble Garden GG , Katherine Henwood KH, Ed Holm EH, John & Barbara Hopper JBH, Irene Araya Isgur IAI, Mary Sue Ittner MSI, Elisabeth Lembke EL, Ron Lutsko Jr RL, Daisy Mah DM*, Don Mahoney DM#, Charlotte Masson CM, Mildred Mathias Garden at UCLA MMG, David Norton DN, Dana O’Connor DO, Robert Peacock RP, Bruce Peters BP, Katherine Pyle KP, Carla Reiter CR, Jill Salmon JS, Helene Strybing Arboretum HSA, Ray Tivol RT, Patricia Van Aggelen PVA, Richard Wagner RW, Nancy Wilson NW, Cynthia Wood CW, Kristin Yanker-Hansen KYH, and those whose gratefully received donations remain anonymous. Nomenclature and descriptions are those given by these donors

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1. Abelmoschus manihot (DM*): from SE Asia; vertical habit to 5’; 4” flowers creamy yellow with purple eye; likes heat
2. Abelmoschus sp (KYH): seed originally form American Herb Society; leaves look a little bit like marijuana leaves; pink flowers quite large but don’t open completely, looking more like trumpets than a regular hibiscus; definitely has horticultural value for the garden
3. Abutilon palmerii (KYH): beautiful gray foliage; profuse yellow flowers throughout the summer; loves summer heat, prefers a dappled shady location; nick and soak seeds before germinating; seeds need a lot of heat to germinate - 100 degrees Fahrenheit is not too much
4. Acacia iteaphylla (KE): very showy shrub to 12’x12’; blooms from October on; leaves gray-green, new growth pink; winter hardy
5. Acacia podalyrifolia ‘The Pearl’ (KE): very showy medium size tree; yellow flowers in Spring; silver foliage; winter hardy to 16 degrees
6. Acacia pravissima (KE): Knife Acacia; large shrub to 20’; new pinkish buds in early Spring open into flowers in yellow balls; gray-green foliage has a cut edge rather like a serrated knife; hardy to 10 degrees
7. Acacia spectabilis (KE): shrub with white bark; showy yellow flowers; small cut leaves; winter hardy to 16 degrees
8. Acacia stenophila hyb (KE)
9. Acanthus mollis (RT): compact form
10. Acer circinatum (EH): Vine Maple; stratify two or three months
11. Acer palmatum hyb (EH): from ‘Bloodgood’ and other unidentified hybrids; stratify two or three months
12. Actea rubra (RL)
13. Agapanthus inapertus nigrescens (CM): flowers dark blue; deciduous foliage
14. Agapanthus inapertus pendulus (DM#)
15. Agastache nepetoides (DN): to 5’; fragrant leaves; greenish yellow flowers.
16. Agastache rugosa (DN): to 4’; fragrant leaves; pink flowers
17. Agastache urticifolia (DM#): California native; flowers rose-purple
18. Alcea rugosa (UCD)
19. Allium hyalinum (MSI): California native bulb; flowers white, sparkles
20. Allium porrum (RW): leek
21. Allium schubertii (DM*, MSI)
22. Allium senescens (= montanum) (KP): largely upright evergreen strap leaves to 18”; plant basically evergreen but goes through a ratty stage in autumn; flowers lilac, in chive-like balls, long flowering season
23. Allium tuberosum KP: Garlic Chives or Chinese Chives; gradually expanding clump of attractive evergreen leaves; upright umbels of white flowers; tasty raw or cooked; full sun with average water
24. Allium unifolium (RW)
25. Allium sp (AB#): to 14”; flowers pinkish lavender
26. Aloe striata (DM#)
27. Alstroemeria hyb (KH): yellow flowers
28. Amaryllis hyb (AB#): dwarf form; pink trumpet flowers
29. Amaryllis hyb (DM#): large red flowers; hardy outdoors
30. Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (GG): Porcelain Berry
31. Ananas comosus (= sativus) (RT): pineapple
32. Anemone palmata lutea (RL)
33. Antirrhinum majus: Snapdragon
34. Aquilegia formosa (RL): collected along the Marshall Petaluma Road, Sonoma County
35. Aquilegia formosa? (KH)
36. Aquilegia sp (KE): flowers baby pink and spurless
37. Aquilegia hyb ‘Macedonia’ (DN): to 30”; nodding flowers rose and white with short spurs; from North American Rock Garden Society
38. Arctotis hyb (DM#): perennial; tight ground cover; apricot flowers; silver foliage
39. Aristolochia californica (RL): collected in Redding
40. Asclepias curassavica (AB#)
41. Asclepias fascicularis (IAI): California native; great food for monarch butterfly
42. Asclepias tuberosa (KH)
43. Asphodeline lutea (BC)
44. Atriplex hortensis rubra (foliage), (seeds)
45. Ballota nigra ‘Archer’s’ (PVA)
46. Barbarea vulgaris ‘Winter Cream’ (AA): variegated
47. Berberis wilsoni (HSA)
48. Beschorneria officinalis septentrionalis (RL)
49. Beschorneria yuccoides (RBG)
50. Beschorneria sp (RBG): from Queretaro; narrow leaves
51. Bignonia violacea (AB#): Trumpet Vine; lavender flowers
52. Bouteloua curtipendula (DM#)
53. Bouteloua gracilis (UCD)
54. Brodiaea californica (RL): collected along hwy 299 west of Ingot
55. Brodiaea elegans (RW): collected in northeast Mendocino County
56. Brugmansia sanguinea (IG)
57. Caesalpinia gilesii (KE): shrub to 10’; spikes of red and yellow flowers all Summer; deciduous leaves like mimosa; drought tolerant; soak seeds overnight in hot water
58. Calochortus luteus (DM#)
59. Calochortus uniflorus (MSI): California native bulb, one of the easiest to grow
60. Calycanthus occidentalis (EH): Spice Bush; original parent from banks of Pescadero Creek, San Mateo County
61. Camassia quamash (RL): collected Rice Hill, Oregon
62. Campanula medium: Canterbury Bells
63. Campanula prenanthoides (DM#): collected Mendocino County
64. Campanula punctata ‘Rubriflora’ (AA)
65. Canna edulis (KP): tall leafy stems to 5’ topped by spikes of small red flowers; often killed to ground by frost but comes back quickly from the roots; tubers edible and also used as a starch source, whole plant used as stock feed
66. Canna sp (PVA): flowers red and yellow with reflexed petals, like C. orchiodes
67. Capsicum frutescens hyb (KE): Jamaican Hot Chocolate; very hot chilies brown when mature
68. Cardiocrinum giganteum (AA, RP)
69. Cardiospermum halicacabum (DM*): Love-in-a-Puff; annual vine
70. Centaurea rothrockii (AB*): annual or biennial daisy native to SW USA; to 6’ tall, to 2’ wide; pink flowers to 5” in summer resembling soft thistles; moderate water; good soil; start seed indoors, plant out in full sun after danger of frost is past; cut for arrangements just before flowers open
71. Centaurea sp? (AA)
72. Cercidium floridum (UCD)
73. Cercis occidentalis (AB*): California native Redbud to 12’; collected from banks of Putah Creek in northeast Napa County; early Spring bloom of many small magenta flowers; foliage winter deciduous; sun to part shade; no Summer water
74. Cercis occidentalis (UCD)
75. Chilopsis linearis (UCD)
76. Chionanthus retusus (EH): parents in a small grove in back of the Redwood City city hall; two-phase dormant seed will germinate the second Spring after Autumn sowing
77. Chirita tamiana (KH): gesneriad
78. Chlorogalum pomeridianum (RW): collected in northeast Mendocino County
79. Chrysanthemum carinatum ‘Polar Star’ (AA)
80. Chrysothemis villosa (AA)
81. Cichonum intybus (AA)
82. Clarkia amoena (AA): Farewell-to-Spring
83. Cleistocactus hyalacanthus (RBG)
84. Cleistocactus straussii (RBG)
85. Clematis heraacleifolia (AA)
86. Clematis hirsutissima (RL): collected Warm Springs, Idaho
87. Clematis terniflora (GG): Sweet Autumn Clematis
88. Clianthus formosus (AA)
89. Commelina coelestis (AA, KP): supposed to be perennial but may be an annual here; blue flowers similar to Tradescantia on foot-tall stems from a basal leaf clump
90. Coreopsis lanceolata
91. Coreopsis tinctoria (AA)
92. Coreopsis tripteris (AA)
93. Cosmos hyb: orange semi-double flowers
94. Craspedia lanata (AA)
95. Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Lucifer’ (DM#, CW): red flowers
96. Cuphea viscosissima (AA)
97. Cupressus glabra (= arizonica v bonita)(DM#): blue form
98. Cynara cardunculus (DM*): Cardoon; showy silvery leaves
99. Dahlia imperialis (DM#): Tree Dahlia; pink flowers
100. Daphne odora? (CR)
101. Dasylirion longissima (HHG): Mexican Grass Tree; slowly forms “koosh ball” of stiff green grasslike leaves to 5’; drought tolerant; semi-hardy
102. Daucus carota v sativa: Chantenay carrot
103. Delphinium hesperium (MSI): wild collected from Mendocino County bluffs in view of ocean
104. Deinanthe caerulea (AA)
105. Deschampsia elongata (DM#): California native bunch grass; delicate biennial or perennial
106. Dianthus hyb ‘Little Jock’ (KE): small clumping habit; maroon flowers
107. Dierama pulcherrima (KH, CR): mixed
108. Dierama pulcherrima (JS): white flowers
109. Dierama pulcherrima (RL): flowers dark plum
110. Dierama pumilum? (HSA): leaves to 3’; yellow-orange flowers
111. Dispacus sylvestris (AA)
112. Dodecatheon clevelandii (MSI): California native shooting stars
113. Dudleya brittoni (DM#)
114. Dyckia hyb: leaves narrow, spiny, bronze-brown in full sun
115. Eccremocarpus scaber aureus (AA)
116. Echinacactus grusanii (RBG)
117. Echinocactus platyacanthus (RBG)
118. Echinops ritro (AA)
119. Echium russicum (RW)
120. Elymus glaucus (DM#): California native bunch grass, collected at Point Richmond; red stems
121. Encelia farinosa (UCD)
122. Epilobium canum (= Zauschneria cana)(DM#)
123. Erica glauca elegans (MSI): South African heather, misnamed in last year’s seed list; large white flowers stay on plants a long time
124. Eriogonum sp (RL): collected at Mt Eddy; flowers creamy yellow, pale pink
125. Eryngium planum ‘Blaukappe’ (AA)
126. Eryngium sp (PVA): individual flower heads small, like E. creticum
127. Erysimum wheelerii (AA)
128. Erysimum yadonii (AA)
129. Erythronium californicum (RRL): collected Burnt Ranch, Trinity County
130. Eucomis comosa ‘Rose’ (MD)
131. Felicia maxmuelleri (DM#): annual; deep blue flowers
132. Ferocactus gracilis (RBG)
133. Ferocactus peninsulae v viscainensis (RBG)
134. Festuca octiflora (DM#)
135. Foeniculum vulgare (EH): attracts monarch butterflies
136. Freesia alba (MSI): South African bulb, fragrant white flowers, naturalizes on the north coast
137. Freesia (= Anomatheca, = Lapeirousia) laxa (EH, KH, IAI)
138. Freesia (= Anomatheca, = Lapeirousia) laxa alba: white flowers
139. Fritillaria affinis (RL): collected at Mt Veeder
140. Gallardia hyb (KYH): from parent with clear yellow blooms
141. Garrya eliptica (EH): collected Santa Cruz Mtns; stratify three months
142. Genista aetnensis (UCD)
143. Geranium incanum (AA)
144. Gilia aggregata (AA)
145. Gilia tricolor (CM): Birds Eyes
146. Glaucium flavum (DN): Yellow Horned poppy; to 36”; leaves glaucous and blue-green; flowers golden yellow; long curved seed pods nice in arrangements
147. Gomphrena globusa (KYH): tall parent with deep purple straw like flowers that hold their deep color exceedingly well in the heat and bloom all summer long; thus far deer stay away; annual in cold areas, although probably perennial in areas without frost
148. Gossypium sturtianum (BP): Australian mallow; adapts well to cultivation, particularly in hot dry climates, but can be grown in more humid areas in a well drained sunny position
149. Gossypium thurberii (KYH): Desert Cotton, shown at the September plant display; to 5’; does not leaf out until June; white mallow blooms, from September to October, followed by very lovely seed heads; loves heat and is quite cold hardy, surviving our heavy winter rains without a problem; takes summer water, but will grow, albeit more slowly, without any summer water
150. Gunnera insignis (HSA)
151. Gypsophila elegans ‘Covent Garden’ (AA)
152. Gypsophila paniculata: Baby’s Breath
153. Habranthus robustus (EH): Autumn bloomer; start in pot and transplant after three years
154. Halimium atriplicifolium (UCD)
155. Helenium autumnale (AA)
156. Helenium puberulum (AA)
157. Helenium sp (AB#): California native; yellow flowers
158. Helianthus annuus (EH): mixed dwarf forms good for bouquets
159. Helianthus hyb ‘Apricot Twist’ (AA)
160. Helianthus hyb ‘Floristan’ (AA)
161. Helianthus hyb ‘Giant Sungold’ (AA)
162. Helianthus hyb ‘Holiday’ (AA)
163. Helianthus hyb (AB#): red-brown sunflower
164. Helianthus ‘Mellow Yellow’ (MF): to 6’; light yellow flowers in Autumn
165. Heliotrope arborescens (PVA): to 4’
166. Heracleum lanatum (AB#): Cow Parsnip; California native; to 4’; white flowers in large panicles
167. Hibiscus cannabinus (KYH): tall airy plant with leaves that look like small cannabis leaves; small pretty flowers all summer; hardy perennial
168. Hibiscus cardiophyllus (KYH): west Texas perennial; gorgeous red flowers; does not like cold wet winter, might do well in rain shadow areas like Livermore or in a pot to allow protection from winter rain - the flower is worth the trouble; seeds will need to be nicked and soaked, probably need a lot of heat for good germination
169. Hibiscus coulterii (KYH): desert hibiscus found in eastern California through Texas; doesn’t like winter wet, but does well in a pot; needs a good amount of heat to germinate nicked and soaked seed
170. Hibiscus ferrugineus (KYH): small coral flowers; from Madagascar and loves heat but has survived light frosts; regular watering OK, drier regimen not tried
171. Hibiscus trionum (DO): tender perennial to 2’; flowers cream with maroon eye, followed by seed pods like papery lanterns; pinch back to encourage branching; part sun, regular water
172. Hieracium auranticum (KP): gradually-spreading mat of evergreen, hairy leaves topped by small orange dandelion-like flowers on skinny stems; though some consider this a weed, for me it only spreads slowly and does not reseed much.
173. Hieracium maculatum ‘Leopard’ (AA)
174. Hieracium nigram (KP): flat clump of lightly-hairy, black-marbled leaves, topped by skinny stems holding small, yellow, dandelion-like flowers; though some say it can become a weed, but I never have more than three or four volunteer plants growing at a time, and each dies out after a couple of years
175. Hippeastrum elwesii (RW)
176. Ilex paraguariensis (= paragu[ay]ensis)(MMG)
177. Impatiens glandulifera (EE): annual from Himalayas
178. Inula helenium (PVA)
179. Ipomaea hyb “Grandpa Ott’s” (DN): lots of flowers purple with red throats; reseeds, but not a nuisance
180. Iris douglasii (DM#): collected Mendocino County
181. Iris longipetala (HSA)
182. Iris hyb (AB*): assorted Dutch Iris
183. Iris hyb (AB*): assorted Pacific coast hybrids; sun to part shade; no Summer water once mature
184. Isomeris arborea (UCD)
185. Ixia monadelpha (DM#)
186. Ixia rapunculoides (DM#)
187. Ixia viridiflora (JS)
188. Knautia macedonica (AA)
189. Kniphofia ‘yellow smile’ (DM*)
190. Lachenalia elegans var. suaveolens (MSI): South African bulb
191. Lachenalia pallida (MSI): long blooming South African bulb
192. Lachenalia rubida (MSI): one of the first Lachenalias to bloom in fall; red flowers, spots on leaves and flowers
193. Lasthenia californica (DM#): annual or biennial; collected at Point Richmond
194. Lathyrus californicus (EH): collected in San Mateo County in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Woodside
195. Lathyrus jepsonii californicus (EH)
196. Lathyrus latifolius (BP): perennial sweet pea; purple flowers
197. Lavandula lanata (BC)
198. Lepechinia fragrans (KE): flowers pink and like foxgloves
199. Lilium rubescens (NW): collected in Humboldt County
200. Lilium shastense (RL): collected at Castella
201. Lilium washingtonianum (RL): collected at Soda Creek
202. Linaria maroccana (EE): annual to 30”; purple flowers
203. Linaria hyb ‘Yellow Lace’ (AA)
204. Linum hyb ‘Bryce Canyon’ (AA)
205. Littonia modesta (MSI): summer growing South African bulb
206. Lobelia regatta ‘Sapphire' (AA)
207. Lobelia tenuior ‘Blue Wings’ (AA)
208. Lunaria annua (EH): seed pods attractive in dried arrangements
209. Lunaria annua variegata albo marginata (EL, DM*, BP): biennial; white flower; frosted leaf edging variegation in second year; seed heads are classic arrangement material; sun-shade
210. Lupinus affinus (DM#): California native annual to 2’
211. Lupinus microcarpa (RW): collected in northeast Mendocino County
212. Lupinus polyphyllus (EH): stratify two or three months
213. Lupinus succulentus (IAI): California native
214. Lychnis viscaria (DN): to 24”; flowers dark pink on long stems; tuft of long shiny flat leaves at base
215. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Ace’; excellent taste and texture; all-purpose for slicing, cooking, canning; determinate; open pollinated
216. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Beefmaster’ VFN; good flavor; huge, up to two pounds
217. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Big Rainbow’; red, orange, and yellow coloring; very flavorful, a personal favorite; indeterminate, 85 days, 16–28 oz fruit
218. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Black Krim’; another favorite; reddish-brown when ripe, red inside; outstanding flavor; tends to crack if not enough regular water; indeterminate; open pollinated
219. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Bonny Best’; dark red, smooth meat, slicing or canning
220. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Celebrity’ VFNT; exceptional flavor; determinate short vine
221. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Cherokee Purple’, similar to Black Krim but sweeter and less likely to crack; indeterminate; open pollinated
222. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Costoluto Genovese’; large, totally ugly, meaty red paste tomato with excellent flavor; indeterminate; open pollinated
223. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Great White’; large, totally white outside, sweet flavor; indeterminate; open pollinated
224. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Green Zebra’; green with stripes, good flavor, sweeter than most, great for salad; indeterminate; open pollinated
225. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Pineapple’; like ‘Big Rainbow’ but a bit smaller with milder flavor; indeterminate; open pollinated
226. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Pink Brandywine’; pink skin, red flesh; frequent taste test winner; indeterminate; open pollinated
227. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Sweet 100’; small cherry tomato with very high sugar content
228. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Yellow Pear’, low acid; indeterminate; open pollinated
229. Lycopersicon esculentum (EH): heirloom tomato ‘Yellow Ping-Pong’ a.k.a. ‘Yellow Marianna’; yellow inside and out; 2” diameter
230. Lysimachia minoricensis (BP): grown for its dark green leaves etched with silver veins; a little tricky to get going, but then quite easy. Can re-seed gently in moist soil
231. Malva sylvestris mauritiana (AA)
232. Mathiola incana: Trysomic Stock
233. Meconopsis cambrica (CM): cerise flowers
234. Melica harfordii (DM#): collected Mendocino County
235. Mertensia maritima (RL): collected Anchor River, Alaska
236. Mimulus aurantiacus (UCD)
237. Mimulus guttatus (DM#): dwarf form to 4”; tiny yellow flowers
238. Mimulus ringens (AA)
239. Mirabilis jalapa ‘Broken Colors’ (BP): Four O’Clock; variegated flowers pink with yellow, yellow with magenta, white with yellow and pink
240. Molucella laevis (KE): Bells of Ireland; annual
241. Moraea (= Homeria) hyb (MSI): for examples of some of the possibilities see link.
242. Muscari neglectum (DM#)
243. Myosotis sylvatica: Forget-Me-Not
244. Neomarica caerulea (IAI)
245. Nicandra physaloides (EL, EH): Shoo Fly Plant; seed pods attractive dried
246. Nicotiana sylvestris (RW)
247. Nigella damascena (BC): Love-in-a-Mist; ‘victorian’ color range - white, rose, mauve, through purple
248. Nigella damascena ‘Persian Jewels’: flowers soft blue, rose pink, or white
249. Nigella damascena ‘Shorty Blue’ (CM): low growing
250. Nigella hispanica ‘Curiosity’ (EE): annual to 30”; deep blue flowers to 2”
251. Nothoscordium? (KP): from an unlabeled plant at Berkeley Hort Nursery, whose wholesale source “thinks it is a Nothoscordium”; attractive plant with gray-green strappy leaves (without any onion smell) that originate in two neat opposite ranks and then curl and twist as they grow to about 1’; one or more flower stalks of fragrant white flowers in a terminal cluster; summer dormant after mid-spring bloom.
252. Ocimum basilicum hyb (KE): Lettuce Leaf Basil
253. Oenothera lamarckiana (AA)
254. Onixotis stricta (MSI): winter growing South African bulb, found in nature in seeps or very wet places
255. Orthosanthus sp (AB#): blue flowers on spike to 3’
256. Osteospermum hyb ‘Salmon’ (RW)
257. Pandorea jasminoides (EL): White Bower Vine; to 25’; full sun
258. Pandorea pandorana (RBG)
259. Papaver nudicaule: Iceland Poppy
260. Papaver orientale (KH)
261. Papaver pilosum (CM): orange flowers
262. Papaver pilosum (KP): Olympic Poppy; hardy perennial; from a basal clump of foliage wiry flower stalks to 2” bear double orange flowers over a long season if regularly deadheaded; full sun; well-drained soil with not too much water; reseeds some
263. Papaver rhoeas: Shirley Poppy
264. Papaver somniferum ‘Chedglow’ (AA)
265. Pennisetum glaucum ‘Purple Majesty’ (BP): purple ornamental millet; foliage resembles P. ‘Burgundy Giant’ but seed heads are large, solid, and very dark; looks best massed
266. Penstemon azureus (= heterophyllus v azureus)(RL): collected Burney, Shasta County
267. Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Zueriblau’ (AA)
268. Petunia hyb ‘Rainmaster’ (AA)
269. Phacelia tanicetafolia (BC)
270. Phylica plumosa (MSI): South African shrub with soft silvery feathery leaves, very attractive during our gloomy winter weather
271. Potentilla glandulosa (EH): collected Plumas County
272. Potentilla hyb ‘Etna’ (AA)
273. Primula polyantha ‘Gold Lace’ (AA)
274. Prunella vulgaris atropurpureum (DM#): collected Mendocino County
275. Pycnostachys reticulata (AA)
276. Pycnostachys sp (AA)
277. Ranunculus californica (RW)
278. Rhodochiton volubile (= atropurpurea)(HSA)
279. Ricinus communis (AB#): Castor Bean; tall shrub with palmate leaves; beans poisonous
280. Romneya coulteri (IAI): California native Matilija Poppy
281. Romulea flava (MSI): South African bulb, yellow or white flowers
282. Rosa woodsii (EH): collected Plumas County; stratify two or three months
283. Rudbeckia sp (AB#): to 6’, good accent for rear of border
284. Salvia apiana
285. Salvia argentea (DM#)
286. Salvia caespitosa (DM#): good for the rock garden
287. Salvia disjuncta (DM#)
288. Salvia microphylla (DM#): large pink flowers
289. Salvia sagitata (DM#)
290. Salvia sangria (PVA): to 10”; flowers red and white
291. Salvia sclarea (KE)
292. Salvia scutellarioides (DM#): blue flowers; vining habit
293. Salvia sp (AA)
294. Sandersonia aurantiaca (JBH): Chinese Lantern Lily; tuberous-rooted perennial in the colchicum branch of the lily family
295. Saponaria vaccaria pyramidata rosea (AA)
296. Sarcococca hookeriana v humilis (GG): intensely fragrant small white flowers in January and February; black fruit; will grow in shade
297. Sarcococca ruscifolia (EH): intensely fragrant small white flowers in January and February; red fruit; will grow in shade
298. Senna multiglandulosa (RW)
299. Sinningia gigantifolia (DM#)
300. Sisyrinchium californicum (KH): Blue Eyed Grass
301. Sisyrinchium striatum (RW)
302. Silene conoidea (AA)
303. Silene tatarica (AA)
304. Solanum seaforthianum (AA)
305. Spartium junceum (RW)
306. Stanleya pinnata (KE): Blazing Star; SW USA native; yellow flowers on spikes like Bulbine; leaves in a basal clump; from desert, low water
307. Tagetes erecta (DM#): annual from parents grown from wild collected seed
308. Tagetes lemmonii (RW)
309. Talinum paniculatum (KP): Jewels of Opar or Jewels of Ophir; open structured rangy succulent, tuberous root, stout fleshy branching stem to 2”, evergreen yellowish-green fleshy leaves; good filler between other plants for its large (10”) panicles of little pink flowers that become myriads of little round red seed pods; native from Arizona to Kentucky, the Carolinas, and Florida.
310. Tithonia sp? 2 (BP): very fast growing; large lobed leaves; plentiful 4”-5” orange daisy-like flowers; preferring sun and heat, grew to 20’ in SF in one season
311. Trichostemma purpusii 2 (BP): cute mint family perennial with large rosy flowers; plant from a Cal Hort drawing
312. Triteleia ixioides (RW)
313. Triteleia laxa (DM#)
314. Triteleia peduncularis (MSI): California native bulb, white flowers, found in wet places
315. Tweedia caerulea
316. Ursinia calenduliflora (AA)
317. Veltheimia bracteata (MSI): South African bulb with wonderful shiny leaves and long blooming amazing flowers, dormant briefly in late summer through early autumn
318. Verbascum chaixii album (KE)
319. Verbascum olympicum (RW)
320. Verbascum sp (PVA): to 3’; yellow flowers
321. Verbasina micropter (AA)
322. Vernonia angustifolia (KYH): prairie composite perennial new to the trade; Kathy Echols germinated the first one, which took two years for to bloom; spectacular deep purple flowers atop plants to 3’ in the heat of July; spring planting should work
323. Veronicastrum sibiricum (AA)
324. Viola subsinuata (AA)
325. Watsonia marginata (DM#): pink flowers
326. Xanthorrhoea australis (RBG)
327. Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata (RBG)
328. Zigadenus fremontii (BC): Fremont’s Star Lily
329. Zinnia haageana ‘Old Mexico’ (AA)
330. Zinnia peruviana (DM#): annual; small red flowers; original parent from wild collected seed
331. mystery seed (CR): magnolia family; shrub to 8’; racemes of small pale flowers found fragrant by some; leaves simple, entire, elliptical, to 4”; please grow and identify!
332. mystery seed (EH): nightshade family; seed from a floral arrangement, attractive solanaceous orange-red fruits like small flattened tomatoes; dries well; please grow and identify!
333. mystery seed: donated as “Dierama” but not; flowers borne on stems about twice as thick as, and accordingly stiffer than, those of Dierama; light seeds flanged for windborne dispersal; please grow and identify!
334. mystery seed: donated for several seed exchanges as “Sandersonia aurantiaca” but not; vine appear yearly mid to late Spring; climbs by tendrils at the tips of leaves, which are in whorls of four; flowers orange but in the shape of a campanula rather than the narrow-mouthed urn of S. aurantiaca; withers and disappears for the season after seed is ripe; unlike S. aurantiaca, withstands repeated winter water while dormant; please grow and identify this quite satisfactory vine!