Cal Hort Seed Exchange 2000

The Cal Hort Seed Exchange is open to members only. If you're not a member, please click on the "Membership" link to your left to find out how to become one! For those of you who are, you received a printed version of this list in your January Bulletin, along with the order form. This is a copy of that list to match the numbers up with the seeds.

We had planned to have photos accompanying the descriptions this year, but started too late to actually recieve many photos. So, plan ahead for next year and take photos of your plants to further aid everyone in their choices. See plant numbers 52, 150 and 253 for examples of how this will work.


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 willingness to be contacted about the plants from which the donated seed came and the conditions under which they grow: Susan Ashley (SA), Elizabeth Bade (EB), Alan Baker (AB), The Ruth Bancroft Garden (RBG), Michael Barclay (MB), Karen Boyer (KB), Christi Carter (CC), Betsy Clebsch (BC), Fred Coe (FC), Betty & Bill Colwell (BBC), Deb Connell (DC), Keitha Demara (KD), Kathy Echols (KE), David Feix (DF), Bobbi Feyerabend (BF), George Greeley (GG), Bob Hornback (BH), Mary Sue Ittner (MSI), Daisy Mah (DM), John Marchant (JM), Charlotte Masson (CM), William McCartney (WM), Bruce Peters (BP), Katherine Pyle (KP), Roger Raiche and David McCrory (RRDM), Wayne Roderick (WR), Keith Sangster (KS*), Elaine Sedlack (ES), Richard Starkeson (RS), Kathie Strinz (KS#), Ray Tivol (RT), Olive & George Waters (OGW), Bob Watts (BW), Nancy Wilson (NW), Kristin Yanker-Hansen (KYH), and those whose gratefully received donations remain anonymous. Nomenclature and descriptions are those given by these donors.

  1. Abelmoschus manihot (KYH): tropical okra relative, though roots have survived 15°F; yellow flowers magnificent during the heat of summer
  2. Abutilon thapsis (KYH): yellow flowers, large fuzzy green leaves; does well in cool seasons, root hardy to 15°F; I recently found out that North Dakotans think of this plant as an annual!
  3. Acacia artemisoides (RBG)
  4. Acacia cavenia (RBG)
  5. Acacia constricta (RBG)
  6. Acacia cultriformis (RBG)
  7. Acacia teaphylla (RBG)
  8. Acer palmatum dissectum ‘atropurpureum’ (OGW)
  9. Agastache foeniculum (BP): Anise Hyssop; easy perennial to 5’; licorice scented foliage, pleasing clusters of purple flowers; likes sun to part shade, good soil; reseeds
  10. Agastache foeniculum (KB): Anise Hyssop
  11. Agrostocrinum scabrum (RRDM): Bluegrass Lily; evergreen clump of stiff Sisyrinchium-like or Orthrosanthus-like foliage to 12”; 18” spikes of showy soft blue flowers; very lovely, much like a glorified blue-eyed grass
  12. Akebia quinata (KP): purple-flowered seed parent, possible cross with white-flowered; scarify seed
  13. Alcea rosea ‘Watchman’ (DM): dark burgundy flowers
  14. Alcea rosea (KD): mixed Hollyhocks, in the family for 130 years, first in Illinois then in South Dakota
  15. Alcea rosea (KE): yellow flowers with pink edge
  16. Alcea rosea (DF): pink flowers late into Autumn
  17. Alcea rosea (DF): showy red flowers, resists rust
  18. Alcea rosea (DM): to 7’ with yellow flowers
  19. Allium cepa? (NW): bunching onions, give you green onions all year long
  20. Allium christophii (NW): to 2’, purple flowers in large heads that dry decoratively
  21. Allium dichlamydeum (MSI): Coast Onion, beautiful pink flowers, California native bulb
  22. Allium senescens (KP): lilac flowers in chive-like balls, late Summer; dry rocky places
  23. Allium serra (MSI): pink flowers, spring blooming California native bulb
  24. Allium sp? (KE): Garlic Chive, Chinese Garlic
  25. Aloe mitriformis (DF)
  26. Aloe tomentosa (RBG): native to Yemen
  27. Alstroemeria psittacina (DC)
  28. Alstroemeria hyb. (GG): red and orange flowers
  29. Alyssum corydosum (KS*)
  30. Alyssum saxatile ‘Goldkugel’ (RBG)
  31. Amaranthus caudatus (DF)
  32. Anethum graveolens (KS#): Dill, annual herb, soft feathery leaves, small yellow flowers in 6” wide umbels
  33. Angelica archangelica (ES): originally from Betty Rollins’s garden
  34. Angelica gigas (ES): dark red flowers
  35. Angelica pachycarpa (DM)
  36. Angelica pubescens (ES): biennial; white flowered umbel to 8’ with very long pedicels; looks like fireworks display from below
  37. Anoda cristata (KYH): mallow, grown as annual but may be perennial; wild from Texas into California, from streambeds but survives average garden conditions; deep pink flowers about 1.5’ across, followed by interesting seed pods that look like little pies
  38. Anomatheca (=Lapeirousia) laxa (RT)
  39. Antirrhinum braun-blanquettii (DM)
  40. Aquilegia chrysantha (DM)
  41. Aquilegia hyb. (BBC): blue flowers
  42. Aquilegia hyb. (KE): clear baby pink flowers, medium height; stratify seed for two weeks
  43. Aristea thyrsiflora (DF)
  44. Arthropodium cirratum (MSI): Rock Lily from New Zealand, white star flowers; protect from snails
  45. Arum maculatum (WR)
  46. Asclepias speciosa (DM & WR)
  47. Asimena triloba (GG): Pawpaw, fruit is ripe today, rotten tomorrow; stratify 90 days in moist medium at 35-40°F
  48. Aster divaricatus (BF): woodland herbaceous perennial to 1’ high, small white daisy flowers in late Summer
  49. Aster farreri (JM)
  50. Aster hyb. (CC): Powderpuffs, mixed colors
  51. Astragalus spathulatus (JM): very cool! and one of the easier ones; red and yellow flowers over long season, will bloom again from tips of first bloom; dry, sandy, sun
  52. Barbarea vulgaris ‘Variegata’ (BP): typical mustard family perennial; leaves to about 1’, liberally splashed with cream
  53. Begonia luxurians (RRDM): Palm Leaf Begonia; tender perennial but possible outdoors with protection; to 6’, leaves with 7-17 leaflets in palmate arrangement, small white flowers in airy panicles
  54. Berlandiera lyrata (RBG)
  55. Berlandiera lyrata “Green Eyes” (KE): chocolate scented yellow daisy with green eye
  56. Beschorneria yuccoides (RBG, KE, & JM)
  57. Billbergia porteana (DF)
  58. Bomarea acutifolia (RS): vine to 15’, evergreen if warm; pendulous 1.5’ flowers scarlet to orange outside, yellow inside; regular water, part sun; germination may take 3-4 months
  59. Borago lactiflora (DF)
  60. Brassica firbriata ‘Russian Red Kale’ (KB & DC): lavender foliage in cool weather
  61. Brassica juncea ‘Giant Red Leaf’ (DC): decorative and tasty mustard foliage
  62. Brodiaea californica (MSI): blue flowers, late spring, California native bulb
  63. Brodiaea elegans (MSI): blue flowers, late spring, California native bulb
  64. Brugmansia (=Datura) (KS#): Angel’s Trumpet; tubular white flowers, like seeds poisonous if eaten; dominating shrub not for every garden
  65. Caesalpinia gilliesii (DM)
  66. Calandrinia grandiflora (DF): tender perennial from Chile
  67. Calandrinia umbellata ‘Ruby Tuesday’ (DF)
  68. Calochortus albus (MSI): white Globe Flower, California native bulb
  69. Calochortus vestae (MSI): white Mariposa Lily flower, California native bulb
  70. Calochortus hyb. (AB): flowers yellow with brown spots in throat; fantastic!
  71. Campanula primulafolia (KYH): from Wayne Roderick’s garden; basal rosette from which stalks, 2’ to 3’ tall, rise during the summer to bear pale blue flowers; needs little or no water once established; semi-shade
  72. Campanula trachelium (CC): naturalized in North America; flowers blue-purple to lilac, to 3’; surface sow, needs light, germination in 1-3 months at 60-70°F
  73. Campanula sp. (JM): white flowers, monocarp
  74. Carex Baccans (BH)
  75. Centaurea cyanus (DC): Bachelor Buttons, annual to 3’, flowers mostly dark blue with a few white, pink, or lavender
  76. Centaurea simplicaulis (JM)
  77. Centrantherum camporum (GG): from Chile; flowers first year from seed; easy from cuttings; tender, needs moisture
  78. Centrantherum pulchellum (DF): annual; purple straw flower for hot climate
  79. Cephalaria leucantha (KS*)
  80. Cercis reniformis (FC): white flowers
  81. Chenopodium amaranticolor (NW): Magenta Lamb’s Quarters to 8’, purple and green leaves, edible, once you have it you have it, attractive
  82. Chenopodium ambosioides (DC): Epazote, American Wormseed; spear-shaped deeply toothed leaves to season soup, corn, beans, shellfish, but main use to expel intestinal worms; some herbals warn that fruit and oil are toxic
  83. Chrysanthemum parthenium (DF): Feverfew
  84. Clematis alpina rosea (JM)
  85. Clematis ladakhiana (JM)
  86. Clematis ligusticifolia (RBG)
  87. Cleome hasslerana (DF)
  88. Convolvulus tricolor (DF): scarify or soak overnight in tepid water
  89. Convolvulus ‘Blue Ensign’ (DM)
  90. Coriandrum sativum (DC): cilantro
  91. Cosmos ‘Butterkist’ (KS#): yellow flowers to 2.5’ across, deadhead to prolong; sow mid-Spring at 60°F in moist but well drained soil in full sun
  92. Cosmos hyb. (CM): yellow flowers
  93. Dahlia hyb. (RRDM): black foliage that may be lacy or not; red, magenta, or orange flowers; seed saved from several “black” foliaged races, 2’ to 3’ tall, with red, orange, or rose-magenta flowers
  94. Delosperma cooperi (MSI): low growing iceplant, purple flowers, South Africa
  95. Dianella ensifolia (DF)
  96. Dianthus amaranth (KS*)
  97. Dianthus petraeus noeanus (JM)
  98. Dianthus subcaulis brachycanthus (JM)
  99. Dianthus ‘Rainbow Loveliness’ (CC): short-lived perennial to 1.5’, compact mound of grass-like gray-green foliage, frilly and sweetly scented single white through red and lavender flowers bloom for about two months starting late Spring; best in alkaline soil, shade from midday sun; sow indoors for germination in 1-3 weeks
  100. Dierama pulcherrima ‘Rose Pink’ (MB)
  101. Dierama pulcherrima (RT): pink flowers
  102. Dierama pulcherrima (MB & CM): mixed
  103. Digitalis mertonii (BBC)
  104. Dodecatheon meadia ‘album’ (AB): fantastic!
  105. Dyckia platyphylla (DF): terrestrial bromeliad, low growing, clumping to 9” tall; orange flowers on 18” spikes
  106. Embothrium coccineum (DF): proteaceous small tree, scarlet flowers
  107. Epilobium (=Zauschneria) ‘Solidarity Pink’ (JM): true from seed
  108. Erigeron glauca (RBG)
  109. Eriogonum crocatum (JM)
  110. Eriogonum kennedyi x wrightii? (JM): nice, low; white flowers
  111. Eriogonum nudum? (JM): collected in Modoc County
  112. Eriogonum umbellatum v. minus (JM)
  113. Eryngium agavefolium (SA)
  114. Eryngium giganteum ‘M.W.G.’ (JM)
  115. Eryngium proteaflora (JM)
  116. Eryngium serra (CC)
  117. Eryngium x tripartitum (CC)
  118. Erysimum sp. (DM): Wall Flower, biennial to 3’; bloom Jan-Apr; large gray leaves; tolerates shade, sun, drought
  119. Eschscholzia californica (KB)
  120. Eschscholzia californica v. alba (RBG)
  121. Euphorbia myrsinites (SA): stratify six weeks at 40°F
  122. Farfugium japonicum (DF)
  123. Fedia cornucopiae (=scorpioides) (KYH): African Valerian; winter-growing annual to about 1’; bears pink to lavender scroph flowers around March; seed originally from Chiltern’s
  124. Fibigia (=Farsetia) eriocarpa (JM)
  125. Fibigia (=Farsetia) lunarioides (WR): grown for seed pods; insignificant flowers “near zero”
  126. Francoa appendiculata (SA)
  127. Francoa sonchifolia (DM)
  128. Freesia alba (OGW)
  129. Fuchsia boliviana ‘alba’ (DC)
  130. Gaillardia ‘Burgundy’ (SA)
  131. Gasteria glomerata (RBG & KE)
  132. Gingko biloba (WM)
  133. Gladiolus carmineus (MSI): fall blooming South African bulb with pink flowers, blooms before leaves, winter growing
  134. Gladiolus tristis (WR)
  135. Godetia tenella (DF)
  136. Gordonia axillaris (DF)
  137. Halimium atriplicifolium (JM)
  138. Haloragis erecta ‘Wellington[’s] Bronze’ (SA): stratify six weeks at 40°F
  139. Helenium ‘Butter Pat’ (CC)
  140. Helianthemum hyb. (AB): dwarf sunflower, great color, good for borders
  141. Helianthus maximilliani (CC): frost-hardy perennial, late season color; loves heat, tolerates drought
  142. Helichrysum bracteatum (DF): dwarf form
  143. Helleborus argutifolius (DM)
  144. Helleborus argutifolius ‘Janet Starnes’ (DM): blue-green leaves speckled yellow
  145. Hesperaloe parviflora (DF)
  146. Heteropteris chrysophyllum: malpighiaceous vine
  147. Heuchera maxima (MSI): California native, drought tolerant
  148. Hibiscus moschetus ‘Red Dixie Belle’ (KYH): North American hybrid perennial – a true perennial, dies back in autumn – widely grown in eastern U.S.; if planted early enough, should bloom first year from seed with flowers 8” across; seed parent has red flowers, but seed may revert
  149. Hippeastrum hyb. (RT): red flowers
  150. Humulus japonicus ‘Variegatus’ (BP & RRDM): variegated Japanese hops; rampant annual vine to 20’ with dramatically and irregularly white variegated palmate leaves of great beauty; leaves and stems rough; sun to part shade, rich soil for best foliage growth; dies by late summer
  151. Illiamna rivularis (CC): impervious seed coat needs scarification (sandpaper or puncture a small hole); sow and keep at about 70°F for germination
  152. Impatiens balfouri (DC & DF)
  153. Incarvillea arjuta (DC)
  154. Incarvillea olgae (KE)
  155. Incarvillea sinensis (ES): originally wild collected typical pink-flowered form
  156. Ipomea ‘Grandpa Otts’ (DC & KE): annual Morning Glory to 10’, flowers purple with red star in center; do not soak seeds
  157. Iris siberica (SA): deep blue flowers; stratify six weeks at 40°F
  158. Iris sibirica (KE): bluish-purple flowers
  159. Iris hyb. (OGW): Brummit’s Banbury strain of Pacific Coast Native
  160. Iris hyb. ‘Caesar’s Brother’ (RT)
  161. Isoplexis canariensis (JM)
  162. Jacaranda mimosifolia (OGW)
  163. Koelreuteria paniculata (BBC): Goldenrain Tree
  164. Lactuca sativa ‘Red Butter’ (DC): lettuce
  165. Lactuca sativa ‘Rouge Grenobloise’ (DC): lettuce
  166. Lagunaria pattersonii (RBG)
  167. Lapeirousia cruenta (DF)
  168. Lathyrus odoratus (CM): very fragrant pink flowers
  169. Lathyrus odoratus ‘Old Spice’ (DC): small bicolor pink and white flowers, extremely fragrant, on 7’ vines
  170. Lavatera assurgentiflora (KE)
  171. Lavatera trimestris ‘Pink’ (KYH): cool-growing annual, can take mild frost, start indoors in February and put in the garden by March for Spring bloom, otherwise wait till August and plant for Autumn bloom
  172. Lavender ‘Bill Days’ (KE): nice Spanish type with large heads and long flags
  173. Leonurus japonicus (JM): not leonuris!
  174. Lespedeza thunbergii (JM)
  175. Leycesteria formosa (DF)
  176. Liatris borealis (GG)
  177. Liatris spicata ‘Kobold’ (CC): compact cultivar to 2’; lanceolate green leaves cluster at the base, smaller narrower leaves alternate on smooth stems; 1’ high spikes of five to 14 feathery, deep purple florets in Summer; resists drought; prefers moderately fertile sandy soil, winter mulch in cold climates; germination in 1-3 weeks
  178. Liatris sp? (GG)
  179. Libertia peregrinana (KP): small white flowers, stiff orange leaves to about 1’ like Phormium in small clumps; spreads by underground runners but easy to control
  180. Lilium brownii (RRDM): Chinese species, vigorous, easy to grow; to 5’ tall, fragrant white trumpet flowers with darker outside
  181. Lilium humboldtii (WR)
  182. Lilium maritimum (MSI): California north coast native lily with red flowers
  183. Lilium regale (SA): stratify six weeks at 40°F
  184. Lilium hyb. (AB): giant; probably white flowers
  185. Linaria purpurea (KE): Toadflax
  186. Linaria ‘Grenadine’ (MB): Hartwood hybrid
  187. Linum narbonense (JM)
  188. Linum purpurea ‘Canon J Went’
  189. Lobelia cardinalis (DC)
  190. Lobelia x speciosa ‘Fan Deep Red’ (CC)
  191. Lopezia hirsuta (DF): Mosquito Flower; tender perennial or annual
  192. Lunaria annua variegata alba (DM & ES): white flowers; white variegation doesn’t show until the second year
  193. Lunaria annua albamarginata (DF)
  194. Lychnis coronaria (DF): flowers with pink blush
  195. Lychnis coronaria ‘alba’: flowers white with central blush
  196. Lychnis viscaria ssp. atropurpurea (CC)
  197. Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Black’ (DC): heirloom tomato originally from Tula, Russia; 6-8 oz fruit with brick-red flush and green shoulders
  198. Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Marglobe’ (CC): heirloom tomato, determinate; heavy uniform vine growth; ready to pick 73 days from setting plants outside, high yield of large uniform globe-shaped fruit
  199. Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Mortgage Lifter’ (CC): heirloom tomato, indeterminate; ready to pick 80 days from setting plants outside, bears until frost, large (2.5-4 lb) pink-red fruit, meaty and flavorful, few seeds; disease resistant
  200. Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Pruden’s Purple’ (CC): heirloom tomato, one-pound purplish fruit with excellent flavor, almost seedless
  201. Malope trifida ‘Pink Queen’ (CC)
  202. Malva moschata ‘Pink’ (KYH): perennial mallow; low basal rosette from which 2’ stalks bear pink flowers; needs water; short-lived here, may need cold as they grow superbly in the eastern U.S.
  203. Manfreda x maculata? (JM)
  204. Matthiola incana (KS#): Perennial Stock; woody based perennial or subshrub 32” high by 16” wide, sometimes short-lived; tall cultivars need support; gray-green leaves 2”-4” long; upright racemes of clove-scented white flowers to 1” across from late Spring to Summer; moist but well drained soil, moderately fertile and preferably neutral to slightly alkaline; sheltered position, full sun
  205. Melianthus major (DM)
  206. Melissa officinalis (KB): Lemon Balm
  207. Mentzelia lindleyi (FC): annual with big yellow flowers; collected along the Sacramento River in Redding
  208. Moraea bellendenii (MSI): tall yellow late spring blooming South African bulb
  209. Nepeta nervosa (CC): easy, just cover, germination in 1-3 weeks at 60-70°F
  210. Nerine filifolia (OGW): small pink flowers on 8” stems
  211. Nicotiana rosa (KYH): native to high elevations in Mexico, has survived 15°F in the ground here; deep red-pink flowers without fragrance; original seed from J.L.Hudson
  212. Nicotiana sylvestris (DC & DF)
  213. Nicotiana ‘Mutabilis’ (RRDM): species uncertain; easy annual, to 5’, flowering continuously with white fading to pink then rose flowers; gets lots of comments
  214. Nigella ‘Curiosity’ (DM)
  215. Nigella damascena ‘Miss Jekyll’ (MB & ES)
  216. Nigella damascena (BC): mixed
  217. Oenothera rosea (CC)
  218. Oxera pulchella (DF): scandent shrub; white trumpet flowers in large clusters late Summer through Autumn, glossy leaves
  219. Paeonia lutea (could have either mahogany or lemon yellow flowers)
  220. Papaver californicum: collected in Santa Clara County at 1000’
  221. Papaver pilosum (RBG, CM, KP & KYH): perennial; self sows; beautiful orange flowers in the shade nearly all summer – what more could you ask?
  222. Papaver rhoeas ‘Mother of Pearl’ (DC): mauve-gray flowers 10”-14”
  223. Papaver ruprifragum (GG): from Spain; double orange flowers on 18” stems, evergreen foliage; sun and part shade
  224. Papaver somniferum ‘Danish Flag’ (CC): sow at 70-75°F
  225. Papaver somniferum ‘Danebrog laced’ (DC): single red with white cross at center
  226. Papaver somniferum (MB): red flowers
  227. Paradisea lusitanica (NW): bulbous; spike of white flowers to 4’, stately; can tolerate some shade
  228. Parathesis leptopoda (DF): choice small tree, nice form; glossy leaves, pink flowers in late Summer followed by red berries
  229. Parkinsonia aculeata: Palo Verde
  230. Patersonia drummondii (DF)
  231. Penstemon glaber (=gordonii) (JM)
  232. Penstemon heterophyllus (JM): really big and blue!
  233. Penstemon heterophyllus ‘Blue Springs’ (JM): dense spikes of flowers, deep blues and pinks
  234. Penstemon lyallii (JM)
  235. Penstemon newberryi (JM)
  236. Penstemon richardsonii (JM)
  237. Penstemon tenuis? (JM)
  238. Penstemon sp. (KE): plant makes a 3” high mat with 2”-3” heads of small lavender-blue flowers on 12” spikes
  239. Penstemon hyb? (KE): perennial, lavender-blue flowers; unnamed variety from Thompson & Morgan
  240. Phemeranthus calycinus (DF): herbaceous perennial; succulent gray-green leaves, magenta flowers on stems to 8” tall
  241. Phlomis fruticosa (RBG)
  242. Phyteuma scheuchzeri (JM)
  243. Plantago major ‘purpureus’ (BF): annual, 1’ rosette of dark burgundy foliage; reseeds “interestingly”
  244. Plectranthus ecklonii (DF): herbaceous shrub to 4’x4’; purple-blue flowers Oct-Jan, pale orange new foliage
  245. Polemonium caeruleum (KE): Jacob’s Ladder, Greek Valerian, Charity
  246. Potentilla rupestris (JM)
  247. Quamoclit pennata (=Ipomea quamoclit) (CC): Cypress Vine; annual, star-shaped flowers, mix of crimson, coral, and white
  248. Rhodochiton atrosanguineum (DF)
  249. Rhododendron x ‘Valentine’ (MB): selfed
  250. Romneya coulteri (WR)
  251. Romulea x ramiflora? (JM)
  252. Rudbeckia lacinata (KS*)
  253. Rumex sanguineus (KYH): red-veined sorrel, a lovely winter addition to the garden but suffers badly in hot summer areas, going almost completely dormant yet growing bigger every year in autumn; I haven’t tried eating it!
  254. Salvia azurea (DC)
  255. Salvia blepherophylla (DC)
  256. Salvia clevelandii ‘Winifred Gilman’ (DC)
  257. Salvia forskaohlei (EB & DC): perennial; flowers purple with white throat; large attractive basal leaves; flower stalks all Summer, cut back for repeat in Autumn
  258. Salvia mellifera ‘Big Sur’ (EB): evergreen aromatic leaves, small flower clusters not showy but attract bees; prostrate form to 3’; resist deer, tolerate drought
  259. Salvia microphylla (MSI): grahami type
  260. Salvia omeiana (ES): yellow-flowered perennial to 3’; beautiful hastate leaf colored purple below
  261. Salvia regla (EB): red-orange flowers Aug-Nov, orange calyces persist; 4’ woody deciduous shrub; heart-shaped leaves with scalloped edges; part shade inland
  262. Salvia scabra (EB): pale lavender flowers small but noticeable on 1’ stalks; light medium green rather deeply scalloped leaves form basal clump
  263. Salvia sclarea (EB & KE): Clary Sage
  264. Salvia sclarea turkestanica (BC): white flowers
  265. Salvia transsylvanica (CC): native to southeast Europe; sprawling clump 3’ wide, 1.5’-2’ high; handsome dark green leaves with scalloped edges largest near base, surmounted by masses of lavender to violet flowers on branched stems from midsummer to frost; remove spent flowers to protract blooming period; cover seed lightly, germination in 1-3 weeks
  266. Salvia sp. (BC): purple flowers; from China
  267. Sandersonia aurantiaca (GG): easy
  268. Scabiosa atropurpurea (KYH): annual or biennial to 3’; the plant from which this seed was taken was dark purple near black
  269. Scabiosa ochroleuca (CC & CM): herbaceous perennial to 2.5’, pale yellow flowers
  270. Scabiosa hyb? (KE): perennial 6”-12” high and wide, light lavender-blue flowers; originally from Western Hills
  271. Senecio tamoides (DF)
  272. Sesbania (=Daubentonia) tripetii (BBC): Scarlet Wisteria Tree
  273. Silene hortensis (KS*)
  274. Silene noctiflora (JM)
  275. Sisymbrium lutea (KYH): ornamental crucifer, splotched with yellow variegation; yellow flowers to 2.5’; easy all year ’round, takes light shade to sun, poor to good garden soil
  276. Stachys grandiflora ‘alba’ (DM)
  277. Stokesia laevis (EB): Stokes’ Aster; perennial with long ovate leaves, flowers with blue-lavender petals, yellow center
  278. Stylophorum lasiocarpum (GG): poppy family, from Japan; yellow flowers, evergreen foliage; shade, moisture
  279. Tecomaria capensis aurea (DF)
  280. Teucrium flavum (KS*)
  281. Tigridia pavonia (CM)
  282. Tillandsia fraseri (DF): bromeliad to 3’ across, flowering spike in Summer to 4’; cool growing, will take rain and cold to a little below freezing
  283. Tricyrtus hirta (DF)
  284. Triteleia peduncularis (MSI): white-flowered California native bulb found in wet areas
  285. Tropaeolum pentaphyllum (BW)
  286. Tweedia caerulea (EB & DF): perennial; floppy stems, pale silver-green leaves, clear blue flowers, 3” seed pods open to release silky parasols
  287. Ursinia anthemoides (DF): perennial to 15”; orange daisy flowers; sun
  288. Ursinia sericea (JM)
  289. Veltheimia bracteata (BW)
  290. Veltheimia viridifolia (GG)
  291. Verbascum chaixii ‘album’ (CC & DC)
  292. Vriesia bituminosa (DF)
  293. Vriesia guttata (DF)