Wish list

These are all the plants I’ve heard of but not been able to try out – for reasons of time, cash and in some cases inability to get the seeds to sprout. If you have seeds, plants or cuttings of any of them, I’d be very happy to trade for anything I do have or for that matter to receive surprise gifts in the post! Plants marked with an asterisk are ones where I don’t know where to get the seeds so any pointers would be very welcome. A few of them I have already tried but would like to get more of a variety of sources.
Allium aflatunense
Allium carinatum
Allium cernuum
(nodding onion) large cultivars
Allium pskemense (Pskem River onion) viable seed or offsets
Allium validum (Pacific onion)
*Amphicarpaea bracteata – northern provenance
*Atriplex nutalii (Nutall’s saltbush)
*Astragalus crassicarpus (ground plum)
Bamboos with edible shoots
*Bunium bubocastanum (Cambridge pignut) – viable seed
*Bunium persicum (kala jeera, black cumin) – high altitude provenance
*Parasenecio (Cacalia) spp
Caryopteris divaricata (bluebeard)
*Celastrus orbiculatus (Oriental bittersweet)
Cornus officinalis (shan zhu yu)
Crambe tatarica (Tartar breadplant)
*Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus (yellow nutsedge) – northern provenance
Drimys lanceolata (mountain pepper)
Erythronium grandiflorum (yellow avalanche lily)
*Erythronium japonicum (katakuri)
Erythronium revoltum (coast/pink fawn/trout lily)
Fritillaria lanceolata (chocolate lily, rice root)
*Gaylussacia baccata (black huckleberry) – viable seed
Glycyrrhiza lepidota (American liquorice)
*Helwingia japonica
Hemerocallis fulva
Hosta fortunei ‘Gigantea’
Hosta montana
Hydrophyllum spp
Ixeris species
Ledum groenlandicum, glandulosum (Labrador tea, trapper’s tea)
Lilium canadense (meadow lily)
Lilium columbianum
 (Columbia lily, tiger/panther lily)
Lilium davidii (stream lily)
Lilium philadelphicum (wood lily)
Lilium pumilum (coral or mountain lily)
Lilium superbum (swamp lily)
Lomatium spp
Lonicera angustifolium
Medicago species (alfalfa)
Morus alba tatarica (white mulberry)
*Perideridia gairdneri (Gairdner’s yampah, wild caraway
Phyteuma species (spiked rampions)
*Pimpinella brachycarpa (chamnamul)
Pinus gerardiana
Pinus pumila (dwarf Siberian pine)
Pinus sibirica
Podophyllum peltatum
Polygonatum commutatum (large Solomon’s seal)
*Prunus tomentosa (Nanking cherry)
*Sinacalia tangutica (Chinese ragwort)
Staphylea holohcarpa (Chinese bladdernut)
Staphylea pinnata (bladdernut)
Streptopus amplexifolius
Streptopus roseus/lanceolatus
Streptopus streptopoides
*Tradescantia subaspera (zigzag spiderwort)
Tricyrtis species (toad lilies)
Triteleia grandiflora
*Vaccinium membranaceum
*Viburnum trilobum
– improved cultivars
*Viburnum edule

9 thoughts on “Wish list

  1. Rob Read

    I recently noticed the Lycopus spp. americanus and asper are available as of 2013 from Prairie Moon Nursery.
    Wish I had something to share with you, but got here searching things on my want list…

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  2. Nathan Shannon

    I notice you have B. Bulbocastanum, I was just wondering if you’ve considered the closely related B. Persicum. I’m not sure if anyone has tried to grow it over here – I plan to do so soon – but they seem at least to be fairly cold tolerant, growing in alpine and sub-alpine habitats of the North-Western Himalayas (at altitudes of up to 3500m amsl). The seeds are available from some Indian food stores sold under the name Kala Jeera/Zeera (Black Cumin). If you do decide to give them a go they apparently germinate best at temperatures between 10 and 25 degrees Celsius, after a period of 20-45 days cold stratification.

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  3. Sam

    When you say you want seabuckthorn, are you after named varieties or wild seeds from different areas? It’s very common where I live and fruits prolifically (Northern Denmark) Same lattitude as Aberdeen but colder winters.

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