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This is my main seed list with perennials, shrubs, trees and annuals. Scroll through the list and also see the General Galleries for pictures.

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General Seed List S-Z

Sannantha virgata    3€/20seeds

Previously being listed under Baeckea virgata, this medium sized evergreen New Caledonian shrub in the Myrtaceae is drought tolerant and will covered in spring with small white or light pink flowers. Similar to more commonly grown Coleonema or Baeckea species from Australia.

 

Sapium (Triadica) sebiferum    3,5€/10seeds

Despite its noxious weed character in more tropical climates, this small tree is a beautiful small tree in the Euphorbiaceae with attractive green pendant leaves turning a fiery red in autumn. Easy and fast growing from seed.

 

Saponaria cypria 4€/20seeds

An endemic from high mountains on Cyprus, this small perennial is a rock garden lover due to its small size and the need for good drainage. Big flowers – for such a small plant – that open in the evening and stay open till the next morning. Takes drought well.


Saponaria glutinosa 4€/20seeds

A tall perennial species and very sticky in all its parts, to the point that it can look like an insect cemetery in the garden. Love it!


Sarcopoterium spinosum 4€/20seeds

Iconic shrub of the Mediterranean, very spiny and almost leafless in the summer, but aesthetically it will remind you of your Greek island vacations each time you see it. Very attractive small fruit that turn from green to red to brown as they mature.


Satureja spicigera 3.5€/20seeds

Youll love this mat forming species as it can be used as a ground cover, providing fresh green scented foliage all summer long and covered with white flowers in early autumn. It is best cut back in winter when the new shoots start to emerge.

Satureja thymbra 4€/20seeds

A classic Mediterranean herb, similar in scent to true Oregano, this sometimes substitutes oregano in cooking in areas where true oregano doesn't occur naturally. A good looking small shrub as well, with hundreds of small pink flowers over a long time in spring.

Scabiosa (Lomelosia) albocinta 5€/20seeds  SOLD OUT

Quite the star in the Lomelosia group, this shrub has big obovate dark green leaves and probably the biggest scabiosa flowers on top of its mound in late spring and summer. Germinates best when given some cold stratification in winter. 


Scabiosa anthemifolia 3.5€/20seeds  SOLD OUT

A South African Scabiosa, this will be good in either a watered border or a dry slope as it is very adaptable, but some water in summer will ensure it will flower for a longer time.


Scabiosa (Lomelosia) crenata ssp. dallaportae 3.50€/20seeds

There are quite a few really stunning scabiosas in Greece (especially those that were previously placed in the genus Lomelosia) and this is certainly one of them. Forming 5cm tall carpets of dissected leaves that are covered with pink scabious flowers on short stems and followed by attractive seed heads. You want more? It will flower all summer long without water. A must have for xeric gardeners.


Scabiosa (Lomelosia) cretica 3€/20seeds

Similar to Scabiosa hymettia with minor leaf and flower differences. But you got to have them all! This sounds like it comes from Crete but it is an Italian native species.

Scabiosa (Lomelosia) epirota 5€/20seeds 

Found throughout gorges in the Balkans, this shrubby species has green leaves, and produces its purple flowers over a long time in spring through fall, especially if it has additional summer water. Cold tolerant.


Scabiosa farinosa 3.5€/20seeds

Creates a low dense growing shrub with dark green thick foliage above which rise small pink flowerheads. 

Scabiosa graminifolia 3.5€/20seeds  SOLD OUT

A slow growing mat of very silver leaves from which rise upright stems with pink flowers to a height of about 30cm. Compact and beautiful all year round. 


Scabiosa (Lomelosia) hymettia 3.50€/20seeds

An excellent xeric shrub, this mounding shrubby Scabiosa flowers in late spring and early summer which are followed by very ornamental seed heads that stay on the plant for a long time. Endemic to central Greece.


Scabiosa (Lomelosia) minoana shrubby form 3.50/20seeds

Another of the ex Lomelosias, this Cretan species is taller than the above reaching a height of half a meter and spreads quite a bit. The flowering season is centered around late spring. Very drought tolerant. 


Scabiosa (Lomelosia) minoana mat forming 3.50€/20seeds

Similar in many aspects to the above, but on this variety the stems are trailing and can create extensive mats. 


Scabiosa ochroleuca 3.50€/20seeds

A long flowering low glaucous leaved perennial with creamy lemon flowers all summer and autumn long. Can take drought.


Scabiosa (Lomelosia) variifolia 3.50€/20seeds

A rare, taller shrubby species with flowers bluerrather than the typical purple of other shrubby Lomelosias, endemic to the Dodecanesse and Crete, this could prove a great ornamental shrub if cultivated.

Schotia brachypetala    3,5€/5seeds

An attractive medium sized tree from South Africa, this is more commonly grown in more tropical climates but it is equally beautiful in protected pockets of the Mediterranean without much frost. Leathery pinnate leaves are attractive year round but it really puts on a show when the red flowers appear among them. Scarify or put seeds in warm water overnight before sowing.

Scrophularia vernalis 4€/30seeds

Looking more like a vegetable plant, however this is quite ornamental and it does well in shady conditions that are relatively dry in summer. 

Scutellaria alpina blue form  3€/20seeds

A small, mat forming perennial with good drought and cold tolerance, adorned with blue flowers in spring or summer, depending on your climate. Suits a rock or gravel garden best.


Scutellaria altissima 3€/20seeds

A small upright perennial that flowers in late spring with cute spikes of blue and white flowers. In time makes good clumps and will self-sow so better in a ‘wild’ garden setting.

Scutellaria cypria 4€/20seeds

A mat forming species with profuse flowering in spring, covered with flowers coloured purple , pink and yellow. An endemic of Cyprus. Very easy to grow and germinate and will reseed itself in a rockery or gravel bed.


Scutellaria orientalis subsp. pinnatifida 4€/20seeds

I’m a sucker for Scutellarias, so I’ve added another three species this year – and hopefully more in the future. This mat forming species is good for screes, rockeries or slopes and will reward you with thousands of yellow flowers in late spring and early summer – or later if you live in a colder climate. 


Scutellaria rupestris 3.5€/20seeds

Quite different, this makes a central clump of parsley like leaves that explode in a cloud of stems shooting to all directions and carrying long necked, purple flowers all summer long,

 
Scutellaria salviifolia 4.5€/20seeds

A small mat forming species from a central rootstock, coming from Turkey, with a profusion of light-yellow flowers in late spring. Will look really precious in the right, well drained, ‘rocky’ position.

Scutellaria resinosa 4€/20seeds  

From a central rootstock rise up numerous stems covered with olive green leaves and purple blue flowers. One of the best looking drought tolerant Scutts out there. It has the tendency to 'suddenly die', especially if watered in summer on a hot day. For best results place in a spot where the roots have protection from cooling rocks and leave it without water to go through its summer dormancy.

Scutellaria scordifolia 4€/20seeds  SOLD OUT

A short perennial, that looks great in semi dry garden conditions, preferably in gravel and rock gardens. Slowly spreads to form a mat topped with intense purple flowers for a long time, from spring to autumn. 

Scutellaria sieberi 4€/20seeds

Rather big for Scutellaria standards, this perennial species from the southern Aegean has big white flowers in late spring and can take semi shady positions in the dry garden better than many other Mediterranean plants. Self-seeds easily so keep an eye on it.


Scutellaria suffrutescens 4€/20seeds

Quite the star of the hardy scuts as the magenta red flowers distinguish it in a sea of blue and purple species. Very long lived and a heavy flowerer. 


Senecio (Roldana) petasites 3€/30seeds

Grown equally for its big felted leaves or big inflorescences of yellow daisies, this magnificent perennial does great in a semi shady spot and requires regular water. I like to prune it to the ground after flowering or otherwise it can grow huge.

Senna (Cassia) covesii 3.5€/20seeds

An attractive heat and drought tolerant small shrub from the Sonoran and Mojave deserts, responding to seasonal water in winter or summer to flower, this a generally much 'leafier' Senna compared to other desert species.  Soak the seeds in near boiling water for 24 hours before sowing.

Senna cummingii   4€/10seeds

Although most Sennas are known from Australia and tropical Asia, some, such as this species come from Chile and are Mediterranean climate shrubs, flowering in spring. Scarify or soak the seeds in warm water overnight before sowing.


Seseli gummiferum 3.50€/20seeds

A very attractive and architectural Apiaceae that you can grow for the foliage alone. It is monocarpic and will form a small trunk after the 2nd or 3rd year before it decides to flower. Extremely drought tolerant.

Seseli rigidum 3.50€/20seeds

A Balkan species, much smaller than the above, with small ground hugging rosettes of grey leaves and 10-20cm branched flower stems of pink flowers. Great in a rockery.

Sideritis cypria 4€/20seeds   SOLD OUT

I've never met anybody who has seen this Cypriot shrub and not getting excited. Intense grey big upright leaves make a rounded shrub that shines in the summer light. Very long spikes of small brown/yellow flowers and amazing lime grean bracts, which look out of place on the plant bug make it extremely attractive and a curiosity. Germinates fast from a spring or autumn sowing. 

Sideritis laxespicata 4€/20seeds

A rather beautiful small shrub with herbaceous stems and tall pikes of yellow flowers surrounded by big bracts that turn golden yellow during summer and prolong the season of interest. Germinates fast in autumn or spring.


Sideritis montana 3.30€/30seeds.

A Balkan and Anatolian species, this behaves as an annual or a short lived shrublet and the show of lime green calyces and bracts in spring make it a perfect backdrop for smaller plants in your xeric border.


Sideritis romana 3€/20seeds

A small annual species with white flowers in late spring and early summer. It self-seeds easily so I let it grow between other shrubs in the dry garden.


Sideritis romana ssp. purpurea 3€/20seeds

Similar to the above but with purple flowers and a more trailing habit. 

 

Sideritis stricta 4€/20seeds  SOLD OUT

Short lived but beatiful species from Turkey, with upright stems dressed with dark green leaves in their lower half and big lime yellow bracts and flowers in their upper half. About half a meter high in full flower. Quite drought tolerant, but unfortunately it doesn't leave more than 3 years in my growing conditions. However it reseeds easily and is easy to germinate. Preferrably sown in autumn. 


Sideritis tragoriganum 3€/20seeds

The ´goat oregano´ as the name suggests forms a nice 
rounded shrub that gets covered in spring with white and yellow flowers. Likes xeric situations.


Silene armeria mixed colors 3€/20seeds

A nice little annual that establish and reseeds easily. Just let it go wild in your garden.


Silene asterias 3€/20seeds

Quite a different species, this has low foliage but 1m tall rounded flower heads of a magenta /pink color.


Silene chalcedonica 3€/20seeds

Reaching 1m or more in height, this short-lived perennial has heads of intense fire red flowers. Great with ornamental grasses.


Silene gigantea 3€/20seeds

The giant of the genus forms beautiful dark green pinwheel rosettes sometimes up to 30cms wide which transform into 1-2m high flowering stems with dropping green flowers. Magical and airy.


Silene maritima 4€/20seeds

A mat forming species with unusually large flowers with inflated calyces. Good for a slope or a rock garden. Limited quantity.


Silene viscaria 3€/20seeds

A well-known smaller species, great for a sunny or semi shady situation with abundant pink flowers in spring.


Silene vulgaris 3€/20seeds

A common plant in the Mediterranean and I wonder why it is not planted in gardens more often, as the white flowers and the inflated calyces that follow, make it attractive over a long period. And if you’re tired of it, just cut the fresh spring shoots and eat them blanched like asparagus, a delicacy in many parts where it grows wild.

 

Silene zawadskii 3€/20seeds

A nice mat forming species for a rock garden or a gravel area. From a small mat of leathery green leaves rise small stems of oversized white flowers in spring.  Very cute. Germinates readily.

Simmondsia chinensis 4€/5seeds.

Despite its specific epithet, this plant does not come from China but from the desert areas of USA and Mexico. You might have heard its common name, jojoba, from the the jojoba oil that is extracted from its seeds. But apart from its use in cosmetics, S.chinensis is a fantastic shrub, able to withstand drought and heat for many months on end. It is slow growing in the beginning but once established it will grow much faster. Olive like leaves cover the plant and stay intact and attractive year round. Big seeds, sow them in spring when the weather warms up adequately. Be careful not to overwater the young seedlings and plants because they can rot.

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 3.5€/20seeds

A classic blue-eyed grass, that is covered with flowers in spring. Doesn’t mind summer drought.


Smyrnium rotundifolium 3€/20seeds

A big Apiaceae for the dry garden, with an explosion of lime yellow flowers and bracts in the summer. Easily grown but take 2 or 3 years to flower.

Solidago californica    3,5€/20seeds

Probably the most drought tolerant of all Solidagos, this Californian species still performs best with an occasional summer watering but it's the easiest and most rewarding to grow in a Mediterranean climate. Upright stems with yellow flowers in late summmer and autumn.

 

Sophora chathamica 4€/10seeds

(syn. Sophora microphylla var.chathamica) 

Known as kowhai in its native New Zealand, this can become a big tree and is native to the north part of the North Island so consequently is a species that likes it a bit warmer compared to others. I've seen it grown in a variety of soils so it should be adaptable. A tree in full bloom is a magnifiscent sight in early spring. Hand scarify or hot water treatment for best germination results. 

Sophora godleyii 4€/10seeds

Similar to the above in size, this tree species comes from the central part of the South Island in New Zealand, and is a good candidate for alkaline soils, although not necessarily as it is adaptable. The foliage is more dainty and drooping, creating a nice cascading effect in full growth. Hand scarify or hot water treatment for best germination results. 

Sophora longicarinata 4€/10seeds

(syn. Sophora microphylla var.longicarinata) 

A limestone loving species, suitable for the Mediterranean basin. Smaller in size and grows as a multitrunked specimen in time. Originates from the north of the South Island in New Zeland. Hand scarify or hot water treatment for best germination results. 

Sophora molloyi 4€/10seeds

A smaller shrubby species up to 3 meters in height, that grows in coastal conditions and should be able to withstand sea spray in a coastal garden. . Hand scarify or hot water treatment for best germination results. 

Sophora prostrata 4€/10seeds

The dwarf of the New Zealand species, this can be easily grown just for its peculiar twisting branching and tiny leaves apart from the beautiful yellow drooping flowers. I've seen it growing beautifully as a pot specimen as well. Hand scarify or hot water treatment for best germination results. 


Sophora secundiflora 5€/20seeds

Once you’ve seen and smelled a Texas mountain laurel, then you’ll definitely try to find and grow one. Pinnate leathery leaves and wisteria like, but shorter, spikes of purple flowers that smell of grapes with lilacs (to me). It takes a while to get them into decent flowering size, maybe 5 years or more, but it’s worth the effort. 

Sophora tetraptera 4€/10seeds

Probably the most widely grown of the New Zealand kowhai species, this has bigger leaves in flowers from all other species listed here. Can develop into a bigger tree in time, but flowers quite early so you should be able to enjoy its flowers within a few years from sowing.  Hand scarify or hot water treatment for best germination results. 

Spartium junceum 3€/20seeds

Sweetly scented yellow flowers on a huge broom (that can be kept short with pruning) on this very drought tolerant leafless shrub. 


Sphaeralcea ambigua mixed colors 3.5€/20seeds

A mixture of colors from pinks to oranges, on this tough western US native, that flowers profusely for many months and defies summer heat and drought. Scarification needed and because seeds are too small, do it by soaking them overnight in near boiling water.

Sphaeralcea ambigua orange form  3€/20seeds

Gathered from an orange flowering plant (but you never know what the bees might have been doing). Scarification needed and because seeds are too small, do it by soaking them overnight in near boiling water.

Sphaeralcea munroana 3€/20seeds

Munro's globemallow, is similar to the above but a clearly orange species with silvery foliage and generally smaller in stature. Scarification needed and because seeds are too small, do it by soaking them overnight in near boiling water.

 

Sphaeralcea bonariensis 5€/20seeds    SOLD OUT

I originally collected this species at the side of the road near Salta, Argentina as it striked me with its soft apricot flowers. It seems like it can't decide whether it wants to be upright or sprawling but the overall effect is quite nice. It can take either regular garden contitions but adapts well to a summerdry garden as well. Germinates easily in autumn or spring. 


Stachys canescens 3.50€/20seeds  SOLD OUT

Stachys is my passion in Lamiaceae after Salvias so you´ll find here a good selection of species, including quite a few of the Greek endemics. This particular species, endemic of the western Peloponnese, has dark green leaves and spikes of big white flowers. Its

chasmophytic habit indicate that it should have excellent drainage and has indeed perform excellent in my dry garden. 


Stachys cretica ssp. salviifolia 3€/20seeds

Similar to the above but a much bigger plant with rounder, bigger leaves. Flower stems reach a meter or so.

Stachys ionica 4€/20seeds    SOLD OUT

A species from the Ionian coasts, typically growing as a crevice plant. Small silver rounded leaves on numerous stems and a multitude of light pink or white flowers in summer for a long period. Very drought tolerant. Great for the dry rock garden and loving as much heat as you can give it. Germinates fast.

Stachys mucronata 5€/20seeds  SOLD OUT

A native to Crete and Karpathos in the Aegean, this lethally spiny shrublet is a compact rounded beauty, with dark green leaves and hundeds of white flowers with spiny calyces. Suits a rock garden or gravel bed as it needs perfect drainage. Should be able to take some frost as it comes from relatively high elevation. Sow in autumn.


Stachys parolinii 3.50€/20seeds 

An excellent plant for a semi shady situation, taking irrigation or none if you prefer and forms running clumps topped with lemon yellow flowers in spring. Germinates easily in spring or autumn.


Stachys spinosa 5€/20seeds  SOLD OUT

I love spiny Mediterranean rounded small shrubs and Stachys spinosa is definitely one of them. It actually looks like it is made up only from spines as the leaves are miniscule, but when the white flowers adorn them, it is rather marvelous! Extremely drought tolerant.

Stachys swainsonii 4€/20seeds

A small ground cover, this apple green leaved Greek species has short spikes of big light pink flowers in spring. Great in a crevice or in a gravel garden. Germinates fast.


Stachys thirkei 4€/20seeds

A mat forming species that can forms a uniform groundcover of small fuzzy grey leaves and is topped in spring with short stems of purple flowers. 


Stachys viticina 3.50€/20seeds

Probably the tallest in the genus, this biennial giant has nice lamb’s ears foliage with a silver hue the first year and then it explodes in 2-3 meter stems that end in spikes of pink/whitish flowers. Keep it at the back of the border.


Staehelina petiolata 5€/10seeds

Big leathery leaves cloth the stems of this shrubby Cretan species and the pink thistle like flowers that top them in late spring make it look spectacular. Very drought tolerant.

Stanleya pinnata 3.5€/20seeds

Few Brassicaceae species can rival the beauty of the Prince's Plume, native to western USA. A tap rooted perennial, able to cope with heat and drought, producing tall Eremurus like flower spikes with yellow flowers. Takes some time to establish and flower well. Easy from seed, some cold stratification needed. 


Stevia viscida 4€/20seeds

For the irrigated garden (or the dry garden in a more northern climate), I originally collected this in Argentina a few years ago. Not as sweetly leafed as its well known cousin, but with attractive pink flowers and fluffy seedheads.


Stipa pennata 3.5€/20seeds

One of the greatest of Mediterranean grasses, as the long-hairedseeds dance in the wind in the summer. Best when backlit.

Strelitzia juncea    5€/5seeds

The Bird of Paradise is a well known architectural plant, mostly known for its exquisite flowers. In this species, the leaves on a mature plant do not have a wide blade but looks like long needles, which sets off an even nicer display for the flowers. Very easy from seed but requires patience thereafter before it flowers. Sow when the weather is warm enough in late spring and summer.

Strelitzia reginea 'Mandela's Gold'    7€/5seeds

A very sought after yellow flowering variety of the commonly grown orange Bird of Paradise flower. Sow when the weather is warm enough in late spring and summer.

Streptanthus farnsworthianus 5€/20seeds   SOLD OUT

Although the individual flowers on this California native winter annual aren't showy, the big purple leaf like bracts that surround them make the plant looking remarkable when in full flower. Sow in situ in autumn for a great spring show.

Styrax officinalis 5€/20seeds

A Mediterranean native shrub or small tree suitable for sunny or half shady situations. Looks great in s pring when the dangling white flowers adorn it's branches.

Sutherlandia frutescens    4€/10seeds

A Fabaceae shrub from South Africa with upright stems of greyish olive green pinnate leaves and the most attractive orange flowers in spring. Very drought tolerant. Scarify or put seeds in warm water overnight before sowing.

 

Tabebuia chrysantha    5€/20seeds

With a bit of effort, you can grow trees in the genus Tabebuia in the most protected frost free areas of the Mediterranean. In this species, the trumpet flowers that follow leaf drop in spring are a vibrant yellow. Needs summer water. 


Tecoma smithii 3€/20seeds

A late flowering species, mainly in fall and winter in a Mediterranean climate with the occasional flower in the summer. Can be pruned back hard any time.


Tecoma stans var. angustata 3€/20seeds

A much finer form than regular T. stans with very thin leaves and smaller pure yellow flowers produces unstoppably spring through fall. A much smaller plant too, here reaching a max height of 2 meters.


Tecoma ´Sunrise´ 3€/20seeds

Propably the largest flowered of all the Tecomas I list here and with an unstoppable flowering season, spring to fall. Requires summer water to perform well.

Telopea truncata    4€/10seeds

The Tasmanian wattarah is an upright evergreen shrub in the Proteaceae, producing exquisite dark pink terminal flowers. You should try it in areas where naturally your soils is in the acidic side (my indicator in the Mediterranean is when Erica arborea is growing around naturally). Soak seeds in water overnight before sowing.


Teucrium asiaticum 4€/20seeds

An endemic of the Balearic Islands, this small subshrub has aromatic green leaves and spikes of baby pink flowers in late spring. 


Teucrium betonicum 4€/20seeds

A big impressive Madeiran species with abundant leaves and purple flowers in spring. Very impressive and takes a while to believe it´s a Teucrium! Very drought tolerant but performs better with some summer water.

Teucrium botrys  3,5€/20seeds

A short lived annual or biennial Teucrium species from the Mediterranean with small pink flowers in the summer, native to western Europe.


Teucrium brevifolium 5€/20seeds

One of my favorite Teucriums, this Mediterranean shrubby native, has light purple flowers from fall to spring. No water in summer or very little if you have to.


Teucrium chamaedrys 3.50€/20seeds

A ground covering species with tiny oak like leaves (the specific epithet in Greek means low oak) and pink flowers in late spring. Perfect for the xeric garden and takes some shade too.


Teucrium chamaedrys ‘Flocon de Neige’ 4€/20seeds  SOLD OUT

A white version of the above. 


Teucrium creticum 4€/20seeds.

Despite called creticum, this plant is not native to Crete but can be found in more eastern locations of the Mediterranean. Eventually can get very big (imagine a big T.fruticans) and the pink spring and summer flowers are produced in long spikes above the olive grey foliage. Spectacular for Mediterranean standards.

 

Teucrium cuneifolium 6€/20seeds  

A mat forming species from Crete, with silver leaves and yellow flowers in summer. Easy to grow and long lived, with good looking leaves in even during its dry summer resting period. Avoid watering in the summer. Germinates easily from an autumn sowing.


Teucrium divaricatum 3€/20seeds

Taller than the above with somewhat upright stems forming a small round bush covered in purple flowers in spring on this eastern Mediterranean species. 


Teucrium dunense 4€/20seeds.

In the T.polium complex and looking very similar to that species, but with greener leaves. Same mounding habit and drought tolerance.


Teucrium flavum 3€/20seeds

Another candidate for full sun or some shade this has light yellow flowers in spring. Survives with no summer water. 


Teucrium fruticans ‘Quarzazate’ 5€/20seeds

Possibly the best selection of the well-knownT.fruticans, for its silver leaves, compact habit and darkest purple flowers. Seems to come true from seed, as I don’t grow any other cultivars of this shrubby germander nearby.


Teucrium halacsyanum 4€/20seeds

Suited for Mediterranean crevice garden (us Mediterranean gardeners should make this the new trend for all these warmth loving chasmophytes from low elevations), this is mat forming species with dark green leaves and pink flowers in spring. Naturally drought tolerant.


Teucrium heterophyllum 4€/20seeds

Probably the only Teucrium with orange flowers, this Canarian species forms a rounded medium size shrub with whitish grey leaves. If only the flowers were not that hidden underneath the foliage. Very drought tolerant.


Teucrium hyrcanicum 3€/30seeds

An herbaceous perennial species dying to the ground in late fall and returning with upright stems and Veronica spicata like purple spikes. Makes a great display when massed. Self-seeds freely.


Teucrium lamiifolium 3.50€/20seeds

A small Turkish species for a semi shady dry position, this has white flowered spikes on 10cm stems.


Teucrium montanum 4€/20seeds

A carpet forming montane/alpine species with light yellow flowers in summer. Great for a gravel or rock garden.


Teucrium orientale 3.50€/20seeds

A small herbaceous perennial species that goes almost completely dormant in the summer but returns with short stems covered in big blue flowers. 


Teucrium polium subsp. capitatum 4€/20seeds

A classic herb in our area, this small shrubby has silver foliage which is pleasantly aromatic. In spring it is covered with small yellowish flowers. Cut back after flowering to keep it in shape.


Teucrium procerum 4€/20seeds

A suckering small perennial that in spring produces big white flowers over its hairy stems and leaves. Great mixed with other small Mediterranean plants and especially the similar but blue T.pseudochamaepitys.


Teucrium pseudochamaepitys 4€/20seeds

Another short herbaceous perennial going dormant in the summer but coming back with multiple stems of about 30cm covered with big white flowers.


Teucrium scorodonia 3€/20seeds

A taller species with spikes of lime green flowering contrasting the dark green leaves. 

Teucrium sp. from North Macedonia 4€/20seeds

I've lost the tag on this beautiful small perennial Teucrium, but it is a beautiful small plant, with upright stems from a central rootstock with candy pink flowers. In fact after the first round of flowers in spring and early summer I cut it back for a second round in early autumn. Easy and tough plant.


Teucrium subspinosum 4€/20seeds

As its names suggest not very spiny, this species creates small rounded shrubs which are covered in purple flowers in spring. Beware, protect it from your cats, as they can destroy a mature plant in seconds as they are greatly attracted to it!


Thalictrum flavum 3€/20seeds

I enjoy using this plant in all my problematic spots, for its great adaptability, short foliage and tall stems of yellow flowers in early summer. Combines well with almost all other (taller) perennials.

Thapsia garganica  5€/20seeds   SOLD OUT

A big Mediterranean Apiaceae, especially abundant in Turkey, that resembles a shorter version of the giant Ferula, F.communis.  Takes a couple of seasons before it flowers.


Thermopsis lupinoides 4€/20seeds

A Baptisia like plant with yellow flowers during summer. It will need summer watering and it is very cold tolerant.


Thymbra spicata 4€/20seeds

A very aromatic small shrub from the Mediterranean, with spikes of purle flowers in summer. Extremely drought tolerant.

Thymus holosericeus 5€/20seeds    SOLD OUT

An outstanding small shrub from the Ionian coast, with lemon scented leaves and pink flowers in summer, later than most Mediterranean species. Very drought tolerant. Germination is easy and fast in either spring or autumn. 


Thymus longiflorus 4€/20seeds   SOLD OUT

One of my favorite thyme species for the summer dry garden, this has a mat forming habit and some of the longest tubed flowers of dark pink in the genus.Tough and easy.


Tordylium apulum 3.5€/30seeds

No Mediterranean meadow should be without this beautiful winter growing annual species. Mix it with more colorful species to create a pleasing combination.


Trachelium caeruleum ‘Hamer Pandora’ 3€/50seeds

Similar to the beloved species, but with leaves with a purplish hue and darker flowers. Let it self-seed in your garden.

Tulbaghia comminsii x violacea 4€/20seeds  SOLD OUT

From a clumb of chives like leaves rise dozens of short stems topped with purple flowers. Lovely in a gravel bed. Like a miniature T.violacea.


Tulbaghia violacea var. maritima 4€/20seeds   SOLD OUT

Much smaller than your typical society garlic, this has greener leaves that tend to grow horizontally and thicker flowers of a darker pink color. Best with summer water but can survive without.

Umbilicus rupestris 4€/20seeds

A peruliar little Crassulaceae from the Mediterranean, with rounded leaves and upright green flower spikes. Looks great between rocks. It goes completely summer dormant. 


Urospermum dalechampii 3.5€/20seeds

I call it the Mediterranean Gerbera as it has a Gerbera like appearance with its big lemon-yellow flowers but on a drought tolerant Mediterranean shrub!


Verbascum arcturus 3.50€/50seeds

A Cretan endemic species growing as a chasmophyte all throughout the island and especially in the gorges. It was performed excellent in the dry border, although proving a bit shorter lived. 


Verbascum bombyciferum 3€/50seeds

A well-known species with very silver and felty leaves and impressive inflorescences with lemon yellow flowers.


Verbascum macrurum 3€/50seeds

A big golden leaved species with very upright flowering stems of dark yellow flowers in the summer. 


Verbascum speciosum subsp. megaphlomos 5€/30seeds

A giant in the genus, with the candelabra like spike rising to 3m if grown well.


Verbascum undulatum 5€/30seeds

A very attractive Verbascum, for its very undulated lobed grey leaves that form one of the most attractive rosettes in the genus. The big branched inflorescence of light-yellow flowers is not bad either! Very drought tolerant!


Verbena rigida 4€/20seeds

An ever flowering suckering herbaceous species, with purple flowers about which butterflies go crazy. Easy and colourful. 

Vernonia baldwinii 3€/20seeds

I originally collected this in Colorado and it has proved to be a long lived perennial in my watered garden. Very upright stems terminate in plate like inflorescences of purple flowers in late summer. 

Vernonia lindheimeri var. leucophylla 4€/20seeds

Spectacular when mature, this silver leaved beauty forms upright bushes and shine white in sunlight and it really takes off when the purple flowers adorn the end of the branches in summer. Will benefit from weekly deep watering to grow and flower well.

Vitex lucens  5€/5seeds

The only member of the genus in New Zealand the mighty Puriri, is a rounded tree with a thousand virtues. Heavily dressed with big pinnate green leaves, it has a tropical look but don't let the looks fool you. It is a tough cookie, adapting to a range of situations and soils, as long as you are in zone 9 and above when it comes to winter cold. Numerous pinkish red flowers are rich in nectar and loved by birds, as are the small cherry like fruit that follow. Germinates easily if you soak the seeds in water for 2 days. 

Wyethia amplexicaulis 4€/20seeds

Mule ears, is an impressive Asteraceae from the Pacific Northwest USA and prefers seasonably wet areas that dry up as the summer progresses. Its deep tap roots anchor it in deep alluvial soils and the spring to summer flower show is one that is unforgettable. Not an easy plant to establish in the garden, even more in the Mediterranean garden, but worth the effort.  At least two months of cold stratification is needed for germination. 

Wyethia helianthoides 4€/20seeds

This species likes the same kind of habitat as the one above, but the leaves in this case are dark green and the big daisies are white with yellow centers. Beautiful en masse but you should have a moist meadow in your garden! At least two months of cold stratification is needed for germination. 

Xanthostemon aurantiacus red    5€/20seeds

One of the most known plants of New Caledonia, this dry sclerophyll shrubland species will not take much frost but if you manage to grow it well it will produce some of the most beautiful orange or red Myrtaceae flowers. Should germinate fast from a spring sowing.

Xanthostemon multiflorus    5€/20seeds

Much bigger than the above and also from New Caledonia, this evergreen can become a small tree in a frost free climate and the flowers that almost cover the plant are yellow. Should germinate fast from a spring sowing.

Xeronema callistemon  5€/20seeds

The king of New Zealand flowering plants, this rare evergreen perennial originally from the Poor Knights Islands off the coast from the north island in New Zealand, hence its common name, the poor knights lily. The combination of upright leaves and terminal spikes of red, bottlebrush like flowers is a sight to behold. Not easy to cultivate but worth the effort. Provide a well drained medium (in nature it will grow on rock outcrops), protect from frost and intense summer sun. If it finds its spot, it will reward you with years of flower. Better in containers. Germinates readily in a moist medium.

Yucca brevifolia    4€/10seeds

Commonly known as Joshua tree in its native California and Arizone, this yucca will gradually become a small tree that probably your grandchild will enjoy. Adapted to Mediterranean conditions and very drought and cold tolerant.Sow in early summer in a sandy medium and let the soil dry between waterings. Yucca seedlings grow much faster than what most people would expect. 

Yucca schidigera  4€/10seeds

The older I get, the more I learn to appreciate the beauty of yuccas, and this species from the Mojave and nearby deserts is a beautiful plant with short stems, green leaves and the classic white flowers that characterize the genus. Sow in early summer in a sandy medium and let the soil dry between waterings. Yucca seedlings grow much faster than what most people would expect. 

Yucca torreyi    5€/10seeds

This species is usually a single stemmed upright plant with green leaves and typical satin white Yucca flowers. Slow growing but beautiful.Sow in early summer in a sandy medium and let the soil dry between waterings. Yucca seedlings grow much faster than what most people would expect. 

Zinnia acerosa 5€/20seeds  SOLD OUT
This excellent little perennial is covered all throughout summer with white flowers without supplemental water. 


Ziziphora capitata 3€/20seeds

This small Lamiaceae annual is grown rather as a curiosity but it does look beautiful in a way with its tiny leaves and flowers.
 

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