* Lychnis chalcedonica ( Burning Love , Dusky Salmon , Flower of Bristol , Jerusalem Cross , Maltese Cross , Nonesuch ; syn. Silene chalcedonica ) is a flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae , native from central and eastern European Russia east...
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Botanical Name: Silene chalcedonica
Collection Locale: Colorado
Common Name: Jerusalem Cross, Burning Love, Dusky Salmon, Flower of Bristol, Maltese Cross, Nonesuch
The plant contains beta-carbolines, which (in doses high enough) act as a psychedelic drug . * Many 3" nodding blue, red, purple, or white nodding flowers on a branching stem; forms basal rosette of 20" leaves; monocarpic--blooms and dies; native to eastern...
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Common Name: Himalayan Poppy, Satin Poppy, Nepal Poppy
* Usually flowers blue, pink, white, lavender, and purple. The foliage makes a nice garden cover when not in bloom and the attractive seedpods add interest after flowering. * Nigella damascena ( Love-in-a-mist ) is an annual garden flowering plant , belonging...
* This easily cultivated, Annual plant grows and blooms best in cooler climates, but if kept cool by mulching around the base it can grow in hotter areas as well. * Sweet pea ( Lathyrus odoratus ) is a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family...
* Campanula glomerata is a perennial herbaceous plant growing to a height of 20–60 centimetres (7.9–24 in), with a maximum of 90 centimetres (35 in). * Blue-purple flowers in a mass at the top of the stalks in June and July and perhaps again in late...
The seed usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks. * Sow the seed in mid spring or late summer to early autumn in a sunny border outdoors and only just cover the seed. * The California poppy ( Eschscholzia californica ) is native to grassy and open areas from...
The plant is sometimes nicknamed "Molly the Witch", a humorous mispronunciation of the species name, which most non-Poles find difficult to pronounce. * It was discovered by the Polish botanist Ludwik Mlokosiewicz in 1897, after whom it was named by Aleksandr...
Seeds Per Pound: 2,474
Germination Test Type: cut
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Common Name: Golden Peony, Caucasian Peony, Molly The Witch Peony
Other common names are Bouncing Bet and Sweet William; locally it is simply "the Soapwort" although there are about 20 species of soapworts altogether. * Soapwort's main medicinal use is as an expectorant.
Dormancy is shorter in cooler climates. * The plant is dormant during the summer and grows during the cooler half of the year. * A tuberous herb with vine like leaves. Thrives in the light shade of trees.
It grows from 2–4ft. * The flowers are yellow–orange or orange–vermillion with the petals spotted in purple, somewhat ‘flatfaced' in appearance with irregular distribution of petals around the face of the flower forming a fanshape.
It is native to Morocco , but it can be found elsewhere growing wild as an introduced species , such as California . * This is an annual herb growing erect to approach half a meter in maximum height, its stem with linear leaves 2 to 4 centimeters long.
* Prefers a rich moist soil with ample moisture in the summer. * A good butterfly plant. The flowers are grouped in panicles, hence the specific epithet paniculata. The flowers, 1.5–2.5 cm (1–1 in) in diameter, often fragrant, are white, pink, red,...
* These curiosities are well worth growing, if only for the conversation factor! * The buds are known as "buzz buttons", "Szechuan buttons", "sansho buttons", and "electric buttons" * It is frost-sensitive but perennial in warmer climates.
Flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds and butterflies. Blooms from summer to autumn with red flowers up to 3/4" long. Flower color and size is quite variable. * Erect, bushy annual with oval to heart-shaped, toothed, hairy, dark green leaves 2 1/2" long.
Common Name: Scarlet Sage, Cherry Red Sage, Texas Sage, Blood Sage
* Mountain cornflower is seldom used in modern herbalism, though it does still have a reputation in parts of Europe as a wash for tired eyes. It is widespread and common in the more southerly mountain ranges of Europe, but is rarer in the north.
* Iris sibirica , the Siberian Iris , is a flowering plant in the genus Iris , native to eastern and central Europe and northern Asia . The plants are very cold tolerant, but they can be damaged when dormant if the soil is too moist.
It should not be used by pregnant women. Use with caution, internal consumption can cause damage to the kidneys and uterine bleeding. It is an aromatic tonic herb that stimulates the uterus, reduces inflammation, controls bacterial infections and promotes...
* It produces up to 30 pink flowers in characteristic allium umbels in the mid to late summer and grows to between 8" and 40" in height. * Although no specific mention of medicinal uses has been seen for this species, members of this genus are in general...
Common Name: Ornamental Onion, German Garlic, Curley Chives
* Members of this genus are rarely if ever troubled by browsing deer or rabbits. * This species is closely related to P. * Paeonia anomala has an immense range of wild habitat, stretching from the Ural Mountains of Russia to the Pamir Mountains of Central...
It grows to about a meter tall (when in flower) and has bright red flowers. * A very ornamental plant. * Lobelia cardinalis ( Cardinal Flower ) is a species of Lobelia native to the Americas , from southeastern Canada south through the eastern and southwestern...
* This plant is grown as an ornamental garden plant. One or several flowers, each on its own long stalk, may top a single stem. * It is native to the central and eastern United States and Ontario in Canada.