* A perennial grass, to 3', with erect stems and leaves, very narrow; flowers and seedheads lax; native to Eurasia. * Stipa capillata is a perennial grass species in the family Poaceae , native to Europe and Asia .
Young fruit can be eaten as a vegetable while ripe fruits can be use to make bath sponges. * Luffa aegyptiaca is a species of Luffa . Commonly known as Smooth Luffa and Egyptian Luffa , sometimes under the obsolete name Luffa cylindrica and frequently...
* Native Americans used it for respiratory and muscle disorders, as a purgative, and as a ceremonial medicine.The plant was used as a traditional medicinal plant by the Cherokee, Iroquois, Penobscot, and other indigenous peoples.
* A strong fibre is obtained from the stems, it is used for making string, bags, paper etc. * Lavatera thuringiaca is a species of Lavatera native to eastern Europe and southwestern Asia , from southern Germany south to Italy , and east to southern Russia...
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 5
Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 118
Quantity: 0.05 lb
Common Name: Tree Mallow, Tree Lavatera, Gay Mallow
Well worth putting in a partial shade location. The flowers produce an abundnce of seed every year and your small planting will soon spread. * Anemone blanda ( Grecian Windflower ) is a tuberous perennial valued for its daisy -like spring -blooming flowers...
* The tops can also be eaten when young as greens or in soups. * Purple Top White Globe Turnip is an outstanding Heirloom variety. * The purple topped turnip root will reach 4-5 inches in diameter and matures in 40 to 60 days.
Germination Test Type: Actual
Crop Year: 2012
Height: 18-24 inches
Collection Locale: Oregon
Common Name: Turnip, Purple Top White Globe Turnip
* The flower heads dry well and the plant will self seed if the flowers heads are left in the garden. * The flower heads are 8-12 inches in diameter and are very showy. * This bulb forming perennial produces short lived sword shaped leaves followed by...
Succeeds in full sun so long as the soil does not dry out in the summer, otherwise it should be grown in partial shade in any moderately fertile well-drained soil. Common names in English include lilyturf, big blue lilyturf, border grass, and monkey grass.
* The plant most of us think of as Bleeding Heart; extremely popular, and for good reason; each arching spike, often held horizontally, is lined with an elegant row of pink and white "hearts"; flowers in May in New York; may die back to the ground in...
The main flowering stem is erect. * The leaves are deeply lobed with 3 to 7 toothed, pointed lobes in a palmate shape. * All parts of these plants are considered toxic to humans, causing severe digestive discomfort if ingested, and also skin irritation.
They should be harvested in the spring before the plant comes into flower. * Sanguisorba officinalis ( Great Burnet ) is a plant in the family Rosaceae , subfamily Rosoideae . It is native throughout the cooler regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe...
The scientific name, Leontopodium , means " lion's paw" and is derived from the Greek words leon (lion) and podion (diminutive of pous , foot). The name comes from German edel (meaning noble ) and weiss (meaning white ).
* Sometimes called garden chervil , it is used to season mild-flavoured dishes and is a constituent of the French herb mixture fines herbes . * Chervil ( Anthriscus cerefolium ) is a delicate annual herb related to parsley .
Minimum Hardiness Zone: annual
Common Name: Garden Chervil, Chervil, Gourmet's Parsley
Ex K.Koch) is a species of flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to southern Japan and South Korea. The leaves are spirally-arranged, large, 20–50 cm (7.9–20 in) in width and on a petiole up to 50 cm (20 in) long, leathery, palmately lobed,...
* A yellow dye is obtained from the whole plant. * Linaria vulgaris ( Common Toadflax , Yellow Toadflax , or Butter-and-eggs ) is a species of toadflax ( Linaria ), native to most of Europe and northern Asia , from the United Kingdom south to Spain in...
Botanical Name: Linaria vulgaris
Common Name: Butter And Eggs, Common Toadflax, Yellow Toadflax
* Its typical habitat is moist shaded woodland, growing in accumulated humus. The pinnate leaves usually have five soft green leaflets, although three and seven occur as well, each with a shape ranging from lanceolate-oblong to rhombic, and a pattern...
* The large solitary flower head grows at the top of the stem and sometimes on branches. * It is native to China,and it is cultivated worldwide as an ornamental plant. * Its common names include China aster and annual aster.
* It is also an ornamental plant in gardens, with numerous cultivars selected for different flower colors. * Aquilegia caerulea is the state flower of Colorado. * Aquilegia caerulea is a species of Aquilegia flower native to the Rocky Mountains from Montana...
The naturalized variety is typically tubular, bright red, about 1.25 in (3.2 cm) long. Flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds and butterflies. Spreading growth to 12". * The plant reaches 2 to 4 ft (0.61 to 1.2 m) in height, with many branches, and a...
Crop Year: 2013
Germination Test Type: Actual
Common Name: Scarlet Sage, Cherry Red Sage, Texas Sage, Blood Sage
* The plant is dormant during the summer and grows during the cooler half of the year. * A tuberous herb with vine like leaves. Dormancy is shorter in cooler climates. * Easily grown in a stony leafy soil in sun or shade.
It contains some of the most bitter compounds known and is used as a scientific basis for measuring bitterness. * Gentiana lutea ( Great Yellow Gentian ) is a species of gentian native to the mountains of central and southern Europe .
* Chia (Salvia hispanica) was the third most important food of the Aztecs in the time of Cortez (behind corn and beans and in front of amaranth), and has long been an important crop in Mesoamerica for the unique nutritional qualities of its seed.
* Lepidium meyenii (maca) is an herbaceous biennial plant of the crucifer family native to the high Andes of Peru. With its extreme temperatures and poor rocky soil, the area rates among the world's worst farmland, yet over the centuries, Maca learned...