Seed Exchange

Our winter Seedex, ephemeral seed exchange and Jelitto seed orders are open only to members of the Ontario Rock Garden & Hardy Plant Society.  To cover our costs for the winter exchange, members pay $15 CAD and can then order up to 60 packages of seeds. There is no charge for the ephemeral seeds. If you want to participate in our 2014 ephemeral seed exchange, Jelitto seed order and 2014-15 Seedex, join now.

 

JELITTO SEED ORDER 2014

The German seedhouse Jelitto offers seed that is often rare and unusual. ORG&HPS orders a few each year on behalf of its members. Following is a list of the seeds available this year.
Quantities are limited so get your order in fast! The seeds will be on sale at both the March and April meetings and are also available by sending a cheque, for the appropriate amount, made out to ORG&HPS, as well as a stamped self-addressed envelope to Merle Burston, 89 Wedgewood Drive, Toronto, ON., M2M 2H6

 

For pictures and additional plant information visit the Jelitto website
 

Cost

Name and Description

Height

Germ

       

$2.00

ACTAEA pachypoda 'Silver Leaf'. White flower candles, brilliant white berries on red stems

60 cm

E

$2.00

ADENOSTYLES alpina. Grows in mountain meadows, in rubble and on the banks of streams

60 cm

B

$4.00

CALLIRHOE involucrata var. tenuissima. Poppy mallow is mat forming on dryish rocky soils

20 cm

A

$3.00

CALYPTRIDIUM umbellatum. Pink spherical umbels and flat rosettes

10 cm

B

$4.00

DELOSPERMA sutherlandii 'Peach Star'. Pink flowers with yellow eye. Drought resistant

8 cm

A 3

$3.00

DRACOCEPHALUM austriacum. Good for limestone scree

40 cm

F

$3.00

EDRAIANTHUS tenuifolius. Needs good drainage.  Good for a larger trough

10 cm

A

$3.00

ERIGERON linearis. Desert yellow fleabane 25-45 yellow ray flowers

15 cm

A

$4.00

ERIOGONUM allenii 'Little Rascal'. Great plant for bees, and cut flowers.  Drought tolerant

40 cm

B

$4.00

HORMINUM pyrenaicum. Attractive to butterflies

25 cm

A 3

$3.00

IBERIS aurosica 'Sweetheart'. Dazzling show of pink blossoms, turning to brilliant lilac.

15 cm

F

$2.00

JURINEA cyanoides. Grows in sandy grasslands.

45 cm

F

$3.00

LUPINUS nootkatensis. Bi-colored, blue and white blossoms

40 cm

A 3 7

$2.00

NARTHECIUM ossifragum. Water or marsh plant. Germinate in muddy compost

30 cm

A

$3.00

OURISIA caespitosa. Cushion plant, avoid lime

5 cm

F

$3.00

PLANTAGO nivalis. Mainly for its foliage, the flower is insignificant.

15 cm

A 3

$3.00

PRIMULA laurentiana. Lilac pink flower with yellow eye

20 cm

F

$3.00

SARUMA henryi. Related to Asarum. Upright wild Ginger.

40 cm

E

$2.00

SENECIO integrifolius ssp. capitatus. Grey white woolly foliage, for the rock garden

25 cm

A

$3.00

SOLDANELLA alpina. Little cushion plant for the rock garden

10 cm

A

$4.00

SWERTIA perennis. Water or marsh plant

35 cm

F

$1.00

TEUCRIUM montanum. Creamy yellow flowers Lime loving and mound forming,

15 cm

F

$4.00

THALICTRUM petaloideum. Ornamental foliage plant for the rock garden

30 cm

B

$4.00

ANDROPOGON scoparius 'Prairie Blues'. Exquisite grey blue, ribbon like foliage with reddish orange fall colours

60 cm

A

$2.00

ENGELMANNIA peristenia. Blooms from spring to fall. Nutritional food source for birds and butterflies.

50 cm

A 3

 

 

2014 EPHEMERAL SEED EXCHANGE IS COMING

Ephemeral seeds lose their viability if not planted as soon as they are ripe. Immediate planting should result in germination that fall or in the following spring. These seeds usually will not germinate once they dry out, or will stay deeply dormant for several years.

The following are some of the seeds that benefit from immediate planting:

Acer Cimicifuga Lysichiton
Aconitum Corydalis Moltkia
Actaea Dicentra Myrrhis
Adonis Dictamnus Paeonia
Anemone Eranthis Pulsatilla
Anemonella Erythronium Ranunculus
Anemonopsis Galanthus Salix
Angelica Hacquetia epipactis Sanguinaria
Asarum Helleborus Shortia
Bletilla striata Hepatica Soldanella
Caltha Hylomecon Stylophorum
Callianthemum Isopyrum Thalictrum
Caulophyllum Jeffersonia Trillium
Celmisia Kirengeshoma Trollius

 

If you anticipate having ephemeral seed to offer to other members, you should post a notice in the I'VE GOT / I WANT column of the Journal. As well, members can request specific seeds through the column. Contact the journal editors.

As in the past, those who want to obtain seeds should first check with the donor to ascertain that the seeds are still available. Then send your request to the donor. A separate stamped self-addressed envelope should be provided to the donor for each kind of seed requested since not all ephemeral seeds are ready at the same time.

 

2013-14 SEEDEX HAS WRAPPED UP

Although our major seed exchange is finished, you can still review the list of plants which were available this past winter.

Seedex-2013-2014.pdf  (1Mb)

In that document, donors of the seeds are indicated by the first four letters of their surnames:

Katy Anderson, Esther Benedict, Daryl Bessell, Elsie Biedler, Gert Bohme, Mandy Botican, Annie Brelih, Merle Burston, Veronica Callinan, Bernard Carrier, Alain Charest, Ian Christie, Carol Clark, Barbara Cooper and Bella Seiden, Gabriela Costea, Susan Delafield, Susan and Mike Dolbey, Ruth Donnelly, Penny Eccles, Peter Fuller, Belinda Gallagher, Jean Gardiner, John Gell, Laura Grant and Bob Ramik, Brian Gray, Ross Greenberg, Christine Halbot, Patrick Healey, Virginia Hildebrandt, Frances Howey, Liz Knowles, Kazimierz Kot, Barb Lee, Anna Leggatt, Joerg and Franzis Leiss, Harry Lumsden, Larry Lundy, Rosaleen McDonald, Darcie McKelvey, Donna McMaster, Sharon Middleton, Robert Pavlis, Roman Plaskota, Diana Pooke, Barrie Porteous, Veronica Richard, Linda Ross, Brian Rowe, Charlie Sale, David and Mary Schmidt, Lee Shannon, Lois and Harley Smith, Bill Snowdon, Linda Soper, Glen Spurrell, Mary Sterrett, Bev Sutton, Vello Tou, Beverley Wagar, Judy Wall, Rob Welsh, Pam Wright, Kirk Zufelt

 

 

 

 

 

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