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Seeds I have to trade:

  • 1. Cilantro
  • 2. Bronze Fennel
  • 3. Trombone Squash
  • 4. Salvia coccinea - coral pink and red
  • 5. Asclepias currasavica
  • 6. Japanese Morning Glory
  • 7. Basella rubra / Climbing Spinach


Seeds I am looking for:

No current listings.


Plants I have to trade:

  • Updated March 20, 2013
  • For the April 2013 swap I have potted up the following;
  • 1.Var. Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum odorata)
  • 2. Arum italicum
  • 3. Toad Lily 'Lightning Strike'
  • 4. Heuchera hybrid 'Dolce Blackcurrant'
  • 4a. Hechera 'Electric Lime'
  • 4b. Hecherella 'Electric Lime'
  • 4c. Hecherella 'Tapestry'
  • 5. Caryopteris 'Snow Fairy'
  • 6. Bavarian Ivy - this Plectranthus has darker, more interesting leaves than Swedish Ivy. Does well in the ground during the summer.
  • 7. Salvia splendens 'Dancing Flame'
  • 7a. Salvia hyb. 'Wendy's Wish'
  • 7b. Salvia 'Hot Lips'
  • 7c. Salvia 'Red Letter'
  • 7d. Salvia 'Senorita Leah'
  • 7e. Salvia cocinnea 'Summer Jewel Red' and S J Pink'
  • 7f. Salvia 'Black & Blue'
  • 8. Tradescantia tricolor (var Wandering Jew)
  • 8a. Tradescantia pallida 'Sweet Sue'
  • 8b. Tradescantia sillamontana
  • 9. Spotted Wandering Jew (Tinantia pringlii)
  • 10. Lysimachia 'Persian Chocolate' and Golden Globes and Outback Sunset
  • 10a. Lysimachia nummularia 'Goldilocks'
  • 11. Rabbiteye Blueberry sprouts that I potted last spring
  • 12. American persimmons in 1 gal pots and a couple of 2-year old in 3-gal pots
  • 13. Euphobia hyb. 'Diamond Frost' and 'Star Dust'
  • 14. Lobelia cardenalis 'Queen Victoria' and several other varieties.
  • 15. Elephant Ears: Elepao, Illustris, Pink Elephant & Black Magic, possibly others
  • 16. Perennial Impatiens: omeiana, arguta & speciosa
  • 17. Plectranthus hyb. 'Mona lavender', Cuban Oregano & another with Green & white leaves
  • 18. White flowered Bell flower from last year's swap
  • The following are plants that I still have in pots from last year.
  • 1. Petasites japonicus 'Nishiki-buki' Variegated Japanese Butterbur - This is the plant that Phyllis Harrison brought to the fall 2010 swap that we thought was a Leopard Plant (Farfugium). It loves damp shade and is about to bloom now.
  • 3. Begonia hybrida 'Cleopatra' (rhizomatous) with very attractive foliage, from Glasshouse Works. Makes a good winter houseplant that you can grow outside during the summer.
  • 4. Begonia, hardy - Has attractive pink flowers in summer. 5 & 6.Begonia taiwaniana and taipeiensis - new varieties collected by Mark Weatherington, Asst Dir of J C Raulston Arboretum. Taipeiensis is a complex hybrid with tight shiny green leaves. Taiwaiana is more of an Angel Wings type.
  • 13. Hibiscus - Texas Star (Red) - Southeast native, tall w/red flowers
  • 20. Oenothera speciosa pink 'Siskiyou' -Large pink flowers in late spring - A large clump of these in flower is stunning, but beware, they are an aggressive spreader.
  • 22. Salvia leucantha 'Mexican Sage' - Tender per. - fall & winter blooming - needs protection from freezing
  • 23. Salvia hybrid 'Phyllis Fancy', - Hybrid from Mex.Sage - also blooms fall & winter - needs winter protection.
  • 32. Tiarella (Foam flower) - Variety of seedlings, some with unusual leaf markings. Limited availability.
  • 33. Stylophorum diphyllum (Celandine Poppy) Woodland Poppy with very pretty yellow flowers in March and April. Adult plants will die during hot summer if they do not get adequate water, but reseeds freely.
  • 34. Athyrium niponicum (Japanese Painted Fern)
  • 35. Gallium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)
  • 37. Asclepia curassavica (Bloodflower) Flower closely resembles our native Butterfly Weed, but will bloom continuously if overwintered in protected area - Monarchs love it as do bees and wasps. Not hardy outdoors but reseeds freely. (Starting seed now)
  • 38. Justicia brandegeeana (Bronze-flowered Shrimp Plant)
  • 39. Justicia carnea (Pink-flowered Shrimp Plant) (Died over winter?)
  • 46.Alocasia macrorrhiza (Giant Taro)-Hardy in ground
  • 47. Alocasia 'Portodora' (Hybrid)- Hardy in ground.
  • 49. Ajuga reptans (Bugleweed)
  • 51. Ophiopogon japonicus (Dwarf Mondo Grass)
  • 65. Fig trees (Celeste for sure - am attempting to root others)
  • 71. Mexican Petunias - Ruellia brittoniana - Will dig upon equest
  • 74. Lamium maculatum (Spotted Dead Nettle) very aggressive spreader. Makes a good ground cover under trees and in areas with poor soil.
  • 75. Nandina domestica 'Compacta' - Plants can be kept at 3-feet tall or less with occasional pruning.
  • 75. Hedychium coronarium - Ginger Lilies - White flowered and coral flowered vars.
  • 76. Helianthus tuberosus - Jerusalem artichokes - One plant can produce several pounds of tubers by late fall.
  • 77, Helianthus augustifolius - Swamp sunflower - Striking
  • fall blooming perennial.
  • 78.Bloodroot - I have lots of small seedlings
  • 79.Egyption Walking Onions
  • flowers that unfurl at dusk.


Plants I am looking for:

  • Hibiscus acetasello - I did not over-winter any this year
  • Salvias that I do not have.
  • Sun Coleus - Will trade for cuttings
  • Plectranthus that I do not have
  • Bananas
  • Scented thymes
  • Any Alternanthera
  • Japanese Persimmon other than 'Fuyu'
  • Any new Heuchera or Heucherella -
  • Sweet Potato
  • Angelonias
  • Pentas with dark red flowers
  • Unusual vegetables, especially perennial vegetables