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Seeds I have to trade:


    • Welcome to Susan's Seedy Deeds and Shady Needs
      UPDATED: 1/7/2014

      Trades are 25 seeds, and seeds are chaff free, unless otherwise indicated. Seeds from my garden are all open-pollinated and so may not come true. I mail seeds out within 72 hours of finalizing the trade and always use a bubble mailer. I would appreciate you doing the same for me. -I do not trade internationally; please respect this decision and don't ask me to make an exception.
    • Have - Havested Summer/Fall 2013
    • Abutilon x hybridum, flowering maple 'Rosalie'. Heavy bloomer with large, clear pink flowers. Great as a summer container plant where not hardy. Hardy to zone 9.
    • Agapanthus hybrid, Lily of the Nile -Blue. An impressive container plant where not hardy.
    • Agastache foeniculum Anise hyssop
    • Aquilegia fragrans , fragrant columbine. One of the few fragrant columbines.
    • Aquilegia canadensis, 'Pink Lanterns', Pink flowering form of the native eastern columbine.
    • Campanula primulifolia, Spanish bellflower, Beautiful, easy to grow bellflower that is hardy to zone 4, can take quite a bit of shade and blooms over a long period.
    • Capsicum annum, ornamental pepper 'Masquerade' A very early variety that can withstand light frosts in my garden. I enjoy using it in the kitchen.
    • Capsicum pubescens Rocoto pepper World's oldest cultivated pepper.
    • Centranthus ruber, red valerian, Jupiter's beard. Long blooming, showy and drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Hardy to zone 5.
    • Dianella intermedia flax lily Unusual plant from New Zealand with stunning blue berries.
    • Foeniculum vulgare var. purpureum, bronze fennel. A striking garden plant, useful culinary herb and a swallowtail butterfly host plant. Hardy to zone 4.
    • Fragaria vesca , White alpine strawberry. Unusual pineapple-strawberry flavor.
    • Francoa sonchifolia, maiden's wreath. Lovely, clumping shade perennial with long wands of pink blushed flowers. Foliage is attractive when not in bloom. Hardy to Zone 7.
    • Fuchsia panniculata. Tree Fuchsia, Lilac Fuchsia. A species Fuchsia, so comes true from seed.
    • Impatiens bafourii, poor man's orchid Easy to grow annual impatiens with very pretty pinky-lilac and white flowers. Often naturalizes in gardens.
    • Impatiens hoehnelii This species impatiens from Mount Kenya is very rare but easy to grow.
    • Impatiens scabrida, Himalayan balsam. Quite rare in cultivation, but a very easy to grow annual impatiens
    • Spanish lavender, French lavender, This is the lavender that sports cute bunny ear bracts. Hardy to zone 8.
    • Lavatera trimestris, rose mallow. Excellent cottage garden border plant.
    • Linaria reticulate, baby snapdragon, ‘Flamenco’
    • Nemesia fruticans, blue form Great bedding plant for part sun. Blue flowers are fragrant.
    • flowering tobacco, Nicotiana langsdorfii, flowering tobacco. Striking and unique green trumpets with blue pollen. Perennial in zone 9; grown as an annual elsewhere.
    • Polemonium pauciflorum, yellow jacob's ladder. Yellow trumpets, flushed with peachy red, and ferny foliage.
    • Salvia chiapensis Showy salvia with brilliant fuchsia flowers. Attracts hummingbirds. Hardy to zone 8.
    • Salvia coccinea, 'Coral Nymph' hummingbird sage. Easy, pretty and drought tolerant. May overwinter in zones 8+.
    • Salvia holwayi A rare salvia from Guatemala with brilliant red flowers. Hardy to zone 9. Excellent greenhouse plant elsewhere.
    • Salvia leucantha, Mexican bush sage Very long blooming salvia with silvery foliage and velvety purple flowers. Drought tolerant. Hardy to zone 7B. May be grown as an annual.
    • Salvia semiatrata Unusual and very beautiful salvia that is hardy to 25 degrees and can survive short periods at 15 degrees.
    • Scabiosa atropurpurea, tall double flowered, includes burgundy, whitish mauve, pink and Beaujolais bonnets types.
    • Stachys albotomentosa, hidalgo, 7-UP plant Love this plant! The furry gray leaves smell like 7-UP and the flowers are a gorgeous shade of peach. Long blooming. Hardy to zone 7.
    • Tagetes lemmonii, Mexican marigold, copper canyon daisy. Profusion of golden daisies in fall. drought tolerant. Hardy to zone 8.
    • Tigridia pavonia, Mexican shell flower. -red flowering form. Probably the showiest plant I grow. Makes a great patio plant. Hardy to zone 8.
    • Tigridia pavonia, Mexican shell flower. -pink flowering form. Stunning when inter-planted with the red form.
    • Have - Havested Summer/Fall 2012
    • Aquilegia, 'Ruby Port' . Heirloom columbine with fully double dark wine flowers.
    • Aristea ecklonii, blue stars. Tough drought-tolerant South African plant with true blue flowers. Hardy to zone 8.
    • Capsicum annum, goat's weed pepper AKA black cobra. An ornamental pepper that's great in the kitchen too.
    • Fragaria vesca , Red alpine strawberry
    • Lunaria annua variegata alba, money plant. Lovely variegated form with white flowers.
    • Lunaria annua 'Rosemary Verey' , money plant. An unusual form with violet blooms and dark purple splashed leaves.
    • Tomato, 'Carmello'. A French heirloom. Excellent cool weather/short season tomato with great production of good tasting, good sized fruit.
    • Tomato, Moskvich. Extra early and flavorful Siberian heirloom.
    • Have - Havested Summer/Fall 2011
    • Abutilon indicum, Indian mallow. Hardy to zone 9. Deck/house plant elsewhere. Per Chiltern Seeds: '...This is a new and interesting plant for you to try in your greenhouse (or even outdoors in a sheltered position). Grown either as an annual or perennial, it has attractive, white felted leaves and bears charming yellow flowers on long stalks. 4-8 ft.'
    • Abutilon x hybridum, flowering maple, 'Dwarf Red'. Large, open orange-red flowers on a compact plant.
    • Anisodontea x hypomandarum, cape mallow. A pretty, floriferous, drought tolerant South African plant hardy to zone 9. Often grown as a summer patio plant and overwintered indoors elsewhere.
    • Anomatheca laxa, false freesia. Hardy to zone 8.
    • Aquilegia, 'Magpie'. A wonderful old-fashioned black and white columbine.
    • Bartlettina sordida, Purple torch of the clouds. Stunning subtropical from the cloud forests of Mexico. Hardy to 25 degrees for brief periods.
    • Begonia boliviensis, Bolivian begonia. My favorite non-hybrid Begonia. My plant grown by Berkeley Botanical Garden. Hardy to 7b.
    • Borago officinalis alba, white borage. The rare white form.
    • Capsicum annum, 'No Heat', AKA 'Fooled You' jalapeno pepper.
    • Digitalis mertonensis, strawberry foxglove. A long-lived perennial floxglove with flowers the color of crushed strawberries.
    • Digitalis purpurea alba, white foxglove. Tall elegant spikes of pure white flowers.
    • Papaver atlanticum, Spanish poppy, 'Flora Pleno'. Tough, drought tolerant plant with soft orange flowers.
    • Salvia pulchella. Very rare Salvia from Mexico/Central America with furry fluorescent red flowers. Probably hardy to zone 8.
    • Symphyandra hoffmannii, ringed bellflower. Pretty Campanula relative with soft creamy flowers.
    • Have - From trades or commercial, Winter of 2012/2013
    • Allium tuberosum, garlic chives
    • Coleus blumei, from ‘Black Dragon’
    • Coleus ‘Giant Exhibition Rustic Red’ (cmcl)
    • Dierama, fairybells
    • Helichrysum, tall double mix
    • Impatiens, ‘Sunny Lady Cranberry’ (cmcl)
    • Lagurus ovatus, bunny tails
    • Lobelia erinus, ‘Fountain Blue’
    • Petasites japonicus
    • Salvia regla, mountain sage
    • Scrophularia macrantha, redbirds in a tree
    • Veronica, speedwell, pink and white


    Seeds I am looking for:

    • My limited sunny spots are all spoken for, so I am looking for uncommon long-blooming perennials or annuals and variegated foliage plants that love part to full Shade! -Can't do hostas though; My snails won't let me. )-:
    • Ageratum houstonianum, any pink or blue
    • Anchusa azurea -any
    • Anomatheca laxa 'Joan Evans'
    • Antirrhinum majus, snapdragon, - any bi-colors or ones that are noticably fragrant
    • Antirrhinum majus, snapdragon, 'Lipstick Silver' or 'Night and Day', 'Rocket Bronze', 'Peach Breeze', 'Bronze Dragon'
    • Aquilegia, columbine, any variegated
    • Argyreia nervosa 'Hawaiian Baby Woodrose'
    • Baptisa, false indigo
    • Barleria repens, Red Barleria
    • Bergenia -any with red flowers
    • Bessera elegans, coral drops
    • Bomarea -ANY
    • Browalia -any
    • Calceolaria arachnoidea, purple pocketbook
    • Calceolaria tomentosa, Yellow slipper flower
    • Calceolaria uniflora, Darwin's slipper flower
    • Calendula officinalis, 'Coffee Cream'
    • Campanula medium, canterbury bells -doubles or pink
    • Capsicum annum, pepper, any variegated, especially 'Purple Flash'
    • Celoisa plumosa, 'Romantica'
    • Celosia cristata 'Kurume Corona'
    • Celosia, any plumed form with orange flowers
    • Centaurea montana, mountain bluet, Any
    • Chiastophyllum oppositifolium
    • Chrysanthemum carinatum AKA Ismelia carinata, Painted Daisy, Tricolor Chrysanthemum, 'Coconut Ice'
    • Clerodendrum fragrans AKA C. chinense AKA C. philippinum, Chinese glory bower
    • Clianthus puniceus, lobster claws
    • Collinsia heterophylla
    • Consolida ajacis -Larkspur any red, pink or true blue -NO PURPLE
    • Crepis rubra, pink hawksbeard
    • Culantro
    • Cuphea, any
    • Delphinium chinensis 'Butterfly Rose'
    • Didiscus caeruleus, blue lace flower
    • Digitalis purpurea, 'Pam's Split'
    • Digitalis purpurea, 'Silver Fox' aka 'Pink Champagne'
    • Digitalis purpurea, 'Snowy Mountain'
    • Digitalis, any from the 'Polka Dot' series.
    • Eschscholzia californica, California Poppy, any white/cream, pink, red or purple. -NO ORANGE
    • Geissorhiza radians
    • Gerbera jamisonii, Gerber Daisy -Red or Burgundy only
    • Godetia AKA Clarkia, -any
    • Hardy Geranium, any with blue flowers
    • Impatiens amphorata
    • Impatiens auricoma
    • Impatiens bicordata
    • Impatiens digitata
    • Impatiens 'Envoy Peach Butterfly' or 'Salmon Butterfly'
    • Impatiens flanaganae
    • Ixia viridiflora, turquoise Ixia
    • Jasione montana, sheep's bit
    • Justicia brandegeeana, shrimp plant
    • Kirengeshoma palmata, yellow waxbells
    • Knautia macedonia 'Melton Pastels'
    • Lewisia - any
    • Limnanthes douglasii, poached egg plant,
    • Linum grandiflorum, 'Blue Dress' or 'Rubrum'
    • Lobelia erinus -any blue or pink
    • Lobelia speciosa, 'Fan Salmon'
    • Lobularia maritima, sweet alyssum - Any rose/pink, red, copper or peach NO WHITE
    • Lopezia cordata, mosquito flower
    • Lychnis flos-cuculi, ragged robin
    • Melinus nerviglumis, ruby grass
    • Melothria scabra, Mexican sour gherkin
    • Mimulus, monkey flower, any hybrid bedding with fancy blotches and spots, such as 'Mystic', 'Magic', 'Maximus', 'Tiger mix', etc.
    • Moltkia petraea
    • Moltkia suffruticosa
    • Myosotidium hortensia, Chatham Island Forget-me-not
    • Myosotis sylvatica, forget-me-not -any good PINK form. I have plenty of blue ones.
    • Nasturtium, any variegated, salmon, or cherry colored like 'Alaska', 'Caribbean Crush', 'Just Peachy', 'Raspberry Sorbet', 'Cherry Rose' 'Salmon Mousse' -NO PLAIN YELLOW OR ORANGE -I HAVE PLENTY.
    • Nemesia strumosa, Cape Jewels, Carnival, KLM, Tapestry, Blaze of Glory, Mello Red & White
    • Nierembergia hippomanica, cup flower, blue or white
    • Nigella, 'Persian Red'
    • Odontonema strictum, firespike
    • Omphalodes cappadocica, navelwort
    • Omphalodes linifolia, Venus’s navelwort
    • Omphalodes verna, blue-eyed mary
    • Oxypetalum caeruleum AKA Tweedia
    • Pansy - Your favorite blue or blue & white
    • Pentapetes phoenicia - any red or pink
    • Perilla frutescens -red form; FRESH ONLY
    • Rhodochiton atrosanguineum, purple bell vine
    • Russelia equisetiformis, firecracker plant
    • Salpiglossis sinuata, painted tongue-any
    • Salvia discolor, Andean silver-leaf sage
    • Salvia farinacea, the Cathedral series; 'Cathedral Sky Blue', 'Cathedral White', 'Cathedral Deep Blue'
    • Salvia forsskaoli, indigo woodland sage
    • Salvia fulgens, cardinal sage
    • Salvia horminium, any pink or blue, such as 'Marble Arch Rose', 'Marble Arch Blue'
    • Salvia patens
    • Salvia viridis, any pink or blue such as 'Blue Monday', 'Pink Sunday'
    • Scabiosa atropurpurea -any true red/not burgandy, such as 'Scarlet Sundae'
    • Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue', 'Pink Mist', 'Salmon Queen', 'Diamond Pink', 'Fama Deep Blue'
    • Scabiosa incisa
    • Sinningia tubiflora, hardy white gloxinia
    • Tanacetum niveum, 'White Bouquet', 'Jackpot'
    • Thunbergia alata, black eyed susan vine, Salmon Shades such as ''African Sunset', 'Salmon Shades', Sunrise Surprise', 'Blushing Susie', 'Spanish Eyes' or any white with a black eye
    • Thunbergia grandiflora alba
    • Thunbergia mysorensis
    • thunbergia-any red
    • Trachystemon orientalis
    • Trigonella foenumgraecum, fenugreek
    • Tomato - Black Krim, Bloody Butcher
    • Tropaeolum Azureum 'Blue Nasturtium'
    • Tropaeolum moritzianum
    • Viola -any with blue and white flowers like Delft Blue, Blueberry Frost, Starry Nights etc.
    • Viola, 'Dancing Geisha' or others with variegated leaves
    • Your favorite small variegated perennial for shade
    • Zaluzianskya ovata
    • Zehneria pallidinervia 'Bat Wing Vine'


    Plants I have to trade:


      • Plant list updated 8/10/2010
      • Abutilon x hybrida 'Rosalie', pink flowering maple. (cuttings) Great for containers. Can be grown as a large shrub in Zones 8 - 10
      • Agapanthus hybrid -blue, Lily of the Nile (plants) Hardy to zone 8/9 but great as an indoor/outdoor container plant elsewhere. These self sow in my garden, so I usually have some good sized seedlings to trade.
      • Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (plants) Hardy to Zone 4. Gorgeous pure white flowers in late summer/early fall.
      • Begonia foliosa var. miniata, fuchsia flowering begonia (cuttings) The Begonia that thinks it's a Fuchsia. Hardy to Zone 9b, where it flowers continuously. Elsewhere, grow as houseplant or bring indoors before frost. -very easy to root.
      • Begonia, Irene Nuss (cuttings) A very old and beautiful cane/angel wing type. See mine at the top of the page.
      • Begonia, 'Maribel Pink Shades' (cuttings) A dainty dragon wing type with beautiful marbled pink and white flowers and very dark burgundy leaves.
      • Begonia, Dragonwing -Pink, Red or White (cuttings) Vigorous and much more heat tolerant than most begonias.
      • Brugmansia x insignis, Pink (cuttings) Hardy to Zone 8.
      • Brugmansia, 'Charles Grimaldi' (cuttings) Hardy to Zone 8.
      • Brugmansia, 'Betty Marshall' (cuttings) Hardy to Zone 8.
      • Centradenia floribunda, trailing princess flower (rooted starts) Makes a stunning hanging basket or use as a ground cover in Zones 9+.
      • Campanula primulifolia, Spanish Campanula (plants) A very pretty Campanula that should be more widely grown. Hardy to Zone 4.
      • Chasmanthe floribunda, Cobra Lily (corms) Closely related to Crocosmia. Features blazing orange flowers beloved by hummingbirds. Hardy to Zone 9 or grow in a tub and bring in before frost. Corms do not like to be disturbed once planted.
      • Choisya ternata, Mexican orange (cuttings) unusual shrub featuring fragrant foliage and fragrant flowers, similar to those of the mock orange. Hardy to Zone 8.
      • Crassula multicava, fairy crassula (rooted starts) Best in outdoor hanging baskets or as houseplants everywhere except Zones 9 and 10, where it can be grown outdoors as a quickly spreading groundcover. Pink star-like flower clusters form plantlets that fall off or can be detached to start new plants.
      • Dichroa febrifuga, evergreen blue hydrangea (cuttings) Blue evergreen hydrangea. Like the closely related Hydrangea, flower color can be changed to pink or blue through the use of alkaline or acidic fertilizers. Ditto for the color of its metallic berries. Hardy to Zone 8/borderline in 7.
      • Epidendrum ellipticum, reed stem orchid (rooted starts) Care instructions here.
      • Fragaria 'Pink Panda' (plants) Ornamental strawberry with cute pink flowers and the occasional sweet strawberry. Hardy to Zone 5/borderline Zone 4.
      • Francoa sonchifolia, maiden's wreath. (plants) Lovely, clumping shade perennial With long wands of pink blushed flowers once used as wreaths. Hardy to Zone 7.
      • Fuchsia, 'Constance' (cuttings) A large flowered hardy Fuchsia that is completely resistant to the Fuchsia gall mite.
      • Fuchsia regia, vining Fuchsia (cuttings) The only true vining member of the Fuchsia genus. Hardy to Zone 8.
      • Galium odoratum, sweet woodruff (plants) -An easy, vigorous ground cover for dry shade.
      • Haloragis erecta 'Wellington Bronze' (seedlings) Striking, shining bronze leaves and an upright form. Good in the border or in a container grouping to add a vertical accent. Hardy to Zone 7/borderline 6.
      • Iris foetidissima, coral iris (plants) A tough, tough plant for dry shade. hardy to zone 4.
      • Kalanchoe manginii, chandelier plant (cuttings) Makes a wonderful hanging basket. Super easy from cuttings. It is supposedly hardy to Zone 10, but I have been growing it outdoors for years here in Zone 9B.
      • Lychnis coronaria,'Angel's Blush' (plants) Silver foliage and white flowers with a pink eye. Hardy to Zone 4.
      • Lysimachia clethroides, gooseneck loosestrife (plants) Can be quite invasive, but I find it a very useful plant for dry, rooty shade situations. Hardy to Zone 3.
      • Melissa officinalis, lemon balm (plants) makes a wonderful tea. hardy to zone 3.
      • Passiflora, Lavender Lady (cuttings) Hardy to 25/30 degrees. Rarely bothered by caterpillars; so that's good or bad, depending on your purpose (-:
      • Plectranthus argentatus, silver spurflower (cutttings) A wonderful silver foliage plant that can take full shade. Hardy to zone 9; a great annual elsewhere that can be easily overwintered by cuttings. -Very easy to start from cuttings.
      • Plectranthus ciliatus, 'Zulu Wonder' (cuttings) Makes an excellent and unusual house plant with lovely purple-backed leaves and pretty blue flowers. Grow as a ground cover in Zones 9+ or as an outdoor annual in colder Zones. Extremely easy from cuttings.
      • Pulmonaria longifolia ssp. cevennensis, lungwort (small plants) Elegant silver splashed sword shaped leaves and vivid blue and pink flowers. Hardy to Zone 4.
      • Rubus parviflorus, western thimbleberry (rooted) A pretty plant, native from Alaska to California.
      • Salvia elegans, pineapple sage (rooted starts) A useful and beautiful herb, beloved by hummingbirds. Hardy to Zone 8 or carry over as cuttings in winter.


      Plants I am looking for:

      • See my seed want list. I am also currently looking for the following:
      • Alpinia caerulea, blue-fruited ginger
      • Alstroemeria 'Mona Lisa'
      • I love Begonias! Particularly looking for B. domingensis, B. erythrophylla (Beefsteak Begonia), B. sutherlandii, B. odorata 'Alba', B. richmondensis - white, B. dregei, B. pearcei, B. albo-picta, B. listada, B. acutifolia,
      • and the following angelwings and rexes: 'Bubbles', 'Looking Glass', 'Frosty', 'Lana', 'Potpourri', 'Coral Sea', 'Vista Quest', 'Flamingo Queen', 'Red Cascade', 'Plum Gorgeous', 'Sparks will Fly' Or tempt me!
      • Bergenia 'Apple Blossom'
      • Bergenia, ‘Red Beauty’
      • Blandflordia nobilis, Christmas Bells
      • Cerastium tomentosum
      • Clivia - Yellow
      • Correa, any dwarf
      • Crassulas: 'Morgan's Beauty', 'Bride's Bouquet', 'Springtime'
      • Crinums: ' Mrs. James Hendry', 'Hannibal's Dwarf'
      • Digitalis, any in the ‘Polkadot' series
      • Digitalis purpurea, 'Yellow Spears' AKA 'Gelbe Lanze'
      • Dorotheanthus bellidiformis variegated livingstone daisy, 'Mezoo Trailing Red'
      • Egyptian walking onions
      • Fuchsia 'Neon Tricolor'
      • Gerbera jamisonii, Gerber Daisy -Red or burgundy only
      • Heliotrope, 'Marine'
      • Hemigraphis repanda, flame leaf ivy
      • Heucherella ‘Berry Fizz’, ‘Cracked Ice’
      • Hypericum, 'Fiesta', 'Tricolor'
      • Impatiens, any from the 'Fusion' series or 'Seashell' series
      • Impatiens usambarensis
      • Impatiens x walleriana 'Blazing Fire'
      • Impatiens x walleriana 'Magenta Giant'
      • Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'
      • Justicia brandegeana 'Variegata', 'Fruit Cocktail'
      • Kalanchoe carnea 'Modoc'
      • Kalanchoe ‘Fantastic’
      • Kalanchoe marnieriana
      • Lamium, 'Hermann's Pride'
      • Lamium orvala
      • Mandevilla “Strawberry Lemonade”
      • Myosotis palustris, variegated forget-me-not, 'Unforgettable"
      • Ochna serrulata, Mickey Mouse plant
      • Omphalodes 'Cherry Ingram'
      • Oreganum, 'Kent Beauty'
      • Pelargonium tomentosum, peppermint geranium
      • Pelargonium 'Mr. Henry Cox','Silver Magic','Tricolor'
      • Perilla 'Magilla Gorilla', 'Magilla Vanilla', 'Fantasy'
      • Persicaria ‘Golden Arrow’
      • Pimelea ferruginea, pink rice flower
      • Plectranthus argentatus 'Hillhouse'
      • Plectranthus barbatus var. grandis 'White Rhino'
      • Plectranthus 'Blue Yonder'
      • Plectranthus fosteri 'Green on Gold', 'Green on Green'
      • Plectranthus 'Lois Woodhull'
      • Plectranthus oertendahlii 'Uvongo'
      • Plectranthus saccatus 'King Goodwill'
      • Porpyrocoma pohliana, Brazilian fireworks
      • Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare'
      • Rabdosia longituba, trumpet spurflower
      • Salvia splendens, 'Dancing Flame'
      • Salvias - see my seed wish list
      • Saxifraga 'London Pride'
      • Sedum spurium 'Tricolor'
      • Streptocarpus: S. saxorum alba, 'Sparkle', 'Boysenberry', 'White Butterfly'
      • Symphocarpos 'Amethyst'
      • Symphytum, 'Goldsmith', 'Goldstrum'
      • Syzygium smithii, lilly-pilly tree
      • Tetradenia riparia
      • Thelionema caespitosum, tufted blue lily
      • Trachystemon orientalis
      • Viola, 'Dancing Geisha', 'Etain'