terrene's GardenWeb Exchange Page

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Seeds I have to trade:

  • Updated November 13, 2013 -

  • Most of these seeds were purchased from commercial seed companies 2008-2012, some were garden collected, and a few were wild-collected or from a trade. I try to be conscientious when collecting wild seed - only from abundant local species and only about 1/4 of the seed in an area. Also, I frequently scatter seeds of natives and sometimes cut invasive plants while out walking or hiking.

  • I've grown out all but a few of these seeds, regardless of the source. You'll receive 20-30 seeds and often more if there are plenty, unless it says *few seeds*, then it will be 5-10.

  • All seeds are stored in the refrigerator with the assistance of dessicants to preserve their viability. Although they're not listed here, personally I routinely germinate seeds that are 10 or 15 years old and even older.

  • FOR SASBE/BEAP OFFER please send the following items:
  • 1) Bubble envelop
  • 2) Baggies with labels on them, labeled with the seeds you want
  • 3) Return address label
  • 4) $2.07 worth of stamps for return postage via First Class package

  • NOTES FOR SASBE/BEAP:
  • If you don't have a bubble envelope, send a total of 5 stamps, and I can provide a bubble envelope to mail the seeds back.
  • If you don't have small seed baggies, send an extra stamp and I can provide baggies. You should still send paper or sticky labels for the seeds, and I will add these to the baggies.

  • If you send only stamps, baggies, and labels, these items can fit in a regular first class mail envelope for with a 46 cent stamp, which saves on postage.

  • SASBE offer is limited to 12 different types of seeds.

  • USA trades only.

  • KEY
  • (C) Commercial
  • (G) Garden collected
  • (W) Wild collected
  • (T) Received in trade
  • (B) Butterfly nectar or host plant
  • (H) Hummingbird nectar plant

  • PERENNIALS
  • Agastache foeniculum - Anise hyssop - 2013 (G) (B) bumblebees especially love this Agastache
  • Allium cernuum - Nodding Onion 2012 (G) (H)
  • Aquilegia caerulea - Rocky Mountain Columbine - 'Mixed Colors' 2010 (C)
  • Aquilegia 'McKana's Giants' - Columbine 2012 (C) (H)
  • Asclepis incarnata - Swamp milkweed 2012 (C) (B) - host plant for Monarch butterfly
  • Asclepias speciosa - Showy milkweed 2010 (C) (B) - host plant for Monarch butterfly
  • Asclepias syriaca - Common milkweed 2013 (W) (B) - host plant for Monarch butterfly
  • Asclepias tuberosa - Orange butterfly milkweed (G) (B) 2013 - host plant for Monarch butterfly
  • Aurinia saxatalis - Basket of Gold 2010 (C)
  • Campanula rotundifolia - American harebell 2010 (C)
  • Echinacea purpurea - purple coneflower 2011 (G) (B)
  • Eupatorium purpureum - Sweet Joe pye weed 2009 (C) (B)
  • Eupatorium rugosum - Snakeroot 2008 (C) (B) Native, shade-tolerant, deer resistant, and reseeds heavily
  • Helianthus divaricatus - Woodland Sunflower 2013 (G) Shade tolerant, spreads by rhizomes
  • Heliopsis helianthoides - 2009 (C)
  • Heuchera 'Firefly' - 2011 (C) (H) - green foliage, bright red flowers, very tiny seeds
  • Liatris aspera - Rough blazing star 2012 (G) (B) button type blazing star that is very drought tolerant
  • Liatris scariosa - Northern blazing star - 2011 (C) (B) *few seeds*
  • Liatris spicata 'Kobold' - Blazing star 2010 (G) (B)
  • Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal flower 2013 (G) (H)
  • Monarda fistulosa 'Claire Grace' - Wild bergamot 2013 (G) (B)
  • Penstemon cobaea - Showy beardtongue 2011 (C) *few seeds*
  • Penstemon pallidus - Pale beardtongue 2011 (C)
  • Physostegia angustifolia - Narrow-leaved Obedient plant 2010 (C)
  • Polemonium reptans - Jacob's ladder 2010 (C)
  • Pycnanthemum virginianum - Mountain Mint 2009 (C)
  • Rudbeckia hirta 'Goldilocks' 2009 (C)
  • Rudbeckia hirta 'Irish Eyes' 2009 (C)
  • Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer' 2012 (G)
  • Salvia azurea - Sky blue sage 2013 (G) (H) - drought tolerant and likes good drainage
  • Solidago caesia - Wreath goldenrod (G) 2011
  • Solidago flexicaulis- Zig Zag goldenrod 2010 (G) (B)
  • Solidago graminifolia - Grass-leaved goldenrod 2010 (C) (B)
  • Solidago rigida - Stiff goldenrod 2008 (C) (B)
  • Solidago speciosa - Showy goldenrod 2012 (G) (B)
  • Asters:
  • Symphyotrichum oolentangiense - Aster azureus - Sky blue Aster 2010 (C)
  • Symphyotrichum cordifolium - Aster cordifolius - Blue wood aster 2012 (G) - this is a great Aster, even grows in the dry shade under a Silver maple! Pretty and the bumblebees love it
  • Symphyotrichum ericoides - Aster ericoides - Heath aster 2010 (W) - this seed has a lot of chaff but a high germination rate
  • Symphyotrichum puniceum - Aster puniceus - Swamp aster 2009 (W) (B)
  • Verbena hastata rosea - Pink vervain 2011 (C)

  • BIENNIALS
  • Dianthus barbatus 'Mixed doubles' - Sweet William 2012 (G)
  • Digitalis purpurea - Biennial foxglove - Excelsior hybrids 2011 (C) (H) mixed colors
  • Lunaria annua - Money or Honesty plant 2010 (G)

  • ANNUALS
  • Asclepias curassavica - tropical Milkweed 2012 (C) (B) - host plant for Monarch butterfly
  • Cleome 'White Queen' 2011 (G) (B) (H)
  • Cleome 'Violet Queen' 2009 (G) (B) (H)
  • Coreopsis tinctoria - Plains coreopsis 2009 (C)
  • Cosmos 'Bright Lights' 2011 (G)
  • Cosmos 'Sensation' Mixed colors 2012 (G)
  • Lavatera trimestris 'Pink Beauty' - Annual mallow - (C) 2010
  • Lobularia maritima - Alyssum 'Carpet of snow' 2010 (C)
  • Melampodium divaricatum - butter daisy 2012 (G) - tidy annual that is a Florida native
  • Monarda citriodora - Lemon bee balm 2011 (C)
  • Nicotiana sylvestris 2011 (C)
  • Salvia coccinea 'Forest Fire' - Texas sage 2013 (G) (H) red flowers, dark stems and calyxes
  • Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph' - Texas sage 2011 (G) (H) bicolor coral and cream flowers
  • Tagetes patula - French Marigold bicolor red and yellow 2012 (G) (B)
  • Tithonia rotundifolia - mexican sunflower 2012 (G) (B) (H) first-rate nectar plant
  • Verbena bonariensis - 2012 (G) (B) - first-rate nectar plant
  • Zinnia elegans - mix of tall Zinnias collected from "Cut & Come Again' and 'State Fair' mix 2012 (G) (B) (H) - first-rate nectar plant

  • HERBS
  • Anethum graveolens - Dill 2009 (G) (B) - host plant for Black Swallowtail butterfly
  • Basil, Thai Lemon - 2005 (C)
  • Foeniculum vulgare 'Rubrum' - Bronze fennel 2012 (G) (B) - host plant for Black Swallowtail butterfly
  • Marjoram - 2005 (C)
  • Nepeta cataria - Catnip 2012 (G) (B) - Cats love it but so do the pollinators (bees and butterflies)
  • Parsley curly - 2010 (G) (B) - host plant for Black Swallowtail butterfly
  • Parsley flatleaf - 2005 (C) (B) - host plant for Black Swallowtail butterfly
  • Ruta graveolens - Rue - 2013 (G) (B) - host plant for Black and Giant Swallowtail butterflies
  • Savory - 2006 (C)

  • VEGETABLES
  • Beets Detroit dark red - 2010 (C)
  • Carrots Nantes - 2010 (C)
  • Leeks Otina - 2001 (C)
  • Onion Yellow Sweet Spanish - 2007 (C)
  • Onion White Sweet Spanish - 2007 (C)
  • Parsnips Harris Early - 2007 (C)
  • Peas Early Wrinkled - 2007 (C)
  • Peas Drawf Grey Sugar - 2007 (C)
  • Peppers Baby bell - 2013 (G) - small red baby bell peppers
  • Swiss Chard Fordhook Giant - 2010 (C)
  • Tomatoes Beefsteak - 2011 (C)

  • GRASSES & CLOVERS
  • Andropogon virginicus - Broom sedge 2013 (G) - pioneer grass species for lean/acidic/disturbed areas, beautiful fall display of color
  • Bouteloua curtipendula - Sideoats grama 2013 (G)
  • Chasmanthium latifolium - Oats grass 2013 (G)
  • Dalea purpurea - Purple prairie clover 2008 (C)
  • Deschampsia caespistosa - tufted hair grass 2011 (G) - cool season grass
  • Sporobolis heterolepis - Prairie drop seed 2012 (G) this is a gorgeous tufted grass that is extremely drought tolerant

  • VINES
  • Campsis radicans - Trumpet creeper 2008 (C) (H)
  • Ipomoea x sloteri - Cardinal Climber 2009 (G) (H)
  • Ipomoea 'Heavenly Blue' - 2011 (C)
  • Ipomoea 'Scarlet O'hara' - 2011 (C)
  • Ipomoea 'Split Personality' - 2011 (G)

  • TREES/SHRUBS
  • Cladrastis kentukea - Yellowwood (G) 2009 - rare native American tree. Beautiful fragrant blooms. I collected this seed in fall 2009 and am finally winter-sowing them this year! This is mostly because the large tree in my yard has self-sowed a couple dozen seedlings since the Norway maples crowding around the tree were removed in 2007.
  • This tree blooms heavily only every 2-3 years. These blooms are from June 2009 -
  • Self-sown Cladrastis kentukea seedling growing in back garden, September 2010 -


  • Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip tree 2012
  • Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweet gum 2012
  • Morinda citrifolia, Noni Tree - collected in December 2011 - from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  • Styrax japonicus - Japanese snowbells - 2013
  • Tilia americana - Linden tree, American Basswood 2011 (G)

  • I have not sown the following trees & shrubs; these seeds were received from a friend, collected at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Mass. in the fall of 2012. All have been stored "wet" in the refrigerator. Not sure if they're still viable? You are welcome to try! However, please send an extra stamp as these require special packing and may add extra weight to the package.

  • Actinidia polygama - Silver Vine - lovely vine native to China and Japan
  • Callicarpa dichotoma - Asian beautyberry - this one has White berries
  • Clerodendrum trichotomum - Glorybower - large Asian shrub, fragrant flowers, good fall color
  • Euonymous carnosis - Spindletree - rare species native to China
  • Malus sargentii - Sargent crab
  • Viburnum setigeron - Tea viburnum


Seeds I am looking for:

  • Interested in seeds for species that are native to Eastern North America, especially Butterfly host plants and nectar plants for pollinators.

  • Asclepias amplexicaulis
  • Eschscholzia californica - California Poppy pink or red like 'Mikado'
  • Lathyrus odoratus - Sweet peas, any very fragrant variety
  • Phlox pilosa

  • Hardy shrubs and trees native to eastern North America


Plants I have to trade:

No current listings.


Plants I am looking for:

No current listings.