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  • Consolida
    • ajacis   CAG02452

      (Larkspur, Rocket larkspur)
      Height1.2m
      Width20cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      for $3.00earn 15 points
      SEEDS

      An outstanding annual replacement for the grossly more demanding garden Delphinium. Native to the Mediterranean it's most at home in sunny, well drained, alkaline soil where it produces handsome spires of densely crowded five petalled flowers in glorious shades of blue, purple, pink and white over feathery, soft green foliage.

      Self sows freely if you can resist cutting the flowers for the vase, for which they are eminently suited.

      Scratch seeds into bare soil where they are to grow in autumn or early winter.

      Each pack contains 50+ seeds at the bare minimum.

  • Coreopsis
    • tinctoria   CAG00686

      (Plains Coreopsis, Garden Coreopsis, Golden tickseed)
      Height90cm
      Width40cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterM
      LightFull Sun
      Coreopsis tinctoria
      for $3.00earn 15 points
      SEEDS

      Every new visitor to the nursery during spring or early summer invariably asks the name of this brilliant annual from the North American prairies. Under my conditions it is remarkably fecund and I have a tendency to let it have it's way, mostly. Drifts of diminutive specimens can be found in the paving cracks and you have to wade through their larger siblings that have found more hospitable homes. An opportunistic seedling can usually be found in flower at any time of the year and most customers must go home with at least one or two hitch-hikers stowed away amongst their purchases.

      Even in their thousands there are nearly as many variations in colour and form of flower, from clear yellow, some with cinnamon brushing, to mahogany red and every combination in between, that is yellow with a red centre of varying size. Some plants have flowers with extra smaller petals in the centre so as to appear almost anemone centred, while others have rolled flute-like petals somewhat resembling seashells, which is a name often given this flower form.

      Whatever form the flowers take the foliage is always finely dissected, dark green, occasionally red tinted, glossy and almost fern-like, in a rosette which firsts mounds, then elongates with a sturdy stem, atop which is carried the much branched head of daisy-like flowers.

      Scratch seeds into any bare soil, sand or clay during autumn. They will persist from year to year so long as adequate moisture is available to complete flowering and seed set, a little additional water late in the season is usually required if relying on rainfall.


      Each packet should contain at least 50 seeds. And then some.

  • Eschscholzia
    • californica   CAG00241

      (Calfornian poppy)
      Height30cm
      Width40cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      for $3.00earn 15 points
      SEEDS

      The satiny, orange, 10cm, poppy flowers of this short lived perennial from western North America are borne in great abundance through spring and early summer over mounds of lacy, fern-like, glaucous leaves. One of the most popular annuals of all time, in our better suited climate it is more reliably perennial.

      Drought hardy and self seeding it can be naturalised in any well drained, exposed and sunny position.

      Shade and/or summer water will led to premature demise.

      Scratch seeds into bare soil where they are to grow in autumn or winter.

      Each pack contains 50+ seeds at the very least.

  • Gilia
    • tricolor   CAG02453

      (Birds eyes)
      Height20cm
      Width30cm
      Flowering SeasonSpring
      WaterL
      LightSun
      Gilia tricolor
      for $3.00earn 15 points
      SEEDS

      A self sowing Californian annual that parades all spring, into summer, masses of 1cm, five petalled, almost circular flowers, delicately coloured a soft mauve fading to white towards a dark centre which is accented by dainty pale blue stamens. Each a work of art in miniature complimented by lacy soft green foliage.

      Does well in a pot to replace or compliment gaudy modern hybrid annuals or could even be planted with other Californians.

      Scratch into bare sunny soil, where they are to grow, in autumn or winter.

      Each pack contains a generous 50+ seeds.

  • Nemophila
    • maculata   CAG02448

      (Fivespot)
      Height15cm
      Width30cm
      Flowering SeasonSpring
      WaterL
      LightSun
      Nemophila maculata
      for $3.00earn 15 points
      SEEDS

      A lovely self seeding Californian annual with clumps of scalloped, pale green, ferny leaves. Bearing throughout spring a profusion of white, saucer shaped flowers, of which each of five petals proudly wears a purple spot near it's tip. The apt moniker of Fivespot needs no explanation at the sight of a single flower.

      Scratch seeds into bare sunny soil during autumn or early winter.

      Light shade is tolerated and may lengthen flowering.

      Excellent in pots as an alternative to, or in combination with, Pansies and Violas.

      Each packet contains 50+ seeds minimum.

    • menziesii   CAG02519

      (Baby blue eyes)
      Height10cm
      Width20cm
      Flowering SeasonSpring
      WaterL
      LightSun
      Nemophila menziesii
      for $3.00earn 15 points
      SEEDS

      A dainty looking garden treasure, easily grown and self seeding. A winter growing Californian annual well suited to life in Perth gardens. The baby blue, white throated, saucer shaped flowers are borne abundantly over soft green rosettes of pinnate leaves.

      While undeniably pretty it is perhaps at its very best in combination with other hardy Californian annuals, Eschscholzia, Limnanthes, Collinsia, Phacelia etc. either in the garden or in pots.

      Scratch into bare, well drained soil in autumn or early winter where they should self sow in following years.

      Each pack contains, at the bare minimum, 50+ seeds.

  • Papaver
    • rhoeas   CAG02500

      (Flanders poppy)
      Height50cm
      Width50cm
      Flowering SeasonSpring
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      for $3.00earn 15 points
      SEEDS

      The annual Flanders poppy needs little introduction. Great satiny swathes of blood red poppies appear wherever sown and reappear forever more after any disturbance to the soil.

      With a predilection for well drained, alkaline soil, in full sun and exposure, it will none the less grow anywhere except the shadiest, most sodden of sites.

      Scratch seeds into bare soil during autumn or winter.

      Each pack contains a garden colonising 50+ seeds.

  • Phacelia
  • Dracunculus
  • Fallugia
    • paradoxa   CAG02239

      (Apache plume)
      Height1.2m
      Width1.2m
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterL
      LightSun
      Fallugia paradoxa
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      This intriguing member of the Rose family bears pure white five petalled rose flowers on very slender, twiggy, silvery-white branches, sparsely adorned with small, evergreen, clasping, leathery, filigree leaves and followed by long lasting, feathery, silvery pink plumes.

      Quite quickly forming an airy shrub at it's very best backlit by late afternoon sun when the feathery seed heads take on an ethereal glow.

      Found in desert regions of the south west United States and northern Mexico it should prove to be extremely heat, drought and cold tolerant as well as enjoy being baked by hot walls, paving, car parks and road edges. Unlikely to perform well on the east coast though it may prove more successful inland.

      All but poorly drained soils should be ideal.

      Evergreen in Perth, it could be deciduous with cold enough weather that few places in Australia are likely to provide.

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