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Winter hardy plants

Actinidia arguta 'Issai'
Actinidia arguta 'Issai'
Mini-kiwi, variety Issai
 
A self-pollinating, compact, delicious kiwi with high yields in a temperate garden. The smooth skin of the kiwi can be eaten, directly from the plant. 
 
10 seeds
€ 3,50
Actinidia kolomikta
Actinidia kolomikta
Siberian kiwi
 
A very cold-hardy kiwi with sweet fruits, and leaves that seem to be dipped in paint.
 
20 seeds
€ 2,50
Actinidia polygama
Actinidia polygama
Silvervine kiwi
 
The yellow-orange coloured kiwi’s gain their sweet taste after the first night of frost and grow to be hardy climbers with silver-coloured leaf tips.
 
1 portion of seeds
€ 2,50
Actinidia purpurea
Actinidia purpurea
Red kiwi
 
The cranberry red kiwis of this variety are deliciously sweet. A hardy species that is rarely seen.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Albizia julibrissin 'E.H. Wilson'
Albizia julibrissin 'E.H. Wilson'
Persian silk tree
 
The most winter hardy Persian silk tree (sometimes referred to as Persian sleep tree) with pink-white flowers and leaves that close at night.
 
10 seeds
€ 3,00
Albizia kalkora
Albizia kalkora
Kalkora mimosa
 
A rare sleep tree/silk tree with white flowers which is hardy in a sheltered, sunny spot. At night, the leaves of this species fold over and close.
 
10 seeds
€ 3,50
Amorphophallus bulbifer
Amorphophallus bulbifer
Voodoo lily
 
A hardy arum from the mountains of India, with special pink-white flowers. 
 
2 small bulbs
€ 3,50
Arbutus unedo
Arbutus unedo
Strawberry tree

No strawberries, but strawberry-like fruits grow on this cold-hardy tree. They taste slightly sour as elderberries, and can be used for wines, liquors and jams.
 
1 portion of seeds
€ 3,00
Aristolochia baetica
Aristolochia baetica
Andalusian Dutchman's Pipe

A hardy climber from Portugal with brown-purple to red flowers in the shape of a pipe. 
 
10 seeds
€ 3,50
Aristolochia macrophylla
Aristolochia macrophylla
Dutchman's Pipe
 
The large, heart-shaped leaves give this species a high ornamental value. The large-leaved pipe flower is fully hardy and grows very nicely against e.g. a fence or wall.
 
10 seeds
€ 4,00
Asimina triloba
Asimina triloba
Pawpaw
 
Hardy species with fruits that can weigh up to 500 grams and are rich in protein and vitamins. The pulp is white and tastes like banana or mango. 

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Brugmansia arborea
Brugmansia arborea
Angel's trumpet

Because this species grows at heights up to 3.000 meters in the Andes, it can resist low temperatures. The white trumpet flowers are very graceful and numerous.

10 seeds


€ 3,00
Calycanthus floridus
Calycanthus floridus
Spice bush / Melon tree / Sweet shrub

Hardy bush with reddish-brown flowers which spread a melon-like fragrance. Other parts of the plant also spread a wonderful scent.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Calycanthus occidentalis
Calycanthus occidentalis
Spice bush / Western sweet shrub

The flowers and leaves emit a fragrance that resembles to the smell of red wine. Fully winter-hardy bush.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Camellia sinensis
Camellia sinensis
Tea plant

Can be quite hardy in a sheltered, sunny spot, so you can grow your own tea in the garden. White, yellow, green or black tea: it’s all possible.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Canavalia ensiformis
Canavalia ensiformis
Jack Bean

Possibly the bean from the famous fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. The stark white beans can be eaten. Annual plant.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Cardiospermum halicacabum
Cardiospermum halicacabum
Balloon plant

Beautiful, annual climber with swollen fruits and seeds with a white heart. Extracts of the plant prove to be inflammatory, pain- and itch inhibiting. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Chenopodium quinoa
Chenopodium quinoa
Quinoa

Quinoa has been cultivated in the Andes for over 6,000 years, but has only recently become popular as a superfood. It is an easy, annual plant for your garden.

Portion of seeds
€ 2,50
Chimonanthus praecox
Chimonanthus praecox
Wintersweet

Blooms in spring, produces white-yellow flowers which emit a mix of fragrances. Hardy plant.

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Coix lacryma-jobi
Coix lacryma-jobi
Job's Tears

In Asia, the seeds are applied as grain and are sometimes used for tea or processed into liquor. It’s an annual plant with grey, pearl-like seeds. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Cordyline indivisa
Cordyline indivisa
Mountain cabbage tree

Fibres of the leaves were formerly used by the Maori for fishing and the young shoots are eaten as a vegetable. It’s a container plant from the cool mountain forests of New Zealand. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Cucumis metuliferus
Cucumis metuliferus
Kiwano / Horned melon

The flesh of the spiny fruits is green and tastes like a blend of banana, cucumber and lemon. They can be freshly eaten with some sugar.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Cuscuta lupuliformis
Cuscuta lupuliformis
€ 3,00
Cyathea australis
Cyathea australis
Rough tree fern

This species is hardy up to -10 degrees Celsius, and originates to the shady, moist forests in southern Australia. 

1 portion of spores
€ 3,00
Cyathea cooperi
Cyathea cooperi
Australian tree fern

One of the most winter-hardy tree ferns out there. Originates from New South Wales and Queensland in Australia.

1 portion of spores
€ 3,00
Darlingtonia californica
Darlingtonia californica
Cobra lily

A carnivorous plant with leaves in the shape of the head of a cobra. Insects can after entering the trap no longer escape and are digested in a bath of enzymes and bacteria.

10 seeds
€ 3,50
Davidia involucrata
Davidia involucrata
Dove tree / Handkerchief tree

Beautiful, hardy tree with flowers which hang down just like a handkerchief. The flowers are white and have irregular leaves. 

2 seeds
€ 6,00
Decaisnea fargesii
Decaisnea fargesii
Dead man's fingers / Blue sausage shrub

A hardy shrub from the Himalayas with blue fruits. The pulp is edible and tastes like watermelon. Peel and seeds are poisonous.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Dicksonia antarctica
Dicksonia antarctica
Tasmanian tree fern

This tree fern originates from the humid cloud forests and along rivers in Tasmania. Without protection it can withstand a minimum of –5 degrees Celsius. 

1 portion of spores
€ 3,50
Dicksonia fibrosa
Dicksonia fibrosa
Golden tree fern

A tree fern from the moist forests of New Zealand which remains smaller compared to the related Tasmanian tree fern. Without protection it can overwinter at a minimum of –5 degrees Celsius.

1 portion of spores
€ 3,50
Diospyros kaki
Diospyros kaki
Kaki persimmon / Japanese persimmon

The orange-red persimmons ripen in autumn and originate from the Himalayas. The species is hardy and has been cultivated for centuries.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Diospyros lotus
Diospyros lotus
Date plum

Date plums are mainly produced in Central Asia and grow on a hardy tree. It is one of the oldest known plants in cultivation.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Diospyros virginiana
Diospyros virginiana
American persimmon

The fruits are orange-yellow, are sweet, have juicy flesh and are packed with vitamin C. The plant is hardy and easy to keep.

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Dracunculus vulgaris
Dracunculus vulgaris
Dragon Arum

The purple inflorescence is very impressive and may grow up to 80 cm. The species originally grew in the Mediterranean and is quite hardy.

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Ensete glaucum
Ensete glaucum
Snow Banana

Combined with good protection against frost and a sheltered spot, the snow banana can be quite hardy.
It originates from the Himalayas at altitudes up to 3.000 meters and is a fast grower.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Eucalyptus camphora
Eucalyptus camphora
Mountain Swamp Gum

Hardy eucalypt which originates from swamps and floodplains and therefore can grow in moist soil.

Portion of seeds
€ 3,50
Eucalyptus coccifera
Eucalyptus coccifera
Tasmanian Snow Gum

Occurs on rocky soils in southern Tasmania up to a height of 1.300 meters. The leaves are lanceolate and the trunk is grey-white and brown. Hardy species.

Portion of seeds
€ 3,50
Eucalyptus delegatensis
Eucalyptus delegatensis
Alpine ash

The wood of this species is widely used in Australia as hardwood. It is the ninth tallest tree in the world with a gray trunk and numerous white flowers in summer.

Portion of seeds
€ 3,50
Eucalyptus johnstonii
Eucalyptus johnstonii
Tasmanian Yellow Gum

The yellow-green trunk of this Tasmanian eucalyptus is very graceful. In a sheltered, sunny spot, the species is hardy up to -15 degrees Celsius.

Portion of seeds
€ 3,50
Eucalyptus morrisbyi
Eucalyptus morrisbyi
Morrisbyi's Gum

A very rare and endangered species from the southeast of Tasmania. In a sheltered, sunny spot , the species is hardy up to -15 degrees Celsius.

Portion of seeds
€ 4,50