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Winter hardy plants

Eucalyptus neglecta
Eucalyptus neglecta
Omea Gum

The leaves of this eucalyptus are quite large and spread a wonderful fragrance. The species is hardy.

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€ 3,50
Eucalyptus pauciflora (Mount Buller)
Eucalyptus pauciflora (Mount Buller)
Snow Gum

These seeds come from Mount Buller in Australia where the species occurs up to an altitude of 1.700 meters. The trunk is graceful and the species is among the most hardy eucalyptus.

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€ 4,00
Eucalyptus pauciflora ssp. niphophila (Mount Bogong)
Eucalyptus pauciflora ssp. niphophila (Mount Bogong)
Snow Gum

A variety that grows in Australia at an altitude of 1.800 meters on Mount Bogong. The pale green stem has brown stripes and its growth is quite compact. The species is among the most hardy eucalyptus.

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€ 4,00
Eucalyptus regnans
Eucalyptus regnans
Giant Ash

This 99.6m high eucalyptus is the highest angiosperm in the world. Only the Sequoia sempervirens is as a gymnosperm even higher. Partially hardy.

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€ 4,00
Eucalyptus rubida
Eucalyptus rubida
Candlebark Gum

Bark lasts long on the coloured trunk, causing the strain after a while to start looking like a candle. Originally grew in the southeast of Tasmania.

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€ 3,50
Eucalyptus viminalis
Eucalyptus viminalis
Manna Gum

The most popular eucalyptus with koalas due to the high sugar levels in the juice. In a sheltered, sunny spot hardy to about -15 degrees Celsius.

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€ 4,00
Ficus carica
Ficus carica
Common fig

The fruits require two years to mature and succeed in a sheltered, sunny spot. The leaf is graceful and hand-shaped.

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€ 3,00
Fouquieria splendens
Fouquieria splendens
Ocotillo

Desert plant with spiny stems and striking red flowers. Can be kept in a large pot at a minimum temperature of -15 degC.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Geum triflorum
Geum triflorum
Prairie Smoke

Species from the prairies in North America, with purple-pink flowers that are followed by seeds with long feathers. In the wind, these look like smoke plumes.

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€ 3,50
Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo

The ginkgo is a living fossil that should have been formed over 250 million years ago. It is the oldest species of seed plants in the world.

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Glycyrrhiza glabra
Glycyrrhiza glabra
Liquorice

Liquorice is harvested as roots from this small, hardy shrub from western Asia. After three years, the first roots can be harvested.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Glycyrrhiza uralensis
Glycyrrhiza uralensis
Chinese liquorice

Chinese liquorice resembles the ordinary liquorice, but plays an important role in Chinese medicine as one of the 50 basic herbs.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Hibiscus sabdariffa
Hibiscus sabdariffa
Roselle

A diverse, beautiful species that grows well as an annual plant. Flowers are edible and famous for the hibiscustea. In Senegal the leaves are used like spinach.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Lepidium meyenii
Lepidium meyenii
Maca

A biannual plant from the Andes of Peru with thickened belowground parts different kinds of medical implications.

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€ 3,00
Leycesteria formosa
Leycesteria formosa
Himalayan honeysuckle
The trusses of white flowers with purple bracts hang down like earrings. The berries taste like chocolate/caramel-raisins.

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€ 3,50
Luffa cylindrica
Luffa cylindrica
Sponge gourd / Luffa

The trusses of white flowers with purple bracts hang down like earrings. The berries taste like chocolate/caramel-raisins.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Lycium barbarum
Lycium barbarum
Goji berry

A hardy plant form china with orange/red berries, which contain many antioxidants and vitamins. The berries can be processed in juices, or can be dried and used as raisins.

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€ 3,00
Magnolia acuminata
Magnolia acuminata
Cucumbermagnolia

The green, unripe fruits resemble a small cucumber, and become dark red when they ripen. The yellow/greenish flowers smell delicious.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Magnolia grandiflora
Magnolia grandiflora
Southern magnolia

The white flowers can become up to 30 cm big, and disperse a delicious smell to attract insects.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Magnolia liliiflora
Magnolia liliiflora
Purple magnolia

A small variety of magnolia with purple flowers. The flowers disperse a delicious smell.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Magnolia stellata
Magnolia stellata
Star magnolia

The star-shaped flowers of this magnolia are white and spread a delicious smell. This species can flower from an early age. 

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Melianthus major
Melianthus major
Giant Honey Flower

The large trusses produce sticky nectar to attract birds for pollination. The plant warns for its toxicit by producing a peanutbutter-like smell.  

10 seeds
€ 4,00
Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
Bittermelon

An annual climbing plant from Asia with edible fruits. The fruits are often used in the Asian cuisine. Tripe fruits are orange/yellow and have beautiful red seeds.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Musa cheesmani
Musa cheesmani
Cheesman banana

A type of banana with whitish green fruits, which can be kept outside throughout the winter when packed in isolating material and kept at a sheltered spot

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Musa sikkimensis 'Red Flash'
Musa sikkimensis 'Red Flash'
Red striped Darjeeling banana

A variety of the more common M. sikkimensis from Sikkim, with red striped leaves. At a sheltered spot and packed with isolating material the variety can withstand low temperatures.

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Musa sp. 'Helens Hybrid'
Musa sp. 'Helens Hybrid'
Helens banana

This variety produces sweet edible banana fruits and can withstand low temperatures when kept at a sheltered place and packed with isolating materials.  

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Nelumbo nucifera
Nelumbo nucifera
Indian lotus

Beautiful water lily with large leaves and pinky white flowers. The plant can be kept outside, as long as the water around the roots doesn’t freeze.

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Nelumbo nucifera 'alba'
Nelumbo nucifera 'alba'
White Indian lotus

A white variety of the pinky/white water lily. The white variety grows the same, and is hardy as long as the water around the roots doesn’t freeze.  

5 seeds
€ 3,50
Nicotiana tabacum
Nicotiana tabacum

Tabaco
The actual tabaco plant, of which tabaco has been produced for over hundreds of years. 
It is a decorative plant with big leaves (up to 60 cm), that grows well as an annual plant in the garden.

50 seeds

€ 3,00
Olea europaea
Olea europaea
European olive

Olives are mainly grown in the Mediterranian climate, where 90% of the olives is processed as oil. The species is hardy at a sheltered and sunny stand.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Parajubaea torallyi var. microcarpa (not available)
Parajubaea torallyi var. microcarpa
Bolivian mountain coconut

The highest occurring palm tree in the world, from the Andes of Bolivia. The fruits are edible and the plant is hardy: without protection op to -8 degC, with protection up to -13 degC

3 Seeds
€ 4,00
Passiflora incarnata
Passiflora incarnata
Maypop passionflower

A hardy passionflower, with flowers in varying in color from pale white to pink and purple. The passionfruits are edible and very delicious.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Perilla frutescens
Perilla frutescens
Korrean perilla

An annual plant with very aromatic leaves that taste like a combination of mint and apple. The leaves can be used as a vegetable in a variety of Korrean dishes.

20 seeds
€ 3,00
Phyllostachys edulis
Phyllostachys edulis
Moso bamboo

The biggest bamboo outside the tropics, which can grow up to a height of 28 meters. The bamboo is hardy and can be grown in the garden.

20 seeds
€ 3,00
Physalis peruviana
Physalis peruviana
Cape gooseberry / Goldenberry

An annual plant from the Andes with healthy vitamin-rich orange fruits. They can be eaten fresh from the plant, or can be processed in jams or salads.

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€ 3,00
Prosopis pubescens
Prosopis pubescens
Screwbean Mesquite

A hardy shrub with remarkable coiled pods. The pods are high in proteins, minerals and fibers, and have a sweet caramel-like taste.

10 seeds
€ 3,50
Prunus dulcis var. dulcis
Prunus dulcis var. dulcis
Almond

Almonds grow on winterhardy trees that originate in China. Almonds are the seeds of peach-like fruits and contain a lot of calcium, vitamins and oil.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Rhodoleia championii
Rhodoleia championii
Hong Kong rose

A rare, winterhardy species from China with beautiful pink flowers that are naturally pollinated by birds.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Ricinus communis
Ricinus communis
Castor bean

A very fast-growing annual plant with spiny red fruits, and shapely seeds that contain the poisonous substance ricin. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Schisandra chinensis
Schisandra chinensis
Magnolia-vine / Five-flavor-fruit

The red berries of this plant taste sweet, sour, salty, pungent (spicy) and bitter all at once. They are known as 1 of 50 fundamental herbs of traditional Chinese medicine, and grow in trusses on a hardy climber plant.

20 seeds
€ 3,50