Wish list

These are all the plants I’ve heard of but not been able to try out – for reasons of time, cash and in some cases inability to get the seeds to sprout. If you have seeds, plants or cuttings of any of them, I’d be very happy to trade for anything I do have or for that matter to receive anonymous gifts in the post. Plants marked with an asterisk are ones where I don’t know where to get the seeds so any pointers would be very welcome. A few of them I have already tried but would like to get more of a variety of sources.

Allium fistulosum bulbosum (bulb-forming welsh onion)
*Amphicarpaea bracteata – northern provenance
Aralia spinosa (American angelica tree, Hercules’ club, prickly ash, devil’s walking stick)
Astragalus crassicarpus (ground plum)
*Atriplex nutalii (Nutall’s saltbush)
Bamboos with edible shoots
*Bunium bubocastanum (Cambridge pignut) – viable seed
Bunium persicum (kala jeera, black cumin) – high altitude provenance
Cacalia spp
Campanulus ranunculus (rampion) – would like a variety that actually produces edible roots like they are supposed to
Cornus officinalis (shan zhu yu)
Crambe tatarica (Tartar breadplant)
Crataegus arnoldiana
Crataegus durobrivensis
Crataegus ellwangeriana
*Crataegus festiva

*Crataegus pennsylvanica
Crataegus pinnatifida major
*Crataegus schraderana
Crataegus tanacetifolia
Cryptotaenia canadensis
(fresh seed in autumn)
Cryptotaenia japonica (fresh seed in autumn)
*Cyperus esculentus var. leptostachyus (yellow nutsedge) – northern provenance
hardy Diospyros spp (persimmons)
Drimys lanceolata (mountain pepper)
Eleutherococcus (formerly Acanthopanax) senticosus (Siberian ginseng)
Erythronium grandiflorum (yellow avalanche lily)
*Erythronium japonicum (katakuri)
Erythronium revoltum (coast/pink fawn/trout lily)
Fritillaria lanceolata (chocolate lily, rice root)
Gaylussacia baccata (black huckleberry)
Glycyrrhiza lepidota (American liquorice)
Gunnera tinctoria
Helwingia japonica
Hemerocallis citrina (lemon daylily)
Hemerocallis fulva
Hemerocallis minor (grassleaf daylily)
Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) – different varieties
Hosta fortunei ‘Gigantea’
Hosta montana
Houttuynia cordata
Hydrophyllum spp
Laportea canadensis
Ledum groenlandicum, glandulosum
(Labrador tea, trapper’s tea)
Lilium columbianum
(Columbia lily, tiger/panther lily)
Lomatium spp
Lonicera angustifolium

Morus alba tatarica (white mulberry)
Morus nigra (black mulberry)
Perideridia gairdneri (Gairdner’s yampah, wild caraway)
Pinus gerardiana
Pinus koraiensis
(Korean pine)
Pinus pumila
(dwarf Siberian pine)
Pinus sibirica
Podophyllum peltatum
Polygonatum commutatum
(large Solomon’s seal)
Prunus tomentosa (Nanking cherry)
Shepherdea argentea
(buffalo berry)
Shepherdia canadensis
(buffalo berry)
Silene vulgaris
Staphylea pinnata (bladdernut)
Streptopus amplexifolius
Streptopus roseus/lanceolatus
Streptopus streptopoides
Tradescantia subaspera
(zigzag spiderwort)
Triteleia grandiflora

*Vaccinium arctostaphylos (Caucasian whortleberry)
Vaccinium mambranaceum
Vaccinium praestans


9 thoughts on “Wish list

  1. I recently noticed the Lycopus spp. americanus and asper are available as of 2013 from Prairie Moon Nursery.

    Wish I had something to share with you, but got here searching things on my want list…

  2. I notice you have B. Bulbocastanum, I was just wondering if you’ve considered the closely related B. Persicum. I’m not sure if anyone has tried to grow it over here – I plan to do so soon – but they seem at least to be fairly cold tolerant, growing in alpine and sub-alpine habitats of the North-Western Himalayas (at altitudes of up to 3500m amsl). The seeds are available from some Indian food stores sold under the name Kala Jeera/Zeera (Black Cumin). If you do decide to give them a go they apparently germinate best at temperatures between 10 and 25 degrees Celsius, after a period of 20-45 days cold stratification.

  3. Allium altissimum is available at http://www.rareplants.eu

    You’ve mentioned Allium Paradoxum Normale as three-cornered leek – I thought three-cornered leek was Allium Triquetrum and that Paradoxum was Few-flowered Leek/Garlic

  4. When you say you want seabuckthorn, are you after named varieties or wild seeds from different areas? It’s very common where I live and fruits prolifically (Northern Denmark) Same lattitude as Aberdeen but colder winters.

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