Cardiocrinum giganteum are native to the Himalayas and westwards to Nepal , a truly stunning plant when in flower which as they are monocarpic they do only once, the main stem will then die but small bulbs will remain at the base and will mature to flower in 5 years. Seeds will take 7 years to reach maturity so this is a long term project but oh so worth the wait! sow seed as fresh as possible and cover with grit, they will need a period of warmth at 15c ( 3 weeks) , then 0-5c ( 3-6 weeks), then back into warmth till germinated, or you can just leave them out and let nature take it's course. Don't throw the seed tray away after 12 months as they may still appear after 2yrs.
Packets contain 50 seeds - £2.50
These seeds are collected from Sarracenia purpurea that has been open pollinated and will be purpurea crosses although of course some pure purpureas will have snuck in there! they may have crossed with Leucophylla, Flava, psittacina, Oreophila, Alata or hybrids all will have the very hardy nature of their one sure parent.
Each packet contains a minimum of 30 seeds.
Pure Sarracenia Purpurea seed from a dark red form, surface sow and cover with a layer of perlite. Although you can sow at anytime of year if you sow in the summer more seed will germinate after the cold of winter.
Each packet contains 30 seeds
Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen' is happy in dampish places in sun or shade where luckily this hardy perennial doesn't have a problem with slugs and snails.Soak seeds for 24-36 hours in water with a drop of washing up liquid. Cover seeds with a thin layer of compost and place in a cold frame or unheated green house or polytunnel, keep moist at all times.
minimum of 30 seeds per packet.