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These species are hardy and can thus cope with frost if grown in an environment with winters. Depending on the origin of the species, it can also be grown in a tropical environment. However, usually these species need a 4 season cycle to grow well.


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Five-flavour-fruit (Schisandra chinensis)

Five-flavour-fruit (Schisandra chinensis)

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.

€ 3,50
Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo)

Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo)

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.

€ 3,00 p/portion of seeds
Alpine Ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis)

Alpine Ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis)

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.

€ 3,50 p/portion of seeds
Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum)

Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum)

The root of mandrake has a rich history in witchcraft, superstition and its medicinal uses. In Harry Potter for instance mandrake is used to neutralize negative spells. Winter...

€ 6,00 p/3 seeds
Almond (Prunus dulcis var. dulcis)

Almond (Prunus dulcis var. dulcis)

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.

€ 4,00
American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

American Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana)

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

€ 3,50 p/5 seeds
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Small annual shrub from Asia that has an important role in traditional medicine practices of the Ayurveda in India. Grows well in a pot or in the garden. 

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Blue Sausage Shrub (Decaisnea fargesii)

Blue Sausage Shrub (Decaisnea fargesii)

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

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Australian Tree Fern (Cyathea cooperi)

Australian Tree Fern (Cyathea cooperi)

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

€ 3,50 p/portion of spores
Balloon Plant (Cardiospermum halicacabum)

Balloon Plant (Cardiospermum halicacabum)

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

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Mountain Cabbage Tree (Cordyline indivisa)

Mountain Cabbage Tree (Cordyline indivisa)

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...

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Bittermelon (Momordica charantia)

Bittermelon (Momordica charantia)

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.

€ 3,00
Bolivian Mountain Coconut (Parajubaea torallyi var. microcarpa)

Bolivian Mountain Coconut (Parajubaea torallyi var. microcarpa)

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...

€ 4,00
Rough Tree Fern (Cyathea australis)

Rough Tree Fern (Cyathea australis)

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

€ 3,50 p/portion of spores
Cheesman Banana (Musa cheesmanii)

Cheesman Banana (Musa cheesmanii)

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.

€ 3,50 p/5 seeds
Chinese Toon (Toona sinensis)

Chinese Toon (Toona sinensis)

The young leaves of this hardy tree can be eaten as vegetable. The fruits, bark and roots have an important role in traditional Chinese medicine.

€ 3,00 p/20 seeds
Chinese Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis)

Chinese Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis)

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

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Cobra Lily (Darlingtonia californica)

Cobra Lily (Darlingtonia californica)

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.

€ 3,50 p/10 seeds
Dragon Arum (Dracunculus vulgaris)

Dragon Arum (Dracunculus vulgaris)

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

€ 3,50 p/5 seeds
Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia arborea)

Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia arborea)

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.

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
European Olive (Olea europaea)

European Olive (Olea europaea)

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.

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Himalayan Honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa)

Himalayan Honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa)

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

€ 3,50 p/portion of seeds
Tasmanian Yellow Gum (Eucalyptus johnstonii)

Tasmanian Yellow Gum (Eucalyptus johnstonii)

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.

€ 3,50 p/portion of seeds
Giant Ash (Eucalyptus regnans)

Giant Ash (Eucalyptus regnans)

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

€ 4,00 p/portion of seeds
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

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.

€ 3,50 p/5 seeds
Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum)

Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum)

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.

€ 3,00
Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia macrophylla)

Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia macrophylla)

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.  

€ 4,00 p/10 seeds
Giant Honey Flower (Melianthus major)

Giant Honey Flower (Melianthus major)

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

€ 4,00 p/10 seeds
Helens Banana (Musa sp. 'Helens Hybrid')

Helens Banana (Musa sp. 'Helens Hybrid')

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

€ 3,50 p/5 seeds
Hong Kong Rose (Rhodoleia championii)

Hong Kong Rose (Rhodoleia championii)

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

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Dodder (Cuscuta lupuliformis)

Dodder (Cuscuta lupuliformis)

An interesting, parasitic plant from Eastern Europe. The species climbs in host plants, takes some nutrients and forms an elegant chaos of red stalks. 

€ 3,00
Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)

Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana)

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.

€ 3,00
Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

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.

€ 3,50 p/5 seeds
Jack Bean (Canavalia ensiformis)

Jack Bean (Canavalia ensiformis)

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

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Japanese Pepper (Zanthoxylum piperitum)

Japanese Pepper (Zanthoxylum piperitum)

Hardy plant from Japan. Fruits and seeds can be used as spice and pepper. For example with Japanse dishes. 

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Job's Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi)

Job's Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi)

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. 

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Candlebark Gum (Eucalyptus rubida)

Candlebark Gum (Eucalyptus rubida)

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.

€ 3,50 p/portion of seeds
Kaki Persimmon (Diospyros kaki)

Kaki Persimmon (Diospyros kaki)

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

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Kalkora Silk Tree (Albizia kalkora)

Kalkora Silk Tree (Albizia kalkora)

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.

€ 3,50 p/10 seeds
Kiwano (Cucumis metuliferus)

Kiwano (Cucumis metuliferus)

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.

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Cucumber Magnolia (Magnolia acuminata)

Cucumber Magnolia (Magnolia acuminata)

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

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Korean Perilla (Perilla frutescens)

Korean Perilla (Perilla frutescens)

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 Korean dishes.

€ 3,00 p/20 seeds
Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

Coastal Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

The tallest living tree on earth, with the highest individual reaching up to 115,5 m in height.

€ 3,00 p/20 seeds
Date Plum (Diospyros lotus)

Date Plum (Diospyros lotus)

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

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Maca (Lepidium meyenii)

Maca (Lepidium meyenii)

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

€ 3,00
Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

Giant Redwood (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

The most massive tree on earth, with a thick red/brown bark to protect them from forest fires. The heaviest individual currently weighs around 2000 tons.

€ 3,00 p/20 seeds
Maypop Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

Maypop Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

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

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Mini Kiwi (Actinidia arguta 'Issai')

Mini Kiwi (Actinidia arguta '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. 

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Mountain Swamp Gum (Eucalyptus camphora)

Mountain Swamp Gum (Eucalyptus camphora)

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

€ 3,50 p/portion of seeds
Morrisby's Gum (Eucalyptus morrisbyi)

Morrisby's Gum (Eucalyptus morrisbyi)

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.

€ 4,50 p/portion of seeds
Moso Bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis)

Moso Bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis)

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.

€ 3,00 p/20 seeds
Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)

Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)

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

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Omea Gum (Eucalyptus neglecta)

Omea Gum (Eucalyptus neglecta)

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

€ 3,50 p/portion of seeds
Purple Magnolia (Magnolia liliiflora)

Purple Magnolia (Magnolia liliiflora)

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

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

Pawpaw (Asimina triloba)

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. 

€ 3,50 p/5 seeds
Persian Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin 'E.H. Wilson')

Persian Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin 'E.H. Wilson')

The most winter hardy Persian silk tree (sometimes referred to as Persian sleep tree) with pink-white flowers and leaves that close at night.

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Andalusian Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia baetica)

Andalusian Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia baetica)

A hardy climber from Portugal with brown-purple to red flowers in the shape of a pipe. 

€ 3,50 p/10 seeds
Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum)

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.

€ 3,50 p/portion of seeds
Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa)

Quinoa (Chenopodium 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.

€ 2,50 p/portion of seeds
Red Kiwi (Actinidia purpurea)

Red Kiwi (Actinidia purpurea)

The cranberry red kiwis of this variety are deliciously sweet. A hardy species that is rarely seen.

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Red-striped Darjeeling Banana (Musa sikkimensis 'Red Flash')

Red-striped Darjeeling Banana (Musa sikkimensis 'Red Flash')

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.

€ 3,50 p/5 seeds
Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

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.

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens)

Screwbean Mesquite (Prosopis pubescens)

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

€ 3,50
Sesam (Sesamum indicum)

Sesam (Sesamum indicum)

Sesam has been cultivated for thousands of years for its delicious and oil-rich seeds. The small, annual plant can be grown in a greenhouse or in the garden during a good summer.

€ 3,00
Siberian Kiwi (Actinidia kolomikta)

Siberian Kiwi (Actinidia kolomikta)

A very cold-hardy kiwi with sweet fruits, and leaves that seem to be dipped in paint.

€ 3,00 p/20 seeds
Silvervine Kiwi (Actinidia polygama)

Silvervine Kiwi (Actinidia polygama)

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.

€ 3,00 p/portion of seeds
Snow Banana (Ensete glaucum)

Snow Banana (Ensete glaucum)

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...

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora ssp. niphophila)

Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora ssp. niphophila)

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...

€ 4,00 p/portion of seeds
Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora ssp. pauciflora)

Snow Gum (Eucalyptus pauciflora ssp. pauciflora)

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...

€ 4,00 p/portion of seeds
Spice Bush (Calycanthus floridus)

Spice Bush (Calycanthus floridus)

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

€ 4,00 p/5 seeds
Sponge Gourd (Luffa cylindrica)

Sponge Gourd (Luffa cylindrica)

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

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

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds
Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis)

Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis)

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.

€ 4,00 p/portion of seeds
Tabacco (Nicotiana tabacum)

Tabacco (Nicotiana tabacum)

The actual tabacco plant, of which tabacco 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...

€ 3,00 p/50 seeds
Tasmanian Tree Fern (Dicksonia antarctica)

Tasmanian Tree Fern (Dicksonia antarctica)

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. 

€ 3,50 p/portion of spores
Tasmanian Snow Gum (Eucalyptus coccifera)

Tasmanian Snow Gum (Eucalyptus coccifera)

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.

€ 3,50 p/portion of seeds
Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis)

Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis)

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.

€ 4,00 p/5 seeds
Common Fig (Ficus carica)

Common Fig (Ficus carica)

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

€ 3,00 p/portion of seeds
Voodoo Lily (Amorphophallus bulbifer)

Voodoo Lily (Amorphophallus bulbifer)

A hardy arum from the mountains of India, with special pink-white flowers. 

€ 3,50 p/2 small bulbs
Western Spice Bush (Calycanthus occidentalis)

Western Spice Bush (Calycanthus occidentalis)

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

€ 4,00 p/5 seeds
Golden Tree Fern (Dicksonia fibrosa)

Golden Tree Fern (Dicksonia fibrosa)

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 degC.

€ 3,50 p/portion of spores
Currant Tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium)

Currant Tomato (Solanum pimpinellifolium)

Small, sweet tomatoes that are the ancestors of our well-known tomatoes.

€ 3,00 p/20 seeds
Wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox)

Wintersweet (Chimonanthus praecox)

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

€ 3,50 p/5 seeds
White Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera 'alba')

White Indian Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera 'alba')

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.  

€ 3,50 p/5 seeds
Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)

Castor Bean (Ricinus communis)

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

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata)

Dove Tree (Davidia involucrata)

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

€ 6,00 p/2 seeds
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

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

€ 3,00 p/10 seeds
Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

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

€ 3,00 p/5 seeds

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