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Species that will germinate easily, but some instructions need to be followed.


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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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mudgee acacia (Acacia spectabilis)

Mudgee acacia (Acacia spectabilis)

This decorative Acacia species flowers extravagantly with bright yellow flowers. Sometimes the inflorescence is so heavy with flowers that the branches bend down.

€ 3,00 p/10 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
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
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
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.

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
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
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
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
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
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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