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2020 SEEDLIST - Li
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COMPOSITAE. Showy Eurasian hardy perennials grown for their bold foliage and bright summer flowers. Easily grown in moist soil and full sun or part shade. Germinates in about 2 - 3 weeks.
—Ligularia dentata 'Midnight Lady'. (10) LIGU-7M. Packet: $2.50
Compact purple-bronze foliage, almost black in spring, and holds color well in summer. Golden flowers on strong stems to 3 feet. Zone 3.
LILIACEAE. 'LILY'. Noble flowers, unequalled in their beauty, grace, and magnificence. Native to widely varying conditions, most are easily grown in a light or sandy soil, and only a few species have strict requirements. Most dislike lime, and like good drainage. They do best if mulched heavily in cold climates. Growing lilies from seed is a rewarding undertaking, and are easy if the correct germination method is followed. Most will bloom in 3 - 4 years. Seed viable 2 years; 5 years if kept very dry.
—Lilium Henryi. (20) LILY-40. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $7.50, 5 grams: $30.00
Bright orange 3 - 4" flowers with recurved petals spotted brown, with dark orange anthers, in August. Four to 20 blooms per plant. Striking hardy lily to 4 - 8 feet, best in part shade. China. Zone 5. Nice! Root germinates in 5 - 20 weeks warm.
—Lilium Henryi 'Citrinum'. (25) LILY-40C. Packet: $2.50
5 grams: $15.00
Pale yellow 3" flowers spotted brown, with recurved petals. Up to 20 blooms per plant. Striking hardy lily to 3 - 8 feet. China. Zone 5. Best in part shade. Germinates in 3 - 8 weeks or so.
—Lilium Kesselringianum. (25) LILY-52. Packet: $4.00
Fragrant pale yellow turk's cap type nodding 3 - 5" flowers in summer. Hardy bulb to 2 - 4 feet. NE Turkey. Zone 5 or 6. Root germinates in 4 - 16 weeks warm.
NEW—Lilium Mackliniae 'Naga Form'. (15) LILY-56N. Packet: $2.50
'MANIPUR LILY'. Large nodding deep rose flowers in summer. Hardy bulb to 3 feet. NE India. Zone 6. Irregular, root germinates in 2 - 12 weeks.
NEW—Lilium Martagon album. (25) LILY-59A. Packet: $2.50
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Pure white flowers to 2" across, in long, green-stemmed racemes to 3 feet. Nice. Sow April to June, root germinates in 3 - 8 weeks with leaf growth the next spring.
—Lilium Martagon Wild Pink. (25) LILY-59P. Packet: $2.50
'PINK MARTAGON'. A pink form of the wild turk's cap. Zone 3. Root germinates in 1 - 12 weeks warm.
—Lilium Martagon Mix. (20) LILY-59X. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $7.50, 5 grams: $25.00 BULK OUT OF STOCK - Packets are available
Nice mix of red, orange, pink, and gold. Zone 3.
—Lilium nepalense. (10) LILY-70. Packet: $2.50
'NEPAL LILY', Large fragrant nodding trumpet-shaped 6" yellow flowers, blotched rich purple-brown in the throat. To 1 1/2 - 3 feet, the stem running horizontally underground for 1 - 2 feet. Himalayas, to 8500 feet. Zone 5. Germinates in 3 - 6 weeks without pretreatment. The bulbs are edible.
—Lilium pardalinum. (25) LILY-77. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $7.50, 5 grams: $25.00
'LEOPORD or PANTHER LILY'. Nodding 4" orange-red flowers with recurved reddish to scarlet tipped petals, and mahogany purple spots on the lower half. To 4 - 10 feet. Rich moist soil and stream banks, California and Oregon. Zone 5. Sun or part shade. Sow April to June outdoors, root germinates in 2 - 9 months, top growth the next spring.
NEW—Lilium philippinense. (25) LILY-84. Packet: $2.50
Large fragrant 10" funnel-shaped flowers in July. To 3 feet. Philippines. Zone 8. Germinates readily in 3 - 6 weeks at warm temperatures, grows and blooms quickly.
—Lilium pumilum. (50) LILY-85. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $7.50, 5 grams: $25.00
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'CORAL LILY'. Fragrant bright scarlet 2" flowers with reflexed petals, in racemes of up to 20, on stems to 1 1/2 feet. Siberia and E. China. Zone 4. Germinates in 2 - 5 weeks. Bulbs edible. "Another beautiful meadow lily, always first of our species to bloom."—Bertrand.
—Lilium Szovitsianum. (20) LILY-115. Packet: $2.50
Long nodding yellow flowers with recurved petals, up to 20 per plant. Summer-blooming hardy bulb to 5 feet. Caucasus. Zone 4. Sow in spring, root germinates in summer, top growth in fall or the next spring.
SCROPHULARICEAE. Easily grown annuals and perennials with snapdragon-like flowers in many colors. Good for cutting. Full sun to part shade, making the best display planted in masses.
—Linaria maroccana Fairy Bouquet. (10,000) LINA-22F. Packet: $2.50
Ounce: $6.00, 1/4 Pound: $20.00
'MOROCCAN TOADFLAX'. Bright 1/2" flowers resembling miniature snapdragons, in shades of purple, red, yellow, blue, lavender, pink, salmon, etc., with contrasting throats and long pointed spurs. Blooms abundantly in summer. Compact hardy annual to 8 - 12", with narrow leaves. Morocco. Excellent for bedding and cut flowers. Space 6". Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks warm.
—Linaria maroccana 'Northern Lights'. (10,000) LINA-22N. Packet: $2.00
Ounce: $6.00, 1/4 Pound: $18.00
A fine mixture of bright 1/2" flowers in more red shades than 'Fairy Bouquet', and also taller, reaching 2 feet tall. Good for cutting. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Linaria vulgaris. (1000) LINA-48. Packet: $2.50 ORGANIC
5 grams: $7.50 ORGANIC
CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO MONTANA
'BRIDEWEED', 'BUTTER and EGGS'. Large yellow 1 1/4" flowers with an orange beard and long spurs. Hardy perennial to 1 - 3 feet, with long, very narrow leaves. Eurasia, N. America. Zone 3. Good in dry sandy soil. The flowers yield a yellow dye. The herb, boiled in milk, was used as a fly poison, attracting and killing them. Medicinal, acting on the liver. Germinates in 1 - 24 weeks.
"The junk way to more junk."—W. Burroughs.
LINACEAE. Annuals, perennials, and shrubs, with attractive five-petaled flowers in various colors. Easily grown in full sun, the perennials often blooming the first season. Most soils, good to naturalize. All germinate in 1 - 3 weeks unless noted.
—Linum flavum. (100) LINM-14. Packet: $2.50
'GOLDEN FLAX'. Large bright clear yellow inch wide flowers borne profusely in summer. Hardy perennial to 1 foot. Europe. Zone 4. Germinates in 1 - 8 weeks.
—Linum grandiflorum 'Rubrum'. (500) LINM-16. Packet $2.00
Ounce: $6.00, 1/4 Pound: $12.00
'SCARLET FLAX'. Brilliant scarlet inch-wide flowers with a silky sheen, blooming all summer till frost. Hardy annual to 14", with narrow leaves. N. Africa. Easily grown, producing a nice effect in masses. Self sows but not weedy. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.
—Linum perenne var. Lewisii. (1000) LINM-19. Packet $2.00 OUT OF STOCK
Ounce: $6.00, 1/4 pound: $15.00 OUT OF STOCK
'PRAIRIE FLAX'. Clear sky blue 1 1/2" flowers. Hardy perennial to 3 feet, with narrow leaves. West America. Similar to L. perenne, but more robust. Seeds were used as food and flavoring by the Indians. "Very pretty."—L.H. Bailey. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.
VERBENACEAE. Tropical African and American herbs, shrubs, and trees, with small tubular flowers in spikes. Some are popular aromatic herbs.
—Lippia dulcis. (=Phyla scaberrima) (100) LIPP-32. Packet: $3.00
'YERBA DULCE', 'AZTEC SWEET HERB', 'OROZUZ'. Tiny white flowers in daisy-like 1/2" heads. Small shrub to 1 - 2 feet, with 2" leaves. México. The leaves are intensely sweet when chewed, and are used as seasoning or tea. Roots licorice-flavored. "Much easier to grow than Stevia as it tolerates heat."—Baber. Germinates in 2 - 12 weeks, and light or GA-3 helps.
HAMAMELIDACEAE. 'SWEET GUM'. Highly ornamental deciduous trees of N. America and Asia. Valued for their brilliant autumn coloring, timber and aromatic gum. Easy from seed.
—Liquidambar formosana. (100) LIQU-1. Packet: $2.50
'CHINESE LIQUIDAMBAR', 'FORMOSAN GUM'. Attractive 3-lobed 6" leaves are red-tinted in spring and again in fall, downy underneath. Tall tree to 120 feet, with greyish bark. China. Zone 7. Beautiful fall color. Resin and seed-balls used in Chinese medicine. Silkworms that feed on it produce superior silk. Spirits are believed to inhabit the top of the tree. Germinates in 2 - 4 weeks.
SAXIFRAGACEAE. Dainty North American perennials.
—Lithophragma parviflorum. (1000) LITO-19. Packet: $2.50
'WOODLAND STAR'. Starry white flowers in dusters on a bog stem above the rosette of divided leaves. Hardy perennial to 20". W. N. America. Zone 5. Surface sow to germinate in 3- 20 weeks.