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2021 Supplement Seedlist - D - L
DAVIDIA (da-VID-ee-a)
DAVIDIACEAE. A single species.
—Davidia involucrata. (5) DAVI-4. Packet: $5.00
Seed stored moist and refrigerated.
'DOVE TREE'. Large creamy-white 6- 12" bracts, followed by plum-like fruit. Deciduous tree to 60 feet, with aromatic leaves. SW China. Zone 6. Fruit has a pear-like flavor. The large nuts contain several seeds that germinate irregularly over several years.

DELPHINIUM
—Delphinium cardinale. (25) DELP-28. Packet: $2.50
'CARDINAL LARKSPUR'. Bright scarlet 1 - 1 1/2" long flowers with yellow on the upper petals, and long spurs, in airy clusters covering the plant. Tall perennial to 3 - 6 feet, with divided leaves and long thick roots. Central California and south. Hardy to Seattle at least. Zone 8. Germinates in 2 - 4 weeks.
—Delphinium trolliifolium. (50) DELP-92. Packet: $2.50
Violet-purple inch-long flowers in spikes in spring and summer. Hardy perennial to 5 feet. California and Oregon. Zone 6.

DICTAMNUS (dik-TAM-nus)
RUTACEAE. 'DITTANY', 'BURNING BUSH', 'GAS PLANT'. An old garden favorite, grown for its showy flowers and the strongly lemon-scented foliage. Good cut flower. Makes bold upright clumps to 2 - 3 feet, with glossy foliage. Best in rich soil and full sun or part shade. Drought resistant. Dislikes transplanting. Sow in fall or give 3 months cold treatment for high germination. Plant 1" deep, as seed 'floats'. "Established plants will bloom in their third year from seed. By the fifth year they are heavy bloomers... Will live over 100 years, and is geared for tough conditions. It is rabbit and deer proof. Cut flowers last 2 weeks."—P. Pinnow. May cause rash in sensitive people.
The name comes from the peculiar property of giving a flash of light if a match is held under the flower cluster, near the stem, on hot, still summer evenings. Very long lived—"Instances are known in which it has outlived father, son and grandson in the same spot."—L. H. Bailey.
—Dictamnus albus var. rubra. (25) DICT-1R. Packet: $2.50
1/4 Ounce: $7.50, Ounce: $12.00
'PINK BURNING BUSH'. Pink inch-wide flowers. A fine variety. Eurasia. Zone 3.

DIPLOTAXIS (dip-lo-TAX-is)
CRUCIFERAE. Eurasian annuals and perennials.
—Diplotaxis tenuifolia. (=muralis) (500) DIPL-24. Packet: $2.50
'WILD ARUGULA', 'SYLVETTA'. Yellow flowers on a hardy perennial to 12", with aromatic leaves. Mediterranean. Zone 5. Young leaves and flowers eaten raw in salads, or cooked in dishes for for flavoring. Heat-resistant, a good arugula substitute in warm climates. Organic.

DISPORUM (di-SPOR-um)
LILIACEAE. Ornamental woodland perennials of N. America and E. Asia. Valued in the wild garden for their attractive foliage in part shade. Some of the Asian species are eaten.
—Disporum smithii. (10) DISP-22. Packet: $2.50
10 grams: $7.50
Seed stored moist and refrigerated.
'FAIRY LANTERN'. Whitish inch long drooping bells in clusters of 1 - 5 at the branch tips, followed by golden yellow berries. Attractive foliage. Perennial to 1 - 3 feet. Moist coastal Pacific woods. Zone 6.

ECHINOPS
—Echinops bannaticus 'Blue Glow'. (25) ECHN-2B. Packet: $2.50

Round dark blue 1 - 2" flower-heads in mid- to late summer. Hardy perennial to 3 - 4 feet, with grey woolly stems and thistle-bike leaves. SE Europe. Zone 5. Will rebloom dead-headed. "Undemanding plant good for hot dry areas and poor soil."—N. Aiello, Wisconsin. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.

EUGENIA (you-JEN-ee-a)
MYRTACEAE. Tropical evergreen trees for mild climates.
—Eugenia uniflora. (10) EUGE-240. Packet: $2.50 OUT OF STOCK
Seed stored moist and refrigerated.
'SURINAM CHERRY', 'PITANGA'. Red to yellow ribbed 1 1/4" edible fruits are high in vitamin C, used in jellies and sauces. Small tree to 8 - 25 feet, with glossy, coppery green 2" leaves and 1/2" fragrant white flowers. Tropical America. Hardy to 22° F. Germinates in 2 - 6 months or so, keep warm.

EUPHORBIA
—Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'. (10) EUPH-7P. Packet: $2.50
Purple-red tinted foliage, new growth red. Yellow or lime green flowers in spring and summer. Hardy perennial to 2 feet. Eurasia. Zone 5.

FRITILLARIA
—Fritillaria Meleagris Alba. (25) FRIT-26A. Packet: $2.50
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Showy white bells in late spring. Hardy bulb to 1 1/2 feet. Nice!

FUCHSIA
—Fuchsia boliviana. (100) FUCH-8. Packet: $4.00

'CHIMPU-CHIMPU'. Vivid red trumpet-shaped 1 - 3" flowers in hanging clusters in late summer and fall, followed by small edible fruits. Fast-growing shrub to 6 - 18 feet, with 2 - 8" leaves. Peru and Bolivia. Zone 9. Part shade. Can regrow from the base after hard frost. Leaves diuretic, flowers used for menstrual irregularity. Attracts hummingbirds. Surface sow seeds, may flower in as little as a year.

GENTIANA
—Gentiana dahurica. (200) GENT-27. Packet: $2.50
Deep blue 1 1/4" flowers in July and August. Hardy perennial to 12 - 18". NE Asia. Best in full sun, lime-free soil. Stands dryness. Best started in a potting mix with some charcoal added. Germinates in 2 - 9 weeks.
—Gentiana lutea. (100) GENT-53. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $7.50
'GREAT YELLOW GENTIAN'. Yellow inch-long wheel-like flowers in dense clusters. Robust hardy perennial to 3 - 6 feet, with thick roots. Europe. Best in the back border, in a deep moist loam. Grown for the bitter roots used in brewing and as a digestive tonic.
—Gentiana punctata. (50) GENT-94. Packet: $2.50
'SPOTTED GENTIAN'. Large 1 1/2" light yellow flowers spotted purple, in summer. Hardy perennial to 20". Central Europe.
—Gentiana purpurea. (50) GENT-96. Packet: $2.50
'PURPLE GENTIAN'. Large rich purple-red 1 1/2" club-shaped flowers striped and spotted yellow and green in the base, in clusters up the stem. Hardy perennial to 2 feet. Alps. Distinctive and unusual, showing no trace of blue. Best in peaty soil. Use GA-3 to germinate in 3 - 5 weeks warm.

GERANIUM
—Geranium macrorrhizum. (10) GERN-156. Packet: $2.50
'ROCK CRANESBILL'. Deep red inch-wide flowers with exserted stamens, in clusters all summer. Hardy perennial to 18", with aromatic, deeply divided foliage. S. Europe. Nice bronze color in fall. Yields an aromatic oil called 'Zdravetz Oil'.
—Geranium oreganum. (10) GERN-180. Packet: $2.50
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Purple 1 - 2" wide five-petaled flowers on a perennial to 1 - 2 feet with palmately divided 3 - 6" leaves. Oregon. A nice species.
—Geranium yoshinoi. (10) GERN-264. Packet: $2.50
Soft pink flowers May to July, on a low hardy perennial to 16" or so, with slowly creeping stolons. Japan. Zone 5.

GLOBULARIA (glob-u-LAR-ee-a)
GLOBULARIACEAE. Ornamental herbs and subshrubs from the Mediterranean region, with blue flowers in ball-like heads. Easy from seed and good in full sun and well-drained soil. Germination irregular, from 9 to 106 days.
—Globularia nudicaulis. (50) GLOB-17. Packet: $2.50
Blue puff-like 1" flowers held above a low mound of shining leaves. Hardy perennial to 6" or so. Spain to Yugoslavia. Zone 3. Best in lime soil.

HELIANTHUS
—Helianthus petiolaris. (100) HELA-64. Packet: $2.50
'PLAINS SUNFLOWER'. Yellow 2 - 3" sunflowers with red-brown eyes, June to September. Hardy branching annual to 3 feet, with blue-grey leaves. Dry plains, W. U.S. Petals used by Hopi as face-powder, the seeds have been eaten, and the plant used for hunting luck and for medicine by Navajo. Use GA-3 to germinate in 1 - 6 weeks.

HEUCHERA
—Heuchera pulchella. (100) HEU-16. Packet: $2.50
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Nice rosy pink flowers on 6" stems. Hardy perennial (Zone 4) forming dense 1 1/2" tall mats of deeply lobed bright green leaves. New Mexico mountains. Zone 4. Best in dappled shade. "One of the finer species Heucheras. We've got a mat that has spread to 2 feet across over a period of about 8 years. A true miniature. Really nice."—Bertrand. Germinates in 2 - 12 weeks.

HOSTA (HO-sta)
LILIACEAE. Hardy and easily grown herbaceous perennials from China and Japan. They form large attractive clumps of broad basal leaves overtopped by spikes of funnel-shaped blue, lilac or white nodding flowers. They grow vigorously in rich soil in moist shaded places, the clumps of foliage creating a pleasing effect. Easy from seed, which germinates in 2 - 4 weeks or so.
—Hosta species Mixed. (50) HOST-X. Packet: $2.50
A mix of various hardy species. Germinates in 2 - 4 weeks.

HYPERICUM (hi-PER-i-kum)
GUTTIFERAE. Decorative perennials, shrubs and small trees, wide-ranging through the world. Easily grown in the border or rock garden. Many hardy to Zone 5 or more. Good in part shade and gravelly soil.
—Hypericum Androsaemum. (500) HYPR-4. Packet: $2.50
'TUTSAN'. Star-shaped to cupped inch-wide golden yellow flowers June to autumn, followed by bright red to black berry-like pods. Semi-evergreen shrub to 3 feet, with 4" leaves. Europe and N. Africa. Stands shade. Used as a diuretic. Germinates in 3 - 6 weeks.

IPOMOEA
—Ipomoea leptophylla. (10) IPOM-48. Packet: $2.50
 1/4 Ounce: $10.00, Ounce: $20.00
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'BUSH or TUMBLEWEED MORNING GLORY', 'MAN-OF-THE-EARTH'. Wine colored 3" flowers. Hardy perennial with bushy, upright stems to 4 feet. Narrow 5" leaves. Plains states. Zone 5. The enormous tuberous root, reaching the size and shape of a man's body, has been roasted and eaten as a famine food by plains Indians. Usually football sized, with tap root reaching water or bedrock. Nick seed to germinate in 1 - 2 weeks.

LATHYRUS
—Lathyrus tuberosus. (25) LATH-53. Packet: $2.50
'EARTH-NUT PEA', 'DUTCH MICE'. Fragrant rose-pink flowers on a trailing climber to 4 feet. Eurasia. The tubers are delicious raw or cooked, tasting like chestnuts. Can be sown in fall.

LEONURUS (lee-o-NOO-rus)
LABIATAE. Hardy Eurasian herbs, good in the back border or wild garden. Easily grown from seed which germinates readily in 1 - 3 weeks.
—Leonurus Cardiaca 'Grobbebol'. (100) LEOR-3G. Packet: $2.50
'MOTHERWORT'. Unique variety with attractive ruffled-edged leaves. Lilac-pink flowers in summer. Hardy perennial to 3 feet. Zone 3. Said to be strong medicinally.

LEWISIA
—Lewisia Tweedyi. (25) LEWI-28. Packet: $4.00 OUT OF STOCK
Large cream 2" wide flowers with pink-tipped petals, in May and June. Hardy perennial to 4 - 8". Mountains of Washington and B.C. Zone 4. "The large flowers make it the most attractive of all Lewisias for the garden."—Hortus Third. Prechill.

LIGUSTRUM (li-GUS-trum)
OLEACEAE. Well-known ornamental shrubs and trees valued for their profusion of white fragrant flowers. Much grown as hedges or street trees. Tolerant of pollution and easily grown. Usually germinates readily, though some need cold treatment.
—Ligustrum lucidum. (50) LIG-26. Packet: $2.50
'GLOSSY PRIVET', 'NU-CHEN'. Fragrant white flowers in up to 10" clusters in late summer, followed by small black fruits. Evergreen shrub or small tree to 30 feet, with glossy 4 - 6" leaves. China and Korea. Zone 8. Good in wild areas. The ripe fruits are important in Chinese medicine. Said to be similar to Lycium fruits; nourishing the liver, kidneys, and improving the eyesight.

LILIUM
—Lilium candidum. (10) LILY-15. Packet: $2.50
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'MADONNA LILY'. Fragrant pure white funnel-shaped 3" flowers with golden anthers, in racemes of 5 to 20 in late June. To 4 - 6 feet. S. Europe. Seed germinates readily, in about 3 - 8 weeks or so. It appears in 5000 year old Cretan frescoes, and has been cultivated since at least 1500 BCE for the scent of the flowers, a thousand pounds of blooms yielding under a pound of essence.
—Lilium regale. (10) LILY-95. Packet: $2.50
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'ROYAL or REGAL LILY'. Large fragrant trumpet shaped 6" white flowers with canary-yellow throat, and flushed lilac to purple outside. One to 7 per plant, in July to August. To 2 - 6 feet tall. W. China. Zone 4. Germinates in 2 - 11 weeks without pretreatment. "Have had them bloom in 18 months from seed started in late December."—Bertrand. "Deliciously fragrant... One of the most beautiful of all known lilies, the exquisite blending of tints and colors forming a charming contrast with the rich, deep green foliage. Highly recommended... hardy, strong growing and permanent as far North as Boston."—J. H. Tilton.

LOBELIA
—Lobelia puberula. (1000) LOB-27. Packet: $2.50
5 grams: $12.00

'DOWNY LOBELIA'. Light to bright blue 1/2 - 3/4" flowers (rarely white), in long one-sided spikes. Hardy perennial to 1 - 3 feet, with downy 1 - 2" leaves. E. U.S. Zone 5. Good in full sun to part shade, sandy to moist soil.

LYCHNIS
—Lychnis alpina. (=Viscaria alpina) (500) LYCH-2. Packet: $2.50
'ARCTIC or ALPINE CAMPION'. Pink to rosy purple flowers in clusters. Tufted hardy perennial to 12", with narrow leaves. Arctic and subarctic Eurasia and N. America. "An attractive alpine."—Bailey. "Used as a copper indicator in Norway and nickel indicator in Finland."—Mabberly.

LYCOPERSICON
—Lycopersicon chilense. (10) LYCO-7. Packet: $3.50

'WILD TOMATO'. Deeply divided grey-green leaves and large bright yellow flowers followed by clusters of greenish edible fruit. Perennial to 3 feet, from dry rocky parts of northern Chile. Zone 10. Used for breeding disease resistance into tomatoes. Give GA-3 to germinate in 1 - 2 weeks.


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