Flower Seed

Sunflowers - Giant Russian - 103RW

Sunflowers - Giant Russian - 103RW

Details  Can grow to 2.5m with large seed heads.The selection work that has gone in to this line of sunflowers is where plants that produce side shoots are pulled out. Once the plants have reached maturity Richard looks for those that have wide stumps which handle wind best. Seed heads that face vertically down so as to stop birds being able to get at the seeds are also selected.
Sow in spring in colder areas
Botanical name  Helianthus annuus
Contains at least  approx 50
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Globe Artchoke - 89RG32

Globe Artchoke - 89RG32

Details  The immature flower is eaten as a vegetable. The medicinal properties of Globe Artichoke have been known for many years. The leaves were very popular between the 16th and 19th centuries when they were used to stimulate bile flow and for a variety of digestive disorders.
Botanical name  Cynara scolymus
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

Details  All chrysanthemum flowers are edible, but the flavour varies widely from plant to plant, from sweet to tangy to bitter or peppery. It may take some experimentation to find flavours you like. The mild flavour lends itself well to stir-fries.
Botanical name  Chrysanthemum coronarium
Contains at least  approx 30
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Cardoon - 106RW

Cardoon - 106RW

Details  Native to the western and central Mediterranean region, this large perennial can grow to up 2m with at least a 1m spread. Young leaves can be eaten in salads while the roots can be cooked like parsnips as well as young flower stems. Can grow in heavy clay soils but does prefer a well drained soil in full sun. Considered to be reasonably drought tolerant, cardoon wont flourish to the same extent as those that receive adequate watering. 2021-22 Richard grew a few cardoon in a dry used area of land in which they received no watering, the leaf growth only grew to about .5m while the flower head reached nearly 1m. The amount of water needed grow cardoon productively would depend on soil types, those who garden on light land in dry areas of NZ, we recommend watering every second day with 5L per day.
Botanical name  Cynara cardunculus
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Richard watson
Price per packet  $5.00
Wild Aster - 131RW75A

Wild Aster - 131RW75A

Details  Tall, spindly, straight-stemmed almost hairless annual or short-lived perennial herb up to 1.8 m tall, with small pale purple flowers produced on a many-branched flower stalk. An amazing bee magnet in autumn. Seed originally given to Richard from a hobby grower in the US.
Botanical name  Aster subulatus
Contains at least  Too many to count
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Calenduleae - Yellow - 41RW

Calenduleae - Yellow - 41RW

Details  

Also known as African daisy, South African daisy and Cape daisy, it comes in a range of different colours. Plants prefer a warm and sunny position and rich soil, although they can  tolerate poorer soils as well as drought.

Botanical name  Dimorphotheca Ecklonis
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Nasturtium, Alaska Collection - 183SS

Nasturtium, Alaska Collection - 183SS

Details  Nasturtium is an annual garden plant cultivated all over the world. The stem can reach 60cm long, with small almost round veined leaves.  The leaves and flowers can be used in salads with other greens. It has a slightly peppery taste reminiscent of watercress. It is known as a companion plant.

Propagation: Best sown directly where to grow in a warm sunny location, should germinate in 7-14 days.

Botanical name  tropaeolum majus
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2021
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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Poppy - Pink Pom Pom - 191RW

Poppy - Pink Pom Pom - 191RW

Details  Grown primarily for their decorative seed pods, breadseed poppies are easy to grow and make a colourful addition to any garden.
Botanical name  Papaver spp
Contains at least  50 -100
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Sweet Pea, Old Spice - 47ASS

Sweet Pea, Old Spice - 47ASS

Details  
Old Spice has a wonderful colour mixture of white, pink and purple, and is heavily perfumed. Sweatpea is best sown in mid summer to late autumn, this heirloom variety will flower in 12-14 weeks.

Propagation: Soak the seeds in warm water for up to 24hrs, then sow in a tray of seed raising mix in a warm sunny position.

Botanical name  lathyrus odoratus
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  2021
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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Teasel  - 7RG70

Teasel - 7RG70

Details  Teasel - spiky flower heads were used for carding wool in the old days, also regarded as having some of the best bee attractant flowers. Finches love to eat the seeds.
Botanical name  Dipsacus fullonum
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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NZ Iris, Libertia - 189SS

NZ Iris, Libertia - 189SS

Details  Libertia, New Zealand Native Iris, is a small green/yellow native plant with iris like white flowers in Spring followed by orange/yellow fruit. Will grow as tall as 50cm. Handles frost but doesn't like being too dry.

Propagation: Seed scarification is recommended; place seeds in a cup of warm water, leave to cool for 24hrs then sow seeds directly on to a firm bed of seed raising mix and press well in. Cover with a light layer of mix.

Botanical name  libertia peregrinans
Contains at least  20
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
Saffron corms

Saffron corms

Details   
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00  per 25 full size bulbs
Out of stock
Tobacco - 98RW

Tobacco - 98RW

Details  This old strain of tobacco is supposedly a Virginian strain. It had been grown by a man long passed away who lived near Kaiapoi. The pink flowered variety grows to close on 2m and flowers from Dec till late autumn.It attracts bumble bees. The second year after the plants have died they become quite useful for growing peas as the stems remain sturdy in the ground. Tobacco is very good as a carbon crop given its extensive root systems
Botanical name  Nicotiana tabacum
Contains at least  approx 100
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Regal Lily - 149RW

Regal Lily - 149RW

Details  Photo shows the plants from which this seed has been harvested.

Richard was fortunate to be given two bulbs from an old strain of highly fragrant Regal Lily that produces compact flower heads that all open at about the same time. All bulb production will be grown from seed and not from cloning scales or splitting up of the bulbs. He will be able to do selective breeding from the best performing plants.


Botanical name  Lilium regale
Contains at least  50+
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Perennial Sweet pea - 126RW

Perennial Sweet pea - 126RW

Details  Originally native to Southern Europe, this perennial long-lived plant is best where it can remain. Perennial Sweet Peas are not noticeably fragrant.

Comes in two shades of colours.
Botanical name  Lathyrus latifolius
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Renga Renga Lily - 127SS

Renga Renga Lily - 127SS

Details  Renga Renga Lily, also known as the New Zealand Rock Lily, is a great replacement for the invasive agapanthus and an alternative to bromeliads. Renga Renga lilies are clump forming perennials about 75 cm tall with soft grey green arching strappy leaves. They cope well with dry coastal areas but do best in dappled shade and when mass planted they are an impressive sight in spring and summer when they send up tall spikes that produce clouds of white flowers that are followed by fruits and seeds that are attractive to birds.
 
Propagation: Seed scarification is recommended, place seeds in a cup of warm water, leave to cool for 24hrs then sow seeds directly on to a firm bed of seed raising mix and press well in. Cover with a light layer of mix.

Botanical name  Arthropodium cirratum
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
Lavender - Avonview - 116SS

Lavender - Avonview - 116SS

Details  Avonview is a popular small growing lavender, perfect for rockeries or patio containers. It can make a good low hedge. Thrives in open sunny positions in well drained soil. Trim after flowering in spring/summer to keep compact and to encourage new growth.  Frost hardy to -5*

Propagation: Sow seeds in a tray of seed raising mix in a warm sunny location, should germinate in 14-21 days.

Botanical name  Lavandula stoechas
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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Spilanthes - 71RW

Spilanthes - 71RW

Details  Spilanthes is also known as toothache plant, buzz buttons or electric daisy because of its antiseptic properties. Eating a fresh young flower head from this daisy is a truly amazing taste bud sensation. It makes your mouth tingle and has a sialagogic effect, which means it encourages salivary flow.
Given it is an annual native to the tropics care is needed against frost. Flowers from Dec through to winter.







Read more at Gardening Know How: Spilanthes Herb Care: How To Grow Spilanthes Toothache Plant https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/spilanthes/growing-spilanthes-plants.htm
annual native to the tropics.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Spilanthes Herb Care: How To Grow Spilanthes Toothache Plant https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/spilanthes/growing-spilanthes-plants.htm
annual native to the tropics.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Spilanthes Herb Care: How To Grow Spilanthes Toothache Plant https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/spilanthes/growing-spilanthes-plants.htm
Botanical name  Acmella oleracea
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Out of stock
Anise Hyssop - 164NS

Anise Hyssop - 164NS

Details  Anise hyssop is a hardy perennial growing to nearly a meter, it is an attractive and aromatic plant that is great for attracting bees.
Botanical name  Agastache foeniculum
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2020
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
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St Mary's Thistle - 146RG

St Mary's Thistle - 146RG

Details  St Mary’s Thistle is a highly regarded liver protectant that also restores the liver’s ability to detoxify harmful substances. Can be grown as a decorative plant but can be regarded as a pest,
Botanical name  Silybum marianum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $5.00
Apple of Peru - 107RG

Apple of Peru - 107RG

Details  Believed to be native to Peru this plant can grow into a huge plant, from 90 - 250 cm high, with leaves sometimes greater than 30 cm in length. It is an annual. The fruit of the shoofly plant are poisonous, as are the leaves. Grown by gardeners as they are thought to repel white fly. Seed needs stratification either kept in the fridge for two months or sown in autumn where they will germinate in spring, but young seedlings need care against frost damaged.
Botanical name  Nicandra physalodes
Contains at least  40 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00