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About 165 species of annual and perennial plants well adapted to the northern garden. Opposite, whorled leaves and flowers borne in dense or open spikes. Not to be confused with "Purple Loosestrife" which is actually Lythrum. For damp soil in sun or part shade.
Summer to Early Fall
The species is native throughout much of North America, growing in low woods, wet prairies, along streams, around ponds and damp thickets. Plant has an upright, delicate, branching habit. This plant gets it name from its bright yellow fringed or toothed petals and the fringe at the base of its leafstalks. Wild collected in Ontario.
Cold treatment recommended.
50 seeds $4.00
Endemic to Minorca in the Balearic Islands, this species was only known from a single location (Barranc de Sa Vall), where it disappeared between 1926 and 1950. Now entirely extinct in the wild and only found in cultivation and seedbanks. Attempts to re-introduce the species into its native habitat have been undertaken since 1959 but have been unsuccessful. Largely grown for its striking variegated foliage, small yellowish-green flowers appear in summer. This is a biennial which should self-sow to perpetuate; although it is likely a good idea to collect some of the seed to give to friends and seed exchanges in an attempt to keep it in cultivation. Likes a cool, shady spot.
Easy, warm germinator.
20 seeds $4.25
Summer to Fall
With the poetic and apt name, Swamp Candles, this is a native to eastern Canada, and the northern USA, growing in marshes, moist thickets and on grassy shores. Flowers are starlike and yellow, with a circle of red spots on the petals, clustered on a tall, slender spike. Seed wild collected in Ontario.
30 seeds $4.25
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