RE: [gardeners] Seeds available

Margaret Lauterbach (
Wed, 21 Oct 1998 07:02:39 -0600

At 08:52 AM 10/21/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Dear Cynthia:
>                        I would be very pleased to send you some chilean
>endemic seeds, but you must send me your mailing  address.
>-----Original Message-----
>De: Cynthia Mayeaux <>
>Para: <>
>Fecha: Sábado 17 de Octubre de 1998 12:41 PM
>Asunto: [gardeners] Seeds available
>>Seeds I have right now, as of October 1998.  Will trade, or send without
>>trade (send SASE), contact me at
>>Any instructions or growing characteristics are based on being grown in my
>>Great Lakes zone 4b/5a (Sunset 41) area.
>>· Anthemis tinctoria (golden marguerite) - Easy to grow, reseeds itself.
>>Yellow daisylike flower excellent for cutting or drying.  Perennial.
>>· Carrot, Thumbelina.
>>· Centaurea (bachelor buttons) - vibrant blue annual.
>>· Cleome - Annual, light pink.
>>· Cosmos bippinatus - Mixed pink, magenta, white, annual.  These are some
>>of my favorite flowers, they bloom and bloom and bloom.
>>· Datura - White, annual.
>>· Dianthus (maiden pinks) - Very easy to grow.  Low growing, pink flowers,
>>· Gailardia - all yellow perennial wildflower, blooms second year.
>>· Helichrysum (strawflower) - Annual.
>>· Hyssopus officinalis (Hyssop) - Perennial herb, gets purple flower
>>· Malva alcea (Hollyhock Mallow) - Very easy to grow perennial.
>>· Marigold - Tall (1 ft.) orange or yellow (mixed up seeds) annual.
>>· Melampodium (orange cosmos) - Vivid orange annual.  Looks great with
>>blues.  Another of my favorite annuals.
>>· Monarda - Purple, I've never tried to grow these from seed.  Perennial.
>>· Muscari (grape hyacinth) - Never tried these from seed, probably takes as
>>couple of years to get a bloom, want to try?
>>· Nicotiana alata (flowering tobacco) - White night bloomer with a powerful
>>scent.  Annual, reseeds.
>>· Nigella (love-in-the-mist) - Annual, light blue flowers, threadlike
>>foliage.  Purple and green seed pod forms and is great for dried crafts.
>>Will reseed itself.
>>· Petunia - pink or purple (mixed up seeds) annual.
>>· Pole Beans, Kentucky Blue
>>· Pole Beans, Purple Peacock
>>· Pyrethrum (painted daisy) - I haven't tried these seeds.
>>· Radish mix - Revosa/Easter Egg/Cherry Belle.
>>· Rudbeckia goldstrum (black-eyed susan) - deep red-bronze and yellow
>>perennial (I plant in spring and have blossoms in late summer until first
>>· Scabiosa (blue mist) - I've never tried to grow these from seed but
>>collected anyway.  Perennial.
>>· Swiss Chard, Bright Lights.
>>· Zinnia - Mixed colors, annual.
>>If you have a group or organization needing large amounts, let me know...
>>I'm a compulsive seed saver.
>>**Womyn Who Moves Mountains-Little Finger Of Michigan**
>>** **USDA zone 4b-Sunset zone 41**
>>** **
Cynthia, better check with the post office.  I've swapped seeds all over
the world, but Argentina is a postal no-no.  Chile may be the same.
Indonesia, the Netherlands, South Africa, the Philippines, and other
countries have no law against seeds.  But Argentina does.  And the U.S. has
a law against importation of Argentinian seeds.  Margaret