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Seedlings new to our garden


Every year I start many of my favorite stand-bys from seed - some to replace those that inevitably bite the dust in our gardens, others for our plant sale. But the most exciting plants to start from seed are those that are new to me!

Through my seed trades and exchanges, I always wind up with lots of new things to try. The list below is a sampling of the species and varieties that will be new to our garden this year. The links lead to brief plant profiles (no pictures yet, obviously), with germination results for each variety.

If the list below looks empty, it's probably because all the current season's seedlings have already found places in the garden, and are therefore no longer 'new'.

Acis nicaeensis (winter snowflake)
Agave victoriae-reginae (Queen Victoria agave)
Fritillaria persica (Persian fritillary)
Fritillaria striata (striped abobe lily)
Hyacinthoides hispanica (Spanish bluebells)
Leucocoryne odorata
Pelargonium endlicherianum
Puya mirabilis
Thelocactus setispinus (miniature barrel cactus; hedgehog cactus)