J. L. HUDSON,
2013 SEEDLIST - Sa - Sh
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CARYOPHYLLACEAE. 'PEARLWORT'. Tiny, moss-like tufted annuals and perennials grown for edging, ground cover, for filling in rockery, etc. They do well in sun or part shade and sandy, well-drained soil. Can be mowed. Sow in early spring to sprout in 2 - 3 weeks at cool to warm temperatures.
—Sagina subulata. (a,h) SAGI-9. Packet: $3.00
1/4 gram: $15.00, Gram: $30.00
'CORSICAN PEARLWORT'. Dense, mossy, bright verdant green foliage topped by tiny white flowers in summer. Mat-forming evergreen hardy perennial for rockery, ground cover etc., spreading over the ground like a 2" thick carpet of moss. Europe. Zone 4. Space 3" apart. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.
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SOLANACEAE. Odd flowers from the Chilean Andes, valued for their richly-colored, attractively-veined bloom. Easily grown as half-hardy annuals in deep, rich soil; poor soil stunts bloom. Good in pots and for winter bloom in the greenhouse. Seed germinates readily in 1 - 3 weeks. Some species are dormant.
Salpiglossis sinuata Varieties: 'Paisley Flower'.
NEW—Salpiglossis sinuata 'Chilean Black'. (500) SALP-1C. Packet: $2.50
Deep, dark, purple-black flowers. Annual to 2 - 3 feet. Chile. Choice! Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Salpiglossis grandiflora Finest Mix. (a,h) SALP-1FX. Packet: $2.00
5 grams: $13.00, 25 grams: $49.00
Large 2 1/2" funnel-shaped flowers in rich shades of golden yellow, cream, violet, red and bluish, with gold throats, and veined with purple, June to September. Half-hardy annual to 3 feet. Makes nice cut flowers which last well in water.
LABIATAE. 'SAGE'. A worldwide genus of 900 species of herbs and shrubs. Many highly attractive ornamentals, culinary herbs and medicinals, the name from the Latin 'Salveo', meaning 'I heal'. Most are easy from seed, germinating in 1 - 3 weeks. A few may need cold treatment. They vary from moisture and shade lovers to hot, dry, rocky slopes. Excess nitrogen may delay flowering. Tender species make nice greenhouse plants. GA-3 or smoke helps some.
—Salvia apiana. (b,f) SALV-3. Packet: $2.50 OTC ORGANIC SEED
'WHITE SAGE'. Large white flowers often spotted lavender, 1/2 - 1" long, in huge branched clusters up to 4 feet long, May to September. Large shrub to 3 - 10 feet tall, with whitish leaves and willow-like stems. Mountains of southern California. Zone 8. Excellent ornamental for arid regions. Good honey plant and wildlife browse. Germinates in 1 - 5 weeks or so. GA-3 helps.
—Salvia argentea. (d,g) SALV-4. Packet: $2.50
'SILVER SAGE'. Large striking rosettes of silvery white woolly leaves. The second or third season brings a large, branched, candelabra-like cluster of bluish-white flowers, to 2 feet tall. Mediterranean. Zone 5. "A very handsome border plant, one of my favorite Salvias."—S. Calkins. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.
—Salvia coccinea. (a,h) SALV-20. Packet: $2.50
Oz: $7.50, 1/4 lb: $22.50
'SCARLET SAGE'. Deep scarlet inch-long flowers with purple calyces, in spikes. Half hardy perennial to 2 feet, with deep green leaves. SE U.S. Zone 8. Good for naturalizing in open woodlands. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Salvia coccinea Hummingbird Mix. (20) SALV-20H. Packet: $2.50 OUT OF STOCK
Nice mix of red with black calyx, light scarlet, coral and white bicolor, and white. Half-hardy perennial to 14 - 16". Nice!
—Salvia farinacea Evolution. (d,h) SALV-24E. Packet: $2.50
Deep violet flowers in spikes, on a well-branched, bushy, tender perennial to 18". Zone 9. Grow as an annual in the North. Fleuroselect and All America award winner. Abundant bloom. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Salvia forskaohlei. (d,v) SALV-27. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $10.00, 5 grams: $30.00
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Violet-blue flowers with white lips. Hardy perennial to 40". Balkans. Zone 4. Long-blooming and good for cutting. Sometimes dormant and needs GA-3.
—Salvia glutinosa. (d,h) SALV-28. Packet: $2.50
'JUPITER'S DISTAFF'. Pale yellow 1 1/2" flowers from July to September. Hardy perennial to 3 feet, with 8" leaves. Eurasia. Zone 6. Has been used for flavoring. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks with light; sometimes very dormant, try cold or GA-3.
—Salvia hians (= himalayica) (d,h) SALV-31. Packet: $3.00
'KASHMIR SAGE'. Bright blue 1 1/2" inflated flowers in whorls, from June to August. Robust hardy perennial to 2 feet. Endemic to Kashmir. Zone 5.
—Salvia hispanica 'Chia'. (a!,h) SALV-32. Packet: $2.00 ORGANIC SEED (Food Grade)
1/4 lb: $6.00, lb: $12.00
'CHIA'. One of several species known as chia. Chias were consumed in large quantities by the California Indians, being highly nutritious. They were roasted, ground, and added to water, forming a gel. "One tablespoon full of these seeds was sufficient to sustain for 24 hours an Indian on forced march."—Parsons. The whole seeds are also placed in water or juice, their covering swelling up into a clear gel making them resemble frog's eggs, the whole being drunk and is quite refreshing. This is also an old California-Méxican folk remedy for diarrhea.
—Salvia Horminum Blue Monday (=Salvia viridis). (c,h) SALV-34M. Packet: $2.50 OUT OF STOCK
Showy violet-blue bracts and flowers in spikes. Hardy annual to 2 feet. S. Europe. Zone 8. Good cut-flower. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Salvia Horminum Pink Sundae (=Salvia viridis). (b,h) SALV-34P. Packet: $2.50 OUT OF STOCK
Spikes of large showy pink bracts with darker veins, and small violet flowers. Hardy annual to 18 - 24". Southern Europe. Zone 8. Good cutflower. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.
Salvia Horminum varieties are best in masses for a showy effect. When they first begin to bloom, they are not conspicuous, but soon develop the showy bracts. Patience!
—Salvia Jurisicii. (25) SALV-40. Packet: $2.50
Pink, white and lilac 1/2" flowers in 8" racemes in summer. Hardy perennial to 10", with feathery grey-green divided leaves. Macedonia. Zone 5. Germinates in 1 - 5 weeks.
—Salvia lavandulifolia. (e,h) SALV-44. Packet: $3.00
'SPANISH SAGE', 'LAVENDER SAGE'. Blue-violet inch-long flowers in spikes in summer. Hardy perennial to 16", with narrow, grey-green, aromatic 2" leaves. SW Europe. Zone 4. Used as flavoring, and has been likened to rosemary. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Salvia lyrata Purple Knockout. (d,h) SALV-48P. Packet: $3.00
Beautiful dark purple variegated foliage and purple 3/4" flowers on purple-black stems. Has wintered over in Zone 5. Nice. Germinates in 2 - 6 weeks.
—Salvia napifolia. (50) SALV-54. Packet: $2.50
Purple-violet 1/2" flowers with violet calyces, in whorled spikes, May to August. Hardy perennial to 2 feet. Turkey. Zone 5. Nice foliage. Germinates in 2 - 3 weeks.
—Salvia officinalis. (b,h) SALV-60. Packet: $2.00
'GARDEN SAGE'. Blue 1 1/4" flowers in spikes in spring. Hardy shrublet to 2 feet, with grey leaves and white woolly stems. Mediterranean. Zone 5. Much used in the kitchen, a favorite ingredient in stuffings, sausage and cheese, and it makes a popular tea. An old medicine—"Cur moriatur homo cui Salvia crescit in horto?" (Why should a man die while sage grows in his garden?). Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.
—Salvia przewalskii. (30) SALV-66. Packet: $2.50
Purple flowers with brownish calyces, in long branched spikes in July and August. Hardy perennial to 2 - 3 feet, with foot-long basal leaves. China. Zone 7 or 8. Pronounced "pshe-VAL-skee". Germinates in 2 weeks.
—Salvia recognita. (10,v) SALV-68. Packet: $3.00
Rosy white 3/4" flowers with red-marked lip, in July and August. Hardy perennial to 3 feet, with large grey-green divided leaves. Turkey. Zone 5. Dormant seed, try cold or GA-3.
—Salvia roemeriana Hot Trumpets. (10) SALV-74H. $3.00
'CEDAR SAGE'. Bright scarlet inch-long flowers in 8" spikes in June to September. Rounded perennial to 1 foot. S.W. U.S. Zone 7. Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
—Salvia Sclarea. (b,h) SALY-77. Packet: $2.50
10 grams: $15.00 BULK OUT OF STOCK - PACKETS ARE AVAILABLE
'CLARY SAGE'. Inch-long pale blue flowers in densely branched spikes with colored bracts. Hardy biennial or perennial to 3 feet, with large, handsome rosettes of woolly leaves. S. Europe. Zone 4. Used in cookery and to flavor wines and beers. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.
—Salvia Sclarea Piemont. (100) SALV-77P. Packet: $2.50
5 grams: $15.00
Stunning variety with deep purple bracts and white flowers. Hardy biennial or perennial to 5 feet. Zone 4.
—Salvia Sclarea var. turkestanica. (c,h) SALV-77T. Packet: $2.50
5 grams: $12.00
'VATICAN CLARY'. Large white flowers tinged pink, with light bracts, often almost white. Nice! Zone 4.
—Salvia superba Violet Queen. (=nemorosa). (b,h) SALV-87V. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $7.50, 5 grams: $13.00
Dark violet flowers in 9" spikes, from June to September. Hardy perennial to 2 feet, with dense foliage. Eurasia. Zone 4. Choice. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.
ROSACEAE. 'BURNET'. Mostly perennial herbs, grown for salads. Name means 'to staunch blood', as the roots are astringent. Easy from seed, space 8".
—Sanguisorba minor. (b,h) SANO-6. Packet: $2.00
25 grams: $10.00
'BURNET', 'PIMPINELLE'. Beautiful clustered purple flowers. Perennial to 2 feet, with pinnate leaves. Zone 3. The fresh young leaves are used in salads, imparting a cucumber-like flavor. Also makes nice iced tea. A good border plant in any garden soil. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks at warm temperatures.
—Sanguisorba officinalis. (c,g) SANO-18. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $8.00 BULK OUT OF STOCK - PACKETS ARE AVAILABLE
'GREAT BURNET'. Dark purple flowers in 1" spikes. Pinnate leaves. An elegant perennial to 5 feet. Eurasia. Zone 4. Sow in March, thin to 9" apart. The leaves are eaten in salads. Medicinal. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks, and 4 weeks cold or GA-3 helps.
COMPOSITAE. Attractive annuals and perennials grown for their bright daisy-like flowers. Easily grown in light, preferably sandy soil and full sun. May be sown in fall in mild climates for spring bloom. Or sow in spring to germinate in 1 - 2 weeks, light helps. Transplant carefully. Good in hanging baskets and rockeries.
—Sanvitalia procumbens. (b,h) SANV-18. Packet: $2.00
5 grams: $8.00 BULK OUT OF STOCK - PACKETS ARE AVAILABLE
'CREEPING ZINNIA'. Bright golden yellow 3/4 - 1" wide daisies with purple centers. Trailing annual to 6" tall, with inch-long leaves. México. Free-flowering from July to October. Good for edging. "A hardy floriferous annual..."—F.W. Barclay.
CARYOPHYLLACEAE. Easily grown Eurasian annuals and perennials, with blue green leaves and attractive five-petaled flowers. Stands poor soil and needs little care. Good in the rock garden, and they make nice cut flowers.
—Saponaria officinalis. (b,h) SAPO-9. Packet: $2.50
10 grams: $10.00
'BOUNCING BET', 'SOAPWORT'. Large pink inch-wide flowers in dense clusters, July to September. Stout hardy perennial to 1 - 2 feet, with 4" leaves. Eurasia. Zone 4. The root was used medicinally, and an extract is used in making halvah. Give 2 weeks warm, then 8 weeks cold, to germinate in 1 - 2 weeks. GA-3 may also trigger germination.
LABIATAE. 'SAVORY'. Hardy aromatic annual and perennial herbs grown for ornament and as condiments. Light rich soil and full sun. Sow in spring to germinate in 1 - 2 weeks. Easy and attractive.
—Satureja Calamintha: See Calamintha nepeta.
—Satureja hortensis. (a!,h) SATU-15. Packet: $2.00
5 grams: $7.50
'SUMMER SAVORY'. White to lavender 1/3" flowers in summer. Hardy aromatic annual to 9 -18". Mediterranean. A popular herb, much used in stews, with beans and peas, sausages, meats and poultry.
ARACEAE. Large tuberous perennials somewhat resembling Arisaema, with large curious flowers and odd leaves. Easily grown in rich loamy soil.
—Sauromatum venosum. (e,h) SAUR-8. Seed Packet: $2.50
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'VOODOO LILY'. Greenish yellow spathes with deep purple markings, 12 - 30" long. Large glossy green fan-like divided leaves. Reaches 4 - 6 feet with age. Indian Himalayas. Hardy to Zone 5. Odd. Germinates in 3 - 4 weeks, and up to 10 weeks.
SCHEFFLERA elegantissima: See Aralia elegantissima
SCHISANDRA: See Reserved Access page.
SOLANACEAE. 'BUTTERFLY FLOWER'. Showy Chilean annuals and biennials valued for their brilliant flowers and attractive lacy foliage. Full sun or part shade in hot summer areas. Easily grown in ordinary well-drained garden soil. They bloom profusely if pot-bound. Barely cover seed to germinate in 1 - 3 weeks at 60 - 75°F. May be sown in fall and held over winter indoors for bloom in spring, or sown direct to the garden in May. Blooms in about 12 weeks. Seed half-life over 10 years.
—Schizanthus Angel's Wings. (b,h) SCHZ-AW. Packet: $2.50
5 grams: $10.00, 25 gm: $41.00
A fine compact strain of French origin, with large flowers in many shades. To 18" tall.
LEGUMINOSAE. Sprawling perennials with feathery leaves that close when touched. Puff-like flowers. Attractive in the wild garden. Curious plants.
—Schrankia Nuttallii. (d,h) SCHR-18. Packet: $2.00
'CATSCLAW SENSITIVE BRIAR'. Pink, puff-like flower balls in May to July. Scrambling hardy perennial to 2 - 4 feet, with feathery pinnate leaves and prickly stems. The leaves fold up at a touch. South Dakota to Texas. Zone 4. Attractive and unusual. Soak seed, nick hard ones, germinates in 2 - 6 weeks.
SOLANACEAE. Eurasian perennials with bell-shaped flowers and thick, creeping roots, related to belladonna. Best in shade.
—Scopolia carniolica. (10) SCOP-6. Packet: $2.50
1/4 gram: $9.00, Gram: $25.00
Purple bell-shaped nodding inch-long flowers in April and May, followed by nodding capsules. Hardy creeping perennial to 1 - 2 feet, with 3 - 8" leaves. Damp stony soil, central Europe. Zone 4. Medicinal and poisonous, similar to belladonna, and the original source of scopolamine. Give seed 6 weeks cold to germinate in 2 - 4 weeks.
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LABIATAE. A large, world-wide genus of annuals and perennials grown for their attractive flowers or for food and medicine. Good in the border or rock garden. Most germinate readily.
—Scutellaria alpina Arcobaleno. (d,f) SCUT-4A. Packet: $2.50
'ALPINE SKULLCAP'. Compact clusters of 1 - 1 1/2" tubular hooded flowers in shades of blue violet, light blue, white, rose, and yellow, in summer. Hardy sprawling perennial to 10", with inch-long leaves. Europe to Siberia. Zone 5. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Scutellaria baicalensis. (150) SCUT-8. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $7.50, 5 grams: $18.00
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'BAIKAL SKULLCAP', 'HUANG QIN'. Blue-purple velvety inch-long flowers in one-sided spikes. Sprawling hardy perennial to 16". Siberia to Japan. Zone 4. The root is an important Chinese medicine, with a variety of effects, including antibiotic, diuretic, anti-fever, and lowering blood pressure. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Scutellaria lateriflora. (a,h) SCUT-48. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $7.50, 5 grams: $15.00
'MAD-DOG SKULLCAP'. Small light blue flowers in one-sided racemes, July to September. Hardy perennial to 2 - 4 feet, with 3" leaves. North America. Zone 4. Best in moist soil. Valuable medicinal plant, formerly highly regarded against rabies, and called "One of the finest nervines ever discovered."—Grieve. Use GA-3 to germinate in 2 weeks.
CRASSULACEAE. 'STONECROP'. Over 600 species of succulent mostly hardy perennials, valued for their often large, showy clusters of starry flowers. Good in rock gardens and for ground cover. Prefers well-drained sandy soil. Easily grown. Sow February to May, to germinate in 2 - 6 weeks at cool to warm temperatures. A few kinds may need cold treatment. Seed viable 3 - 5 years.
NEW—Sedum hispanicum. (500) SEDM-90. Packet: $2.50
Masses of starry white, pink-veined 1/2" flowers with red-purple centers, in early summer. Short-lived sprawling perennial to 4", with inch-long, narrow succulent leaves. S. Europe to Iran. Zone 6. Fast growing, making a nice display. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Sedum hybridum Czar's Gold. (b,g) SEDM-96C. Packet: $2.50
Starry golden-yellow 1/2" flowers in large 2 - 3" clusters, May to July. Hardy evergreen succulent perennial ground cover to 6", with inch-long toothed leaves and red stems. N. Eurasia. Zone 3. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.
—Sedum kamtschaticum. (b,g) SEDM-132. Packet: $2.50
Starry orange-yellow 3/4" flowers in round clusters in late summer. Hardy succulent rhizomatous perennial to 6", with narrow, dark green 1 - 2" leaves. E. Asia. Zone 4. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.
NEW—Sedum oreganum. (300) SEDM-180. Packet: $2.50
Clustered starry yellow flowers on red stems in summer. Mat-forming perennial to 2 - 6", with spoon-shaped, shiny, succulent leaves that turn red in sun or fall. Western North America. Zone 5. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Sedum reflexum. (a,h) SEDM-254. Packet: $2.50
1/4 Gram: $7.50, Gram: $18.00 BULK OUT OF STOCK - PACKETS ARE AVAILABLE
'ROCK STONECROP', 'GOLDMOSS'. Bright golden yellow to cream, 1/2" starry flowers in clusters on 6 - 9" stalks in summer. Hardy perennial forming 2 - 3" tall mossy mats of narrow blue-green 1/2" succulent leaves. Europe. Zone 4. The leaves are eaten in soups and salads. Germinates in 2 - 6 weeks warm.
—Sedum spurium Voodoo. (c,h) SEDM-294V. Packet: $3.00
Deep, dark, blood-red succulent 1/2 - 1" leaves in rosettes. Bright rose starry 1/2" flowers in dense umbels in July and August. Mat-forming hardy perennial to 6". Caucasus. Zone 7. Germinates in 1 - 5 weeks.
CRASSULACEAE. 'HOUSELEEK', 'HENS AND CHICKS'. Succulent hardy evergreen perennials with dense rosettes of fleshy leaves, forming offsets of tiny rosettes, the 'chicks'. Starry flowers in dense clusters, rose, red, purple, yellow or white. Popular for edging, rockwork, on walls, or as houseplants. Give full sun and well drained, poor sandy soil. Sow thinly on the surface to germinate in 1 - 6 weeks at cool to warm temperatures.
—Sempervivum Mixed Species and Varieties. (a,h) SEMP-X. Packet: $3.00
1/4 Gram: $12.00, Gram: $25.00
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A fine blend of hardy species from Europe.
TAXODIACEAE. A single species. Seed germinates readily but benefits from 30 - 60 days cold treatment. Seed viable many years. Birds may be attracted to them and seedbeds may need to be screened.
—Sequoiadendron giganteum. (200) SEQO-1. Packet: $3.00 OUT OF STOCK
Germination: 44%, Tested 10/12. 1/4 Oz: $12.00, Oz: $36.00 BULK OUT OF STOCK
'GIANT SEQUOIA'. Magnificent forest giant to over 300 feet tall, with a bole 10 - 30 feet in diameter, and bark 20" thick. Greyish green scale-like foliage and oval 2 - 3" cones. Rare, in only a few scattered groves in the Sierra Nevada. Stands down to minus 10°F. Zone 6. Grows 2 - 3 feet a year when young, and lives 1500 years. This species should be naturalized in suitable habitats worldwide to prevent extinction. Germinates in 2 - 8 weeks warm. Seed has a naturally low percentage of filled viable seeds - the best germination usually obtained is about 40%. This lot is excellent quality!