Seed packets are $2.50 CDN each for
collected wild, $2.00 CDN each for hand-pollinated and $1.50 CDN each for
One packet per lot per person. More may be ordered but are subject to availability.
All orders must be on the form provided
- This Seed Exchange will be open to the general public AFTER Feb28, 2006 until Apr30, 2006 -
Save this seed list for some of the footnote information.
Send all orders to: Sharon Bryson, #407 Old
Maryvale Rd., RR#3 Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2L1 CANADA
Please make your cheque or money order payable to ‘Atlantic Rhododendron & Horticultural Society'.
Add $2.00 CDN for postage & padded envelope. Please list substitutes as quantities for some lots are small.
Please Note the Following
(not available) Updated : April5, 2008
List will be updated as supplies dictate.
US regulations now require an import permit and a
Seeds sent to the
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We thank the donors who make this exchange possible
DONORS: BIR - Jens Birck, Copenhagen, Denmark BRE - John Brett, Halifax, NS BRT - Peter Brett, Morris Island, NS BRU - Joe Brusso, Hopkinton, Mass, USA CHI - Min Chiang, Charlottetown, PEI CLY - Bruce Clyburn, New Waterford, NS COR - Wendy Cornwall, Halifax, NS CRA - Donald Craig, Kentville, NS CRE - Mike Creel, Columbia, S.C., USA DUF - Rosylyn Duffus, Fall River, NS EVE - Donna Evers, Hammonds Plains, NS HAR - Joe Harvey, Victoria, BC HAU - Finn Haugli, Tromso, Norway HEL - Mary Helleiner, Halifax, NS JAN - Harry Jans, Loenen, The Netherlands LOO - Jack Looye, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON NIE - Jens Nielsen, Glendoick, Scotland POD - Maria Podor, Halifax, NS REI - Wolfgang Reich, Germany SAN - Jenny Sandison , Mahone Bay, NS SHA - Ken Shannik, Halifax, NS STA - Barry Starling, Exeter, Devon, England THE - Kristian Theqvist, Finland WEA - John Weagle, Halifax, NS WEI - Barbara Weinz, West Bath, ME WIL - Bill Wilgenhof, Antigonish, NS
001 NA NIE adenogynum cw
2002 Haba Shan , 002 NA NIE clementinae
cw 2002 Haba Shan , ,
003 NA NIE fictolacteum cw
2002 Haba Shan ,
HEL hirsutum cw 2004
005 NIE oreodoxa (v. oreodoxa ?) cw 2003 Northwest
przewalskii - unusual glabrous form - cw
Dabanshanense, North Sichuan,
007 NA CRA calendulaceum #1 - Sunnybrook selection,
orange, 4'x5' 2004 seed
008 NA CRA calendulaceum
#2 - Georgia State Trooper
selection. Orange-red, compact 4.5'x4' 2004 seed
010 NA BIR camtschaticum
Kernehuset red - op but does
not hybridize 2003 seed
011 CRA cumberlandense (bakeri) 'Top of the
Mountain' - from Beasely Nursery, GA
orange-red, late, 3.5’x 4’ 2004 seed
012 NA CRE eastmanii
x eastmanii from layers 2004 seed
- seedlings from Goteborg Botanical
NA BIR roxieanum
v. oreonastes x roxieanum #5
015 WEA schlippenbachii - large flowered form
016 NA WEA vaseyi - pink form, do not fertilize seedlings
017 BIR vernicosum aff. cw F2
018 BIR wiltonii #1 x wiltonii #2 2004 seed
019 WEA brachycarpum Bayport#1 (isolated plant) 2004 sd
020 NA CLY calendulaceum - compact form, orange,
probably selfed 2004 seed
021 WIL canadense (Native Rhodora) - fuchsia
022 WIL kiusianum - pink forms
023 NA WIL kiusianum - white
024 WIL maximum
025 WIL minus Carolinianum Group - pink/white.
026 WIL mucronulatum pink form
NABRU mucronulatum -
semi-dwarf white, isolated 028 NA SHA mucronulatum v. chejuense
- true seedlings
will be small with rounded leaves, others
likely crossed with taller form
WEA Elviira x (Fantastica x proteoides)
** WEA Elviira x ochreum
030 BIR [('Bambi' x proteoides)#4 x ("Berg's Yellow"
x proteoides)]WB0031 x citriniflorum ssp.
horaeum F21850 2004 seed
031 NA WEA ' ' x [(brachycarpum x aureum) x
caloxanthum ] 2004 seed †4
034 NA REI ('Blue Wonder'
x dauricum v. album) x
prostratum †2 †3
035 WEA 'Bravo' x insigne (Birck) 2004 seed
036 BIR bureavii Reuthe x pachysanthum
037 NA BIR (campylogynum x hypolepidotum)
(campylogynum x hypolepidotum) 2004 seed
039 REI (cinnabarinum Concatenans Group
x 'Pink Drift')
040 REI cinnabarinum Concatenans Group x rigidum
041 REI cinnabarinum Roylei DF#86059
042 NA REI cinnabarinum
Roylei DF#86059 x oreotrephes
043 REI cinnabarinum Roylei DF#86059 x rigidum
044 REI cinnabarinum Xanthocodon Group x rigidum
046 NA THE dichroanthum ' Böhmen '
x brachycarpum ssp.
047 NA BIR [(dichroanthum x proteoides) x "Berg's
Yellow"] x 'Goldsprenkl'
048 HAR degronianum ssp.heptamerum ‘Enamoto’
HAR degronianum ssp.heptamerum 'Enamoto’
050 HAR degronianum ssp.heptamerum ‘Enamoto’
051 HAR degronianum ssp.heptamerum ‘Enamoto’
HAR degronianum ssp.heptamerum ‘Enamoto’
053 NA HAR degronianum ssp. yakushimanum
x argyrophyllum 2004seed
054 REI ('Dora Amateis' x moupinense)
x dendrocharis C.#5106 †7
REI ' 059
BIR 'Fantastica' x pachysanthum
060 BIR flinckii Type Form RBGE
x pachysanthum WB 2004 seed
061 NA WEA 'Francesca ' x 'Tantramar'
062 BIR 'Goldsauber' x ('Norph' x 'Goldprinz')
CLY 'Haaga' x williamsianum †9
066 REI 'Hotei' x (wardii x macabeanum)
071 NA BIR makinoi
NABIR 'Paprika Spiced'
x proteoides R151 RBGE
077 NA THE 'P.M.A. '
x 'Hydon Velvet' †10 †11
080 LOO 'Purple Reign' x 'Blue Baron'
081 REI [('Razorbill' x 'Laurin') x (concatenans x 'Pink
Drift')] x cinnabarinum Roylei DF#86059 †16
082 REI [('Razorbill' x 'Laurin') x (cinnabarinum
Concatenans Group x 'Pink Drift')] x rigidum
083 NA REI [('Razorbill'
x 'Laurin') x (cinnabarinum
Concatenans Group x 'Pink Drift' )] x russatum hybrid (blue) †17
Banana' x '
087 NA REI wardii
L&S#5679 x (yakushimanum x
088 BIR watsonii Hummel x pratti 2004 seed
REI (yakushimanum x chamaethomsonii)
red smalled leafed clone - selfed 091 NA BIR yakushimanum
yakushimanum 'Schneekissen' x rex
extra- BIR (Top Banana x viscidifolium) x (Norph x Goldprinz)
(cinnabarinum Xanthocodon Group x
primuliflorum Cephalanthoides Group)
094 WEA R. mucronulatum ('Woodland Pink' x 'Cornell
095 WIL 'Haaga' - extremely hardy Finnish hybrid,
097 WIL 'Red River' - very late red, R. maximum hybrid
098 CHI 'Sandra Hinton' - [brachycarpum Tigerstedii
Group x (smirnowii x yakushimanum)] -
099 WIL seedling aka "Ivory Cloud" from ARS92-608
- large outfacing ivory blooms, no winter
damage in recent harsh winters † 18
100 WIL best yellow seedling from ARS92-608 -
good non-fading yellow †18
101 NA CRA (bakeri x arborescens)
selection, orange-red, 3-5', late. 2004 seed
103 NA WEI ‘Garden Party' x ‘Jolie
THE 'Golden Lights' x 'Sunte Nectarine'
Exbury type, light yellow
narcissiflora x Exbury type, light yellow
108 WIL Seedlings from a ‘Homebush’ cross, many
109 WIL Unnamed- large white flowers- yellow blotch
110 WIL Unnamed - yellow Mix - large & small flowers
111 WIL Unnamed scarlet, large flowers
112 WIL Deciduous mix - coral, white, pink &
yellow shades FREE
113 SAN Acanthus hungaricus (Bear’s Breeches) - Per.
114 BRE Acer japonica (Japanese Maple) - Tree
vigorous, 20’ x 30’- good red foliage
115 SHA Actaea asiatica (Asian Black Baneberry) -
Similar to A. spicata but with shorter racemes.
Poisonous. - Perennial
116 SHA Actaea spicata (Black Baneberry) - Panicles of
creamy-white fragrant flowers followed by
shiny black fruit. Poisonous. - Perennial
117 SHA Beschorneria species ex cw Mexico Seed -
118 WIL Buddleia davidii (Butterfly Bush) - best purple,
easy from seed, blooms in the first year,
arching habit, late. - Shrub
119 HEL Cardiocrinum giganteum - Lily relative, very
fragrant large tubular flowers, large spade-
shaped leaves. Tender but has been over-
wintered in southend
120 WIL Catalpa ovata (Chinese catalpa) - creamy
white flowers, blooms at young age, 35-40'
121 NA WIL Ceratotheca triloba
(South African Foxglove)
- white to pale mauve flowers, 3' +/- - Annual
122 BRE Chamaecyparis lawsoniana - Lawson's False
123 SHA Cimicifuga racemosa 'Hillside Black Beauty'
(Black Snakeroot) - Very dark foliage and
fragrant white flowers in late summer. 5'(1.5m)
124 SHA Clematis koreana - similar to C. alpina, dark
purple flowers - Vine
125 WIL Clematis recta 'Purpurea' - purple foliage,
white flowers, herbaceous - Perennial
126 HAU Cremanthodium reniforme
Yellow – Perennial †27
127 SHA Cyclamen graecum - tender, requires a bright,
cool, frost-free winter location - Bulb †23
Cyclamen hederifolium 'Bowles Apollo' - Bulb
129 SHA Cyclamen mirabile 'Tilebarn Jan' - tender,
requires a bright, cool, frost-free winter
location - Bulb †23
130 SHA Cyclamen pseudibericum ‘Roseum’ - tender,
requires a bright, cool, frost-free winter
location - Bulb †23
131 SHA Diphylleia cymosa (Umbrella Leaf ) - large,
bold foliage, white flowers, blue berries - Per.
DUF Dracocephalum argunense -
30cm, lovely blue
flowers, July, aromatic foliage - Perennial
WEA Enkianthus campanulatus v. sikkokianus
dark red flowers, brilliant red fall foliage †25
Twice as wide as tall, brilliant fall colour.
135 WIL Eremurus robustus (Foxtail Lily) - show-
stopping tall spikes of white/pink flowers
in July, 7-9' - Perennial
136 SHA Eryngium bourgatii - Grey-green foliage with
white veins. Blue green thistle flowers.
Compact and showy but slow. To 18". - Per.
137 WIL Exochorda x macrantha (Pearlbush) - white
138 WIL Geranium pratensis 'Okey Dokey' - purple
foliage, blue flowers ~12" - Perennial
139 SHA Galtonia viridiflora - Green pendulous flower
in August, great combined with Crocosmias
- Tender Bulb
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’
Copper-coloured twisted petals, ~15' x 15'
- Tree †24
141 WIL Hosta ‘Frances Williams’ - green/ivory large
crinkled leaves, large - Perennial
142 NA WIL Hosta ‘ June ’
- striped blue-green edging on
brighter green leaf - small plant - Perennial
143 WIL Hosta sieboldiana - large crinkled blue
leaves, white flowers - Perennial
144 SHA Lilium henryi - Waxy orange flowers with
green center and reflexed petals. Arching
stems. - Bulb
145 POD Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia) - blue
flowers, ~3', favours moist rich soil - Perennial
146 NA COR Magnolia kobus hybrid
- white flowers, well-
shaped tree - hyb. by J.Harvey - Tree †26
147 NA WIL Magnolia stellata -
dwarf form, white
flowers - Tree †26
148 COR Magnolia sieboldii - Tree †26
149 WEA Magnolia sieboldii - from cw. Korean seed,
white with pink stamens. Large flowered and
vigorous - Tree †26
150 BRT Magnolia sprengeri 'Diva' - spectacular pink
but borderline hardy/from
Island. - Tree †26
151 HAU Meconopsis delevayi - Perennial †27
152 HAU Meconopsis pseudointegrifolia - yellow -
153 HAU Meconopis punicea - red - Biennial †27
154 WIL Paeonia lactiflora (Garden Peony) - OP seeds
from many named cultivars - Perennial
155 SHA Paeonia paradoxa (officianalis ssp villosa) -
Single bright fuchsia pink flowers with blue-
green foliage, 18-24" - Perennial
156 WIL Papaver miyabeanum ( Alpine Poppy) - Dwarf,
yellow flowers, short-lived - Perennial
158 DUF Platycodon grandiflorus Dwarf Form - Large
purple balloon flowers on short plant for
rock garden - Perennial
159 EVE Podophyllum hexandrum (Chinese May
Apple) - New leaves marbled with brown, up-
facing pink flowers 2-3' high. - Perennial
161 SHA Rodgersia sambucifolia (Featherleaf
Rodgersia) - white - Perennial
162 WIL Rudbeckia subtomentosa ( Sweet Black-eyed
centers, late blooming, ~5' - Perennial
green leaves in a rosette, single flower stalk
with ~80 star-shaped white flowers, in summer.
8"w - 24"h
164 SHA Serratula coronata Dwarf Form - Late
blooming "Thistle" with showy creamy-white
flowers late in summer. 12" high. - Perennial
WEI NA Stewartia pseudocamellia Interesting
peeling bark. Tree 20 -40Ft
166 SHA Veratrum nigrum (False Helleborine) - Bold
pleated foliage with stalks of small dark
flowers. Requires moisture in rich soil. To 5'
high. - Perennial
white flowers on tall stalks (>6Ft) May need
winter protection OP
†1. 'Arctic Snow' = R. maximum, white
x brachycarpum v. tigerstedtii
†2. Pollen parent with very dark violet flowers
Seed parent has flowers similar
and plant is dwarfer.
†4. 'Barbara Hall' = 'Road Red' x 'Prelude'
cinnabarinum ssp. xanthocodon Concatenans
†6. dichroanthum 'Böhmen' - a selected form of
with orange flowers, quite hardy.
†7. Seed parent is a very unusual white with tubular
sharp-pointed petals, plant at 9 yrs. 30cm high x 40cm
†8. 'Falling Snow' - a very hardy yak hybrid
†9. 'Haaga' - a super hardy Finnish brachycarpum ssp.
a super hardy Finnish brachycarpum ssp. tigerstedtii
x catawbiense var. album 'Glass' hybrid
†11. 'Hydon Velvet' - a yakushimanum x bureavii hybrid,
beautiful compact growth, good indumentum
†12. 'Hachmann's Charmant' - especially colorful flowers
†13. 'Kullervo' - a super hardy Finnish brachycarpum ssp.
tigerstedtii x yakushimanum hybrid, seeds germinate
better when cold stratified for 2 - 3 weeks
†14. 'Norph' = ['Nancy Evans' x ('Virginia Richards' x
'Lackamus Spice')] 4', 5°F, code name from
Thompson’s for plant not yet named. Beautiful
reddish buds open to fantastic large yellow flowers;
leaves spectacular shiny dark green
tigerstedtii x ( smirnowii Seidel hybrid ) - strong growth
†16. Seed parent has flower form & plant habit of
†17. Goal - a blue cinnabarinum type?
x ('Golden Star' x 'Catalgla')] x wardii}
†19. 'Schneegold' - large white flowers with yellow blotch
†21. 'GoldenLights' - super hardy yellow azalea from
†22. 'Sunte Nectarine' - a beautiful yellow azalea
germinates best at 55-60F. Soak 2 days in soapy
water, wash thoroughly, surface sow & cover with
a thin layer of grit. Keep in the dark.
petals from a distance appear coppery coloured but
are actually red at the base, orangish in the middle
and yellow at the tips. Sweetly fragrant. Orange-red
fridge in plastic packet as received until March/April
then sow in warm soil.
ephemeral and should be sown immediately,
then kept cold until spring.
1. Open-pollinated species, with the exception of a very few, may not come true from seed. Cultivars, with the exception of a few perennials do not come true. Plants from these seeds should not be labelled as being that species or cultivar. Be sure that you label the plants as being ‘OP’ in the case of species and ‘ex’ in the case of cultivars.
2. See the RSCAR Members’ Handbook for an article
on growing rhododendrons from seed.
The article can also be found on the Atlantic Rhodo website.
Growing Rhododendrons from Seed, the Easy Way is here on this site.
We have a version of a slide
Rhododendrons from Seed" here on our website.
It is a modified Power Point show, and is usually BEST viewed with Internet Explorer as browser.
Frames used do not seem to be properly supported by Netscape.
There are some losses in quality in the "translation", but the salient features are there and hopefuly provide some helpful hints to those needing to gain experience in growing Rhododendrons.
Anyone who might wish to have a copy of the actual presentation may send their name, address and five(5) $.51 stamps to us, and we will send a copy on CD. This offer will have to be in CANADA only, since foreign stamps just won't work. We really do not wish to deal with currency!
Address - Sharon Bryson, #407 Old Maryvale Rd., RR#3 Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2L1 CANADA
or contact us via email
3. When sowing rhododendrons on peat we recommend you sterilize it first. Microwave it for 15 minutes or pour boiling water through it several times and allow to cool.
4. We would like to thank the seed donors for their time and effort making crosses, collecting and cleaning seeds. We would also like our membership to take note of the types of seeds donated this year. We highly encourage members to attempt their own hybridization of rhododendrons. Seed of uncommon trees, shrubs and perennials is always most welcome.
5. A note on seed storage- Most Rhododendron and Azalea seed can be stored for a long time if stored in an air tight glass jar in the refrigerator. Seed obtained this late winter-early spring can safely be stored until the fall and sown then.
Seedlings grown inside over the winter achieve a better size for adapting to outdoor growing conditions.
Updated : April5, 2008