Blog Posts - Rare Seeds

Growing rare plants hydroponically

How forgiving are hydroponic systems for experimenting with rare crops? “Generally they’re just not,” says Tyler Baras with a laugh. Baras, a.k.a. Farmer Tyler, should know – he’s managing a 12,000 sq ft experimental gre...
by Pro Vertical Farm on Dec 8, 2016

Rare Heirloom Giant White Choclo Corn from the Inca empire - Cuzco

Choclo, is a variety of corn, also referred to as Peruvian corn or Cuzco corn (named for the capital city of the Inca empire - Cuzco), is a large kernel corn from the Andes. It is consumed in parts of Central America and South America, especially...
by Medusa's Garden on Apr 8, 2016

Tower of Jewels Tajinaste Rojo Echium wildpretii

One flower that is sure to make jaws drop is the Echium wildpretii of tower of jewels flower. The amazing biennial can grow from 5 to 8 feet tall and is coated in the second year with brilliant pink flowers. If sheer size doesn’t impress you, th...
by Medusa's Garden on Feb 2, 2015

Stunning Dainty Anemonopsis

One of the Japanese aristocrats. Dainty and rare.Native to the Japanese island of Honshu, Anemonopsis is frost hardy to zones 5-9. This hard-to-find woodlander forms clumps of cimicifuga-like foliage topped with nodding, waxy lilac flowers in late...
by Medusa's Garden on Dec 12, 2012

Lollipop Vine

It's been raining a lot and the plants are thriving. I've discovered a new gem.This rare ornamental collector Specimen vine has spectacular marble sized fruits. Also known as Marble Vine, Bryonia and Diplocyclos palmatusTropical, slender, much-bra...
by Medusa's Garden on Jul 18, 2012

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