I would like to try growing some of the less-known (in the U.S.) plants that have been indicated as suitable for permaculture for western WA. If anything here tends to be invasive, please give me a heads-up. (Paul, you'll notice the honeylocust has been taken off the list... )
Tagasaste (Chamaecytisus palmensis) Albizia (Albizia julibrissin) Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) Other acacias that might be suitable to PNW, USDA Zone 8 Siberian Pea Shrub (Caragana siberica, C. arborescens) Various Mulberry (Morus, alba, M. nigra, etc) Lab-lab (Dolichos species) Banana passionfruit (Passiflora mollissima) Untreated Jerusalem artichoke tubers (Helianthus tuberosus)
Small cuttings, less than a foot long to reduce shipping costs, are also an option.
I can pay for shipping, or trade you something, but I mainly have ornamentals.
Seeds I have (zones are USDA, not Sunset): Campanula latifolia 'Brantwood' (Purple Bellflower) Zones 3-8, (large 2.5" bells), 3-4' tall, perennial Heliopsis helianthoides 'Summer Sun' Zones 3-9, about 3' tall, perennial Pacific irises (mostly blues) Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Bellet' (White Milkweed) Zones 3-9, 3-4' tall, perennial Achillea filipendulina (Yellow fernleaf Yarrow) Zones 3-9, 4' tall, large flat yellow heads, perennial Liriodendron tulipifera (American Tulip Tree - NOT Magnolia) Zones 5-9, height 120' (50' in 20 years), yellow-green tulip-like flowers. (Low germination rate, will send a goodly number of seeds) Acer pseudoplatanus atropurpurea (Purple Sycamore-leaf Maple) Zones 5or6 -8, 40'+ tall. New foliage is maroon-brown, turning dark green above and purple underneath (This is not a Japanese maple).
Cuttings I have: Double white Lilac Deep purple Lilac Snowball bush (Viburnum of some kind, probably Japanese or Chinese variety) Zones 4-7/8 if Chinese, 4-9 if Japanese, 7' shrub, sterile white snowball-like flowers.
hi sue, i have jer artichoke tubers i could send u this spring. do u still need any? i planted them this spring and had tubers as big as my entire hand. i guess the ground was very fertile where i put them! do u have anything to trade? thanks-nick in va
keep an eye out for scorpions and black widows. But the tiny ads are safe.
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