AlpSeed - The Seed Register is the result of a joint venture between "The
Alpine Garden" and "Alpine-L, the Electronic Rock Garden" and is designed
specifically to enable you to seek out those elusive seeds that have been
on your 'wants list' for some time. The Nurseries and Organisations listed
in this register are there by the recommendations of your fellow enthusiasts
and whilst we are pleased to offer this service, neither The Alpine Garden,
nor Alpine-L can enter into any conflict that may arise out of your dealings
Landcare Services Pty Ltd (Contact:
Seed list, Genera only, write for all the various species held within
PO Box 167
YORK WA 6302
Ph: 9641 4064
Fax: 9641 4013
Nindethana Seed Service Pty Ltd
PO Box 2121
ALBANY DELIVERY CENTRE WA 6331
Ph: 9844 3533
Fax: 9844 3573
Kimseed Environmental Pty Ltd
42 Sarich Court
OSBORNE PARK WA 6017
Ph: 9446 4377
Fax: 9446 3444
South West Seed Supply
PO Box 17
DONNYBROOK WA 6239
Ph: 9731 1806
Fax: 9731 1114
Vaughan's Wildflower Seeds
Lot 31 Chitna Road
GINGIN WA 6503
Ph: 9575 7551
Fax: 9575 7595
Border Gateway Bulbs
4/1 Skipton Court,
Phone/Fax: +61 2 60561430
Web site: http://www.users.bigpond.com/dirkwallace
Alstroemeria, Amaryllis, Anomatheca, Babiana, Bloomeria, Bulbine,
Buchardia, Brodiaea, Cypella, Chasmanthe, Calochortus, Dietes, Diplarrhena,
Dichopogon, Dipcadi, Dierama, Eucomis, Fritillaria, Ferraria. Galaxia,
Galtonia, Gladiolus, Geissorhiza, Gynandiris, Herbertia, Hippeastrum, Hesperantha,
Habranthus, Ixia, Isophysis, Iris, Lachenalia,Lapeirousia, Lilium, Moraea,
Melasphaerula, Ornithogalum, Pelargonium - the geophitic ones, Patersonia,
Phaiophleps, Romulea, Sisyrinchiums, Sandersonia, Scilla, Sparaxis, Tritonia,
Tritelia, Velthemia, Wachendorfia, Watsonia, Wurmbea, Zephyranthes.
Org.: Gardens North
Prop.: Kristl Walek, proprietor (member Alpine-L)
Address: 5984 Third Line Road North,
RR#3 North Gower, Ontario, Canada
WWW: "In construction"
Catalog Title: Perennials for the Canadian Garden. Offering: Seeds Catalog
date, size & price: 1999. 114 pages. $4
Catalog illustrated: No
Org: Seeds and Plants International
Prop.: M. Larochelle (member Alpine-L, etc..)
Address: 120 Ch. de la Pointe
QC, Canada J8M 2V1
www: -Main page (French/english)
Seed list and encyclopedia)
plus a exchange list of 900 seed offerings.
"Many alpine pix for the international market, retail & wholesale"
Offering seeds worldwide and plants in Canada
Price lists sent free and on the web
John & Anita Watson
wild collected seeds for sale from Chile & Argentina .
c/o Silvercove , Lee Bay , ILFRACOMBE , North Devon , EX34 8LR , England
Fax (Chile) 00 56 34 461321
Garry & Sue Reid.
A small hobby nursery specialising in rarer and unusual bulbs. New catalogue
issued November each year. Top value, good range of bulbs. He also has
a seed list, he grows a wide range of Iridaceae and other plants
24 Letitia Road
Habranthus and Zephyranthes:
For breeding or just because one likes a second source of 'a ' bulb, this
living treasure of great age; is a delight to deal with and the history
of her plants goes back some six decades.
PO Box 264
A wide variety of rarer bulbs and seeds.
Hill View Rare Plants
400 Huon Road
This is his third catalogue issued, we are richer for his efforts of growing.
His offering of the much neglected plants in Australia, Crocus, are mouth
watering and goes on for some four pages. Then we have three pages of Cyclamen,
two pages of Fritillaria, followed by a rather impressive Galanthus list,
including " Lady Elphinstone"; fully double yellow flowered form from G.
nivalis. Found in Cheshire in the 1890's by Sir Graeme Elphinstone. He
has some rather nice Narcissus too. Squeezed into the last six pages of
his catalogue are many choice little bulbs, all listed under his heading
of "Other Buried Treasure"
John and Corrie Dudley (Alpine-L
(Check out John's photos in AlpenPix
and this delightful web site......Alan)
Good Alpine and perennial plants from these two well respected growers
who are now online, happy planting and ordering.
Glenbrook Bulb Farm.
28 Russell Road
Two Bulb lists a year, the December one and a mid year one. Perhaps the
leading light in Australian selling. He will send overseas, but the cost
to do so, is about $46 per Phytosanitary certificate. No phne, No Fax;
just great, sound product.
South African Seed Specialist
PO Box 53108
7745 Cape Town
International Phone +27 21 762 4245
International Fax +27 21 797 6609
Web Site: http://www.silverhillseeds.co.za
Catalogue sent on request for £1 ($1.60 approx)
323 Woodside Drive, N. W.
Web Site: http://www.munchkinnursery.com/
Gene Bush would prefer to exchange seed rather than sell it but he
does have the facility for seed sales if you have nothing to exchange.Go
online to check out availability and wants list.
2040 Huon Road
Tel & Fax: +61 (0) 3 6239 6452
One catalogue issued yearly, cost $4 Australian, posted. Issued March,
sometimes April. Section 1, deals with Rock garden plants and perennials.
Section 2, deals with trees and shrubs. All of his stock is grown by him,
generally from seed, at an altitude of 300m in a climate that experiences
very cold and strong winds, snow and frosts. The multiple colour display
photographs in the catalogue are a delight to view
PO Box 72
The emphasis is on succulent plants, a minority of which are alpines. The
catalog lists over 6,500 different collection numbers, representing over
1,000 species, subspecies, and varieties.
Mesa has a web site at
There is a facility to download the catalog from the site in addition
to the catalog on the site.
The following groups and societies offer seed to fully paid up members
of their organisations, usually as part of the membership deal which also
includes illustrated bulletins or newsletters. For full details of what
they have to offer and the membership fee charged, click on the link or
write to the address given. Please not that these addresses are membership
addresses and not seed exchange addresses. They have beent taken from their
respective web sites, so if the addresses are wrong......don't blame me.
THE LARGER SEED EXCHANGES
(A wide variety of choice with from 1000 to 5000+ species to choose from)
The Alpine Garden Society
Tel: (UK) 01386 554790
Fax: (UK) 01386 554801
The Scottish Rock Garden Club
Scottish Rock Garden Club
PO Box 14063
The Ontario Rock Garden
E-mail Andrew Osyany
Box 146, Shelburne,
Ontario, Canada L0N 1S0.
Andrew can supply details of both the above organosations
The Rock Garden
Club Of Prague
Klub skalnickaru Praha,
162 00 Praha 2,
The Otago Alpine Garden Group
PO Box 1538
The Geraniaceae Group
Mrs. G.P. Clifton
9 Waingate Bridge Cottages,
Cumbria LA18 4NF,
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3139/
Seed exchange includes Hardy Geraniums and Erodiums
The Swedish Garden Society (STA)
The society manages a seed exchange with over 2000 entries
(2265 in 1998) and about 250-300 donors. The list is for members of STA
only. It is published in the last number (4) each year, appearing before
Christmas. The cost for membership is currently 150 SEK (Swedish kronor,
about 19 USD) per year. New membership for a current year should be paid
before October, encompassing right to participate in the seedex for the
current year, otherwise membership is understood to be valid for the next
year. Participation in the seed exchange costs 60 SEK (about 8 USD). Nondonors
will receive 20 portions, donors 25 portions.
Web address http://welcome.to.sta
For details of membership, contact the Treasurer at
THE SINGLE GENUS SOCIETIES
(These smaller societies offer
seeds, many of which are exclusive to their society seed list,and may not
be available from the larger exchanges)
Dr David Bent,
Little Pilgrims, 2 Pilgrims Way East,
Kent. TN14 5QN
c/o Devon House,
33 Church Road,
8 St Martin's Way,
The British Iris Society
Mr. E.H. Furnival,
15 Parkwood Drive,
Annual seed exchange of species and hybrid Iris and other Iridacae. Specialist
groups including "Species" and "Crocus"
The American Dianthus Society
contact Rand Lee, president
These are seed suppliers that I have experience of by way of
quality, service and variety.
Thompson & Morgan
81 Parlaunt Road
Choice alpines & perennials from the Himalayas, Japan and North America.
1999 list includes many rare items.
Phone 00643 3183814
Fax 00643 3183 813
Alpine Seeds from New Zealand's rich Southern Alps.Catalogue £2.
Northwest Native Seed
4441 S.Meridian Street
$3 for Ron's seed catalogue which is a mini-encyclopaedia worth every cent.
Over 750 items listed. Probably the best selection of North American alpines...ANYWHERE
Rogue House Seeds
Phyllis Gustafson (Alpine-L member)
250 Maple Street
Another excellent catalogue of N.American natives from Phyllis. Excellent
quality seed and excellent service.
The Seed Guild
The Coach House
The following supplier has been posted to AlpSeed and having
checked out the web site, it appears only to supply wholesale seed but
it does supply to botanical intitutions and presumably nurseries, so I
have decided to list it.
141070 Moscow suburb,
Tel. (095) 516-53-18
Tel/fax (095) 516-76-15
E-mail : email@example.com
Alaska Rock Garden Society Seed Exchange
The deadline for ordering seed from the 1998/99 ARGS seed
exchange is January 30th, and unless you can join the club and handle everything
electronically in the next two days, you'd best join now, enjoy their 1999
newsletters, and participate in their exchange in a leisurely manner ten
or eleven months from now.
The 1998/99 seedlist comprised 121 species.
Email Thais Thomas about membership at
Ottawa Valley Rock Garden Society Seed
Although the deadline for the 1998 OVRGS seed exchange was
December 30, there are advantages to taking out membership in order to
participate in their 1999 exchange.
The 1998 exchange list consisted of 315 species. To participate in the
exchange, you must join the club
B&T World Seeds (France)
Route des Marchandes
Master catalog, downloadable, contains 37212 records (1.3 mb)
An extremely comprehsive listing of alpine seed sources. In addition
to Asle's links to other sources and to some little-known exchanges, Asle
runs his own seed exchange.
Unusual and salvia seed is available from
PO Box 96,
Send $1 for catalogue
Southwestern Native Seeds,
70800 OSTRAVA- Poruba
Cambridge CB5 8TF
4, Dr. Zakir Hussain Road,
DARJEELING 734 101
St. Marychurch Road,
Devon TQ12 4SE
Tel: 01803 872939
152 00 PRAHA 5
P.O. Box 110,
501 01 HRADEC KRALOVE
165 00 PRAHA 6
Jelitto Staudensamen GmbH
Potterton & Martin,
Lincolnshire. LN6 HX7
Web Site: http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~pottin01
Cusheon Creek Nursery
175 Stewart Road
Salt Spring Island
Canada V8K 2C4
Owners: Kishori & Brian Hutchings
Brian's 1998-99 seed list can be seen on the AlpSeed Digest
Bluestem Prairie Nursery
13197 E. 13th Rd
Ken Schaal email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A wide range of forb and grass seed as well as bare-root plants. All
are native to Illinios, most are local ecotypes.
Jim & Jenny Archibald,
Extensive and informative lists of mainly wild collected seed -
P.O. Box 95,
741 01 Novy Jicin
Mostly wild collected seed from South and astern Europe and Turkey
Wild and garden grown bulbous and tuberous rooted plants
64 Weardale Road,
Unusual, mostly garden grown plants
51563 Range Road 212A
Fax; +1 780 434 7401
The first paragraph in the catalogue reads; "... a private garden and preserve
located in Alberta's central parklands region (USDA zone 3). Our focus
is on natural landscaping using both native and adapted plants, as well
as the preservation of heritage plants. We trial several hundred new species
and cultivars each year and offer seed of the proven performers." A few
offerings of those smaller in stature include; Draba hoppeana, Escobaria
vivipara, Lewisa pygmaea, Lychnis sieboldii, Phyteuma cordatum, etc. ...
and lots of larger stuff for the unconverted.
Tel +47 77 07 55 16
Jade Dragon Seeds........On-line
Friends of Kunming Botanical Gardens
20110 Canyon Road
Web site: http://www.worldplants.com/jade.htm
You can order online using your credit card, or send snailmail orders
: Or fax your order with visa/mc number to 503-434-1505.
Pacific Rim Native Plants
44305 Old Orchard Road
BC V2R 1A9
E-mail Paige Woodward email@example.com
Phone (604) 792 9279. Fax (604) 792 1891
Wild seed of garden-worthy plants native to southern British Columbia.
The range includes plants of beach and mountain, rainforest and desert,
swamp, bog, fellfield .... Seed is available as small packets; sometimes
also in specialist-nursery quantities, but we do not collect vast production-line
quantities except on contract.
Seedlist due out late March/early April 1999
This famous alpine nursery now has it's seedlist on line at
Plants Of The Southwest
Agua Fria Road,
Rt 6 Box 11A,
New Mexico 87501
Web Site: http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/