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LIATRIS (li-A-tris or lye-AY-tris)
COMPOSITAE. Showy eastern North American perennials with wand-like spikes of flowers in late summer and fall. Some need a short prechill.
NEW—Liatris ligulistylis. (200) LIAT-12. Packet: $2.50
10 grams: $15.00

'ROCKY MOUNTAIN GAYFEATHER'. Pretty native wildflower with racemes of up to 30 purple 1 1/4" flowers with purplish or rose tipped bracts. Hardy perennial to 3 feet, with narrow leaves. North central U.S. Zone 3. Attracts monarchs. Good cut flower. Good in poor dry soil. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
NEW—Liatris pycnostachya. (200) LIAT-14. Packet: $2.50
10 grams: $9.00

'CAT-TAIL GAYFEATHERS'. Rose-purple flowers in dense 18" spikes. Hardy perennial to 3 to 5 feet. Eastern U.S. Zone 3. Germinates in 2 - 6 weeks.

LIGULARIA (lig-u-LAR-ee-a)
COMPOSITAE. Showy Eurasian hardy perennials grown for their bold foliage and bright summer flowers. Easily grown in moist soil and full sun or part shade. Germinates in about 2 - 3 weeks.
—Ligularia dentata 'Dark Beauty'. (10) LIGU-7D. Packet: $3.00
Large dark leaved form. Vivid light orange 2 - 5" flowers in spikes, and dark, rhubarb-like leaves. Hardy perennial to 3 feet. Zone 4. Germinates in 2 - 4 weeks.

LILIUM (LI-lee-um)
LILIACEAE. 'LILY'. Noble flowers, unequalled in their beauty, grace, and magnificence. Native to widely varying conditions, most are easily grown in a light or sandy soil, and only a few species have strict requirements. Most dislike lime, and like good drainage. They do best if mulched heavily in cold climates. Growing lilies from seed is a rewarding undertaking, and are easy if the correct germination method is followed. Most will bloom in 3 - 4 years. Seed viable 2 years; 5 years if kept very dry.

NEW—Lilium bulbiferum ssp. croceum. (20) LILY-10C. Packet: $4.00

'FIRE LILY'. Fiery orange-red with yellow markings, in June. To 2 feet. S. Europe. Zone 6. Germinates irregularly at cool temperatures.
—Lilium Martagon album. (25) LILY-59A. Packet: $2.50 OUT OF STOCK
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Pure white flowers to 2" across, in long, green-stemmed racemes to 3 feet. Nice. Sow April to June, root germinates in 3 - 8 weeks with leaf growth the next spring.
—Lilium nepalense. (10) LILY-70. Packet: $2.50
Gram: $18.00
'NEPAL LILY', Large fragrant nodding trumpet-shaped 6" yellow flowers, blotched rich purple-brown in the throat. To 1 1/2 - 3 feet, the stem running horizontally underground for 1 - 2 feet. Himalayas, to 8500 feet. Zone 5. Germinates in 3 - 6 weeks without pretreatment. The bulbs are edible.
—Lilium Szovitsianum. (20) LILY-115. Packet: $2.50
Long nodding yellow flowers with recurved petals, up to 20 per plant. Summer-blooming hardy bulb to 5 feet. Caucasus. Zone 4. Sow in spring, root germinates in summer, top growth in fall or the next spring.
—Lilium 'Golden Splendor'. (10) LILY-TG. Packet: $2.50 OUT OF STOCK
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Large fragrant golden-yellow open trumpets with a purple-maroon stripe on the back. To 4 - 6 feet tall, blooming mid-season. Selected from Golden Clarion in 1957. Zone 4. Germinates in 2 - 8 weeks warm.
—Lilium Trumpet Mixed. (20) LILY-X. Packet: $2.50
Fragrant trumpets including Pink Perfection, African Queen (orange-apricot), and Regale Album. To 4 - 8 feet. Germinates in 2 - 8 weeks.

LIMNANTHES (lim-NAN-theez)
LIMNANTHACEAE. Small, delicate Western North American annuals from moist areas. Easily grown and showy.
—Limnanthes Douglasii. (100) LIMN-1. Packet: $2.50
Ounce: $7.50, 1/4 Pound: $20.00 BULK OUT OF STOCK - Packets still available
'MEADOWFOAM'. Showy, fragrant, inch-wide flowers with yellow centers. Hardy annual to 12", with finely divided, lacy, yellow-green foliage. California to Oregon. Good bee plant, blooming quickly from seed, and covering the ground with masses of its sweetly-scented flowers. "This is a beautiful little plant and one of the most free-flowering annuals in cultivation."—Booth. Seed needs cool temperatures to germinate in 1 - 3 weeks.

LINARIA (li-NAR-ee-a)
SCROPHULARICEAE. Easily grown annuals and perennials with snapdragon-like flowers in many colors. Good for cutting. Full sun to part shade, making the best display planted in masses.
—Linaria maroccana Fairy Bouquet. (10,000) LINA-22F. Packet: $2.50
Ounce: $6.00, 1/4 Pound: $20.00
'MOROCCAN TOADFLAX'. Bright 1/2" flowers resembling miniature snapdragons, in shades of purple, red, yellow, blue, lavender, pink, salmon, etc., with contrasting throats and long pointed spurs. Blooms abundantly in summer. Compact hardy annual to 8 - 12", with narrow leaves. Morocco. Excellent for bedding and cut flowers. Space 6". Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks warm.
—Linaria maroccana 'Northern Lights'. (10,000) LINA-22N. Packet: $2.00
Ounce: $6.00, 1/4 Pound: $18.00
A fine mixture of bright 1/2" flowers in more red shades than 'Fairy Bouquet', and also taller, reaching 2 feet tall. Good for cutting. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.
—Linaria reticulata 'Flamenco'. (1000) LINA-36F. Packet: $2.50
Ounce: $9.00
Brilliant deep red and yellow bicolored spurred flowers in late spring to summer. Hardy annual to 1 foot or so, with narrow grassy leaves. N. Africa, Portugal. Very free flowering when sown direct. Germinates in a week. "I love these. I haven't been able to save enough seed... They are like little jewels here and there among the bigger plants."—Sharon Flower, Maine, 5/2005.
—Linaria vulgaris. (1000) LINA-48. Packet: $2.50
CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO MONTANA
'BRIDEWEED', 'BUTTER and EGGS'. Large yellow 1 1/4" flowers with an orange beard and long spurs. Hardy perennial to 1 - 3 feet, with long, very narrow leaves. Eurasia, N. America. Zone 3. Good in dry sandy soil. The flowers yield a yellow dye. The herb, boiled in milk, was used as a fly poison, attracting and killing them. Medicinal, acting on the liver. Germinates in 1 - 24 weeks.

"The junk way to more junk."—
W. Burroughs.

LINUM (LI-num)
LINACEAE. Annuals, perennials, and shrubs, with attractive five-petaled flowers in various colors. Easily grown in full sun, the perennials often blooming the first season. Most soils, good to naturalize. All germinate in 1 - 3 weeks unless noted.
—Linum flavum. (100) LINM-14. Packet: $2.50
'GOLDEN FLAX'. Large bright clear yellow inch wide flowers borne profusely in summer. Hardy perennial to 1 foot. Europe. Zone 4. Germinates in 1 - 8 weeks.
—Linum grandiflorum 'Rubrum'. (500) LINM-16. Packet $2.00
Ounce: $6.00, 1/4 Pound: $12.00
'SCARLET FLAX'. Brilliant scarlet inch-wide flowers with a silky sheen, blooming all summer till frost. Hardy annual to 14", with narrow leaves. N. Africa. Easily grown, producing a nice effect in masses. Self sows but not weedy. Germinates in 1 - 3 weeks.
—Linum perenne. (=sibirica) (250) LINM-26. Packet: $2.50
10 grams: $8.00 BULK OUT OF STOCK - Packets still available
'PERENNIAL FLAX'. Profuse pale blue inch-wide flowers in gracefully arching clusters from May to August. Hardy perennial to 2 feet. Europe. Zone 4. A beautiful, self-sowing border plant.

LIPPIA (LIP-ee-a)
VERBENACEAE. Tropical African and American herbs, shrubs, and trees, with small tubular flowers in spikes. Some are popular aromatic herbs.
—Lippia dulcis. (=Phyla scaberrima) (100) LIPP-32. Packet: $3.00
'YERBA DULCE', 'AZTEC SWEET HERB', 'OROZUZ'. Tiny white flowers in daisy-like 1/2" heads. Small shrub to 1 - 2 feet, with 2" leaves. México. The leaves are intensely sweet when chewed, and are used as seasoning or tea. Roots licorice-flavored. "Much easier to grow than Stevia as it tolerates heat."—Baber. Germinates in 2 - 12 weeks, and GA-3 helps.


LITHOPS (LITH-ops)
AIZOACEAE. 'LIVING STONES'. Weird stemless African succulents with small round bodies resembling stones. Large showy flowers appear from a slit in the body. Grow in well-drained infertile sandy soil, keep dry in winter. Full sun. Surface sow.
NEW—Lithops bella. (25) LITP-6. Packet: $2.50 OUT OF STOCK
Grey-green inch-wide bodies with olive-green marbling. Large white inch-wide fragrant flowers in fall. Namibia. Zone 9. Forms nice clumps. "Very beautiful species."—Jacobsen. Germinates in 1 - 2 weeks.


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