Ferocactus cylindraceus ssp tortulispinus
    Code: FECT-A9
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    [Ferocactus tortulispinus] Fire Barrel or Compass Barrel (fer-oh-KAK-tus)

    When young this is a rounded cactus with curved spines. Solitary growing with a globose shaped stem, older plants grow up to 2 feet (2 ft = 61 cm) tall and 16 inches (16 in = 40.6 cm) wide. This species has 20 narrow slightly tuberculate ribs and mostly gray spines that are very twisted. When large enough to bloom it produces yellow or orange flowers in summer and early fall.

    Zones 9B to 11

    Native to Baja California.

    10 seeds

    Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
      Code: FGEB-A2
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      Blue Fescue (fess-tue: kah glaw' kah) Poaceae:

      This attractive grass grows 6 to 10 inches tall. It has upright silver-blue foliage, which is wire-like. A good choice for both pots and the garden. Plants flower in early summer but the flowers are not very showy. Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue' is easily grown in average, dry to medium soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade, but best foliage color is in full sun. Good drought tolerance and does well in poor soils. Does not like wet soils or hot humid weather.

      Zones4-8

      50 seeds

      Festuca glauca 'Festina'  Multipellet
        Code: OVRP-A2
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        Festuca glauca 'Festina' is an attractive 12 to 18 inch tall ornamental grass with grayish aquamarine color; the blue-green foliage is covered with a soft grayish -white coating. Plants produce brown flower clusters in mid summer to mid autumn. A fine textured evergreen for the alpine or rock garden, bedding plant, border, container, edging and use as a ground cover. Grow in full sun in soils that drain well for best color. The seed is offered as a muti-seeded pellet, which will give you a nice dense clump in a quicker fashion than single seeded offerings.

        Zones 4-8

        25 multi-seeded pellets

        Festuca valesiaca 'Glaucantha'
          Code: FVG9-A2
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          Wallis Fescue Poaceae:

          Plants grow 6 to 12 inches tall and produce dense mounds of blue-green foliage. A cool season grass forming compact clumps of thin, wirer-like, blue-grey leaves. Festuca valesiaca 'Glaucantha' can be used as an edging plant, in mixed containers, and in the rock garden. Attractive addition for the front of a border used as an edging or mass planted in groups of 7 or more of plants spaced about 8 inches apart. Full sun, keep dry over winter.

          Zones 4-7

          50 seeds

          Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce  'Rubrum'
            Code: 24FO-A9
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            Smokey Fennel or Bronze Fennel

            Dark bronze-brown colored foliage on plants that grow 3 to 5 feet (5 ft = 1.52 m) tall. They have an upright habit with a nice lacy foliage effect. The top of the plants are filled with dull yellow colored flowers in 3-inch (3 in = 7.62 cm) umbels. Still loved by those yellow and black striped caterpillars of Swallow Tail butterflies. Plants self-seed but any unwanted seedlings are easily pulled up. The foliage is useful as cutting material for flower decorations or as a garnish.

            Zones 4-9

            Germination in less than two weeks at 68F in dark. Cover seeds 1/4inch deep with soil medium.

            300 seeds