We are not doing pre-orders for Live Plants this year, but will instead be putting items in stock weekly as we receive them from the greenhouse. If something shows out of stock, please check back each week, as not all plants are ready at the same time due to varied growth rates.
Symphytum Comfrey- Hardy from USDA zones 3-9. A wondrous permaculture plant and interesting ancient medicinal from Europe. Historically known as knitbone, this herb has been used as a poultice to treat sprains and bruises. As a functional landscape plant, comfrey is often found as a companion plant at the base of trees, helping to feed the plant by mining minerals with its deep taproot. It is considered a compost activator, and adding it to your compost pile will help speed up the compost process. Please be aware that the FDA and FTC have banned the sale of comfrey medicinals, as they are believed to cause liver toxicity. This should remain a useful landscaping/permaculture plant and not to be ingested or used topically.
This is one fruit that has won the hearts of all the Baker Creek staff. With so many scrumptious fruit, we just couldn’t resist gleaning. Hotly debated around the Bakersville watering hole, it was decided that the golden raspberries taste even better than the red ones! These are super hardy, thriving in zones 3-9. The plants are ever-bearing and bear fruit only on first year wood; it is recommended to prune back canes that have finished fruiting, to make room for more fruiting canes. You will enjoy fruit all the way from June until October. Introduced 1967, by E.M. Meader of NH.
(Alpinia galanga)- This ginger relative makes dense and pungent rhizomes, perfect for Southeast Asian and Arabic cuisine. A beautiful tropical, the plants reach an impressive 6 ½ feet tall. Galangal can be grown outdoors as a frost-sensitive perennial in USDA zones 9-10, but northern gardeners can grow this cold-sensitive plant in a pot, much like ginger or turmeric, bringing it inside when the weather turns cold. Galangal is native to Java; its rhizomes are similar to ginger, but notably stronger in flavor and harder to cut into. Galangal is essential to so many Thai dishes that it is nicknamed Thai Ginger.
Bare Root Rhizomes, ready to Grow!
(Sarracenia leucophylla) USDA zones 7 and up (zones 5-6 with protection). This amazing insect-eating perennial is native to the deep southeastern portion of the US. Lovely flowers are various shades of red. Amazing Trumpet-like frilled foliage, (the pitchers), are white-topped and delicately marbled with red and/or green veins. First-year plants usually make 1–3 pitchers in the spring, some flat leaves midsummer, and 1-3 of the most colorful pitchers in late Aug.–Oct. The plants require an acidic, low mineral soil and moist to wet conditions, easily done by container planting in a mix of peat moss and sand or perlite. Full sun for five hours or more is required and indoor growing is not advised, due to light and dormancy needs. We ship 100% Nursery Propagated bare root mature rhizomes, ready to plant and start growing. Growing instructions sent with order. No orders shipped outside of the USA.
(Gynura procumbens) A super heat tolerant green that is native to China, Southeast Asia and Africa. A nutritious source of edible greens when all else are destroyed by summer heat. The plants take full sun to partial shade; must have adequate water; perennial under frost-free conditions. Delicious when used in salads; equally good as a potherb, in stir fry or tempura. (Do not overcook.) There is some evidence that this unusual herb can lower serum cholesterol levels. Semi upright, takes an attractive, edible ground cover where the growing season is long enough. Be sure to take cuttings in fall to overwinter in frost-free location for next year’s crop. Please consider these terms before ordering live plants: Most plants will be 3"-7" in height. All plants will ship weekly as available from the first of March to the end of May. Please make sure you are ready for your order in your zone as these young, tender plants generally have no resistance to cold. For any issues with your order please call our customer service and we will do our best to help you in a timely manner. No orders shipped outside of the USA.
Korean Gold- A delicious sweet potato that is popular in Korea. We consider this the most delicious sweet potato that we have ever tried. The flavor is sweet and floral, with a texture that is perfectly balanced. Asian sweet potatoes are known to be dense and dry in texture; this variety has a perfect creamy/dry texture. From topping pizzas to serving whole roasted as a snack at street markets, the sweet potato is ubiquitous in Korean cuisine, and much beloved. It is perfect for making goguma mattang, a Korean side dish where the sweet potato is caramelized. It is also an excellent general-purpose sweet potato for making your favorite muffins and breads, or eating straight up.
Lilac - A gorgeous lilac purple sweet potato with gourmet flavor. This Asian-type sweet potato has a dry, firm texture that we love. Like most Asian types, the flesh is medium low in sweetness, but does not skimp in flavor -- it is one of the best purple varieties we’ve found. While it is similar in color to the Okinawan purple sweet potato, it is noted to be more productive in northern climates.