Live Plants

Live Plants

Heirloom Plants from Baker Creek! Many of our live plants are produced right here at our new Seymour, Missouri, plant farm and warehouse. We strive to offer the healthiest small plants available, in many rare varieties. Our live plants will be offered from late winter to late fall. We will be putting items in stock weekly as we receive them from the greenhouses. 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. Please note: We cannot ship live plants, tubers, or bulbs outside the U.S.

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Boysenberry (2 plants) Ships prompt
BYSB265
$16.25
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A fabulous potpourri of America's' favorite berries, the Boysenberry is a cross comprised of the European raspberry (Rubus idaeus) the European blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), American dewberry (Rubus aboriginum) and loganberry (Rubus × loganobaccus). This unique berry is said to have been rescued from near extinction from the farm of a man named Rudolph Boysen in California in the 1930s. The rare plants were rescued and adopted by the Knott's family, who went on to grow a berry farming empire. The boysenberry enjoyed a solar flare of immense popularity until the 1960s when it fell out of flavor due to its fragile fruit which did not stand up to packaging and shipping as well as its less than rugged growing habits. Boysenberry has since been improved to be a more hardy and disease resistant plant, but its fruits remain as incredibly flavored and delicate, as the originals. This low growing bramble is hardy from USDA zones 6-9. Fruits average 7-8 grams. Please consider these terms before ordering live plants: Most plants will be 3”-7” in height. Please make sure you are ready for your order in your zone as these young, tender plants generally have no resistance to cold. 

Plant Care Instructions:

Self Pollinating. Hardy from USDA zones 6-9. Your small, tender plants will perform best when grown in a pot for the first season, allowing the plants to go dormant in their pots in a protected location over the winter. In their second spring plant in final location around the time of last frost, spacing about 5-6 feet apart. Place plants in loose, sandy/loamy, well drained soil and in full sun. Plants will come into full fruiting in second year. WARNING: PLANTS ARE VERY YOUNG AND TENDER. DO NOT PUT THEM OUTSIDE UNTIL ALL DANGER OF FROST HAS PASSED.

Pitcher Plant (1 Plant) Ships prompt
PL215
$28.75
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Nepenthes alata- A marvel of the plant world, the pitcher plant has developed a cup-shaped structure to lure and devour insect prey. Carnivorous plants are absolutely fascinating to grow and observe as flies and other bugs fall prey to its trap. The pitcher plant is both intriguing and beautiful, with dramatically curved cups that dangle from the plant. They are superb in hanging pots. Native to the highlands of Southeast Asia, they will happily grow in your home with just a bit of care. Pitcher plants originated from regions with very nutrient poor soil, which prompted the evolution of these unique carnivorous traps. The plant dissolves its prey and absorbs the insect body as fertilizer. A fantastic way to get an up-close look at one of nature’s most unusual plant specimens.

 

Growing pitcher plants is similar to growing orchids. Select a pot with drainage holes. (Plastic or ceramic are both fine, but holes are a must.) Do not pot pitcher plants in commercial potting mix as the excess nutrients can kill the plants. Instead, use a 50/50 mix of perlite and long fiber or unmilled sphagnum moss or a 50/50 mix of coconut fiber and coco coir. Never place pitchers outside under the full sun; they require bright, indirect sunlight. A south-facing window is ideal. The plants also require high humidity; 60 percent is perfect. Good air circulation makes for the healthiest plants, so consider a location with a fan or good natural airflow. Pitcher plants thrive in daytime temperatures in the 70s and nighttime temperatures no lower than the low 50s. Allow the moss in the pot to just start to dry on the top between waterings. Be aware that you must water your pitcher plants using rainwater or distilled water. Tap water, bottled water or well water will kill the plants. If the cups dry out, you can add a very small amount (about ½ inch).

Raspberry, Fall Gold (2 PLANTS) SHIPS PROMPT
RSBF270
$17.00
Rating:
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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. No orders shipped outside of the USA. Please consider these terms before ordering live plants: Most plants will be 3”-7” in height. Please make sure you are ready for your order in your zone as these young, tender plants generally have no resistance to cold. No orders shipped outside of the USA.

 

Plant Care Instructions: 

Plant in the early spring (or late winter for warm zones). Prepare soil with compost or aged manure a couple of weeks before planting. Raspberries love moisture, so try soaking the roots for an hour or two before planting. Dig a hole that is roomy enough for the roots to spread. Space plants about 3 feet apart, in rows 8 feet apart. After planting, cutback canes leaving 8 to 10 inches. Depending on the variety you plant,you may need to fashion a support. A trellis or fence are good options. WARNING: PLANTS ARE VERY YOUNG AND TENDER. DO NOT PUT THEM OUTSIDE UNTIL ALL DANGER OF FROST HAS PASSED.

Katuk (2 Plants) Ships prompt
KAT205
$18.00
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(Sauropus androgynus) A wonderful tropical plant that has leaves with a delicious peanut-like flavor and almost 10% protein! This amazing herb is used widely in Asia as both a cooking and salad green! Hard to find, it can be grown outdoors in the deep south if protected from frost. In Northern Vietnam the plants overwinter after being trimmed back to about 15 inches; the nights there do get close to freezing. In subtropical areas it forms a small shrub. For gardeners in the north it can be grown as an annual or taken inside in the winter, or even cultivated in a greenhouse or sun porch. But you can grow it as a annual or year-round in a greenhouse. The tender shoots are what is harvested; regular pruning and watering assures a constant harvest. Even though the plant is completely edible raw, it it is highly recommended that it is cooked if large quantities are consumed.

(CAUTION: Some authorities believe that Katuk is responsible for lung problems, primarily when eaten in a raw or partially cooked state. Therefore we advise only complete cooking of this herb prior to consumption. For more information, see the following link: http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/145/9/842.full.pdf)

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. No orders shipped outside of the USA.

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