Mediterranean Garden Society

The MGS seed exchange

The photograph at the top of this page shows part of the seed head of Tragopogon porrifolius (Photo Jorun Tharaldsen)

Chantal Guiraud runs the MGS seed exchange which is a service totally free to MGS members. She renews the list regularly and gives advice on what to sow in each season.

See Seed Workshop at the Home of Chantal Guiraud for advice on how to propagate from seeds.

Seed List - July 2018

You can see from the list below that Chantal has a good selection of seeds including some unusual ones. Many are provided by Chantal herself and others come from the MGS garden at Sparoza, but our members are also asked to contribute to make this a true exchange. Please read the instructions carefully before you order and remember that although you are not obliged to send seeds in exchange, only by receiving seeds from members can Chantal add to the list of seeds on offer. Watch this page for additions to the list.

How to order seeds 
All MGS members may order 10 packets per year. If you contribute seeds to the exchange then you may order 15 packets per year. There is no cost. Please remember that all members are responsible for complying with their local laws. You may order seed from Chantal at the address below or by emailing her. Do not forget to include your name and address when you request seeds.

Chantal requests “Please remember when you order seeds to give me alternatives to the ten species you are requesting in case stocks of them are exhausted.”

How to send seeds
The seeds should be removed from their pods or protective covering, then placed in paper envelopes (not plastic) and well sealed. On the envelope please write: the donor’s name and ‘MGS’, the scientific name of the plant, the year and location in which the seed was harvested. Chantal accepts all seeds, though with a preference for those of plants from mediterranean-climate areas.
Seed donations should be sent to: 
Chantal Guiraud 
75 rue de la Vieille Poste 
34 000 Montpellier 
France

Note - The seeds in this list are exchanged between garden lovers, entirely on their own responsibility. In particular the MGS bears no responsibility for accuracy of naming or for germination. This seed exchange is in no way a commercial transaction to which any specific regulations apply. Seed from hybrid plants (cultivars) may produce plants which do not have all the characteristics of the parent plant.

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 ( * = Award of Garden Merit, given by the Royal Horticultural Society)

Abelmoschus manihot *
France

Abutilon megapotamicum
USA

Abutilon peruvianum
Spain

Acacia adunca
France

Acacia boormanii
France

Acacia covenyi
France

Acacia cultriformis *
France

Acacia dealbata
Spain

Acacia fimbriata
France

Acacia imbricata
France

Acacia iteaphylla
France

Acacia podalyriifolia
France

Acacia saligna
Spain

Acacia semilunata
France

Acacia spectabilis
USA

Acacia uncinata
France

Acacia vestita
France

Acacia vestita 'Sainte Hélène'
France

Acanthus mollis *
Greece

Acer campestre
France

Acer monspessulanum
France

Acer opalus
France

Achillea coarctata
France

Achillea filipendulina
France

Acokanthera sp. *
Italy

Agapanthus africanus
France

Agastache foeniculum *
Italy

Agave americana
USA

Ageratina ligustrina
France

Agrostemma githago
Spain

Alangium platanifolium
USA

Albizia julibrissin
France

Albuca humilis
Great Britain

Albuca tenuifolia (syn. Albuca shawii)
USA

Alcea rosea
Italy

Alcea rosea 'Nigra'
Italy

Alcea rugosa
France

Allium cernuum *
USA

Allium cristophii
France

Allium saxatile
Belgium

Allium schoenoprasum
Greece

Allium stipitatum
Belgium

Allium tuberosum
France

Alocasia macrorrhizos
France

Aloe alooides
Spain

Aloe marlothii
France

Aloe striata *
France

Aloe striatula
France

Aloe thraskii
Spain

Aloe vaombe
Spain

Ampelaster carolinianus
USA

Ampelodesmos mauritanicus
France

Amphilophium buccinatorium
Spain

Amsonia tabernaemontana
France

Anigozanthos flavidus
Australia

Antenoron filiforme var. filiforme(syn. Persicaria filiformis)
France

Anthemis maritima
France

Anthyllis barba-jovis
France

Anthyllis vulneraria
France

Antigonon leptopus
Cyprus

Antirrhinum barrelieri
France

Antirrhinum majus
Greece

Antirrhinum siculum
Greece

Aquilegia sp.
France

Araujia sericifera
France

Arctostaphylos sp.
USA

Argyranthemum foeniculaceum
Spain

Artemisia dracunculus (Russian tarragon)
Greece

Asclepias curassavica
France

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red'
USA

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
USA

Asclepias michauxii
Belgium

Asclepias speciosa
Belgium

Asphodelus microcarpus
France

Asteriscus graveolens
Spain

Asteriscus sericeus
Spain

Astragalus nuttallii *
USA

Astrophytum myriostigma *
France

Astrophytum ornatum *
France

Babiana stricta
Greece

Baccharis tricuneata(syn. B. magellanica)
USA

Bauhinia yunnanensis
Morocco

Bellevalia romana
Belgium

Beta vulgaris *
Great Britain

Billardiera longiflora
USA

Bituminaria bituminosa *
France

Bomarea salsilla
Great Britain

Brassica rapa (Pak Choi)

Briza maxima *
Belgium

Buddleja madagascariensis
Italy

Bupleurum rotundifolium
Belgium

Bursera fagaroides
USA

Caesalpinia decapetala *
France

Caesalpinia gilliesii
Greece

Calendula officinalis
France

Callistemon macropunctatus

Calochortus sp.
USA

Camassia leichtlinii
Belgium

Campanula medium
South Africa

Campanula primulifolia
France

Campanula pyramidalis
France

Camptosema rubicundum
France

Capsicum baccatum 'Bishop's Crown'
France

Caragana microphylla
France

Cardiospermum halicacabum *
France

Carex buchananii
France

Carex trifida
France

Carica papaya
Greece

Carlina salicifolia
Spain

Cascabela thevetia *
France

Catalpa bignonioides
Chile

Catananche caerulea
France

Ceanothus x delilianus 'Henri Desfossé'
USA

Ceiba speciosa
Portugal

Celosia spicata
Greece

Celtis australis
France

Centaurea ragusina
Italy

Centranthus ruber
France

Cephalaria gigantea
USA

Ceratotheca triloba 'Alba'
USA

Cercis siliquastrum
France

Cerinthe major
France

Cerinthe major subsp. purpurascens *
France

Chamaerops humilis
Spain

Chasmanthium latifolium
France

Chilopsis linearis
France

Chimonanthus praecox
France

Chionochloa conspicua
USA

Cistanthe grandiflora
Great Britain

Cistus albidus
France

Cistus creticus
Spain

Cistus monspeliensis
France

Clematis integrifolia
France

Clematis ladakhiana *
Australia

Clivia miniata
Spain

Cneorum tricoccon
France

Coccoloba uvifera

Commelina sp.
Italy

Consolida ajacis
Greece

Convolvulus oleifolius *
Greece

Cordyline australis
France

Cordyline banksii
Spain

Coreopsis gigantea
Spain

Coreopsis sp.
Italy

Coris monspeliensis
France

Cosmos sulphureus *
France

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
France

Cotoneaster affinis
France

Cotula lineariloba
France

Crataegus azarolus
Greece

Crithmum maritimum
France

Cycas revoluta
Spain

Cyclamen repandum
Czech Republic

Cylindropuntia bigelovii *
USA

Cynara cardunculus
South Africa

Cynara cardunculus (broad leaf form)
USA

Dais cotinifolia
USA

Dasylirion leiophyllum
France

Datura metel 'Ballerina Purple'
Greece

Delairea odorata (syn. Senecio mikanioides)
France

Dianella tasmanica
USA

Dianthus barbatus
France

Dianthus pyrenaicus
Greece

Dianthus sp.
France

Dierama luteo-albidum
Spain

Dierama pulcherrimum
USA

Dietes 'Highland Gem'
Australia

Dietes grandiflora
South Africa

Dietes iridioides *
France

Digitalis ferruginea
France

Digitalis parviflora
Belgium

Digitalis sp.
Italy

Diospyros kaki
France

Dipsacus sativus
France

Dolichandra cynanchoides
France

Dolichandra unguis-cati(syn. Macfadyena unguis-cati)
France

Dombeya wallichii
Portugal

Doryanthes palmeri *
France

Dorycnium hirsutum
USA

Duranta erecta
Spain

Eccremocarpus scaber
USA

Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' *
France

Echinops ritro
France

Echium nervosum *
Portugal

Echium wildpretii
Spain

Elaeagnus rhamnoides
Spain

Embothrium coccineum 'Inca Flame'
USA

Emilia coccinea
Portugal

Ephedra altissima *
Italy

Erigeron karvinskianus
France

Eriocephalus africanus
South Africa

Eritrichium pectinatum
USA

Eruca vesicaria (rocket)
USA

Eryngium maritimum
France

Eryngium variifolium

Erysimum sp.
France

Erysimum x cheiri *
France

Erythrina crista-galli
France

Erythrina sp.
South Africa

Erythrophysa transvaalensis
Spain

Eucalyptus leucoxylon
France

Eucalyptus leucoxylon subsp. megalocarpa
France

Eucalyptus torquata
Spain

Euonymus europaeus
France

Euphorbia leuconeura *
France

Euryops pectinatus
France

Eustachys distichophylla 
France

Farfugium japonicum
Spain

Felicia amelloides
South Africa

Felicia echinata
South Africa

Felicia filifolia
Italy

Ferula communis
France

Ferula sp.
France

Festuca glauca
France

Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
France

Fraxinus angustifolia subsp. oxycarpa
France

Fraxinus ornus
France

Freesia alba *
Czech Republic

Freesia laxa (syn. Anomatheca laxa)
Italy

Freesia laxa subsp. azurea
Belgium

Freesia leichtlinii
Greece

Freesia refracta
Great Britain

Freesia viridis
Great Britain

Fritillaria involucrata *
Belgium

Fritillaria meleagris
Belgium

Gaillardia sp. *
Greece

Gaura lindheimeri
Spain

Gazania sp.
France

Genista linifolia
Italy

Geraea canescens
USA

Gilia capitata *

Gladiolus communis(syn. Gladiolus byzantinus)
France

Glaucium corniculatum
France

Glaucium flavum 
France

Gloriosa modesta(syn. Littonia modesta)
Great Britain

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Gomphocarpus fruticosus
USA

Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Italy

Goniolimon speciosum(syn. Limonium speciosum)
France

Greigia sphacelata
Chile

Grevillea lanigera
France

Habranthus robustus
Greece

Habranthus sp. (blue flower) *
Great Britain

Habranthus tubispathus
France

Haloragis erecta *
France

Hardenbergia violacea 'Alba' *
Spain

Hedychium gardnerianum
Portugal

Helianthus annuus 'Soleil d'Or'
France

Helichrysum orientale
France

Helichrysum stoechas
France

Helleborus orientalis
France

Hesperaloe parviflora
France

Hesperantha coccinea
Belgium

Hesperis matronalis

Hibiscus coccineus *
France

Hibiscus syriacus  (violet blue)
Greece

Hibiscus tilliaceus
Polynesia

Hibiscus trionum
Italy

Hippocrepis emerus(syn. Coronilla emerus)

Hovenia dulcis
USA

Hymenosporum flavum
France

Ilex paraguariensis *
Argentina

Indigofera heterantha *
France

Iochroma australe
France

Ipomoea 'Star of Yalta'
Great Britain

Ipomoea alba
Greece

Ipomoea carnea *
Greece

Iris chrysographes
Belgium

Iris domestica(syn. Belamcanda chinensis) *
France

Iris foetidissima *
France

Iris graminea *
France

Iris lutescens *
France

Iris orientalis
France

Iris suaveolens
Greece

Isatis tinctoria
France

Ixia sp.
USA

Jacaranda jasminoides *
Spain

Jacaranda mimosifolia
Portugal

Jacobaea maritima(syn. Senecio cineraria) *
France

Kalanchoe beharensis
Portugal

Kleinia neriifolia *
Spain

Koelreuteria paniculata
Italy

Lablab purpureus
Greece

Lachenalia mathewsii *
Australia

Lachenalia pustulata *
South Africa

Lagerstroemia indica
Spain

Larrea tridentata
USA

Lathyrus latifolius
France

Lathyrus odoratus
France

Lathyrus odoratus 'Cupani' *
USA

Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana'
France

Lathyrus tingitanus
Spain

Lathyrus vernus 'Albiflorus' *
Great Britain

Lathyrus vernus 'Alboroseus'
Great Britain

Lavandula canariensis
France

Lavandula dentata
France

Lavandula viridis
Great Britain

Lavatera punctata
Italy

Leonotis ocymifolia
Greece

Leontodon crispus
France

Lepechinia hastata
France

Lessertia frutescens
South Africa

Leucocoryne ixioides
Great Britain

Leuzea conifera
France

Levisticum officinale
France

Libertia ixioides
Belgium

Ligusticum lucidum
Great Britain

Lilium lankongense *
France

Lilium martagon *

Lilium regale
France

Limonium bellidifolium
France

Limonium narbonense
France

Limonium perezii
USA

Linum austriacum
France

Lithospermum officinale
France

Lobelia tupa
USA

Lomelosia minoana *
France

Lophospermum erubescens
France

Luffa cylindrica(syn. Luffa aegyptiaca) *
Greece

Luma apiculata
Great Britain

Lunaria annua
France

Lunaria annua 'Chedglow' *
Belgium

Lunaria annua var. albiflora *
France

Lunaria rediviva
Great Britain

Mackaya bella
France

Malvastrum lateritium *
France

Mandevilla laxa  *
Greece

Marsdenia floribunda(syn. Stephanotis floribunda)
Greece

Martynia annua
France

Massonia sp.
Great Britain

Matthiola incana
Italy

Matthiola sinuata
France

Maurandya barclayana(syn. Asarina barclaiana)
France

Medicago arborea
France

Melaleuca diosmifolia
Italy

Melaleuca elliptica
Spain

Melaleuca ericifolia
Spain

Melaleuca lanceolata
Australia

Melanoselinum decipiens
France

Melittis melissophyllum
Great Britain

Metrosideros excelsa
Spain

Mimosa polycarpa var. spegazzinii *
Spain

Mimulus aurantiacus *
France

Mimulus cardinalis
USA

Mirabilis jalapa
Greece

Molinia caerulea
France

Molospermum peloponnesiacum
Great Britain

Moraea fugax
Great Britain

Moraea ochroleuca
Greece

Moraea polystachya
Great Britain

Moraea vegeta
Great Britain

Moringa oleifera *
France

Muscari latifolium
Belgium

Muscari neglectum
Belgium

Musschia wollastonii
Portugal

Myoporum boninense subsp. australe *
Italy

Nandina domestica
France

Narcissus jonquilla subsp. jonquilloides
Great Britain

Narcissus obsoletus
Greece

Narcissus tazetta
Spain

Narcissus tazetta subsp. italicus
Italy

Nassella tenuissima(syn. Stipa tenuissima)
France

Nicandra physalodes
France

Nicotiana glauca *
USA

Nicotiana sylvestris
France

Nigella bucharica 'Blue Star'
USA

Nigella damascena
France

Nigella papillosa 'African Bride'
France

Nigella sativa
France

Nonea lutea
Great Britain

Ochna serrulata
Portugal

Ocimum basilicum
France

Ocimum basilicum 'Cinnamon'
Greece

Ocimum basilicum 'Horapha' (Thaï basil)
France

Ocimum basilicum 'Siam Queen'
Greece

Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Genovese'
Greece

Ocimum basilicum (small leaves)
Greece

Oemleria cerasiformis
USA

Oenothera odorata
France

Onosma alborosea *
Great Britain

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
France

Origanum vulgare *
Greece

Orlaya grandiflora
California

Ornithogalum candicans
Belgium

Ornithogalum magnum
Belgium

Ornithogalum viridiflorum
Belgium

Orthosiphon aristatus *
Polynesia

Oxypetalum coeruleum
France

Paederia foetida
France

Paeonia officinalis
France

Paliurus spina-christi
France

Pallenis maritima
Spain

Pancratium maritimum *
France

Pandorea jasminoides
France

Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal'
France

Papaver atlanticum
France

Papaver atlanticum 'Flore Pleno'
France

Papaver rhoeas
South Africa

Papaver rhoeas Mother of Pearl Group
France

Papaver somniferum (dark purple)
South Africa

Papaver somniferum (mixed colours)
Greece

Papaver somniferum Paeoniiflorum Group (pink)
France

Papaver somniferum Paeoniiflorum Group (red)
France

Paradisea lusitanica *
Great Britain

Paraserianthes lophantha(syn. Albizia lophantha)
France

Pasithea caerulea
Great Britain

Passiflora capsularis 'Vanilla Cream' *
France

Passiflora mollissima
Portugal

Pavonia hastata
France

Pavonia missionum
France

Pavonia spinifex
Italy

Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Hameln'
France

Pennisetum orientale 'Tall Tails' *
France

Pennisetum villosum
France

Penstemon sp.(pink)
Greece

Perilla frutescens
France

Perilla frutescens var. frutescens
(syn. Perilla frutescens var. purpurascens)
France

Persicaria orientalis(syn. Polygonum orientale)
France

Phacelia bolanderi
USA

Phaenosperma globosa
France

Phagnalon saxatile
France

Phaseolus coccineus
France

Phlomis bovei *
France

Phlomis russeliana
France

Phlomis samia
France

Phormium tenax
France

Photinia villosa
USA

Phygelius capensis
France

Physalis peruviana 
Greece

Physochlaina orientalis
Belgium

Pimelea ferruginea
France

Pistacia lentiscus
France

Pisum sativum subsp. elatius *
Great Britain

Pittosporum tobira
France

Pittosporum truncatum
France

Podalyria sericea
South Africa

Potentilla anserina subsp. groenlandica
USA

Proboscidea louisianica(syn. Martynia louisianica)
France

Psephellus bellus(syn. Centaurea bella) *
France

Pseudomuscari azureum
Belgium

Psychotria capensis
Spain

Pterocarya stenoptera
Spain

Ptilostemon chamaepeuce *
Greece

Puschkinia scilloides
Belgium

Puya mirabilis
Spain

Quercus durifolia
Spain

Quercus geminata
Spain

Ranunculus creticus *
France

Rehmannia elata
France

Retama sphaerocarpa
Spain

Rhaphiolepis indica
France

Rhinanthus alectorolophus
France

Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea *
Australia

Rhodanthemum hosmariense
France

Rhus coriaria
France

Rhus integrifolia
USA

Ricinus communis
France

Robinia pseudoacacia
France

Roldana petasitis(syn. Senecio petasitis)
France

Romulea bulbocodium
Great Britain

Romulea diversiformis 
Great Britain

Romulea komsbergensis
Great Britain

Romulea tabularis
Great Britain

Rosa moyesii x R. pendulina x R. sweginzowii
Australia

Rudbeckia sp. *
France

Rudbeckia triloba
France

Ruellia nudiflora
France

Ruellia simplex(syn. Ruellia brittoniana)
France

Ruscus aculeatus
France

Ruta graveolens
Spain

Salvia absconditiflora
France

Salvia africana-lutea
Italy

Salvia apiana *

Salvia argentea
France

Salvia barrelieri
Greece

Salvia canariensis *
Australia

Salvia candelabrum
France

Salvia clevelandii
Italy

Salvia coccinea 'Brenthurst'
Australia

Salvia disermas
Australia

Salvia hierosolymitana
Great Britain

Salvia interrupta
France

Salvia microphylla 'La Foux'
USA

Salvia namaensis
Italy

Salvia pinnata
France

Salvia pomifera
Greece

Salvia radula
Australia

Salvia sclarea
Greece

Salvia tingitana
Australia

Salvia tomentosa
France

Salvia verbenaca
France

Salvia viscosa
France

Sanguisorba minor
France

Santolina x lindavica
France

Satureja hortensis
Italy

Saxifraga stolonifera
France

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight'
USA

Scabiosa colchica
Belgium

Scabiosa cretica
Italy

Schotia brachypetala *
Spain

Scilla bithynica *
Australia

Scilla mischtschenkoana
Belgium

Scilla peruviana
France

Semele androgyna
Portugal

Senecio cinerascens
Italy

Senecio linifolius
France

Senecio macroglossus
South Africa

Senecio sempervivus *
France

Senna artemisioides
France

Senna septemtrionalis
France

Serruria florida x rosea *
USA

Seseli gummiferum
France

Sideritis clandestina
Greece

Silene asterias
Belgium

Silene coronaria
Italy

Silene coronaria 'Alba'
France

Silene pusilla
Belgium

Silene samojedorum
USA

Sisyrinchium striatum
France

Smilax aspera
Spain

Smyrnium olusatrum
France

Smyrnium perfoliatum
Great Britain

Sophora davidii
France

Sorghum bicolor
USA

Sparaxis bulbifera *
South Africa

Spartium junceum
Spain

Sphaeralcea laxa
USA

Stachys chamissonis var. cooleyae
USA

Stachys cretica
Greece

Staehelina dubia *
France

Stipa arundinacea
France

Stipa barbata
France

Stipa capillata *
France

Stipa gigantea
France

Stipa ichu
France

Stipa pennata
France

Strelitzia nicolai
Spain

Styrax officinalis
France

Symphytum officinale
Greece

Syncarpha argentea
South Africa

Tagetes erecta 'Naughty Marietta'
Greece

Tagetes lemmonii
France

Talinum paniculatum
France

Tamarindus indica
Thailand

Taraxacum rubifolium *
Great Britain

Taxus baccata
France

Tecoma fulva subsp. garrocha
France

Teucrium dunense

Teucrium hircanicum *
France

Thalictrum flavum subsp. glaucum
France

Thermopsis villosa
France

Tipuana tipu
Portugal

Tithonia rotundifolia 'Red Torch' *
Italy

Trachelium caeruleum *
France

Trachelospermum asiaticum
France

Tragopogon crocifolius
France

Tragopogon porrifolius
Belgium

Tragopogon pratensis
Italy

Tropaeolum sp. *
Greece

Tulbaghia violacea
France

Tulipa clusiana 'Peppermintstick'
Greece

Tulipa sylvestris
Great Britain

Verbascum olympicum
France

Verbascum phoeniceum *
Belgium

Verbena bonariensis
France

Verbena rigida
France

Vestia foetida
Great Britain

Viola x wittrockiana 'Singing the Blues'
Greece

Vitex agnus-castus
France

Wisteria sinensis
France

Xanthorrhoea preissii
Australia

Yucca brevifolia
USA

Zantedeschia aethiopica
South Africa

Zanthoxylum armatum (Timut pepper)
France

Zanthoxylum bungeanum (Sichuan pepper)
USA

Zephyranthes minuta
Belgium

Zinnia elegans
France

Zinnia elegans 'State Fair'
Greece

Zinnia peruviana 'Red Spider'
Italy


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