Dear Friends,

Like last year we are now able to supply selected seeds of some very rare species which are unlikely to obtain elsewhere. We also offer this year a larger selection of juvenile bulbs, corms and tubers, mostly 2 -3 years old.
All seeds are fresh from Autumn 2017 – spring 2018 and are not collected in the wild!!
As plants are grown mostly in open conditions we avoid proposing species that might hybridize such as some Cyclamen species etc. unless grown separately or specified as ‘open pollination’
If you are not on our mailing list and wish to receive future lists please let us know so that we can add you.
Seeds are priced 5 Euros per packet.
Oncocyclus Iris seeds are priced 8 Euros as they are all hand pollinated and we offer only healthy, large seeds.
Species that are good for naturalizing in Mediterranean climate gardens are marked
Please add 8 Euros for post
Payment is done with PayPal, I’m afraid we cannot accept any other method at the moment.
Keep in mind that the vast majority of the species are growing in Mediterranean climate therefore not suitable to grow out in the open garden. All species on this list need a long period of dormancy [summer] and should not be watered during that time.
Please notice!! We will start shipping the seeds July 15th 2018. Orders can be made till November 15th. You will receive a notice with the registered number. Our experience from the previous two years is that seeds arrive to most destination [worldwide] in 7-15 days but some took up to 5 weeks (NZ, China) so please be patient.
We appreciate if you can send a quick note telling us that seeds arrived safely

Please notice: we are unable to supply Phyto certificates. Also be informed regarding costume restrictions in your country and let us know if we need to add letter of containments etc..

If you have any question regarding the species/ growing conditions germination etc feel free to ask. oronperi@gmail.com
There are some species that are not on the list as they are in very small quantities; you can enquire if you are looking for a particular species.
Thank you,

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    Colchicum cupanii OP214044

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    Colchicum cupanii OP214044

    A showy form of this Autumnal flowering species , Ex Greece, Santorini , Mt. Profitis Elias

    8 seeds for

    5.00
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    Allium autumnale OP211023

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    Allium autumnale OP211023

    A lovely autumnal species endemic to Cyprus.  It blooms for quite a few weeks. produces large clumps with time.

    15 seeds for 

    5.00
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    Iris gatesii

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    Iris gatesii

    This species from SE Turkey has really hugh flowers with unique grey/purple color. It is a late flowering species belonging to the Oncocyclus section.

    Not available this year

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    Allium umbilicatum

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    Allium umbilicatum

    A lovely deep pink flowering species from central Asia. Fast grower to form clumps.

    Originally from GBG, Sweeden.

    10 seeds for 

    5.00
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    Colchicum variegatum OP28042

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    Colchicum variegatum OP28042

    Ex. Greece, chios, 5m.

    Particularly large flowers for this distinct species. Blooming seoson starts as early as August.

    Not availble this year

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    Muscari spreizenhoferi OP210195

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    Muscari spreizenhoferi OP210195

    Ex. E. Crete Agia Fotia. A compact form of this species, about 10-12 cm only.

    8 seeds for

    5.00
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    Moraea mediterranea OP212033

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    Moraea mediterranea OP212033

    Ex. Eastern Crete; Ziros gorge, 85m.  Differing by its common, larger cousin M. sisyrinchium in having only one leaf, small flowers and a height of  8-10cm. Grows in dry conditions and need good drainage.

    8 seeds for

     

    5.00
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    Leopoldia cycladica OP214045

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    Leopoldia cycladica OP214045

    syn Muscari cycladicum.

    Large, rubust  species up to 50cm  Ex. Greece, Santorini; Akrotiri

    8 seeds for

    5.00
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    Ornithogalum cuspidatum OP212004

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    Ornithogalum cuspidatum OP212004

    Rare species growing in SE Turkey, Syria and Iraq.

    It is a massive species of deep soils, leaves can get to 60cm, tall spikes to about 45cm with long peicels. Forming large clumps. Long flowering period in spring.

    Never ofered before!

    6 seeds for

    5.00
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    Ranunculus creticus OP214052

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    Ranunculus creticus OP214052

    Ex. Greece , Santorini , Mt. Profitis Elias

    Large species up to 70cm with large round leaves. Producing in early spring tall flowering stems with shiny yellow flowers, produces stolons. Prefers cool partial shaded places. Excelent for naturelizing im mild climate  gardens.

    20 seeds for

    5.00
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    Arum purpureospathum

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    Arum purpureospathum

    A species endemic to SW Crete. This form has unusualy deep reddish/purple flowers. to 35cm long.

    Originally from Lyon Botanic Garden

    8 seeds for

    5.00
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    Acis trichophylla SBL 603

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    Acis trichophylla SBL 603

    5.00
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    Muscari commutatum OP211021

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    Muscari commutatum OP211021

    Ex. Greece; Peloponnese; Monemvasia.

    A rubust form with deep color. Produces massive clumps. Excellent for naturalizing in a mild climat garden.

    10 seeds for 

    5.00
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    Bulbine praemorsa OP215131

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    Bulbine praemorsa OP215131

    Ex. South Africa, West Cape, Tulbagh Valley.

    Fast growing species with short, fat, bluish/green succulant leaves. Flowering spiks to 60cm or more

    12 seeds for 

     

    5.00
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    Fritillaria conica

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    Fritillaria conica

    A rare and endangered species from the Peloppones where it grows only in four sites. It is now estimated to have less the 1000 individuals growing in the wild. Seeds were given to me more than 10 years ago by the late Marcus Harvey.

    15 seeds for

    5.00
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    Bellevalia sitiaca OP212027

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    Bellevalia sitiaca OP212027

    Rare, lttle known species from Eastern Crete. Ii grows in rock crevices on walls near the coast.  Quite a showy species.

    8 seeds for

    5.00
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    Colchicum tunicatum

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    Colchicum tunicatum

    A  species  growing in Jordan, Judea and Negev deserts in Israel and Palestine. It is the earliest species to flower in that region, starting in late August. Flowers are white or pale pink turning darker as they mature. Rarely offered!

    Only few availble this year

    6 seeds for 

    5.00
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    Romulea leipoldtii

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    Romulea leipoldtii

    Spring flowering species from South Africa, Small but quite showy; creamy colored petals and yellow throat .

    10 seeds for

    5.00
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    Muscari neglectum OP213065

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    Muscari neglectum OP213065

    Ex. Greece; Chios; Emborios

    This form has nerrow umbels with nice purple/blue colored flowers.

    quick to forms clumps, good for naturalizing.

    8 seeds for

    5.00
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    Ornithogalum chionophyllum OP28206

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    Ornithogalum chionophyllum OP28206

    This species is endemic to Cyprus, it has blue-green, gloucus leaves and short stems inflorescens.

    A showy species, good for a rock garden or in a pot. Quite hardy.

    10 seeds for

    5.00
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    Iris tuberosa

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    Iris tuberosa

    syn. Hermodactylus tuberosus.

    Ex. Crete, a curious species, green standards and almost black, velvety falls. Pendulud seedpods  lovely in a big pot.

    10 seeds for

     

    5.00
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    Scilla morrisii

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    Scilla morrisii

    This species is endemic to Cyprus where it is very rare and engangered now.

    Mauve colored flowers appering in early spring, easy to grow in a pot or a shaded area in a mild climate garden.

    Originally grown from JJA seeds

    8 seeds for

    5.00
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    Lachenalia quadricolor (syn L. aloides ssp quadricolor)

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    Lachenalia quadricolor (syn L. aloides ssp quadricolor)

    Showy, flame like species from South Africa, recently given a species status.
    The form we grow has beautifully marked leaves and is a strong grower.
    Excellent as a pot plant or a sunny warm position in the garden in mild areas.

    10 seeds for

    5.00
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    Romulea bulbocodium var. crocea OP29205

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    Romulea bulbocodium var. crocea OP29205

    Ex. Turkey; Antalya province, Perge.

    In my opinion this taxon should recieve back its original name Romulea crocea as it  looks and has very different growth habits to R. bulbocodium.  The form offered has a lovely deep yellow color with nice brownish/purple markings and veins.

    10 seeds for 

    5.00
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    Romulea tempskyana OP29198

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    Romulea tempskyana OP29198

    This species has the deepest, shiny, violet color. Native to Turkey, Cyprus, Syria and Lebanon. It is an early flowering species starting blooming in February.

    10 seeds for 

    5.00
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    Muscari adilii

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    Muscari adilii

    Described not long ago.

    This species is endemic to Turkey. It is becoming popular as a garden plant with already few named cultivars.

    10 seeds for 

    5.00
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    Romulea columnae OP211298

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    Romulea columnae OP211298

    A tiny species with distribution  throughout most of the Mediterranean, usually in coastal areas.

    This form is from Jerusalem where it is now extremely rare and endengered. Growing at about 800m, in damp conditions.

    15 seeds for 

    5.00
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    Romulea citrina

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    Romulea citrina

    South African species flowering abundantly in early  spring.

    15 seeds for

    5.00
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    Freesia viridis

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    Freesia viridis

    A curious little jewel from S. Africa.

    Small green fowers following with decorative reddish colored seedpods. Lovely is a small pot.

    15 seeds for

    5.00
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    Muscari macrocarpum

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    Muscari macrocarpum

    Ex. Greece, Samos, Mt. Kerkis

    A showy, incredibly scented species! Long flowering period.

    Ex Marcus Harvey’s collection

    8 seeds for

    5.00
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    Iris regis-uzziae OP215024

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    Iris regis-uzziae OP215024

    The rare Jordanian yellow form of this species. It is a desert species, growing in the southern mountains at high elevations.  Blooming time is Februay – March.

    For the experts!

    Only few seeds availble this year

    5 seeds for  

    8.00
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    Bellevalia hyacinthoides OP215067

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    Bellevalia hyacinthoides OP215067

    Ex. Greece, Zakinthos

    A little jewel with deep colored leaves and relatively large, open flowers, Whitish-blue with deep blue mid -vein. Anthers are deep purple. Blooming in early spring.

    8 seeds for

    5.00
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    Iris postii OP215011

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    Iris postii OP215011

    I have been after this mysterious species for 7 years!

    A beautiful Juno Iris with many color forms from very pale to the deepest blue or purple colors.

    This species grows in extemely harsh conditions in the eastern desert in the area where Syria, Jordan and Iraq meet.

    First time in cultivaion and first time offered.

    For the experts!

    Few seeds available.

    3 seeds for

     

    12.00
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    Cyclamen alpinum

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    Cyclamen alpinum

    A little jewel from SW Turkey. Easily recognised by its propeller like flowers. Despite its fragile appearence it is quite a tough species.

    Not availble this year

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    Anemone coronaria OP211305

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    Anemone coronaria OP211305

    Ex. Cyprus; Pafos

    An early flowering form with white and pale mauve colors. Extremely floriferous with a long flowering seoson starting late November to late February.

    15+ seeds for

    5.00
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    Pseudomuscari inconstrictum OP213098

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    Pseudomuscari inconstrictum OP213098

    Although it has been renamed as Pseudomuscari, it is very different from members of that genus and in my opinion should keep its original name Muscari inconstrictum.

    This excellent form is from the Jordan valley, about 15cm with large spikes of long tubic/campanulate  shape flowers with very intense colors.

    15 seeds for

    5.00
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    Iris palaestina - Mix

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    Iris palaestina – Mix

    An elegant Juno species from the Eastern Mediterranean.

    A  mix of selected forms we grow.

    You need to be patient as germination can be slow but once etablished it will form impressive clumps with stuning number of flowers.

    8 seeds for 

    5.00
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    Iris palaestina OP21002

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    Iris palaestina OP21002

    Rare blue colored  form of this elegant, Eastern Mediterranean Juno species. It forms big clumps with dozens of flowers in early spring.

    10 seeds for

    5.00
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    Hyacinthella nervosa OP29114

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    Hyacinthella nervosa OP29114

    Lovely early spring flowering species with distribution from Jordan through Iraq and Syria up to Turkey. This selected form has been found in the Jordan Valley, relatively tall stems carrying intense blue colored flowers. Needs a long dry summer rest.

    Not availble this year

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    Iris planifolia

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    Iris planifolia

    Ex. Spain

    A rubust species, better grown in a big pot or in the garden due to its mesurments.

    Produces with time large clumps with many flowers. Excelent for mild climet gardens.

    8 seeds for 

    5.00
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    Ornithogalum montanum OP213076

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    Ornithogalum montanum OP213076

    The Eastern Mediterranean form of this species. Differing mainly by being an autumnal/early winter  bloomer.  Probably a different taxa. Seeds it self freely to produce nice colonies.  Good in a pot or in a rock garden.

    8 seeds for

     

    5.00
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    Crocus laevigatus SL453

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    Crocus laevigatus SL453

    Ex Greece

    Good form with deep purple markings, quite unusuall colors for this species.

    Blooming in late autumn.

    10 seeds for

    5.00
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    Iris vartanii OP210271

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    Iris vartanii OP210271

    A rarity from Israel, Palestine and Jordan.  Usually pale grayish/blue in color but this form has deep colors. It needs a long, dry summer rest . Germinate might take place  in the second year therefor pot should be left to dry in summer to prevent rot.

    Needs strong light/sun and good ventilation.

    8 seeds for

     

    5.00
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    Romulea tempskyana OP212013

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    Romulea tempskyana OP212013

    Ex. Turkey, Antalya province; Kemer

    This is a deep colored form with nice shape.

    10 seeds for

    5.00
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    Crocus goulimyi

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    Crocus goulimyi

    A selection of color forms of this Crocus from the Peloponnese that vary from pure with to deep purple. Easy to grow, forms clumps quickly. Excelent for naturalizing in a mild climate garden

    12 seeds for

    5.00
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    Crocus veneris OP28119

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    Crocus veneris OP28119

    mall autumnal flowering species endemic to Cyprus. Rarely offered elsewhere.
    The white petals are good background to the showy anthers and the divided orange style.
    Easily grown in small pots, will multiply fast. Needs hot, dry summer rest.

    6 seeds for

    5.00
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    Colchicum stevenii 'Gisser' OP2111026

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    Colchicum stevenii ‘Gisser’ OP2111026

    Cochicum stevenii is  a great autumnal flowering secies from the E. mediterranean and Turkey. It is highly floriferuos. Flowers apper only few dats after they recieve the first rain. It is also an excelent pot plant that forms clumps rapidly.’Gisser’ is a selected form with compat growth, deep color and round petals.

    6 seeds for

    5.00
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    Colchicum cupanii OP214046

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    Colchicum cupanii OP214046

    Ex. Greece; Santorini; Akrotiri

    Another lovely form of this species with white petals that are good background for the dark stamens and yellow, swollen stamens base.

    8 seeds for

    5.00
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    Crocus pallasii pallasii OP21024

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    Crocus pallasii pallasii OP21024

    The form that grows in the Upper Galilee region and S. Lebanon, it has mauve colored petals often with darker veins.

    10 seeds for

    5.00
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    Stenbergia greuteriana

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    Stenbergia greuteriana

    Ex. Crete, Omalos.

    Now a synonym of Sternbergia lutea but nothing will convince me  it is S. lutea…

    This species is a miniature, only 3-4cm. it is even smaller than some Sternbergia colchiciflora i grow.

    Not availble this year