Questions on items

What do the signs (  ) mean?

These items are synonyms, ie old names, that by changes in botanical nomenclature are out of date.

What do the signs [  ] mean?

These specifications concern cultivar translations, the renaming of existing cultivars, and confusing marketing names given to the botanical species. While these specifications are not complete, they are compiled in good conscience to the best of our knowledge. 
For example:

ALYSSUM montanum 'Berggold' = translated = [Mountain Gold]

AQUILEGIA vulgaris 'William Guiness' = re-named = [Magpie]

NEPETA nervosa = marketing name = [Blue Moon]

What are series?

Series are breeds which often show very similar growth properties but have one different feature, eg blossom colour.

What does GOLD NUGGET SEED® mean?

GOLD NUGGET SEED® makes it possible for cold germinators to germinate uniformly within 2 - 4 weeks without cold treatment.

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What does JET® mean?

The designation JET® represents several advanced JELITTO TECHNOLOGY techniques.

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What does Organic Seed mean?

Certification in compliance with EU Regulation No. 834/2007 and 889/2008.
This process guarantees transparency along the line from seed to consumer which is essential when dealing with organic products.

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What does pure seed mean?

Pure seed means that the seeds have not only been separated from the chaff, but also from the outer shell.

What are mixtures?

We distinguish between two different mixtures. The main category of seed - mixtures has been compiled for a particular purpose, such as eg the blue colour garden or prairie mixes.

The information mixture with all other items means that different types with different height, color or other variations were compiled, often hybrids or all kinds of a series.

What does BLBP mean?

Abbreviation for the provenance of plants by the Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft (Bavarian regional authority for agriculture, previously Bayerischen Landesanstalt für Bodenkultur und Pflanzenbau).

These plants are selectively bred with distinctly better properties than normally available plant material. Plants with ’BLBP’ provenance have been tested over a period of years on their suitability for field production, particularly with regard to quality and yield and on their botanic identity as stipulated by the pharmacopoeia. These plants are therefore ideally suited for commercial field production. ’BLBP’ certified plants also fulfil all specifications for ingredients stipulated by the Chinese pharmacopoeia. Unauthorised seed propagation is strictly prohibited.

May I use the pictures?

The images are copyrighted and may be downloaded for free web use if our watermark is included. The use is exclusively limited to the botanical name under which the image is published on The marketing name listed in square brackets is not part of the botanical name. Should it still be used, it must be marked as a marketing name.

If you are interested in high resolution pictures for catalogue use or label production, please contact It is our pleasure to offer a one-time non-exclusive right for the use of our digital images in your publication. All picture material is copyrighted by JELITTO STAUDENSAMEN GMBH and to be used only in the agreed upon manner. A sample of the publication, label etc. has to be sent to Jelitto. It is not allowed to pass on the pictures to other parties.

Permission for the use of photographic material will be on a one-time non-exclusive right only and restricted to the agreed purpose. Unless prearranged, the images have to be marked with the copyright „© Jelitto“ or “Picture: Jelitto Staudensamen GmbH”. We must insist you ask permission for any further publication, including reuse for another catalogue circulation. The use is exclusively limited to the variety name for which the picture material was delivered. Under no circumstances can these images be used for any other variety or cultivar. Jelitto Staudensamen GmbH will prosecute violators for a minimum amount of 250,00 EURO for each offense.

Because of the high cost of producing and maintaining photographs we cannot supply them free of charge. For your own printed catalogue use, the fee is 25 EURO per image. For label printing and paper bags, advertising material and others, the fee is 70 EURO/image. Images of Jelitto exclusive introductions are available for use free of charge.

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