Plants & Seeds
Seeds are small items that can be used for growing Plants via Gardening. They each weigh one stone and can be stacked. Seeds are initially gained as loot from certain creatures, but most varieties are grown by breeding multiple generations of plants.
Certain older or bugged seeds that do not stack can be made stackable with use of the Gardener's Toolbox.
Certain creatures drop Plain, Red, Blue or Yellow seeds. Seeds obtained via combat always produce plants of one of three varieties:
Such seeds will be named according to their color (eg "Red Seed"), however if a plant is grown and then bred with itself it will produce descriptive seeds of the same type (eg "Red Tribarrel Cactus Seed").
Breeding different combinations of these seeds together can produce more colors and plant varieties. Any plant that provides seeds can produce a total of eight over it's lifetime.
The initial starting seeds are dropped by:
Plant Breeding Chart
ToDo: Details on what happens when you cross plant X with plant Y. Check the chart on Stratics for now, it's great. :)
Resource Growing Plants
Some plants produce resources which can be harvested via the Plant Resource GUMP. Up to eight units can be harvested from any given plant.
Green Thorns, which produce various random effects, are produced by Bright Green plants of these types:
Red Leaves, which lock the contents of books, are produced by Bright Red plants of these types:
Orange Petals, which provide high levels of poison resistance, are produced by Bright Orange plants of these types:
Poppies Dust, which is used to ID unnamed seeds, is produced by the "peculiar" style of poppies.
Flax Flowers produce bales of cotton and the cypress trees produce bark fragments.
Mutants are grown from specially coloured seeds, but cannot be bred and do not produce more. They are typically obtained by completing the Naturalist Quest, and come in aqua, pink, magenta, black, white and fire red.
Any plant that can produce seeds (aside from the Cocoa Tree) also has a chance of producing black or white mutants instead of the color they normally would. Such seeds are very rare.
With the advent of Ultima Online: Samurai Empire, certain creatures in the Tokuno Islands have a chance of dropping special Bonsai seeds. The seed name corresponds to the names listed below. For example, an uncommon bonsai comes from an uncommon seed. There are eight varieties:
- Common Bonsai Tree (also available in green)
- Uncommon Bonsai Tree (also available in green)
- Rare Bonsai Tree (also available in green)
- Exotic Bonsai Tree
- Exceptional Bonsai Tree
All forms are dropped by:
Peculiar seeds began appearing with Publish 55 and can grow 17 new plant varieties (one of which comes in two facings, for a total of 18). These plants cannot be cross-pollinated and with the exception of Vanilla (began appearing with Publish 76, it can produce seeds and can also produce Vanilla as a resource), do not produce new seeds nor resources. Instead, they are only dropped by certain monsters.
It was initially decided that no coloured Peculiar plants would be available, but due to a bug which caused the Naturalist Quest to produce nothing but coloured Peculiar Cactus plants, Publish 56 will make both standard and peculiar plants available from the same quest.
The seeds are divided into five groups based on the monsters that drop their seeds. For example, if you want to get a twisted Cypress Tree you must kill monsters from the second group. As the seeds are unlabeled either have to wait until the seed reaches the 7th stage of growth or use the resource poppies dust to identify the seed type. Assuming you harvested from the correct monster, you have a 20% change of receiving the seed in Group 1 you are after and a 25% chance for the seeds in all Groups 2 to 4.
|Group 1|| Dryad|
|Group 2|| Ant Lion|
|Group 3|| Hiryu|
|Group 4|| Juka Mage|
|Group 5|| Exodus Minion|
Cocoa Trees (Fragrant Seeds)
Whenever a creature would drop a Peculiar seed, there is a chance a Fragrant seed will be dropped instead. They are hence collected from the same creatures but at a lower drop rate. Unlike peculiar plants, they do grow further Cocoa Tree Seeds.
Some plants are available as decorative items outside of the Gardening system.
Available during the Spring Cleaning 2008 event:
Available via Heritage Tokens:
- Apple Tree
- Apple Trunk
- Cherry Blossom Tree
- Cherry Blossom Trunk
- Peach Tree
- Peach Trunk
- Rose of Trinsic
Available in 11th Year Collection:
Plants given during Holidays:
Plants have undergone name changes and as such original plants could be considered rare. Original plants have the name Decorative Plant and do not list the color or type of plant. The second generation of naming included the plant color. The current and last naming system now includes color and type.
- First generation. Generic name only.
- Second generation. Color is included.
- Third generation. Color and type included.