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Santolina, Grey – seed packet

Santolina, Grey – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Santolina chamaecyparissus) Hardy perennial in the Aster Family, native to the Mediterranean. Also called, “Lavender Cotton”. Low-lying woody shrub with grey fuzzy leaves, 8-18” tall, with sprawling habit in maturity. Globular yellow inflorescences. Sometimes trimmed neatly as part of a “knot garden”. Lovely companion to Green Santolina, Cardoon, and Wormwood. Entire plant highly aromatic. Dried […]

Santolina, Green – seed packet

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(Santolina virens) Hardy perennial in the Aster Family, native to the Mediterranean. Low-lying woody shrub with bright green leaves, 8-18” tall, with sprawling habit in maturity. Globular yellow inflorescences. Sometimes trimmed neatly as part of a “knot garden”. Lovely companion to Grey Santolina, Cardoon, and Wormwood. Entire plant highly aromatic. Dried Santolina has been kept […]

Marigold, Lemon Drop – seed packet

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(Tagetes patula) Annual in the Aster Family, native to the Americas. This charming cultivar sports compounded florets of bright yellow ray flowers on small plants, 8-18” tall. Foliage pinnate. Used in companion-planting to keep away insect pests. As medicine, the flowers are anti-viral & anti-bacterial, and have been used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, as well […]

Feverfew – seed packet

Feverfew – seed packet$2.99

(Tanacetum parthenium) Perennial in the Aster Family, native to Eurasia. Deeply serrated light green foliage in neat clumps. White-petaled, yellow-centered flowers superficially resemble chamomile, but the heady chrysanthemum-ish aromatics of Feverfew make for a positive ID. 12-36” tall. Entire plant edible. Medicinally, used for treating headaches, both acute and migraine, and for breaking fevers. Planting […]

Dandylion – seed packet

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(Taraxacum officinales) Perennial in the Aster Family, cosmopolitan in distribution. Rosette of long narrow leaves, 6-18” in radius, with flowering stalks 6-18” tall. One of the single most useful plants on Earth: Edible greens provide food during the late Winter/early Spring hunger-gap; roots are a detoxifier of the liver that make a fine coffee-additive/substitute when […]

Mexican Sunflower – seed packet

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(Tithonia sp.) Annual in the Aster Family, native to Central America & the Caribbean. Fat orange blossoms attract bees. 3-6” tall (shorter the farther North you go). Can be sown one season to control parasitic nematodes the following season. Planting suggestions: Average garden soil sufficient. Full sun. Direct-sow the same time as Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), […]

Daisy, Oxeye – seed packet

Daisy, Oxeye – seed packet$2.99

(Leucanthemum vulgare) Perennial in the Aster Family, native to Western North America. This is the classic daisy, yellow centered and white petaled. Flowers are edible. Young leaves are good in salads. Medicinally, the whole plant is used to treat allergies. Photo on bottom right shows seed harvest; a quick shake separated the seed, duff, and […]

Lettuce, Flashy Trout Back – seed packet

Lettuce, Flashy Trout Back – seed packet$2.99

(Lactuca sativa) Annual in the Aster Family, native to Eurasia. Lettuce was first cultivated by the ancient Egyptians. Well-known, reliable Romaine lettuce. Green with splashy red flecks. Originally named “Forellenschluss”, which is German for “speckled like a trout’s back”. Planting suggestions: Average garden soil is sufficient. Full sun to part shade. Direct-sow around the Final […]

Lettuce Mix, Lobelia’s Verdance – seed packet

Lettuce Mix, Lobelia’s Verdance – seed packet$3.49

(Lactuca sativa) Annual in the Aster Family, native to Eurasia. Lettuce was first cultivated by the ancient Egyptians. A mix of green romaine and butterhead lettuces, with a sprinkle of Ruby leaf lettuce. We have been growing this mix out since our urban farming days in Portland, Oregon, for its winter hardiness and aesthetic qualities. […]

Grindelia / Gumweed – seed packet

Grindelia / Gumweed – seed packet$3.49

(Grindelia stricta) Perennial in the Aster Family, native to the North American Pacific Coast. 12-36” high. Flowers exude a sticky white liquid when prime for harvest. Used for lung ailments, sore throats. Strong medicine; best to try a small amount first as some individuals experience adverse reactions. This seed wild-crafted from plants growing in brackish […]

Firewheel Blanketflower – seed packet

Firewheel Blanketflower – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Gaillardia pulchella) Annual or short-lived perennial in the Aster Family, native to the Americas. Popular bedding plant for its bright colors and ease of care. Drought-tolerant. Planting suggestions: Average garden soil is sufficient. Full sun. Direct-sow after the Final Frost, or start inside earlier and transplant out. Space at 12-24”. Dead-head to encourage continued blooming. […]

Coneflower, Purple & White mix – seed packet

Coneflower, Purple & White mix – seed packet$2.99

(Echinacea sp.) Perennial in the Aster Family, native to North America. Blooms second year and thereafter. Grows in clumps that expand steadily over time. 2-5′ tall. This seed set is a mix of purple flowers and white flowers harvested from separate plants that might lead now to blossoms that are a mix of the two. […]