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White Campion – seed packet

White Campion – seed packet$3.49

(Silene latifolia) Perennial in the Pink Family, native to Eurasia & N. Africa. Clumping plant of narrow leaves, evergreen in mild climates, gives rise to profusion of five-petaled white flowers. To 24” tall. Large inferior ovaries mature into seedpods that begin “popping” around the Fourth of July, scattering seeds. Unusually, immature seeds are dark-colored and […]

Mountainmint, Virginian – seed packet

Mountainmint, Virginian – seed packet$2.99

(Pycnanthemum virginianum) Perennial in the Mint Family, native to Appalachia. Narrow leaves, clusters of white flowers, to 36” tall. “The strongest of mints” with a knock-out flavor and fragrance. We suspect it inspired the first Mint Julep since it is so big and bushy – falling over and blocking paths – during the hottest part […]

Marigold, Lemon Drop – seed packet

Marigold, Lemon Drop – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(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 […]

Mexican Sunflower – seed packet

Mexican Sunflower – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(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), […]

Parsley, Flat Leaf – seed packet

Parsley, Flat Leaf – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Petroselinum crispum var. Italica) Biennial in the Umbel Family, native to the Mediterranean. Also known as, “Italian” parsley. Popular. Makes clump of powerfully flavorful greens first year, blooms and sets seeds second year. Seeds are a cooking spice. Roots used in soups. Pollinator attractor. Drought-tolerant once established. Planting suggestions: Regular garden soils sufficient; can tolerate […]

Mullein, Greek – seed packet

Mullein, Greek – seed packet$2.99

(Verbascum olympicum) Triennial in the Figwort Family, native to the Mediterranean. Low-rising rosette of fuzzy, pointed, wavy-edged grey-green leaves spreads out to 24-36” in radius by second year; blooms in third with truly spectacular, many-branched candelabra, 5-8′ tall, covered with hundreds of yellow flowers. Pointy-snouted weevils use as high-rise apartment, to no apparent harm. Medicinally, […]

Mullein, Common – seed packet

Mullein, Common – seed packet$2.99

(Verbascum thapsus) Biennial in the Figwort Family, native to Eurasia. First-year plant a rosette of fuzzy, grey-green leaves, like a bouquet of bunny ears. Second year produces a spike of yellow flowers, 4-6′ tall, in which weevils reside, to no apparent harm. Medicinally, leaf is used for lung health as tea, tincture or smoked. Flowers […]

Alexanders Ancient Parsley – seed packet

Alexanders Ancient Parsley – seed packet$2.99

(Petroselinum alexandrinum or Smyrnium olusatrum) Biennial or short-lived perennial in the Umbel Family, native to the Mediterranean. Rare. We are thrilled to be offering this selection! Also called “Black Lovage” because of color of seeds. Shiny compound leaves form clump first year, remain evergreen through winter in milder climates such as the Pacific NW. Umbels […]

Basil, “Mrs. Burns” Lemon – seed packet

Basil, “Mrs. Burns” Lemon – seed packet$2.99

(Ocimum basilicum) Annual in the Mint Family. A beloved heirloom, quite lemony in odor and taste. Used fresh or dried. Try as a tea. Pollinator attractor, like all the Basils. Planting suggestions: Ordinary garden soil is sufficient. Full sun. Start in warm conditions and give 12-18” spacing. Can also be container-grown in 1-gallon or larger […]

Love-in-the-Mist, White – seed packet

Love-in-the-Mist, White – seed packet$2.99

(Nigella sativa) Annual in the Ranunculus Family, native to the South and Southwest Asia. Also known as “Black Cumin”, for its pungent bitter seeds used in various Middle Eastern cuisines. 8-18” tall. Highly ornamental flowers and seedpods. Drought-tolerant once established. Planting suggestions: Average garden soil sufficient; prefers dryish conditions. Full sun to part sun. Direct-sow […]

Cream Splash Nicotiana – seed packet

Cream Splash Nicotiana – seed packet$2.99

(Nicotiana langsdorfii) Annual in the Nightshade Family. A cultivar of a plant native to Brazil. Leaves variegated. Flared tubular flowers an almost startling color of chartreuse with blue pollen. Quite a striking addition to a flower garden. Hummingbird attractor. Drought-tolerant once established. Planting suggestions: Press tiny seeds onto surface of already-moistened soil. Keep pots in a water-filled […]

Lemon Balm – seed packet

Lemon Balm – seed packet$2.99

(Melissa officinalis) Perennial in the Mint Family, native to Europe. Bushy, 2-3′ high. White flowers loved by bees. Popular as a beverage tea, hot or iced, and as a calming medicinal gentle enough for children. Also tasty and relaxing to smoke. Drought-tolerant once established. Self-sows readily. Planting suggestions: Poor soils acceptable, including heavy clays. Part […]

Flax, Brown – seed packet

Flax, Brown – seed packet$2.99

(Linum usitatissimum) Annual in the Flax Family, native to Asia. Winnowy plants with slender leaves, to 3′ high, with lovely blue flowers. Perhaps the oldest cultivated crop. Nutritive seeds high in Omega3 fatty-acids. Stalks used to make linen. Easy to grow and process for seeds. Drought-tolerant. Planting suggestions: Thrives on poor soils, including heavy clays. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Fennel, Green – seed packet

Fennel, Green – seed packet$2.99

(Foeniculum vulgare) Perennial in the Umbel Family, native to Eurasia. Feathery green foliage used in many dishes. Starting second year, yellow-flowered umbels produce delicious seeds. Root also edible (with bulbing fennel being a bred variety of this common fennel). Seeds used medicinally for digestion and gas, and for flavoring beverages. Very popular with pollinating insects. […]

Foxglove, Native – seed packet

Foxglove, Native – seed packet$2.99

(Digitalis purpurea) Biennial in the Figwort Family, native to the Pacific NW. A beautiful rosette of fuzzy, pointed leaves sends up a tall flowering stalk (3-6′) in the second year, covered with purple-magenta flowers. Many cultivars exists in various colors but this is the original native. Used for making the heart medicine, digoxin, but is […]

Cardoon – seed packet

Cardoon – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Cynara cardunculus ) Perennial in the Thistle Tribe of the Aster Family, native to Eurasia. Close relative of the artichoke, which it resembles closely. Clump of giant, white-stalked, grey-green serrated leaves gives rise to tall (5-7 ft) flower stalks topped with striking purple blossoms, beloved of bumble bees. Highly ornamental in a decidedly goth way. […]

Bachelor Buttons, Mix – seed packet

Bachelor Buttons, Mix – seed packet$2.99

(Centaurea cyanum) Annual in the Aster Family. An eye-catching mix of purple, white, lavender, pink, and classic blue flowers, many two-toned. 3-5′ tall. Edible flowers. Definitely attracts pollinators, especially honeybees. Drought-tolerant once established. Planting suggestions: Tolerates poor soils, including heavy clay. Full sun. Direct-sow after the Final Frost and thin to 8-16” apart. Can also […]

Calendula, “Wehoose Wow” mix – seed packet

Calendula, “Wehoose Wow” mix – seed packet$3.49 Sold Out

(Calendula officinalis) Hardy annual or short-lived perennial native to the Mediterranean. “Calendula” is the Latin word for “month”, and the flower was so-named by the Romans because it can blossom all year long. This mix has been selected for its “wow” factor: singles, doubles, and compound blossoms in lemon yellow and Hari-Krishna orange, often predominantly […]

Aster, California/Coast – seed packet

Aster, California/Coast – seed packet$2.99

(Symphyotrichum chilense) Perennial in the Aster Family, native to the Pacific Coast of the U.S.A. and Canada, where it grows on the rocky cliffs above the beach. Foliage somewhat waxy. Classically Composite blue flowers bloom in profusion on stalks up to 30” tall. Excellent choice for rock gardens. Attracts pollinators. No irrigation needed. Planting suggestions: […]

Snapdragon, Elaine’s Incendiary mix – seed packet

Snapdragon, Elaine’s Incendiary mix – seed packet$3.49

(Antirrhinum majus) Perennial in the Figwort Family, native to the Mediterranean. 18”-36” tall. Dragon-shaped blossoms that snap their mouths when the flower is squeezed are a favorite of children. Pollinated by bumblebees. This explosive mix features fiery shades of reds, oranges and hot pinks. Named after Elaine Close, who likes fire, and in whose garden-nation […]

Elecampane – seed packet

Elecampane – seed packet$2.99

(Inula helenium) Perennial herb in the Aster Family. Blooms second year, with golden-yellow blossoms like sunflowers with bed-head. To 5 ft. tall. Premier herb for lung health, in use by humans for over 2000 years. (It’s named after Helen of Troy!) Effective expectorant that imparts anesthetic effect on the throat, relieving pain from coughing. Has been […]

Shiso, Green – seed packet

Shiso, Green – seed packet$2.99 Sold Out

(Perilla frutescens var. crispa) Annual in the Mint Family native to SE Asia and/or the Chinese & Indian highlands. Foliage toothy-leafed, crinkled, aromatic with faintly tinted purplish-red undersides. To 24” tall. Not commonly known in the U.S.A., but much favored in Japanese cuisine. Unique flavor can only be described as “like Shiso”. Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: […]

Parsnip, “Poorhouse” – seed packet

Parsnip, “Poorhouse” – seed packet$2.99

(Pastinaca sativa) Biennial or short-lived perennial in the Umbel Family. This original variety is the result of a breeding project started in 2005. We have crossed at least six varieties, selecting for drought-tolerance, winter-hardiness, large size, straightness, and taste. An excellent food for the money-poor (like us farmers), due to its hardiness, nutrition and flavor. Cultivation […]

Sunflower, Giant – seed packet

Sunflower, Giant – seed packet$3.49 Sold Out

(Helianthus anuum) Annual in the Aster Family, native to the Great Plains of N. America. Generally 5-6 ft. tall, but can get up to 10-12 ft. (or more). Seeds are edible. Leaves are smokeable; have in fact been used as a tobacco additive/adulterant. Cultivation & harvesting suggestions: Sow in Spring, as soil is warming up. The […]