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Rue – seed packet

Rue – seed packet$2.99

(Ruta graveolens) Hardy Perennial in the Citrus Family, native to the Mediterranean. Regally ornamental blue-green foliage was model for Club symbol on playing cards. Exquisite flowers: four yellow petals and four flung-out stamens surround a bright green, superior ovary that resembles a tiny pock-skinned citrus fruit. 12-24” tall. Prized by the French as a kitchen […]

Black Nightshade – seed packet

Black Nightshade – seed packet$2.99

(Solanum nigrum) Annual in the Nightshade Family, native to Eurasia. Upright growth habit, to 12-24” tall. Reflexed petals of white blossoms shamelessly expose a grip of stamens clutching a coyly retracted style. Fruit green, maturing to inky black. “Has a long and well-established history as a food source for numerous cultures around the globe” (Forager’s […]

Ceremonial Tobacco, “Ancient” – seed packet

Ceremonial Tobacco, “Ancient” – seed packet$3.49

(Nicotiana rustica) Annual or short-lived perennial in the Nightshade Family, native to Central America. Rare. Leaves are roundish, and slightly concave, like shallow bowls. 18-36” tall. Flowers stout, tubular and yellow. Indigenous people found it evocative of the feminine, and smoked it. Nicotine content higher than Smoking Tobacco (Nicotiana rustica); can be much higher. We […]

Datura mix: White & La Fleur Lilac – seed packet

Datura mix: White & La Fleur Lilac – seed packet$3.49

(Datura stramonium) Annual in the Nightshade Family, native to the Americas. Also known as Angel’s Trumpets and Jimson Weed. Bat-like plant from 2-6′ tall. This mix features plain white trumpets on green stems, and lavender-throated trumpets on purple stems. Pollinated flowers produce spiky seed pods known as “thorn apples”. All parts of plant are toxic […]

Wormwood – seed packet

Wormwood – seed packet$2.99

(Artemisia absynthium) Hardy perennial in the Aster Family, native to Eurasia. Grows in bushes to 24” tall, with flowering spikes up to 48” tall. Grey-green serrated foliage is highly ornamental. Flowers are yellow but inconspicuous. A classic vermifuge (expels intestinal worms) that can be used by people or pets. Notorious as the key ingredient in […]

Sun Opener, a.k.a. Sinicuichi – seed packet

Sun Opener, a.k.a. Sinicuichi – seed packet$2.99

(Heimia salicifolia) Perennial in the Loosestrife Family (Lythraceae) from Mexico. Flowers yellow, leaves long and narrow. To 3 ft. tall. Sacred to the Aztecs. Reputedly causes feelings of well-being & intensifying of memories, including of prenatal events. Auditory hallucinations can also result: Once, after drinking a strong tea of the leaves, we both thought we had […]

All Smoking Tobacco seeds – 12 packet set

All Smoking Tobacco seeds – 12 packet set$19.99

Kick the corporate cigarette habit by growing your own tobacco!  This collection contains twelve packets of seed:  Ten varieties of Smoking Tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum):  Pedro’s Cuban, Scherazi, Dogon, Small-stemmed Black Mammoth, Bafra, Baiano, Kentucky Burley, Virgina Gold, Red Russian & Black Sea Samsun. Plus the Hopi Ceremonial Tobacco (N. rustica) and the Woodland Nicotiana (N. sylvestris). […]

Smoking Tobacco, Pedro’s Cuban – seed packet

Smoking Tobacco, Pedro’s Cuban – seed packet$2.99

(Nicotiana tabacum) Annual or short-lived perennial. Brought to Portland, Ore., from Central America in the early 2000’s, by our friend Pedro. Naturalized to the Pacific NW after several generations of seed-saving, but would do well anywhere else tobacco can grow. Flowers pink. Grows to seven feet high. Hummingbird attractor. Well-cured leaves impart a definite cigar […]

Blue-Pollened Nicotiana – seed packet

Blue-Pollened Nicotiana – seed packet$2.99

(Nicotiana langsdorfii x alata) Annual from Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. The most striking flowers we have seen on any Nicotiana: chartreuse green, in tubes that becomes suddenly bulbous and flare out widely, revealing anthers covered with blue pollen. Plant grows to three feet in height. Leaves reputedly smokeable. Note: Formerly listed as “Huichol Nicotiana (Nicotiana langsdorfii)“; […]

Ceremonial Tobacco, Hopi – seed packet

Ceremonial Tobacco, Hopi – seed packet$2.99

(Nicotiana rustica) Annual or short-lived perennial from Ecuador and Bolivia. Flowers barrel-shaped and yellow. Leaves roundish and concave, like shallow bowls upturned. Grows to 3 feet high. In the late 1800’s, this was the plant that Eastern Europeans grew for smoking tobacco, rather than a variety of Nicotiana tabacum. The evocation of the feminine by […]

“Bright-Eyed Stumbler” smoking mix: 1/2 oz. (14g)

“Bright-Eyed Stumbler” smoking mix: 1/2 oz. (14g)$6.49 Sold Out

More recreational than medicinal, this smoke mix is not to be imbibed before driving, operating heavy machinery, or going to (most) job interviews.  In Portland, this mix is also known as “The Sluntifier”. Mullein (Verbascum thapsus & Verbascum olympicum) for easiness of smoking Catnip (Nepeta cataria) which is a serious calmer foliage of Klip Dagga […]

Datura, La Fleur Lilac – seed packet

Datura, La Fleur Lilac – seed packet$3.99

(Datura tatula) Annual in the Nightshade Family. White trumpet flowers with lavender inside their throats decorate a bat-like plant whose leaves smell of peanut butter. We originally acquired this variety from Onalee’s Seeds. Seedpods are covered in spines, which gave this plant the name “Thorn Apple”. Continuous blooming through frost. Also known as Jimson Weed; […]

Smoking Tobacco, Scherazi – seed packet

Smoking Tobacco, Scherazi – seed packet$2.99

(Nicotiana tabacum) Annual or short-lived perennial. An Iranian variety. Flowers pink. Grows to seven feet high. Hummingbird attractor. Leaves harvested in summer cured well in the sun to golden-brown with a light, somewhat spicy flavor. Good selection if growing in the Pacific Northwest. Planting suggestions: Press tiny seeds onto surface of already-moistened soil. Keep pots […]

Smoking Tobacco, Small-stemmed Black Mammoth – seed packet

Smoking Tobacco, Small-stemmed Black Mammoth – seed packet$2.99

(Nicotiana tabacum) Annual or short-lived perennial. An heirloom cigarette tobacco variety from the East Coast of the U.S. We originally got it from the J.L. Hudson Seed Co. in California. Flowers pink. Grows to seven feet high. Hummingbird attractor. Well-cured leaves have a great flavor for rolling your own smokes. Planting suggestions: Press tiny seeds […]

Datura, Moonflower – seed packet

Datura, Moonflower – seed packet$3.99

(Datura inoxia) Perennial in the Nightshade Family. Impressive white trumpet flowers, up to 8” across, open at sunset with an intoxicating scent. Attracts night pollinators. Blossoms wilt and die by mid-morning of the next day. Continuous blooming through frost. To overwinter in colder areas, either mulch heavily or transplant into a pot and keep in […]