Anise
Herb
Anise
4406AN Pimpinella anisum Open-pollinated. Annual bears seeds with subtle licorice overtones and a spicy warming flavor. Drunk as a tea in the Middle... read more
Anise Hyssop
Herb
Anise Hyssop OG
4407AO Agastache foeniculum Open-pollinated. Bushy midwestern native permeates the air with sweet licorice fragrance. An outstanding insectary plant, its... read more
Arnica Chamissonis
Herb
Arnica Chamissonis OG
4409RO Arnica chamissonis Open-pollinated. Meadow arnica is a native American species that will grow successfully in low-elevation gardens. A.... read more
Ashwagandha
Herb
Ashwagandha OG
4411WO Withania somnifera Open-pollinated. In Sanskrit its name means ‘the vitality of the horse’ and it imparts such energy; somnifera promotes sleep.... read more
Astragalus
Astragalus OGexpected in late DEC
4412LO Astragalus membranaceus Open-pollinated. Safe effective adaptogenic tonic to use daily throughout the year, aiding digestion and promoting immune... read more
Herb
Blue Vervain OG
4692BO Verbena hastata Open-pollinated. This 5–6' perennial grows naturally in moist thickets and meadows and will do well in similar garden conditions,... read more
Borage
Herb
Borage OG
4491BO Borago officinalis (55 days) Open-pollinated. Gloria Seigars suggests it as a great border for the vegetable garden where the dense plants smother... read more
Broadleaf Sage
Herb
Broadleaf Sage
4664BS Salvia officinalis Open-pollinated. Grows up to 3', with fuzzy grey-green oblong leaves and blue flowers. Used fresh or dried. Tasty in stuffing... read more
Carawaynot available yet, check back later
4507CW Carum carvi Open-pollinated. Feathery-leaved 2' biennial grown primarily for its seeds to season soups, stews, breads and pastries. Its leaves are... read more
Catnip
Herb
Catnip
4509NP Nepeta cataria Open-pollinated. “If you set it, the cats will get it; if you sow it, they won’t know it.” Hardy perennial, will self-sow once... read more
Chia
Chianot available yet, check back later
4512CH Salvia hispanica Open-pollinated. Who hasn’t heard the call to sprout these seeds as kitchen kitsch? Now you can grow these ancient delicious... read more
Chives
Herb
Chives OG
4513CO Allium schoenoprasum (80 days) Open-pollinated. Hardy perennial. 1–2' hollow grasslike leaves enhance any dish with their subtle onion flavor,... read more
Codonopsis
Codonopsisnot available yet, check back later
4520CD Codonopsis pilosula Open-pollinated. Also called Poor Man’s Ginseng and dang shen in China. Perennial to Zone 4. Used in Chinese medicine like... read more
Herb
Cumin
4522CU Cuminum cyminum (100-115 days) Open-pollinated. After black pepper, the most widely used spice in the world. Seeds of this culinary cumin are... read more
Elecampane
Herb
Elecampane OG
4550EO Inula helenium Open-pollinated. Also known as Horseheal, Wild Sunflower and Elf Dock. Large dramatic plant is an excellent lung tonic. Important... read more
Fennel OGnot available yet, check back later
4560FO (65 days) This fennel, which doesn’t bulb, puts all its energy into making seeds. Although used similarly to anise in cooking, fennel seed is much... read more
Feverfew
Feverfew OGnot available yet, check back later
4572FO Tanacetum parthenium Open-pollinated. Strongly scented bushy 18" plant with beautiful daisy-like white blooms good in bouquets. A tea from the... read more
Garlic Chives
Garlic Chivesnot available yet, check back later
4577GC Allium tuberosum Open-pollinated. Also called Chinese chives or Chinese leeks. Known as jiu cai in China. Grows like chives, 1' tall, but has flat... read more
German Thyme
Herb
German Thyme
4687GT Thymus vulgaris Open-pollinated. Creeping 10–12" mat-forming perennial brings depth of flavor to soups, gravies, casseroles. Said to calm the... read more
Horehound
Herb
Horehound
4580HH Marrubium vulgare Open-pollinated. Perennial forms a 2' bushy stand of grey-green wooly leaves, making a good border. Horehound candies were once... read more
Hyssop
Herb
Hyssop
4582HY Hyssopus officinalis Open-pollinated. Beautiful aromatic perennial border plant that produces spikes of indigo flowers, traditionally used in... read more
Lady’s Mantle
Lady’s Mantleexpected in early JAN
4584LM Alchemilla mollis Open-pollinated. I first admired this attractive plant in the lovely gardens at Avena Botanicals. Softly hairy wavy-edged leaves... read more
Lemon Balm
Herb
Lemon Balm
4588LB Melissa officinalis Open-pollinated. The Greek word Melissa means ‘honeybee’; the plant in flower attracts them. Perennial growing to 2'. Gather... read more
Lemon Mint
Lemon Mintnot available yet, check back later
4589MT Monarda citriodora Open-pollinated. An annual member of the bee balm genus in the mint family. Native to Appalachia and related to Oswego Tea. The... read more
Lemongrass
Lemongrassnot available yet, check back later
4587LG Cymbopogon flexuosus Open-pollinated. Nikos searched for years for this culinary strain of lemongrass, native to Southeast Asia, used in food and... read more
Herb
Licorice
4590LC Glycyrrhiza glabra Open-pollinated. Sweet and soothing root contains glycosides similar to the body’s own natural steroids. Beneficial for... read more
Lovage
Herb
Lovage
4592LV Levisticum officinale Open-pollinated. An underrated herb with many uses. Leaves have a strong celery taste and can flavor soups, stews and... read more
Marshmallow OGnot available yet, check back later
4619MO Althaea officinalis Open-pollinated. Cousin to the hollyhock, used to soothe and soften irritated skin and membranes and to relieve stuck hacking... read more
Milk Thistle
Herb
Milk Thistle OG
4630TO Silybum marianum Open-pollinated. Named for the bold white splashes on its glossy leaves, said to be from Mary’s milk. Fast-growing 3–5' annual... read more
Motherwort
Herb
Motherwort OG
4640MO Leonurus cardiaca Open-pollinated. Hardy perennial of the mint family grows 2–4' with dull green leaves having a pungent odor and rather bitter... read more
Pennyroyal
Herb
Pennyroyal
4651PR Mentha pulegium Open-pollinated. Native to Europe, across the Mediterranean into Persia. Hardy aromatic ground cover notorious for its... read more
Rosemary
Rosemary OGnot available yet, check back later
4657RO Rosmarinus officinalis Open-pollinated. From the Latin ros marinus meaning ‘dew of the sea,’ a reference to its native habitat, the Mediterranean... read more
Schisandra
Herb
Schisandra
4677SH Schisandra chinensis Open-pollinated. Also called Magnolia Vine. Highly ornamental deciduous woody vine, to 25', with tiny pinkish-white flowers... read more
Stevia
Stevianot available yet, check back later
4684ST Stevia rebaudiana (100-120 days) Open-pollinated. As sweet as it gets, stevia is several hundred times sweeter than sugar, but without the... read more
Stinging Nettle
Herb
Stinging Nettle OG
4644SO Urtica dioica Open-pollinated. Biodynamic gardeners use nettles to increase the potency of neighboring herbs, and to stimulate humus formation. An... read more
Sweet Marjoram
Herb
Sweet Marjoram
4615SM Origanum majorana (80-95 days) Open-pollinated. Grown as an annual in the North. 1' plant with grey-green rounded leaves of enchanting sweet... read more
Sweet Woodruff
Sweet Woodruffnot available yet, check back later
4698SW Galium odoratum Open-pollinated. Perennial ground cover for shade. Whorls of pointed vanilla-scented leaves covered with clusters of tiny snowy-white spring flowers. 6-8" tall. read more
Topas St Johnswort
Herb
Topas St Johnswort
4686TS Hypericum perforatum Open-pollinated. Pretty yellow flower of fields and meadows turns tinctures and oils deep red. Used as tea, tincture or... read more
Valerian
Herb
Valerian OG
4690VO Valeriana officinalis Open-pollinated. Tall leafy 3-5' perennial with honey-scented pale pink flowers. Harvest roots in the second year or later. read more
White Sage
White Sagenot available yet, check back later
4666WS Salvia apiana Open-pollinated. An important ceremonial herb for Native Americans who use it for purification. Leaves can be smoked, taken as a... read more
White Yarrow
Herb
White Yarrow
4699WY Achillea millefolium Open-pollinated. Flat-topped white flowers bloom June–August with an odd alluring scent that attracts bees, butterflies and... read more
Wild Bergamot
Herb
Wild Bergamot OG
4481WO Monarda fistulosa Open-pollinated. Our native wildflower species of the familiar bee balm is a great addition to the perennial border in light dry... read more
Yellow (White) Mustard Seed
Herb
Yellow (White) Mustard Seed
4642YM Sinapis alba (70-85 days) Open-pollinated. The variety of mustard most familiar to American palates, but pallid without the addition of turmeric.... read more
Zloty Lan
Herb
Zloty Lan
4511ZL Matricaria recutita Open-pollinated. With Bodegold in short supply, we cast about for another variety and came across this unique Polish... read more

Basil

Anise Basil
Basil
Anise Basil
4436AB Open-pollinated. Originally from Persia. Vigorous mulberry-tinted basil with anise fragrance makes a highly decorative tall bushy plant. Slow to... read more
Genovese Basil
Basil
Genovese Basil
4418GB (70 days) Open-pollinated. The choice of many connoisseurs for making pesto. Also called Perfumed Basil. Leaves are slightly smaller and finer... read more
Basil
Kapoor Tulsi OG
4468KO Ocimum tenuiflorum (100 days) Open-pollinated. A superior strain of Tulsi or Sacred basil, with a more compact growth habit and more pungent sweet... read more
Lime Basil
Basil
Lime Basil OG
4453LO Ocimum americanum (65 days) Open-pollinated. Imparts a robust lime fragrance to the patch. More vigorous than Lemon Basil, darker green leaves... read more
Mammoth Basil
Basil
Mammoth Basil
4422MB Open-pollinated. No grape leaves available? Lettuce-leaf type has very large ruffled leaves suitable for rolling or stuffing. Flavor similar to... read more
Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil
Basil
Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil
4450BB (64 days) Open-pollinated. Chosen for its intense lemony fragrance. Medium-sized bright green leaves. Heirloom variety grown for 60 years in... read more
Purple Ruffles Basil
Basil
Purple Ruffles Basil
4461PR (85 days) Open-pollinated. Deep purple plants with serrated and crinkled leaves for striking visual contrast in the herb garden. Imparts... read more
Round Midnight Basil
Basil
Round Midnight Basil
4459RM (65 days) F-1 hybrid. This lustrous purple basil lures you from across the garden with its broad dark lightly ruffled gently serrated leaves... read more
Spicy Globe Basil
Basil
Spicy Globe Basil
4430SG Ocimum basilicum minimum (70 days) Open-pollinated. Marvelous little basil grows to about 8" and maintains a compact mound of light green leaves... read more
Sweet Basil
Basil
Sweet Basil
4414SB (70 days) Open-pollinated. Genova strain. The heaviest-yielding variety, recommended for drying, all-around great eating, and large-scale pesto... read more
Sweet Basil
Basil
Sweet Basil OG
4415WO (70 days) Open-pollinated. The heaviest-yielding variety, recommended for drying, all-around great eating, and large-scale pesto production. We... read more
Sweet Dani Lemon Basil
Basil
Sweet Dani Lemon Basil
4449SD (65 days) Open-pollinated. 1998 AAS for its extraordinary vigor that manifests even in the seedling stage and continues through the summer. Tall... read more
Thai Basil
Thai Basilexpected in late DEC
4470TB (60 days) Open-pollinated. Lends its distinctly strong licorice-anise basil flavor to Thai food. An attractive 12–18" fine-leaved plant with... read more

Chervil

Chervil
Chervil
3044CH Anthriscus cerefolium (60 days) Open-pollinated. Flavorful lacy leaves. Slow-bolting. read more
Chervil
Chervil OG
3045CO Anthriscus cerefolium (60 days) Open-pollinated. Flavorful lacy leaves. Slow-bolting. read more

Cilantro

Caribe
Cilantro
Caribe OG
4517RO Coriandrum sativum (55 days) Open-pollinated. Used for its fresh green foliage, its edible flowers that attract beneficial insects, and... read more
Santo
Cilantro
Santo OG
4518SO (55 days to leaf; 95 days to seed) Coriandrum sativum (55 days) Open-pollinated. Used for its fresh green foliage, its edible flowers that attract... read more

Dill

Bouquet Dill
Dill
Bouquet Dill
4530BU (55 days) The biggest, best and ferniest strain of the four in our lot grow-out. Bouquet is usually grown for dill weed production because its... read more
Bouquet Dill
Dill
Bouquet Dill OG
4531BO (55 days) Bouquet is usually grown for dill weed production because its leaves are sweeter and more refined than those of Mammoth. Foliage should... read more
Fernleaf Dill
Dill
Fernleaf Dill
4536FL (55 days) 1992 AAS. A dwarf variety suitable for small gardens or patio containers, Fernleaf grows only half as tall as other varieties and is... read more
Mammoth Dill
Dill
Mammoth Dill
4542MM Variety generally grown for its seeds. Can also be used as dill weed, but the foliage is slightly darker, coarser and stronger-tasting than that... read more

Echinacea

Narrow-Leaved Coneflower
Narrow-Leaved Coneflowerunavailable, rop failure
4545NL Echinacea angustifolia Smallest and least vigorous of all the Echinacea species, but the one with the most medicinal tongue-tingling properties.... read more
Purple Coneflower
Echinacea
Purple Coneflower OG
4547CO Echinacea purpurea Large, showy, vigorous and hardy, a popular garden perennial since the early 1700s. Large fibrous roots are easy to harvest.... read more

Lavender

Lavender
Lavender OGnot available yet, check back later
4585LO Open-pollinated. Also known as English Lavender. Texts claim hardy to Zone 5, but our patch in Zone 3 survived ten straight winters until a... read more
Vincenza Blue Lavender
Lavender
Vincenza Blue Lavender
4586VB Open-pollinated. More compact habit than common Lavender with deeper green leaves and a more powerful, less sweet, aroma. 1' plants have bold... read more

Oregano

Greek Oregano
Oregano
Greek Oregano
4648GR Origanum heracleoticum The true culinary herb for Greek and Italian cooking. Low-growing perennial with fragrant dull green and purple leaves and... read more
Zaatar Oregano
Oregano
Zaatar Oregano OG
4649ZO Origanum syriacum An oregano that carries a bit of zing, and is a necessary ingredient in the condiment za’atar. Mix with sumac, toasted sesame... read more

Parsley

Dark Green
Parsley
Dark Green OG
3170DO Petroselinum crispum (78 days) Open-pollinated. Smooth and shiny large wide dark green leaves. Upright form with vigorous growth. read more
Double Curled
Parsley
Double Curled
3166FG Petroselinum crispum (75 days) Open-pollinated. Double-curled type with long upright stiff stems. Holds color all season, tolerates heat and repeated cuttings. read more
Gigante d’Italia
Parsley
Gigante d’Italia
3158GI Petroselinum crispum (70 days) Open-pollinated. Italian heirloom. Flat-leaved parsley with good early seedling vigor and rich sweet flavor. Grows to 1' tall. read more
Krausa
Parsley
Krausa OG
3169KO Petroselinum crispum (75 days) Open-pollinated. Dense triple-curled medium-green parsley. Slow to bolt, prolific, hardy. Delicious stems. read more

Savory

Summer Savory
Summer Savorynot available yet, check back later
4672SS Satureja hortensis (70 days) Open-pollinated. Annual grows to 1½' with narrow dark green leaves and lavender flowers. Cut often during growing... read more
Winter Savorynot available yet, check back later
4674WS Satureja montana Open-pollinated. Leaves shinier and thicker, stronger and more pungent than Summer Savory. Used to flavor dry beans or... read more

Skullcap

Baikal Skullcapnot available yet, check back later
4681BS Scuttelaria baicalensis Open-pollinated. Beautiful little perennial with myriad small violet monkshood-shaped blooms on a 1–2' subshrub. Looks... read more
Skullcap
Skullcap OGnot available yet, check back later
4682KO Scuttelaria lateriflora Open-pollinated. Native spreading 1–2' perennial, also called Virginia Skullcap, needs moist rich soil and likes partial... read more