Hopi Red Dye is a fabulous multi-purpose plant. Beautiful as a decorative, its flowers are the reddest of all amaranth & its vibrant fuchsia baby leaves are catching on as the next fashionable microgreen. This North American native is used as a dye plant by the Hopi people and is catching on with many fiber-arts enthusiasts. Its dark seeds can be harvested as a nutritious, protein rich, gluten-free grain. Amaranth requires full Sun. 4-20 days for greens, 70 days for flowers and 115 days for seed. Each packet contains several hundred seeds
Perennial - Anise Hyssop (Agastache Foeniculum) This uplifting little plant grows about 2" tall and will welcome many pollinators to your garden, especially bumble bees! Anise Hyssop is native to North America and has a "charming" history. Bundles of this plant were hung in entrance ways to protect a home & to warm the hearts of its dwellers. Anise Hyssop is also a fabulous addition to tea blends & potpourri. Packet contains approximately 200 seeds
50 days. Arugula is very vigorous and is upright growing. The leaves are bright green and fresh, with a sweet pungent flavour. Has excellent taste and is a wonderful addition to salad mixes. When Arugula bolts, add it's tiny yellow flowers to any salad for a spicy little kick! Packet contains approximately 500 seeds
85 days. Centaurea cyanus. Bachelor Buttons also known as Cornflowers bloom in 8-10 weeks and prefer cool temperatures. The flowers are fantastic pinks, whites, reds and blues. A common wildflower species, they are drought and deer resistant and make wonderful cut and dried flowers. Attractive to butterflies. Each seed packet contains approximately 190 untreated Bachelor Button flower seeds.
Perennial Monarda fistulosa. Beautiful lavender flowers which attract bees and butterflies to your garden. Used by Native Americans for its medicinal properties. Each seed packet contains approximately 200 untreated open pollinated Bergamot seeds.
The delicate blue flower that is Borage, is such a sensuous plant. So beautiful to the eyes. Surprisingly refreshing to taste. And so very light in the heart! This self-seeding annual hails from Syria, but has naturalized through much of Europe. A great addition to the edible flower garden & especially nice in tea.
Resina Calendula (Calendula officinalis) grows to 2' on average and has simple, yellow and orange, daisy-like flowers. Resina Calendula is very talented as a dye flower and as well as an edible, adding colour and beauty to salads and jellies. Medicinally, she is the most potent of the calendulas for relieving inflamed, irritated tissue. Direct sow after last frost or 4 weeks prior to last frost for transplants. Sow every few weeks in Spring for continuous blossoms Each packet contains about 50 calendula seeds.
65 days from transplant. (Matricaria chamomilla) Common chamomile is typically grown for its daisy like flowers which are used in teas. A common ingredient in sleepy time teas. 200 open pollinated seeds.
(Chamaemelum nobile) – Perennial. 60-65 days. Similar to common chamomile, however Roman Chamomile spreads as low ground cover and comes back year after year. Hardy to zone 5. Roman Chamomile has fewer flowers than common chamomile, but can still be used medicinally. Each seed packet contains approximately 200 untreated open pollinated Roman Chamomile seeds.
42 days. Annual. Chervil is a member of the French 'Fine Herbs'. Delicate leaves are best used fresh or lightly cooked. The foliage resembles carrot tops and has an anise flavour. Curled Chervil looks a bit fancier used as a fresh herb. Goes well with fish and chicken. *Chervil Flowers are edible and pretty!*
Perennial - Matures in 55 days. Heirloom Herb Seeds. Onion Chives are hardy and easy to grow. They are the standard chive and go well in salads there they act like green onions. Can be divided yearly. Approximately 200 seeds.
Matures in 45 days (leaves). The entire plant is edible. The leaves are called Cilantro and the seeds Coriander. Cilantro leaves are delicious and add a unique taste to any dish. Excellent in soups and many other dishes. The seeds have a citrus, sweet or savoury flavour depending on what it is paired. Approximately 68 seeds.
53 days. From the 1800’s this Italian heirloom zucchini, also known as Cocozella di Napoli, features fine green stripes, a slightly ribbed form and a fine flavour. Our favourite way to enjoy this zucchini is sliced, then lightly blackened on the barbeque, topped with salsa. The ultimate Summertime yum! Each seed packet contains approximately 15 untreated open pollinated zucchini seeds.
65 days. Heirloom Herb Seeds. Dill is a widely grown annual for its large seed heads and leaves. Bouquet dill's early maturing seeds are ideal for pickling. The fresh foliage is a great addition to potatoes, salmon and lamb. The robust plants can reach three feet tall with huge six inch wide yellow flowers. Packet contains approximately 225 seeds.
A gorgeous red-bronze fennel, which is sure to become one of your garden favourites. Bronze Fennel is a very vigorous and strong plant with outstanding licorice flavour. It is an important host plant for swallowtail butterflies and will help to encourage biodiversity in your garden. This fennel is hardy and will overwinter in Zone 5. Matures in 50-60 days. Open pollinated fennel seeds. Packet contains approximately 60 seeds.
90 days. Zefa Fino Florence Fennel forms a small plant with a nice tender bulbs, reaching 3-5 inches in size. A classic Italian flavour. Use fresh or dry foliage and seeds for your spice self! Each packet contains approx 40 seeds.
(Lavandula augustifolia Vera) This classic heirloom lavender is the best! Extremely fragrant dark blue flowers bloom in early summer and are beautiful in the garden. Perfect for anything from sachets and soap to shortbread and jellies. The most cold-hardy of the English Lavenders, rated to zone 4-5. Each seed packet contains approximately 100 untreated open pollinated lavender seeds.
85 days. Annual in Canada. Rosemary has green needle like leaves, with a pine-minty flavour that is a staple in many sorts of cookery. Delicious with everything from lamb to cauliflower! Rosemary, as a plant, is stunningly beautiful and can be over-wintered as a houseplant. 100 seeds. Note: Rosemary has naturally low germination of about 50%.
Teddy Bear Sunflowers are a family favourite! These cute and fuzzy sunflowers reach only 2 feet in height and are a great interactive plant for a young gardener. Each seed packet contains approximately 20 untreated open pollinated sunflower seeds.
100 days. Heirloom Sunflower Seeds. Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflowers are huge, growing upwards of 10 feet tall with flowers that are 10-15 inches across. They bloom in the later part of summer and produce huge numbers of seeds. Very attractive to song birds. Each seed packet contains approximately 20 untreated Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflower seeds.