Plant: After last frost

Withania somnifera

50 seeds/pack

The root of Ashwagandha has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine as a building adaptogen, much like ginseng. In warm climates it will grow as a woody perennial but in the foothills we have to grow it as a summer annual. Start indoors in early spring and transplant once the danger of a frost has passed. Harvest the roots at the end of the season.

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Plant: After last frost

Arctium lappa

25 seeds/pack

Both used as food and medicine, the root and seeds of burdock are easily harvested and grown. The roots have an earthy taste and are great dried for tea or used fresh in stir-fry. The root is a good source of iron and is known as a liver tonic and blood cleanser. Be sure to dig ALL the root or risk the plant going to seed. If you want the seed, try to harvest it completely or you risk it spreading rampantly through your herb garden, as it has mine. In some places in the country this is a major invasive species! Biennial.

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Plant: After last frost Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Calendula officinalis

50 seeds/pack

Used traditionally to promote tissue health and regrowth. Soothing for cuts, scrapes and sore throats. Also a beneficial and edible companion plant in the garden. Plant year round in mild climates. Annual.

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Plant: After last frost

Salvia sclarea

100 seeds/pack

Hands down, the number one attraction to this plant is the heavenly scent emitted by the lavender/white flower spikes that can reach 5-6 feet. The scent is sweet yet has a hint of citrus. The seeds have traditionally been used in eye washes and the leaves as fixatives in potpourri. This plant is a perennial and will reseed itself in the garden as well. Recently we've been selling the cut flowers at the farmer's market and customers have been going crazy for the scent!

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Plant: After last frost

Echinacea purpurea

50 seeds/pack  

This classic immune tonic is used for acute inflammatory conditions such as colds, influenza, boils, skin sores, etc. We blend it with our native Oregon grape root to make Infection Fighter tincture. A local herbalist uses echinacea to ward off poison oak after exposure. Seeds need cold stratification and light exposure to germinate. Echinacea is a perennial native to the Great Plains and reaches four feet when in flower. Also known as purple cone flower for its stunning blooms of pink petals surrounding a spiky cone center.

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Plant: After last frost

Inula helenium

50 seeds/pack

Tall perennial herb with bright yellow aster flowers. Root dug in fall for lung and cough remedy. Hardy to

–20 F. Drought tolerant. Good kid’s medicine for the winter lung gunk! Light-dependent germinator.

 

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Plant: After last frost

Ephedra sinica

10 seeds/pack

Known in Chinese as Ma huang, ephedra has long been a valuable herbal remedy for respiratory illness including asthma. Ephedra is a low-growing shrubby herb with long thin stalks. Seeds are borne within pink fleshy pods after several years of growth. Hardy to winter cold, ephedra requires little water. Limited supply! Perennial.

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Plant: After last frost

Oenothera biennis

100 seeds/pack

The seeds of this plant are very high in essential fatty acids. Gather the many seeds and grind as you would flax seed. Blooming at dusk each evening these plants are pollinated by giant sphinx moths. We will often pull up lawn chairs in the evening to watch as these flowers unfold. Butter yellow, the blossoms reveal themselves in about 30 minutes and stay open all night only to wilt in the heat of the day. Perennial.

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Plant: After last frost

Hyssop officinalis

100 seeds/pack

Native to southern Europe, hyssop has long been employed as a medicinal, culinary and sacred herb. Mentioned in the Bible for its cleansing properties, hyssop is used medicinally as an expectorant, diaphoretic, carminative and stimulant. Cut the fresh flowering tops for an herbal infusion to battle coughs, colds, poor circulation, and flatulence. Moderately drought tolerant, hyssop is a fantastic landscaping choice. It is evergreen, very cold hardy and shrubby to 3 feet. Perennial.

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Plant: After last frost

Melissa officinalis

50 seed/pack

I consider lemon balm an herb garden essential. The lemony-scented leaves are delicious dried and used in teas. As a medicinal, lemon balm has powerful anti-viral properties that validate its usage for anything from the flu to herpes. Start in early spring and transplant after the last frost. Lemon balm will continue to live, with winter die-back, for many years and is easily spread in the garden. Perennial.

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Plant: After last frost

Agastache foeniculum

50 seeds/pack

Also known as anise hyssop, this herb has a really great scent and flavor. We love it for flavoring medicinal teas and in summer sun tea. This is a hardy perennial that will thrive in the herb garden for many years. With attractive heart-shaped leaves and lavender flowers it is also quite beautiful. Start in the early spring indoors and transplant after danger of frost has passed.

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Plant: After last frost

Silybum marianum

25 seeds/pack

Extensive scientific studies have confirmed ancient wisdom regarding this formidable plant. The chemical silymarin found in milk thistle encourages the liver to function at a higher level, thus removing toxins and cleaning the blood. It can have a specific effect on the alcoholic liver. Reseeding and spreading annual! Can be very invasive.

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Plant: After last frost

Urtica dioica

100 seeds/pack

This favorite herb can truly be called a food! The leaves are very high in minerals and are great steamed—they lose their sting! Dry leaves and drink the tea daily for the best and cheapest multi-vitamin around. Roots and seeds are also used medicinally for prostate issues. For some, the leaves provide allergy relief. Perennial.

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Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Papaver somniferum var. paeoniflorum

100 seeds/pack

Stunning flowers emerge on graceful long stems. Ephemeral blooms are dark purple to black and look like peonies. Annual.

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Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Papaver somniferum var. album

100 seeds/pack

Elegant and ephemeral blooms sway atop long stems. Plant a block for a stunning effect. Used traditionally for pain relief. Native to Peshwar region of Pakistan. Annual.


 

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Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Papaver somniferum

100 seeds/pack

Grow this poppy to harvest classic blue seeds for culinary use. Large purple-black flowers with yellow centers yield giant seed pods. Allow seeds to dry in pods. Sow in fall and early spring. Annual.


 

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Plant: After last frost

Scutellaria lateriflora

100 seeds/pack

Skullcap is favored by herbalists as a great skeletal muscle relaxant and as a general tonic for anxiety. It is a beautiful and easy herb to grow in the garden as a reseeding annual, with lavender flowers that look like little dolphins and leafy green herbage. The name comes from the unique little ‘caps’ that sit on the seed pods. Start in the early spring and set out after the last frost.

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Plant: After last frost

Hypericum perforatum

100 seeds/pack

This herb is loved by herbalists and often hated by ranchers as an invasive. We love to make oil with the yellow blossoms each year. The oil is bright red and is very effective for skin conditions including burns and exzema. We also use it as a muscle rub. Used internally, it has received much acclaim for its anti-depressant properties, specifically for SADS (Seasonal Affective Disorder). It is naturalized throughout the West and can be toxic to cattle. To cultivate a patch in your garden, sow the seeds indoors in early spring and transplant after the last frost. Perennial.

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Plant: After last frost

Nicotiana rustica

100 seeds/pack

Used ceremonially by the Hopi people, this striking tobacco yields dark green leaves and yellow-green, night-blooming blossoms. The flowers open in the dusk and hang in clusters. The leaves of this plant are very high in nicotine and should be used for their ceremonial value. Transplant or direct seed after last frost. Annual.


 

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Plant: After last frost

Nicotiana alata

100 seed/pack

All summer we have been loving the scent of this tobacco. The white flowers bloom in profusion each morning and close in the heat of the day to reopen in the evening. The small leaves are not the best for curing, but if you are looking for a beautiful annual ornamental, this is the one.

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Plant: After last frost

Nicotiana rustica

100 seeds/pack

Ceremonial tobacco cultivated by eastern Native Americans. Compact plants to 3 feet are very resinous with large leaves. The green flowers are pendulous and dry to form seed pods filled with thousands of brown seeds.


 

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Plant: After last frost

Nicotiana rustica

100 seed/ pack

Large resinous leaves are dark green and heart shaped. Small yellow/green flowers top 6-foot plants.

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Plant: After last frost

Nicotiana tabacum

100 seeds/pack

We love walking by this tobacco in bloom. Fragrant and prolific. Huge leaves and growth to 8 feet. With pink flowers and strong tobacco smell this variety is very impressive. Good smoking variety from Iran.

 

$2.75

Plant: After last frost

Nicotiana sylvestris

100 seeds/pack  

With giant leaves to 2 feet, standing nearly 8 feet tall, this tobacco is among the most impressive. White trumpet-shaped flowers bloom in mass atop these elegant plants.

$2.75

Plant: After last frost

Nicotiana sylvestris

100 seeds/pack  

With giant leaves to 2 feet, standing nearly 8 feet tall, this tobacco is among the most impressive. White trumpet-shaped flowers bloom in mass atop these elegant plants.

$2.75

Plant: After last frost

Mondarda fistulosa

100 seeds/pack

Native bergamot to Western US. Used medicinally for respiratory illness and influenza. Use the lavender flowers and dried or fresh leaves in teas or tinctures to reduce fever, soothe sore throat, dispel flatulence and more. This herb is known for its antiseptic, stimulant, diuretic and diaphoretic properties. As a beneficial garden herb it attracts many great pollinators to the garden and is also known as Bee Balm. This hardy perennial dies back in the winter and will survive temps into the teens while requiring little to average water in the summer months. Perennial.

$2.75

Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Achillea millefolium

100 seeds/pack

Used through the millennia for everything from bleeding to sore throat and fever, yarrow is an herbal medicine chest essential. Deeply feathered leaves gave rise to the Latin species name “millefolium,” meaning “thousand-leafed.” The white flowers are borne on upright stalks in flat-topped clusters. Yarrow is a spreading perennial with a robust will to live. It is completely drought tolerant and found in many wild locations. The pernicious rhizomes spread readily in fertile soil, so beware of planting in your veggie garden! Great plant for an herbal lawn since it doesn't seem to mind the weedeater!

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