These plants have been selected from our entire collection for planting with pollinators in mind. You have likely heard that pollinators are in trouble due to loss of habitat, climate change and insecticide use. Pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles and hummingbirds are cornerstone species: the food web, and ourselves, are dependent upon them. Their decline is a serious problem but luckily there is a lot we can all do about it whether you have a whole farm to work with, a backyard or just a flower window box in the city!
Plant: After last frost

Ocimum basilicum

100 seeds/pack | 60 days |  Heirloom  

Classic green sweet basil; perfect for pesto. We love to add it to soups, salsas or to accent a tomato platter. This variety produced plentiful leaves and really attracted the pollinators. Good container plant for a kitchen herb garden. Annual.

$3.25

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!

$3.25

Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Coriandrum sativum

100 seeds/pack  |   45 days

This zesty herb has quite a reputation. Loved by most and loathed by a few. Many say that no salsa is complete without cilantro. Others love the seeds, called coriander. Sow seeds in September for harvest through the winter and into the spring. Or sow in early spring for spring harvest. If you must have cilantro with your salsa, try drying it, freezing it or planting in succession in the shade for summer harvest. Annual.

$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Helianthus annus

50 seeds/pack | 75 days

Spectacular garden variety for cut flowers. Large blooms adorn plants 6-8 feet tall with multiple flowers that continue to bloom throughout the season. Produces flowers come in shades of burgundy, orange and yellow with dark centers.

$3.25

Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Anethum graveolens

100 seeds/pack | 45 days

Dill is the classic flavoring used in many dishes and of course, pickles! Dill does best in cool weather so get it going in early spring and plant outside before last frost. Or in mild winter climates, plant in fall for harvest through the winter. When heat comes on dill will go to seed quickly. Use the seeds as a culinary spice and for your pickling needs. Dill produces bountiful feathery leaves with great flavor and thousands of seeds. Our dill easily topped out at seven feet tall. Biennial or annual.

$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Helianthus annus

50 seeds/pack | 80 days | Heirloom

Our largest variety of sunflower grows to 12 feet and each head can be up to 2 feet across. Great variety to grow for a plentiful seed harvest, if you can get there before the birds! Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of protein. Easy to grow and they attract butterflies. A very heat- and drought-resistant variety.

$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Helianthus annus

50 seeds/pack

Decorate your garden with sunshine. This mix of sunflowers includes Russian Mammoth, Tarahumara and Evening Sun. Let these reseed year after year in your garden. The birds will love you for it! Sow sunflowers up to 1/2 inch deep after all danger of frost has passed. Space 2 ft apart or more for optimum growth.

$3.25

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.

$3.25

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.


 

$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Monarda citriodora

100 seed/pack

Beautiful purple flowers bloom all summer long. Dry leaves for smooth citrus flavor tea. We sow this in the greenhouse in early spring and transplant when danger of frost has passed. Sprinkle the tiny seeds on potting soil and water in. The small seedlings should emerge within two weeks. When they are big enough to prick out transplant to 4 inch pots. Annual. Transplant after danger of frost has passed.

$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Ocimum basilicum

100 seeds/pack  |  60 days

We originally grew this basil as a seed contract for a larger seed company and fell in love with it. Dark purple leaves are large and slightly ruffled. The taste is comparable to sweet basil with a bit of a sharper bite. We find that it makes a great pesto on its own or combined with sweet basil. If you let it go to seed you'll be blessed by a multitude of labiate lavender flowers borne on upright stalks. Annual.

$3.25

Plant: After last frost Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Papaver somniferum

200 seeds/pack   Heirloom

With deep purple blooms, nutritious blue seeds and ornamental pods this heirloom poppy for eastern Europe is an eye catching addition in the garden. Direct sown with the fall rains, poppies will grow through the winter to yield large blooms in med-spring. 


$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Zinnia elegans

40 seeds/pack    |   75 days 

These zinnias come in a rainbow of bright colors from red to yellow, pink and orange. They do well direct seeded in late spring or transplanted once frost danger has passed. Edible petals can be used as salad garnish. 


$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Cosmos bipinnatus

50 seeds/pack    |   60 days 

This heavily flowering plant offers edible blossoms with edges in various shades of fuchsia that softly bleed into a lighter hued center of white to rosy pink. Showy, bushy growth provides habitat for pollinators, and it is a companion plant for corn and more. Beautiful on it’s own and a stunning addition to any flower garden or cut arrangement.


$3.25

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.

$3.25

Plant: After last frost Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Eschscholzia californica

50 seeds/pack   Heirloom

California Poppy is a widely distributed native wildflower throughout the west coast. The iconic golden blooms give way to narrow seed pods that readily self sow new plants. They are summer drought tolerant and will easily perennialize in well drained open spots. They do not like their roots disturbed so it is best to direct seed them in early spring or late fall.


$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Leucanthemum × superbum

50 seeds/pack    |   75 days 

Large daisy with white petals sits upon a long stem. This hardy perennial tolerates little water and cold winters. They bloom in early summer and the petals are edible though strongly flavored. Bred by Luther Burbank at the turn of the 20th century. 


$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Fagopyrum esculentum

100 seeds/pack   |   70-84 days   |   Heirloom

Excellent summer cover crop.  Loosens heavy soils and adds organic matter.  The roots of buckwheat are very fibrous.  It is also an excellent forage crop for pollinators that love the small white flowers.  We use it extensively in our seed gardens to lessen chances of cross pollination.  And of course, the dried seeds can be ground for human consumption.  Buckwheat pancakes anyone?

$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Helianthus annus

50 seeds/pack | 80 days | Heirloom

At 3-5 ft. tall these large single headed sunflowers stand the height of a child on sturdy stalks. Selected by Montana Survival Seeds from the dwarf variety Sunspot . These make a great addition to a child's garden and attract pollinators.

$3.25

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.

$3.25

Plant: After last frost Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Phacelia tanacetifolia

50 seeds/pack   Heirloom

This California/Mexico native wildflower bears hairy foliage that has a deeply lobed, lacy appearance. A tight spiral uncoils to reveal sequentially opening flowers that form clusters no pollinator will ignore.  The season’s blossoms offer months of food for bees and more, so it is considered a must-have insectary plant. Grows 1-3”.



$3.25

Plant: After last frost Plant: Early Spring or Fall

Papaver somniferum

200 seeds/pack   Heirloom

These stunning poppies are brilliant red with a pure white cross in their centers and resemble the Danish flag. Poppies can be sown in the fall with the rains or in early spring for climates with winter snow cover. They like to germinate in cool soils. Scatter seed on well prepared soil and water in to cover.


$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Coreopsis tinctoria

100 seeds/pack

Fast growing herb native to the north American plains. The showy yellow flowers with maroon centers are low growing, deer resistant, used medicinally and produce a deep golden plant dye. Direct sow or start in trays and transplant. 

$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Ocimum sanctum

100 seeds/pack | 60 days |  Heirloom  

Imbibe the dried leaves of Holy Tulsi basil as a restorative lemony tea or use the sprigs in ceremony as they have been utilized for thousands of years on the Indian sub-continent. This Rama Tulsi basil is quick to set seed, so continue cutting the leaves to extend harvest. 

$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Ocimum basilicum

100 seeds/pack | 60 days

This basil packs a bold, spicy anise flavor into small leaves on a dainty, compact plant.  For culinary use, it’s taste and texture hold up in high heat as well as long simmers. It can replace sweeter basils in a favorite recipe or fruit salad for a pungent kick, but it shines in the cuisine of Southeast Asia. 

$3.25

Plant: After last frost

Helianthus annuus

50 seeds/pack | 65-75 days 

Gorgeous maroon to chocolate brown flowers on tall multi-branching plants. Great for cut flowers and provides continuous blooms throughout the season. Pollinators love this variety.

$3.00