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Herbs

Medicinal herb seeds from around the world.


  • Achyranthes bidentata - Ox-Knee, Niu Xi

    Achyranthes bidentata - Ox-Knee, Niu Xi
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. A short perennial with some frost hardiness that is widely used in Chinese herbal medicine. Uses include treatment of blood ailments, muscle pain and toothaches, among many others. The plant has an upright...

     
  • Agastache foeniculum - Anise Hyssop

    Agastache foeniculum - Anise Hyssop
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. An herbal and ornamental beauty, featuring ornamental purple flower clusters. The crushed leaves smell like anise or licorice and are used medicinally. Flowers are showy and popular with beneficial...

     
  • Allium cernuum - Nodding Onion

    Allium cernuum - Nodding Onion
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A wild onion, native to most of North America. Recognizable for its pale pink, clustered blooms, which 'nod' towards the ground. The small bulbs are said to be edible and have an onion flavor. Grow like...

     
  • Allium schoenoprasum - Chives

    Allium schoenoprasum - Chives
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. The popular onion relative, whose shredded leaves are popular for use as a seasoning. Native throughout parts of North America and Europe. A tuberous perennial, once established it will grow back from its...

     
  • Allium tricoccum - Wild Leek

    Allium tricoccum - Wild Leek
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Ramps. A perennial wild onion native to much of North America. Plants bear small, scallion-like bulbs with a a unique, strong garlic and onion flavor. The bulbs are seeing increasing use in gourmet...

     
  • Allium tuberosum - Garlic Chives

    Allium tuberosum - Garlic Chives
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. A delightful perennial often grown both for its ornamental appeal and its edible leaves, which have an aromatic, slightly garlicy flavor. It is a low-lying perennial with elongated leaves that spread from...

     
  • Aloe ferox - Cape Aloe
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A popular aloe and medicinal companion to Aloe vera. Plants grow to 5-10 feet and feature large, brightly red colored flowers bracts. Plants are drought tolerant and grow fairly well in poorer soils. Gel...

     
  • Amaranthus hypochondriacus - Hopi Red Dye Amaranth

    Amaranthus hypochondriacus - Hopi Red Dye Amaranth
    $2.00

    (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) 500 seeds per pack. Once used by the Hopis to produce a dye, this beautiful ornamental and edible amaranth is useful in any garden. Flower spikes are dark red, young leaves have edible greens...

     
  • Amaranthus hypochondriacus - Pygmy Torch

    Amaranthus hypochondriacus - Pygmy Torch
    $2.00

    (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) 1000 seeds per pack. A delightful dwarf amaranth with long 12", dark red, tassel-like flowers. Plants are compact and only grow to 1-2ft. Great for small spaces and gorgeously colorful in the...

     
  • Amaranthus sp. - Perfecta Amaranth

    Amaranthus sp. - Perfecta Amaranth
    $2.00

    200 seeds per pack. An amazing ornamental amaranth having bright, yellow and red foliage resembling a summertime poinsettia! Beautiful as an ornamental and great for small spaces and borders. Grows to 36". #2873 Photo...

     
  • Amaranthus sp. - Yellow Amaranth
    $2.00

    200 seeds per pack. A stunning yellow leafed amaranth with bright, golden yellow leaves at its top. Excellent as an ornamental, in smaller spaces or along borders. Fast-growing, summertime annual. Grows to 24 inches. #2874...

     
  • Amomum maximum - Java Cardamom

    Amomum maximum - Java Cardamom
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. An uncommon spice ginger from southeast Asia. The seed pods are used like black cardamom and the unopened flower heads are used in cooking. A medium sized, clumping ginger growing up to 10 ft. Ornamental...

     
  • Amomum subulatum - Black Cardamom

    Amomum subulatum - Black Cardamom
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An important spice in eastern cuisine's, with a characteristic smoky, camphor-like aroma and flavor. Much less common in western countries than common cardamom. An evergreen, rhizome producing ginger,...

     
  • Andrographis paniculata - Andrographis

    Andrographis paniculata - Andrographis
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. A small herb with significant use in traditional Siddha and Ayurvedic medicine. Its main use is as an antiinflammatory, antimicrobial and antibiotic. Herbaceous in habit. Can be grown pretty much anywhere...

     
  • Anemopsis californica - Yerba Mansa

    Anemopsis californica - Yerba Mansa
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. A famous plant, native to the creeksides of the American Southwest. The roots are highly aromatic, with a smell akin to eucalyptus. Traditionally the plant was used medicinally. It is a hardy perennial,...

     
  • Anethum graveolens - Dukat Dill

    Anethum graveolens - Dukat Dill
    $2.00

    1000 seeds per pack. An exotic dill having blue-green leaves and a beautifully aromatic flavor. Leaves have a wonderful sweet flavor and make a unique addition to salads and garnishes. Plants are vigorous producers and grow...

     
  • Anethum graveolens - Long Island Mammoth Dill

    Anethum graveolens - Long Island Mammoth Dill
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. A giant dill, with wispy leaves and a great flavor! Grows to 3-5ft. Leaves are popular as a pickling spice, or as fresh additions to garnishes and salads. This variety is one of the more widely grown...

     
  • Angelica archangelica - Angelica

    Angelica archangelica - Angelica
    $2.00

    40 seeds per pack. A short biennial known for its many edible and medicinal uses. The beautiful, spreading Angelica has a long history of use in herbal medicine, often for digestive and circulatory problems. The leaves are...

     
  • Angelica atropurpurea - Giant Purple Angelica
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. A native American angelica, and one of the largest. Features purple stems and large, multi-pinnate leaves. During warmer months, produces large clusters of small white flowers. Pretty, and fairly uncommon...

     
  • Anthriscus cerefolium - Chervil

    Anthriscus cerefolium - Chervil
    $2.00

    200 seeds per pack. A small, annual herb with many similarities to parsley. Grows to 1-2ft. The leaves are quite popular for a variety of uses, having a delicate flavor that contains a hint of licorice. Chervil is one of the...

     
  • Arctium lappa - Japanese Burdock, Gobo

    Arctium lappa - Japanese Burdock, Gobo
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. A small, herbaceous biennial with ancient medicinal uses too numerous to list. The plant is also cultivated in Japan for its edible roots, known as gobo. Easy to grow in any climate. Hardy to Zone 3. #1382...

     
  • Artemisia caudata - Beach Wormwood
    $2.00

    1000 seeds per pack. A biennial or perennial wormwood native to much of North America. Grows well in sandy soils. Has small, green flower spikes. The plant also has a variety of medicinal uses. Freeze hardy to zone 5. #2832...

     
  • Artemisia drancunculus - Tarragon

    Artemisia drancunculus - Tarragon
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. Native throughout much of the Northern hemisphere, this popular herb is a common ingredient for flavoring. Grows to several feet, with thin leaves that are quite aromatic and reminiscent of anise. Frost...

     
  • Artemisia princeps - Yomogi

    Artemisia princeps - Yomogi
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. A vigorous perrenial growing to about 3-4ft whose leaves are a principal ingredient in parts of Japanese cuisine. Along with their pleasant aroma and color, the leaves have some important uses in...

  • Atriplex hortensis - Garden Orach

    Atriplex hortensis - Garden Orach
    $2.00

    75 seeds per pack. A versatile plant, grown both for its edible leaves and also as an ornamental. The leaves are eaten much like spinach and have a similar flavor. Plants are more tolerant to hot and cold extremes than...

     
  • Atriplex hortensis - Orach, Red

    Atriplex hortensis - Orach, Red
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A red leafed version of the popular garden herb. A versatile plant, grown both for its edible leaves and also as an ornamental. The leaves are eaten much like spinach and have a similar flavor. Plants are...

     
  • Barbarea verna - Winter Cress

    Barbarea verna - Winter Cress
    $2.00

    1000 seeds per pack. A small biennial native to Europe. The young leaves are the most commonly used part, having a unique, almost spicy flavor that is popular in salads. The oil as well sprouted seeds are also edible. Very...

     
  • Black Salsify

    Black Salsify
    $2.00

    (Scorzonera hispanica) 30 seeds per pack. An interesting vegetable, with edible, slender black roots that are often boiled. The cooked roots have a variety of uses and are sometimes prepared much like asparagus. Flowers are...

     
  • Borago officinalis - Borage

    Borago officinalis - Borage
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. 1-3ft tall annual. Ornamental herb produces profuse blooms of blue and purple flowers. Attracts bees. Leaves and flowers are edible, and eaten raw or used in teas. Leaves taste a bit like cucumbers. Can...

     
  • Borago officinalis - White Borage

    Borago officinalis - White Borage
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the rare, white-flowered variety. 1-3ft tall annual. Attracts bees. Leaves and flowers are edible, and eaten raw or used in teas. Leaves taste a bit like cucumbers. Can be grown pretty much...

     
  • Brassica nigra - Black Mustard
    $2.00

    200 seeds per pack. A slender annual, usually cultivated for its edible seeds which are used as a spice. The ground seeds are a common addition to a number of Indian dishes and have traditional uses through Europe and...

     
  • Capparis spinosa - Caper

    Capparis spinosa - Caper
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Vining, bushy plant, producing the capers of commerce. Subtropical/Mediterranean, can survive to 20F, as well as temperatures well above 100F. Pretty flowers are followed by egg shaped fruit. #302 Hardy to...

     
  • Carthamus tinctorius - Safflower

    Carthamus tinctorius - Safflower
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. An herbaceous annual and one of the world's oldest crops. Safflower plants can grow to several feet and a have bright yellow, orange, and/or red flower blooms that make this a popular ornamental. Dyes are...

     
  • Carum carvi - Caraway

    Carum carvi - Caraway
    $2.00

    300 seeds per pack. An aromatic spice used mainly for its seeds, which are a bit like cumin. Caraway is a small biennial that can be grown pretty much anywhere as an annual. The seeds are a popular ingredient in Middle...

     
  • Chamaemelum nobile - Roman Chamomile
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. Another of the two classic chamomiles, this species native to Europe and portions of North America. Bears dainty, white-petaled flowers which can be dried and sometimes used as a tea. Low-growing, plants...

     
  • Chenopodium ambrosioides - Oaxaca Red Epazote

    Chenopodium ambrosioides - Oaxaca Red Epazote
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. An attractive red-leafed variety of epazote. A short annual or perennial native to Mexico that is a fragrant spice-herb popular in Mexican cuisine. Epazote is common in certain soups, salads, bean dishes...

     

 

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