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Herbs

Medicinal herb seeds from around the world.


  • 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

    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 - Epazote

    Chenopodium ambrosioides - Epazote
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. 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 and as a flavoring for meat. The herb has a...

     
  • Chrysanthemuam coronarium - Shungiku

    Chrysanthemuam coronarium - Shungiku
    $2.00

    600 seeds per pack. A popular ingredient in Cantonese cooking, Shungiku is appreciated both for its ornamental beauty and its edibility. The pretty flowers are reminiscent of daisies, and are edible raw and sometimes added...

     
  • Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium - Pyrethrum

    Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium - Pyrethrum
    $2.50

    40 seeds per pack. a.k.a Chrysanthemum cinerareiifolium. A difficult to find yet extremely valuable economic plant that produces the Pyrethrum used to ward off insects. In recent years, pyrethrum has become the major...

     
  • Chrysanthemum coccineum - Painted Daisy Pyrethrum

    Chrysanthemum coccineum - Painted Daisy Pyrethrum
    $2.25

    25 seeds per pack. A pretty garden ornamental and a source of pyrethrum, a natural insecticide. It is a hardy perennial, usually growing to 1-2ft with colorful flowers that can range from white to pink and red (picture is of...

     
  • Cichorium intybus - Chicory

    Cichorium intybus - Chicory
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. A standard chicory, popular for use as a coffee substitute. The leaves are edible and can be cooked or used in salads. The plant also has some notable medicinal uses. Very hardy, can be grown pretty much...

     
  • Cichorium intybus - Italian Dandelion Chicory

    Cichorium intybus - Italian Dandelion Chicory
    $2.00

    2000 seeds per pack. A type of chicory, not a type of dandelion, this old Italian heirloom is best-known for its dandelion-like leaves and bright red stems. The young leaves have a tangy flavor and are a popular addition to...

     
  • Coriandrum sativum - Coriander

    Coriandrum sativum - Coriander
    $2.00

    800 seeds per pack. From one plant comes two important culinary spices: coriander (the seeds), and cilantro (the leaves). An annual, it will pretty much grow in any climate type, though it does best in drier, Mediterranean...

  • Coriandrum sativum - Coriander, Confetti

    Coriandrum sativum - Coriander, Confetti
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. An interesting, frilly leafed variety of coriander/cilantro. The leaves have a mild flavor, less pungent than other varieties. Slow to bolt. An annual, it will pretty much grow in any climate type, though...

     
  • Coriandrum sativum - Moroccan Coriander

    Coriandrum sativum - Moroccan Coriander
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the uncommon, Moroccan Coriander (Cilantro). Distinct from the much more common Coriander's, grown throughout Europe and North America, this variety has a subtler aroma, a sweeter flavor...

     
  • Coriandrum sativum - Slo-Bolt Coriander

    Coriandrum sativum - Slo-Bolt Coriander
    $2.00

    750 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the standard slo-bolting variety. From one plant comes two important culinary spices: coriander (the seeds), and cilantro (the leaves). An annual, it will pretty much grow in any climate...

     
  • Cuminum cyminum - Cumin

    Cuminum cyminum - Cumin
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. Annual herb, grown for its highly aromatic seeds which are used as a spice. It is a small, bushy plant, usually growing no more than a foot high. It is frost tender, but can be grown almost anywhere as an...

     
  • Cymbopogon flexuosus - East Indian Lemongrass

    Cymbopogon flexuosus - East Indian Lemongrass
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Tropical grass that can be grown as an annual or perennial. Very similar and closely related to regular lemongrass. Will grow to 6ft in proper conditions. Can be grown anywhere as an annual, but grows well...

  • Diplotaxis erucoides - Wasabi Arugula

    Diplotaxis erucoides - Wasabi Arugula
    $2.00

    300 seeds per pack. A wild arugula with a flavor similar to the popular Japanese condiment wasabi. Low-growing, short season. Harvest early before hot weather or grow as a fall crop. #2878 Annual. 45 days.Photo courtesy of...

     
  • Diplotaxis tenuifolia - Wild Arugula

    Diplotaxis tenuifolia - Wild Arugula
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. a.k.a Rucola selvatica. A wild type of arugula with a nice flavor that is a bit spicier than most standard arugula's. Grows to 1-2ft. Bears yellow flowers. Very easy to grow, but can become weedy in some...

     
  • Echinacea purpurea - Echinacea

    Echinacea purpurea - Echinacea
    $2.00

    300 seeds per pack. A showy perennial to 2-3ft, featuring large lavender-colored flowers. Plants make beautiful ornamentals in the garden, and echinacea has a variety of alleged medicinal benefits, most notably a...

     
  • Echinacea purpurea - White Swan Echinacea

    Echinacea purpurea - White Swan Echinacea
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. A showy perennial to 2-3ft, featuring large white flowers. Seeds are from the White Swan variety, having white petaled flowers. Plants make beautiful ornamentals in the garden, and echinacea has a variety...

     
  • Elsholtzia stauntonii - Mint Shrub

    Elsholtzia stauntonii - Mint Shrub
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A deciduous shrub, native to China, having minty flavored leaves with fruit overtones. Also pretty as an ornamental for its long, lavender colored inflorescences. Grows to 3-5 feet. Hardy to zone 5. ...

     
  • Ephedra intermedia - Ma Huang
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Low-lying, arid climate plant with needle-like leaves. Very hardy, to at least 0F. Needs only limited water. Similar in growth habit to E. distachya, although this species, along with E. sinica and E...

     
  • Ephedra sinica - Ephedra

    Ephedra sinica - Ephedra
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Low-lying, arid climate plant with needle-like leaves. Very hardy, to at least 0F. Needs only limited water. Similar in growth habit to E. distachya, although this species is the most commonly grown for a...

  • Eruca sativa - Apollo Arugula

    Eruca sativa - Apollo Arugula
    $2.00

    150 seeds per pack. An improved strain of arugula or rocket. Yields nicely rounded leaves with a great flavor that lacks bitterness. Leaves are also high in vitamin C. Fairly quick grower. 40-45 days. #2189

     
  • Eruca sativa - Arugula

    Eruca sativa - Arugula
    $2.00

    1500 seeds per pack. A low-growing, leafy annual popularized in Europe for its edible leaves. Arugula is extremely easy to grow and fast-maturing, providing a harvest as early as 40 days from seed. Plants grow to 1-2' and...

     
  • Foeniculum vulgare - Fennel, Bronze

    Foeniculum vulgare - Fennel, Bronze
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Bronze leafed variety of the popular herb fennel, known for its anise-scented foliage and seeds used in cooking. Plant very fast-growing to 6-8ft. Annual or perennial depending on how cold the winter gets,...

     
  • Foeniculum vulgare - Fennel, Florence

    Foeniculum vulgare - Fennel, Florence
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. While the same species as other types of fennel, Florence Fennel has unique use in Italian cooking. Plants grow smaller than typical fennel and have a sweeter and more aromatic flavor. Fast-growing...

     
  • Foeniculum vulgare - Fennel, Mammoth

    Foeniculum vulgare - Fennel, Mammoth
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. A large fennel with a sizable white core and wide stalks. This is common and quite popular in Southern Italy and Sicily. Excellent flavor, aromatic leaves and stalks. Fast growing, particularly in warmer...

     
  • Foeniculum vulgare - Fennel, Romanesco

    Foeniculum vulgare - Fennel, Romanesco
    $2.00

    250 seeds per pack. A variety like Florence Fennel and a classic variety from Italy. Known for its large, white, round bulbs that have a wonderful sweet flavor. A delectable herb for Mediterranean cooking. 75-80 days. #2865...

     
  • Gaultheria procumbens - Wintergreen

    Gaultheria procumbens - Wintergreen
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. A strongly aromatic edible and ornamental plant native to North America. The pretty red fruits are scented and flavored of wintergreen and the leaves, used in teas, contain wintergreen oil as well. Low...

     
  • Glycyrrhiza echinata - Russian Licorice
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A lesser known licorice native to Asia, having important uses (along with G. uralensis) in traditional Chinese medicine. Grows to 6 ft. Hardy to zone 5. Leaves have a strange, aromatic scent. Perennial...

     
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice

    Glycyrrhiza glabra - Licorice
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A shrubby perennial growing to about 3-4ft that is the source of commercial licorice. The main part used of the plant is its roots which have the characteristic anise-like flavor. The licorice plant also...

     
  • Hamamelis virginiana - Witch Hazel

    Hamamelis virginiana - Witch Hazel
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fairly slow-growing, medium sized deciduous shrub best known for its medicinal value. The bark and bark extract is used as a topical medicine for various skin problems, external inflammation and soreness...

     
  • Hordeum vulgare - Variegated Cat Grass

    Hordeum vulgare - Variegated Cat Grass
    $2.00

    80 seeds per pack. The classic cat treat now comes in a variegated form! This popular annual or perennial is often grown in small pots, for its grassy leaves which are popular with cats. Seeds are from a variegated form,...

     
  • Humulus lupulus - Hops

    Humulus lupulus - Hops
    $2.25

    40 seeds per pack. Annual vine that grows back each year from roots, producing fragrant flowers--the hops--that are used in the flavoring and production of beer. Vines are very fast growing, roots are hardy well below...

     
  • Hyssopus officinalis - Hyssop

    Hyssopus officinalis - Hyssop
    $2.00

    400 seeds per pack. A low-growing shrub, usually to no more than 1-2ft, noted for its edible leaves and varied medicinal uses. Once considered a cure-all, hysop still has an important place in the herbal medicine cabinet...

     
  • Lavendula angustifolia - Lavender, Blue Hidcote

    Lavendula angustifolia - Lavender, Blue Hidcote
    $2.00

    30 seeds per pack. This beautiful lavender has bright blue-purple flowers that have a much bluer hue than common lavender. The highly aromatic leaves and flowers have the wonderful lavender scent. Flowers may bloom for much...

     

 

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