Extra seed- herbs and flowers

Below are listed much-demanded seeds which do not readily fit into our other seed lists. We have not yet been able to find organic varieties of these seeds. However, none of these seeds have any chemical treatment in the packet. They are untreated seeds and are therefore safe to handle. None are gene-modified.

OKAHIJIKI

AGRETTI

Traditional culinary Japanese herb. Long crunchy succulent leaves. Rich in vitamin A, calcium and potassium. Grows well in UK climate. Six weeks from seed to harvest. Annual  
AMARANTH-Red-Army

AMARANTH Red Army

Easy to grow with red leaves for adding to salads or stir fries. Can also be steamed. Annual.
AMMI-visnaga

AMMI visnaga

Creamy white flower on tall stem. Good cut flower. Beautiful bright green ferny foliage. Medicinal herb. Annual.
HOLY-BASIL

BASIL Holy

Sacred basil. Green leaves with purple edges and stem. Delicious rich scent for stir fries and used in Thai temples. Annual.
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BERGAMOT Wild

The species plant. Very attractive pale mauve flowers. Leaves for tea. Height 1m. Hardy perennial.
CALENDULA-single

CALENDULA Single

Single, rare, semi-wild form with many yellow flowers. Decorate salads with edible petals. Use in ointment for skin. Height 30cm. Hardy annual.
ESCHSCHOLZIA Red Chief

CALIFORNIA POPPY Red Chief

CALIFORNIA POPPY  Red Chief.  Easy to grow.  Will brighten your garden. Annual with poppy-like flowers all summer. Does well in poor gritty soil.  Height 40cm. Long flowering season. Eschscholzia californica Red Chief  Approx. 100 seeds
CATMINT

CATMINT

Spires of blue flowers all summer. Fragrant greyish leaves can be rubbed on meat for flavouring. Height 50cm. Hardy perennial. Nepeta racemosa
CELTUCE

CELTUCE

Hearts eaten like a small cos lettuce, or stems are delicious stir fried.
CHAMOMILE-Wild

CHAMOMILE Roman

Flowering chamomile which can be used for lawns. Clip forming buds often. Hardier than 'Lawn Chamomile' (Treneague). Needs good drainage. Height 40cm. Perennial.
CHICORY

CHICORY

Pick young leaves all summer and until end of October. Add sparingly to salads. An effective tonic. Hardy herbaceous perennial.
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CORIANDER Confetti

Very fine distinctive leaves. For leaf production. Suitable for use throughout the whole season. Annual
CRESS

CRESS Greek

Greek Cress has a spicy flavour. The very serrated leaves are very attractive. A good addition to salads , sandwiches or as a garnish. Very easy to grow in tubs.
Echium vulgare

ECHIUM vulgare

Viper's Bugloss. 80cm spires of skyblue flowers. Grows best on poor slightly chalky soil.
FLAX

FLAX

Sky blue flowers throughout summer. Up to 1m tall. Round capsules of shiny brown seeds. This variety has been cultivated since 5000BC to make paper and cloth. For linseed oil. Seed edible when roasted. Can sow in a block to prevent lodging (falling over). Hardy annual.
GALEGA WHITE

GALEGA officinalis

Herbaceous perennial plant, over one metre tall in flower. Attractive pink/purple flowers (sometimes white) from mid summer onwards. Medicinal plant
GOLDENROD

GOLDENROD

Perennial herb. Golden yellow flowers from late July to September. 75cm tall in flower. Hardy perennial. Solidago 'Golden Baby'       
HOLLYHOCK Black

HOLLYHOCK Black

Dark red, almost black flowers. 2m tall. Medicinal substitute for Marsh Mallow. Also dye plant. Sun. Any soil. Hardy perennial.
TAGETES-MINUTA

MEXICAN MARIGOLD

Tagetes minuta. Aromatic annual . Roots secrete weed-suppressing chemicals. Some deterent against eelworm, and also bindweed, ground elder and couchgrass. Yellow daisy-like flowers from August to October. Height in flower 2m +.
MITSUBA

MITSUBA

Japanese parsley. Grows large and is more like a vegetable. Heart shaped leaves. Unique oriental flavour for salads and soups. Hardy perennial
MMUSTARD Red Frills

MUSTARD Red Frills

Attractive feathery red frilled leaves. Mustard flavour for spicy addition to salads or stir fries. Annual
NASTURTIUM Trailing

NASTURTIUM Trailing or Climbing

Orange and yellow flowers mid to late summer. Will trail or climb if directed up a support. Leaves and flowers for adding to salads. Seed pods can be saved and pickled in vinegar. Annual
PPAINTED SAGE

PAINTED SAGE

Not normally for culinary use. Grown for blaze of mixed colours in the garden - dark purple, white, dark pink, pale pink. Height 50cm. Salvia horminum  Annual
PARCEL

PARCEL

A celery that looks like parsley. Excellent for flavourings or as a salad garnish.
GREEN-PERILLA

PERILLA Green Shiso

Flavour a bit different from the red variety but also delicious. Green leaves. Annual
PERILLA-RED

PERILLA Red Shiso

Warm aromatic scent of leaves used in Japanese cookery. Cultivate like Basil. Beautiful dark red leaves with frilly edges. Can be used as a bedding plant!  Annual
PURSLANE-SUMMER

PURSLANE Summer

A green summer-grown purslane with small fleshy leaves for crunchy taste in salads or for cooking.
RAMSONS

RAMSONS Wild Garlic

Clusters of white flowers in spring. Leaves becoming popular in salads and soups, and for garnishing. Hardy perennial
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SEAKALE

Young leaf stalks and flowering stems are cooked rather like asparagus. These are sometimes blanched in early spring. Silvery blue-green leaves and white flowerhead. Perennial
SELF HEAL

SELF HEAL

Clusters of blue-purple flowers all summer. Height in flower up to 30cm. Medicinal plant. Hardy perennial
SORREL Red Veined

SORREL Red Veined

Attractive bright green leaves contrast sharply with the red stems and red veins. Leaves have sharp and tangy Sorrel flavour. Good in mix of salad leaves. Hardy herbaceous perennial
SUNFLOWER Sraburst Lemon Aura

SUNFLOWER Starburst Lemon Aura

Double lemon flower carried on well branched plant. Very good for cutting. Source of nectar for bees. Flowers are 14cm across. Height 120cm. Annual
TANSY

TANSY

Yellow button flowers in late summer. Aromatic leaf for repelling insects. Height in flower 1m. Medicinal herb. Perennial
THYME Orange Scented

THYME Broad Leaved

Pink/mauve flowers in summer. Very decorative thyme. Dark green leaves that are larger and rounder than other thymes. Strong flavour. Very good for culinary use. Hardy perennial
TTHYME Red Creeping

THYME Red Creeping

Thyme with a creeping habit, forming mats 10cm tall. Very ornamental purple flowers, loved by bees. Edible but not the thyme that is normally grown for culinary use. Hardy perennial
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TURKISH ROCKET

This is true Turkish Rocket although it is not what is usually referred to as Rocket. A much taller and wider plant and a hardy perennial, 60cm tall. Very nutritious and can be eaten raw or steamed in water. Can force like Seakale. Tricky germination.
VALERIAN

VALERIAN

True Valerian. A spectacular plant in flower. Pale pink scented flowers in umbels. Height in flower 2m in moist shade, 1m in sun. Medicinal plant. Valeriana officinalis  Hardy perennial
CENTRANTHUS ruber

VALERIAN Red

Centranthus ruber  Often called Valerian. Seeds itself on dry walls. Grey-green fleshy leaves. Hardy perennial. The red/pink variety.
CENTRANTHUS Alba 2

VALERIAN White

Centranthus alba  As above but white.
VERBENA-bonariensis

VERBENA bonariensis

Bright violet flowers on long stems, often seed in herb gardens. Stunning plants which offset surrounding plants.110cm in height.
YELLOW RATTLE

YELLOW RATTLE

Bright yellow 15cm flower spikes, attractive to bumblebees. Excellent for grassy wild flower areas. Seed pods rattle. Annual which self-seeds.