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, or have room to grow them for seed ourselves. However, none of these seeds have any chemical treatment in the packet. They are untreated seeds and are therefore safe to handle. All are open pollinated and none are gene-modified.

AGRETTI

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 majus

AMMI majus

Large white flower umbels on attractive feathery foliage. Annual. Good cut flower with strong straight stems. Height up to 1 metre.
AMMI visnaga 2

AMMI visnaga

Creamy white flower on tall stem. Good cut flower. Beautiful bright green ferny foliage. Medicinal herb. Annual.
BASIL Holy 2

BASIL Holy

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

BUCKWHEAT

Annual with pink flowers which are attractive to hoverflies and bees. Easy to grow even on poor soil. Medicinal herb.  
CATNEP

CATNIP

Catnip or Catnep. Aromatic oils in this plant stimulate cats. White fairly insignificant flowers. Perennial. Nepeta cataria 
ROMAN CHAMOMILE

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. Cichorium intybus
CLARY SAGE

CLARY SAGE

CLARY SAGE Highly aromatic. Large soft green leaves which can be used in fritters. Pastel coloured flower bracts, highly aromatic. Used to flavour muscatel wine. Height 1m. in flower. Hardy biennial. Salvia sclarea  Approx. 50 seeds
DYER'S CHAMOMILE

DYER’S CHAMOMILE

Yellow daisy flowers with deeply cut leaves. Height 60cm. A dye plant.  Anthemis tinctoria
evening-primrose

EVENING PRIMROSE

EVENING PRIMROSE Large yellow flowers. ORGANIC SEED  Height up to 1m. Hardy biennial. Oenothera biennis  Approx. 50 seeds
BRONZE FENNEL

FENNEL Bronze

Attractive bronze feathery leaf. Useful for culinary use, or as an ornamental. Hardy perennial in most areas of the UK  Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'
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. Linum usitatissimum
HONESTY

HONESTY Mixed Colours

Mix of pink and mauve coloured flowers followed by silver dried seed pods. Sometimes called the money plant.  Lunaria annua
HYSSOP 2

HYSSOP

HYSSOP  Narrow aromatic dark green leaves. Bright blue flowers, attractive to bees. Height 65cm. Perennial for calciferous soils.  Hyssopus officinalis
MEXICAN MARIGOLD

MEXICAN MARIGOLD

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

MEXICAN SUNFLOWER

Tithonia rotundifolia Torch. Lots of beautiful deep orange flowers much loved by bees. Tall annual. Makes an excellent cut flower.
MIBUNA

MIBUNA

Long narrow leaves that can be regularly cropped throughout the season. Add to salads and stir fries. Annual.
MITSUBA

MITSUBA

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

MUSTARD Red Frills

Attractive feathery red frilled leaves. Mustard flavour for spicy addition to salads or stir fries. Annual. Approx S/C 600
NASTURTIUM Empress of India 3

NASTURTIUM Empress of India

Crimson scarlet flowers with dark blue-green foliage. Compact plant. Annual.  Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'
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

PAINTED SAGE  Good for pollinating insects. Not normally for culinary use. Grown for blaze of mixed colours in the garden - dark purple, white, dark pink, pale pink. Height 50cm. Annual. Salvia horminum 
GREEN PERILLA

PERILLA Green Shiso

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

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.
SUMMER PURSLANE

PURSLANE Summer

A green summer-grown purslane with small fleshy leaves for crunchy taste in salads or for cooking. Portulaca oleracea
SUNFLOWER Sraburst Lemon Aura

SUNFLOWER Starburst Lemon Aura

Double lemon flower carried on well branched plant. Very good for cutting. Flowers are 14cm across. Height 120cm. Annual.
SUNNY MIX

SUNNY MIX

Wonderful easy-to-grow annuals that are sown direct at the beginning of June in full sun. They soon flower and give an amazing display of mixed colours for the rest of the summer and into early autumn. Very fast flowering. Height 60cm
SWEET PEA EVERLASTING Red Pearl

SWEET PEA EVERLASTING Red Pearl

Perennial sweet pea. Height mid summer 200cm. Very attractive deep pink/red flowers. Lathyrus latifolius
SWEET PEA Beaujolais

SWEET PEA Beaujolais

Deep burgundy maroon. Very highly scented.
SWEET PEA Blue Velvet

SWEET PEA Blue Velvet

Dark blue variety. Scented.
SWEET PEA White Frills

SWEET PEA White Frills

White frilly blooms. Very highly scented.
sweet-rocket-mauve

SWEET ROCKET Violet

Violet flowered variety, very fragrant especially in the evening. Not the edible rocket. Biennial/perennial. Hesperis matronalis Violet
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. Thymus serpyllum coccineus
VALERIAN officinalis

VALERIAN

VALERIAN True Valerian. A spectacular plant in flower. White to pale pink scented flowers in umbels. Height in flower 2m in moist shade, 1m in sun. Valeriana officinalis  Hardy perennial
CENTRANTHUS Alba 2

VALERIAN White

Centranthus alba  Often referred to as White Valerian. White-flowered variety of Centranthus ruber (see Flowers for Pollinating Insects).  
YARROW

YARROW

Clustered white flowers. Aromatic feathery leaves. Medicinal herb which intensifies the medicinal action of other herbs. Also activates compost. Hardy perennial. Achillea millefolium
YELLOW RATTLE 3

YELLOW RATTLE

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