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  • Coral Fountain Amaranth

    Amaranth, Coral Fountain (Organic)

    $3.00$36.00
    Amaranthus caudatus.Flower. 65 days.

    Coral Fountain is similar to the beloved Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth, with its long flowing pendulum type flower heads, but the flowers are a lovely coral-peach color instead of magenta. Plants grow to 4 – 5′ with flowers reaching downward to the ground. Makes a great cut flower & also works well in dry arrangements. Combine with Love Lies Bleeding & Green Cascade for a rainbow of cascading tassels. Like most A. caudatus species, Coral Fountain yields a delicious edible golden seed that is high in protein.


  • Amaranth, Green Cascade (Organic)

    Amaranth, Green Cascade (Organic)

    $3.00$36.00
    Amaranthus caudatus. Flower. 65 days.

    Very similar to Green Tails but is a lighter colored golden-green. It is also a few inches shorter and many days earlier to mature, with smaller plants overall. When the plants are about 5′ tall they start producing long cascades of flower heads, which bend the plant over so that it gets shorter as the plants mature – down to about 4 ft. The racemes reach to the ground and sometimes beyond – if these plants stood straight up they would be very tall. If you’re in an area with a shorter growing season, this is the green amaranth for you!


  • Green Tails Amaranth

    Amaranth, Green Tails (Organic)

    $3.00$60.00
    Amaranthus caudatus.  Flower. 75 days.

    I want to change the name of this amaranth to Envy Lies Bleeding because it looks so much like the deep red variety, Love Lies Bleeding. But, Green Tails it is. Long lime green cascades of flower heads form on plants that grow 4-5 feet. When planted in rows it makes a nice backdrop wall to other smaller flowers. Racemes may be cut and used in bouquets or as a dried flower, and combines well with Coral Fountain, Green Cascade, and Love Lies Bleeding. This species of amaranth is thought to originate in South America and was used by some indigenous cultures for grain and greens.


  • Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth

    Amaranth, Love Lies Bleeding (Organic)

    $3.00$36.00
    Amaranthus caudatus. Flower. 65 days.

    Very unique, beautiful flower and grain. Grown in the US as a popular ornamental. Very nice as a long lasting cut flower. Long streaming magenta seed heads yield tiny tan seeds that have a slight pink hue. Great crop for summer heat, tolerates neglect very well. Occasionally self seeds and can come back as a volunteer, however it is not weedy like pigweed. This species of amaranth is thought to originate in South America and was used by some indigenous cultures as a grain staple food.


  • Oeschberg Amaranth

    Amaranth, Oeschberg (Organic)

    $3.00$36.00
    Amaranthus cruentus. Flower. 70 days.

    Oeschberg is an amazing deep purple-red amaranth that is darker than Love Lies Bleeding, but with an upright growth habit. Seed heads are very highly branched and hold their color longer than other varieties, making it great for flower arrangements. Plants are a bit short for an upright amaranth at 4′ tall, which is great in the garden as they won’t shade out everything else. Leaves and seeds are edible. Leaves are good for a heat resistant salad green when young, red color develops early. May self-seed. Flowering amaranths can be succession-sown until the end of July for late- season flower production.


  • California Giants Aster
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    Aster, Giants of California (Organic)

    $3.50
    Callistephus chinensis. 90 days.

    Intense pom-poms of double, daisy-like flowers in bright and light pink, lavender, and white, providing a different palette than other flower mixes we offer. The color is so vivid on these it looks like someone turned the pastel saturation all the way up on grandma’s old TV. Flowers hold a long time both on and o the plant; long slender stems are good for cutting. Blooms to 4” across on plants that grow to 3′ tall. Annual.


  • Black Ball Bachelor Button

    Bachelor Button, Black Ball (Organic)

    $3.25
    Centaurea cyanus.

    Super dark maroon flowers really catch your eye in the garden & in bouquets. Flowers bloom from June to August, covering plants with 2″ double flowers. Plants grow to 3′ tall & may need staking in the garden. Young shoots are edible, flowers can be eaten raw or cooked, florets can be used in salads, as a vegetable, or as a garnish. Flowers may be dried for flower arrangements. Bachelor Buttons are also known as cornflowers, & are usually a light blue color.


  • Blue Jubilee Gem Bachelor Button

    Bachelor Button, Blue Jubilee Gem (Organic)

    $3.50
    Centaurea cyanus.

    Bachelor Buttons deserve a place in every garden. They are easy-to-grow, make a nice little cut flower, & pollinators love them. Frilly blossoms reach 2” across & are a lovely periwinkle blue color, the most common bachelor button color. The semi-dwarf plants grow to about 2′ & bloom over a long period, especially if dead-headed. Naturalizes easily if you don’t deadhead all of them. Won the All-American Selections silver medal in 1937 & it has been a favorite in the garden ever since. Drought tolerant & deer resistant. Annual that can handle light frost. Bachelor Buttons are also known as Cornflower


  • Blanket Flower
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    Blanket Flower (Organic)

    $3.25
    Gaillardia arisata. Perennial to zone 3.

    Blanket Flower produces beautiful, cheery daisy-like flowers on long sturdy stems are a great, long-lasting cut flower that bloom over a long season. Flowers are red-orange in the center, petals have yellow tips. After each blossom is done flowering the seedheads make beautiful little balls that look like balloons and also look nice in arrangements. Blanket Flower is a great low-maintenance addition to any perennial flower garden. It is deer resistant, drought tolerant, and prefers full sun. Plants will grow 1-2′ wide and up to 3′ tall.


  • Coreopsis lanceolata Sterntaler

    Coreopsis, Lanceleaf, Sterntaler (Organic)

    $3.25
    Coreopsis lanceolata. Perennial in zones 4 – 9.

    Native to much of North America, this flower is a low maintenance addition to most gardens & natural areas. Daisy-like flowers have yellow petals with toothed edges & small red spots towards the center that bloom May through July. Attracts butterflies & is a good nectar source for beneficial insects. Prefers full sun, tolerates poor soil & drought conditions. Naturalizes easily. Coreopsis is also known as tickseed.


  • Plains Coreopsis
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    Coreopsis, Tall Plains (Organic)

    $3.25$6.00
    Coreopsis tinctoria.

    Plains coreopsis is the true original of the coreopsis clan. The plants are loaded with bright yellow flowers that have dark maroon centers. Blooms reach 2” across, petals have nice jagged edges. Plants grow to 3′ with ferny foliage. A great low maintenance addition to the flower garden, the sea of blooms creates a superb pollinator habitat over a long season and right up until frost. Thrives in disturbed areas and wet soils but is also drought tolerant, naturalizes easily and is deer resistant. What more could you want? Native to the plains of the US but has naturalized throughout most of the country. Self-seeding annual. Aka, Calliopsis, Tickseed.


  • Tiger Coreopsis mix

    Coreopsis, Tiger Mix (Organic)

    $3.25$6.00
    Coreopsis tinctoria.

    Most plants grow to 30″ & produce daisy-like flowers with red centers & vibrant yellow edges. There is some slight variation in bloom types, including all red & more pinnate petals. Very attractive to pollinators & other beneficial insects. Blossoms can be used to make a yellow or red dye for yarn, & a tea of the dried plant has been used to make a coffee substitute. Blooms earlier than many flowering annuals. Deadhead to prolong blooming. Tiger Coreopsis is a selection of a North American native plant also known as Plains Coreopsis, Calliopsis, or Golden Tickseed.


  • Daisy, Giant Shasta (Organic)

    Daisy, Giant Shasta (Organic)

    $3.25

    Leucanthemum x superbum.

    Perennial. Classic, 3-4” single white flowers atop 3′ tall plants. This variety was bred by plant genius Luther Burbank & released in 1890. Blooms throughout the summer if deadheaded regularly. Long stems on 3-4′ plants make Giant Shasta Daisy a great cut flower. If sown early in spring, this perennial will bloom in its first year. We would like to thank Restoration Seeds for introducing us to this beautiful variety.


  • Einkorn

    Einkorn

    $3.00$48.50
    Triticum monococcum.

    The first form of wheat to be cultivated over 10,000 years ago. Einkorn has much higher protein than modern wheat, but is much lower yielding – the name Einkorn is German for “single grain,” with only one grain per hull. Einkorn is similar to Emmer in that it is spring sown and can be easier to digest for those with gluten sensitivities. Though this grain is easy to grow, nutritious, and delicious, it is very difficult to thresh the grain from the hull..

    Seed produced by Lonesome Whistle Farm in Junction City, Oregon.


  • vulcan english wallflower
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    English Wallflower, Vulcan (Organic)

    $3.50
    Erysimum cheiri. Perennial.

    Unique, 1 1⁄2″ velvety crimson flowers start to bloom early in the spring from a mid summer sowing the year before. Blooms in clusters that make a nice sweet scented cut flower. The plants are somewhat dwarf, growing up to 2′ tall, and do well in partial or full sun. They prefer soils with good drainage. We have some growing under rhododendrons and the combination is delightful. This species has a long history as an ornamental in Europe and deserves to be more popular in North America. Thrives in our Pacific Northwest climate. In other areas English wallflowers are often grown as biennials and are hardy down to -5°F.


  • Millet, Auksés

    Millet, Auksés (Organic)

    $3.25$6.00
    Setaria italica. Foxtail millet.

    Foxtail millet is the type sold for bird food. Small seeds have yellow hulls. Very easy to grow, but hulls must be removed before humans can eat it (not an easy task). Given to The Seed Ambassadors Project by The Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture in Dotnuva, Lithuania. The breeder there has been working on millets since long before the collapse of the Soviet Union and he says the birds at the zoo prefer his varieties. Try using it as a cut flower, feeding it to chickens and ducks, or fermenting it into beer.


  • Hell's Canyon Millet
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    Millet, Hells Canyon (Organic)

    $3.25$12.00
    Setaria italica. Foxtail millet.

    This is an awesome millet. Beautiful, dense, fingery heads are a reddish brown. Purple-streaked green leaves and stalks. Tolerates cooler summers. Very productive and easy to hand harvest. Gorgeous in flower arrangements. From Don Kluever who gardens in Hells Canyon off the Snake River, via a Seed Saver’s Exchange member in Idaho.


  • Mint, Korean Licorice

    Mint, Korean Licorice (Organic)

    $3.25
    Agastache rugosa. Perennial.

    Very delightful aromatic leaves for tea with a sweet minty licorice flavor. One of Andrew’s favorite herbs for tea, second only to wild yerba buena. The beautiful blue spikes of flowers can grow to 8” long & provide excellent forage for beneficial insects. Blooms over a long period & especially well late in the season. Leaves are best harvested before flowering & are a delicious addition to salad mixes. For tea we like them best fresh, but dried leaves are also good. It can be harvested like basil by coppicing the young stems for continuous regrowth & cutting. As a healing plant it can be helpful for cold symptoms & as an aromatic it can stimulate digestion, circulation, & general energy. As beneficial insect forage, Frank Morton recommends pairing Korean Licorice Mint with fennel for attracting & feeding beneficial insects, honey bees & birds bountifully in the autumn.

    Seed produced by Wild Garden Seeds in Philomath, Oregon.

     


  • Amaranth Alliance
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    Mix, Amaranth Alliance (Organic)

    $3.00$36.00
    Amaranthus sp. 65-75 days.

    A fun and beautiful way to explore amaranth diversity. Mix contains flower and grain types in a rainbow of colors, with several reds, plus pink, green, bronze, and bi-colors in the mix. Very ornamental — a festive backdrop for the garden. Equal parts Coral Fountain, Green Cascade, Love Lies Bleeding, Oeschberg, Rio San Lorenzo, and Sunset Goldilocks. All leaves and most seeds in this mix are also edible. This is a physical mixture and not a genepool.


  • Rustic Colors Rudbeckia

    Rudbeckia, Rustic Colors (Organic)

    $3.25
    Rudbeckia hirta. Perennial to zone 5.

    Rudbekia is usually referred to as Blackeyed Susan, but Rustic Colors is not your average Black-eyed Susan. Blooms profusely all summer long with 4” daisy-like flowers that range in color from yellow to orange, red & mahogany. Long stems contribute to it working very well as a cut flower; blooms last a long time in a vase & the diversity within this variety is as eye-catching in bouquets as it is in the garden. Plants grow to 2 ft, do well in partial to full sun, & can tolerate both wet & dry soil conditions. Blooms from spring through autumn. A selection of a North American native species that can naturalize but is not invasive.


  • defiant mix snapdragon
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    Snapdragon, Defiant Mix (Organic)

    $3.50
    Antirrhinum majus.

    Snapdragons are one of the classic annual flowers that every gardener should experiment with. These 3′ tall plants make a bright accent in the garden and also make excellent cut flowers. Flower color ranges from dark-cherry red to a peach-orange red, defiantly throwing out the occasional bright yellow plant. This mix will not settle for the authority of uniformity. We think of it as a beautiful mix of reds with the possibility of surprises. One of the coolest things about snapdragons is that the seed pods look like little upside-down dragon heads when seed is ripe. Blooms from July through September and is deer resistant.


  • Pitchfork and Crow Strawflower
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    Strawflower, Monstrosum Mix (Organic)

    $3.50$6.50
    Helichrysum bracteatum.

    Strawflowers are one of the best everlasting flowers. They are easy to grow, produce loads of blossoms right up until frost, have strong stems, and are tolerant of low fertility and dry conditions. Monstrosum Mix is a lovely rainbow of colors including white, orange, yellow, and several shades of pinks and reds, but our favorites are the orangey-yellow ones that almost seem like you’re looking into a flame. For best dried flower results harvest before the double, 2” blooms are fully opened. Carri Heisler of Pitchfork & Crow, who grew these seeds, says, “I love them … and smile every time I see them.” So do we, and we think you will too! Seed produced by Pitchfork & Crow in Lebanon, Oregon.


  • Sunflower, Hungarian Black Seeded (Organic)

    Sunflower, Hungarian Black Seeded (Organic)

    $3.00$40.00
    Helianthus annus.

    5-6′ tall plants produce mostly single, 8-12” flowers with yellow petals. Large black seeds are tasty as a snack and also good for sprouting because the sprouts are huge. Black seeded sunflower seeds are a popular protein-rich food in eastern Europe, and are very popular with the birds here at our farm. May also be pressed for oil if you can grow enough. This variety was collected on our first Seed Ambassadors trip from Martin Ringhoffer, who grows this Hungarian heirloom on his farm in Hungary.


  • Sunflower, Il Tore

    Sunflower, Il Tore

    $3.00$25.00

    Helianthus annus.

    Flowers reach 6″ wide on well-branched, 6′ tall plants. Flower color varies & includes pale yellow, bright yellow, & red flowers. Very good as a cut flower since each plant produces several flower heads & stem size works well in bouquets. We were given this seed by Wim Brus, a biodynamic seed grower high in the Apennine Mountains in Italy, who named this variety for The Tower, a 15th century stone structure that is his home & leads to his farm on the hillside.


  • Sunflower, Ring of Fire (Organic)

    Sunflower, Ring of Fire (Organic)

    $3.00$30.00

    Helianthus annus. 70 days.

    Bi-colored petals are yellow at the tips & switch to dark maroon at the centers. Plants grow to about 5′ tall with lots of branching, the primary flower is 6-8” & plants continue to set many smaller (3-5”) flowers on long stems through the end of the season, which makes this variety superb for arrangements. Ring of Fire is an All-America Selections winner.


  • Sunflower, The Serah & Sarah Mix

    Sunflower, The Serah & Sarah Mix

    $3.00$12.00

    Helianthus annus.

    A sunflower party, this collection is an evolving mixture of sunflower colors & growth habits that we have been curating since 2005. Selected over the years from various crosses & volunteers. Many are classic yellows as well as unique reds & a few lemon yellow types. But the real gems in the mix are long petaled bicolor yellow & red types that stop us in our tracks when we find them. All are good cut flowers. This mix is our choice for naturalizing as they are particularly good at volunteering year after year.

    Seed produced by Serah Mead & Gabe Woytek at Oregon Country Farm in Brownsville, Oregon.

     

     


  • Danish Yarrow

    Yarrow, Danish (Organic)

    $3.50
    Achillea millefolium. Perennial.

    Sometimes our penchant for seed saving goes a little too far (maybe), such is the case with Danish Yarrow. We saved seed from a bunch of plants growing along the roadside while out exploring the ruins of a 14th century castle about 20km from Aarhus, Denmark, during the first days of our Seed Ambassadors Project trip in 2006. A patch of this perennial now grows in the backyard, in deep shade (though it prefers sun), where its feathery grey leaves make a nice ground cover for most of the year. Yarrow is also an important herb in biodynamics; its lacey white flowers are used to make prep 502, to stimulate potassium, silica & selenium in the soil. Slowly spreading via roots & seeds, grows well even in poor soil.


  • Parker's Yarrow
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    Yarrow, Parker’s Gold (Organic)

    $3.50
    Achillea millefolium. Perennial.

    A striking ornamental perennial. Gold flowers make excellent cut flowers and are even better dried as everlastings. The upright growth makes for easy cutting and the flowers last all summer. What we love most about Parker’s Gold is the captivating aromatic leaves that look like ferns but smell like the desert. It is one of our favorite smells from the plant world. Plants grow to 4′ tall and are easy to care for, needing little fertility or water once established. Prefers a location with full sun and good drainage. Hardy in zones 3-9 which means it can take a lot of cold too. Plants bloom in their second year, sometimes in their first if planted very early in the season. The species is known as fernleaf yarrow and is native to central Asia. Aka, Parker’s Variety.


  • Zinnia, Berry Basket (Organic)

    Zinnia, Berry Basket (Organic)

    $3.00$12.00

    Zinnia elegans.

    A gorgeous mix of berry-toned zinnias, including raspberry, strawberry (and strawberry ice cream), marionberry, & grape (concorde, merlot, & rosé). Perhaps we can pretend that grapes are berries, & that rosé is a grape variety just this once. Great as cut flowers, with long, strong stems that will last in a bouquet for 7-10 days. Flowers are fully double. Plants reach 3-4′ & will bloom from July through frost, especially if picked regularly.


  • Zinnia, Blue Point (Organic)

    Zinnia, Blue Point (Organic)

    $3.00$12.00

    Zinnia elegans.

    A dahlia-flowered, fully double zinnia that starts blooming early & keeps going until frost. Mixed colors include pinks, reds, yellows, oranges, purples, & white. Vigorous, productive, sturdy plants produce long stems. Plants grow 3-4′, with flowers 3″ in diameter. Don’t be fooled by the name, there is nothing blue about these zinnias. In fact, Blue Point is the same as Benary’s Giant Mixed. This collection was bred in Holland for the cut flower trade but zinnias are native to Mexico.


  • fireball mix zinnia
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    Zinnia, Fireball (Organic)

    $3.00$12.00
    Zinnia elegans.

    Vibrant shades of oranges and reds, with the very occasional dark pink. Tall plants produce over a long season. Bloom types range from single to fully double, some looking like lions’ manes. Very attractive to pollinators and provides good habitat for them as well. Long, strong stems make for a good cut flower. Tender annual.