Perennial Crops

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  • Organic Anise Hyssop Snow Spike Seed

    Anise Hyssop, Snow Spike (Organic)


    Agastache foeniculum. Perennial in zones 5-9. 60-70 days. Snow Spike is an aptly named ornamental white flowered selection of the upper-midwest native wildflower that touts edible flowers and leaves as well as purported medicinal qualities. The minty licorice flavor makes a wonderful relaxing, throat soothing, and decongesting tea. The flowers and leaves are great for…

  • Organic Blanket Flower seedOrganic Blanket Flower Seed

    Blanket Flower (Organic)


    Gaillardia arisata. Perennial in zones 3-10. Beautiful, cheery, daisy-like flowers on long, sturdy stems are a great, longlasting cut flower. Blooms over a long season – even into November or December if autumn is mild. Flowers are red-orange in the center, petals have yellow tips. After each blossom is done flowering, the seed heads make…

  • Organic Cardoon, Plein Blanc Inerme Blanco seed

    Cardoon, Plein Blanc Inerme Blanco (Organic)


    Cynara cardunculus. Perennial in zones 7-10. Related to the artichoke but grown instead for the leaf midribs (technically petioles) that are eaten after blanching. White, thornless leaf midribs grow tall and are extra thick. Vigorous upright growth results in partial self-blanching, giving Plein Blanc Inerme Blanco Cardoon a higher culinary value than more traditional varieties….

  • Catnip (Organic)

    Catnip (Organic)


    Nepeta cataria. Perennial in zone 3-9. Catnip is a member of the mint family and is especially suited for gardeners whose household includes members of the cat family. Our cats love catnip and can often be found laying in the shade of the catnip patch on summer afternoons, but cats aren’t the only reason to…

  • Polyvit Chives

    Chives, Polyvit (Organic)


    Allium schoenoprasum. Perennial in zones 3-10. Produces bunches of dark green, pungent, onion flavored leaves that are very versatile in the kitchen. Plants grow to about 12″ tall. Very hardy plants withstand neglect, can grow in full sun to part shade, and are great for containers. In midsummer, plants produce little, light purple, globeshaped flowers…

  • Organic William Guinness Columbine seed

    Columbine, William Guiness (Organic)


    Aquilegia vulgaris. Perennial in zones 3–8. This old fashioned European columbine has hypnotic, bicolored purple-black and white blooms that reach 2” across. Flowers are held high above foliage and are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. The low growing ferny green foliage also adds an attractive visual texture. Shade tolerant and deer resistant. Harvest for bouquets…

  • Organic Giant Shasta Daisy Seed

    Daisy, Giant Shasta (Organic)


    Leucanthemum x superbum. Perennial in zones 5-9. Classic, 3-4” white petaled flowers atop tall plants. Blooms throughout the summer if deadheaded regularly. Long stems on 3′ plants make Giant Shasta Daisy a great cut flower. If sown early in spring, this perennial will bloom in its first year. This variety was bred by plant genius…

  • Elecampane, Julie's (Organic)Elecampane, Julie's (Organic)

    Elecampane, Julie’s (Organic)


    Inula helenium. Perennial in zones 3-9. One of the most highly regarded herbs of the Western herbal tradition and a very important part of the Pacific Northwest apothecary. The roots of elecampane are used for many ailments, especially respiratory issues including bronchial infections and chronic cough. We love having it in the garden because it…

  • Fennel, Selma Fino (Organic)

    Fennel, Selma Fino (Organic)


    Foeniculum vulgare. 80 days. Another stellar bulbing/Florence fennel with an excellent sweet anise-like flavor that mellows with cooking. In organic farm trials throughout western Oregon, Selma Fino is usually the sweetest tasting. Takes about 80 days to form full-sized bulbs, however it can be harvested sooner at a smaller size. Very white bulbs are fairly…

  • Strawberry Foxglove

    Foxglove, Strawberry (Organic)


    Digitalis x fulva. Perennial to zone 4. Stunning pink-peach bell shaped blossoms form on 2-4′ tall spikes that bloom for weeks and make a great cut flower. Hummingbirds and pollinators love the flowers. Strawberry foxglove is the result of an interspecific cross made almost 200 years ago and is not invasive like the wild types…

  • Organic Green Onion Ton Hom Nuan seed
    Organic Green Onion Ton Hom Nuan seed

    Green Onion, Ton Hom Nuan (Organic)


    Allium fistulosum. Green Onion / Scallion. 65 days. A unique bunching onion from Thailand. Ton Hom Nuan green onion surprised us in its ability to produce tons of small green onions that are perfect for soups, stir frying, and sprinkling into salads. Unlike many Japanese negi type bunching onions, Ton Hom Nuan tend to hold…

  • Organic White Spear Green Onion Seed

    Green Onion, White Spear (Organic)


    Allium fistulosum. Green Onion / Scallion. 60 days. Andrew’s favorite green onion! Dependably produces beautiful bunches of green onions. Upright growth with no flopping, vigorous and easy to clean. So perfect that you don’t even need to cut the tops off. Bright green leaves and white bottoms are tall yet stocky. We have been selecting…

  • Horehound, White (Organic)


    Marrubium vulgare. Perennial in zones 3-9. An attractive shrub with small, grey-green leaves that are covered in small white hairs, creating a fuzzy appearance. Tea can be made from the leaves and it is a favorite remedy for coughs (though it’s quite bitter so add honey). Horehound has long been noted for its medicinal qualities…

  • Organic True Hyssop seed

    Hyssop, True (Organic)


    Hyssopus officinalis. Perennial in zones 4-10. Easy to grow, True Hyssop is a useful ornamental herb that easily fits in a perennial or medicinal herb garden. Small (12-18”), evergreen, drought resistant plants would make a good short hedge and do well in containers. Plants will flower in the first year and in subsequent seasons, will…

  • Kale, Western Front (Organic)


    Brassica napus. 25 days baby, 50 days full. A selection made by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in Oregon for the most cold hardy kale available. Tim selected Western Front from the 10% of survivors of hard freezes that killed most other kales, including Scotch, Russian and Siberian types. It has some variation,…

  • organic Quedlinburger Niederliegende lemonbalm seed

    Lemon Balm, Quedlinburger Niederliegende (Organic)


    Melissa officinalis. Perennial in zones 4-9. Living in the Northwest we have always wished we could grow citrus. You could try to grow lemons in a greenhouse or you could simply throw this lemon balm all around your garden. A strong lemon balm tea is a great substitute for lemon juice in many recipes. Quedlinburger…

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    Organic Lovage seed

    Lovage (Organic)


    Levisticum officinale. Perennial in zones 3-9. With an appearance similar to its celery relative, lovage has a lovely fragrance and a sweet herbal flavor to match. Almost fennel-like undertones that are also reminiscent of celery and parsley, but lovage really has a flavor all its own. All parts of this plant are edible – leaves…

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    Marshmallow (Organic)


    Althaea officinalis. Perennial in zones 3-9. Common edible and medicinal herb native to Europe. Marshmallow has many medicinal uses which include treating stomach acid, aching muscles, insect bites, and dry coughs. Leaves can be eaten raw but taste better cooked. Similar to its okra relative, it is good for thickening soups. Marshmallows of campfire and…

  • Superior Korean Licorice Mint

    Mint, Superior Licorice (Organic)


    Agastache rugosa. Perennial in zones 5-9. Very delightful, aromatic leaves with a sweet, minty licorice flavor. One of Andrew’s favorite herbs for tea, second only to wild yerba buena. The beautiful blue flower spikes can grow to 8” tall and provide excellent forage for beneficial insects. Blooms over a long period and especially well late…

  • Motherwort (Organic)


    Leonurus cardiaca. Perennial in zones 3-9. Highly medicinal and intensely bitter perennial member of the mint family that grows to 3’ tall and produces small purple flowers in the second year. Motherwort’s flowering tops make a unique cut flower and its presence in the garden is also ornamental. Used medicinally across many herbal traditions for…

  • Organic Common Mugwort Seed

    Mugwort (Organic)


    Artemisia vulgaris. Perennial in zones 3-9. An important part of the medicinal herb garden, as it has been used in remedies across many cultures for hundreds of years. Various preparations of mugwort have been applied to the skin to treat poison oak, rheumatism, or quicken the blood. Teas or tinctures have been known to induce…

  • Greek White Flowered Oregano

    Oregano, White Flowered Greek (Organic)


    Origanum vulgaris hirtum. Perennial in zones 5-9. With its pungent, flavorful leaves, this is possibly the best strain for culinary use. A must have for the perennial herb garden, oregano is essential in many Mediterranean dishes. Best used straight out of the garden but also delicious dried. We even use it as a northern-grown replacement…

  • organic rose campion seedRose Campion (Organic)

    Rose Campion (Organic)


    Silene coronaria. Perennial in zones 4-9. Traditionally a very popular, easy to grow flower. Small, magenta blossoms held atop 2-3′ tall, downy silver plants. We find it tolerates neglect better than most plants and will come back perennially for many years. Drought hardy and self seeding – once you get enough going it will naturalize…

  • Organic Extrakta Sage SeedOrganic Extrakta Culinary Sage seed

    Sage, Extrakta (Organic)


    Salvia officinalis. Perennial in zones 5-9. This improved strain of common/garden sage has a high essential oil content making it excellent for culinary and medicinal use. Fast and easy to grow from seed. We especially love to fry up fresh leaves until they’re crispy and serve them with pork chops. We also use Extrakta Sage…

  • Salad Burnet Organic Seed

    Salad Burnet (Organic)


    Sanguisorba minor. Perennial. Salad Burnet is a delightful salad green, sometimes added to mixed salads in Europe where it is native. The flavor is a nice accent in salad mix as it tastes like cucumbers. Cute, pinnately compound leaves always receive the question, “Oh, what is that?” We love it for its hardiness and tasty…

  • Scorzonera, Hoffman's Schwarze Pfahl (Organic)

    Scorzonera, Hoffman’s Schwarze Pfahl (Organic)


    Scorzonera hispanica. This root vegetable has black skin and mild-flavored white flesh. Leaves provide reliable winter greens, and bright yellow flowers in second year are edible. That’s right: three vegetables in one! Not only is this a standby and delicious winter food, but it is a true perennial perfect for the permaculture garden. We found…

  • Scuplit, Silene Inflata (Organic)

    Silene inflata, Scuplit / Stridolo (Organic)


    Silene vulgaris. Perennial. Salad herb native to Europe. Great for year-round salads as it is very hardy. Also good cooked in risotto and omelets. Used throughout Italy for its slightly aromatic flavor much like arugula or chicory, but milder and with an herbal note. Some avoid the older leaves as they have a strong bite….

  • Transylvanian SorrelSorrel, Transylvanian (Organic)

    Sorrel, Transylvanian (Organic)


    Rumex acetosa. Perennial. A variety of garden sorrel with nice long, strap-shaped leaves. Good color and flavor all winter. Tolerates dry spells. Extremely hardy and perfect for the permaculture or gourmet garden. We like it added as a small part in salad mixes and sauces, and it is used in sorrel soup, of course. Collected…