NEW AND RETURNING VARIETIES

Blue Vervain
Blue VervainPacket: ~150 seeds (0.05 gram) More info469 available
Native to Eastern North America, Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata) is a hardy, spreading perennial that can also be used as a tea.  An infusion of its leaves is strongly bitter and the bright blue flowers are attractive to pollinators. 80-100 days to leaf. Hardy perennial.
$3.75
California Mugwort
California MugwortPacket: ~150 seeds (0.05 gram) More info55 available
California Mugwort (Artemisia douglasiana) is a perennial shrub native to California and found throughout the West Coast of the United States. Plants have low water and fertility requirements and can be used to prevent erosion on hillsides. The bitter leaves can be used for tea, and the plant has folkloric uses to aid dreaming. Easy to establish; mature plants can be propagated through root divisions. Plants can reach approximately 4-6 feet tall when cared for appropriately. Harvestable foliage 70-90 days from seed when established in ideal conditions. Plants are perennial and has a fair degree of cold hardiness and can be established in zones 6 and above.
$3.75
Bulgarian Carrot Pepper
Bulgarian Carrot PepperPacket: ~25 seeds (0.11 gram) More info22 available
Compact pepper (Capsicum annuum) plants produce white flowers followed by abundant fruits typically two and a half inches in length. Spicy, but not too spicy. Pepper plants are frost sensitive perennials that are typically grown as annuals in most temperate climates. Plants will produce fruits approximately 90 days from seed when grown under ideal conditions.
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Soraya Sunflower
Soraya SunflowerPacket: ~30 seeds (0.44 gram) More info79 available
This open-pollinated sunflower (Helianthus annuus) features abundant and uniform yellow blooms on sturdy perfectly upright stems that make it a perfect cut flower for bouquets. Plants grow to about five to six feet tall and flowers typically measure five to six inches in diameter. Extremely productive with plenty of branching for up to 25 blooms per plant on 18-inch stems. 70-80 days. Annual.
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Wild Dagga / Lion's Tail
Wild Dagga / Lion's TailPacket: ~50 seeds (0.13 gram) More info42 available
Wild Dagga, or Lion's Tail (Leonotis leonurus) is perennial shrub native to the Southern parts of Africa and has found a home in a number of gardens with moderate winters. Plants produce showy, bright orange flowers attractive to hummingbirds and a host of other beneficial insects. Wild Dagga's low fertility and water requirements – consider it drought tolerant after its first year of establishment – make it an ideal plant for xeriscaping setups. Mature plants in flower can reach well over five feet tall. Perennial plants require a year of growth prior to flowering. Plants can be grown in colder winter climates but must be brought indoors and overwintered.  
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Buena Mulata Pepper
Buena Mulata PepperPacket: ~25 seeds (0.11 gram) More info349 available
Buena Mulata is an heirloom spicy pepper (Capsicum annuum) that originates from the folk artist Horace Pippin. In an Heirloom Gardener article, he explains “chameleon-like color changes” during the fruit ripening: “violet to pinkish-flesh color, then orange changing to brown, and eventually to deep red. ” This is second generation seed from plants originally sourced at The National Heirloom Expo in 2018. Buena Mulata Pepper is a perennial crop grown as an annual in most temperate climates. Hardy to zone 10 and above. Fruits from seed in approximately 90 days.
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Oklahoma Salmon Zinnia Flower
Oklahoma Salmon Zinnia FlowerPacket: ~100 seeds (0.75 gram) More info43 available
A salmon and pink colored zinnia (Zinnia elegans) that produces medium sized double and single blossoms (1. 5-2. 5 inches in diameter). Plants grow to an average height of three feet. Harvesting flowers will prolong the blossoming season to five to six months. A wonderful addition to any mixed flower bouquet. 75 to 90 days from seed to flower. Annual.
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Craspedia Flower / Billy Buttons
Craspedia Flower / Billy ButtonsPacket: ~40 seeds (0.04 gram) More info76 available
Craspedia (Craspedia globosa), also known as Billy Buttons or Sun Ball, are striking bright yellow globed flowers that can reach up to two inches in diameter. Their leafless flower stalks make them ideal for flower bouquets, and they hold up really well in their dried form as well. Plants are perennials that are grown as annuals in temperate climates with colder winters. Plants up to a height of approximately two and a half feet when mature. Expect flower production in approximately 120 days. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
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Dark Green Romaine Lettuce
Dark Green Romaine LettucePacket: ~500 seeds (0.75 gram) More info487 available
A romaine lettuce (Lactuca sativa) originating from the collection of Wild Garden Seed, via the late Abundant Life Seed Foundation. An improved, productive take on the classic Parris Island heirloom, which Dark Green replaces. Lettuce is an annual crop that will produce baby heads 30 days from seed under ideal growing conditions and 50+ days for full sized heads. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.  
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Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean
Ruby Moon Hyacinth BeanPacket: ~12 seeds (3 grams) More info35 available
I first encountered hyacinth beans (Lablab purpureus) in the Bronx Botanical Garden during one of my brief stints living in New York City. These vines produce pronounced, shiny magenta-purple pods that have almost serrated-like edges. I knew one day we would need to grow them on our farm, and this summer we finally invested in the trellises necessary to grow them. Other than that, they've proven quite easy to grow, and will perennialize in warmer winter climates. Hyacinth Beans are not the same genus/species as typical pole and bush beans (Phaseolus vulgaris). Their edibility is contentious – the mature pods and beans shouldn't be eaten without many changes of water, but young pods, flowers and foliage can be eaten raw. -Quin80 days for fresh beans. Perennial.
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Black Magic Bachelor Button
Black Magic Bachelor ButtonPacket: ~80 seeds (0.4 gram) More info15 available
Bachelor buttons (Centaurea cyanus) are easy to grow, drought tolerant flowers also known as cornflowers. This particular variety is a deep purple maroon and makes a striking addition to bouquets or can be eaten in salads or on desserts. When planted out in the spring, bachelor buttons will bloom through late spring until early summer, and sometimes even until September if the old flowers are removed. If old blooms are left in the garden, they will naturalize and grow for you again the following year. Plants reach two to three feet in height. 70-90 days to flower. Annual.  
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Riverside Onion
Riverside OnionMore info277 available
Riverside (Allium cepa) is an outstanding short-to-intermediate day (for growing areas south of latitude 40˚N, and will perform best south of 35˚N) yellow onion. Flavor is on the sweeter side, but there is a hit of spiciness in there as well.  Bulbs can reach over two pounds and have good storage potential due to their thick outer later.  Second generation seed produced by us in Ojai, California: emphasis with this selection was resistance to early bolting and disease such as purple blotch. Onions are biennials. Riverside will produce bulbs 115 days when fall seeded under ideal conditions; 90-100 when spring sown.
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Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean
Fordhook 242 Bush Lima BeanPacket: ~15 seeds (13 grams) More info109 available
Fordhook 242 is an heirloom, white seeded, easy to grow bush lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus) that's an All American Selections winner originating from Burpee Seeds. No frills, no fuss, just really productive without much maintenance required. Use immature beans for soups or stir fries, or just lightly blanch with boiling water and salt. Store dried mature beans for future cooking uses. Fordhook 242 is an annual summer bean crop that can be seeded in late spring. Expect fresh bean production within 65-75 days and dried beans within 90. Plants are cold sensitive, so seed early to ensure production before any substantial frost sets in.   
$3.75
Rustica Tobacco Seed
Rustica Tobacco SeedPacket: ~350 seeds (0.02 gram) More info3877 available
Rustica Tobacco (Nicotiana rustica) originates from Andean South America, and also has a history of use and cultivation for smoking in North America, Vietnam and Russia. Stout plants of two to three feet produce shiny rounded leaves and abundant plumes of yellow flowers that attract beneficial insect pollinators. 75 days from transplant to flower. Annual.
$3.75
Bronze Fennel
Bronze FennelPacket: ~100 seeds (0.22 gram) More info443 available
This non-bulbing fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is grown for its for its beautiful foliage, which matures from black to bronze and produces showy flowers. The anise/licorice flavored foliage can be used for cooking or teas, and so can the slightly immature seeds. Easy to grow with low fertility and water requirements. 60 days to leaf. 120 days to seed. Perennial.
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Apricot Sprite / Hummingbird Mint
Apricot Sprite / Hummingbird MintPacket: ~50 seeds (0.03 gram) More info8 available
Apricot Sprite (Agastache aurantiaca) is a low growing (approximately two feet tall) perennial plant related to Korean Licorice Mint and Anise Hyssop. These extremely fragrant plants smell of mint and licorice and produce gorgeous curved orange blossoms that are attractive to hummingbirds and a host of other beneficial insects. Plants thrive under poor fertility conditions and have low water requirements. Our mother stand was planted in Riverwash (rocky/sandy) soil, and in an area of heavy squirrel predation. While the squirrels did nip at the roots, they never touched the plants again once they got a little more established. Apricot Sprite can be grown as an annual in colder winter climates but will perennialize in zones 9 and above. Expect flowers within 120 days when spring sown.  
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New Mexican Apaloosa Pole Bean
New Mexican Apaloosa Pole BeanPacket: ~25 seeds (8.5 grams) More info9 available
New Mexican Apaloosa is a gorgeous pole bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) that produces speckled black and white and occasionally red and white beans. Pods can be eaten fresh or left on the vine to mature for shelling. Acquired at 2018 National Heirloom Expo from our friends at Epic Seeds, who pulled them from abandoned seed bank at Ghost Ranch, a historic property in Northern New Mexico. Seeds grown out in our farm in Ojai, California. New Mexican Apaloosa is an annual crop that requires trellising. Will produce beans for eating within 70 days from seeding under ideal conditions, and dry beans for cooking within 90 days.
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Hillcrest White Soup Bean
Hillcrest White Soup BeanPacket: ~25 seeds (8.5 grams) More info35 available
From May 2017 through March 2018 we had a home in the hills of Ashland and this white soup bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) was derived from a volunteer from our home garden on Hillcrest Street. Seeds were saved and reproduced on our farm in Ojai, California. Green pods can be eaten fresh, but are most ideal for shelling. Cooked beans are creamy in flavor and ideal for making baked beans.  Hillcrest is an annual bush bean that will produce dry beans 70-90 days from seed under ideal cultivation conditions. Start in the late spring and harvest by early summer. Plants do not require trellising.
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Black Hollyhock Flower
Black Hollyhock FlowerPacket: ~50 seeds (0.6 gram) More info1682 available
Black Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) is a striking, all black/dark mahogany variation of this classic flower. The original seed stock was a gift of now unknown origin that remained in our farm stock for years until it was grown out in our home garden in the Summer of 2017. Seeds matured late and weren't viable enough to release into the catalog. Attempted 2018 production in Ojai failed due to squirrel predation on the plants. Focused work with this variety in 2019 has finally yielded a quality, beautiful strain of this plant. Flowering stalks reach four to six feet tall and produce 15-20 blossoms per plant. Plants have low water and fertility requirements; trellising is optional if watering is done in moderation. We didn't do anything special with this crop and had really good results.  Bees are absolutely rapt with hollyhocks; on any given evening we pass by the stands and they resemble the sound of a beehive. Hollyhocks are also heavy seeders, so expect follow up stands for years to come. Or, gather the seeds and spread them in fallow areas to start wildflower meadows. Dried stalks can also be used for handmade rope/cordage. Black Hollyhocks are annuals that will blossom in 75-90 days from seed and production under ideal conditions.
$3.75
Russian Mammoth Sunflower
Russian Mammoth SunflowerPacket: ~25 seeds (3 grams) More info1346 available
This heirloom sunflower (Helianthus annuus) was originally introduced to the states in the 1880s, and is still the most popular sunflower around. Russian Mammoth towers over the garden with thick stocks that grow up to heights of up to 12 feet, with flowering heads and yellow blossoms that can reach up to two feet in diameter and attract a great deal of attention from bees and other pollinators. As flowering heads mature they become loaded with large, delicious seeds. This crop can also be used for crop biomass generation - desiccated stalks add a great deal of carbon to any compost pile. 80 days from seed to flower. Annual.
$3.75
Danish Flag Poppy
Danish Flag PoppyPacket: ~350 seeds (0.2 gram) More info8 available
A Papaver somniferum strain that produces red flowers with a white cross reminiscent of the Danish flag. Blossoms can reach up to four inches in diameter. Seed pods produce substantial amounts of tan edible seeds. A great dual purpose culinary and ornamental variety. 90 days from seed to flower. Annual.
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Purple Gleam California Poppy
Purple Gleam California PoppyPacket: ~200 seeds (0.25 gram) More info67 available
A purple flowered California Poppy! (Eschscholszia californica). We hardly knew! Same species, but the blossoms range from a pastel purple to a rich magenta. Like all other California Poppies, these will readily naturalize and reseed in any garden and have low fertility requirements. A perfect flower for establishing wild flower gardens or meadows. 60 days to flower from transplant. Annual.
$3.75