Herb Seeds

ABSINTHE WORMWOOD  - Artemisia absinthium
Artemisia absinthium

Made famous by being one of the active ingredients in the spirit ‘Absinthe’. This herbaceous perennial has many uses – Koreans use it in cooking, Moroccans in mint tea, companion planting and medicinal uses include aiding digestion, flatulence and a nerve tonic. Grey-green leaves provide an ornamental value. Yellow flowers in summer. 500 seeds.
 

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ANISE - Pimpinella anisum
Pimpinella anisum

An annual self-seeding culinary herb with a liquorice flavour that is easily grown from seed. Its lacy foliage and pretty white flowers make it an attractive addition. Young leaves and seed can be used in salads, use in seafood dishes and as a condiment for baking. It is said to help with digestion and to sweeten the breath, so it is chewed after meals in parts of Europe, the Middle East & India. 200 seeds

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ANISE HYSSOP - Agastache foeniculum
Agastache foeniculum

A long flowering hardy perennial that bares dense spikes of blue flowers with violet bracts. The leaves and seeds have an aniseed flavour and can be used raw in salads, cooked (in cakes or muffins) or steeped for a tea. The seed heads can be dried and used in flower arrangements. A native of North America. 100 seeds.
 

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Arnica - Arnica chamissonis
Arnica chamissonis

A hardy perennial herb with a long history of use in herbal medicine, where it is used externally to treat bruises, strains and sprains. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and increases local blood flow to accelerate healing. An erect, clumping herb that grows to 50cm with an abundance of 5cm yellow ray flowers from December to March. Grows in a range of soils, including rock gardens. 50 seeds.

 

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BASIL 'GENOVA' - Ocimum basilicum
Ocimum basilicum

This Italian ‘pesto’ basil is a powerfully flavoured and authentic basil with large leaves. Best grown in a warm, sheltered position with plenty of moisture. Use in pesto, raw in salads or to flavour oil. Frost tender but this variety holds well once the weather cools in autumn. 500 seeds

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BASIL 'Mrs Burns Lemon' - Ocimum basilicum cv.citridorum
Ocimum basilicum cv.citridorum

A lemon scented annual with smaller, frost tender leaves, delicious with fish dishes. Best grown in a warm, sheltered position with plenty of moisture. Sow indoors in late spring and plant out after frost has finished. Make second sowing in pots in mid summer, cut back hard in late summer to make them resprout and bring indoors for winter. 500 seeds

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BASIL ‘Purple Ruffles’ - Ocimum basilicum
Ocimum basilicum

A good looking basil with ‘ruffled’, frilly leaves that turn purple with cool nights. A delicate flavour that is used in pesto, raw in salads and for flavouring and colouring vinegars. Easily grown outdoors or in pots. Grows to 40 cm high. 200 seeds.

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Basil ‘Red Rubin’ - Ocimum basilicum
Ocimum basilicum

A tall basil variety (growing to 60-70 cm) with stunning dark leaves and excellent traditional flavour. The large leaves are a dark purple and shiny, making them a great contrast in pasta, salads and flavouring and colouring pickles etc. Flowers are a pretty pink lavender. Used as a culinary and ornamental plant. 300 seeds.

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Basil ‘Sweet Italian’  - Ocimum basilicum
Ocimum basilicum

A sweet scented & tasting basil with larger leaves (3-4cm). The sweet flavour makes it ideal in salads, pasta, tomatoes on toast or lemon & basil ice-cream! When used in cooked dishes toss in at end to keep flavour. A slow bolting & later maturing variety. 300 seeds.

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Basil, Sacred/Holy ‘Tulsi’  - Ocimum tenuiflorum (syn. sanctum)
Ocimum tenuiflorum (syn. sanctum)

Considered a holy or sacred plant in India, where it graces homes and shrines, and has been used over the centuries as a medicinal, culinary and tea herb. The leaves are very aromatic, a complex spicy scent. This variety has green leaves. A perennial in the tropics, grown as an annual in cooler areas. 400 seeds.

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Ocimum basilicum

A basil that is used in Thai and Italian cooking. Good sized leaves that are highly aromatic with a licorice-basil aroma. An attractive basil with bright green leaves and reddish-purple stems, grows to 60-80 cm. Can be sown direct to garden or makes a great container plant. 300 Seeds.

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BEE-BALM / OSWEGO TEA - Monarda didyma
Monarda didyma

Beebalm is a hardy perennial growing to 110 cm & has a long history of medicinal use where both the flowers and leaves have been used. The mostly red flowers were used by North Americans Indians to make tea which were used in treatments for colds, stomach aches and insomnia. The edible flowers and aromatic leaves are also used as a culinary addition. As the name implies, Beebalm attracts bees and other beneficial insects. Used as a cut flower. 35 seeds.

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BERGAMONT, LEMON - Monarda citriodora
Monarda citriodora

A hardy annual with attractive lavender coloured flowers and bright green leaves that have a minty scent when crushed. The leaves are excellent for making herbal teas, flavouring salads and add great flavour when cooked with fish or gamey meats. The flowers are two tiered and the seed heads can be dried and used in arrangements. 200 seeds.
 

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BERGAMONT, WILD / HORSEMINT -  Monarda fistulosa
Monarda fistulosa

A hardy perennial with aromatic foliage and lilac-purple flowers that are magnets for honey bees and other beneficial insects. Growing to 80 cm high it can be planted in a wide range of soils in full sun to part shade. A versatile plant whose leaves are used for tea, culinary and medicinal purposes. Also used as a cut flower. Handles dry conditions. 150 seeds.

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BORAGE - Borago officinalis
Borago officinalis

An annual herb with clusters of blue, star-shaped edible flowers. Borage flowers have a crisp, cucumber flavour that can be used in salads or as garnishes. They can also be floated in drinks, frozen in ice cubes or candied to decorate cakes, pastries, and desserts. A long flowering period and a good nectar producer for birds and bees. 30 seeds.
 

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Burdock - Arctium lappa
Arctium lappa

A hardy biennial that is used in Chinese and Western herbal medicine primarily for its blood cleansing and detoxifying properties. Young roots can be eaten raw while older roots can grow to 90cm and are usually cooked or dried. The leaves and young flower stalks can be used like spinach or asparagus. Grows to 1.5-2m, flowering in summer with a scarlet-purple thistle like flower. 35 seeds.

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