- Four seed packets
This certified organic Chamomile Seed Set contains four distinct varieties of chamomile for your growing pleasure.
- Matricaria recutita
- 500 seeds
This annual or overwintering annual is native to Europe, and is the delightfully aromatic chamomile of tea fame. The plant prefers full sun, and requires cool garden soils for germination. Prepare a fine seed bed, mix the fine seed with sand, then strew on the surface and press in hard. Sow in early spring for flowers by early summer.
- Chamaemelum nobile
- 300 seeds
This perennial ground cover is native to Europe and is cultivated worldwide. The plant prefers full sun and regular watering. Sow seed in fall or early spring on the surface of the soil. Tamp in and keep moist until germination. Direct seed or space transplants eight inches apart. These plants grow thickly almost to the point of interlocking, forming an aromatic lawn which may be mowed to maintain a close-cropped appearance. Makes an excellent place for an afternoon nap!
- Matricaria recutita
- Origin: Croatia
Our chamomile flower powder is milled from whole Matricaria recutita blossoms. Chamomile is featured in many skin and hair care recipes. Often found in henna mixtures, it may lighten certain hair colors. Chamomile flowers have been generally used for their beneficial properties and are referenced in traditional folklore. Chamomile tea is pleasant when served after dinner. German chamomile flower powder makes a lovely addition to herbal lotions and can also be included in baking recipes.
- Cucurbita pepo
- Origin: China
- 8.5 oz bottle
Known affectionately as green gold, our certified organic pumpkin seed oil is one of the most nutritional oils available, and is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, vitamins, and sterols. It contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which are known to promote energy levels, support cognitive function, and promote overall health and vitality. Pumpkin seed oil also contains vitamins A and C, zinc, and other trace minerals and vitamins. Our pumpkin seed oil has a rich, succulent flavor that is cold-pressed from raw pumpkin seeds.
- Matricaria recutita
- Origin: Hungary
Our organic chamomile flowers are harvested at the peak of freshness. Matricaria recutita is a well-known blossom in the herbal world and is renowned for its gentle actions. German chamomile is most often prepared as an infusion of chamomile tea, and the flowers are widely used in hair and skin care recipes.
- Silybum marianum
- 50 seeds
This annual or overwintering annual is native to the Mediterranean and is widely naturalized. The plant prefers moist, rich soil and full sun to part shade. It is best to sow seed in late summer and allow the rosette to overwinter. Harvest the ripe seed the following year. In zone 5 and lower it may be possible to direct seed in the very early spring and pull off a harvest by fall.
- Lobelia inflata
- 1000 seeds
Lobelia is an annual native to the central, southern, and eastern United States. The plant prefers full sun, rich soil, and plenty of water. Its short-lived seeds are light-dependent germinators. Sow seed in fall by sprinkling seed on surface, tamping securely, and keeping evenly moist and in the light until germination. The average germination time for lobelia in warm soils is one to three weeks.
- Tanacetum parthenium
- 200 seeds
This herbaceous perennial produces pretty white and yellow flowers on a midsize bush, making it a garden favorite. These seeds are light dependent germinators. Press seeds into soil surface of a flat and keep evenly moist until germination, which is often rapid. After seedlings attain their second set of true leaves, prick out into pots and grow until the plants are large enough to transplant into the garden. Space plants two feet apart.
- Althaea officinalis
- 100 seeds
This herbaceous perennial is native to Europe. The root has been widely used as a food and for its beneficial properties. The plant prefers moist garden soil in the full sun or part shade. Sow seed in the spring by scarifying seed on medium grit sandpaper, strewing on the surface, barely covering with soil. Tamp securely, and keep evenly moist and warm until germination, which usually occurs in a week or two. Work seedlings up in pots or sow directly into the garden. Thin or transplant to two feet apart.