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Grandma Einck's Dill

Iowa heirloom grown near Festina, Iowa since 1920 by Katherine Einck’s family (Diane Ott Whealy’s grandmother). Large fragrant heads and abundant long-lasting foliage. Great for canning or fresh use. Germination is erratic, so please be patient.

  • Organic
  • Self-seeding annual plant
  • Plants grow to 24 inches tall with yellow flowers
  • Strong aroma and large flower heads

Spider Flower Mix

(aka Cleome) Introduced from the West Indies to England in 1817. Airy blossoms in a mix of rose, pink, purple, and white. Flowers are followed by narrow 4-5" intriguing seedpods which resemble spider legs. Moderately thorny stems. Very easy to maintain.

  • Conventional
  • Self-seeding, half-hardy annual plants grow to 3-4 feet tall
  • Pink, purple, and white flowers
  • Thorny stems like a rose bush
  • Great as a cut flower or in ornamental plantings

Hopi Red Dye Amaranth

A commanding presence in the garden, this heirloom amaranth grows 4½-6' tall with a showy display of dark purple-green leaves, solid purple stems, and long, draping deep purple-red inflorescences. Used for dye or as an ornamental, it comes to Seed Savers Exchange through Native Seeds/SEARCH, which notes this variety was collected in the lower area of Moenkopi, Arizona. The Hopi people make a natural scarlet food dye from the flower bracts to color piki bread. It flowers in mid-to-late-June at our Heritage Farm headquarters in northeast Iowa.

  • Organic
  • From the Collection
  • Stunning ornamental
  • Grows 4 1/2-6' tall

Australian Yellowleaf Lettuce

Australian variety from our friends at Digger’s Club near Melbourne. Very tender texture. Unique chartreuse color. Slow to bolt, large plants.

  • 50 days
  • ±23,000 seeds/oz
  • Conventional
  • Looseleaf and cut-and-come again
  • Australian heirloom
  • Chartreuse leaves
  • Slow to bolt

Aurora Pepper

Stunning 1½" long fruits borne on foot-high ornamental plants, perfect for container growing. Fruits ripen from lavender to deep purple to orange and finally to red.

  • 60-75 days from transplant
  • Organic
  • Medium hot pepper
  • Colorful fruits grow to 1-2 inches
  • Plants grow to 12 inches

Love-in-a-Mist "Miss Jekyll"

First appeared in England around 1570. Some very imaginative folk names include Love-Entangle and Jack-in-Prison. Intriguing striped seedpods dry well. It is hard to resist popping the seedpods when they are green because they pop like little balloons!

  • Conventional
  • Self-seeding, annual plants grow to 18-24 inches tall
  • Blossoms are soft blue
  • Tolerates dry weather
  • Great as a cut flower

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