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Medicinal


These plants have been used traditionally for medicinal purposes. Please do your own research before using any of these plants medicinally.

Calendula – Mix

Calendula or Pot Marigold usually blooms in a mixture of yellow and orange shades. This selection also has some darker shades and contrasting centres. The flowers have been used for centuries in cooking (hence pot marigold), dying, and in skin ointments.

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Calendula – Flashback Mix

Flashback Mix has red or maroon backs on the petals. The upward facing side may be orange, apricot, peach, vanilla or yellow with sometimes several colours on one flower. The flowers close in the evening showing off the red backs.

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Chamomile – German

German Chamomile is a 1’-2’ self seeding annual with finely divided leaves. The white inch wide daisies with yellow centres are sweet scented and used to make a relaxing tea.

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Holy Basil/Tulsi

Holy Basil is a sweetly fragrant, bushy perennial grown as an annual in cold climates. Purple or white flowers, sometimes purpllish-tinted foliage. Held sacred by Hindus and grown around temples. Leaves are used in salads and sometimes medicinally. It is also called tulsi and is used for tea.

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Spilanthes – Toothache Plant

Toothache plant is a sprawling plant growing about a foot tall with red and yellow petalless flowers. Leaves may be put in salads in small quantities and are often used to numb toothaches (by biting on some leaves or a flower).

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Arnica – Mountain Tobacco

Mountain Tobacco has large golden daisies in summer on 1’–2′ stalks growing out of a rosette of 8″ downy leaves. This plant from the Alps is traditionally used to treat sprains and bruises.

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Caraway

Caraway is a biennial herb hardy in Saskatchewan. Seeds are traditionally used in cabbage dishes, on breads, and more. Leaves can also be used culinarily. In addition, there are many medicinal uses for this plant as well.

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Sweet Rocket

Sweet Rocket is a biennial edible flower that readily self-seeds. Flowers are mostly pinks and whites and are known to give off a lovely scent in the evenings (Hesperis is greek and relates to the evening). Leaves can be used as greens in salads and more (for best flavour, pick leaves before the plant flowers). Other culinary and medicinal uses also possible.

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Hyssop

Hyssop has many spikes of dark blue flowers, with the occasional white flowered plant, and is very attractive to bees. Traditionally valued as an antiviral and respiratory system medicinal plant.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2018

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Lavender

Lavender has grey-green plants with lavender flowers and a delightful fragrance. Cold stratify and likes cool temperatures for germination. A perennial but not always winter hardy in our climate.

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St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort is a compact 1’– 1½’ plant producing large numbers of single bright yellow flowers over a long season. Used medicinally for nervous disorders and healing painful joints and muscles. Does not always overwinter here.

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Black Cumin

This is the least decorative of the Nigellas, but it has the typical inflated pods. The aromatic seeds are used as seasoning in the Mediterranean, Middle East and India. It is also medicinal and a moth ball substitute.

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St. Mary’s Milk Thistle

St. Mary’s Milk Thistle has striking rosettes of large glossy, dark green, spiny leaves streaked and marbled with white, followed by 2” wide rose-purple faintly scented flower heads on 4-6’ stalks. Very attractive to bees and birds who love the seeds. Seed is both edible and has medicinal properties. Direct Seed.

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Valerian

Valerian has domed heads of delicate white to pink scented flowers on 3’—4′ plants. Likes full sun and moist soil. The highly aromatic roots are used to make a sedative. Valerian is a host for parasitic wasps that are helpful in the garden.

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