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Heirloom Seeds

  • Evening Primrose Flower Seeds

    Evening Primrose Flower Seeds

    Evening primrose, also known as sundrops, are hardy perennials which were discovered in North America and brought to Europe in the early 17th century. They quickly became a cottage garden favorite because of their showy yellow flowers which burst into...

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  • Coriander-Cilantro Herbs Seeds

    Coriander-Cilantro Herbs Seeds

    Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain.  Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen...

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  • Nasturtium Flower Seeds

    Nasturtiums, also known as Indian cress or flame flower, are annuals, native to Columbia, Bolivia, and Peru where they grow as perennials. They were discovered by the Spanish conquistadors and brought to Spain in the 16th century. The first nasturtiums...

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  • Speckled Lettuce Vegetable Seeds

    Lettuce was domesticated from a weedy species of wild lettuce that produced lettuce leaves on the top of a tall stem. The first written accounts describing lettuce are from Herodotus, who wrote that lettuce appeared on the royal tables in Persia in 550...

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  • Tennis Ball Lettuce Vegetable Seeds

    A must-have for every children's garden. The tiny, seven-inch, light green lettuce heads are just the right size for little hands to harvest. In the 17th and 18th centuries, this lettuce was packed in salt brine to preserve it for eating throughout the...

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  • Butterfly Weed Flower Seeds - product

    Butterfly Weed Flower Seeds

    Butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa, is an extremely hardy and long lived perennial that is native to North America, east of the Mississippi. The family name, Asclepias, comes from the Greco-Roman god, Asclepius, a son of Apollo, who was beloved for...

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  • Chives Herbs Seeds

    A kitchen must-have, chives go well in almost any dish. Product Features Packet of plant seeds Perennial plant Allium Germinates in 10-14 days Plant height of 6-8" Plant in full sun to partial shade Made in the USA Product Care Chives can be...

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  • Cockscomb Flower Seeds - flowering

    Cockscomb Flower Seeds

    During the 18th century, the cockscomb was considered a potted plant by the British, while in the American colonies, they were a popular garden flower. Thomas Jefferson, ever the connoisseur of the strange or unique when it came to gardening included...

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  • Blue Morning Glory Flower Seeds

    Morning glories are annual vining plants that are native to the tropical Americas. They were brought to Europe, primarily Italy and Spain, in the 1500s and were introduced into England in 1621. Morning glories were instantly unpopular in England because...

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  • Colonial Williamsburg Columbine Native Flower Seeds

    Columbine Native Flower Seeds

    This beautiful woodland wildflower has showy, drooping, bell-like flowers equipped with distinctly backward-pointing tubes. These tubes, or spurs, contain nectar that attracts long-tongued insects and hummingbirds especially adapted for reaching the...

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  • Cornflower Flower Seeds

    The Colonial Williamsburg seed program offers many of the same varieties of flowers, herbs, and vegetables grown in the 18th century, such as these Cornflower Flower Seeds. Product Features Packet of Cornflower Flower Seeds Annual plant Centaurea...

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  • Dill Herbs Seeds

    Dill Herbs Seeds

    A popular ingredient in many summer recipes, fresh dill will certainly be put to good use when grown in your garden. During the colonial period, most Virginians lived on farms and were relatively self-sufficient. Most plantation accounts refer to kitchen...

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  • English Daisy Flower Seeds

    English Daisy Flower Seeds

    The English daisy is a perennial that is native, not to England, but to Europe. It has been cultivated since time immemorial. Double flowering daisies appeared sometime during the 16th century. In the 17th century, streaked and speckled cultivars began...

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  • Colonial Williamsburg Heirloom Flax Flower Seeds - product

    Flax Flower Seeds

    Flax was one of the most important crops to early American farmers and to the economy of our emerging nation. The broad-leaf plant has very small, narrow leaves and multiple slender and flexible stems or branches that divide at their tips into...

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  • Forget-Me-Not Flower Seeds

    Forget-me-not, also known as scorpion grass and a member of the borage family, is a temperate climate perennial plant, which was originally native to Europe, Asia, and North America. The common name, forget-me-not, comes from a German legend about a...

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