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  • English Daisy Flower Seeds  - heirloom seeds for your garden from the Colonial Williamsburg seed collection | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    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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  • Tomato Costuluto Genoves Vegetable Seeds - heirloom seeds for your garden from the Colonial Williamsburg seed collection | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Tomato Costuluto Genoves Vegetable Seeds

    One of the most interesting heirloom tomatoes, Costuluto Genoves is a rich red with deep ribbing. Of all the vegetables grown in America, none is more universally loved than the tomato, and yet, for many decades, this delightful fruit was shunned by...

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  •  Parsley Italian Herbs Seeds - heirloom seeds for your garden from the Colonial Williamsburg seed collection | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Parsley Italian 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. Today, the...

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  • Speckled Lettuce Vegetable Seeds - heirloom seeds for your garden from the Colonial Williamsburg seed collection | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    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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  • Hollyhock (Doubles) Flower Seeds | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Hollyhock (Doubles) Flower Seeds

    Create your only historically-inspired garden with this packet of Heirloom Hollyhock (Doubles) Flower Seeds. Hollyhocks, whose current Latin name is Alcea rosea, is a biennial native to Turkey and other parts of Asia, but the hollyhock that was...

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  • Oriental Poppy Flower Seeds | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Oriental Poppy Flower Seeds

    Create your historically-inspired garden with this packet of Oriental Poppy Flower Seeds. The Oriental poppies that inhabit the historic gardens of Colonial Williamsburg were first found in Turkey, the southern Caucasus, and northwestern Iran...

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  • Carolina Lupine Flower Seeds | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Carolina Lupine Flower Seeds

    Create your only historically-inspired garden with this packet of Heirloom Carolina Lupine Flower Seeds. Carolina Lupine, or Thermopsis villosa, is technically a flowering legume. This hardy perennial is indigenous to the Southeastern United States and...

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