Impressive in fresh floral arrangements! Casablanca is also a fine garden flower for tall borders. It is earlier to flower and more uniform than the standard form. Flowers look like white umbrellas mounted on strong, straight stems.
A study has shown that the vapours given off by the foliage can protect stored grain from insect damage. Highly aromatic, with a pleasant mint-like scent. Has a history of medicinal and food use by Native Americans, especially for cough, colds, and pneumonia.
Aromatic leaves are used to season soups and stews, and like parsley they can be used as a garnish. Outstanding curled leaf variety from Holland that is both ornamental and delicious to use in the kitchen like parsley.
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Grows in coastal areas from northern California to southern B.C. Excellent for moxa, and as such it is decidedly less harsh than the common mugwort, . (Coastal wormwood; San Juan mugwort) Beautiful silvery-green mugwort with a pleasant sage scent.
Borage also produces very attractive edible flowers. Plant borage seeds in a sunny spot with well-drained soil. Similar in taste to certain types of cucumber, borage is a tasty culinary herb that is widely used in Europe and increasingly popular in the...
Sowing Method: Direct Sow
Average Seeds Per Packet: ~60-70
Botanical Name: Borage officinalis
Height: 24" - 36"
A tasty culinary herb, popular in European cuisines.: Yes
Used by South American Indians to paint their bodies red. Easy to grow shrub or small tree; nice compact bushy habit. Seeds are source of natural bright-yellow food colouring, used in butter, margarine, cheese and other foods.
These "berries" are quite edible, and the taste is a bit like mulberries. Try throwing them in salads just for fun. But the novel thing about this plant is that late in the season red, juicy strawberry or raspberry-like "berries" appear along the stems.
Boiled root decoction was once used to bathe irritated eyes. Source of yellow, gold and khaki dyes. Hardy in southwestern Ontario and coastal B.C. Good hedge plant; has vigorous habit and withstands heavy clipping.
Native to India and cultivated extensively in southeast Asia as well, the seeds are similar to caraway. (Indian celery) One of the many distinctive spices of Indian cooking, the seeds are used in curries, pickles and chutneys.
An infusion of the flowering tops is used, often in conjunction with echinacea for urinary problems, and for upper respiratory infections, mucus congestion and postnasal drip. Easily taken for granted in North America when the countryside is awash with...
Soaking the seeds overnight in water helps speed germination. The taste of the red flesh is compared to that of an avocado, and the red flesh covering the seeds are used to make a stunning brilliant red rice dish said to bring good luck.
Seeds used in curries and bread, although its close cousin black cumin is better. (Love-in-a-mist) Finely divided leaves create a mist effect surrounding the lovely blue flowers. Valued in perfumery trade.
Improved strain for commercial production. Also in homemade sausage, omelettes, cheese and bean dishes. Sage tea gargle is valuable for sore throat. Contains up to 2.5% essential oil; yields up to 3 tonnes/ha (1.2 ton/acre).
Contains the same dyestuff as indigo, though in lower concentration. Because it is hardy (unlike indigo) woad is still grown for natural dyeing. For ages the main source of blue dye in Europe, until the introduction of indigo in the 17th century.
In Africa the plant is widely cultivated as a medicinal plant used to treat painful constipation, intestinal parasites, ringworm, dermatitis, and gonorrhoea. (Emperor´s candle; Ringworm tree; Candletree; Kagayima) A beautiful South American shrub or...
Although the process is lengthy it is possible to extract molasses, and even sugar, at home from sugar beets grown in your garden. A traditional source of molasses and sugar. Cool weather crop; roots attain maximum sugar content in the fall.