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Common Milkweed - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Common Milkweed (out of stock)

(Asclepias syriaca) Help feed hungry monarchs! Milkweed is the only food source for Monarch butterfly caterpillars, which are in decline partially due to a lack of food along their migration route. The monoculture farming that's now ubiquitous across North America often doesn't leave much room for the wild spaces both milkweed and monarchs need to make their living. Every summer we see a few dozen monarch butterflies in our milkweed patch. Lets plant a monarch garden in every neighbourhood!

3'-4' perennial plants, with fragrant clusters of flowers loved by bees, followed by green seed pods (which are edible when young). Plants spread with rhizomes.

50+ seeds

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Keep in mind, this is the native but potentially invasive Common Milkweed, so plant it in a corner it can go wild without being in the way. For a "better behaved" species that won't take over your whole flower garden, I'd suggest Swamp Milkweed
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Evening Primrose
Evening Primrose
Price: $3.50

(Oenothera biennis) - A beautiful and useful native biennial, all parts of Evening Primrose are edible and the young leaves and shoots are especially good in salads. Produces a showy spike of fragrant yellow flowers in it's second year that will last for most of the summer, followed by a crop of seeds in the fall adored by birds and humans alike. The tiny seeds contain high levels of essential fatty acids and can be eaten like flax seeds. Can self sow and naturalize. Several hundred seeds

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Wild Lupins
Wild Lupins
Price: $3.50

Seeds from the lupins that grow wild around our farm. Harvested from a mix of purple, pink, white and multi-coloured flowers. Although lupins have become naturalized throughout eastern Canada, they’re actually native to the west coast. Hardy, nitrogen fixing perennials that attract lots of pollinators. Approx. 100 seeds (2 grams)

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Wild Foxglove
Wild Foxglove
Price: $3.50

(Digitalis purpurea) – A majestic biennial, with tall spikes of purple bell-shaped blossoms it their second year. Perfect in borders and wild cottage-style gardens. Foxglove will self seed and naturalize in some climates, but I've yet to see them do it in Nova Scotia. Bees love them! From the same hardy strain that grows wild on the west coast. Thrives in partial shade and moist soil. 100 + seeds (0.1 g)

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Black Eyed Susan
Black Eyed Susan
Price: $3.50

(Rudbeckia hirta) - A hardy, native perennial, grows to about 3 feet tall and can thrive is the poorest soils. Sunny yellow cone-shaped flowers bloom atop bristly stems from late June all the way through to October. Great for attracting bees and pollinators, and songbirds love the seed heads. Several hundred seeds

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Dyer's Woad
Dyer's Woad
Price: $3.50

Ivatis tinctoria - Biennial herb with a long history of use as a blue dye. At one point woad was the major source of blue dye in Europe, but was mostly replaced by imported Indigo, and later on by synthetics. Extremely easy to grow, the plants are leafy and green in their first year and bear huge clusters of bright yellow flowers in their second. Can self-sow, and is considered invasive in some places, although I've never observed it self-seeding on our farm. A bee favourite. Several hundred seeds


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White Agastache - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
White Agastache
Price: $3.50

(Agastache rugosa F. albiflora) - The white flowered cultivar of Giant Hyssop. This hardy perennial grows to a hight of 3’, topped with large flowers. I can’t resist brushing my hands on the refreshingly aromatic leaves every time I walk past. Almost like mint, but different. 100+ seeds

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Swamp Milkweed - Annapolis Seeds - Nova Scotia Canada
Swamp Milkweed
Price: $3.50

Swamp Milkweed is the better behaved cousin of Common Milkweed; They don’t spread through rhizomes the way Common Milkweed does. Both species are equally good monarch habitat. Also much loved by bees. A beautiful flower in its own right, Swamp Milkweed is very much at home in perennial flower beds and borders. 3-4’ tall. 50+ seeds

-Grown by Broadfork Farm

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Dyer's Chamomile - Annapolis Seeds
Dyer's Chamomile
Price: $3.50

Cota tinctoria - (aka; Golden Marguerite) Bright yellow flowers, which are used to make an equally bright yellow dye. Plants reach 2-3' high, with feathery foliage. Prefers well drained soil, our's thrives in a dry, sandy corner of the garden. Short lived perennial, sometimes treated as an annual. 100 seeds

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Sweet William - Annapolis Seeds
Sweet William
Price: $3.50

Dianthus barbatus - Biennial, with attractive low growing foliage the first year, followed by clusters of multi-coloured blooms in year two. Shades of cream, rose, burgundy and crimson. Favourite of butterflies. 100+ seeds

-Grown by Twisted Brook
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