Bring the flowers of the French countryside into your own backyard! This seed mix contains colorful French wildflowers which were cultivated during the Middle Ages for their utility as medicines, dye, or fiber for weaving. Perennials, biennials, and one annual (blue flax) are included.
The mix consists of blue flax (Linum usitatissimum
) used for weaving linen; mauvy purple clary sage (Salvia sclarea
), used as an eyewash, and irresistable to hummingbirds; woad (Isatis tinctoria
), a yellow flower yielding a blue dye; fragrant pink soapwort (Saponaria officinalis
), used for soap; yellow agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria
), used as an astringent tonic and diuretic; yellow rue (Ruta graveolens
), used topically for bruises and strains; and purple-pink woundwort (Stachys officinalis
), used for wounds.
Sow 'Forgotten Flowers of the Middle Ages' in open, sunny to lightly shaded, well-drained and worked up ground anytime from early spring through fall. These plants will bloom the second and following years from planting. The fkax will bloom rapidly the first year from a spring to early summer planting. Full instructions in English included. Suitable for all parts of the US.
I've searched for a year to find the right source of French native wildflower seeds to offer you. Here they are! Certified organically grown, these seeds are produced on a flower farm in the Massif Central
by a family group. One hundred percent of the process is artisanal, right down to the seed packets which are decorated with drawings of the content plants by the owner.
Size: 5 grams