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Culinary & Medicinal Herb Seeds

We carry a diverse variety of herb seeds, including culinary herbs, medicinals, ethnobotanicals, native plants of the PNW, and nectar and pollen rich flowers attractive to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects. All varieties are open pollinated, we do not sell hybrid seeds. Average seed life is 3 years. Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping.

Shepard's Purse

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Shepard's Purse

3.75

(Capsella bursa pastoris)

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Common Names
Shepard's Purse

Botanical Name
Capsella bursa pastoris

Plant Family
Brassicaceae (Mustard Family)

Native Range
Eastern Europe and Asia.

Life Cycle
Annual

Hardiness Zone
2-11. Overwintering annual in Zones 4-7.

Habit
To about 1ft tall and wide. Basal leaves with multi-stemmed flower stalks sporting heart, or purse-shaped, seed pods.

Sun/Soil
Full sun to part shade, any soil.

Germination/Sowing
Seeds can be direct sown in spring in all zones, or in the fall in zones 4-8 and the seedlings overwintered.

Growing/Care
Plants will self-seed for continuous successions. Can become weedy but is easy to pull.

Harvesting
The aerial parts are harvested during the flowering period.

Culinary Uses
None known.

Medicinal Uses
One of the best herbs for stopping haemorrhages of all kinds. Astringent and diuretic, great for tonifying the urinary tract. 

Themes
Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Apothecary Garden, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.