A New Source for Unusual Seeds
Within a few days of each other, two gardening friends mentioned the same company as a source for different plants we had been discussing. It’s a grower and retailer called Outside Pride, and their website is here.
The first plant was Blue Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis caerulea), an annual that we had seen while visiting Reford Gardens in Quebec. And yes, this is the blue version of Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis), which is an actual flower and not just a character out of a novel set during the French Revolution.
The second plant is the herb Rue (Ruta graveolens), which has been on my wish list for a while because it is a host plant for Giant Swallowtails, Black Swallowtails, and some other butterflies.
I also ordered some white clover seed for the lawn.
All the seeds arrived on Friday, which made me happy.
Both Tammy from Casa Mariposa and Rachelle from Talking to Plants pointed me towards Outside Pride. Though I had just heard of them, they’ve been around since 2000. They have a very wide variety of seeds for herbs, flowers (including many wildflowers), grasses, and groundcovers – including some that are hard to find. They grow the seed themselves in Oregon’s Wilamette Valley.
They don’t put out a catalog, unfortunately, to add to the stack on my side of the bed. The website is easy to use, though.
Have you ordered any interesting new seeds lately, or found a new source of seeds?