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Herb Seeds

Shepard's Purse Seeds

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Shepard's Purse Seeds

3.75

Chemical-free farm-grown Shepard’s Purse (Capsella bursa pastoris) seeds for organic growing.

All seed varieties are grown at our farm, Fireweed, or gathered sustainably from the near by wilds. We gather, process, and package every seed variety we carry ourselves with love and care in small batches. We never purchase seeds from outside sources to resell to you. All of our varieties are open-pollinated, grown without the use of chemicals, hybrid-free and GMO-free.

1 pkg (approx 60-80 seeds)

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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.