The Wylie House Seed Library pilot program opened in 2016 and received an engaging welcome in the campus and local communities. The museum offers heirloom and native seed varieties from our gardens and community partners to be "checked out," grown, and then "returned." Currently, the museum has 100+ varieties available.

To check out seeds, use the web form to request up to four seed varieties. Available seeds can be browsed through the menu below. You will be contacted when your seeds are available for pick-up. 

Information regarding Seed Saving strategies and can be found on our Seed Saving Tips page.

Note: Seeds are only available through this webform or by appointment during regular museum hours. To schedule an appointment, please email or call 812-855-1858.


Available Seeds

Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Amaranth, Hopi Red Dye
Bachelor Buttons
Balsam Lady's Slipper
Basil, Cinnamon
Basil, Spicy Globe
Bean, 1500 Year Old Cave
Bean, Cherokee Trail of Tears
Bean, Hyacinth
Bean, Purple Podded Pole
Bean, Scarlet Runner*
Calendula, Orange King
Carrot, Danver's*
Cockscomb, Amish
Columbine, Mixed
Columbine, Purple
Corn, Glass Gem
Corn, Oaxacan
Corn, Sea Island White Flint
Cucumber, DeliKatesse
Cypress Vine
Endive, Green Curled Ruffec
Endive, Tres Fine Maraichere*
Fennel, Bronze
Foxglove, Straw
Gourd, Birdhouse
Gourd, Long Handled Dipper
Gourd, Luffa
Kale, Ragged Jack
Lettuce, Devil's Ear
Lettuce, Grandma Hadleys
Lettuce, Landis Winter
Lilly, Blackberry*
Marigold, Legion of Honor
Marigold, Tall mix
Marsh mallow (Althaea officinalis)*
Mustard, Black*
Okra, Burgundy
Okra, Red Hill Country
Pea, Amish Snap
Pea, Green Arrow
Pea, Tom Thumb
Peas de Grace
Pepper, Cayenne*
Pepper, Leutschauer Paprika*
Pepper, Poblano
Pepper, Serrano*
Poppy, Hungarian Blue Breadseed
Radish, Cincinnati Market
Radish, French Breakfast*
Radish, Giant of Sicily
Radish, Opolanka
Sage, Clary
Squash, Flat White Boer
Squash, Long Island Cheese
Squash, Potimarron
Squash, Rouge Vif d'Etampe*
Squash, White Cushaw
Sunflower, Mammoth Russian
Sunflower, Taiyo*
Tobacco, Woodland (Nicotiana sylvestris)
Tomato, Black cherry*
Tomato, Bloody Butcher
Tomato, Brandywine*
Tomato, Cherry Roma
Tomato, Harman's Yellow
Tomato, Independence Day
Tomato, Kellogg's Breakfast
Tomato, Mary Rose McMurray*
Tomato, Old Brooks
Tomato, Raspberry Lyanna*
Tomato, White Currant
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Verbena, Purple Top*
Watermelon, Mountain Sweet Yellow
Zinnia, Cactus flowered
Zinnia, Carousel
Zinnia, Mix

*low stock

Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly weed^
Asclepias syriica Common Milkweed^
Baptisia australis Blue False Indigo^
Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush^
Chasmanthium latifolium Northern Sea Oats^
Chelone glabra Turtlehead^
Conoclinium coelestinum Blue mistflower^
Coreopsis palmata  Prairie Coreopsis^
Coreopsis tincoria Plains coreopsis
Coreopsis tripteris Tall Coreopsis^
Drymocallus arguta  Prairie cinquefoil^
Echinacea purpuria Purple coneflower
Eryngium yuccifolium Rattlesnake master^
Eupatorium perfoliatum Common boneset^
Eupatorium purpurea Sweet Joe Pye Weed^
Helenium autumnale Common Sneezeweed^
Heliopsis helianthoides False Sunflower
Hibiscus laevis Halberd leaved rosemallow
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal flower^
Monarda bradburiana Bradbury’s Monarda^
Oenothera biennis Evening primrose^
Oligoneuron riddellii Riddell's Goldenrod^
Oligoneuron rigidum Stiff Goldenrod^
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass^
Rhus typhina Staghorn sumac^
Rudbeckia laciniata Cut Leaf Coneflower^
Saururus cernuus Lizard's Tail^
Schizachyrium scoparium Little bluestem^
Scutellaria incana Downy skullcap^
Senna herbecarpa Wild senna^
Silphium Integrifolium Rosinweed^
Silphium perfoliatum Cup Plant^
Sorghastrum nutans Indian Grass^
Symphoricarpos orbiculatus Coralberry^
Symphotrichum novae New England Aster^
Verbena hastata Blue Vervain^
Zizia aurea Golden Alexanders^

^seeds provided by Native Plant Communities, a project of Indiana Native Plant Society, and Monroe County - Identify & Reduce Invasive Species.

Seed Request Form

Wylie House Seed Library Request

Required fields are marked with an '*'.
Contact Information *
Preferred Contact *
Requested Seed Varieties (Patrons may choose up to 4 varieties per season)


Due to the nature of community seed libraries, the Wylie House Museum cannot guarantee seed purity or germination rates. For information regarding additional seed purchasing options, please visit our Resources page. 

The Wylie House Museum would like to thank Native Seed Communities, a project of Indiana Native Plant Society, for their contribution of native seeds.