Seeds Available for Purchase at the Wylie House

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[Updated December 30, 2014]

We are constantly working to improve and expand our Heirloom Gardens at the Wylie House.

Beginning January 2015, we are pleased to offer the following varieties of seed for sale to the public. New varieties are marked with an asterisk. All of our seeds are grown without the aid of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and all have been germination tested. The seeds are $2.00 per packet if bought at the museum, $2.50 if ordered through the mail. Checks should be made out to Indiana University/Wylie House Museum. We have a limited quantity of some seeds.

Some varieties listed below are linked to images of the plant with a brief description. An asterisk (*) denotes a variety new to us this year.


Amish Cockscomb
Balsam - An annual plant with pink, white, lilac or crimson flowers growing along the stem. Each blossom has a columbine-like spur on the back. Sometimes called Touch-Me-Not as seeds explode from ripe pods when touched.
Blackberry Lily
Blue Boy Bachelor Button
Bread Seed Poppy
*Crackerjac Marigold Mix
Cypress Vine
Diablo Cosmos
Globe Cornflower
Hopi Red Dye Amaranth
*Hungarian Blue Bread Seed Poppy
Iron Weed
Love-in-a-Mist - Self seeding, hardy annual plant with delicate ferny foliage and bright blue flowers. Followed by unusual striped seed pods that dry well.
Love Lies Bleeding
Mixed Columbine
Money Plant
Purple Columbine
Purple-top Verbena
Rose Campion Mix
Straw Foxglove
Sunflower Mix


Anise Hyssop
Bronze Fennel
Cinnamon Basil
Clary Sage- a 4 foot biennial with well-branched flower stalks of pale purple and rose. They are a nice contrast to the large, crinkled gray-green foliage. Flowers have a distinct, heavy fragrance. Called “clear eye,” it was used medicinally and also used to flavor beverages and culinary dishes.
Double Flowered Feverfew
Feverfew - Clusters of small white, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers, bloom from late spring until frost. Flowers are long-lasting in bouquets. Feverfew was used medicinally to reduce fever.


Black Beauty Zucchini
Black Cherry Tomato
Black Pearl Pepper
Brandywine Tomato
Butternut Squash
California Wonder Pepper
Cayenne Pepper
Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean
Cherry Roma Tomato
Cincinnati Market Radish
Double Yield Cucumber
Dwarf Gray Sugar Pea
Granpda Admire's Lettuce
Green Striped Cushaw Squash
*Gulley's Favorite Lettuce
Hill Country Red Okra
Hollow Crown Parsnip
Leather Britches Bean
Long Island Cheese Pumpkin
Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck Squash
Purple Hyacinth Bean
Ragged Jack Kale - Also known as Russian Red Kale. Red ribs contrast nicely with the blue-grey jagged leaves. Young leaves add flavor and interest to salads. Excellent as boiled greens, the flavor is sweet even before frost nips plants. Overwinters easily, as it is hardy to -10 degrees F.
Red Fig Tomato
Scaly Bark Watermelon
*Sunset Runner Bean
*Thelma Sanders Squash
Tom Thumb Pea
Tres Fine Maraichere Endive
White Currant Tomato
Wisconsin Lakes Pepper
*Zucchino Striato d'Italia