Why are growing numbers of people choosing to buy seeds from Irish seed savers?

The ethos here at Irish Seed Savers Association, is to conserve and distribute wonderful rare and heritage varieties, as well as to encourage the skills of saving your own seed and empowering people to do this in their own gardens, small holdings or farms.

All of our seeds are grown and saved in Ireland and are Open Pollinated which allows you to save your own seeds from them, keeping the variety true to type. By choosing Irish Seed Savers’ Open Pollinated Seeds you contribute to keeping food security in your own hands and Irish agricultural biodiversity alive and vibrant.

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    ‘Ruby Regis’ Lavatera

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    Our seed for this variety came from ‘Bôite de Graines’ a seed company in France where our former staff member Flora Barteau now works. It is a stunning upright bushy annual with masses of deep-veined, funnel-shaped, bright pink blooms. Certified Organic
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    Calendula Marigold

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    Calendula officinalis, also known as the pot marigold or common marigold, is a flowering plant in the daisy family. It is probably native to southern Europe, though its exact origin is unknown. It is a robust plant with bright green leaves and cheerful orange and yellow-gold flowers. The flower petals can be eaten, it is good for companion planting, and it has lots of medicinal uses. Certified Organic
  • Electric Daisy ‘Bulls Eye’

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    Traditionally used in Brazil as a herbal remedy for dental pain, this plant is also known as ‘toothache plant’ and ‘tingflower’, owing to the numbing-buzzing sensation delivered to the mouth if leaves or flowers are chewed. The cone-shaped flower head is golden-yellow, with a dark red ‘bullseye’ in the centre. Flowering from mid-summer to early autumn, this plant is a lovely and intriguing addition to the garden. Certified Organic
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    Elephant Amaranth

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    This is an heirloom variety that went to the USA with German immigrants in 1880. A plant with character and striking beauty, this variety can grow up to 1.5 m tall, with a thick, maroon-red flowering stalk that looks like a raised elephant trunk. As well as its stunning flower display, the young leaves are edible. Certified Organic
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    French Honeysuckle

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    A hardy perennial, once seen never forgotten! This 1m tall open bush has silver rimmed leaves and fantastic, fragrant, dense spikes of crimson red flowers, which are rich in nectar. Best grown in a sunny position but likes moist soil. A member of the legume family, this plant is also nitrogen fixing. Certified Organic
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    McAnallen Sunflower

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    This is a remarkably large and robust sunflower. With food or oil crops in mind for the future this variety has serious potential. It is a striking and lovely plant, and also supports hordes of pollinator insects and birdlife. These flowers have been a gorgeous talking point in the Seed Savers gardens over the summers. Kindly donated by Brendan (RIP) & Bridget McAnallen of Co. Tyrone.
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    Oeillet Gem Tagetes-Marigold

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    The flowers of this variety are yellow and orange in colour, blooming abundantly from July until the first frost. This is an edible variety, with lovely tangerine-scented leaves and flowers making a tasty addition to salads, soups, desserts and teas. Certified Organic
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    Poppy Mix

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    This is a mix of poppies in various shades of colour: pink, magenta, mauve and purple. Some have frilly petals or double blooms! Easy to grow, this flower is best direct sown. Self-seeds easily if the stunning mature seed heads have been left to develop. Certified Organic
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    Purple Poppy

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    A large, handsome and cheery poppy, with lilac petals that form dark patches at the base. The leaves are lobed and wrinkled, the stems a beautiful bluish green. They produce large seed capsules, and the attractive seed heads make great additions to dried flower arrangements. Super easy to save the seeds.
  • Shungiku

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    A spectacular display of yellow and orange flowers in early summer. Very attractive to bees, hoverflies, and other beneficial insects. Also used widely in Korean, Chinese, and Japanese dishes, lightly cooked in soups, stews, and hotpots giving a unique aromatic flavour. Certified Organic
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    Woad

    3.25 (3.25 incl VAT)
    Woad has been used for centuries to obtain a blue dye. Though the extraction process is elaborate, it is easy to grow this ancient plant and, as nature and culture writer Richard Mabey says, ‘it's worth having in the garden’. An attractive plant with 1m high stems, long, succulent, blueish leaves that shine like stained glass, and foamy clusters of brilliant-yellow flowers. Certified Organic
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