Collection: Rare & Unusual Seeds (Heirloom)

Enhance your cut flower garden with these unique heirloom veggie, herb, and flower seeds! Hard-to-find doesn’t always mean difficult to grow—in fact, all of our uncommon heirloom flowers are actually very easy to grow. Plant these heirlooms in the field or in a container garden and enjoy their eccentricity outdoors or in a vase. You could start with one or two varieties, but we have a feeling you’ll want to try them all!

What we adore about rare heirloom veggie, herb, and flower seeds

  • 60 hard-to-find heirloom veggie and flower seed varieties
  • Unique blooms add interest and texture to bouquets
  • Attract pollinators and beneficial insects
  • Annual and perennial varieties suitable for all hardiness zones

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    Creeping Thyme Seeds

    Low-maintenance perennial groundcover with a citrusy scent

    Creeping Thyme Seeds

    Low-maintenance perennial groundcover with a citrusy scent
    Regular price As Low As $5.49
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    Bee Balm - Wild Bergamot Seeds

    This thistle-like wildflower is the preferred bloom of bees everywhere

    Bee Balm - Wild Bergamot Seeds

    This thistle-like wildflower is the preferred bloom of bees everywhere
    Regular price As Low As $5.79
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $5.79
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    Carrot Seeds - Rainbow Blend

    Pull a color, any color, delightfully fun to harvest

    Carrot Seeds - Rainbow Blend

    Pull a color, any color, delightfully fun to harvest
    Regular price As Low As $6.59
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $6.59
  • main-collection-product-grid fairytale pumpkin

    Pumpkin Seeds - Fairytale

    French heirloom with an excellent taste

    Pumpkin Seeds - Fairytale

    French heirloom with an excellent taste
    Regular price As Low As $4.99
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.99
  • main-collection-product-grid foxglove excelsior mix

    Foxglove Seeds - Excelsior Mix

    Add elegance to your garden with these pastel biennial blooms

    Foxglove Seeds - Excelsior Mix

    Add elegance to your garden with these pastel biennial blooms
    Regular price As Low As $4.79
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.79
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    Gayfeather / Blazing Star Seeds

    With tall purple, spiky plumes, gayfeather is ideal in containers by the front door

    Gayfeather / Blazing Star Seeds

    With tall purple, spiky plumes, gayfeather is ideal in containers by the front door
    Regular price As Low As $4.79
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.79
  • main-collection-product-grid hyssop

    Hyssop Seeds

    Spikes of violet blue flowers attract pollinators and sweeten honey

    Hyssop Seeds

    Spikes of violet blue flowers attract pollinators and sweeten honey
    Regular price As Low As $4.79
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.79
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    Mexican Sunflower Seeds - Torch

    Prolific daisy-shaped blooms in a rich rusty red

    Mexican Sunflower Seeds - Torch

    Prolific daisy-shaped blooms in a rich rusty red
    Regular price As Low As $4.79
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.79
  • main-collection-product-grid Spearmint

    Spearmint Seeds

    Prized for its spicy, citrus, minty taste

    Spearmint Seeds

    Prized for its spicy, citrus, minty taste
    Regular price As Low As $7.09
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $7.09
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    Tomato Seeds - Cherokee Purple

    Purplish flesh known for its intense depth of flavor

    Tomato Seeds - Cherokee Purple

    Purplish flesh known for its intense depth of flavor
    Regular price As Low As $6.59
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $6.59
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    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Mini Bell Blend

    Multi-colored miniature sweet peppers

    Sweet Pepper Seeds - Mini Bell Blend

    Multi-colored miniature sweet peppers
    Regular price As Low As $6.59
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $6.59
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    Blanket Flower Seeds

    Colorful heirloom and native wildflower capable of naturalizing anywhere

    Blanket Flower Seeds

    Colorful heirloom and native wildflower capable of naturalizing anywhere
    Regular price As Low As $4.49
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.49
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    Tomato Seeds - Heirloom Rainbow Mixture

    Our favorite heirloom flavors and colors in one mix
    Out of Stock

    Tomato Seeds - Heirloom Rainbow Mixture

    Our favorite heirloom flavors and colors in one mix
    Regular price As Low As $6.59
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $6.59
    Out of Stock
  • main-collection-product-grid nigra hollyhock

    Hollyhock Seeds - Nigra

    Rich, mahogany blooms look almost black in the right light

    Hollyhock Seeds - Nigra

    Rich, mahogany blooms look almost black in the right light
    Regular price As Low As $4.79
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.79
  • main-collection-product-grid Canterbury Bells

    Canterbury Bells Seeds - Mixed

    This cottage garden classic is a set-and-forget biennial

    Canterbury Bells Seeds - Mixed

    This cottage garden classic is a set-and-forget biennial
    Regular price As Low As $4.49
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.49
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    Marshmallow Seeds

    Unique ornamental addition and conversation starter

    Marshmallow Seeds

    Unique ornamental addition and conversation starter
    Regular price As Low As $4.79
    Regular price Sale price As Low As $4.79

What we adore about rare heirloom veggie, herb, and flower seeds

  • 60 hard-to-find heirloom veggie and flower seed varieties
  • Unique blooms add interest and texture to bouquets
  • Attract pollinators and beneficial insects
  • Annual and perennial varieties suitable for all hardiness zones

The most extensive collection of rare and unusual heirloom seeds

An heirloom variety is any vegetable, herb, or flower variety that has been cultivated for fifty or more years. Heirloom flowers are always open-pollinated cultivars with stable genetics—meaning, the seeds can be saved and will grow true to type, producing offspring that resembles the parent generation.

At Eden Brothers, we get excited about heirloom seeds because we are passionate about preserving genetic diversity in the world’s seedstock. Biological variance is essential to nature—plus, we think these rare and unusual heirloom seeds are so much more fun than hybrids!

Whimsical heirloom flowers for your cottage garden and cut flower patch

Take Chinese Houses Seeds, for instance. This California native wildflower boasts clusters of bicolored florets atop one another on a tall stem—a very efficient design for attracting pollinators! Love-in-a-mist is another whimsical flower straight out of a storybook. The feather petals and wispy foliage will certainly have you believe in fairies! A workhorse in the garden, try growing Love-In-A-Mist Mixed Colors and dry the seedpods for a fun textural element to use in bouquets.

Filter these lovely heirloom flowers using the tabs on the left-hand side of this page to find the perfect variety for your garden. Sort varieties by plant height, bloom season, and sowing method, among many other features.

All of our exotic heirloom flower seeds are easy to grow, so you can spend less time stressing and more time enjoying these quirky plants! Tuck a few of these eccentric flowers into a fresh bouquet for an intriguing arrangement and conversation starter.

Even if you have some limiting factors, you can still cultivate the exotic flower garden of your dreams. Blanket Flower and Creeping Thyme will thrive in a shade garden, and Foxglove Excelsior Mix and Wild Blue Iris are deer and rabbit resistant varieties.

If you don’t have a ton of space, try growing these heirloom flowers in containers! Pot up these beauties into a well-draining pot and you’ll get just as much out of them as you would in the field.

Safe heirloom flower seeds guaranteed to grow

Whichever heirloom flower(s) you fall for, you can expect the same quality that you would from any other Eden Brothers’ product. All our seeds are certified non-GMO and filler-free—because the last thing you need to worry about is unnecessary additives in your seeds. Whether you buy a packet of heirloom flower seeds or you order in bulk, you can trust that you’ll receive only 100% pure seed, packed for this season—guaranteed to grow if you abide by our planting recommendations located in our Flower Seeds Planting Guide.

These rare and unique heirloom flower seeds sell out fast, so order your seeds today before these special varieties sell out for the season!