Heritage Flower Seeds Our Franchi heritage flower seeds are supplied by Seeds Of Italy, an award-winning ethical business and the sole supplier of Franchi seeds in the UK. Franchi was created seven generations ago in 1783 making it the oldest family-run seed business in the world. It has a strong environmental stance and is Slow Food UK and Vegetarian Society approved. The heritage flower seeds supplied by Franchi include regional and endangered varieties at risk of dying out as they are not profitable enough for large seed companies.
Why Buy Heritage Flower Seeds? Heritage flower seeds have developed over years of natural cross-pollination. Insects and the wind have created wide-ranging natural biodiversity. The majority of seeds bought and grown today are modern hybrids developed by companies more focused on disease resistance and reliable high yields than environmental aspects. Growing heritage flower seeds contributes to a wider range of flower varieties and greater biodiversity.
Grow Heritage Flower Seeds This Year Heritage seeds are a great way to easily support biodiversity in your garden. Heritage flower seeds are good fun to grow too, as the palette of colours is unusual and surprising. If you’re unsure about new-but-old heritage flower seeds why not grow them alongside your tried and trusted hybrids and spot the difference.
Seed Care All seeds, including heritage flowers seeds, should be stored in a dry, cool place out of direct sunlight. See also our Heritage Vegetable Seeds.