Seed Library

Let’s grow together!

The Seed Library is a collection of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds (vegetables, herbs and flowers) that any resident of Hamilton County with a library card can borrow to plant at home. The Seed Library is a partnership between the Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, Friends of the Hamilton East Public Library and the Hamilton East Public Library.

Seeds are available to check out starting March 1, 2022. Library cardholders can check out up to 20 packs per season. We don’t expect you to return the seeds, but if you have extra seeds or collect the seeds from the plants you grow, we will gladly take them back into the Seed Library.

Have questions about the Seed Library? Please contact the Public Service desk at your preferred location: 317-579-0307 (Fishers) or 317-770-3215 (Noblesville). You can also find more information about planting through the Master Gardeners Website.

Show us your seeds on social media by tagging us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HamiltonEastPL. Be sure to use #HEPLSeedLibrary and #HEPLGrowers to follow along.

Seed Library





Fruits and Vegetables

List of Flower Seeds
  • Aster: Smooth Blue
  • Bachelor’s Button: Florist Blue Boy
  • Bee Balm
  • Black Eyed Susan
  • Blanket Flower
  • Blazing Star, Marsh
  • Blue False Indigo
  • Buttonbush
  • Calendula: Orange Button
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Columbine, Clematis-flowered: Barlow Mix
  • Coreopsis, Lance-leaved
  • Coreopsis, Plains
  • Corn Poppy
  • Cosmos: Sensation Mix
  • Echinacea
  • Foxglove Beardtongue
  • Hollyhock: Single Mix
  • Illinois Bundle Flower
  • Love-Lies-Bleeding
  • Maltese Cross
  • Marigold: French Brocade Mix
  • Marigold: Lemon Gem
  • Mexican Sunflower
  • Milkweed, Butterfly (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Milkweed, Common (Asclepias syriaca)
  • Mountain Mint
  • Nasturtium: Empress of India
  • Nigella
  • Prairie Sundrops
  • Purple Prairie Clover
  • Rattlesnake Master
  • Scarlet Toothcup
  • Showy Tick Trefoil
  • Sunflower: Ring of Fire
  • Sunflowers: Sunseed
  • Zinnia: Dahlia-flowered
  • Zinnia: Giant Coral
List of Herb Seeds
  • Anise
  • Basil: Genovese
  • Basil: Holy (Tulsi)
  • Basil: Sweet Thai
  • Borage
  • Caraway: Arterner
  • Catnip
  • Chamomile: German
  • Cilantro: Cruiser
  • Dill: Dukat
  • Fennel: Florence
  • Mint: Common
  • Parsley, Curled: Wega
  • Parsley, Italian: Giant of Italy
  • Pipicha
  • Shiso, Green
List of Fruit and Vegetable Seeds
  • Beans, Bush: Amethyst
  • Beans, Bush: Dragon’s Tongue
  • Beans, Bush: Tavera
  • Beans, Pole: Blue Lake
  • Beans, Pole: Kentucky Wonder
  • Beans, Pole: Rattlesnake
  • Beets: Chioggia Guardsmark
  • Beets: Touchstone Gold
  • Broccoli: De Ciccio
  • Carrots: Dragon
  • Carrots: Rodelika
  • Carrots: Rondo
  • Cucumber: Diva
  • Cucumber: Marketmore 76
  • Cucumber: Striped Armenian
  • Greens: Allstar Gourmet Mix
  • Greens: Arugula
  • Greens: Collards: Champion
  • Greens: Deer Tongue
  • Greens: Green Mizuna
  • Greens: Kale: Toscano
  • Greens: Mache: Vit
  • Greens: Pac Choi: Ching-Chiang
  • Greens: Romaine Mix
  • Greens: Spinach, Bloomsdale
  • Greens: Swiss Chard: Bright Lights
  • Greens: Tatsoi
  • Greens: Upland Cress
  • Kohlrabi: Terek
  • Kohlrabi: White Vienna
  • Leek: American Flag
  • Melon: Cantaloupe: Charentais
  • Melon: Watermelon: Moon and Stars
  • Okra: Perkins Long Pod
  • Peas, Shelling: Alaska Early
  • Peas, Shelling: Lincoln
  • Peas, Snow: Oregon Sugar Pod II
  • Pepper: Bulgarian Carrot
  • Pepper: California Wonder
  • Peppers: Cayenne
  • Pepper: Hungarian Hot Wax
  • Pepper: Jalapeno
  • Pepper: Padron
  • Pepper: Poblano
  • Pumpkin: Jill-Be-Little
  • Pumpkin: New England Pie
  • Radish: Cherry Belle
  • Radish: Daikon: Miyashige
  • Radish: French Breakfast
  • Squash: Delicata: Sweet Dumpling
  • Squash: Pattypan: Jaune et Verte
  • Squash: Spaghetti
  • Squash: Yellow Crookneck
  • Tomatillo: De Milpa
  • Tomato: San Marzano
  • Tomato: Black Krim
  • Tomato: Cherokee Purple
  • Tomato: Glacier
  • Tomato: Green Zebra
  • Tomato: Hillbilly
  • Tomato: Japanese Black Trifele
  • Tomato: Matt’s Wild Cherry
  • Tomato: Moskvich
  • Tomato: Nepal
  • Tomato: Yellow Pear
  • Turnip: Purple Top
  • Zucchini: Costata Romanesco
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