Home - about Us - Herbs - Annuals - Perennials - Groundcovers - Ornamental Grasses - Links

 

QUANSETT NURSERIES, INC.

HERBS

R - SH

 

 

Image Soon Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus)
Image Soon Rocambole (Allium scorodoprasum)

A prized culinary herb! A perennial with unusual twisted stems and edible aerial bulblets. All parts of this plant produce a mild garlic flavor

  • Culinary: A mild garlic flavor gives this onion related herb its popularity. Used frequently in French and Italian cooking. The flowers develp edible bulbs.
  • Medicinal: Contains iron and vitamins. A mild antibiotic. Like all Alliums, it contains sulphur oil which helps lower blood pressure.
Image Soon Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary is an attractive evergreen shrub with elongated leaves. Praised in the past for the powers it was thought to posess, and was closely related to the church.

  • Culinary: Roasted poultry, fish, and meats are great with the addition of rosemary. A minty pine taste enhances all kinds of vegetables. Marinades, vinegars, dressings and sauces.
  • Medicinal: The oil derived from the flowers and foliage is considered a carminative. Used in pharmacies today. The oil is also thought to help with pain, bruises, wounds, and soars when gently massaged into the wounded areas. Also has some antibacterial effects to help in the fight against germs.
  • Aromatic: The minty pine scent is very distinctive. Baths are drawn with rosemary to help lift the spirits and relax the body. Rosemary in clothes drawers is said to deter moths and scent the clothes. Oil is added to soaps, creams, and perfumes for its pine scent.
  • Ornamental: Evergreen lance-shaped foliage gives a handsome effect to the plant. Blue flowers decorate the plant throughout the summer. Popular in many gardens.
  • Full Sun
  • 4-6 feet in height.
  • Frozen rosemary is stronger than fresh rosemary.
  • Tender perennial.
  • Well-Drained soil.
Rosemary, Arp (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Not very different from the straight rosemary. Maybe a bit thinner foliage with a hint of grey. Mainly the same habits and uses, yet found in a cold temperate zone, and thought of as the hardiest of all rosemary.

  • Culinary: Roasted poultry, fish, and meats are great with the addition of rosemary. A minty pine taste enhances all kinds of vegetables. Marinades, vinegars, dressings and sauces.
  • Medicinal: The oil derived from the flowers and foliage is considered a carminative. Used in pharmacies today. The oil is also thought to help with pain, bruises, wounds, and soars when gently massaged into the wounded areas. Also has some antibacterial effects to help in the fight against germs.
  • Aromatic: The minty pine scent is very distinctive. Baths are drawn with rosemary to help lift the spirits and relax the body. Rosemary in clothes drawers is said to deter moths and scent the clothes. Oil is added to soaps, creams, and perfumes for its pine scent.
  • Ornamental: Evergreen lance-shaped foliage gives a handsome effect to the plant. Blue flowers decorate the plant throughout the summer. Popular in many gardens.
  • Full Sun
  • 4-6 feet in height.
  • Rosemary does not transplant well.
  • Tender perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Rosemary, Creeping (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus')

Rosemary was thrown into caskets of the dead, and hung in sick rooms. The smell was thought to ward of evil spirits. Also very popular in the churches. The smell is to never be forgotten.

  • Culinary: Roasted poultry, fish, and meats are great with the addition of rosemary. A minty pine taste enhances all kinds of vegetables. Marinades, vinegars, dressings and sauces.
  • Medicinal: The oil derived from the flowers and foliage is considered a carminative. Used in pharmacies today. The oil is also thought to help with pain, bruises, wounds, and soars when gently massaged into the wounded areas. Also has some antibacterial effects to help in the fight against germs.
  • Aromatic: The minty pine scent is very distinctive. Baths are drawn with rosemary to help lift the spirits and relax the body. Rosemary in clothes drawers is said to deter moths and scent the clothes. Oil is added to soaps, creams, and perfumes for its pine scent.
  • Ornamental: Evergreen lance-shaped foliage gives a handsome effect to the plant. Blue flowers decorate the plant throughout the summer. Popular in many gardens. Looks great in hanging baskets, with flowering branches hanging over the edge.
  • Full Sun
  • Creeper.
  • Grow rosemary from cuttings, seeds do not germinate well.
  • Tender perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Rosemary, Foresteri (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Foresteri')

Rosemary's past shows this plant to be quite holy. Carried by people hiding from the black plague, it was thought to ward off disease and sickness. It was burned to purify the air in sick chambers.

  • Culinary: Roasted poultry, fish, and meats are great with the addition of rosemary. A minty pine taste enhances all kinds of vegetables. Marinades, vinegars, dressings and sauces.
  • Medicinal: The oil derived from the flowers and foliage is considered a carminative. Used in pharmacies today. The oil is also thought to help with pain, bruises, wounds, and soars when gently massaged into the wounded areas. Also has some antibacterial effects to help in the fight against germs.
  • Aromatic: The minty pine scent is very distinctive. Baths are drawn with rosemary to help lift the spirits and relax the body. Rosemary in clothes drawers is said to deter moths and scent the clothes. Oil is added to soaps, creams, and perfumes for its pine scent.
  • Ornamental: Evergreen lance-shaped foliage gives a handsome effect to the plant. A deeper green to the foliage, and a bit more of a shine, than other species of rosemary.
  • Full Sun
  • 3-6 feet in height.
  • Makes an excellent border plant. Easily trained.
  • Tender perennial
  • Well-Drained soil
Image Soon Rosemary, Pink (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Rosea')

All the same properties as other upright rosemary's, but a difference in color. Pink rosemary is for those who prefer the difference from the other rosemary's. Great for the perennial garden.

  • Culinary: Roasted poultry, fish, and meats are great with the addition of rosemary. A minty pine taste enhances all kinds of vegetables. Marinades, vinegars, dressings and sauces.
  • Medicinal: The oil derived from the flowers and foliage is considered a carminative. Used in pharmacies today. The oil is also thought to help with pain, bruises, wounds, and soars when gently massaged into the wounded areas. Also has some antibacterial effects to help in the fight against germs.
  • Aromatic: The minty pine scent is very distinctive. Baths are drawn with rosemary to help lift the spirits and relax the body. Rosemary in clothes drawers is said to deter moths and scent the clothes. Oil is added to soaps, creams, and perfumes for its pine scent.
  • Ornamental: Evergreen lance-shaped foliage gives a handsome effect to the plant. Pink flowers decorate the tops of this plant almost continuously throughout the summer.
  • Full Sun
  • 3-6 feet in height.
  • Gather most of your rosemary stock just before flowering.
  • Tender perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Rosemary, Primly Blue (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Primly Blue')
Image Soon Rosemary, Tuscan Blue (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Tuscan Blue')

Larger foliage and faster growth is what gives this species an edge over others. A deep green color adds more of an interest to Tuscan Blue, and it prctically grows straight upwards.

  • Culinary: Roasted poultry, fish, and meats are great with the addition of rosemary. A minty pine taste enhances all kinds of vegetables. Marinades, vinegars, dressings and sauces.
  • Medicinal: The oil derived from the flowers and foliage is considered a carminative. Used in pharmacies today. The oil is also thought to help with pain, bruises, wounds, and soars when gently massaged into the wounded areas. Also has some antibacterial effects to help in the fight against germs.
  • Aromatic: The minty pine scent is very distinctive. Baths are drawn with rosemary to help lift the spirits and relax the body. Rosemary in clothes drawers is said to deter moths and scent the clothes. Oil is added to soaps, creams, and perfumes for its pine scent.
  • Ornamental: Evergreen lance-shaped foliage gives a handsome effect to the plant. Blue flowers decorate the tops of this plant almost continuously throughout the summer. Also known to be a bit taller than the other species of rosemary.
  • Full sun
  • 5-7 feet in height.
  • Wet soil promotes root rot. Well drainage in essential.
  • Tender perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Rosemary, White (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Alba')

Another upright rosemary that holds it's place in the garden for the white flowers it produces. Mainly chosen over others for the buyers preference in the color of flower. Just as attractive.

  • Culinary: Roasted poultry, fish, and meats are great with the addition of rosemary. A minty pine taste enhances all kinds of vegetables. Marinades, vinegars, dressings and sauces.
  • Medicinal: The oil derived from the flowers and foliage is considered a carminative. Used in pharmacies today. The oil is also thought to help with pain, bruises, wounds, and soars when gently massaged into the wounded areas. Also has some antibacterial effects to help in the fight against germs.
  • Aromatic: The minty pine scent is very distinctive. Baths are drawn with rosemary to help lift the spirits and relax the body. Rosemary in clothes drawers is said to deter moths and scent the clothes. Oil is added to soaps, creams, and perfumes for its pine scent.
  • Ornamental: Evergreen lance-shaped foliage gives a handsome effect to the plant. White flowers decorate the tops of this plant almost continuously throughout the summer. Foliage is a bit thinner and lighter than the other species.
  • Full Sun
  • 3-6 feet in height.
  • Makes a great indoor container plant.
  • Tender perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Rue (Ruta graveolens)

This small evergreen shrub plant is also known as the herb of grace. It takes well to poor garden soil where it makes a compact and attractive plant. The scent is somewhat unique, and unpleasant to some. The shape of the leaf is what the suit of clubs resembles.

  • Medicinal: In the past, Rue was believed to relieve gas pains, and improved appetite. However, there are no studies to prove these effects, and it is wideley thought of as toxic. Caution to large doses.
  • Ornamental: The blue-green foliage to the plant, and the round lobed foliage are what this plant is mostly grown for. Also, Yellow flowers from June to August.
  • Full Sun
  • 36 inches in height.
  • Contact to sensitive skin might cause blistering.
  • Perennial. Evergreen
  • Well-Drained.
Image Soon Sage, Berggarten (Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten')

A selection from Germany featuring broad rounded leaves and a compact growth habit. An attractive ornamental addition to the herb or even perennial garden.

  • Culinary: Foliage is eaten fresh in salads, and cooked into many types of foods. bread products, soups, meat pies, maetloaf, marinades, and stuffings. Goes great with vegetables
  • Ornamental: Soft and fuzzy greyish leaves make this plant striking. Rounded foliage is compared to the elongated foliage of other species. blue flowers.
  • Full sun to part shade.
  • 16-20 inches in height.
  • Prune Sage plants severely in the Spring. To demote seeding
  • Perennial.
  • Well-Drained and rich soil.
Image Soon Sage, Garden (Salvia officinalis)

Garden Sage is a decorative evergreen shrub with downy green foliage. Being the original of the Sages. In ancient times, it was called the herb of longevity. Yugoslavia still plants fields of sage for consumption.

  • Culinary: Flowers may be used in salads, and brewed for a tea. Foliage is cooked with meats, and goes great in stuffing.
  • Medicinal: Sage helps in digestion. Tea helps with coughs and colds. Also helps with diarrhea.
  • Aromatic: Sage is used in perfumes, and cosmetics. Even some soaps. The smell of the foliage repels flies, and some other insects.
  • Full sun.
  • 32 inches in height.
  • Dried Sage has a stronger, yet different flavor.
  • Perennial
  • Dry, Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Sage, Gold (Salvia officinalis 'Aurea')

A golden contrast of Sage is what everyone need in their garden. With all of the same qualities of the Garden Sage, but with a pleasing addition for the eye. A marvelous plant.

  • Culinary: Foliage is eaten fresh in salads, and cooked into many types of foods. bread products, soups, meat pies, maetloaf, marinades, and stuffings. Goes great with vegetables.
  • Medicinal: Tea made from the leaf is an antiseptic and helps with the blood and the nerves.
  • Aromatic: Foliage is aromatic with a strong scent. The scent of Sage may be recognized when drifting through the air.
  • Ornamental: Striking green and gold foliage please the eye. The gold borders the leaf with a large band. The compact foliage makes this a nice border plant.
  • Full Sun
  • 18 inches in height.
  • Historically, Sage does not grow too well next to onions.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained Soil
Sage, Honeymelon (Salvia elegans 'Honeymelon')

More of an upright grower, this Sage is somewhat different from most of the other sages. The height, and the beauty of the brilliant red flowers, make this Sage and attractive bush-like plant.

  • Culinary:
  • Ornamental: The scarlet red flowers are a major attractions to butterflies, and hummingbirds. Heart-shaped leaves. Cut flowers are great in vases or as a garnish.
  • Aromatic: The scent of the honey dew melon is a delicious addition the the plants qualities. A must smell.
  • Full Sun
  • 24 inches in height.
  • Keep from cold.
  • Tender perennial
  • Well-Drained soil
Image Soon Sage, Pineapple (Salvia elegans)

A close relative of the Honeymelon Sage, but a bit larger and a different scent. Elongated leaves with a fine point also helps differ the two. this plant will get your mouth watering. Pineapple Sage also makes a wonderfull indoor plant.

  • Culinary: ?
  • Ornamental: Beautiful red flowers from late-summer to fall give this plant remarkeable ornamental values. Nicely pointed leaves, and a bush-like shape to the plant make it nice in the house. Even without the flowers.
  • Aromatic: Delicious pineapple flavored aroma will fill the air if walked by or brushed upon.
  • Full Sun
  • 36 inches in height.
  • Keep from cold.
  • Tender Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Sage, Purple (Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea')

A compact form of officinalis. This herb has the same habits as the Gold Sage and is just as attractive. Leather-like foliage makes most sages familiar to the eye.

  • Culinary: Foliage is eaten fresh in salads, and cooked into many types of foods. bread products, soups, meat pies, maetloaf, marinades, and stuffings. Goes great with vegetables.
  • Medicinal: Tea made from the leaf is an antiseptic and helps with the blood and the nerves.
  • Aromatic: Foliage is aromatic with a strong scent. The scent of Sage may be recognized when drifting through the air.
  • Ornamental: Purple foliage and a compact, dense growth habit makes this a great border plant.
  • Full Sun
  • 18 inches in height.
  • Sage and Rosemary are great companions.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained Soil.
Image Soon Sage, Russian (Perovskia atriplicifolia)

Mostly known for its ornamental values as a perennial plant. The unique aromatic and ornamental features of this plant make it an interest to all. 1995 Perennial Plant of the Year.

  • Aromatic: A characteristic scent to the foliage is quite intriguing. Bruise the foliage and it increases in scent.
  • Ornamental: Grey-green foliage topped with masses of striking blue elongated flower spikes makes this plant a popular veteran to many gardens.
  • Full Sun
  • 36-48 inches in height.
  • Cut back when the plant begins to look unpleasing to the eye.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained Soil
Image Soon Sage, Tri-Color (Salvia officinalis 'Tri-Color')

Keeping up with the other colored sages(gold and purple), Tri-Color Sage is also very striking in appearance. Not just one or two colors, but, of course three. Not as compact or dense in growth.

  • Culinary: Foliage is eaten fresh in salads, and cooked into many types of foods. bread products, soups, meat pies, maetloaf, marinades, and stuffings. Goes great with vegetables.
  • Medicinal: Tea made from the leaf is an antiseptic and helps with the blood and the nerves.
  • Aromatic: Foliage is aromatic with a strong scent. The scent of Sage is characteristic, and may easily be recognized when drifting through the air.
  • Ornamental: A very decorative herb with the cream colored variegation along with purple and green.
  • Full Sun
  • 24-36 inches in height.
  • Cut back after flowering
  • Perennial
  • Well-drained Soil.
Image Soon Salad Burnet (Poterium sanguisorba)

This forgotten herb used to be highly preferred for a taste of cucumber in your salad. The Sixteenth Century popularized this herb as bieng high in medicinal value.The herb has dissapeared from the uses in which it was once generously used.

  • Culinary: The foliage has the taste of cucumbers, but the older leaves are bitter in taste, so stick to the young foliage.Salads and coleslaw are the two biggest uses for the leaves. Also found in some cheeses and soups.
  • Medicinal: Foliage contains vitamin C, and helps aid in digestion. Once thought to heal wounds by bringing the two sides of the cut together and sealing it. Used to relieve hemmorhoids and diarrhea.
  • Ornamental: Small green flowers with red tips appear in mid-summer. The foliage suggests this herb as a nice edging plant.
  • Full Sun to part shade.
  • 12-24 inches in height.
  • Burnet does not dry well. It will lose it's taste.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil
Santolina, Compactum (Santolina chamaecyparissus)

A smaller and tighter version of Grey Santolina. More valuable in ways for it's compact habit. Originating in the Mediterranean. Medicinal in the past, but presently Ornamental.

  • Aromatic: The foliage is added to potpourri for the musky scent it emits. Foliage deters insects.
  • Ornamental: Silverish, fern-like foliage makes this plant fantastic for borders. Neatly trimmed. Bright yellow buttons top the feathery foliage in June and July.
  • Full Sun
  • 12-24 inches in height.
  • Do not take internally.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Santolina, Grey (Santolina chamaecyparissus)

Native to the Mediterranean, this herb was once used for medicinal purposes. Once thought to kill worms, it is no longer thought of as medicinal, but highly used for it ornamental properties.

  • Aromatic: The foliage is added to potpourri for the musky scent it emits. Foliage deters insects.
  • Ornamental: Silverish, fern-like foliage makes this plant fantastic for borders. Neatly trimmed. Bright yellow buttons top the feathery foliage in June and July.
  • Full Sun
  • 18-24 inches in height.
  • Do not take internally.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Santolina, Green (Santolina virens)

Practically identical to the Grey Santolina, but with green foliage. Used to sweeten the air in Mediterranean regions for ages. Makes a great border plant, and was famous in the past for its use in knot gardens.

  • Aromatic: The foliage is addd to potpourri for the musky scent it emits. Foliage deters insects, and sprigs are used in clothes drawers for moths.
  • Ornamental: Silverish, fern-like foliage makes this plant fantastic for borders. Neatly trimmed. Bright yellow buttons top the feathery foliage in June and July.
  • Full Sun
  • 18-24 inches in height.
  • Do not take internally.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Savory, Creeping Winter (Satureja montana 'Repanda')

A mat of bright green leaves is formed by this evergreen subshrub. Used for over 2,000 for its flavor addition to food. At one time, savory was the highest in flavor for the time it was in. Therefore it's rise in popularity was easily explained.

  • Culinary: A stronger flavor than it's brother, Summer Savory. Used with meats, and especially popular with beans. Flavors vinegars, and may be sprinkled on soups and stews.
  • Medicinal: Foliage is crushed and added to bites and stings for temporary pain relief. Tea is used for diarrhea, appetite problems, and sore throats.
  • Full Sun
  • 3 inches in height.
  • Dried leaves are available comercially.
  • Perennial
  • Light, Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Savory, Summer (Satureja hortensis)

Native to the Mediterranean, it was much in demand in early Rome where it was thought to be a powerful aphrodisiac. Almost identical to its brother, Winter Savory, but a bit milder in taste.

  • Culinary: Meats, beans, and vinegar are major uses for this herb. used with the majority of vegetables, and popular in stews.
  • Medicinal: Foliage is crushed and added to bites and stings for temporary pain relief. Tea is used for diarrhea, appetite problems, and sore throats.
  • Full Sun
  • 12-18 inches in height.
  • Dried leaves are available comercially.
  • Annual
  • Average soil
Image Soon Savory, Winter (Satureja montana)

A darker and firmer foliage than Summer foliage. Almost identical in all application except for the hardiness in the garden. Almost entirely used for their culinary values today.

  • Culinary: A stronger flavor than it's brother, Summer Savory. Used with meats, and especially popular with beans. Flavors vinegars, and may be sprinkled on soups and stews.
  • Medicinal: Foliage is crushed and added to bites and stings for temporary pain relief. Tea is used for diarrhea, appetite problems, and sore throats.
  • Full Sun
  • 6-12 inches in height.
  • Dried leaves are available comercially.
  • Perennial
  • Light, Well-Drained soil.

 

Home - about Us - Herbs - Annuals - Perennials - Groundcovers - Ornamental Grasses - Links

 

HERBS A - LA

HERBS LE - P

HERBS R - SH

HERBS SK - Z

 

BACK TO THE TOP

Layout, design & revision 1999 - 2002
Quansett Nurseries, Inc.
Last Revised - - March 17, 2002