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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.
Image Soon Shallots (Allium cepa)

Shallots is a form of Onion. Mainly grown for it culinary characteristics, it is commonly overlooked for its medicinal, and ornamental properties. Dating way back to the Egyptian times, Shallots were drawn on the walls of Egyptian tombs as one of the most popular plants of their time.

  • Culinary: There are so many uses for the onion, that it is impossible to list them all. A great addition to almost all food in many shapes and forms. Most people are very familiar with the culinary uses of the onion.
  • Medicinal: Contains small doses of Anti-bacterial components. Helps in blood pressure, and also helps reduce the buildup in arteries. A paste may be put on small burns and wounds to speed up the healing process.
  • Ornamental: Generally speaking, the onion (allium) family is quite ornamental. Throwing round pink flowers in the air form June to August. Thay are frequently dried for arrangements.
  • Full Sun
  • 8-12 inches in height.
  • Mildest onion, sweetest taste.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)

Oval toothed leaves and pretty blue flowers add a bit of ornament to this medicinal herb. Native to East Asia. Most popular for it's root.

  • Medicinal:Once given for epilepsy and rabies, this herb is said to calm the nerves. Also a sedative. Root is given in Asia for respiratory and digestive problems.
  • Ornamental:Oval toothed leaves and pretty blue flowers add a bit of ornament to this herb.
  • Light Shade
  • 36 inches in height.
  • Large doses may cause giddiness, and confusion.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained Soil
Image Soon Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)

Grown mainly for its culinary uses. The wild version of this plant is what is grown for the medicinal purposes. Sorrel is high in vitamins, and benifits all in more ways than one.

  • Culinary: High in acidity, the foliage is added to salads to reduce acid in dressing and other vegetables. The young foliage is tender, but not as strong in taste. As the season progresses, the acidity increases.
  • Medicinal: Foliage makes a tea which is used for the kidney and liver. Root makes a mild laxative.
  • Full Sun to light shade
  • 24-48 inches in height.
  • Juice is so acidic, it may be used for stains and mold.
  • Perennial
  • Average soil
Image Soon Southernwood (Artemesia abrotanum)

The French call it garde-robe because they use it in wardrobes to ward off moths. Also used in perfumes and potions to earn itself a name called 'Lovers' Plant'. Used for it's strong scent in the past for many purposes.

  • Medicinal: Infuse as a tea for a tonic to give to children to dispel worms. Foliage is also added to bathwater for skin conditions.
  • Aromatic: The sweet, strong lemon fragrance of the foliage earns it a place in many potpourris. Deters moths and other insects. Foliage added to a bath is soothing and relaxing. The scent was once used to keep people awake during boring church ceremonies.
  • Ornamental: Soft and feathery grey foliage makes a great contrast in many gardens.
  • Full Sun
  • 36 inches in height.
  • Needs pruning in the spring to keep it in good looking shape.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)

This tropical annual gained it's fame from the sweetness it witholds.

  • Culinary: Leaf powder is a substitute for sugar in all aspects.
Image Soon St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

In the past, this plant was highly known as a very supersticious herb. The look of bleeding when crushed may have been the reason for this. High in medicinal value.

  • Medicinal: The dye derived from this herb are thought to be an antidepressant. Bruises and hemerrhoids react to this plant.Tea is made for headaches, and nervous problems.
  • Full sun to part shade
  • 24 inches in height
  • Pich flowers and they turn red.
  • Perennial
  • Average soil
Image Soon Strawberry (Fragaria)
Strawberry, Alpine (Fragaria vesca)
Image Soon Sweet Annie (Artemesia annua)
Image Soon Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata)

Fern-like foliage. Frequently overlooked my most gardners. Gives a nice ornametal view to the landscape. Fruit appears in early summer. Botanical name was derived from a greek word meaning perfume.

  • Culinary: A mild anise like flavor. Add chopped foliage to soups, stews, and omelletes. Seeds have sweet flavor and are used in candy, syrup, and liquor. Root may be steamed.
  • Medicinal: Foliage is a sweetener and used ffor diabetics. Boiled root strengthens the elderly. The plant increases appetite and decreases flatulance. Plant is made into a furniture polish.
  • Ornamental: The fern-like foliage topped with white flowers in spring make it an attractive perennial plant.
  • Light shade
  • 30-36 inches in height.
  • Harvest roots in Autumn
  • Perennial
  • Rich soil
Image Soon Sweet Woodruff (Galium oderatum)

Related to the Bedstraws, the foliage of this groundcover has the scent of hay. That is until you dry them, and the sweet smell of Vanilla scents the air. Hung to dry in churches for ceremony.

  • Culinary: Foliage goes great with wine. Also makes a tea. Non-edible.
  • Medicinal:Tea was said to calm the stomach. Foliage applied directly to wounds.
  • Aromatic: Foliage used in potpourris and perfumes. Nice Vanilla flavor. Also used in herb pillows.
  • Ornamental: Beautiful symetrical star-like foliage, topped with white star flowers in May and June.. Real nice groundcover for shady places.
  • Shade.
  • 8-12 inches in height.
  • Likes moist, wooded, shady locations.
  • Perennial
  • Moist, Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Tansy, Fernleaf (Tanacetum vulgare)

With a long written history through time, this herb supposedly dates back to greek mythology. With the amount of uses this herb offers, it is no wonder why.

  • Culinary: Foliage is rubbed into meats for flavor. Used in stuffings, meats, and pies. Strong peppery flavor is popular in breakfast cooking. Use in moderation.
  • Medicinal: Medicinal in the past, but recently set aside because of it's toxicity. Replacements are safer.
  • Ornamental: Lush tropical foliage. Yellow flower heads from July to September.
  • Aromatic: Foliage emits a pine flavored scent when brushed against. Thought to deter insects.
  • Full sun to Part Shade.
  • 3-4 feet in height.
  • Watch the growth. May become invasive.
  • Perennial
  • Average soil.
Image Soon Tarragon, French (Artemesia dracunculus sativa)

Largely cultivated for it's culinary properties, and a necessity in the kitchen. Not popular for medicinal purposes, but thought to have them as well.

  • Culinary: Popular in France. Foiliage may be added to salads, stuffings, sauces, dressings. Don't cook too long, for it will become bitter. Enhances the flavor of most meats, poultry, and vegetables.
  • Medicinal: Thought to help appetite, and relieve flatulance. No scientific base.
  • Full Sun to Part Shade.
  • 18-24 inches in height.
  • Flower stems should be removed to insure a productive plant.
  • Perennial
  • Rich, Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Tarragon, Mexican (Tagetes lucida)

Bieng the best substitute for French Tarragon, it is more popular ornamentally. Double bloomed yellow flowers make it spectacular to add to any garden where French Tarragon will not grow.

  • Culinary: Substitute for the uses of the French Tarragon in salads, meats, poultry and stuffings.
  • Medicinal: Makes a stimulating tea.
  • Aromatic: Foliage and flowers have a sweet smell. Also known as 'Sweet Marigold'.
  • Ornamental: Yellow, double-bloom marigold flowers.
  • Full Sun
  • 24-36 inches in height.
  • ?
  • Tender Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil
Image Soon Thyme, Caraway (Thymus herba-barona)

Long trailing stems and small green leaves that give off an interesting scent when bruised. Culinary as well as ornamental. Bright pink flowers.

  • Culinary: Used largely in Fish, meats, and popular with vegetables. Adds exceptional flavor to beef.
  • Medicinal: Thyme has allways been used as a preservative, and is still used in imbalming fluid to this day.
  • Ornamental: The showy pink flowers and dark green foliage makes this Thyme a nice looking groundcover.
  • Aromatic: A caraway scent proves the flavor that it will add to dishes.
  • Full Sun
  • 4 inches in height. Creeper.
  • Pick leaves in summer.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained Soil.
Image Soon Thyme, Coconut (Thymus praecox)

Large round leaves on stems that arch upright make this plant large for most Thymes.

  • Aromatic: A mild scent of Coconut from the foliage. Popular for bees and some other insects.
  • Ornamental: Evergreen foliage, and purple flowers. Creates a thick ground mat.
  • Full Sun.
  • Creeper
  • Adds flavorous scent to cheeses.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Thyme, Doone Valley (Thymus citriodorus 'Aureus')

Thyme has been well known through history as an antiseptic and preservative. This Thyme is especially popular for it's scent and variegation.

  • Culinary: Lemon flavor makes this Thyme an excellent base for a honey tea. Great with fish, meats, and wonderful in sauces.
  • Aromatic: Lemon scent to the foliage makes it all that much more valuable.
  • Ornamental: Splashes of gold variegation, and pale purple flowers make this Thyme striking in the garden.
  • Full Sun
  • 3 Inches in height.
  • Variegation is stronger in cooler weather.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Thyme, Doretta Klaber (Thymus minus 'Doretta Klaber')
Image Soon Thyme, English (Thymus vulgaris)

The original common Thyme. The Greeks enjoyed Thyme to the fullest, and used the oil for afterbath massages. Plant begins to get woody after it's first year of growth.

  • Culinary: Marinades, stuffings, soups, stews, and sauces. Also good with poultry and shellfish. The strongest flavor comes from the young fresh leaves.
  • Medicinal: Oil derived from the plant is beneficial. Used externally for depression, headaches, colds, muscular pains, acne,and used in mouthwashes. Research says that Thyme will strengthen the immune system.
  • Ornamental: Lilac flowers atop deep green foliage always makes Thyme an attractive groundcover.
  • Full Sun
  • 12-15 inches in height.
  • Leaves are best when plant is in bloom.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Thyme, Gold (Thymus serpyllum 'Aureus')

A low mounding thyme with golden foliage and rose-purple flowers. Great as an ornamental or in the making of herbal tea.

  • Culinary: Tea is made from the foliage.
  • Ornamenal:A creeping habit of golden foliage will add interest to your garden. Great mixed with other thymes for the overall effect. Purple-Rose flowers add great contrast to the foliage.
  • Medicinal: Reduced indigestion and flatulance. Tea helps to calm nerves, and treats the flu, and coughs.
  • Full Sun
  • Creeper
  • Without strong sun, the bright golden color will fade.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Thyme, Gold Edge Lemon (Thymus x citriodorous 'Aureus'')

This upright grower has brilliant yellow and green variegated foliage when grown in full sun. Popular in aromatherapy.

  • Culinary: Lemon flavored thyme always goes good with seafood and poultry. Adds flavor to sauces as well.
  • Medicinal: Aromatherapy helps keep the head straight and mind clear.
  • Aromatic: Strong lemon scent to the foliage. Especially when bruised or crushed.
  • Ornamental: The foliage is striking. Gold and green variegation as especially attractive when grown in full sun.
  • Full sun
  • 8-12 inches in height.
  • Less tolerant to the cold than most Thymes.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Thyme, Golden King (Thymus var. 'Golden King')

This creeping thyme has a wonderful variegation splashed throughout it's foliage. New to the family of thymes, it shall reserve it's place in the garden for many. Good substitute for 'Doone Valley' Thyme.

Thyme, Lavender (Thymus var. 'Lavender')

Perennial. Low-mounding thyme with a lavender scent. Ornamental, potpourri or low edging plant.

Image Soon Thyme, Lemon (Thymus x 'Citriodorus')

Low-growing thyme that makes a nice groundcover. Leaves emit a strong lemon scent when crushed. Bright pink flowers in summer.

Image Soon Thyme, Orange (Thymus citriodorus 'Fragrantissimus')

Sensational orange scent and flavor. Derserving of experimentation in tea, and cooking. A favorite among West Indians.

  • Culinary: Cirus orange flavor add interest to fish and game meats. great with poultry. Makes a flavorfull tea. Nice addition to fruit salads.
  • Aromatic: Orange flavor will fill the air. Especially strong when crushed or bruised.
  • Ornamental: Blue-grey foliage topped with pale lilac flowers.
  • Full Sun
  • 8-12 inches in height.
  • ?
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Thyme, Oregano (Thymus pulegiodes)

Low-mounding herb with unique oregano scent to shiny foliage. Ornamental, and culinary. Deep lavender flowers in summer.

  • Culinary: Long slow cooking of soups and stews is perfect for thyme. Strong oregano flavor.
  • Ornamental: Large broad leaves are larger than the average Thyme. Shiny foliage helps in ornamental value.
  • Aromatic: Strong oregano scent adds aroma to favorite dishes, and sauces.
  • Full sun
  • 8-12 inches in height.
  • ?
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Thyme, Pink (Thymus serpyllum 'Rosea')
Image Soon Thyme, Red (Thymus praecox 'Coccineus')

Beautiful groundcover with small, shiny hairy foliage. Leaves darken with the cold of the season.

  • Ornamental: Bright red flowers and hairy foliage add ornamental properties to this attractive groundcover. Flagstones and walkways are perfect for this herb.
  • Full Sun
  • Creeper
  • Tolerates foot traffic.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Thyme, Silver Edge (Thymus praecox 'Argenteum')

Perennial. Low mounding habit, with a very attractive silver edge on its leaves. Ornamental.

Thyme, SIlver Edge Lemon (Thymus x citriodorus 'Silver Edge')

Discovered as a sport off of Gold-Edge Lemon Thyme. Leaves are a silvery-green with bright yellow edges. Pink flowers in summer. Low mounding habit. Nice attraction.

  • Culinary: Lemon flavored thyme always goes good with seafood, poultry, and fish. Great with sauces as well.
  • Aromatic: Strong lemon scent to the foliage. Especially when bruised or crushed.
  • Ornamental: The foliage is striking. Silver and green variegation is especially attractive when grown in full sun.
  • Full Sun
  • 8-12 inches in height.
  • Not as tolerant to the cold.
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Thyme, White (Thymus praecox 'Albus')

Evergreen mat covers slopes and rock gardens. Covered with white flowers in late spring.

  • Ornamental: Emerald foliage with white flowers. A bright looking groundcover.
  • Full Sun
  • Creeper
  • ?
  • Perennial
  • Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Thyme, Woolly (Thymus pseudolanuginosus)

Evergreen mat covers slopes and rock gardens. Covered with pink flowers throughout summer.

  • Ornamental: Dusty grey foliage covered with fine hairs attractively covers the ground .Pink flowers aid in ornament throughout the summer.
  • Full Sun
  • Creeper
  • Keep dry. Too much moisture will rot the plant.
  • Perennial.
  • Dry, Well-Drained soil.
Image Soon Valerian, Red (Valeriana officinalis)
Verbena, Lemon (Aloysia triphylla)

A tender perennial or pot plant with loing narrow leaves that give off a strong lemon scent and are frequently used in potpourris. A native of South America, it grows to 2-4' except in greenhouses where it may reach 15'.

Image Soon Watercress (Nasturtium officinale)

Biennial. A delicious vegetable. It prefers wet area., Low growing, its leaves are best harvested before the flowers occur. Used in salads, sandwiches, soups and as a garnish. High Vitamin content.

 

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