Herb

A    C    H    L    M    O    R    S    T
Photo unavailable MENTHA x gracilis 'Ginger'
Ginger Mint

Perennial Herb: Highly aromatic. Very fruity flavor with a hint of ginger. Handsome green & gold variegated leaves that have serrated edges. Great for rock gardens, borders, containers or herb gardens. Best kept contained to avoid spreading vigorously. Excellent with melon and other fruit salads. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: lavender. Height: 12-15". Width: 24-36". Exp: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable MENTHA x piperita 'After Eight'
Peppermint

Perennial Herb: Easy going with a splendid chocolate-mint flavor. Grows with very little effort but will add a very unique surprising taste to your after eight tea cup. Combines well with everything chocolate: ice-cream, cakes, cookies, icing, mousse, puddings, hot chocolate or coat the leaves in melted chocolate. Attracts butterflies & bees. Blm time: summer. Blm color: white. Ht: 18-24". Exp: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable MENTHA x piperita 'Chocolate'
Chocolate Peppermint

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Refreshing, chocolate/peppermint patty aroma. A fantastic mint for desserts, garnishes & making teas. Its subtle chocolaty tones paired w/the sharp hints of peppermint make this a delicious variety when blended w/Kentucky Colonel or Orange Mint. Good in containers or hanging baskets. Fairly drought tolerant. Blm time: spring-summer. Blm color: white or pale lavender. Ht: 24". Width: 24'. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable MENTHA x piperita 'Orange'
Orange Bergamot Mint

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Purple-edged, dark green leaves. A delicious mint perfect for summer drinks and fruit salads. The citrus flavor is a bright alternative to regular mints and works well in salads, with fruits, in fish & poultry dishes or as a tea. Excellent hanging basket plant. Fairly drought tolerant. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: lavender. Height: 24". Width: 24'. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z4.

MENTHA x piperita (Peppermint), Peppermint MENTHA x piperita (Peppermint)
Peppermint

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Can be easily grown & used for a wide variety of culinary & medicinal purposes. It's strong mint flavor is excellent for teas, desserts, salads, sauces, meat or vegetable dishes. Attracts bees & butterflies. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: violet. Height: 24". Width: 24". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

MENTHA x villosa 'Mojito', Mojito Mint MENTHA x villosa 'Mojito'
Mojito Mint

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Signature staple for the ever-famous Cuban mojito drink! Nice, warm mild flavor. Not as overpowering as other mints. Best kept in containers to avoid spreading vigorously. Great for culinary use - garnish fruits, salads, desserts and summer drinks. Attracts butterflies & bees. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white or pale lavender. Ht: 18-24". Width: 24". Exp: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

MICROMERIA fruticosa, White Savory, Wild Hyssop MICROMERIA fruticosa
White Savory, Wild Hyssop

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Native to Israel & the eastern Mediterranean. Used in the Middle East to treat various inflammatory conditions. Steep to make a minty tea. Contains pulegone, which should not be taken by pregnant women or those trying to conceive. Good container, border or rock garden plant. Aromatic. Blm time: summer-fall. Blm color: white. Size: 24" x 24". Exp: sun. Water: mod.

Photo unavailable OCIMUM Herbalea 'Ajaka' (Basil)
Herbalea Basil

Annual or Short Lived Perennial: The Herbalea series are flavorful & showy with higher weather resistance & disease tolerance. Excellent spicy flavor. Highly aromatic. Great for containers & borders. Nice appeal with 2 uses-culinary & ornamental. Upright growth habit. Bloom color: reddish-pruple. Height: 20". Spread: 20". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable OCIMUM Herbalea 'Wild Color' (Basil)
Herbalea Basil

Annual or Short Lived Perennial: The Herbalea series are flavorful & showy with higher weather resistance & disease tolerance. Highly aromatic. Great for containers & borders. Nice appeal with 2 uses-culinary & ornamental. A great selection for pesto or slice thinly for an added zing to caprese salad. Upright growth habit. Bloom color: pruple. Height: 16-18". Spread: 12-14". Exp.: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable OCIMUM kilimandscharicum 'African Blue' (Basil)

Annual or Short Lived Perennial: A sterile hybrid that blooms but does not produce seed. Stems streaked with maroon and small leaves with maroon veins and streaks on the reverse. Pinkish-lavender blooms. Great for pots & borders. Height 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: mod/regular USDA Z9.

OCIMUM x citriodorum 'Pesto Perpetuo' (Basil), Sweet Basil, Common Basil OCIMUM x citriodorum 'Pesto Perpetuo' (Basil)
Sweet Basil, Common Basil

Annual or Short Lived Perennial: A variegated variety with excellent flavor. It rarely flowers so it keeps putting out new leaves & retaining its flavor all year. Great for pots & borders. Nice appeal with 2 uses-culinary & ornamental. Upright growth habit. H: 18-24". W: 12-18".Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9. (syn. O. basilicum 'Pesto Perpetuo') PP#16260

Photo unavailable OREGANO 'Wild Zaatar'
Heirloom Oregano

Heirloom - (Origanum syriacum) This plant that grows wild in Israel, Jordan and surrounding areas. Doubtless a common herb in Bible times, and still one of the tastiest! It has great flavor that blends hints of Oregano, Thyme and Marjoram. A favorite.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM heracleoticum (Greek Oregano)
Greek Oregano, Winter Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Culinary herb that has a stronger flavor than others-adds spice. Use fresh or dried for seasoning. Doesn't grow 'true' from seed. Attracts bees, butterflies and insects. Good cut flower. Bloom color: white. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Hardy.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM marjorana (Sweet Marjoram)
Sweet Marjoram

Annual or Short Lived Perennial Herb: Somewhat cold-sensitive undershrub w/ sweet pine & citrus flavors. Used in soups, stews, sauces, veal, beef, lamb, fish, poultry, eggs, vegetables, & potatoes. It complements other spices like basil, garlic, thyme, & bay leaves, & can be added to Italian food in place of oregano. Bloom: white. Ht: 12-24" x 12-14".

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Aureum Crispum'
Crinkle-leaved Golden Marjoram, Golden Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought & deer tolerant. Rounded & crinkled yellow-green foliage looks best in the spring & tends to burn in sun. Ornamental use as a ground cover or for in pots. Culinary use for meats, salads & vinegars. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: summer. Color: mauve. Size: 12" x 12". Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5-9.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Aureum Prostratum'
Golden Creeping Marjoram, Golden Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought & deer tolerant. Ornamental use: ground cover or in pots. Culinary use: meats, salads & vinegars. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: mauve. Grows: to 6" with a spreading habit. Sun/part shade. Foliage burns in hot sun. Water: moderate. Black spots on foliage means it is too wet. USDA Z5-9.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Hot & Spicy'
Spicy Italian Oregano

Perennial Herb: Deer & deer resistant. Spicy aroma and flavor, described as "a tongue tingling flavor." Makes a great culinary seasoning fresh or dried. Can replace Italian Oregano. Nice border, container & cut flower plant. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: purple. Height: 18 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Humile' (Dwarf Greek Oregano)
Dwarf Greek Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought & deer tolerant. Prostrate growth habit with aromatic foliage. Ornamental use as a ground cover, cut flower, container or alpine plant. Culinary use fresh or dried for seasoning. Has a great flavor. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: lavender, summer-fall. Size: 2-6" x 16". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'White Anniversary'
Ornamental Oregano

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Has nice variegated creamy yellow foliage. Good ground cover, container, cut flower and edging plant. Can also use the leaves as a culinary seasoning, fresh or dried. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: pale mauve. Size: 5" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare (Italian Oregano)
Italian or Upright Oregano

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Pleasant aroma and flavor that makes a great culinary seasoning fresh or dried. Good border, container and cut flower plant. Attracts bees, butterflies and insects. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: soft lilac. Size: 18" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Arp'
Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay & gophers. Named after a small town in Texas, this variety is more cold hardy than most or perhaps the hardiest. Stiff, upright habit. Culinary use-fresh or dried as a seasoning. Great flavor. Ornamental use-hedges, borders, standards & topiary. Attracts bees. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: pale blue. Size: 3-4' x 3-4'. Exposure: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Barbecue'
Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Bred for the bbq! Has tall, straight stems that can be stripped & used as skewers on the grill! Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay & gophers. Good for containers & beds. Uses: culinary & ornamental. Fragrant foliage. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: lavender blue. Height: 4 ft. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6. (syn. 'Barbeque')

ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Blue Spires', Rosemary ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Blue Spires'
Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay and gophers. Culinary use-fresh or dried as a seasoning. Ornamental use-hedges, borders, standards and topiary. Fragrant foliage. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: medium blue. Height: to 4 feet. Expousre: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Foxtail'

Evergreen shrub: Semi-trailing Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, fire, clay & gophers. Culinary use-fresh or dried as a seasoning. Ornamental use: ground cover, hanging baskets, hedges, borders, standards and topiary. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: medium blue. Ht: 3' . Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Haifa'
Trailing, Creeping or Dwarf Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay and gophers. A new prostrate & cascading variety from Israel. Culinary uses: fresh or dried. Ornamental uses: hanging baskets, ground cover, borders, containers & topiary. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: pale blue. Size: 4" x 24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Pages

A    C    H    L    M    O    R    S    T