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Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Spice Island'
Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay & gophers. Culinary use-fresh or dried as a seasoning. The large leaves have great flavor & the stems can be used as skewers. Ornamental use-hedges, borders, pots & topiary. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: blue. Upright habit. Ht: 2-6'. W: 3-5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'-coarse leaf
Coarse Leaved Tuscan Blue

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay and gophers. Culinary use: fresh or dried as seasoning. Ornamental use: hedge, border, standards and topiary. Broad leaf form. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: dark blue. Height: 6-8 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'-narrow leaf
Tuscan Blue Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay and gophers. Culinary use: fresh or dried as seasoning. Ornamental use: hedge, border, standards and topiary. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: dark blue. Height: 6-8 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis var. angustissimus 'Corsicus Prostratus'
Creeping, Trailing or Dwarf Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, fire, clay and gophers. Culinary use-fresh or dried as a seasoning. Ornamental use: ground cover, hanging baskets, hedges, borders, standards and topiary. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: dark blue. Arching, spreading to 1-1.5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

RUTA graveolens 'Jackman's Blue', Rue, Herb of Grace RUTA graveolens 'Jackman's Blue'
Rue, Herb of Grace

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice border and rock garden plant with aromatic gray-blue leaves. Dried seed clusters can be used in wreaths or swags. Has medicinal properties. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: greenish yellow. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Berggarten Variegated' (Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten Variegated')

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried to season meat, cheese and bean dishes. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Foliage is blue-green with white variegation and is larger then the species. Attractive as a garnish. Bloom color: violet. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Berggarten' (Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten')
Garden, Green or Common Sage

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried to season meat, cheese and bean dishes. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Has larger foliage than species. Attractive as a garnish. Bloom color: violet. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Common' (Salvia officinalis)
Garden, Green or Common Sage

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried for flavoring meat, bean and cheese dishes. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Foliage: gray. Attractive as a garnish. Blooms: mostly violet, but can be white or pink. Height: 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

SAGE 'Dwarf' (Salvia officinalis 'Compacta'), Dwarf Garden, Green or Common Sage SAGE 'Dwarf' (Salvia officinalis 'Compacta')
Dwarf Garden, Green or Common Sage

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried for flavoring meat, bean and cheese dishes. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Foliage: gray. Attractive as a garnish. Blooms: violet blue. Height: 8". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Golden Variegated' (Salvia officinalis 'Icterina')
Golden Variegated Sage

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried for flavoring meat, bean and cheese dishes. Attracts butterflies and humminbirds. Foliage: green and gold variegated. Attractive as a garnish. Bloom color: violet blue. Height: 12". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Grower's Friend' (Salvia officinalis 'Grower's Friend')
Garden, Green or Common Sage

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drough, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried for flavoring meat, bean and cheese dishes. Foliage: gray. Attractive as a garnish. This is a new non-blooming variety. Height: 32". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Pineapple' (Salvia elegans)
Pineapple Scented Sage

Perennial Herb: Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Plant dies back in winter. Can use leaves as a seasoning and flavoring in teas, salads, etc. Foliage has a nice delicate pineapple scent. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Nice cut flower. Bloom color: bright red. Height: 3 feet+. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Purple' (Salvia officinalis 'Purpurescens')
Purple Sage

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried for flavoring meat, bean and cheese dishes. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Foliage: purple foliage. Attractive as a garnish. Bloom color: mainly violet. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Tricolor' (Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor')
Tricolor Sage

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried for flavoring meat, bean and cheese dishes. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Foliage: tricolored. Attractive as a garnish. Blooms: violet blue. Height: 1.5-2'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE elegans 'Honey Melon' (SALVIA elegans 'Honey Melon')
Dwarf Pineapple Scented Sage

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Plant dies back in winter. Can use leaves as a seasoning and flavoring in teas, salads, etc. Delicate pineapple scent. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom color: scarlet red. Growth: 1.5-2' (can grow as a ground cover). Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

SATUREJA douglasii 'Indian Mint', Yerba Buena SATUREJA douglasii 'Indian Mint'
Yerba Buena

Perennial Herb: Member of the mint family. This cultivar has a nice cascading, trailing, uniform habit. Dk grn dense, bushy folg w/a highly minty fragrance. Mat-forming. Attractive herb for a ground cover, in shady garden borders or for containers/hanging baskets. Use lvs to make a refreshing tea. Color: wht. Blooms: spring-fall. Ht: 2-4". Width: 5-6'. Does well in shade, can also take sun. Water: mod. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SATUREJA douglasii (Yerba Buena)
Yerba Buena ("Good Herb")

Perennial Herb: Native to California. Member of the mint family, well known for it's medicinal properties. Mat-forming, it will take light foot traffic, giving off a lovely minty fragrance. It is an attractive herb for ground cover and in shady garden borders. It produces small tubular, white to lavender flowers during late spring to early fall. Does well in shade, can also take sun.

Photo unavailable SATUREJA species 'Mendocino'
Yerba Buena ("Good Herb")

Perennial Herb: Native to Northern California. Found in the Mendocino Forest. Has a slightly different fragrance than the species. Member of the mint family, well known for it's medicinal properties. Mat-forming, will take light foot traffic, giving off a lovely minty fragrance. Great as a ground cover & in shady garden borders. Height: 2-6". Spread: 3'. Exposure: sun-shade. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: white. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable TARRAGON 'French' (ARTEMISIA dracunculus var. sativa)
French Tarragon

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Excellent culinary use to flavor in vinegars, dressings, herb spreads & fish dishes-Strong flavor. Good border and container plant. Spreads by rhizomes. Goes dormant in winter. Size: 2-3' x 2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable THYMUS 'Doone Valley'
Thyme

Pern'l Herb: Tolerates drought, deer, coast & light foot traffic. Somewhat gopher resistant. Strong lemon scented deep green foliage has a gold edge in winter-spring. Uses: ground cover, border, pot, rock garden & garnish. Attracts butterflies. Pink blooms in spring-summer. Matting: H: 2-4". W: 18-24". Flowers to 3-6" tall. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable THYMUS herba-barona
Caraway Thyme

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Nice border, container and rock garden plant. Excellent seasoning-use as a substitute for Caraway seeds. Use fresh or dried. Good in veggie dishes. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: rose pink. Ground cover. Height: 2-5". Spread: 8-12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

THYMUS praecox 'Highland Cream', Creeping Thyme THYMUS praecox 'Highland Cream'
Creeping Thyme

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Attractive variegated foliage that is green w/cream edges. Mat forming. Can take light foot traffic. Good ground cover, border, container & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: soft pink. Height: 2-4". Spread: 12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable THYMUS praecox arcticus 'Albus'
Creeping Thyme, Wild Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Mat forming. Can take light foot traffic. Good ground cover, border, container and rock garden plant. Can also be used in seasoning and potpourris. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: white. Height: 2-6 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable THYMUS praecox arcticus 'Coconut'
Coconut Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Mat forming. Can take light foot traffic. Good ground cover, border, container & rock garden plant. Can also be used in seasoning and potpourris. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: pink. Height: 2-4 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

THYMUS pseudolanuginosus, Woolly Thyme THYMUS pseudolanuginosus
Woolly Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. One of the most popular ground cover thymes. Prostrate ground cover with very hairy gray foliage. Excellent rock garden, ground cover & filler plant. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: pale pink. Growth: 2-3" x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

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