Eruca vesicaria sativa
Mustard-like, horseradish-flavored leaves and edible, white yellow or purple flowers in summer. Use the flowers, leaves and seeds in salads, stir fries and pasta. Plant in rich, well-drained soil in the garden. Remove flowers to promote more leaf growth.
Ocimum basilicum citriodorum
Beautiful annual herb with lemon scented foliage and white to purplish flowers in summer. Use fresh or dry to complement Italian and East Indian cuisine. Ideal for potpourri and for a soothing herbal tea. Plant in border gardens in well-drained soil.
PURPLE RUFFLES BASIL
Ocimum basilicum purpurescens
Beautiful herb with dark purple ruffled foliage and purple fading to pinkish-purple flowers in summer. Used fresh or dried to complement Italian cuisine. Perfect for adding flavor to all tomato based dishes, in pesto sauce, and salads.
Beautiful, aromatic, annual herb with large, heart-shaped leaves, a compact habit and white flowers in summer. Use fresh or dry to complement Italian cuisine. Perfect for adding flavor to all tomato based dishes, in pesto sauce, and salads. Plant in gardens and containers in rich, well-drained soil.
Cats love the sweet taste of fresh oat grass and crave the young, tender blades of grass. When the grass reaches 2-4 inches high, put it near your cat’s food or water dish for easy nibbling. Cat Grass can be grown indoors year round on any windowsill in sun or bright filtered light. This grass is also safe for dogs, guinea pigs and rabbits to eat.
This aromatic herb has gray, hairy foliage with blue flowers in July-September. Use in teas. Dried leaves are used to stuff cat toys. Plant in the border garden in rich well-drained soil.
A grass-like perennial herb with thin tubular foliage and edible purple rose flowers in June. Flower heads can be cut and used in floral arrangements. Great with potatoes and eggs or as a garnish for soups, salads, soft cheeses and sauces. Best grown in containers or garden borders in average, well-drained soil.
A grass-like perennial herb with thin tubular foliage and edible, fragrant, white flowers in July. The flower buds and leaves can be cut and used in soft cheeses, salads or stir-fries. Great with potatoes and eggs or as a garnish for soups and sauces. Best grown in containers or garden edges in average well-drained soil.
Coriander is a spice made from the seed of the Cilantro plant. Both the seeds and leaves of the Cilantro plants are edible, but they have very distinct flavors and uses. The Cilantro plant has flat, parsley-like leaves and white flower heads in summer. The leaves have a light and fresh flavor tinged with lemon. Cilantro leaves have a very pungent flavor so people generally love or hate the taste.
This aromatic herb has plumes of finely cut foliage and sprigs of greenish-yellow flowers in summer. The seed and leaves can be used with potatoes, eggs, fish, chip and vegetable dips or seafood dishes. Also ideal for pickling. Plant in average, well-drained soil.
A culinary herb with small gray-green spreading foliage. Edible white to purple flowers in summer. Use fresh or dried to add flavor to Italian, Greek and Mexican cuisine. Best planted in borders and herb gardens in well drained soil, and is useful as a ground cover.
A shrubby herb with shiny, dark green leaves and purple-pink flower spikes in late summer and fall. The flowers attract bees and butterflies. A decorative, ornamental plant which can be pruned to maintain a neat, compact shape or low hedge. Grow in the border garden in average, well-drained soil.
This beautifully scented, butterfly attracting herb has gray-green foliage and masses of edible lavender flowers in July through September. The oil from the flowers is used in perfumes and toiletries or dried and used in linen sachets. Plant in containers, garden beds and borders in average well-drained soil. Remove old flowers for continuous bloom.
This herb has strongly lemon-scented foliage and white flowers in July. Used fresh in soups, salads, sauces, game, fish, and can be used as a relaxing herbal tea. Also used to flavor liquors and dried for potpourri. Plant in the border garden or containers in rich, well-drained soil.
Soft, fuzzy, gray-green, apple-scented foliage with edible, whitish or pink flowers in summer. Leaves are used in jellies, sauces for lamb dishes, herbal teas and iced drinks. Also used as a garnish or candied. Plant in rich, moist soil.
Mentha x piperita
This herb has fragrant, bronze, peppermint-foliage and edible, pinkish lavender flowers in summer. Used to flavor jellies, herb teas and iced drinks. Also used as a garnish or candied. Plant in rich, moist soil.
Mentha x villosa
A real mojito can only be made with the true mojito mint. This mint was impossible to get in North America but we now have the authentic plant from Cuba. It is clearly different from most other mints — its scent and flavor are agreeably mild and warm, not pungent nor overly sweet like other mints. Like all mints it is easy to grow and will happily provide more than enough fresh sprigs for your mojitos.
This aromatic herb has bright green, toothed, spreading foliage and edible, purple flowers in summer. Used in jellies, sauces for lamb dishes, herb teas and iced drinks. Also used as a garnish or candied. Plant as a groundcover in rich, moist soil.
Mentha space X piperita
Aromatic, dark green leaves with a strong peppermint flavor and mauve flowers in summer. Use fresh as a flavoring in deserts, iced drinks, salads and as a garnish. Leaves can also be immersed in hot water for a soothing herbal tea. Popular in potpourris and sachets. A great addition to a glass of iced tea on a hot summer day.
Strongly flavored herb with closely curled bright green leaves. Use fresh or dried to complement Italian cuisine. Perfect for adding flavor to tomato-based dishes. Ideal as garnish for sauces, butter, dressings and stuffing. Excellent for containers, patio gardens or border gardens. Water well in warm weather and apply liquid or slow release fertilizer for best results. Plant in rich, well-drained soil in part shade to full sun.
PARSLEY TRIPLE CURLED
Strongly flavored biennial herb with closely curled bright green leaves. Used fresh or dry to complement Italian cuisine. Perfect for adding flavor to all tomato based dishes. Ideal as a garnish for sauces, butter, dressings and stuffing. Plant in border gardens and containers in rich, well-drained soil.
CHEF’S CHOICE® ROSEMARY
An outstanding new Rosemary specially selected for its higher oil content and spicy flavor. With a compact, mounding habit, this is the Rosemary of choice for container, herb, and kitchen gardens.
Beautiful shrubby herb with bluish-green, needle-like foliage and edible blue flowers. Sprigs may be used fresh or dry in meat dishes, soups and stews and to flavor oil and vinegar. Also used as a medicinal herb. Ideal for garden borders, grown as an informal hedge, or potted topiary. Plant in average well-drained soil in full sun.
Rosemarinus officinalis prostratus
Beautiful prostrate herb with fragrant, bluish-green, needle-like foliage and edible pale lilac flowers in summer. Sprigs used fresh or dry in meat dishes, soups and stews and to flavor oil and vinegar. Also used as a medicinal herb. Ideal for borders or used as a groundcover. Nice accent in containers. Plant in rich well-drained soil in full sun.
A shrubby herb with lacy aromatic leaves and small yellow flowers in summer. Leaves are dried and used in powders or to repel insects. Plant in the border of garden in rich, well-drained soil.
This aromatic perennial herb has downy silver-gray leaves and edible blue flower sin summer. Perfect as seasoning for stuffings and sausages, or used dry to make a soothing tea. Also used as a medicinal herb. Plant in garden borders in average, well-drained soil.
Salvia officinalis “Purpurescens”
This variety of Sage has handsome reddish-purple foliage and blue flowers in summer that are a source of nectar for birds and butterflies. The leaves can be used in sausages, stuffing, omelets and teas. Plant in the border garden or containers in average, well-drained soil.
Salvia officinalis ‘Tricolor”
This variety of sage really has three colors. The grey green foliage is tipped with carmine pink and flecked with creamy white. Blue flowers produced in summer are a source of nectar for birds and butterflies. The leaves can be used in sausages, stuffings, and teas. A great plant in the garden as a border or in a container.
HONEYDEW MELON SAGE
Salvia elegans ‘Honeydew Melon’
An herb with dark green, pointy foilage, and edible, bright scarlet flowers in summer that have a fruity fragrance when crushed. The flowers are a source of nectar for butterflies and birds. Add sprigs to fruit salads, iced drinks, or as a garnish for desserts.
This variety of Sage has dark green, pointy foilage and edible, bright red flowers in summer that are a source of nectar for birds and butterflies. This herb is aromatic and also attracts hummingbirds! Add sprigs from this herb to fruit salads and iced drinks, or use as a garnish for desserts. Plant in the border garden or containers in average, well-drained soil.
Culinary herb with slender, dark green, anise flavored leaves. Use fresh or dried with chicken, egg, in salad dressings, mustards and sauces. Best planted in garden borders in rich well-drained soil.
STEVIA – NATURE’S SWEET HERB
“The sweetest known natural herb”! Two or three leaves will sweeten a cup of coffee, tea, lemonade, or other beverage. To dry the leaves, store them in a dark area with good air circulation, or on a low setting in the microwave until crisp. Best to harvest the leaves when you see the showy, white flowers in spring and summer. Virtually no calories, does not promote tooth decay, and does not raise blood sugar levels. Plant in rich, well-drained soil in full sun.
Sweetly fragrant annual herb with delicate, small leaves and light purple flowers in summer. Also used as a medicinal herb. Used fresh or dry in many meat or tomato based dishes, pasta or to flavor oil and vinegar. Plant in garden borders or use as a groundcover in rich well-drained soil. Perfect for potpourri.
LEMON VARIEGATED THYME
Thymus x citriodorus
Beautiful herb with lemon scented shrubby foliage and pale lilac flowers in July. Use fresh or dry in fish, poultry and vegetable dishes; fruit salads and jams. Ideal for borders, containers or used as a groundcover. Plant in very well-drained soil. Zone 5 perennial.
SILVER EDGE THYME
Gray-green foliage with tiny, silvery-white margins and edible, lavender flowers in July. Use to flavor soups, marinades, stuffings, herb breads, or vegetables. Grows in average well-drained soil in full sun to part sun. Plant as a highlight in the border garden, in containers, along garden edges, or as a groundcover.