CULINARY & MEDICINAL HERBS 2012


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ANISE HYSSOP
$3.30
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ANISE HYSSOP
Agastache rugosa

Showy dark purple flower spikes in July-September. Attracts beneficials. Anise hyssop makes a pleasing licorice tea (also clears fevers & strengthens stomach). Height 3 feet. Click on image to view larger frame.
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BASIL GENOVESE
$3.30
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BASIL GENOVESE
This larger leaved variety is often considered the best for pesto lovers. Distinctive sweet flavour and dark green glossy leaves on sturdy bushy plants, good for harvesting all season long. Height 12-18". 70 days.
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Optional: Grow in a 1 or 2-gallon pot in screened compost in a hot site, and feed with liquid fish fertilizer to promote production.

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LEMON BASIL
$3.30
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BASIL - LEMON
Ocimum citriodorum

Smaller leaves have a surprisingly lemon flavour. Bushy, sturdy plants are especially suited to container growing. Grows well in 1- gal. pot in full sun. Height 18". A great variation of basil!
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SACRED (HOLY) BASIL
$3.30
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BASIL - SACRED (HOLY)
Ocimum sanctum

Although cultivated the same way as other basil varieties, sacred basil sets itself apart by its pungent aroma and many medicinal properties, one of them improving memory! Basil needs temperatures of 75-90 F for germination, and grows best in warm weather. Hindu people in India worship this plant as 'Tulasi'- the incarnation of the Goddess. 75 days. Click on image to view larger frame.

TIP: Pinch out the tips to encourage branching and prevent flowering.

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Sweet Italian Basil
$3.30
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BASIL - SWEET ITALIAN
Ocimum basilicum

This traditional variety is a favourite for everyday eating from summer to first frost. Heavy yields of large aromatic leaves from sturdy bushy plants. Basil is a tender annual that needs heat to thrive. In cool springs seed later, and plant out only once the soil has warmed, unless given protection from landscape fabric or a cloche overhead. Optional: Grow in a 1 or 2-gallon pot in screened compost in a hot site, and feed with liquid fish fertilizer to promote further production after heavy harvests. Height 12- 18". Click on image to view larger frame.

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BORAGE
$3.30
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BORAGE
Borago officinalis

This self-seeding annual herb is also called 'The Herb of Happiness' because it's a good companion to many plants and attract bees for pollination. Its vibrant blue flowers are edible, with a light and refreshing cucumber flavour. Use as a garnish in salads, desserts & fruit punches. Height 2 feet. Click on image to view larger frame.
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Calendula The Garden Path Mix
$3.30
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CALENDULA - THE GARDEN PATH MIX
Calendula officinalis

A charming blend of hardy annuals, which will grow anywhere and blooms almost year round. Easy-to-grow, self-seeding annual with cheery lemon yellow to orange daisy-like flowers. The flower petals are edible and perk up summer salads. They also make soothing salves and healing ointments. Grows in any soil in full sun to part shade. Height 12". Click on image to view larger frame.
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CATNIP   Nepeta cataria
$3.30
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CATNIP
Nepeta cataria
Keep your pussycat purring by growing this plant in the herb border. Chloe loves to sit by the catnip patch on a sunny day, and imbibes the fragrance for hours. Tall pink and white flower spikes are great in fresh or dried arrangements. A reliable hardy perennial which comes back every year. Height 3 feet. Click on image to view larger frame.

Chloe agrees!

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Chamomile
$3.30
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CHAMOMILE
Matricaria recuita
Tiny daisy-like white flowers with yellow centres and feathery leaves. Easy-to-grow in full sun, but also takes cooler weather, when flowers last longer. Space seedlings 4" apart for a groundcover. Harvest flowers regularly for delicious, soothing and calming teas. 75 days. Click on image to view larger frame.

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Chives Purple Flowered Allium schoenoprasum
$3.30
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CHIVES - Purple flowered
Allium schoenoprasum

Established clumps of perennial chives are easy to grow, and provide mild oniony greens all season long. An ornamental edible, both the leaves and the showy purple blossoms are edible. Good choice for pot culture or container growing. Winter hardy. Click on image to view larger frame.

TIP: Cutting to the ground renews a straggly clump with vibrant fresh shoots. Height 12".

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CORIANDER Slo-Bolt Cilantro
$3.30
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CORIANDER
Slo-Bolt Cilantro

This hardy annual strain is well suited to leaf production, and does not bolt to seed before producing clumps of pungent cilantro flavoured leaves. Easy-to-grow by direct seeding in spring and again in fall. Harvest by cutting bunches with scissors. Will regrow. Leaving some to go to seed means fresh coriander seed for the spice cupboard and a guarantee that it will reseed itself. A vital ingredient for Mexican and Chinese cuisine. Height 12". Click on image to view larger frame.
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CULVERS ROOT Veronicastrum virginicum album
$3.30
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CULVERS ROOT
Veronicastrum virginicum album

An outstanding native wildflower, deserving of a special spot in any sunny border. Plants form a tall, bushy clump of dark-green leaves, bearing huge branching spikes of white flowers from late summer into the fall, the tips arching in a unique and graceful way. Outstanding as a cut flower. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring. Attractive to butterflies. Beautiful at the waterside. Click on image to view larger frame.
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EVENING SCENTED PRIMROSE
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EVENING SCENTED PRIMROSE
Oenothera biennis

Showy spikes of primrose-yellow flowers June to September. Long tap roots eaten as a vegetable, shoots eaten in salads. Self seeds. Grows well in full sun or part shade. Biennial. Height 3 feet. Click on image to view larger frame.

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FEVERFEW Tanecetum parthenium
$3.30
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FEVERFEW
Tanecetum parthenium

Small white and yellow daisy-like flower clusters above pale-green ferny foliage. Easy-to-grow in full sun or part shade. Self seeds readily. I like it for filling in flower arrangements, but it is also used in wreath making and for potpourris. Click on image to view larger frame.

TIP: Cut back after first flowering it will reflower. Height 12".

Medicinally chewing a little bit of leaf daily helps ease migraines, or infuse 2-3 leaves in a tea. Active ingredient: parthenolide.

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Figwort Scrophularia nodosa
$3.30
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FIGWORT
Scrophularia nodosa

A clumping perennial herb with attractive chocolate and yellow flowers spikes in summer. Watch out as self seeding makes this a fast spreader, especially in moist soils. Fresh leaves can be made into a healing ointment for sprains, swellings, inflammations, gangrene and burns. Height 30". Click on image to view larger frame.
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Garlic Chives Mauve Flowered Allium schoenoprasum
$3.30
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GARLIC CHIVES
Allium schoenoprasum
Mauve flowered (Rare)
A most unusual strain of garlic chives with showy, mauve/purple starburst flowers in fall. Flat-leaved perennial chives grow into generous leafy clusters Chop fresh leaves into salads and use in any dish where a mild hit of garlic is desired. Winter hardy. Height 10-12". Click on image to view larger frame.
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Hemp Agrimony
$3.30
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HEMP AGRIMONY
Perennial attracts wildlife- bees, flies, beetles, moths and butterflies. Thrives in dappled shade and moist soils. Chiefly used as a detoxifying herb for fevers, colds, flu and other viral conditions. Height to 3 feet. Click on image to view larger frame.

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Lemon Balm
$3.30
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LEMON BALM
Melissa officinalis

Perennial with vibrant-green, lemon-scented leaves. Fast-spreading bushy plants can be cut back several times, before flowering, for leaves used fresh or dried in calming teas. Fresh-chopped leaves add a hit of lemon to salads, soups and stews. Grows well in full sun or part shade, especially in moist soils. Height 2 feet. Click on image to view larger frame.
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MILK THISTLE
$3.30
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MILK THISTLE
Silybum marianum

A striking sight in the garden with its glossy green/white-veined leaves and showy purple thistle flowers. Preparations and tinctures are made from the seeds for the cleansing of the liver and the treatment of liver disease. Self seeds readily. Height 30". Click on image to view larger frame.

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MOTHERWORT Leonurus cardiaca
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MOTHERWORT
Leonurus cardiaca

Tall, square-stemmed perennial herb with pink flowers in upper leaf axils from July to September. All parts of the plant may be dried and used. Medicinally Motherwort is a gentle sedative which calms the entire nervous system and helps with PMS and menstrual pain. Height 3 feet. Click on image to view larger frame.

TIP: Best not to allow self-seeding, this plant establishes easily.

Culpepper wrote of Motherwort:
"There is no better herb to drive melancholy vapours from the heart, to strengthen it and make the mind cheerful, blithe and merry. May be kept in a syrup, or conserve. It cleanse the chest of cold phlegm and killeth worms in the belly. It is of good use to warm and dry up the cold humours, to digest and disperse them that are settled in the veins, joints and sinews of the body and to help cramps and convulsions.'

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PARCEL Celery Flavoured Parsley
$3.30
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PARCEL
Celery Flavoured Parsley

Dark-green, flat-leaved parsley with the added flavour of celery! Easy-to-grow. Large leaves easy to harvest. Use for soups, salads, casseroles, and egg dishes. Biennial. Height 18inches. Click on image to view larger frame.
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Rumex Sanguineum
$3.30
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RUMEX SANGUINEUM
Red-Veined or Bloody Dock is a half-hardy perennial named for the showy blood-red veins in green fronds. It over winters and bounces back easily in late winter, providing edible young leaves that can be harvested for addition to salads. Removing seed heads in June-July produces more basal leaves for fresh eating. Click on image to view larger frame.

TIP: Remove seeds before dispersal as this plant self-seeds easily!

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SAGE CULINARY
$3.30

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SAGE - CULINARY
Salvia officinalis

A reliable hardy perennial herb, which comes back year after year. Taking cuttings for drying at the end of the season will make the plant bushier and more productive. Easy to dry, sage is an ornamental edible with bright-blue flowers against grey/green aromatic leaves. Easily dried for culinary uses: stuffing, omelets, cheese and bean dishes. Gargling sage tea is good for sore throats. Height 2 feet.
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SWEET CICELY Myrrhis odorata
$3.30

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SWEET CICELY
Myrrhis odorata

Attractive fern like foliage with delicate anise flavour used fresh in salads. Helps sweeten rhubarb, so cuts down on use of sugar. Self seeds readily. HP. Ht 2 feet.
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VALERIAN
$3.30
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VALERIAN
Valeriana officinalis

This hardy perennial has pretty soft-pink flower clusters on tall stalks above attractive foliage. Valerian roots are harvested in the second year and can be made into tinctures, teas and extracts for a gentle non-addictive sedative that soothes the nerves and helps the body relax and get restful sleep. Click on image to view larger frame.

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VERVAIN Verbena officinalis
$3.30
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VERVAIN
Verbena officinalis

A delicate-looking perennial herb; clumps have lobed finely-toothed leaves and tall, blue flower spikes in summer. Easy-to-grow from seed. In northern Europe it was regarded as a sacred herb, historically it was associated with witches and sorcerers, used in ointments to defend against demonic illness and for love potions. Height 30". Click on image to view larger frame.

TIP: Do not allow to go to seed, as it will spread fast around the garden.

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