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Herbs - Nasturtium

Back to gallery of herbs Nasturtium (Tropaeolum sp.) Description Nasturtiums are an annual that are grown for their cheerful flowers and ornamental leaves. They grow best in early summer and fall and should be kept watered during the hottest, driest part of the summer. There are two types of...

Herbs - Thyme

Back to gallery of herbs Thyme ( Thymus vulgaris ) Photo: Joyce Browning Description Thyme is a low-growing, wiry-stemmed perennial that reaches about 6-10” in height. The stems are stiff and woody and leaves are small, oval, and gray-green in color. The lilac flowers are borne in small clusters...

Herbs - Tarragon

Back to gallery of herbs Tarragon ( Artemisia dracunculus ) Description Tarragon is an herbaceous perennial that grows to a height of about 2’. It has multibranched growth with narrow, somewhat twisted, green leaves. Culture Tarragon will grow in full sun but seems to do better in semishade. It can...

Herbs - Sage

Back to gallery of herbs Sage ( Salvia officinalis ) Photo: Joyce Browning Description Sage is a woody, hardy perennial plant with oblong, wooly, gray-green leaves which are lighter underneath and darker on top. Sage grows 2-3’ or more in height and has a tendency to sprawl. Culture Start from seed...

Herbs - Rosemary

Back to gallery of herbs Rosemary ( Rosmarinus officinalis ) Photo: Susan Levi-Goerlich Description Rosemary is a hardy evergreen shrub in areas where winter temperatures stay above 5°F. In the Northeast, however, this perennial should be taken indoors or moved to a protected location and kept as a...

Herbs - Parsley

Back to gallery of herbs Parsley ( Petroselinum crispum ) Photo: Susan Levi-Goerlich Description Parsley is a hardy biennial that is usually treated as an annual. It is popular because of its much divided, sometimes curly leaves, which have a characteristic flavor and smell. Culture Parsley can be...

Herbs - Mint

Back to the gallery of herbs Peppermint ( Mentha piperita ) Photo: Donna Koczaja Peppermint Mints have the justified reputation of being an aggressive grower and becoming a garden thug. To prevent that from happening, plant it in a 12-16”container. Or plant it in a container (remove the bottom...

Herbs - Oregano

Back to gallery of herbs Oregano (wild marjoram) ( Origanum vulgare ) Description Oregano, also called “wild marjoram” is a hardy perennial that has sprawling stems which can grow to 2’ in height. This plant is much coarser than sweet marjoram and smells more like thyme. It has small pink or white...

Herbs - Marjoram (sweet)

Back to gallery of herbs Marjoram (Sweet) ( Majorana hortensis ) Description Sweet marjoram, usually grown as an annual, is one of the most fragrant and popular of all herbs. Its growth habit is low and spreading, and it reaches a height of about 8-12”. It has small, oval, gray-green leaves that...

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