Herb Garden

Roselle or Tea Hibiscus

Roselle or Tea Hibiscus

The Herb Garden has many herbs that have been used for centuries. There are four distinct beds displaying an impressive variety of uses for these plants (i.e., culinary, fragrance, medicinal, and tea). Some of the herbs planted here can be used in more than one garden because their uses overlap. And many are as beautiful as they are useful!

Use the following key to interpret the notes.
A =   Annual
B =   Biennial
P =   Perennial
EP = Evergreen Perennial
TP = Tender Perennial
C = Cool weather
W = Warm weather

Herb Garden - Culinary

Common NameScientific NameNotesImage
Basil, GenoveseOcimum basilicum WA
ChicoryCichorium intybusP
Chili PetinCapsicum annuumP
Chivesonion Allium Schoenprasum & garlic Allium tuberosumEP
Cilantro/CorianderCoriandrum sativaCA
Common SageSalvia officinalisP or A
Cuban OreganoColeus amboinicusWTP/A
CulantroEryngium FoetidumCA
DillAnethum graveolensCA
GarlicAllium sativumP
Indigo Spires SalviaSalvia “Indigo Spires”TP
LovageLevisticum officinaleCTP
Marjoram (Creeping)Origanum marjoranaP
NasturtiumTropaeolumCA
OreganoOreganum vulgariEP
ParsleyPetroselinum neopolitanumCB
PoppiesPopaverCA (spring)  
RosemaryRosemarinus officinalisEP
Salad BurnetSanguisorba minorP
SorrelRumexP
SteviaStevia rebaudianaTP
Thai BasilOcimum basilicum var. thyrsifloraWA
ThymeThymusEP
TurmericCurcuma LongaTP
Winter SavorySatureja montanaP

Herb Garden - Teas

Common NameScientific NameNotesImage
BorageBorago officinalisCA (spring)
CalendulaCalendula officinalisWA
CatmintCapeta mussiniiEP
CatnipNepeta catariaP
ChamomileChamaemelum nobileWA/P
Chocolate MintMentha x piperina “chocolate”P
HyssopHyssopus officinalisP
Jerusalem SagePhlomis fruticosaP
Lemon VerbenaAloysia triphylla or Lippia citriodoraTP
Mexican Mint Marigold Tagetes lucida or Tagetes floridaEP
Mexican Oregano Poliomentha longifloraTP
NigellaNigella   damascenaCA
Passion Flower VinePassiflora incarnataP
Pink Jasmine vineJasminum polyathum
RoseRosaPRose
RoselleHibiscus sabdariffaCA
Turk’s CapMalvaviscus arboreusP
Yerba MateIlex ParaguariensisEP

Herb Garden - Medicinal

Common NameScientific NameNotesImage
Aloe VeraAloe veraTP
Bouncing BetSaponaria officinalis P
ChervilAnthriscus cerefoliumCA
ComfreySymphytum officinale P
Dwarf Roman Myrtle Myrtus communisEP
FennelFoeniculum vulgare TP
GingerZingiber officinale TP
Green Santolina Santolina virensEP
HorseradishArmoracia rusticana P
Lamb’s Ear Stachys byzantineP
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalisP
Lemon Grass Cymbopogon citratus TP
PerillaPerilla frutescensWA
Queen Anne’s Lace Daucus carotaWA or B
Rose RosaPRose
Saint John’s WortHypericum perforatumP
SkullcapScutellaria suffruteP
Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia P
YarrowAchillea millefolium P

Herb Garden - Fragrance

Common NameScientific NameNotesImage
Anise HyssopAgastache foeniculum TP
Bay Laurel Laurus nobilisEP
Black PepperPiper nigrum W (Tropical, need to pull out in cool weather)
Cinnamon BasilOcimum basilicum “Cinnamon”WA
Common Sage Salvia officinalisP or A
CostmaryChrysanthemum balsamitaP
Dwarf Curry Helichrysum italicumEP
Mint-Spearmint Mentha SpicataP
PatchouliPogostemon cablinTP
Pineapple Sage Salvia elegans
Poet’s JasmineJasminum officinaleEP
Roman Myrtle Myrtus communisEP
Rose Scented Geranium Pelargonium capitatum, clorindaTP
Sambac Jasmine Jasminum sambacTP
VioletsViolaP
WormwoodArtemisia lucoviciana “silver queen”P  

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