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 HERBS



The sizes of plants sold are not young transplants, but field grown plants ready to go into the landscape: the same plants that are sold directly at the nursery. We do not pot all plants in gallon size containers, but pot them in the correct size container for the root system and its required growing space.
 
Most herbs prefer sun, well drained soil, and no fertilizer as too lush of growth alters flavor. They do like a bit of lime occasionally. Herbs that will tolerate shade (S) or prefer shade (SS) are so marked. The 'tender' herbs make wonderful houseplants and are lovelier as they increase with age and you can use them during winter months. I then place them in the herb garden in summer, in their pots or in the ground. Pot them up in Sept. and bring in when danger of heavy frost Z6 or colder. Don't over water. For 'KNOT' or Herb Garden edging, use Santolina, Tuecrium or dwarf (12" max) Buxus.

Annual herbs (annual basils, nasturtiums)are available May-July only.

AGASTACHE (HYSSOP)
A. Blue Fortune - larger blue bloom $6.00

ANISE HYSSOP (Agastache Foeniculum) - lovely bloom, fragrant foliage (tea) $3.25

ANGELICA (Angelica archangelica) - leaves for salad or candy the stems $4.50

ARTEMISIA - see PERENNIAL LISTING

BASIL 'African Blue' - can be kept indoors for northern gardens in winter, 1 qt. $4.99

BAY LEAF (Laurus Nobiis) - makes a small tree, tender, Z8  1 quart $14.95, 1 gal $19.95

BEE BALM (Monarda)(S) - See PERENNIAL LISTING

CAENOTHUS AMERICANUS (New Jersey Tea) - see shrub listing

CHIVES (Allium schoenoprasum) - pink or lav. bloom for dried, bloom & foliage for salad $3.00
C. Garlic (Allium tuberosum) - (S) mild garlic flavor $4.50

COMPHREY (Symphytum offic.) - (S) most useful herb, medicinal, salads, tea 3' $4.99
C. lutea - yellow flowers, $5.50

EUCALYPTUS citriodora (lemon eucalyptus) - lemon fragrance, Z9 $6.99

FENNEL
Fennel f. - green annual $4.50
Copper Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare rubrum) - anise seed, great landscape plant, 5' by second year, dark ferny foliage, 1 quart  $4.25

GOATS RUE (Galaga officinalis) - July-Aug. lavender spike bloom, qt. $6.50

HOREHOUND (Marrulium vulgare) - flavoring for candy & tea $4.50

HORSERADISH (Armoracia rusticana) - culinary $4.50

LADIES BEDSTRAW (Galium verum) - yellow bloom good cut flower, dye plant $3.50

LAVENDER (Lavendula) fragrant, use buds in lavender flavored cookies more information
Lavender angustifolia 'Goodwin Creek' - compact feathery silver grey foliage, fragrant, blue flower spikes most of summer Z6b-7, 1 qt. $6.00
Lavender angustifolia 'Twickle Purple' - compact bushy 2' tall, purple bloom, foliage flushed purple in winter, Z5, 1 qt. $6.50
L. a. 'Munstead' - lavender bloom, 12" tall, 1 gal. $8.50
Lavender x intermedia 'Grosso' - 24" - 28" tall dark purple bloom, larger foliage, gal. $8.50
Hidcote Superior - darkest purple, gal. $8.50
Rosea - pale pink bloom, gal. $8.50
'Goodwin Creek Grey' - tender, easy as houseplant, $6.50

LEMON BALM (Melissa officinalis) - (S) tea, lemon pound cake, & cold drinks qt. $4.00

LEMON GRASS (cymbopogon) - aromatic, culinary, Z10, 1 qt. $12.95

LEMON VERBENA (Aloysia triphylla) - culinary and for pot pourri, tender $6.25

LOVAGE (Levisticum officinalis) - celery flavor for salads, 1 qt. $6.50

MATRICARIA (Chrysanthemum Parthenium)- see PERENNIAL LISTING

MINT (Mentha) (S)
Apple $3.50
Black - best for fruit salad, a favorite $4.00
Curly (peppermint) - best for tea or cold drinks $3.50
Chocolate $3.79
Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum Muticum) - silver blooms on euphorbia like leaf cluster, aromatic foliage, compact and profuse flowering, native 3' tall $4.75
Parfume - $4.00
Peppermint $3.50
Green & Gold (Wintergreen) $6.00

MINT SHRUB (Elscholtzia)(S) - see PERENNIAL LISTING

MONARDA CITRIODORA - (S) attractive lavender bloom, lemon mint fragrance 2 1 /2 ' $4.00  (available May-July only)

MYRICA PENNSYLVANICA (Bayberry - for candlemaking) see SHRUB LISTING

NEPETA
N. 'Blue Wonder' - 6" tall, 14" wide, blue bloom $6.00
N. Six Hills Giant - 24 tall dark blue bloom $6.00
N. 'Walkers Low' - 10 tall, blue bloom $6.00

OREGANO (ornamental varieties see perennial listing)

OREGANO (Aureum origanum) - (S) golden foliage, can use as fragrant ground cover, sun/shade $6.25
OREGANO, Greek (Origanum) - culinary, flowers dry for tussie mussie $4.25
O. Herrenhausen - culinary, largest & best bloom $4.25
O. 'Kent's Beauty' - perennial, $6.50

ORRIS ROOT (Iris florentina) - light blue bloom, pot pourri $4.50

PARSLEY, Italian (Petroselinum crispum) - culinary, 3" pot $3.99
Moss curled - culinary, 3" pot $3.99

PERILLA Frutescens crispa - (S) grandmother called it hardy coleus $4.00

PENNYROYAL, English (Mentha pulegium) - (SS) hot tea, insect repellant for fleas & mosquitos $3.99

ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus)
R. Officinalis 'Madaline Hill' - hardier variety to -15 deg. F., wedgewood blue flowers, robust grower Z5   $5.50

RHUBARB (Rheum 'Chipman's Canada Red') - bright red stems, sweetest of red rhubarb used in cooking, Z3, gal. $12.50

RUE (Ruta Graveolens) - see PERENNIAL LISTING

SAGE (Salvia) - culinary flavoring, 1 quart container
S. Elegans (Pineapple) - scarlet bloom, 3' tender, culinary $6.99
S. Officinalis (Common Sage) - green foliage culinary $5.50
S. O. 'Dwarf' - compact, culinary sage, 18" Z6 $4.99
S. Off. Tricolor - white, pink & purple foliage, culinary $5.99
S. Leucantha (Mexican Sage) - 2' wooly branches, purple bloom spikes, Z6A, $6.99
S. ‘Bertgarten’ - large silver/green leaf, 18” $8.99

SANTOLINA see PERENNIAL LISTING

SAVORY, Winter - season veg. & meats $4.50    Knot Garden of winter savory and upright tyme at U of Mich

SCENTED GERANIUM(Pelargonium) - fruit or rose scents for fragrance & culinary, tender $4.49
Varieties: Apple Cider, Attar of Rose, Chocolate Mint, Fair Ellen, Frensham Lemon, Fruity, Gooseberry, Lemon, Lime, Mabel Gray, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Spanish Lavender, Strawberry, True Rose, Variegated Mint Rose

SWEET CICELY (Myrrhis Odorata)- anise flavor leaves & stalks $6.50

SWEET FLAG (Acorus Calamus) - (S) foliage fragrant, for pot pourri $6.99
A. c. variegata - cream and green fragrant foliage, 1 gal, $9.95

SWEET WOODRUFF (Galium Odoratum) - (SS) white bloom, ground cover, used for May wine $5.50

TANASETUM - clusters of white tiny daisy like flowers, 3' tall $5.25

TANSY, Common (Tanacetum Vulgare) - yellow bloom dry, for bouquets $4.00
TANSY, Fern Leaf - ferny foliage, yellow bloom, for bouquets $5.25

TARRAGON, French (Artemisia Dracunculus) - culinary, true from cuttings $7.25

TEUCRIUM - (Germander)
T. chamaedrys - pink bloom, knot gardens 1 qt. $6.50
T. chamaedrys variegata - lavender-rose bloom over white variegated foliage, 10"-12" tall, Z5 3 qt. $7.99

THYME (Thymus) 4” pots $5.99
T. Aurea - gold
T. A. 'Clear Gold' - holds color in heat rarely blooms
T. Caespilitius (Azoricus)
T. x Citriodorus (Lemon)
T. x Citriodorus Argentus (Silver Thyme)
T. 'Elfin' - miniature 2" tall, glossy round leaves, 4"-8" wide magenta pink bloom, Z5
T. Herba Barona (Caraway)
T. Wedgewood
T. Precox Porlcok
T. Praecox 'Albiflorus' - 2" creeping, white bloom, good ground cover
T. Praecox 'Coccineus' - 2" creeping, red repeat bloom
T. Richardii 'Peter Davis' - profuse lay, pink bloom on dwarf 6" x 18" wide shrub, feathery gray green foliage, outstanding
T. Richardii subsp. nitidus - upright, small fuzzy leaves, pungent frangrance, 5" tall, Z5 $4.75
T. Serphyllum Doretta Klaber' - a great new dwarf variety, small hairy leaves on 2" x 12" wide mounds, lavender flowers
T. Latavin Lucy
T. S. Pseudo Lanuginosus
T. S. Albus (white flowering creeping)
T. S. Minus
T. S. Pink Chintz
T. Narrow Leaved French
T. S. Nutmeg
T. Halls Wooly
T. Annie Hall

VALERIAN (Garden heliotrope) - excellant cut flower, shade or sun $4.25

WOOD BETONY - see Stachys PERENNIAL LISTING

YARROW - see Achillea PERENNIAL LISTING



GUARANTEE: Each order we send will be filled with stock of fine quality, packed with care to reach you in good live growing condition. If you are not entirely satisfied, return it at once for refund minus postage.

We are not responsible to replace plants that have failed due to conditions beyond our control such as possible neglect, weather, growing conditions or the lack of experience on the part of the gardener.


A Word About Native Plants: We offer many native varieties because we like them, but we do not collect them from the wild. We grow them from cuttings or seeds, and are listed as Native.

Prices subject to change.




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Last updated 2010 February 3


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