2016 Spring Flower Fair Herbs

Please know that while there is a large volume of plant material we can not guarantee that things will not sell out before Sunday.

BASIL, AROMA
Ocimum basilicum
Annual, 20” – 24”, full sun
Similar to Genovese basil, but with more resistance to fusarium wilt.  Slower to bolt so requires less deadheading.  Use in salads, vegetable dishes, pesto and Italian sauces.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, BLUE SPICE
Ocimum basilicum ‘Blue Spice’
Annual, 16” – 24”, full sun
Not blue, looks like Thai basil with purple stems and flowers.  Spicy flavor with a hint of vanilla.  Flowers mid-summer to early fall, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, CINNAMON
Ocimum gratissimum
Annual, 24”, full sun
From Mexico.  Similar to sweet basil with a distinctive cinnamon taste and scent.  Purple-red stalks, pinkish flowers and glossy dark green leaves.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, DOLLY
Ocimum basilicum 'Dolly'
Annual, 14”, full sun
In a trial, Dolly produced 15% more fresh herb than the next most productive variety, and 50% more than standard Genovese varieties. Very uniform, large leaved and fast growing. Has improved tolerance against low temperatures. Fusarium Wilt resistant.  Leaf color is a little lighter than other varieties.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, ELEONORA
Ocimum basilicum 'Eleonora'
Annual,  18”, full sun
Genovese type basil.  Upright plants with more elongated stems for better airflow to resist downy mildew.  Medium green, big, lightly serrated leaves.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, FINISSIMO VERDE A PALLA
Ocimum basilicum
Annual, 10”, full sun
A bush basil, it forms a globe shape.  Great in containers.  Leaves are very small, thin, and strongly scented.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, GENOVESE
Ocimum basilicum ‘Genovese’
Annual, 18” – 24”, full sun
Heirloom.  Intensely scented, used in pesto, leaves can be frozen for use in winter.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, GREEK COLUMNAR
Ocimum basilicum
Annual, 12˝, full sun
Non-flowering.  Drought tolerant.  Upright, columnar appearance.  Pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, GREEK DWARF
Ocimum basilicum minimum
Annual, 6”, full sun
Compact plants that are great for growing in containers.  Has a spicy, slightly anise flavor and is a must for Greek cooking.

BASIL, HOLY
Ocimum sanctum
Annual, 8” – 12”, full sun
Grown in houses, gardens and near temples all over India.  Clove-scented leaves are used in salads and other cold dishes.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, ITALIANO CLASSICO
Ocimum basilicum
Annual, 18” – 24”, full sun
Also known as basilico genovese. Leaves are of average size, very shiny, heavily ribbed and pointed. The heavy yields of fragrant foliage are truly classical Italian.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, LEMON
Ocimum basilicum
Annual, 10” – 16”, full sun
Intense lemon fragrance, ideal for tea and potpourri, flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, LIME
Ocimum basilicum
Annual, 12”, full sun
Citrusy flavor and scent.  Used in pesto, fish, salads, vinegars and desserts.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, MAMMOTH SWEET
Ocimum basilicum
Annual, 20” - 40”  full sun
The same great taste of classic sweet basil, but with much larger leaves.  Good for sandwiches or can be used to wrap chopped meat and vegetables in Mediterranean and Korean dishes.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, NAPOLETANO
Ocimum basilicum
Annual, 14” – 16”, full sun
Spicy, traditional basil flavor. Leaves are up to 4" long and tend to be lighter in color than other pesto types.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, OSMIN PURPLE
Ocimum basilicum ‘Osmin’
Annual, 20”, full sun
Darkest of the purple basils.  Excellent for seasoning and for basil vinegar which turns a beautiful red color.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, PERSIAN
Ocimum basilicum
Annual, 18” – 24”, full sun
Known as Reyhan in southwestern Asia, used in Iranian (Persian) cooking.  Tastes like a cross between Thai basil and lemon basil.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, PESTO PERPETUO
Ocimum basilicum citriodorum
Annual, 48”, full sun
Columnar plant with variegated leaves.  Non-flowering.  Flavor similar to Genovese basil.  More drought tolerant and cold tolerant than most basils.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, PROFUMO 
Ocimum basilicum
Annual, 12’ – 18”, full sun
Compact Genovese-type basil.  Has a true, clean flavor and spirited aroma.  Mounding plants are dense with brilliant green oval leaves for many harvests throughout the season. Exhibits notable disease resistance.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, SIAM QUEEN THAI
Ocimum basilicum ‘Siam Queen’
Annual, 2 ½’ – 3’, full sun
Spicy anise-licorice aroma and flavor.  Use in Thai green curries and Vietnamese noodle soups, AAS winner 1997, flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, SPICY GLOBE
Ocimum basilicum
Annual, 8” – 14”, full sun
Forms round bush with small, thin leaves, ideal for containers or as borders in the garden.  Add it fresh to salads and pasta dishes.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BASIL, SWEET
Ocimum basilicum
Annual, 12” – 18”, full sun
Prized for pesto.  Also used with tomatoes and mild-flavored vegetables such as squash.  Excellent with meats like veal and lamb.  Flowers all season, pinch to encourage branching.

BAY LAUREL
Laurus nobilis
Perennial, tree, full sun
Not hardy in NJ.  Source of bay leaves used in cooking.  Remove leaves before serving.  Pick the largest leaves and dry them, then store in a cool, dry place that gets no light.

BORAGE
Borago officinalis   
Annual, 18” – 24”, full sun
Attracts bees and other beneficials.  Light blue flowers.  Good companion plant for tomatoes and squash.  Flowers and leaves used in teas and salads, and can be frozen into ice cubes for later use.

CARAWAY
Carum carvi
Biennial, 24”, full sun to partial shade
Produces seeds the second year of growth.  Harvest seed when seed heads turn brown before they burst and continue drying indoors.  Does not like to grow near fennel, but makes a good companion for peas.  Seed is used in rye breads, cheese, and German sauerkraut.  Leaves are used in soups and salads.

CATNIP
Nepeta cataria
Perennial, 2’ – 3’, full sun to partial shade
Tolerates dry conditions.  Used to make a soothing tea for people.  Leaves, either fresh or dried, induces euphoria in cats

CHAMOMILE, GERMAN
Matricaria recutita
Annual, 18” – 30”, full sun
Flowers used fresh or dry to make a soothing tea, will reseed in the garden

CHIVES, COMMON
Allium schoenoprasum
Perennial, 10” – 16”, full sun
Attracts beneficial insects.  Purple flowers can be used in salads for color and flavor

CHIVES, GARLIC ‘GEISHA’
Allium tuberosum
Perennial, 12” – 15”, full sun to partial shade
Flat leaved, taste is combination of garlic and chives. Showy white flowers.  Also known as “Chinese Leek”.

CHIVES, GIGANTIC
Allium sibiricum
Perennial, 18”, full sun
Larger than common chives, has a mild garlic flavor.  Use in dips, salads, on baked potatoes, used to flavor cream cheese, herb butters, and cream sauces.  Attracts bees and butterflies.  Deer resistant.

CILANTRO, SANTO
Coriandrum sativum ‘Santo’
Annual, 12” – 24”, full sun
Bolt resistant strain.  Attracts beneficial insects.  Staple ingredient in salsa and other Mexican dishes.  Leaves, roots and seeds (coriander) are edible.  Coriander can be used whole or ground in curries, Oriental dishes, and savory baked goods.

CORIANDER
See Cilantro.  For Mexican coriander, see Culantro

CULANTRO
Eryngium foetidum
Annual,   6” – 10”, full sun to part shade
Also known as Mexican coriander.  Bolts quickly in full sun, lasts longer in partial shade.  Used in Caribbean cooking and Southeast Asian cooking.  Pinch off flowers to encourage leaf production and to prevent the leaves from becoming tough.  Usually used dried.

CUMIN
Cuminum cyminum
Annual, 8” – 12”, full sun
Cumin seeds, whole or ground, are used in many international cuisines, especially Mexican & Indian dishes. Its flavor is similar to Caraway, but hotter. It's also the standard ingredient in commercial curry powder. Cumin is used in soups, cheeses, bread and other baked goods. The leaves of the cumin plant work well in salad mixes.

DILL, DUKAT
Anethum graveolens
Annual, 18” – 24”, full sun
Attracts beneficial insects. Sweetest of all dills

DILL, FERNLEAF
Anethum graveolens
Annual, 18”, full sun,
Attracts beneficial insects.  Dwarf variety, grows well in containers, AAS winner 1992

DILL, HERCULES
Anethum graveolens
Annual, 54” – 60”, full sun
Very productive type of dill which grows very tall.  Slow bolting.  Great with lentils, potatoes, fish and soup.

EPAZOTE
Chenopodium ambrosoides
Annual, 2’- 4’, full sun
Highly esteemed in Mexico and Guatemala for seasoning corn, black beans, mushrooms, fish and shellfish.

EUCALYPTUS, ‘SILVER DOLLAR’
Eucalyptus cinerea
Perennial, 24” – 36”, full sun
Not hardy in NJ.  Silvery rounded leaves are used by florists for fresh or dried arrangements, can be grown indoors.  Native of Australia.

FENNEL, BRONZE
Foeniculum vulgare dulce
Perennial, 3’ – 4’, full sun to partial shade
Host plant for the swallowtail butterfly.  Lacy foliage with a bronze cast.  Does not form an edible bulb.  Use as a garnish or add to salads.

FENNEL, GREEN 
Foeniculum vulgare 'Green'
Perennial, 48”, full sun to partial shade
Host plant for the swallowtail butterfly.  Lacy green foliage.  Forms an edible bulb which can be grilled, sautéed, stewed or eaten raw.  Use foliage as a garnish or add to salads.  Seeds are a typical part of sausage or meatball recipes. 

FENNEL, PERFECTION
Foeniculum vulgare
Perennial, 2’, full sun to partial shade
Host plant for the swallowtail butterfly.  Developed especially for cool northen climates.  Round, uniform, medium-sized bulbs are fleshy, tender, and crisp.  Foliage can also be used in salads or in cooking.  Nice anise taste; resists bolting.

FENNEL, ZEFA FINO
Foeniculum vulgare azoricum
Perennial, 2’, full sun to partial shade
Host plant for the swallowtail butterfly.  Heirloom, Slightly elongated, flat bulbs with sweet anise flavor.  Foliage can also be used in salads or in cooking.  More resistant to bolting than other varieties.

LAVENDER, ANOUK SILVER
Lavandula stoechas
Perennial, 10” – 14”, full sun, tolerates dry conditions
Hardier than other Spanish lavenders.  Silvery foliage, Dark purple flowers with purple florets.   Small enough for containers.

LAVENDER, FRED BOUTIN
Lavandula x  intermedia ‘Fred Boutin’
Perennial, 20”, full sun, tolerates dry conditions
Forms low dense clumps of woolly-silver, almost white, leaves, with violet flowers on branched stalks.

LAVENDER, FRENCH
Lavandula candicans
Perennial, 24” - 36”, full sun, drought tolerant
Not hardy in NJ.  It blooms in mid summer and features short spikes of dark lavender flowers.  Not usually used as a culinary lavender.  Commonly used for its essential oils for perfumes.

LAVENDER, GOODWIN CREEK
Lavandula  hybrid ‘Goodwin Creek’
Perennial, 24’ – 36”, full sun, drought tolerant
Not hardy in NJ.  One of the most ornamental cultivars.  Use in potpourri, sachets, flower arrangements.  Does well indoors.  Dark purple flowers.

LAVENDER, GROSSO
Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’
Perennial, 30”, full sun, tolerates dry conditions
Very fragrant, hardy, all-purpose plant. It produces fat, aromatic, dark violet flowers on long stems. Its foliage is dense and silver in color. 

LAVENDER, MUNSTEAD
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead’
Perennial, 12” – 18”, full sun, tolerates dry conditions
Flowers lavender-blue, bluer and earlier than most.

LAVENDER, OTTO QUAST
Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast'
Perennial, 20” – 28”, full sun, drought tolerant
Not hardy in NJ.  Rich royal purple flowers with light purple bracts at the top on spikes above gray-green foliage.  One of the showiest lavenders in the garden, it doesn't have the same fragrance as other lavender varieties. The fragrance smells like a cross between a lavender and rosemary.

LAVENDER, PHENOMENAL
Lavendula x intermedia 'Phenomenal'
Perennial, 24” – 36”, full sun
One of the hardiest lavenders seen throughout Europe and the United States, 'Phenomenal' has exceptional winter survival, as it does not have the winter die back that other varieties like Munstead and Hidcote commonly demonstrate.  Is resistant to common root and foliar diseases.  Most commonly popular for its silvery foliage and consistent growth with uniform mounding habit. Perfect for fresh and dried arrangements and oil uses.

LAVENDER, RUFFLES BOYSENBERRY
Lavandula stoechas ‘Boysenberry Ruffles’
Perennial, 20” – 23”, full sun
Not hardy in NJ.  Grown for the colorful ruffled blooms, early and repeat blooming and improved heat, humidity and drought tolerance. It produces fragrant light-green leaves forming a bushy, evergreen mound and unusual chubby, lilac-purple spikes waving petals from the top.

LAVENDER, TIARA
Lavandula stoechas ‘Tiara’
Perennial, 18”, full sun, tolerates dry conditions
Not hardy in NJ.  Compact plants with deep blue flower heads topped with cream bracts.  Flowers are highly scented.  Good for drying.

LEMON GRASS, EAST INDIAN
Cymbopogon flexuosus
Annual, 2’ – 3’, full sun
An aromatic grass from the India, Sri Lanka, Burma & Thailand region.  Commonly used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking as well as in teas & perfumes. Lemon grass combines well with cilantro, chile peppers, and garlic. 

LEMON GRASS, WEST INDIAN
Cymbopogon citrates
Annual, 4’, full sun
Commonly used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking. The lemon scented leaves can be dried and powdered or used fresh. They’re commonly used for tea in addition to cooking. The stem bases are used in curries. It goes well with poultry, beef and seafood.

LEMON VERBENA
Aloysia triphylla
Perennial, 5', full sun
Not hardy in NJ.  Dried leaves used to make a delicious lemon-lime tea.  Fresh or dried leaves used with fish, poultry, marinades, salad dressings, jams and puddings.  Excellent container plant.

LOVAGE
Levisticum officinale
Perennial, 5’, full sun to partial shade, tolerates dry conditions
Greenish yellow flowers, Leaves, stems and seeds taste like celery.  Used in soups and salads.

MARJORAM, SWEET
Origanum majorana
Annual, 12” – 24”, full sun
Sweeter and milder than oregano, used in soups, sauces, stuffings and stews.  Use plant tops to dye wool in shades of yellow, orange, brown and grey.

MEXICAN CORIANDER
See Culantro

MEXICAN MINT MARIGOLD
Tagetes lucida
Annual, 16” – 20”, full sun
An excellent substitute for French Tarragon. It has a sweet licorice flavor and can be used for salads and cooking. The Mexican Mint Marigold will flower all summer long if deadheaded.

MINT, APPLE
Mentha suaveolens
Perennial, 1 ½' to 2', full sun to partial shade
Sometimes called Woolly Mint.  Smells like apples.  The leaves can be used to make apple mint jelly, as well as flavoring in dishes such as apple mint couscous.  It is also often used to make a mint tea, as a garnish, or in salads.

MINT, BANANA
Mentha arvensis
Perennial, 12”, full sun to partial shade
Nectar flower for small butterflies.  Chartreuse foliage.  Smells like bananas. 

MINT, CHOCOLATE
Mentha x piperita piperita
Perennial, 2’, full sun to partial shade
Nectar flower for small butterflies.  Smells like peppermint patties

MINT, HILARY’S SWEET LEMON
Mentha 'Hillary’s Sweet Lemon'
Perennial, 18” – 24”, full sun to partial shade
Nectar flower for small butterflies.  Flavor combines spearmint and lemon.  Lavender flowers.

MINT, ORANGE
Mentha piperita ‘Citrata’
Perennial, 24”, full sun to partial shade
Nectar flowers for small butterflies.  Intense orange fragrance.  Spicier and stronger than most mints. It is used in teas.

MINT, SPEARMINT
Mentha spicata
Perennial, 36”, full sun to partial shade
Best cooking mint.  Exellent with carrots, peas and potatoes, and for making mint sauces for roast lamb.

MOUNTAIN MINT
Pycnanthemum virginianum
Perennial, 3’, full sun to partial shade
Native plant with white flowers that attracts bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects.  Used in potpourri and incense.

OREGANO, GREEK 
Origanum vulgare hirtum
Perennial, 1’, full sun
True oregano collected wild in the mountains of Greece.  White flowers, very hardy.  Excellent flavor.

OREGANO, HOT & SPICY
Origanum vulgare 'Hot & Spicy'
Perennial, 3', full sun
Intense strong flavor.  Tiny dark green leaves with white flowers.  Prune to encourage branching.

OREGANO, ITALIAN
Origanum vulgare 'Italian'
Perennial, 12” – 24”, full sun
A staple in Italian cooking that belongs in every kitchen garden. It is a vigorous plant with soft, light green leaves and produces greenish-red flower stalks in midsummer. The flavor is sweet but strong. 

PAPALO
Porophyllum ruderale
Annual, 4’ – 5’, full sun
Very heat tolerant.  Called 'Summer Cilantro' partly for its heat tolerance and also because it has a similar (but stronger) scent and taste to Cilantro. It can be used similarly to cilantro.

PARSLEY, EXTRA CURLY
Petroselinum crispum
Biennial, 12”, full sun to partial shade
Host plant for butterflies.  Desirable for bunching, can be used fresh or dried

PARSLEY, ITALIAN FLAT LEAF
Petroselinum crispum ‘Neapolitanum’
Biennial, 18”, full sun to partial shade
Host plant for butterflies.  Dark green, glossy leaves, strong flavor

PARSLEY, TITAN
Petroselinum crispum ‘Neapolitanum’
Biennial, 12” – 18”, full sun to partial shade
Host plant for butterflies.  This smaller flat leaf parsley has a stronger flavor than larger varieties - very clean, slightly peppery and sweet. Wonderful addition to fresh salads.

ROSEMARY, ARP
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Arp’
Perennial, 5’, full sun
Perennial in zones 7-10, may survive in NJ with protection.  Foliage is gray-green with good flavor and aroma.  Flavor harmonizes with poultry, fish, lamb, beef, veal, pork, and game.  Enhances tomatoes, spinach, peas, mushrooms, squash, cheese, eggs, and lentils.  Complements the herbs chives, thyme, chervil, parsley, and bay in recipes.

ROSEMARY, BARBEQUE
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Barbeque'
Perennial, 4’ – 6’, full sun
Perennial in zones 8 -10, not hardy in NJ.  Exceptionally straight stems make good barbeque skewers.  Fast growing, upright shrub with profuse, clear blue flowers.

ROSEMARY, HILL HARDY
Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Hill Hardy’
Perennial, 2’ – 3’, full sun
Perennial in zones 7-10, may survive in NJ with protection.  Used same as Arp.

ROSEMARY, SPICE ISLAND
Rosemarinus officinalis 'Spice Islands'
Perennial, 3', full sun
Perennial in zones 8-11, not hardy in NJ.  Very flavorful rosemary.  Covered with dark blue flowers in late winter and early spring where perennial.

ROSEMARY, TUSCAN BLUE
Rosmarinus officinalis
Perennial, 6’, full sun
Perennial in zones 8-11, not hardy in NJ.  Foliage is gray-green with good flavor and aroma.  Flowers are dark blue.  Flavor harmonizes with poultry, fish, lamb, beef, veal, pork, and game.  Enhances tomatoes, spinach, peas, mushrooms, squash, cheese, eggs, and lentils.  Complements the herbs chives, thyme, chervil, parsley, and bay in recipes.

SAGE, BERGGARTEN
Salvia officinalis ‘Berggarten’
Perennial, 18”, full sun
Used like Garden Sage, has broader leaves which can be breaded and fried or used to wrap other foods and then cooked.

SAGE, GOLDEN DELICIOUS
Salvia elegans
Annual, 12” – 24”, full sun
Not hardy in NJ.  Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.  Yellow foliage with fabulous pineapple scent.  Brilliant red flowers.  Use for drinks, chicken, cheese and in jams and jellies.  Pinch to keep bushy.

SAGE, HONEY MELON
Salvia elegans 'Honey Melon'
Annual, 2’ – 3’, full sun
Not hardy in NJ.  Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.  Has a stunning honeydew melon scent.  Brilliant red flowers.  Use for drinks, chicken, cheese and in jams and jellies.  Pinch to keep bushy.

SAGE, PINEAPPLE
Salvia elegans
Annual, 3’ – 4’, full sun
Not hardy in NJ.  Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.  Fabulous pineapple scent.  Brilliant red flowers.  Use for drinks, chicken, cheese and in jams and jellies.  Pinch to keep bushy.

SORREL, RED VEINED
Rumex spp.
Annual, 12”, full sun
Bright green leaves with showy red veins, from the central stalk and radiating outwards. It has the same sharp, tangy, lemon like flavor as regular sorrel.  For the best flavor and texture you should pick the leaves while they’re still pretty young; even young leaves have a nice crispness. As Sorrel leaves get older they can become tough and less tasty.

STEVIA
Stevia rebaudiana
Annual, 2’ – 3’, full sun,
Used as a sweetener.  Leaves may be used fresh or dried for later use.

STEVIA, SUGAR LOVE
Stevia rebaudiana 'Sugar Love'
Annual, 12” – 24”, full sun
Dark green leaves with a very uniform growth habit.  Does well outside during the summer but will need to be overwintered indoors in a sunny location in a cooler room.  Commonly used as a sugar substitute in food and drinks.

TARRAGON, FRENCH
Artemisia dracunculus
Perennial, 3’, full sun
Culinary herb to flavor vinegar, mayonnaise and butter.  Enhances fish, shellfish, pork, beef, lamb, game, poultry and numerous vegetables.  One of the French fines herbes.

THYME, DOONE VALLEY
Thymus x citriodorus ‘Doone Valley’
Perennial, 3” – 5”, full sun to partial shade
Nectar flower for small butterflies.  Not a cooking thyme.  Leaves and flowers can used as garnish.  Variegated foliage. Lavender-pink flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Scent is stronger than Lemon Thyme.  Ideal for placing along a pathway or between stones in walkway.

THYME, ENGLISH
Thymus vulgaris
Perennial, 15”, full sun or partial shade
Nectar flower for small butterflies.  One of the fines herbes used in French cooking.  Also used in bouquet garni.  Small, evergreen, many-branched, aromatic shrub with gray-green leaves and white to pale purple flowers that bloom in summer.

THYME, FAUSTINOI
Thymus vulgaris 'faustinoi'
Perennial, 8”, full sun
Compact, upright growing sub-shrub. It makes an excellent ground cover.  It likes lots of sun and is drought tolerant.   It produces medium sized medium-pink flowers which attract butterflies. 

THYME, FRENCH
Thymus vulgaris
Perennial, 12”, full sun to partial shade
Nectar flower for small butterflies.  One of the fines heres used in French cooking.  Also used in bouquet garni.  In medieval France, thyme plants were thought to be a home for fairies, and gardeners set aside a little bed of thyme for them.

THYME, HIGHLAND CREAM
Thymus praecox ‘Highland Cream’
Perennial, 2” – 4”, full sun to partial shade
Creeping thyme forms a fragrant ground-hugging carpet of tiny green leaves, highlighted with creamy white. The flower color can range from hot pink to a soft pale pink, to sometimes even white. The flowers bloom in late spring to early summer.  Drought-tolerant. 

THYME, LEMON
Thymus x citriodorus
Perennial, 4” – 12”, full sun to partial shade
Nectar flower for small butterflies.  Small, upright bush, strong lemon scent; used with fish or chicken, also in tea

THYME, LEMON VARIEGATED
Thymus x citriodorus
Perennial, 4” – 12”, full sun to partial shade
Nectar flower for small butterflies.  Small, upright bush, strong lemon scent; used with fish or chicken, also in tea

THYME, MOTHER OF
Thymus thracicus
Perennial, 4”, full sun to partial shade
Nectar flower for small butterflies.  Low mat-forming with either white or rose flowers in July.  Ideal choice for planting between walkway stones or bricks and used as a groundcover.

THYME, SPICY ORANGE
Thymus x. Spicy Orange
Perennial, 4”, full sun to partial shade
Nectar flower for small butterflies.  The needlelike foliage is aromatic with a light orange scent and flavor. It has pink flowers in summer.  Ideal choice for planting between walkway stones or bricks and used as a groundcover.

WHITE HOREHOUND
Marrubium vulgare
Perennial, 18” – 24”, full sun
Prefers dry, sandy soil.  Excellent for xeriscapes.  Traditionally used for coughs.  Taste is bitter.  Honey or sugar must be added to make it palatable.

YARROW
Achillea millefolium
Perennial, 2’, full sun
Prefers to be dry.  Excellent for xeriscapes.  Deer resistant.  Flowers can be dried and used in wreaths and arrangements.

 

 

SCENTED GERANIUMS – NOT HARDY IN NJ

Apple
Pelargonium odoratissimum

Chocolate Mint
Pelargonium tomentosum

Lemon
Pelargonium crispum

Orange
Pelargonium citrosum

PINE
Pelargonium denticulatum