Beneficial Insects! · Edible · Herb Garden · Perennial

Myrrhis odorata

Scientific name: Myrrhis odorata Family: APIACEAE Common names: “Sweet cicely” “Anice” “myrrh” “sweet bracken” “sweet chervil” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Part shade – full shade, tolerates full sun with more water Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Organically rich deep soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-4′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape:… Continue reading Myrrhis odorata

Beneficial Insects! · Fragrant Flowers · Herb Garden · Perennial

Valeriana officinalis

Scientific name: Valeriana officinalis Family: CAPRIFOLIACEAE Common names: “Valerian” “garden heliotrope” “All heal” Plant Type:  Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-7 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – rich loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-5′ W 2-4′ Leaf and Stem shape: Odd pinnate toothed lance shaped leaves, aromatic when bruised Flower: Cymes of… Continue reading Valeriana officinalis

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Herb Garden · Perennial

Leonotis leonurus

Scientific name: Leonotis leonurus Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Lion’s tale” “wild dagga” “lion’s ear” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, tropical broadleaf evergreen shrub, grown as an annual Conditions: Zone: 8-11 Light: Full sun best – light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average fertility, not fussy Moisture: Well drained – evenly moist Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-6′ W… Continue reading Leonotis leonurus

Edible · Herb Garden · Perennial

Cannabis sativa

Scientific name: Cannabis sativa Synonym: Cannabis indica, Cannabis ruderalis Family: CANNABACEAE Common names: “Cannabis” “hemp” “marijuana””ganja” “grass” “weed” “pot” Plant Type: Perennial or short lived shrub, grown as an annual Conditions: Zone: 7-11 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Nitrogen rich, fertile best, tolerant of poor conditions Moisture: Moist well drained, avoid overhead irrigation… Continue reading Cannabis sativa

Annual · Biennial · Edible · Herb Garden

Anthriscus cerefolium

Scientific name: Anthriscus cerefolium Family: APIACEAE Common names: “Chervil” “garden chervil” “hedge parsley” Plant Type: Annual or Biennial Conditions: Zone: 3 -6-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Cultivated sandy soil with less clay Moisture: Evenly moist – well drained, no drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 12-18″ W 9-12″ Leaf and Stem shape: Pinnate leaves… Continue reading Anthriscus cerefolium

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Herb Garden · Mediterranean · Perennial · Sub-Shrub

Salvia officinalis

Scientific name: Salvia officinalis Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Sage” “common garden sage” “sauge” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen sun-shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun best – light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – loam Moisture: Well drained, dry – drought tolerant, avoid winter wet Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-3′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Very aromatic, finely… Continue reading Salvia officinalis

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Groundcover · Herb Garden · Perennial

Melissa officinalis

Scientific name: Melissa officinalis Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Lemon balm” “balm leaf” “balm oil plant” “barm leaf” “bee balm” “dropsywort” “honey plant” “pimentary” “sweet balm” “sweet Mary” “tea balm” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average, tolerates clay Moisture: Well drained, dry – medium, enjoys some… Continue reading Melissa officinalis