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Herbs

Pretty herbs to grow in your garden

Adaptable and easy to grow, herbs are the perfect plants for growing in pots and planters or for designing a garden that is ornamental, wonderfully fragrant and practical. Revered for both their medicinal and culinary value, they are useful in many ways, from cooking to landscaping. Most herbs will provide months of flavor to your meals. Some may cure colds or help you sleep. There are so many great reasons to start an herb garden!


Herbs Guides


Angelica archangelica (Angelica)

Well-known as a decoration for puddings and cakes, Angelica archangelica is a tall, aromatic, perennial herb with attractive, rounded umbels, up to 4-6 in. across (10-15 cm), of white or greenish tiny flowers in early summer.

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Calendula (Pot Marigold)

Grown for its cheerful bright flowers and abundant blooming, Calendula officinalis (Pot Marigold) is a popular annual plant that will both command attention in any landscape and reward you with weeks of blooms, from late spring until frost.

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Foeniculum vulgare 'Rubrum' (Bronze Fennel)

Often mistaken for dill, Foeniculum vulgare 'Rubrum' is an upright, branching perennial herb with feathery, finely divided, aromatic, bronze leaves and large, flat umbels of tiny golden yellow flowers, born on tall hollow stems.

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Betty's Blue' (Lavender)

Large, deep blue flowers! A wonderful accent plant with its large, deep blue flowers atop erect stems that do not splay, English Lavender 'Betty's Blue' is a compact variety of Lavender that forms attractive domes in the garden.

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Folgate' (Lavender)

Looks great all year around thanks to its neat and tight bloom habit. Compact bush with narrow leaves and very fragrant, iridescent violet blooms.

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (Lavender)

Highly popular, English Lavender 'Hidcote' is a free flowering variety that is prized by most gardeners for its long lasting and delightful scent as well as the fashion in which its dark purple flower spikes beautifully contrast with its blue-green evergreen foliage.

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Lavenite Petite' (Lavender)

This lavender is quite distinctive with its pom-pom flower spikes. Compact and dense, extremely fragrant with intense violet flowers, Lavandula angustifolia 'Lavenite Petite' is a top choice for containers thanks to its short stems and tight foliage.

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Little Lottie' (Lavender)

Very fragrant, English Lavender 'Little Lottie' (also sold as 'Clarmo') is a lovely dwarf Lavender with masses of attractive light pink flower spikes.

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Melissa Lilac' (Lavender)

A wonderful variety of English Lavender 'Melissa Lilac' enjoys such a soft, powdery color that it looks almost edible, like a lilac marshmallow, when it is in bud!

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Miss Katherine' (Lavender)

One of the most exquisite pink lavenders!

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' (Lavender)

A great pick! Compact, extremely fragrant with rosy purple flowers, Lavender 'Munstead' is very attractive throughout the year.

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Nana Alba' (Lavender)

Compact and very floriferous, award-winner Lavandula angustifolia 'Nana Alba' is a wonderful dwarf Lavender variety with attractive snow white flowers in short spikes atop a silvery-green foliage.

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Rosea' (Lavender)

Compact, extremely fragrant with upright pale pink flowers, Lavandula angustifolia 'Rosea' is a lovely lavender variety whose blossoms stand out well against the silver-gray foliage

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Royal Purple' (Lavender)

A top choice for a hedge or as an accent plant with its profusion of long, vibrant lilac flowers, elegantly long-stemmed, English Lavender 'Royal Purple' is a majestic and gorgeous early summer bloomer

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Royal Velvet' (Lavender)

Stands out with its conspicuous darker flowers!

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh' (Lavender)

A favorite of many gardeners: very small with a compact, rounded habit, two-tone flowers and a long blooming season!

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Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender)

Often associated with the famous purple fields of Provence, Lavandula angustifolia, also called English Lavender, is not native to England but to the Mediterranean. Ideal for garden borders, cooking and potpourri, this lavender also produces the best oils.

Lavandula pedunculata subsp. pedunculata (Lavender)

A very attractive form of French Lavender, Lavandula pedunculata subsp. pedunculata enjoys a tall upright habit with ravishing rounded dark plum flowerheads topped with long, paler purple flowers and rising elegantly on long stems.

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Lavandula stoechas 'Anouk' (Lavender)

Compact and very hardy, Lavandula stoechas 'Anouk' features dark plum flower heads topped with long lasting violet-blue bracts delicately fading to pink as they mature.

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Lavandula stoechas 'Ballerina' (Lavender)

A very attractive bicolor Lavender indeed! Lavandula stoechas 'Ballerina' features plump purple flower heads topped with long lasting white flowers delicately fading to pink and purple as they mature.

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Lavandula stoechas 'Fathead' (Lavender)

Quite compact, Lavandula stoechas 'Fathead' features plump round flower heads topped with long lasting dark purple flowers delicately fading to pink as they mature.

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Lavandula stoechas 'Kew Red' (Lavender)

A very attractive and unusual bicolor Lavender, Lavandula stoechas 'Kew Red' features plump, bright, deep crimson-pink flower heads topped with pale pink flowers delicately fading to white as they mature.

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Lavandula stoechas 'Regal Splendour' (Lavender)

Very eye-catching and floriferous, Lavandula stoechas 'Regal Splendour' features plump, rich violet-blue flower heads topped with long pinkish-purple flowers creating a lovely contrast.

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Lavandula stoechas (Lavender)

Their distinctive flowers steal the show with their "ears" sprouting from each flower head.