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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!

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Aloysia citrodora (Lemon Verbena)

Prized for use in tisanes, liqueurs, cooking, pot-pourri, perfumes and cosmetics, award-winner Aloysia citrodora (Lemon Verbena) is a deciduous sub-shrub with arching branches and narrowly lance-shaped, strongly lemon-scented, green leaves.

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Anethum graveolens (Dill)

A popular culinary herb noted for its attractive foliage and flowers, Anethum graveolens (Dill) is an upright annual with feathery, aromatic, blue-green foliage and attractive flat umbels, 10 in. across (25 cm), of tiny yellow flowers in summer.

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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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Artemisia dracunculus (French Tarragon)

Artemisia dracunculus (French Tarragon) is a woody-based, upright perennial prized for its narrowly lance-shaped, aromatic leaves, 3-4 in. long (7-10 cm). Borne on usually erect stems, they enjoy a delicious pungent anise-like flavor and aroma and are commonly used as a culinary herb in the classic French cuisine.

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Borago officinalis (Borage)

Native to the Mediterranean region, Borago officinalis (Borage) is a spreading annual that will reward you with abundant, open racemes of beautiful, slightly nodding, star-shaped, bright blue flowers from early summer to early fall

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Calendula officinalis (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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Chamaemelum nobile (Chamomile)

Chamaemelum nobile (Chamomile) is a mat-forming evergreen perennial boasting finely divided, aromatic leaves and masses of small daisy-like flowers throughout the summer and into early fall. The feathery foliage exudes a ripe apple scent when bruised.

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Cichorium intybus (Chicory)

Cichorium intybus (Chicory) is a taprooted perennial herb which produces erect, hollow, nearly leafless stems adorned with a profusion of clear sky blue flowers (sometimes pink or white), 1 in. across (2.5 cm). Blooming for months from late spring to fall, the attractive blossoms are stalkless and are distributed along the stems.

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Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon Grass)

Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon Grass) is a tropical, clump-forming, evergreen grass with a richly aromatic lemon fragrance. Widely used for cooking in Thailand, Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries, Lemon Grass features narrow, leafy stalks with gracefully arching, strap-shaped, pale blue-green linear leaves

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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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Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)

Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff) is a mat-forming perennial that creates a very attractive ground cover in moist, shady areas. It features small-petaled, scented white flowers in late spring and summer, elegantly rising above a lush carpet of fragrant, lance-shaped, soft emerald-green leaves in whorls.

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Helichrysum italicum (Curry Plant)

Admired for the beauty of its foliage, bright blooms and spicy fragrance, Helichrysum italicum (Curry Plant) is a small bushy evergreen shrub featuring a particularly attractive, fine, linear, silvery foliage with curry-scented leaves. When placed along a walkway, the fragrance can be enticing.

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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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