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Herbs for Sun

ArtemisiasWormwood, Southernwood

Anise Hyssop - Agastache

Basil - Ocimum

Borage - Borago

Chamomile - Chamoemelum

Chives - Allium

Comfrey - Symphytum

Echinacea - Echinacea

Feverfew - Tanacetum

Florence Fennel - Foenlculum

French Tarragon - Artemisia

Garlic - Allium

Germander - Teucrium

Horehound - Marrubium

Hyssop - Hyssopus

Lamb's Ear - Stachys

Lavender - Lavendula

Lemon Verbena - Aloysia

Marjoram - Origanum

Marshmallow - Althea

Oregano - Origanum

Orris Root - Iris

Peppers - Capsicum

Rosemary - Rosmarinus

Rue - Ruta

Sage - Salvia

Santolina - Santolina

Savory - Satureja

Scented Geranium - Pelargonium

Southernwood - Artemisia

Thyme - Thymus

Wormword – Artemisia

Yarrow - Achillea


Herbs for Shade

Some herbs which can handle shade or part shade

Boxwood - Buxus

Chervil - Anthriscus

Chives - Allium

Comfrey – Symphytum

FennelFoeniculum

French Tarragon - Artemisia

Lady's Mantle - Alchemilla

Lemon Balm - Melissa

Lovage - Levisticum
Mint - Mentha

Monarda - Monarda

Parsley - Petroselinum

Sorrel – Rumex

St John's Wort - Hypericum

Sweet Woodruff – Galium

Valerian - Valeriana

Violet - Violas

Wild Ginger - Asarum

Wintergreen – Gaultheria

Herbs for Damp Areas

In areas where it may be too damp to grow other plants you may be able to grow some herbs

Angelica - Angelica

Bayberry - Myrica

Chervil - Anthriscus

Lemon Balm - Melissa

Lovage - Levisticum

Marshmallow - Althea


Mint - Mentha

Monarda - Monarda

Sorrel - Rumex

Sweet Grass - Hierochloe

Watercress - Nasturtium

Wild Ginger - Asarum

 

Herbs to Grow Indoors

The list of herbs below do not survive outside in many climates and so are best grown indoors at least in winter and are fairly easy to grow inside.


Aloe - Aloe

Bay - Laurus

Banana – Musa

Ginger - Zingiber

Lemon - Citrus
Lemongrass - Cymbopogon

Lemon Verbena - Aloysia

Pineapple Sage - Salvia

Scented Geranium – Pelargonium

Grow Indoors or Out

- some are annuals, some are perennials

Basil - Ocimum

Chives - Allium – may need a period of chilling once per year

Mint - Mentha

Parsley - Petroselinum

Rosemary - Rosmarinus – when growing indoors, pour water over the plant at every other watering

Thyme - Thymus

When To Plant

Herbs to Plant Outdoors Before Last Spring Frost

These herbs can handle or even prefer cooler weather for germinating.


Bachelor's Button - Centaurea

Calendula - Calendula

Chamomile - Chamoemelum

Chervil - Anthriscus


Chives - Allium

Cilantro - Coriandrum

Dill - Anethum

Echinacea - Echinacea

Fennel - Foenlculum

Garlic Chives - Allium

Parsley - Petroselinum




Herbs to Plant Outdoors After Last Spring Frost


Basil – Ocimum

Borage - Borago

Nasturtium - Tropaeolum

Summer Savory-Satureja


Cold Hardy Herbs

Will survive as perennials in many climates. Some may not survive if they are in soggy ground or humid climates.


Catnip - Nepeta

Chives - Allium

Costmary - Tanacetum

Echinacea - Echinacea

French Tarragon - Artemisia

Garlic Chives - Allium

Hollyhock - Alcea

Horehound - Marrubium

Lemon Balm - Melissa

Lovage - Levisticum

Mint - Mentha

Monarda - Monarda

Oregon Grape - Mahonia

Oregano - Origanum

Sage - Salvia – some

Salad Burnet - Sanguisorba

Sweet Cicely - Myrrhis odorata

Sweet Goldenrod - Solidago

Sweet Woodruff - Galium

Tansy - Tanacetum

Thyme - Thymus – some

Winter Savory - Satureja

Yarrow - Achillea


Drought Tolerant Herbs

 

ArtemisiasWormwood, Southernwood

Borage - Borago

Calendula - Calendula

Chives - Allium

Echinacea - Echinacea

Fennel - Foenlculum

Feverfew - Tanacetum

GermanderTeucrium

Horehound - Marrubium

Lamb's Ear - Stachys

Lavender - Lavendula

Rosemary - Rosmarinus

Sage - Salvia

Santolina - Santolina

Savory-Satureja

Sunflower - Helianthus

Thyme - Thymus

Yarrow - Achillea