Showy white flowers, flat leaves, with delicate garlic flavor. Attractive white edible flowers. Insect repellent properties. From Japan. Also called Chinese chives.
Giant Persian Garlic Chives
Showy edging plant with dark green glossy leaves and rosy flowers. Often used in knot gardens
The ginger root used in cooking. Must be brought indoors for the winter. Prefers shade.
Hojo Santo (Piper auritum)
Also called root beer plant, originally used in Mexico to make root beer. Large green leaves .which smell like root beer. Used in Caribbean and Mexican cooking. In the pepper family, tender perennial.
Traditionally used to make cough drops. Easy to make your own. A member of the mint family, it may be invasive.
Fleshy roots are grated for use as a pungent relish or appetizer with fish or meets. 1. Easy to grow. May be invasive. Harvest in fall of the second year.
Bee and tea plant. Good border plant with purple blooms for2-3 months.
Hyssop, Nectar Rose
Same as above. Fragrant with pink blooms which are great a dried flowers.
Hyssop, Orange Hummingbird Mint (Agastache aurantica)
Native to the Sierra Madre near Durango, Mexico. Used to heal wounds and skin eruptions. The licorice flavor is good in teas. Deer resistant. Drought hardy. Perennial in zone 6. Hummingbird attractor. Orange tubular blooms.
Korean Licorice Mint
Larger than Anise Hyssop with minty scent as well. Butterfly attractor. Will come back in spring.
Silvery gray velvety leaves. Drought tolerant spreading groundcover. Used in the Civil War as a substitute for bandages.
Strong lemon flavor, used for teas, sauces, salads and summer drinks. Heavy yield of nectar for bees
Lemon Balm, Golden
Same as lemon balm but with varigated leaves.
Aromatic grass from India. Essential oil contains large amounts of citral and geraniol, used for flavorings and perfumes, key ingredient in Vietnamese cooking
Strongest lemon flavored herb. Small shrub from Paraguay. Deciduous when brought indoors. Hardy, Zone 8-10. Used in any dish or beverage in which strong lemon flavor is required.
Licorice taste and scent. Used in Thai and Vietnamese cooking. Good bog garden plant. Great in chicken soup.
Tall perennial. First up in the spring. Great in soups and stews as a celery substitute. A staple ingredient in German and East European soups!