When we started growing herbs, we did pretty much what other gardeners do and we planted our favorite culinary herbs. Then we added some medicinal herbs and we discovered, as many do, that there is a lot of crossover to other areas – first aid, beneficial insects, teas, health, and home. Many of our customers have inspired us to explore not only the uses of herbs, but new and different herb plants. We now have a collection of what we consider somewhat atypical herbs that we hope will be of interest to our customers, too.
Here are some herbs that are new (or relatively new) to us that you may find of interest. They can be grown in our zone (USDA Zone 8b) and many are perennials. Some of them are a different variety of a more common herb.
They have many of the uses we are familiar with when it comes to herbs. Some of them are also colorful and fun just to have in the landscape. We plan to have plants available this spring for plant sales along with the more common herbs.
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