Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tuesday's article in The Oregonian Home and Garden site lists plants for a medicinal herb garden. Monday's article tells how to prepare an herb garden.

(Following is a partial list of their recommendations, some of which I grow.)

The following herbs do well in full sun. 1-2 feet tall:

Calendula officinalis (calendula), orange flowers

Eschscholzia californica (California poppies), orange flowers

Marrubium vulgare (horehound), hairy silver-gray foliage, white flowers

Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew), white flowers

2-4 feet tall:

Echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower), dark pink flowers

Melissa officinalis (lemon balm), pale yellow flowers

Nepeta cataria (catnip), whitish-purple flowers

4-6 feet tall:

Artemisia absinthium (wormwood), silver-gray foliage, yellow flowers

Inula helenium (elecampne), yellow flowers

Valeriana officinalis (valerian), white or pink flowers

-- HGNW staff

1 comment:

  1. I bought my catmint last year and it did good. This year, it has bloomed non stop since spring. And its easy to root. I love it.

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