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Flowering Herbs
Fruit and Vegetable Science
K. Jerome

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  • 1. Flowering Herbs Not just for the herb garden
  • 2.
    • Many herbs hold
    • their own in flower
    • garden
    • can harvest for
    • cooking or crafts
    • attract beneficial insects
  • 3. Flowering herbal border
    • limited space - double-duty as herb garden, perennial border
    • Herb colors
    • pink, lavender, blue
    • silver, bronze, green
    • leaves
    • Some white, yellow
    • blooms
  • 4. Anise hyssop Agastache foeniculum
    • Bushy clumps, upright branching stems topped with spikes of lavender-blue flowers in mid to late summer
    • Will self-sow
    • 3 feet tall
  • 5. Anise hyssop Agastache foeniculum
  • 6. Bee balm Monarda didyma
    • summer flowers - red, pink, purple, white
    • 'Marshall's Delight' – pink, mildew resistant
    • mid to late spring, pinch out up to half of stems at ground level to thin out crowded clumps
    • 3 feet tall
  • 7. Bee balm Monarda didyma
  • 8. Chives Allium schoenoprasum
    • pink or lavender flowers in June
    • clumps of thin, grasslike green leaves with mild onion flavor
    • 12 to 14 inches tall in bloom
  • 9. Chives Allium schoenoprasum
  • 10. Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium
    • Sturdy, easy-to-grow herb
    • Blooms from early summer to early fall
    • Self-sows
    • Cut plant to ground after bloom for flush of new growth
    • 2 feet tall
  • 11. Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium
  • 12. Joe-Pye weed Eupatorium purpureum
    • Domed clusters of rosy pink to light purple flowers in multistemmed clumps
    • 'Atropurpureum' - deep purple stems
    • 'Album' - white flowers
    • Slow to emerge in spring
    • 6 to 8 feet tall
  • 13. Joe-Pye weed Eupatorium purpureum
  • 14. Lavender Lavandula angustifolia
    • Delightful fragrance
    • Midsummer spikes of purple-blue flowers
    • Shrubby clumps of narrow, silvery leaves
    • 'Munstead‘, 'Hidcote' - 12 to 18 inches, dark purple flowers
    • Must have good drainage
  • 15. Lavender Lavandula angustifolia
  • 16. Marsh mallow Althaea officinalis
    • pink or white, hollyhock-like flowers for most of summer
    • broad, oval to heart-shaped, gray-green leaves
    • 3 to 4 feet
  • 17. Marsh mallow Althaea officinalis
  • 18. Meadowsweet, queen-of-the-meadow F ilipendula ulmaria
    • frothy clusters of creamy white flowers in mid to late summer
    • Large, dark green leaves in creeping clumps
    • divide every two to three years
    • 3 to 4 feet tall
  • 19. Meadowsweet, queen-of-the-meadow F ilipendula ulmaria
  • 20. Purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea
    • Clumps of sturdy stems with large, rosy pink, flowers with raised, orange-brown centers
    • Bloom midsummer to fall
    • ‘ Crimson Star' - deep rose-pink
    • 'White Swan‘ – white flowers
    • 3 to 4 feet tall
  • 21. Purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea
    • White swan Sunset
    Ruby Star
  • 22. Rue Ruta graveolens
    • Bright blue-green leaves, appears lacy, fernlike
    • Blooms midsummer with clusters of bright yellow-green flowers
    • Good drainage essential
    • 2 feet tall
  • 23. Rue Ruta graveolens
  • 24. Sage Salvia officinalis
    • culinary sage - shrubby clumps, oblong, gray-green leaves, spikes of purple-blue flowers mid to late summer.
    • 'Berggarten' - broader, more silvery leaves
    • 'Purpurea‘ - with purple-green leaves
    • ‘ Icterina‘ - gold-banded green leaves
    • 'Tricolor‘ - green leaves splashed with cream, pink, and purple
    • 1 to 2 feet tall
  • 25. Sage Salvia officinalis
  • 26. Yarrow Achillea millefolium
    • Flattened clusters of red, pink, white flowers
    • Feathery gray-green foliage
    • Achillea filipendula - yellow flowers with gray foliage
    • 2 feet tall depending on cultivar
  • 27. Yarrow Achillea millefolium
  • 28. Yarrow Achillea filipendula