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Herbs for the Kitchen and Landscape

by Rod Smith
Oregon Certified Nursery Professional

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Scientific name          USDA Zone Height X Width      Description
  Common name                Water Exposure
Allium schoenoprasum             5 12" X 12"  Evergreen. Mild onion flavor. Light
  Chives                      Med. Sun          purple flowers in summer.        
Allium tuberosum                 4 12" X 12"  Evergreen. Dark green leaves with  
  Garlic Chives               Med. Sun          mild garlic flavor. White flowers
Aloysia triphylla                8 3' X 3'    Deciduous shrub. Lemon-scented     
  Lemon Verbena               Med. Sun          leaves used in teas or cooking.  
Anethum graveolens                 30" X 20"  Annual. Leaves and small stem used 
  Dill                        Med. Sun          in pickles and sauces.           
Artemisia dracunculus            3 2' X 2'    Deciduous. Aromatic foliage used   
  French Tarragon             Med. Sun          for seasoning sauces salads fish.
Borago officinalis                 3' X 3'    Annual. Cucumber flavored leaves   
  Borage                      Med. Sun          used in salads. Self sows.       
Chamaemelum nobile               4 5" X 1'    Evergreen. White flowers. Fragrant 
  Chamomile                   Med. Sun-Part     leaves used for tea.             
Coriandrum sativum                 15" X 15"  Annual. Leaves are Cilantro. Seeds 
  Cilantro/Coriander          Med. Sun          are Coriander.                   
Cuminum cyminum                    10" x 10"  Annual. Pungent herb used in       
  Cumin                       Med. Sun          curries.                         
Cymbopogon flexuosus               2' X 1'    Annual. Strong lemon scent. Used in
  Lemongrass                  Med. Sun          southeast Asian cooking.         
Levisticum officinale            4 5' X 3'    Deciduous. Seeds, leaves and stems 
  Lovage                      Med. Sun          have celery flavor.              
Matricaria recutita                15" X 15"  Annual. White/yellow flowers. Used 
  German Chamomile            Low  Sun          in relaxing teas and facials.    
Melissa officinalis              4 2' X 2'    Deciduous. Lemon-scented foliage.  
  Lemon Balm                  Low  Sun-Part     Used in tea, salads, sachets.    
Mentha piperita                  3 10" X 10"  Deciduous. Fresh or dried leaves   
  Peppermint                  High Sun-Part     used in teas and potpourri.      
Mentha spicata                   3 2' X 2'    Deciduous. Strongly scented leaves 
  Spearmint                   Med. Part sun     used in teas and salads.         
Nepeta cataria                   3 2' X 2'    Evergreen. Aromatic leaves used in 
  Catnip                      Med. Sun-Part     teas and cat toys.               
Ocimum species                     2' X 2'    Annual. Leaves are used for season-
  Basil                       Med. Sun          ing. Needs warm temperatures.    
Origanum majorana                4 12" x 12"  Often grown as an annual. Gray-    
  Marjoram                    Med. Sun          green leaves used in meat, salad.
Origanum vulgare                 4 2' X 2'    Deciduous. Best in full sun, good  
  Oregano                     Med. Sun          drainage. Used in many dishes.   
Petroselinum crispum               12" X 12"  Annual. Leaves used as garnish and 
  Parsley                     Med. Sun-Part     in cooking.                      
Rosmarinus officinallis          8 2' X 2'    Evergreen. Used in many dishes.    
  Rosemary                    Low  Sun          Blue flowers attract butterflies.
Salvia officinalis               5 2' X 2'    Evergreen. Leaves used for turkey. 
  Sage                        Med. Sun          Needs good drainage.             
Thymus citriodoros               4 8" X 8"    Evergreen. Yellow-edged leaves.    
  Lemon Thyme                 Med. sun-Part     Lemon scented.                   
Thymus vulgaris                  4 12" X 12"  Evergreen. Fresh or dried leaves in
  Thyme                       Med. Sun          salads, poultry, tomatoes.      

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