Popular list of Herbs

Popular list of Herbs
Angelica herb
Light Shade

Angelica

  • Height 5 feet
  • Spacing 2-3 feet
  • Type Biennial
  • Uses Drinks, jellies, candy, fragrance
  • Other Sow seed yearly. Prefers cool & moist conditions
basil
Light Sun

Basil: Details

  • Height 2 feet
  • Spacing 1 foot
  • Type Annual
  • Uses Casseroles, eggs, fish, sauces, salads, fragrance
  • Other Keep flowers removed to last longer. Plants may be purple or green.
Bay Laurel
Light Light shade

Bay Laurel

  • Type Treat as annual
  • Uses Seafood, soups, sauces, decorations
  • Other Native to Mediterranean climate.
Chives
Light Sun

Chives: Details

  • Height 8-12 inches
  • Spacing Close in a row or bunches
  • Type Perennial
  • Uses Soups, salads, eggs, cheese, fragrance
  • Other Cut often to keep vigorous. Flowers are edible garnishes.
Dill
Light Sun

Dill: Details

  • Height 3 – 3 1/2 feet
  • Spacing 9 inches
  • Type Annual
  • Uses Flavoring pickles, salads, omelets, herb blends
  • Other Easily grown from seed.
Catnip
Light Sun to part-shade

Catnip

  • Height 2 feet
  • Spacing 9 inches
  • Type Perennial
  • Uses Used to stuff cat toys
  • Other Protect small new planted transplants from possible cat attack.
Fennel
Light Sun

Fennel

  • Height 18-24 inches
  • Spacing 1 foot
  • Type Treat as an annual
  • Uses Seeds used in tea, cheeses, Italian sausage.
  • Leaves used in salads and for fish.
  • Other Strong anise aroma & flavor.
lavender
Light Light shade to sun

Lavender: Details

  • Height Depends on variety
  • Spacing Averages 1-2 feet Depends on variety
  • Type Perennial
  • Uses Fragrance, landscaping
  • Other Well-drained, dry soil.
lemon-balm
Light Sun, part-shade

Lemon Balm

  • Height 1 foot
  • Spacing 2 feet
  • Type Perennial
  • Uses Tea, meat sauces, salads
  • Other Aggressive. Strong soapy lemon fragrance.
Marjoram
Light Sun

Marjoram

  • Height 1 foot
  • Spacing 6-12 inches
  • Type Treat as annual
  • Uses Soups, meat stuffings, eggs, vegetables
  • Other Slow growing
Mints
Light Light shade to sun

Mints: Details

  • Height Depends on variety
  • Spacing Depends on variety
  • Type Annuals and perennials
  • Uses Jellies, teas, fragrance
  • Other Many types. Invasive. Many may be propagated by seed. Peppermint seed is sterile and must be propagated vegetatively.
oregano
Light Sun

Oregano: Details

  • Height 1 foot
  • Spacing 1-2 feet
  • Type Semi-hardy perennial
  • Uses Spanish, Mexican & Italian cooking; stuffings
  • Other Seed grown plants best for everlastings. Use vegetatively propagated plants for culinary uses.
parsley
Light Sun or Shade

Parsley: Details

  • Height 8-12 inches
  • Spacing 8 inches
  • Type Treat as an annual
  • Uses Garnish soups, salads, casseroles, vegetables, etc. Blends well with other herbs & is used as a flavor base.
  • Other Cut outer leaves first.
rosemary
Light Sun

Rosemary: Details

  • Height 1-3 feet
  • Spacing 12-18 inches
  • Type Treat as an annual
  • Uses Meat, punches, jellies, etc. Fragrance
  • Other Keep soil moist but not wet.
rue
Light Sun

Rue

  • Height 10-12 inches
  • Spacing 10 inches
  • Type Perennial
  • Uses Landscaping
  • Other May cause redness, swelling or blistering skin if overexposed to plant.
sage
Light Sun

Sage: Details

  • Height 18-24 inches
  • Spacing 15-18 inches
  • Type Perennial
  • Uses Cheese, sausages, meats, fish, salads, drinks, casseroles, landscaping
  • Other Colored varieties not as hardy as green varieties. Typically hardy to Zone 5b.
Savory the Herb
Light Sun

Savory (winter)

  • Height 12-24 inches
  • Spacing 6-12 inches
  • Type Perennial to zone 5b
  • Uses Canning, stuffing
  • Other Needs well-drained soil. Treat as annual in colder zones.
taragon

Tarragon (true)

  • Light Sun, but tolerates light shade
  • Height 2 feet
  • Spacing 1 foot
  • Type Perennial
  • Uses Fish, meat, salads, vinegar (Use sparingly)
  • Other Licorice-like flavor. Likes dry soil. Use root cuttings or stem cuttings.
thyme
Light Sun

Thyme: Details

  • Height 4-8 inches
  • Spacing 3-10 inches
  • Type Perennial
  • Uses Soups, stuffings, meats (Use sparingly)
  • Other Needs good drainage. Cut back each year. Divide old plants.
Verbena
Light Sun to light shade

Verbena (lemon)

  • Height 3 feet
  • Spacing 18-24 inches
  • Type Treat as annual
  • Uses Tea, stir fry, fragrance, landscaping
  • Other Spider mites a problem.