- Anise Hyssop
Attractive honey plant (bees and butterflies love it!). Anise hyssop produces abundant nectar which yields a light fragrant honey. This is an easy-to-grow, hardy plant, and can reach up to 3 feet in the Southern garden.
Borage is a cool season annual in our climate, making it a good candidate for early spring gardens. Both the young leaves and the beautiful sky blue flowers have a wonderful, light, cucumber flavor, making them a wonderful addition to salads, garnishes, and cool drinks.
After years of trying many different varieties, we have found that the best types of lavender for growing in the hot, humid south are ‘provence’ and ‘sweet.’ Technically, they are lavandins, a class of lavender hybrids whose parentage provides much greater heat tolerance.
- Mexican Tarragon (Texas Tarragon or Mint Marigold)
Mexican Tarragon thrives in the full sun, and once established, is quite drought tolerant. Give it plenty of room though, because it can reach 4 feet in all directions!
- Monarda / Bee Balm
Bergamot belongs to a family of exceptionally handsome and aromatic herbs, with showy whorled flowers in various shades of red, pink, and purple.
Compact Bright green leaves in a tight mat, and compact growth. Although this variety has some scent and flavor, it is generally used as a ground cover, and not as a culinary herb.
- Pansy & Viola
- Pineapple Sage
This sage really does have a fabulous pineapple scent! It grows into a large (4 x 4') semi-woody shrub with light green velvety leaves.
Rosemary is one of the most well known, versatile, easy-to-grow herbs that we offer. Here in the Southeast, it is an evergreen shrubby perennial that will tolerate the hot sun and bouts of drought once it is established.
Garden sage is one of the oldest and most popular culinary herbs in the world. Americans use it in turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving, Russians use it when baking a goose, the English put it in cheese, and where would Italian bean dishes be without it?
- Scented Geranium
Sweet violets have a wonderful fragrance and provide pretty purple, pink, or white flowers to the Southern shade garden.