system. Astragalus has also been used for heart disease. The root of the astragalus plant is the medicinal part, and
is usually harvested from 4-year-old plants
|Herbs & Flowers "A"
Naturalized to North America. Perfect for meadow or butterfly gardens, the whole plant is fragrant.
Appropriate for mid or back of the border plantings, the slender arching green stems producing small yellow
flowers from early summer onward. The tea has a great reputation as a wash for healing wounds and skin
eruptions. It was the origin of the French herbal lotion eau de arquebasade, one of the first treatments for
gunshot wounds. Some studies have indicated it may promote clotting. Today it is primarily known for its
astringent and tonic qualities. Internally, the tea is thought to be useful for liver, kidney and bladder problems.
It produces yellow, gold and green dyes with very good fastness and contains tannins, making it appropriate
for treating leathers.
HARDY PERENNIAL ZONES 5-9
Can reach 5 ‘ in Height and Width of
|AJUGA ‘BERGUNDY GLOW’
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
HARDY PERENNIAL – ZONES 4-10
PART TO FULL SUN
Ht, 2-4” X Width 12”
|(Bugleweed) Excellent spreading groundcover featuring colorful burgundy tinged pale green and cream variegated
foliage and deep blue flower spikes. Forms a dense, carpet-like mat, even in shady areas!
Bugle has a long history of use as a wound herb and, although little used today, it is still considered very useful in
arresting haemorrhages and is also used in the treatment of coughs and spitting of blood in incipient consumption. The
plant contains digitalis-like substances and is thought to possess heart tonic properties. It has also been considered good
for the treatment of excessive alcohol intake. The whole plant is aromatic, astringent and bitter. It is widely used in
various preparations against throat irritations and especially in the treatment of mouth ulcers.
BIENNIAL – SELF SEEDS
Height of 2 ft and a Width of 16 in
|Beautiful clear purple-blue flowers to the garden in June and July. It has been used as a diuretic, and to induce perspiration.
The root decoction was thought to have blood cleansing action. Said to be effective when applied topically for ulcers and
injuries to the skin. The plant is a biennial, preferring dry, sandy soil and full sun. Hardy through a wide range of zones and
generously self-seeding, an individual plant can produce 900 seeds. Although sometimes an unwanted volunteer in
hayfields, it is indispensable in hummingbird and bee gardens, where the lovely trumpet-shaped flowers will easily attract
these busy visitors.
SUN or SHADE
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONE 4-9
Infusion is effective medicine for most internal and
external wounds due to its astringent action. Also as
a gargle for sore throat.
INDIRECT LIGHT OR SHADE
The famous healing plant. Fresh leaves can be split and
gel applied to treat minor burns, sunburn, wrinkles, insect
bites, minor cuts, scratches, and skin irritations. The
juice is also used internally for ulcers.
HARDY PERENNIAL ZONES 4-9
Height: 48". Width: 36".
Attractive honey plant; produces abundant
nectar which yields a light fragrant honey.
Strongly anise-scented; delightful for tea or as
culinary seasoning. Showy blue or white flowers
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 6-9
This is the official Arnica which is the
basis for many homeopathic remedies,
salves etc. Traditional European folk
use as a poultice to relieve pain and
reduce inflammation of sprains and
(Herb bennet) Once known as the herba benedicta, the blessed herb. In the Middle Ages the plant was thought to
evoke the presence of Christ and offer protection against evil influence. It appears as a decorative feature in the
stonework and stained glass of Medieval cathedrals, the three leaves symbolizing the Trinity, and the five-petalled
flowers the five wounds of the crucifixion. Medicinally it is thought to be beneficial against stomach upset, and as an
external application to wounds. It contains tannins that give it an astringent, anti-inflammatory effect. Native to
Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean, it is a perennial preferring rich moist soil in shade. The root has a clove scent,
and was much prized as a flavoring for ale and stews. Medieval gardeners would only harvest the root on March 25,
and only under certain conditions, but for modern usage the root can be harvested anytime in the spring and used
fresh or dried.
Height of 2 ft and a Width of
Width 4ft. Height up to 10ft.
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