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HERBS & FLOWERS
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Named for its tough stem, Ironweed has excellent posture and never slouches in the garden. A favorite for
adding late season color to the landscape, Vernonia fasciculata is one of only a few red prairie flowers.
Ironweed is a larval host for the American Painted Lady butterfly. The root is taken in the form of a powder or a
decoction primarily to stimulate appetite and promote digestion. Useful for female complaints, amenorrhea,
dysmenorrhea, leucorrhea, and menorrhagia. A remedy for chills and fevers, scrofula, diseases of the skin,
syphilis. A decoction of the leaves is used as a gargle for sore throat.
JACOB’S LADDER
Polemonium caeruleum
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-9
LIKES SHADE
Height: 15-20 Inches. Spread: 12-15 Inches.
Leaflets are assembled in ladder form. Showy bright
blue or white flowers.
Remedy for nervous complaints, headaches and
palpitations of the heart.
NIGHT BLOOMING
Cestrum nocturnum
TENDER PERENNIAL
SHRUB
SUN
Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Width: 4 ft. to 6 ft.
(Night Jessamine) As the flowers open in the evening, a lovely, bold fragrance is emitted. Likes constantly
moist soil and full sun. Can tolerate some shade. Spring fertilization is recommended, as well as monthly feeds
during the growing season. To maintain it's compact growth, pinch foliage and cut back hard after flowering
WOOLLY LAMBS EARS
Stachys byzantina
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 4-9
SUN – PART SHADE
Height: 1 ft. Width: 3 ft
GROUND COVER
Delightful soft, downy foliage resembles lamb's
ears in feel and appearance. Silvery appearance is
ideal for contrasting and grey gardens. Formerly
used to bandage wounds
.
LAVENDER
Lavandula
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-8
FULL SUN
Fragrant flowers used in dried sachets, scented soaps, perfumes and potpourris. In the garden, lavenders
make sweet-smelling border plants along pathways. The most popular are the English varieties, the “true”
lavender, cherished for its especially sweet odor
MUNSTED LAVENDER
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munsted’
HARDY PERENNIAL- Zones 4-9
FULL SUN
Height: 1 to 1 1/2 feet. Spread: 1 to
1 1/2 feet.
Flowers lavender-blue, bluer and
earlier than most. Compact narrow
green foliage.

Provence Lavender
Lavandula x intermedia 'Provence'
(French lavender)
HARDY PERENNIAL- Zones 5-9
FULL SUN
2 to 3 feet in Height and Width
Vigorous, long-stemmed variety in
cultivation since the 1950s and still
widely grown for fresh bouquets, Very
fragrant.
LEMON BALM
Melissa
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-9
SUN - PART SHADE
Height: 1 to 3 feet. Width: 2 feet wide.
A favorite "anytime" tea as it both stimulates the heart and calms the nerves. Fresh chopped leaves are
also interesting in salads, soups and stews.
Studies have proven that lemon balm, or Melissa, is effective against herpes. New research has shown that
lemon balm can enhance cognitive function in healthy individuals and in Alzheimers patients.
LEMONGRASS
Cymbopogon citrates
TENDER PERENNIAL-ZONE 11+
SUN – PART SHADE
Height 20' Width 15'
The tangy enlarged leaf bases are essential in Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Leaves are used to flavor fish, soups,
curries and sauces. They also make a wonderful pleasant tea, consumed hot or cold.
LEMON VERBENA
Aloysia triphylla
TENDER
PERENNIAL-ZONES 8-10
SUN
Height: Under 6 inches to 8
feet. Width: To 6 feet wide.
blend well with most other tea herbs. Leaves enhance all drinks, salads, jellies, sauces, soups, fish or meat dishes and
desserts which call for lemon as an ingredient or a garnish
BLACKBERRY LILY
Belamcanda domestica
PERENNIAL- ZONES 5-10
SUN
Height. 36-48″. Width. 12-
24″.
A hardy, herbaceous summer-flowering perennial with red-spotted orange flowers on stalks, followed by unusual
seed heads that resemble blackberries, but the seeds are not edible.
(She-gan) Chinese medicinal. Used for throat conditions, cough, wheezing, bronchitis and mumps
LICORICE
Glycyrrhiza glabra
PERENNIAL- ZONES 7-10
(Needs protection in winter)
SOME SHADE
Licorice roots have powerful anti-inflammatory and tonic properties. The Chinese species is the most used herb in
Chinese herbal medicine. Fifty times sweeter than sugar, the roots are best known for its use in the making of delicious
candy
RED LOBELIA
CARDINAL FLOWER
Lobelia Cardinalis
HARDY PERENNIAL - Zone 3-8
SOME SH ADE
Grows up to 4 ft tall
NATIVE
Pure red flowers appear on 2’ long spikes atop 3-4’ tall plants
A favorite wildflower which provides a brilliant splash of red color in damp, partially shaded locations. Said to
be anthelminthic, nervine and antispasmodic
GREAT BLUE LOBELIA
Lobelia siphilitica
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONE 5-9
SOME SHADE
Height: 24-36 in. Width: 12-18 in.
U.S. NATIVE
Startlingly bright blue flowers with white stripes borne on tall spikes from August through September. Indians
used it to make love potions – and cure venereal disease.
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IRON WEED
Vernonia fasciculata
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-9
SUN
Height: 3-4 ft. Width: 24-36 in.
LUFFA
Luffa acutangula
These 'sponges' are actually a type of squash
and grow in the garden! They are wonderful for
bathing
and household cleaning.
PLANT LISTINGS
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LAVANCE PURPLE
LAVENDER
Lavandula angustifolia
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-8
FULL SUN
SHORT, 12 inches
Deep purple, long lasting flowers. The dense foliage is greenish-grey and very aromatic. Bushy,
upright, compact habit allows Lavance Purple to be a great selection for a smaller garden. An
excellent choice for edging and performs well in containers too.