HERBS & FLOWERS
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MAIDEN’S TEARS
Silene vulgaris
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 5-8
SUN
Height of 16 in Width of 16 in
Native to Europe. Creeping, branched stems bear smooth leaves that give rise to clouds of inflated white
flowers that in turn become upright capsules filled with seeds. Heirloom rock garden plant.  Edible leaves are
commonly used as a potherb in European cuisine. As an herbal remedy, used fresh in creams and lotions; dried
herb is a fumigant. The flowers are open all day but their clove-like scent is only emitted in the evening
attracting long tongued moths
MARJORAM
Origanum majorana
ANNUAL
FULL SUN
Height: Under 6 inches to 3
feet. Width: 12-18 inches
Sweet marjoram is the variety most are familiar with. Its leaves are used to add a distinctive strong, spicy flavor
to soups, sauces, stuffings, stews, sausages and meatloaf. Rubbing with fresh leaves before roasting improves all
strong meats. A must in German potato soup. White flowers.
French Marigold
Tagetes patula
ANNUAL
SUN
8-12 inches high
Preferred variety of marigold for insect control. Compact plants are ideal for interplanting.and will flower all summer
long. They may reseed, coming back year after year, in spots where they're happy.
MARSHMALLOW
Althaea officinalis
HARDY PERENNIAL
SUN
Grows to 5 ft. by 3 ft.
Marshmallow root along with peppermint brings soothing relief for people experiencing painful digestive issues or it
can be mixed with cinnamon for little ones with sore throats. Use the leaves and flowers as poultices to soothe skin
irritations, bruising, and irritation. Make a tea of the leaves and flowers for bronchitis, and cough.  The roots contain
more than 30% mucilage that is soothing to mucus membranes and the digestive tract. The leaves in early spring, make
a mild tasting, and healthful salad.
Filipendula ulmaria
HARDY PERENNIAL TO ZONE 2
SUN –PART SHADE
Height of 2.5 ft and a Width of 2.5 ft
Meadowsweet was the key headache-busting ingredient from which aspirin was synthesized; Bayer
Pharma-ceuticals used dried meadowsweet leaves for its original methyl salicylic acid formulation. In Colonial
times, meadowsweet was used as an anti-inflammatory to reduce the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism. And,
because the herb is gentle on the stomach, it also was used to treat stomach upsets, feverish colds, diarrhea and
heartburn. Cooks used the herb to flavor beers, meads and wines and added it to soups for an interesting almond
flavor. As a cosmetic, it was soaked in rainwater and used as astringent and skin conditioner.
MEXICAN HAT
Ratibida columnifera
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 4-11
SUN
Height: 3.0'. Mature Width: 2.0'.
In the home wildflower or perennial garden, it is a delightful plant that blooms freely over a long period, makes a great
long-stemmed, interesting cut flower, and does well in that hot, dry, poor-soil area that nothing else seems to grow in.  
It is yet another perennial member of the huge Aster family, and close relatives include sunflowers, black-eyed Susans,
shasta daisies, and purple coneflower, to name a few. Historically Mexican Hat has been used for its medicinal
properties.  The Indians boiled leaves and flowers to make a tea to use externally on snakebites and to reduce
symptoms caused by poison ivy.
TREE
Moringa Oleifera
TENDER TREE
SUN
Native to India. A multipurpose plant, its leaves, pods, fruits, flowers, roots and bark are beneficial in one way or
the other.  To keep a smaller size, frequent pruning is necessary.
MOTHERWORT
Leonurus cardiaca
HARDY
PERENNIAL-ZONE 4-8
SUN/PART SHADE
height of up to 5 feet and
a width of 2 feet.
Especially valuable for PMS, menstrual pain and delayed menstruation. Gentle sedative – tincture referred to as a
little "There-There" in a bottle.
. Helps calm the entire nervous system. Strengthens the heart and often prescribed for palpitations.
MINT
Mentha
HARDY PERENNIAL
SUN OR SHADE
Those who know the mints,
know they don't require
much of a green thumb to
grow.
There are many varieties with multitudes of uses in the kitchen, in commerce and in medicine.
Grow indoors or out in full or partial sun.
MONARDA “FIREBALL”
(BERGAMOT)(BEE-BALM)
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 3-9
SUN
15-20" tall x 18-20" wide
NATIVE PLANT
Exceptionally handsome aromatic herbs with compact spikes of bright, scarlet-red flowers.  The fragrance
resembles that of the tropical tree orange bergamot, hence its name. Also known as bee balm, for bees and
hummingbirds are constant visitors. Citrus-scented leaves and flowers make a pleasant, soothing tisane. Young
leaf tips and flowers improve appearance and taste of salads.
NASTURTIUM
Tropaeolum
ANNUAL
SUN/PART SHADE
Young leaves and flowers taste pleasantly
“peppery”. They have unusually high vitamin
C content. Immature green seeds can substitute
for capers.
Ideal for borders, windowboxes and hanging
baskets; yellow, orange and red colors.
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