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Image of Matricaria recutita photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(German Chamomile, Scented Mayweed)

A familiar component of herb gardens and herbal teas, this Eurasian annual is grown for its dainty, fragrant foliage and its charming white daisy-flowers. It is distinct from Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile), a hardy perennial with more strongly flavored and scented leaves.

The upright, many-branched stems of this medium to tall annual are furnished with finely divided, ferny, aromatic leaves. Small, white, yellow-eyed daisies are borne above the foliage from early summer to autumn....

Image of Melissa officinalis photo by: ©Pennystone Gardens

©Pennystone Gardens

(Lemonbalm)

The lemony leaves of lemonbalm are fragrant and wonderful. It is grown exclusively as an herb and its pungent green leaves are used for tea and potpourri.

Lemonbalm is a hardy perennial herb in the mint family. The plants are clump-forming and offer inconspicuous white or pale pink flowers in late spring to summer. The flowers are pollinated by bees and set lots of seed. This herb heartily self-sows, so watch out. It can quickly become unwelcome if you don't cut the seedheads off.

Adaptable...

Image of Mentha spicata photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Spearmint)

The vigorous herb, spearmint, is a hardy perennial that originates from Europe. It is grown for its wonderfully flavorful and fragrant leaves. Oil of spearmint is used to flavor gum, candy, toothpaste and mouthwash and its dried leaves make a nice medicinal tea. It has been valued for food and medicine since ancient times and was used in Egypt, Greece and Rome.

The clump-forming herbaceous perennial is an aggressive plant that spreads quickly by underground creeping stems called rhizomes. So,...

Image of Mentha spicata

James H. Schutte

(Spearmint)

The vigorous 'Kentucky Colonel' has larger leaves than standard spearmint. This popular herb is a hardy perennial that originates from Europe. It is grown for its wonderfully flavorful and fragrant leaves. Oil of spearmint is used to flavor gum, candy, toothpaste and mouthwash and its dried leaves make a nice medicinal tea. It has been valued for food and medicine since ancient times and was used in Egypt, Greece and Rome.

The clump-forming herbaceous perennial is an aggressive plant that spreads...

Image of Mentha spicata var. crispa photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Curly Spearmint)

The vigorous herb, spearmint, is a hardy perennial that originates from Europe. It is grown for its wonderfully flavorful and fragrant leaves. Oil of spearmint is used to flavor gum, candy, toothpaste and mouthwash and its dried leaves make a nice medicinal tea. It has been valued for food and medicine since ancient times and was used in Egypt, Greece and Rome.

The clump-forming herbaceous perennial is an aggressive plant that spreads quickly by underground creeping stems called rhizomes. So,...

Image of Mentha suaveolens

Jessie Keith

(Applemint, Variegated Applemint)

While its parent, Apple mint, smells like apple, this cultivar has a fragrance reminiscent of pineapple. The parent species is a low-growing, spreading perennial native to the warmer regions of Europe and the Mediterranean, and ‘Variegata’ is similar except for its leaves, which are light-green with irregular margins the color of cream. The leaves are oval, pointed at the tip, serrated on the edges, and slightly hairy. When crushed they release fragrant oils, making the plant valuable in herb gardens,...

Image of Mentha x piperita photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Peppermint)

European in origin, peppermint is probably the best known of all herbs. Its smell and flavor permeates our world; it is in our toothpaste, mouthwash, gum, tea, candy and pairs particularly well with chocolate. Peppermint has been with us for a long time. Its leaves were used for food and medicine in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

The clump-forming herbaceous perennial is an aggressive plant that spreads quickly by underground creeping stems called rhizomes. So, plant it only where you want it...

Image of Mentha x piperita

Mark A. Miller

(Lavender Mint, Peppermint)

European in origin, peppermint is probably the best known of all herbs. Its smell and flavor permeates our world; it is in our toothpaste, mouthwash, gum, tea, candy and pairs particularly well with chocolate. Peppermint has been with us for a long time. Its leaves were used for food and medicine in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

The clump-forming herbaceous perennial is an aggressive plant that spreads quickly by underground creeping stems called rhizomes. So, plant it only where you want it...

(Watercress)

As the name suggests, watercress needs water to grow. It is a cool-season green that adds peppery zest, and a boost in vitamin C and iron, to sandwiches, omelets, baked fish and fresh salads. This fast-growing perennial herb is often grown as an annual. It is a riparian plant that prospers in moist to saturated soils that are non-stagnant. It originates from Eurasia, from the British Isles and southern Scandinavia, to western Asia, and can also be found in northern Africa. It is also an invasive...

Image of Nepeta cataria photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Cat Nip, Catnip)

There are several Nepeta species that attract cats, but the aptly named Nepeta cataria is the true catmint that sends felines into an unmistakable state of gleeful madness. This hardy perennial originates from Europe and Asia but has become naturalized in many other parts of the world.

Catnip is a member of the mint family, so its fuzzy, oval, gray-green leaves are highly aromatic. In summer, it produces marginally showy spikes of small, white, tubular, two-lipped flowers....