Grasses / Herbs

Grasses

Plant Name Zone Bloom Color, Ht. Cultivation, Propagation Use Avail.

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Calamagrostis
Feather Reed grass

zone 5 to 9 striped and plain, 2-3' stays in neat clumps, sun to part shade, ave. soil, plumes reddish decorative plumes yes

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Festuca orina
Blue fescue

zone 4 to 9 blue foliage, 6-12" stays in neat clumps, sun, ave. soil decorative, borders yes

Phalaris arundinacea Ribbon grass
zone 4 to 8 striped, 2-4' can be invasive, good for difficult areas, sun decorative foliage yes

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Herbs

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Plant Name Zone Bloom Color, Height Cultivation, Propagation Use Avail.

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Allium
Chives
4 to 9 purples, 1-3', edibles self-sows, sun, stays in clumps, sun, ave. soil edibles yes

Allium
Garlic Chive
4 to 9 pale purple, 1-3', edible self-sows, sun, stays in clumps, sun, ave. soi edible yes

Artemesia dracunculus
Tarragon
3 to 8 no bloom, 2-3', culinary full sun, ave., rich soil culinary, dried herb yes
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Chrysanthemum
Feverfew
3 to 8 summer,1-2', white   bushy, sun, ave., well-drained soil medicinal, aromatic yes

Hypericum calicinum
St. John's Wort
4 to 9 June-Sept., 1-3', yellow tenacious roots, grows in places other things will not medicinal yes

Lavendula
Lavender
5 to 9 summer, 1-2', blue grey-green, scented foliage and flowers, stays in clumps, sun, ave., dry soil dried flowers, potpourri seeds

Mentha
Mint
4 to 9 aromatic, 2-3', purple sun, fast spreading, can be invasive aromatic, medicinal, teas yes

Nepata cataria
Catnip
3 to 8 summer, 1-3', white loved by cats, voracious self-sower, very hardy and easy medicinal, teas yes
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Origanum marjorana
Marjoram
4 to 8 summer, 2-4', purple can spread all over, very easy and hardy, sun culinary, dried flowers yes
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Origanum vulgare
Greek Oregano
5 to 9 summer, 6-12", purple spreading mats, sun, well-drained soil culinary, spicy o/s
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Symphytum officinalis
Comfrey
3 to 9 June-Sept., 3-5', purple attracts Monarchs, very deep roots are hard to remove, sun salves, ointments, NO INT. use yes
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Tanacetum
Tansy
3 to 8 July-Sept., 4-6', yellow can be invasive, sun, grows almost anywhere, hard to remove medicinal, cut, dried flowers yes
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Thymus
Thyme
4 to 9 June-Aug., 6-15", several types, lavender flowers spreading mats or small bush, sun, ave., well-drained soil culinary yes
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Valeriana officinalis
Valerian
4 to 8 June-Aug., 2-5', white self-sows all over, attracts earthworms, sun, tolerates difficult areas medicinal, cut flowers yes

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