Oxfordshire OX27 8DP
Also known as:
Aaron's rod, Church steeples, Clot-bur, Sweethearts, Money-in-both-pockets,
Fairy's wand, Salt-and-pepper.
This is a hairy leaf perennial herb with tall slender spikes of golden yellow flowers in mid summer. It can be seen growing wild in grassy habitats and is great to grow in the garden near the base of hedges and the edges of wooded areas. It will establish and naturalise in lawns and wildflower areas.
This is a popular perennial herb with white flowers and small scarlet berries and a delicious flavour. Cultivated alpine strawberries, unlike their wild relatives, do not produce runners and so are not invasive when planted in the border.Click here for more information about Alpine Strawberry
An interesting form of a perennial favourite with traditional strawberry shaped evergreen leaves. Alpine strawberry 'White Soul' has prolific white flowers followed by white/creamy coloured fruits over a long period from June to October.Click here for more information about Alpine Strawberry 'White Soul'
This is a large strong growing herb that can be grown either as a short-lived perennial or as a biennial. It is a fine architectural plant with large bright green leaves and creamy white, fragrant flower heads. Due to its height and spread it makes a elegant feature at the back of the border.Click here for more information about Angelica
This is a tall biennial/perennial herb with very dark purple, glossy divided foliage. In its second year, dark purple buds open into umbels of pink flowers in late summer – these are very popular with pollinators.Click here for more information about Angelica sylvestris 'Ebony' (Vicar's mead)
This is a hardy herbaceous shrub which can reach 1.5 m in height, with silvery-green foliage and yellow flowers. As the name suggests the young tips both smell and taste of Cola, and can be used as a culinary herb in sauces, salads, roasts and drinks.Click here for more information about Artemesia 'Cola Plant'
This is a tall aromatic perennial herb which makes a great plant for the border. Brightly coloured scarlet flowers, along with their red/green bracts are produced in whorls from July until October. The aroma from the leaves resembles that of the bergamot orange which inspires its name. The foliage is used in herb teas.Click here for more information about Bergamot Red (Oswego tea or Bee balm)
Pink bergamot is a tall upright perennial which makes a great addition to any border. The aroma of the leaves resembles the bergamot orange, hence its name. Whorls of rose pink flowers last from July to September, and attract plenty of pollinators to the garden.Click here for more information about Bergamot Pink (Oswego Tea or Bee Balm)
This is a lower growing bergamot with foliage which is very resistant to the mildew that affects many of these plants. As the name suggests Apple Blossom has large, prolific flowers of an attractive pale pink and looks great planted either in the border / herb garden or in large containers.Click here for more information about Bergamot 'Apple Blossom' (Oswego tea or Bee balm)
Bugle is an attractive and hardy ground cover perennial herb. Burgundy Glow has lovely multicoloured foliage with the grey-green background accentuated with splashes of burgundy and rose, and a cream margin to the leaves. It blooms in spring and early summer with upright spires of bright blue flowers.Click here for more information about Bugle Burgundy Glow (Bugle weed)
English mace is a hardy perennial herb with finely divided fern-like foliage, which is vividly green and aromatic. Strong stems carry many small creamy white flowers in the summer.Click here for more information about English Mace
Caraway is an aromatic herb with feathery foliage, most often grown for the attractive flowers and useful seeds. It is termed a herbaceous biennial which means, in layman terms, that it takes 2 years to produce the seeds, the foliage dies back completely after the first year’s growth re-growing the next spring to flower.Click here for more information about Caraway (Meridian fennel, Persian cumin)
Cardoons are very closely related to globe artichokes.
They are grown for their silver serrated architectural foliage, making a bold statement at the back of the border or herb garden.
Both the leaves and the unopened flower buds can be harvested for culinary purposes and they have extensive medicinal uses.
Chamomile is a creeping evergreen perennial herb, with strongly scented foliage. ‘Treneague’ is a non-flowering form ideally suited to growing as a lawn or planting as a 'growing seat'.Click here for more information about Lawn Chamomile
Flowering chamomile is similar to the cultivar 'Treneague' in habit and scent, but it also produces masses of creamy white daisy flowers in mid summer. It is a very good evergreen ground cover plant.Click here for more information about Double Flowering Chamomile
This is a flowering chamomile which is perfect for a sunny well drained area. It forms a dense mat of aromatic, creeping foliage with single white daisy flowers in summer. Roman chamomile is excellent planted between patio paving stones and makes a great chamomile lawn, needing little regular maintenance — just a trim 2 or 3 times a year.Click here for more information about Roman Chamomile (English or Garden Ch.)
Chicory is a leafy perennial herb, which reaches up to 1.4m high when flowering. Flower spikes arise from a clump of foliage from mid summer onwards and florets of the most perfect sky blue are arranged along them.Click here for more information about Chicory
Cowslips are spring flowering, clump forming perennials. Whilst they are becoming increasingly rare in the wild they are easy to grow in the garden with attractive green oval shaped leaves and deep yellow scented flowers.Click here for more information about Cowslip
Curry plant is an attractive shrub with aromatic silver coloured foliage. Bright yellow, flat heads of flowers appear in summer and the whole plant smells strongly of curry especially after rain.Click here for more information about Curry Plant
A compact version of the common curry plant with delicate silvery leaves, growing to only 30 cm tall. It makes a lovely edging plant and grows well in containers. The scent of curry is more refined than the taller version.Click here for more information about Curry Plant – Dwarf (Dwarf liquorice plant)
This is an ornamental, free flowering perennial herb, the daisy like flowers are large and purple coloured with orange cone shaped centres.Click here for more information about Echinacea - Purple cone-flower
Good King Henry is a hardy perennial herb with succulent shield shaped leaves. It has many other names such as Lincolnshire spinach, Fat Hen or Poor-man's asparagus and has both many culinary and medicinal uses.Click here for more information about Good King Henry
Horseradish is a stout, upright perennial with vigorous spreading tendencies. It has long leaves up to 50cm long and racemes of tiny white flowers in summer. Home-made horseradish sauce is so superior to the shop bought variety that once tasted you will never buy it again!Click here for more information about Horseradish
Lemon balm, as the name suggests, has bright green lemon scented foliage — rather like large mint leaves to which it is closely related. Small, white, nectar rich flowers appear in mid summer which are very attractive to bees. A great culinary herbs with many uses.Click here for more information about Lemon Balm (common balm, balm mint)
Lemon grass is a tropical herb widely used in oriental cooking and with many other uses. This plant produces an arching fountain of foliage with the edible part as a swollen base to each stem. As it is a native of a hot climate it is best grown in a large container and brought indoors before it gets cold in winter where it makes an attractive conservatory plant.Click here for more information about Lemon Grass
Lemon verbena is a slightly tender perennial shrub with long pointed leaves, and the best lemon
scent in the ‘herb world’, giving it lots of culinary uses.
With an elegant shape and lots of lemony aroma to the foliage, this is a great herb to grow near outdoor living areas.
A brand new variety of the popular lemon verbena. It has the same great aromatic foliage as the common Lippia but with pure golden leaves. A statement plant for a container!Click here for more information about Lemon verbena 'Golden Wind'
Lovage is a tall celery flavoured perennial with large green leaves and tiny yellow flowers. It is one of the earliest herbs to appear in the spring and its flavoursome leaves are welcome in the kitchen.Click here for more information about Lovage
Marshmallow is a beautiful tall garden herb which is covered in pink flowers in summer rather like a smaller version of Lavatera. Yes, the sweets were originally made from this perennial plant, prepared from the roots which are particularly mucilaginous!Click here for more information about Marshmallow
Violets are a well known native woodland herb with dark green, heart-shaped leaves and small, sweetly scented dark blue flowers. The herb is easy to grow in most soils and situations and the flowers and leaves have a multitude of culinary, medicinal and cosmetic uses.Click here for more information about Sweet Violet
This perennial form of rocket is becoming increasingly popular as a home-grown salad herb. Unlike salad rocket, an annual that readily goes to seed, the perennial variety can be cut over and over again, year after year.Click here for more information about Wild or Perennial Rocket
Salad burnet is a perennial herb with a fountain of bright green divided foliage and small 'bottle brush' flowers in summer. The leaves have a distinct cucumber flavour.Click here for more information about Salad Burnet
Stevia has been cultivated in South America for centuries.
It is grown for the sweetening properties of its leaves.
This is a tender perennial herb with pale green slightly hairy leaves, each of which is 20 – 30 times sweeter than sugar.
In the EU we can only sell it as an ornamental – as current legislation only allows it to be used in a restricted range of food products.
Winter Savory is an easy to grow, perennial shrub with little pointed green leaves, which have a spicy, peppery flavour. This is a good versatile herb with many uses and well deserving of a place in the herb garden.Click here for more information about Winter Savory
This is a low growing form of savory with aromatic dark green leaves, and whorls of pure white flowers later in the summer. As well planting in the herb garden as a culinary herb, creeping savory looks good planted alongside our popular creeping thyme range, extending the flowering season and adding another colour variation to the pinks and reds of the thyme.Click here for more information about Creeping Savory
This is an easy-to-grow perennial herb with a distinctive tangy lemony flavour, used in salads and soups, and also as baby leaf for 'cut and come again' salad production. It has unusual and striking foliage - light green leaves with blood red veining, making it as attractive in the garden as on the plate.Click here for more information about Red Veined Sorrel
Sorrel has large bright green leaves held on strong stalks, and looks similar to spinach. The inconspicuous reddish flowers are best removed. It is grown for the fine lemony flavour of the leaves.Click here for more information about Broad leaved Sorrel
This is an easy to grow herbaceous perennial with pretty feathery fern like leaves up to 40cm long. Umbels of frothy white flowers appear in late spring, followed by large ridged green seeds which turn dark brown as they ripen. The leaves, shoots and seeds have a sweet anise flavour and are excellent to use in many ways.Click here for more information about Sweet Cecily (Garden Myrrh)
Woodruff is a low growing and spreading herbaceous perennial with attractive whorls of leaves up the stems. It flowers in late spring and the delicate flower heads are made up of lots of tiny white florets with a sweet scent.Click here for more information about Sweet Woodruff
Landcress is a very hardy and attractive perennial herb and the variegated form has bold splashes of cream all over the dark green leaves. It is grown as a salad herb, the leaves have a peppery flavour similar to watercress.Click here for more information about Variegated Landcress
Also known as Vietnamese mint, Cambodian mint, Hot mint or Laksa leaf, it is a tropical perennial whose leaves are widely used in the South East Asian cooking. The leaves have a strong citrus aroma and taste, similar to coriander but lemony and spicy as well.Click here for more information about Vietnamese coriander
Wood sage is one of our favourite herbs. Closely related to Germander and Lamium it has green wrinkled downy leaves and very attractive yet subtle, greenish yellow flowers from July onwards. It is an easy to grow native perennial, spreading to make a good sized clump and is very attractive to bees when in flower.Click here for more information about Wood Sage (Woodland Germander)