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Orach (Atriplex Hortensis Red Plume) - Grow Orach seeds and grow some beautiful herb plants for an edible landscape. Atriplex hortensis, commonly referred to as Garden Orache, Red Orach, Mountain Spinach, or French Spinach, is a hardy, annual herb plant that grows upright up to 72 inches tall depending on where it is grown.

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

4 - 8

HEIGHT

72 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer

FOLIAGE COLOR

Red

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well drained, sandy to loamy, soil pH 5.0 - 8.2

Orach (Atriplex Hortensis Red Plume) - Grow Orach seeds and grow some beautiful herb plants for an edible landscape. Atriplex hortensis, commonly referred to as Garden Orache, Red Orach, Mountain Spinach, or French Spinach, is a hardy, annual herb plant that grows upright up to 72 inches tall depending on where it is grown. The leaves are variously shaped, but somewhat oblong, comparatively thin in texture, and slightly acid to the taste. The flowers are small and obscure, greenish or reddish, corresponding in a degree with the color of the foliage of the herb plant. The Orach herb is a cool season plant, but it does not bolt as quickly as regular spinach. The leaves can be harvested longer into the summer without any bitter taste, and they are used as salad greens or cooked. This Red Plume variety is also highly ornamental and prized for its red coloring.

How To Grow Red Orach: Red Orach is an annual herb suitable for full sun. Sow the Orach seeds in the spring as early as the soil can be worked. Thinly cover the herb seeds and keep them moist. Sow the seeds 2 inches apart and in rows 12 to 18 inches apart. Thin the young plants when they are 6 inches in height, leaving 12 to 18 inches for spacing. The thinned plants can be eaten. Harvest the young leaves like spinach.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

60 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

14 - 21 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Surface sow and thinly cover

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

15 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

4 - 9

HEIGHT

36 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Purple

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

No

LATIN NAME

Agastache Rugosa

Korean Mint(Agastache Rugosa) - Bring the bees and butterflies to your garden when you start Korean mint seeds and grow this wonderfully fragrant perennial Agastache herb plant. Agastache Rugosa has tall flower spikes that are full of mauve flowers that bloom at different times.



Many common names

This popular herb goes by many names including: blue licorice, purple giant hyssop, Indian mint, wrinkled giant hyssop, huo xiang, Chinese patchouli, and Korean hyssop.

korean mint flowers

Agastache seed | Rugosa

How to grow

How To Grow Agastache From Seed: Growing Korean mint from seed is easy and rewarding. Agastache Rugosa seeds can be directly started outdoors in a prepared seedbed. Press the herb seeds into the soil but do not cover them. The plant is not picky about the soil, but it does prefer to be in full sun to partial shade.

  • Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: Do not cover, but lightly press seed into soil
agastache rugosa seeds

Flower Specifications

Korean Mint usually reaches 36 inches in height and it's popular with the insects with its liquorice-like scent. These flowers are also very nice for cutting and adding to fresh flower arrangements.

  • Height: 36 inches
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 9
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

68F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

14 - 21 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Do not cover the seed but tightly press into the soil

DEPTH

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

18 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

48 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

White

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Prefers sandy, moist soil

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Althaea Officinalis

Marsh Mallow (Althaea Officinalis) - Every herb garden needs to have this versatile perennial! It is highly regarded as a beneficial medicinal herb and has been widely used for the last 2000 years in both foods and in medicines. It is native to Europe but can be found growing in many places around the world. It is easy to grow from Marsh Mallow seeds, and it also makes a lovely flowering display as well as having therapeutic benefits.

Both the roots and the leaves have a slimy substance called mucilage. When the mucilage is mixed with water, it creates a viscous gel that coats and sooths irritated mucous membranes. It is used for coughs, colds, sore throats, stomach and intestinal conditions. It is also very beneficial when applied to skin abrasions or insect bites. The Marshmallow root is yellow-white and sweet. It is similar in taste to a parsnip. The roots can be harvested in the fall for drying.

Plant history

The history of our modern day sugary marshmallow goes back to this herb plant. The gummy substance, mucilage, was actually the thickening ingredient in a dessert made from egg whites.

marsh mallow flowers

Herb seed | marsh mallow

How to grow

How To Grow Marsh Mallow From Seed: Marshmallow herb plants prefer moist soils. Some gardeners recommend a fall planting so that the cold temperatures aid in the germination of the Marshmallow herb seeds.

If starting the Marshmallow seeds indoors, place the herb seeds in moistened peat moss, and place the peat moss/seed mixture in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks. After that cold treatment, sow the herb seeds in small pots. Once established, the Marsh Mallow plant is known to self-seed but not in an aggressive way.

  • Sowing Rate: 5 - 6 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: Irregular, often over several months
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds
  • Depth: Sow seeds just below the soil surface
white marsh mallow seeds

Plant Specifications

It is a branching plant that reaches 36 to 48 inches in height. The stems are slightly wooly and the leaves are soft and downy. The flowers reach 2 inches across, have 5 petals and range in color from white to reddish-white. Hummingbirds enjoy their sweet nectar.

  • Height: 48 inches
  • USDA Zones: 9 - 9
  • Season: Perennial

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

Max 41F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

Germination irregular, often several months

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Sow seeds just below the soil surface

SOWING RATE

5 - 6 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

18 - 24 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

8 - 11

HEIGHT

24 - 36 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late summer to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Sandy, well-drained soil

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Tagetes Lucida

Mexican Mint (Tagetes Lucida) - Growing Mexican Mint seeds is very rewarding! In the herb garden, it is highly ornamental with a profusion of small yellow flowers that bloom in late summer. As a kitchen herb, it has a scent of tarragon and a licorice-anise flavor that is a great seasoning for fish or chicken and the leaves are nice in tossed green salads. Mexican Mint also is called Mexican Mint Marigold because it is related to the familiar bedding plants, marigolds. Other names for it are Mexican Tarragon, Winter Tarragon, Sweet Mace, and Spanish Tarragon. The herb plant thrives it hot humid climates where French tarragon does not perform well. The Sweet Mace herb can be substituted for French tarragon in equal portions. This culinary herb can be used in vinegars, oils, soups and stews.

The Winter Tarragon herb leaves can be harvested throughout the growing season for using fresh. For drying, harvest long stems before frost when they have the golden-yellow flowers on their tips. Dry bunches for later use. The flowers can be dried as well and give long-lasting color to dried floral arrangements. The dried leaves keep their flavor well if kept in air-tight containers and out of direct sunlight and heat.

How To Grow Mexican Mint Marigold: Mexican Mint seeds are fairly easy to establish. It is recommended to start the herb seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost date. This herb plant prefers full sun and well-draining soil, even sandy soils. In colder zones, grow Mexican Mint herb plants as annuals.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

74F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 10 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/8 inch

SOWING RATE

5 - 10 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 15 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

24 - 36 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, sandy soils, rich in organic matter, pH 6.8 - 7.0

DEER RESISTANT

No

LATIN NAME

Tetragonia Tetragonioides

New Zealand Spinach (Tetragonia Tetragonioides) - Start New Zealand Spinach seeds and grow a tasty, nutritious plant for your herb garden! New Zealand Spinach is a warm season perennial that grows as an annual in colder climates. The New Zealand Spinach plant is not frost tolerant like true spinach and is not related to it although it is eaten and prepared the same. The taste is considered to be milder in flavor than true spinach. The leaves are arrow-shaped, thick, succulent and can be picked over a long period of time. The plant grows differently from true spinach as well. Instead of forming a clump, it has weak stems that sprawl and spread up to several feet. It also produces small yellow flowers and seed capsules. Other common names for the herb plant are Everlasting Spinach, Warrigal Greens, Everbearing Spinach or simply Tetragonia.

How To Grow New Zealand Spinach From Herb Seed: Start the herb seeds directly outdoors after frost danger has passed. It generally takes 50 - 60 days until it is ready to be harvested. Some gardeners recommend that the New Zealand Spinach seeds are soaked overnight in water to aid in germination. Do not let the soil dry out while the spinach plants are establishing. New Zealand Spinach plants are fairly drought tolerant once they are established but the leaves will not be as tender or flavorful without water. Regular trimming encourages lush growth. In fact, many gardeners consider Tetragonia Spinach to be an ornamental herb as its foliage is so attractive, and it has been used as a ground cover. The New Zealand Spinach herb tolerates a wide range of conditions, but it prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. It prefers full sun, but when it is grown in the hotter climates, it benefits from some afternoon shade.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 15 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/4 - 1/2 inch

SOWING RATE

1 - 2 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

24 - 36 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 11

HEIGHT

18 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Poor, dry, well-drained, sandy soils

Rue (Ruta Graveolens) - Grown from Rue seeds, this perennial ornamental herb is as versatile as it is lovely. Known as Herb of Grace, Garden Rue and Common Rue, it is a wonderful addition to the herb garden because it is evergreen and can be pruned and shaped into a hedge. It is often used in knot gardens. The base becomes woody but the tips remain herbaceous. By mid-summer, the Rue herb plant has yellow flower clusters covering most of the plant.

As a medicinal herb, Garden Rue herb has been used to rid the body of worms. It is antispasmodic and used to treat intestinal cramps. As a culinary herb, fresh leaves are used to flavor meats, cheese, and eggs. It has a rather bitter taste that goes well with acidic flavors and is used in pickling.

How To Grow Rue From Herb Seeds: Sow Rue seeds directly outdoors when the soil temperature is at least 65 degrees. The herb seeds can have an erratic germination, so be patient and keep the seeds moist. Rue needs a location in full sun, and it thrives in poor sandy soils. Water the Common Rue plant regularly until it is well-established and during prolonged drought conditions. Under normal conditions, Herb Of Grace plants do not need to be watered. Mulch the base of the plant to protect it from frost damage in winter. Garden Rue herb plants do nicely in containers. It readily self-seeds, so deadhead the spent flowers if this is not desired. Wear gloves when pruning as the plant oil can irritate sensitive skins.

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

68F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Surface sow seed, do not bury

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

15 - 18 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 10

HEIGHT

24 - 36 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring to late summer

BLOOM COLOR

Green

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Nitrogen-rich, moist soils that drain well

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Urtica Dioica

Stinging Nettle (Urtica Dioica) - Stinging Nettle is found growing all across North America and especially in moist, forested soil. If you have experienced the pain of a Stinging Nettle plant, wisdom would tell you to avoid it. But, this perennial, often grown from herb seeds, is used as a medicinal herb, and it is used in the kitchen as well where cooking will remove the stinging effect of the leaves.

Culinary benefits

Stinging Nettle is considered to be more nutritious in iron than spinach. For the best flavor and nutrition, harvest only the top 4 - 5 inches of the Stinging Nettle plant. Harvest before the plant flowers.

herb seed nettle

Herb seed | stinging nettle

How to grow

How To Grow Stinging Nettle From Seed: Stinging Nettle seeds are small, and they are easier to work with if they are mixed with some garden sand. Some gardeners recommend that the herb seeds have a cold treatment before germinating. If starting the seeds indoors, freeze the herb seeds for several weeks before sowing the Stinging Nettle seeds. Cover the starter trays or pots with a plastic dome or plastic wrap to help keep the moisture high.

Once the seedlings are 3 - 4 inches in height, transplant them to the herb garden. Or directly sow the Stinging Nettle seeds outdoors in the late fall so that the herb seeds can freeze through the winter. The plants can be invasive, so it is best to contain it to an area and not let it go to seed. Always wear gloves when working with the plant.

  • Sowing Rate: 7 - 10 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bumblebees
  • Depth: Surface sow, do not bury
stinging nettle plant

Plant History

Stinging Nettle herb plants have a long history as a medicinal herb. During medieval times it was used as a diuretic, to treat joint pain, and muscle pain. Today, Stinging Nettle root is used by some to treat urinary problems related to an enlarged prostate, and some use it for the relief of arthritis pain.

  • Height: 24 - 36 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Surface sow seed and do not bury

SOWING RATE

7 - 10 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

15 - 18 inches

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

9 - 11

HEIGHT

18 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow w/ red

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Prefers moist, but well-drained soils

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Spilanthes Oleracea

Toothache Plant (Spilanthes Oleracea) - Start Toothache Plant seeds and grow this helpful and attractive plant in the herb garden! Toothache Plant is a tender perennial that is commonly used to treat toothaches along with other mouth, throat, and gum conditions. The leaves and flowers can be chewed to have a mildly anesthetizing effect. This medicinal herb also has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, and it enhances the immune system. The leaves are often eaten raw and taste good in salads.

Unique yellow blooms

Has ornamental flower heads that are good for cutting, drying, and preserving.

toothache plant

Herb seed | toothache

How to grow

How To Grow Blue Sage From Seed: In areas of frost, grow Toothache Plant seeds as annuals. It prefers full sun or partial shade. Start the herb seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost date. Transplant the young plants outside into a prepared site that has had organic compost worked in. Wait until frost danger has passed to plant outside. Once the young Para Cress plants have several sets of mature leaves, pinch back the stems to encourage a more bushy and compact growth.

  • Sowing Rate: 8 - 10 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Mid summer to early fall blooms
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and birds
  • Depth: Do not cover
yellow red flowers

Flower Specifications

The Toothache Plant has reddish-green foliage and tight, compact little pompom flowers that have no petals. The flowers are yellow with a red center, and they resemble an eyeball, so the herb plant is also commonly referred to as Eyeball Plant and Para Cress.

  • Height: 18 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 9 - 11
  • Season: Perennial

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Do not cover seed, but press firmly in to soil

SOWING RATE

8 - 10 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 15 inches

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