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Plants which can be used for culinary or medicinal purposes.

Basil 'Crimson King'

Common Name: Crimson King Basil
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Purple foliage. Attractive, cupped genovese- shaped leaves with spicy clove aroma. Nice for borders or containers.


Basil 'Purple Ruffles'

Common Name: Purple Ruffles Basil
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20"
Mature Width: 20"
Description:

AAS Ornamental with shiny, fragrant dark purple ruffled leaves and purple flowers


Thymus vulgaris

Common Name: Thyme
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Household herb, good for low edging on border.


Parsley

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Common Name: Dark Green Italian Parsley
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

A good plant for seasoning food in the kitchen. Can also be a host plant for butterflies.


Garden Notes: This variety of parsley seems to be a better selection for the kitchen herb garden. The butterflies seem to leave it alone more and lay their eggs on the Triple Curled variety instead. Plant some of both and enjoy the butterflies while eating your Italian food.

Basil 'Holy Red'

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Common Name: Holy Red Basil
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Rich aroma of sweet cloves and walnuts. Small pink flowers. Deep purple stems, slightly bronzed green foliage. Thai cooking.


Basil

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Common Name: Giant Smooth Italian Basil
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Great garden herb for Italian dishes. Very aromatic. Pinch flowers to maintain leaf growth.


Salvia officinalis

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Common Name: Sage
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

Herb used for seasoning. Violet blooms attract small butterflies. Attractive plant. Gray-green leaves.


Garden Notes: Easy to grow plant. It survives our winters well. Makes a great addition to your herb garden.

Ruta graveolens

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Common Name: Rue
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Greenish/Yellow
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

Aromatic, ferny, blue-green leaves. DO NOT EAT! Advertised as herb for salads, but may have side effects


Garden Notes: A GREAT plant to feed swallowtail caterpillars in your garden.

Rosmarinus officianalis

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Common Name: Rosemary 'Arp'
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Culinary Herb. Hardier variety. Evergreen. Shears nicely to form or keep to size you want.


Garden Notes: This is the hardiest variety I know for the Panhandle. It has a great aroma.

Parsley

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Common Name: Triple Curled Parsley
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Good for seasoning. Good plant for butterflies. Adults hang around to lay eggs on leaves, then caterpillars have food source when the eggs hatch. Plant enough for caterpillars and you to eat.


Garden Notes: This is one of the better plants to plant for a variety of butterflies to lay eggs on.