Gardenforms

Plant Photo Library

HERBS
In reference of "Gardenforms Landscape Plant Guide", Chapter 15
Achillea millefolium (YARROW)
See Perennials
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Climate Zone: A1-A3; 1-24
Exposure:
Sun
Character:
Perennial
Watering: Low to moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Height/Width: 18-30" x 18-30"
Foliage: Fragrant mid-green leaves
Flowers:
White, pink or yellow on flower stalks (spring to summer)
Uses:
  • Fragrant Foliage
  • Herbal Use
  • Erosion Control Slope Planting
  • Fire Resistant
  • Deer Resistant
Herbal Uses: Leaves are used for flavoring salads, teas and sandwiches
Photo Taken:
Cal Poly Pomona
Allium schoenoprasum (CHIVES)
Climate Zone: A1-A3; 1-24; H1, H2
Exposure:
Sun to partial
Character:
Bulb and perennial
Watering: Moderate
Growth Rate: Fast
Height/Width: 1-2' x 1-2'
Foliage: Fragrant, grass-like dark green
Flowers:
Pink to purple or white flowers on stalks (spring to summer), can be used for garnishing
Uses:
  • Fragrant Foliage
  • Herbal Use
  • Deer Resistant
Herbal Uses: Leaves with mild onion flavoring are used for soups, salads, vegetables, omelets to espeically potato dishes
Photo Taken:
 
Aloe vera (BURN PLANT, MEDICINAL ALOE)
Climate Zone: 8, 9, 12-24; H1, H2; (among the best alows used in zones 12, 13)
Exposure:
Sun to partial
Character:
Succulent
Watering: Low
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Height/Width: 12-18" x 18-24"
Foliage: Fleshy mid-green to gray-green leaves with slight toothed margins
Flowers:
Yellow on 2-3' tall stalks (spring to summer)
Uses:
  • Herbal Use (medicinal)
  • Indoor Use
  • Highly Fire Resistant
  • Deer Resistant
  • Can grow under or around Oaks
Herbal Uses: Leaves are used for minor cuts, burns and cosmetic purposes
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