to Grow at Home
Known for its calming effects, lavender is a bushy perennial with vivid purple flowers and a strong fragrance.
Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)
Rosemary is a woody evergreen perennial herb with blue and purple flowers and a sweet aroma.
When harvested, this culinary herb goes well with meats, poultry, and seafood.
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
Lemon balm leaves can be dried and brewed into a wonderfully lemon-tasting herbal tea that helps induce sleep.
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Thyme is widely used as a savory seasoning for soups, meats, and vegetables.
Roman chamomile contains the essential oil chamazulene and has small, daisy-like flowers with a sweet, apple-like scent.
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
Chives have attractive edible flowers and are part of the onion family.
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
If you prune oregano too much, the stems might grow back long, thin, and weak.
If you are looking for insect-repellent herbs to add to your garden, try peppermint, which can even mosquito-proof your garden in its essential oil form.
Fairy wand (Chamaelirium luteum)
It is used in traditional medicine for female reproductive health treatment.
The strong scent of lemongrass oil helps keep away mosquitoes.
Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Anise hyssop plants love sun, and their leaves have a mild minty-licorice flavor used in some salads and vegetable dishes.
Known for its pungent flavor, epazote is often used in Mexican dishes and traditional medicine.
Lovage (Levisticum officinale)
The entire plant is edible and has a bright, fresh flavor similar to celery.
The leaves are used similarly to spinach in dishes calling for an acidic, citrusy flavor.
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