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This is a list of herbs I have tried to grow. The results you get are very dependant on environment, temperature, soils and attitude. Any such list can only ever be a rough guide.

HERB TYPE  p=perennial b=biennial a=annual hha=half hardy annual GERMINATION: f=fast s=slow   av=average VIABILITY: av=average g=good    p=poor EVERGREEN: y=yes  n=no t=tender   p=partially                             

Botanical Name

Herb Type

Germination

Viabillity

Evergreen

Typical height with flower or seed heads

Angelica

Angelica archangelica

p

s

p

n

5-6ft 150-180cm

Anise

Pimpinella anisum

a

av

av

n

18in   45cm

Balm (Gold Leaf)

Melissa officinalis 'Allgold'

hhp

s

g

n

2ft   60cm

Balm(lemon)

Melissa officinalis

hhp

s

g

n

2ft   60cm

Basil

Ocimum basilicum 'Minette'

hha

f

g

t

6in     15cm

Basil

Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese'

hha

f

g

t

18in   45cm

Basil

Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles'

hha

f

g

t

18-24in 45-60cm

Basil

Ocimum basilicum 'Sweet Basil'

hha

f

g

t

2ft   60cm

Chamomile

Anthemis nobilis

p

f

g

y

6in   15cm

Chervil

Anthriscus cerefolium

a

f

g

n

1ft   30cm

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

p

s

av

y

6in     15cm

Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

p

av

av

n

1-4ft  30-120cm

Coriander

Coriandrum sativum 'Cilantro'

a

f

g

t

18-24in 45-60cm

Costmary

Tanacetum balsamita

p

av

g

n

2-3ft   60-90cm

Cumin

Cuminum cyminum

hha

f

g

t

4-6in  10-15cm

Fennel (Sweet bronze)

Foeniculum vulgare

p

g

g

n

2-4ft 60-120cm

Fenugreek

Trigonella foenum-graecum

hha

f

g

t

1-2ft  30-60cm

 Garlic/Chinese Chives

Allium tuberosum

p

s

p/av

y

18in     45cm

Hyssop

Hyssopus officinalis roseus 'Pink'

p

s

av

p

12-18in 30-45cm

Lemon Grass

Cymbopogon flexuosus/citrinum

hhp

f

g

t

3-5ft  90-150cm

Lovage

Levisitcum officinale

p

av

g

n

5ft   150cm

Marjoram (Oregano)

Oreganum vulgare 'Dost'

p

av

g

y

1-2ft 30-60cm

Parsley (Hamburg)

Petroselinum crispum 'Tuberosum'

hb

s

g

p

1ft   30cm

Parsley (Moss Curled)

Petroselinum crispum

hb

s

g

p

6in    15cm

Rosemary

Rosemarinus officinalis

p

s

g

y

2-3ft 60-90cm

Rue(not recommended)

Ruta graveolens

shrub

 

 

 

3ft   90cm

Sage

Salvia officinalis alba nana 'Dwarf White'

p

s

p

y

1ft   30cm

Sage

Salvia officinalis 'Extrakta'

p

f

av

y

1-2ft 30-60cm

Savory

Satureia hortensis

a

f

g

n

1ft   30cm

Tarragon (French)

Artemesia dracunculus

p

cuts

av

n

2-3ft 60-90cm

Thyme (French)

Thymus vulgaris

p

av

av

y

9-12in 22-30cm

Thyme(English Winter creeping)

Thymus vulgaris

p

av

av

p

9-12in 22-30cm