Jaanine Glascock
HERBS T-Z
2016 Quail Hollow Farm
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
304-258-0584
‘GOLDSTICKS’ TANSY
Tanacetum vulgare 'Goldsticks'
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 4-9
FULL SUN
Often grows to a height of about 3 feet with a similar
spread
Excellent cutflower for fresh and dried use,Tansy has a
grab bag of present and past uses: it repels ants and
cockroaches and other insects; it is a natural dye; the bright
yellow button flowers are excellent in dried flower
arrangements. It was once used by the North American
Indians to induce abortions
SILVER TANSY
Tanacetum niveum
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 4-9
FULL SUN
18 INCHES TALL, 30 INCHES WIDE
Soft downy woolly-grey leaves are soon
overwhelmed by a shroud of white flowers, so much
so that you almost cannot see the leaves. Has the
same insect-repelling properties as other tansies.
Not invasive.
CURLY FERN LEAF TANSY
Tanacetum vulgare 'Crispum'
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 4-9
FULL SUN
Height: 36-48 in AND SPREADS
Rich emerald green, "70's tuxedo ruffled"
leaves make perfect additions to the
foundation planting. Also wards off critters
as does the species "Tansy" along with the
same bright yellow, button flower heads.
FRENCH TARRAGON
Artemisia dracunculus sativa
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 4-9
SUN-PART SHADE
Height: 1 to 3 feet. Width: 1-2 feet wide.
The true tarragon, which does not propagate by seeds. Dark green, shiny leaves
posses distinctive flavor. Grows to 36". Requires light, well-drained soil in a
sunny location. The piece de resistance of all culinary herbs. None has a more
enticing and distinctive flavor; suggestive of anise or licorice, it is deeply
satisfying to the palate. Essential in famous sauces such as bearnaise,
hollandaise and mousseline, and adds a beguiling touch to omelets, marinated
meats and poultry stuffing. Try tarragon vinegar as a basis for salad dressings,
or tarragon butter drenched over steamed vegetables.
THYME
Thymus
HARDY PERENNIAL
FULL SUN
A beautiful aromatic scent and one of the most useful culinary seasonings. It is one of the main ingredients
of bouquet garni combined with bay leaf and parsley. It stimulates the appetite and aids digestion of fatty
food. Suits food cooked slowly in wine, particularly meat, shellfish, poultry and game. It imparts a pungent
flavor to soups, stews and stuffings. Use cautiously when picked fresh, as it is extra pungent.
Thyme has strong antiseptic properties. The tea makes an excellent gargle or mouthwash, and is an
excellent remedy for sore throats and infected gums. The essential oil is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal and
used in the manufacture of toothpaste, mouthwash and gargles. A few drops of the oil added to the bath
water helps ease rheumatic pain, and it is often used in liniments and massage oils.
ENGLISH THYME
Thymus vulgaris
Perennial Hardy in Zones 5-8
SUN
(Winter thyme) Most popular
variety. Broad dark green leaves.
Robust growth habit
Silver Thyme
Thymus vulgaris 'Argenteus'
Perennial Hardy in Zones 5-8
SUN
Same flavor and fragrance as English
thyme. Lovely accent plant. For
hanging baskets and as garden edging
CreepingThyme
Thymus pulegioides
Perennial Hardy in Zones 4-8
SUN
A   creeper, well suited as
ground cover. Perfumes the air
when trodden upon. Helps to
clear mucous congestion. Used
in cooking.
GOLDEN LEMON THYME
Thymus x citriodorus
Perennial Hardy in Zones 5-8
SUN
Lemon flavor. Scattered yellow
edges on most leaves create an
attractive foliage contrast.
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TOOTHACHE PLANT
Spilanthes oleracea
ANNUAL
SUN-PART SHADE
Height : 12 - 15" Width:  24 - 30"
Leaves have a mild anesthetizing effect and
are useful for toothaches. Also used as an
antibiotic against candida. The fresh leaves
are edible and are eaten like cress.
VALERIAN
Valeriana officinalis
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 4-9
SUN-PART SHADE
Height:1-3 feet Width:1/2-2 feet
Valerian roots have excellent sedative action that is non-addictive. Widely
used to allay pain, nervous unrest, migraine, and insomnia. For insomnia
valerian doesn't "knock you out" but it works more subtletly by settling the
nerves and relaxing the body so that sleep comes more easily. Valerian roots
harvested in the second or third year can be made into tinctures, teas, or
extrac
ts.
RED VALERIAN
Centranthus ruber
HARDY PERENNIAL-hardy to -20 degrees F.
SUN
Height: 24-36 Inches. Spread: 24-36 Inches
Root is rich in valerenic compounds but not considered to
be medicinally interchangeable with Valeriana officinalis.  
Highly aromatic, crimson flowers excellent for the blowsy
side garden and good for cutting and putting in a vase.
Very popular plant for landscaping, as it roots in deeply to
get its own water and flowers for an extended period of
time, from midspring into summer.
BLUE VERVAIN
Verbena hastata
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-8
SUN
NATIVE PLANT
Height: 4-6 ft. Width: 24-36 in
Densely-packed, purplish-blue flowers which appear
over a long July-September bloom period.Grows up to
5' tall. Health benefits of blue vervain include its ability
to stimulate the liver, soothe the nervous system,
detoxify the body, reduce depression and stress,
eliminate pain, lower inflammation, protect the immune
system, and alleviate chest congestion.
WASABI
Wasabia japonica
TENDER PERENNIAL-ZONES 8-10
SHADE
Pungent green horseradish-like condiment from Japan, a must for sushi and sashimi. Myths that wasabi would not
grow outside of Japan have been firmly rebuked in recent years by American growers who are not only growing it
successfully, they are growing better wasabi than the often adulterated product sold in the stores. Traditionally
grown in beds of sand or gravel near cool mountain streams, we now know that wasabi will grow quite happily in
any moist, organic-rich soil where there is shade and protection from the summer heat -running water is not
required. After 18-24 months the rhizomes are harvested, washed, peeled and grated for fresh use. In zones colder
than zone 8, it is possible to overwinter plants by heavy mulching or by moving them indoors over winter.
WOOD BETONY (Woundwort)
Stachys officinalis
HARDY PERENNIAL to -20 degrees F
SUN
Height: Under 6 inches to 3 feet. Width: 12-48 inches
This moisture-loving plant is a clumper, making a lush mound
that flowers in multiple upright racemes red-purple.  The tea or
tincture of fresh leaves helps relieve acute or chronic pain, also  
for treating addiction--the taste is so good that it can in and of
itself become addictive!  Nervine tonic against stress
WORMWOOD
Artemisia absinthium
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-9
SUN/PT SHADE
Height: 2-4 feet. Width: 4-6 feet.
Bitter leaves were important in absinthe,
vermouth, and other liqueurs. Has great
reputation for stimulating the appetite and
improving digestion. One of the oldest known
remedies for worms.
YELLOW YARROW
Achillea filipendulina 'Cloth of Gold'
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 2-10
SUN
16 to 24 inches x 24 inches
Fern-like leaves; tall growth. Large yellow flowers
Impressive all-round natural remedies without equal. Owing
to their bitter principles, they have the reputation as general
fortifiers, helping to build the body's natural resistance.
They improve digestion, circulation, and the functions of the
liver, gall bladder, and kidneys. They are valuable wound
herbs for cuts and make excellent cosmetic lotions for
cleansing and beautifying the skin.
YERBA DEL LOBO
(Owl's Claws)
Helenium hoopesii
HARDY PERENNIAL – ALL ZONES
SUN – PART SHADE
Height 23-35 inches. Spread 18-23 inches.
Native to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, this herb
is an antiinflammatory and is sometimes used as an arnica
substitute.  It is a counterirritant.  Make a concentrated
tincture of the fresh or dried flowers (concentrated) or whole
plant (somewhat weaker) and use externally, as if it were
Arnica.  Yerba del Lobo also tends to grow in association
with arnica, although it is much more robust than Arnica, is
taller, and tends to form dense clumps. Gardeners like it
because the plant produces an easy yearly florific display.  
Plant prefers moist, regular garden soil and part shade to full
sun.