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HERBS "C"
2019 Quail Hollow Farm
Berkeley Springs, WV
25411
304-258-0584
CALENDULA
Calendula officinalis
(Pot Marigold)
ANNUAL
SUN
12 to 24 inches tall with a 12 to 24
inch spread
(Pot Marigold) Flower petals give delicate flavor and strong
color to salads, omelets and cheese, and is used as a saffron
substitute for rice. Invaluable in first-aid skin lotions and
ointments.
These bright yellow and orange flowers are a familiar sight in
cottage and country gardens. The plant is a native of southern
Europe but flourishes in cool, temperate climates. The petals
have a pungent, spicy flavor and the leaves have a bitter
aftertaste. It is used more for medicinal than culinary purposes.
This hardy annual grows to a height of about 9-20 inches and
has a long flowering period.
CARDAMOM
Elettaria cardamomum
TENDER
PERENNIAL-ZONES 8-10
SUN-PART SHADE
Ground seeds are essential in Indian cuisine; featured in the best of
Indian curries, biryanis, pilaus, and dhals, and an important member
of the spice mixture, garam masala. Cardamom's perfumed flavour is
delicious in lassi, the famous yogurt drink of India, and in Indian
spiced tea. Scandinavians are particularly fond of its liberal use in
pastries. Leaves are used in curries inTrinidad. Makes an appealing
houseplant with its perfumed leaves, even if it is difficult to coax into
bloom.
CARDOON
(Artichoke Thistle)
Cynara cardunculus
TENDER PERENNIAL – ZONES 7-8
SUN
Cardoon can reach up to 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide
Cardoon is an architectural splendor with bold
texture, thanks to its large, prickly, almost dagger-
shaped gray-green arching leaves and a
statuesque, vase-shaped frame. It is topped with
round, purple, thistlelike flowers in midsummer..
A close cousin of the artichoke. Produces
magnificent flowerheads that can be cut and dried
for arrangements. Edible leaf stalks and midribs
are tasty when blanched. Unopened flowerheads
can be eaten like artichokes.
CATMINT
Nepeta x faassenii
HARDY PERENNIAL- Zones 4-9
SUN
Height: 12-18 in. Width: 12-18 in.
Smaller ornamental form of catnip with
lavender-blue flowers and grey-white foliage.
Excellent for massing, as
ground cover or in rockeries. Does not usually
attract cats despite its stronger, more pleasant
scent.Catmint can be
used fresh, dried, or frozen for both culinary and
herbal use..
CATNIP
Nepeta cataria
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-9
SUN – PART SHADE
Can grow to 3' in height and width
Favorite of cat lovers, for cats relish the
intoxicating leaves.
For people, catnip tea is a popular nightcap, as it
induces a good night's sleep. Remedy for colds and
fevers.
CHAMOMILE, ROMAN
Chamaemelum nobile (Anthemis nobilis)
GROUNDCOVER
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-9
FULL SUN
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Chamomile tea, made from the flowers, is very
popular in Europe as an aid to digestion, especially after
heavy meals. Its soothing and cleansing effect also
makes the tea a beneficial skin wash.  This pathways,
where it is cut like grass.
CHIVES
Allium schoenoprasum
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-9
SUN – PART SHADE
Height, 6-18". Width, 6-8".
The most delicate member of the onion family.
Chopped leaves offer great improvement to salads,
soups,
vegetables, omelets, and cheese dishes. Palatable as
it is to humans, nasty insects stay away in droves
from it
and neighboring plants.  Try the pretty purple
flowers, separated into florets, in salads for color
and flavor
CILANTRO
Coriandrum sativum
ANNUAL
SUN
Height: 36-48 in. Width: 15-18 in..
In North America, cilantro is the name by which
fresh coriander is known. For thousands of years
it has been appreciated for its culinary and
medicinal properties.
A short-lived plant, it is best sown in succession
over the season
EASTERN RED COLUMBINE
Latin for eagle, the flower’s spurs
resemble an eagle’s talon.
HARDY PERENNIAL- Zones 3-8
PART SUN
Height: 18-24 in. Width: 8-12 in.
NATIVE PLANT
Native to woodland and rocky slopes in
eastern North America, prized for its red and
yellow flowers.. Formerly used for treating
running sores and urinary and liver ailments.
Once used to treat smallpox and measles. Has
narcotic properties; not to be used without
medical supervision.
COMFREY
Symphytum officinale
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 3-8
SUN – PART SHADE
Height : 18 - 36 inches. Width : 24 - 30 inches.
Comfreys are among the most important medicinal herbs.
They contain allantoin, a hormone-like substance that
stimulates cell division, making the comfreys valuable for
healing wounds, ulcers and broken bones. Tea and poultices
of leaves or roots are used. Comfreys are nutritional herbs,
rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, vitamins and trace
elements. Important fodder and green manure crop as well.
Of easiest culture; can be grown indoors or out.  
COREOPSIS "RED ELF"
(TICKSEED)
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 4-11
SUN
Compact and mounding to 8 in. tall
and 20 in. wide.
Prized for its dependable nature and
colorful, daisylike flowers, coreopsis has a
long bloom period and is generally
troublefree and easy to grow. Another
common name is tickseed. A tea made from
the roots is emetic and is also used in the
treatment of diarrhea. An infusion of the
whole plant without the root has been used
by women desiring a female baby
CULANTRO
(MEXICAN CORIANDER)
Eryngium foetidum
TENDER PERENNIAL- ZONES 8-11
SUN- PART SHADE
Height: 1 foot to 2 feet. Width: 1 foot to 2 feet.
Native to Central America, but now cultivated
throughout Southeast Asia and Latin America. Favored
where the true coriander (Coriandrum sativum) does
not do well because it can stand hot, steamy weather.
Leaves are tough, but if sliced and then chopped they
are quite tasty. Unlike other corianders, this variety
dries well, retaining good color and flavor.

CULVERS ROOT
Veronicastrum virginicum
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 3-9
SUN
Height: 50". Width: 18"
NATIVE PLANT
Native to eastern and central USA.  Hardy
to -30 degrees F.   Produces beautiful spikes
of showy, white flowers
in the second year. The aged root is gently
laxative and tonifying to the liver.
DWARF CURRY PLANT
Helichrysum italicum microphyllum
TENDER PERENNIAL – ZONE 11+
SUN
12” HIGH
Delightfully curry-scented foliage. The essential
oil is used to enhance fruit flavors in confections
and
perfumes. Small button-like yellow flowers will
appear in summer, and can be used in potpourris
to brighten the
mix. The flowers inspired the name
Heliochrysum, from the Greek words helios, the
sun, and chrysos, golden.
Trim it back after flowering to maintain its shape.
A silvery plant with irresistible charm.
ROSE CAMPION
Lychnis coronaria
Hardy Perennial-Zones 4-10.
FULL SUN TO PART SHADE
Growing up to 3 ft. tall with a spread of 18"
Easy to grow, clump forming perennials
with felt-like, silvery gray leaves and stems,.
For about eight weeks in late spring and early summer
they produce a profusion
of brightly colored rose-pink or scarlet 1"-1¼" flowers.
The botanical name, Lychnis, is from the Greek word
for lamp, referring to the fact that the felt-like leaves
were once used for lamp wicks.
LIST OF HERBS:  A  B  C  D-E-F  I-J-K-L  M-N  O-P  Q-R-S  T--Z
CELANDINE
(wartwort, rock poppy)
Chelidonium majus
HARDY PERENNIAL – ZONES 4-8
SUN
Latex juice mixed with vinegar is said to
remove warts and corns. Decoction is useful
for stomach pains and inflammation of the
bilary duct. New research indicates it has
potent anticancer properties
PHOTO SOON
GARLIC CHIVES
Allium tuberosum
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-9
SUN – PART SHADE
12 to 15 inches tall
The fibrous bulb is not edible but is grown rather
for its flowers and stems. It is easy to differentiate
between onion chives and garlic chives. Garlic
chives have a flat, grass-like leaf, not a hollow
one as do onion chives.
PHOTO SOON