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2017 Quail Hollow Farm
5285 Highland Ridge Rd.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
IRON WEED
Vernonia fasciculata
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-9
SUN
Height: 3-4 ft. Width: 24-36 in.
Named for its tough stem, Ironweed has excellent posture and never
slouches in the garden. A favorite for adding late season color to the
landscape, Vernonia fasciculata is one of only a few red prairie flowers.
Ironweed is a larval host for the American Painted Lady butterfly. The
root is taken in the form of a powder or a decoction primarily to
stimulate appetite and promote digestion. Useful for female complaints,
amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, leucorrhea, and menorrhagia. A remedy for
chills and fevers, scrofula, diseases of the skin, syphilis. A decoction of
the leaves is used as a gargle for sore throat.
JACOB’S LADDER
Polemonium caeruleum
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-9
LIKES SHADE
Height: 15-20 Inches. Spread: 12-15 Inches.
Leaflets are assembled in ladder form. Showy
bright blue or white flowers.
Remedy for nervous complaints, headaches and
palpitations of the heart.
NIGHT BLOOMING JASMINE
Cestrum nocturnum
TENDER PERENNIAL SHRUB
SUN
Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Width: 4 ft. to 6 ft.
(Night Jessamine) As the flowers open in the
evening, a lovely, bold fragrance is emitted. Likes
constantly moist soil and full sun. Can tolerate
some shade. Spring fertilization is recommended, as
well as monthly feeds during the growing season.
To maintain it's compact growth, pinch foliage and
cut back hard after flowering
WOOLLY LAMBS EARS
Stachys byzantina
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 4-9
SUN – PART SHADE
Height: 1 ft. Width: 3 ft
GROUND COVER
Delightful soft, downy foliage resembles lamb's
ears in feel and appearance. Silvery appearance is
ideal for contrasting and grey gardens. Formerly
used to bandage wounds.
LAVENDER
Lavandula
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-8
FULL SUN
Fragrant flowers used in dried sachets, scented soaps, perfumes and potpourris. In the garden, lavenders
make sweet-smelling border plants along pathways. The most popular are the English varieties, the “true”
lavender, cherished for its especially sweet odor
LAVANCE PURPLE
LAVENDER
Lavandula angustifolia
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-8
FULL SUN
SHORT, 12 inches
Deep purple, long lasting flowers. The dense foliage is
greenish-grey and very aromatic. Bushy,
upright, compact habit allows Lavance Purple to be a
great selection for a smaller garden. An
excellent choice for edging and performs well in
containers too.
MUNSTED LAVENDER
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munsted’
HARDY PERENNIAL- Zones 4-9
FULL SUN
Height: 1 to 1 1/2 feet.
Spread: 1 to 1 1/2 feet.
Flowers lavender-blue, bluer and
earlier than most. Compact narrow
green foliage
PROVENCE LAVENDER
Lavandula x intermedia 'Provence'
(French lavender)
HARDY PERENNIAL- Zones 5-9
FULL SUN
2 to 3 feet in Height and Width
Vigorous, long-stemmed variety in
cultivation since the 1950s and still
widely grown for fresh bouquets, Very
fragrant.
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LEMON BALM
Melissa
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-9
SUN - PART SHADE
Height: 1 to 3 feet. Width: 2 feet wide.
A favorite "anytime" tea as it both stimulates the heart and
calms the nerves. Fresh chopped leaves are also interesting in
salads, soups and stews.
Studies have proven that lemon balm, or Melissa, is effective
against herpes. New research has shown that lemon balm can
enhance cognitive function in healthy individuals and in
Alzheimers patients.
LEMONGRASS
Cymbopogon citrates
TENDER PERENNIAL-ZONE 11+
SUN – PART SHADE
Height 20' Width 15'
The tangy enlarged leaf bases are essential in
Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Leaves are
used to flavor fish, soups, curries and
sauces. They also make a wonderful pleasant
tea, consumed hot or cold.
LEMON VERBENA
Aloysia triphylla
TENDER PERENNIAL-ZONES 8-10
SUN
Height: Under 6 inches to 8 feet.
Width: To 6 feet wide
.
This plant is a “must”! Its sweet, strongly lemon-flavored
leaves blend well with most other tea herbs. Leaves enhance
all drinks, salads, jellies, sauces, soups, fish or meat dishes
and desserts which call for lemon as an ingredient or a garnish
BLACKBERRY LILY
Belamcanda domestica
PERENNIAL- ZONES 5-10
SUN
Height. 36-48″. Width. 12-24″.
A hardy, herbaceous summer-flowering
perennial with red-spotted orange flowers on
stalks, followed by unusual seed heads that
resemble blackberries, but the seeds are not
edible.
(She-gan) Chinese medicinal. Used for throat
conditions, cough, wheezing, bronchitis and
mumps
LICORICE
Glycyrrhiza glabra
PERENNIAL- ZONES 7-10
(Needs protection in winter)
SOME SHADE
Licorice roots have powerful anti-inflammatory
and tonic properties. The Chinese species is
the most used herb in Chinese herbal medicine.
Fifty times sweeter than sugar, the roots are
best known for its use in the making of
delicious candy
LOVAGE
Levisticum officinale
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-8
SUN – SOME SHADE
HEIGHT TO 5 FT.
Leaves and stalk possess excellent flavoring
qualities for soups, stews and casseroles. Flavor is
reminiscent of celery. Can replace meat and bone
stock in soups. Also gives the character to
vegetable, meat and fish dishes. Vigorous tall
growing herb.
CARDINAL FLOWER
Lobelia Cardinalis
HARDY PERENNIAL - Zone 3-8
SOME SHADE
Grows up to 4 ft tall
NATIVE
pure red flowers appear on 2’ long spikes atop 3-
4’ tall plants
A favorite wildflower which provides a brilliant
splash of red color in damp, partially shaded
locations. Said to be anthelminthic, nervine and
antispasmodic.
GREAT BLUE LOBELIA
Lobelia siphilitica
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONE 5-9
SOME SHADE
Height: 24-36 in. Width: 12-18 in.
U.S. NATIVE
Startlingly bright blue flowers with white
stripes borne on tall spikes from August
through September. Indians used it to make
love potions – and cure venereal disease.
LUFFA
These "sponges" are actually a type
of squash and grow in the garden!
They are wonderful for bathing and
household cleaning