|2018 Quail Hollow Farm
5285 Highland Ridge Rd.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
HARDY PERENNIAL ZONES 6-8
FULL SUN-PART SHADE
Height 2-6 inches
Mandrake plants bloom in spring with lovely blue
and white blossoms, and in late summer the plants
produce attractive (but inedible) red-orange berries.
Mandrake roots can grow up to 4 feet long and
sometimes bear a remarkable resemblance to a
human figure. This resemblance and the fact that
eating parts of the plant brings on hallucinations have
resulted in a rich tradition in folklore and the occult.
Growing mandrake in deep, rich soil is easy;
however, the roots will rot in poorly drained or clay
Height: Under 6 inches to 3 feet. Width: 12-18
Sweet marjoram is the variety most are familiar
with. Its leaves are used to add a distinctive
strong, spicy flavor to soups, sauces, stuffings,
stews, sausages and meatloaf. Rubbing with fresh
leaves before roasting improves all strong meats.
A must in German potato soup. White flowers.
8-12 inches high
Preferred variety of marigold for insect control. Compact
plants are ideal for interplanting.
Just as you'd expect from something called French, these
marigolds are the fancy ones. French marigolds tend to be
frilly and some boast a distinctive "crested eye." They
grow with a chic, neat, little growth habit and elegant dark
green foliage.They do best in full sun with moist,
well-drained soil and will flower all summer long. They
may reseed, coming back year after year, in spots where
Grows to 5 ft. by 3 ft.
Marshmallow root along with peppermint brings soothing
relief for people experiencing painful digestive issues or it can
be mixed with cinnamon for little ones with sore throats. Use
the leaves and flowers as poultices to soothe skin irritations,
bruising, and irritation. Make a tea of the leaves and flowers
for bronchitis, and cough. The roots contain more than 30%
mucilage that is soothing to mucus membranes and the
digestive tract. The leaves in early spring, make a mild
tasting, and healthful salad.
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 3-8
Height: 18-23 inches. Spread:
(Meadow sage) Large, very showy,
bright blue flowers. Sometimes used
like clary sage. Aromatic.
HARDY PERENNIAL TO ZONE 2
SUN –PART SHADE
Height of 2.5 ft and a Width of 2.5 ft
Meadowsweet was the key headache-busting ingredient from
which aspirin was synthesized; Bayer Pharma-ceuticals used
dried meadowsweet leaves for its original methyl salicylic
acid formulation. In Colonial times, meadowsweet was used
as an anti-inflammatory to reduce the symptoms of arthritis
and rheumatism. And, because the herb is gentle on the
stomach, it also was used to treat stomach upsets, feverish
colds, diarrhea and heartburn. Cooks used the herb to flavor
beers, meads and wines and added it to soups for an
interesting almond flavor. As a cosmetic, it was soaked in
rainwater and used as astringent and skin conditioner.
SUN OR SHADE
Those who know the mints, know they don't require much of a green thumb to grow. There are many varieties with
multitudes of uses in the kitchen, in commerce and in medicine.
Grow indoors or out in full or partial sun.
Mentha suaveolens 'Variegata'
Perennial - Hardy in zones 6-9
Similar to applemint with a sweeter,
fruity scent. White streaks vary with
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 3-9
15-20" tall x 18-20" wide
Exceptionally handsome aromatic herbs with compact spikes
of bright, scarlet-red flowers. The fragrance resembles that
of the tropical tree orange bergamot, hence its name. Also
known as bee balm, for bees and hummingbirds are constant
visitors. Citrus-scented leaves and flowers make a pleasant,
soothing tisane. Young leaf tips and flowers improve
appearance and taste of salads.
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HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONE 4-8
height of up to 5 feet and a width of 2 feet.
Especially valuable for PMS, menstrual pain and delayed
menstruation. Gentle sedative – tincture referred to as a little
"There-There" in a bottle.. Helps calm the entire nervous
system. Strengthens the heart and often prescribed for
Young leaves and flowers taste pleasantly
“peppery”. They have unusually high
vitamin C content. Immature green seeds
can substitute for capers.
Ideal for borders, windowboxes and
hanging baskets; yellow, orange and red
|Illustration of Mandragora
diagnostic large roots, pale
flowers and golden fruits from
a European Herbal.