Jaanine Glascock
HERBS "M-N"
2016 Quail Hollow Farm
5285 Highland Ridge Rd.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
304-258-0584
MAIDEN’S TEARS
Silene vulgaris
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 5-8
SUN
Height of 16 in Width of 16 in
Native to Europe. Creeping, branched stems bear
smooth leaves that give rise to clouds of inflated white
flowers that in turn become upright capsules filled with
seeds. Heirloom rock garden plant.  Edible leaves are
commonly used as a potherb in European cuisine. As
an herbal remedy, used fresh in creams and lotions;
dried herb is a fumigant. The flowers are open all day
but their clove-like scent is only emitted in the evening
attracting long tongued moths
MANDRAKE
Mandragora officinarum
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
soil.
MARJORAM
Origanum majorana
ANNUAL
FULL SUN
Height: Under 6 inches to 3 feet. Width: 12-18
inches
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.
French Marigold
Tagetes patula
ANNUAL
SUN
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
they're happy.
MARSHMALLOW
Althaea officinalis
SUN
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.
MEADOW CLARY
Salvia pratensis
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 3-8
SUN
Height: 18-23 inches. Spread:
18-23 inches.
(Meadow sage) Large, very showy,
bright blue flowers. Sometimes used
like clary sage. Aromatic.
MEADOWSWEET
Filipendula ulmaria
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.
MEXICAN HAT
Ratibida columnifera
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 4-11
SUN
Height: 3.0'. Mature Width: 2.0'.
In the home wildflower or perennial garden, it is a delightful
plant that blooms freely over a long period, makes a great
long-stemmed, interesting cut flower, and does well in that hot,
dry, poor-soil area where nothing else seems to grow.  It is yet
another perennial member of the huge Aster family, and close
relatives include sunflowers, black-eyed Susans, shasta daisies,
and purple coneflower, to name a few. Historically Mexican
Hat has been used for its medicinal properties.  The Indians
boiled leaves and flowers to make a tea to use externally on
snakebites and to reduce symptoms caused by poison ivy.
MINT
Mentha
HARDY PERENNIAL
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.
Chocolate Mint
Mentha x piperita
Perennial-Hardy in zones 4-9
Hard to pin down as truly
'chocolate', but its clean
fragrance of peppermint is
overlaid by something else that
adds up to a striking 'peppermint
patty' scent.
Applemint
Mentha suaveolens
HARDY PERENNIAL
Soft gray-green round leaves are downy with a
pronounced scent. One of the tallest garden mints,
applemint reaches heights the other mints don’t,
sometimes clambering up two or more feet in height,
but is best shorn down frequently to prevent bloom if
the intent is to use it in cooking. Its fuzzy leaves and
stems have a distinct minty apple taste, and it lends its
flavor to applemint jelly and couscous, as well as teas
that will calm upset stomach
Orange Mint
Mentha aquatica 'Citrata'
Hardy in zones 4-9
Eau de cologne mint; Bergamot mint)
Treasured for its very special fragrance. Its
hint of citrus is tantalizing in fruit punches,
teas and potpourris. The oil is an ingredient
in chartreuse and perfumes
Perennial
Peppermint
Mentha x piperita
Perennial - Hardy in zones 4-9
(Candymint) Peppermint tea is an old
favorite -- a refreshing alternative to
coffee and regular tea. Excellent for
stomach indigestion. Lends its spiciness
to many dishes.
Pineapple Mint
Mentha suaveolens 'Variegata'
Perennial - Hardy in zones 6-9
Similar to applemint with a sweeter,
fruity scent. White streaks vary with
the season.
Spearmint
Mentha spicata
Perennial - Hardy in zones 4-9
Best cooking mint. Excellent with
carrots, peas and potatoes, and for
making mint sauces for roast lamb.
Curled Spearmint
Mentha spicata
Perennial - Hardy in zones 4-9
carrots, peas and potatoes, and for
making mint sauces for roast lamb.  
Leaves are ruffled, or curled
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MONARDA “FIREBALL”
(BERGAMOT)(BEE-BALM)
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 3-9
SUN
15-20" tall x 18-20" wide
NATIVE PLANT
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.
DWARF MORINGA TREE
Moringa Oleifera
TENDER TREE
SUN
Native to India. A multipurpose plant,
its leaves, pods, fruits, flowers, roots
and bark are beneficial in one way or
the other.  To keep a smaller size,
frequent pruning is necessary.
MOTHERWORT
Leonurus cardiaca
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONE 4-8
SUN/PART SHADE
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
palpitations.
NASTURTIUM
Tropaeolum
ANNUAL
SUN/PART SHADE
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
colors.
WHITE MUGWORT
Artemisia lactiflora
HARDY PERENNIAL – ZONES 3-8
SUN
SHRUB – TO 5 FT.
The only perennial artemisia grown for its flowers, a very
attractive ornamental herb for the garden, it bears masses of tiny
creamy white perfumed flowers in late summer. It is also a
Chinese medicinal herb valued for its bitter aromatic tonic
properties and is used to treat menstrual and liver disorders. Easy
to grow in moist soil in full sun. Non-invasive, unlike the
European mugwort.