|HERBS "Q - R - S"
|2018 Quail Hollow Farm
5285 Highland Ridge Rd.
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-8
HEIGHT 2-5 FT.
This is an excellent accent plant for
difficult soils in arid climates. As a
native of the prairie, is well-adapted to
drought and excess sun.
|medicinal properties by Native Americans. James Adair, an 18th-century Indian
trader, was one of the first to document medicinal uses of Rattlesnake Master. He
recounted tales in which Indians chewed the root, blew it on their hands, and then
handled rattlesnakes without any damage. Despite these stories, this use was not
widespread. The root was more often used in bitter teas as an antidote for various
maladies, These included venereal disease, snakebites, impotence, expelling
worms, and to induce vomiting
TENDER PERENNIAL-ZONES 7-10
Height: Under 6 inches to 8 feet. Width: 2-4 feet wide
One of the most fragrant of herbs with many unexpected uses. A little
freshly chopped rosemary is interesting with orange sections, appealing in
dumplings, biscuits, preserves, and has few equals for poultry stuffings.
Most notable with lamb and pork. Excellent homemade shampoos, hair
and skin rinses are made with rosemary tea.
Attractive evergreen with needle-like leaves and pale blue flowers.
Height : 18 - 36 inches. Width : 24 - 36 inches
Pungent bitter leaves used sparingly in stews, salads,
sandwiches and vegetable juice. Two chewed will
quickly relieve nervous headache. In early times judges
relied on fresh sprigs of rue to repel fleas brought into
court by prisoners.
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-9
Height, 30". Width, 24"
(Dalmatian sage) One of the main culinary varieties popular
with onions for poultry stuffing and for flavoring rich meats
like pork or duck, in homemade sausage, omelets, cheese and
bean dishes. Sage tea gargle is valuable for sore throat.
Grey-green pebbly leaves, pale blue flowers The most
commonly grown culinary variety.
Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten'
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-9
Height: 10”–12” Width: up to 12'
Popular with onions for poultry stuffing and for flavoring rich
meats like pork or duck. Also in homemade sausage, omelets,
cheese and bean dishes. Sage tea gargle is valuable for sore
throat. Similar to Garden Sage, but with larger grey-blue silvery
leaves and robust, low habit.
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea'
Height, 30". Width, 24”
One of the main culinary varieties popular with onions for
poultry stuffing and for flavoring rich meats like pork or duck.
Also in homemade sausage, omelets, cheese and bean dishes.
Sage tea gargle is valuable for sore throat. Aromatic purple
foliage. Used in stuffings, sausages, omelets, soups, stews.
|“MAY NIGHT” MEADOW SAGE
Salvia sylvestris “May Night”
HARDY PERENNIAL – ZONES 4-9
15-18 IN. TALL & WIDE
May Night is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness,
vigor and tolerance to heavy clay soils. Blooming in late spring with
a profussion of deep purple flower spikes, it reblooms later in the
summer when deadheaded.
TENDER PERENNIAL-ZONES 9-10
Height 5 feet
The foliage has a wonderful fruity scent and flowers
over a long period. The many flower stems carry
dainty tubes of a scarlet-red color which attracts
hummingbirds. Trimming back spent flowers
encourages a repeat performance. Use for drinks,
chicken, cheese and in jams and jellies. Grow indoors
in good light. Pinch to keep bushy.
TENDER PERENNIAL- ZONES 7-9
Height: 4-5 feet. Width: 4-5 feet.
Important ceremonial herb used for purification much like
wormwood (Artemisia ludoviciana). Roots were used for
afterbirth to heal and to clean the womb. Leaves were smoked,
taken as a tea, or used in sweatlodges to cure colds.
|RUSSIAN SAGE “CRAZY BLUE”
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 3-9
Height: 36 – 48” Width: 24 - 36”
Not exactly sage, nor Russian, this native of the Crimea,
Afghanistan and Pakistan is very versatile as an
ornamental. Beautiful purple-blue flowers dry well for
arrangements. Leaves pleasantly fragrant, with a strong
camphor scent; nice in potpourris. Excellent beeplant.
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-8
Height: 6-18 inches. Width: 12 inches.
Salad Burnet leaves provide a light cucumber taste in salads.
Low-growing plants, suitable for edgings on borders. Chewing
burnet leaves helps digestion. Added to facial cream, it is
thought to improve the skin. In folklore it was considered to be
of benefit in menopause
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 6-8
Height 12-18 inches. Spread 12-23 inches.
(Lavender cotton) Attractive low bushy herb with aromatic
grey-green leaves. Traditionally planted in knot gardens or low
hedges. Leaf oils are used in perfume. Hang dried bunches in
closets to repel moths. Dried flowers are used in floral
Height: Under 6 inches to 3 feet. Width: To
2 feet wide.
Nostalgic scent plants. Leaves used in
potpourris, perfumes and for flavoring
Commonly known as stonecrops, Sedums are the most popular flowering succulents, ranging from
groundcovers to large border perennials. While even the poorest soil can nourish sedums—and poor or little
soil is actually their preferred medium—good drainage is the key to growing them. Too much moisture,
especially standing water, will do what no drought can: It will quickly kill a sedum
HARDY PERENNIAL – ZONES 3-8
Height: 3-5 feet, Spread: 2-3 feet
Fortunately, sneezeweed is not a weed, and a garden full of blooming
sneezeweed won’t make you sneeze. The name sneezeweed comes from the
fact that Native Americans dried the plant’s leaves to make snuff. Using the
snuff caused hard sneezing, which was thought to drive evil spirits out of the
head.Heleniums are a gorgeous flower for the late summer/ early fall garden.
They are covered in dozens of 2-3" flowers July-September and can rebloom in
October.Sneezeweed contains helenalin, a compound that has shown significant
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 4-8
HEIGHT TO 2 FEET
Large, succulent, slightly acid-tasting leaves give zest to salads
and any dish which is insipid in itself. Remove flowering tops
as they appear to keep leaves tender. Sorrel is also a mild
antiseptic, kidney stimulant and blood cleanser.
HARDY PERENNIAL- hardy to zone 5.
Full sun to Full shade.
18 inch tall
They naturally grow along streams, so give them plenty of water and
some shade. Cherokee medicinal uses of spiderwort leaves extracted in
tea-form were for nonspecific kidney, stomach and female ailments.
Leaves were mashed, exposing a juicy liquid, and applied as a poultice
for insect bites, a common ailment in the Southeast. As a food, the
Cherokee parboiled young leaves and slender shoots
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-8
Height of 12 in and a Width of 12 in
Often called the bean herb because of the compelling
character it adds to a dish whose base is peas, beans or
lentils. Also excellent in chilled vegetable juices and
meatloaf. Strong, pungent flavor. Attractive low bush for
borders and edgings.
A variety of coleus with a pungent odor that deters
dogs, cats, rabbits and maybe deer. For the last
three years, it has been proven in Europe as an
effective and safe method of keeping undesirable
animals away from vegetable gardens, flower beds,
landscape areas, sandboxes and children's play
areas. It will not harm children or pets and is
HARDY PERENNIAL ZONES 4-8
Growing to 6ft. by 4ft.
FULL TO LIGHT SHADE
A small shrub with cloud-like clusters of white flowers in late
summer and clusters of berries that turn from red to deep
purple as they mature in early fall. A robust and showy woodland
plant, Spikenard is a relative of Sarsaparilla. The
flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and
are pollinated by Bees. American spikenard is a sweet
pungent tonic herb that is often used in modern herbalism. The
herb encourages sweating, is stimulating and detoxifying
and so is used internally in the treatment of pulmonary diseases,
asthma, rheumatism etc. Externally it is used as a
poultice in treating rheumatism and skin problems such as eczema.
A drink made from the pulverised roots is used as a
cough treatment. A poultice made from the roots and/or the fruit is
applied to sores, burns, itchy skin, ulcers, swellings etc.
TENDER PERENNIAL-ZONES 11+
height of about 30 inches and a width
of 18 to 24 inches
Herbal sugar substitute! Contains stevioside, hundreds of times
sweeter than sugar but without the calories. Leaf powder can be used
in place of sugar in drinks, baked goods, desserts, preserves, etc.
Has a pleasant flavor of its own that never dominates or overwhelms
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 4-8
height x width 2’ x 1'
Old remedy for insomnia, depression and bedwetting, now touted as a
suggests that the flowering tops are effective in and healing when
rubbed on painful joints and muscles. The oil has remarkable soothing
and healing action when rubbed into painful joints and strained
muscles. Bright yellow flowers. Active constituent is hypericin.
Hypericin has known antiviral properties and is under investigation as
a possible treatment against HIV.
Fragaria vesca 'Ruegen'
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 5-8
Alpine Strawberries are a bit larger than the wild variety, but still
much smaller the modern hybrids. So why grow them? Well,
people have considered their delicate, succulent strawberry flavor a
treat worth the effort for hundreds of years now. While you won't
get a huge crop, they do fruit continuously throughout your growing
seasonAlpines don't send out runners and so don't need careful
Fragaria x ananassa’Tarpan”
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 5-8
Bright red, small to medium-sized fruit are plentiful, tasty, and
will produce from midsummer to frost. Flowers add a mild,
strawberry-like flavor if sprinkled on salads or when used as a
garnish for drinks and desserts. Produces runners.
Sempervivum are a great option for those who want colorful succulents that are also cold hardy. They
change colors at different times of year and are generally more vibrant in winter when most plants don’t
|Artemis Ornamental Sage
BIENNIAL/PERENNIAL ZONES 5-
Textural foliage with thick, furry leaves that add a soft, silky
accent to a sunny garden. Rosettes of the broad, silvery green
leaves reach 12-18 inches tall and wide. Easy to grow, its only
requirement is well-drained soil. Tall, pink-tinged white flower
stalks appear from second-year plants, and removing these will
encourage the plants to persist. Allowing the flowers to remain
on the plant completes this biennial's life cycle, but resulting
seed may develop into volunteers the following spring.