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Photo unavailable OREGANO 'Wild Zaatar'
Heirloom Oregano

Heirloom - (Origanum syriacum) This plant that grows wild in Israel, Jordan and surrounding areas. Doubtless a common herb in Bible times, and still one of the tastiest! It has great flavor that blends hints of Oregano, Thyme and Marjoram. A favorite.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM heracleoticum (Greek Oregano)
Greek Oregano, Winter Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Culinary herb that has a stronger flavor than others-adds spice. Use fresh or dried for seasoning. Doesn't grow 'true' from seed. Attracts bees, butterflies and insects. Good cut flower. Bloom color: white. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Hardy.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM marjorana (Sweet Marjoram)
Sweet Marjoram

Annual or Short Lived Perennial Herb: Somewhat cold-sensitive undershrub w/ sweet pine & citrus flavors. Used in soups, stews, sauces, veal, beef, lamb, fish, poultry, eggs, vegetables, & potatoes. It complements other spices like basil, garlic, thyme, & bay leaves, & can be added to Italian food in place of oregano. Bloom: white. Ht: 12-24" x 12-14".

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Aureum Prostratum'
Golden Creeping Marjoram, Golden Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought & deer tolerant. Ornamental use: ground cover or in pots. Culinary use: meats, salads & vinegars. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: mauve. Grows: to 6" with a spreading habit. Sun/part shade. Foliage burns in hot sun. Water: moderate. Black spots on foliage means it is too wet. USDA Z5-9.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Hot & Spicy'
Spicy Italian Oregano

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Spicy aroma and flavor, described as "a tongue tingling flavor." Makes a great culinary seasoning fresh or dried. Can replace Italian Oregano. Nice border, container & cut flower plant. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: purple. Height: 18 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ORIGANUM vulgare 'Humile' (Dwarf Greek Oregano)
Dwarf Greek Oregano

Perennial Herb: Drought & deer tolerant. Prostrate growth habit with aromatic foliage. Ornamental use as a ground cover, cut flower, container or alpine plant. Culinary use fresh or dried for seasoning. Has a great flavor. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Blooms: lavender, summer-fall. Size: 2-6" x 16". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

ORIGANUM vulgare 'White Anniversary', Ornamental Oregano ORIGANUM vulgare 'White Anniversary'
Ornamental Oregano

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Has nice variegated creamy yellow foliage. Good ground cover, container, cut flower and edging plant. Can also use the leaves as a culinary seasoning, fresh or dried. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: pale mauve. Size: 5" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

ORIGANUM vulgare (Italian Oregano), Italian or Upright Oregano ORIGANUM vulgare (Italian Oregano)
Italian or Upright Oregano

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Pleasant aroma and flavor that makes a great culinary seasoning fresh or dried. Good border, container and cut flower plant. Attracts bees, butterflies and insects. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: soft lilac. Size: 18" x 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable POLYGONUM odoratum (Vietnamese Coriander)

Also Called 'Ngo Gai'. Fast growing. Famous for its cilantro-like taste. Use fresh like Lettuce. Excellent for many South Asian dishes. Likes heat.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Arp'
Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay & gophers. Named after a small town in Texas, this variety is more cold hardy than most or perhaps the hardiest. Stiff, upright habit. Culinary use-fresh or dried as a seasoning. Great flavor. Ornamental use-hedges, borders, standards & topiary. Attracts bees. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: pale blue. Size: 3-4' x 3-4'. Exposure: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Barbecue'
Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Bred for the bbq! Has tall, straight stems that can be stripped & used as skewers on the grill! Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay & gophers. Good for containers & beds. Uses: culinary & ornamental. Fragrant foliage. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: lavender blue. Height: 4 ft. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6. (syn. 'Barbeque')

ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Blue Spires', Rosemary ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Blue Spires'
Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay and gophers. Culinary use-fresh or dried as a seasoning. Ornamental use-hedges, borders, standards and topiary. Fragrant foliage. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: medium blue. Height: to 4 feet. Expousre: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Foxtail'

Evergreen shrub: Semi-trailing Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, fire, clay & gophers. Culinary use-fresh or dried as a seasoning. Ornamental use: ground cover, hanging baskets, hedges, borders, standards and topiary. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: medium blue. Ht: 3' . Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Haifa'
Trailing, Creeping or Dwarf Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay and gophers. A new prostrate & cascading variety from Israel. Culinary uses: fresh or dried. Ornamental uses: hanging baskets, ground cover, borders, containers & topiary. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: pale blue. Size: 4" x 24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Huntington Carpet'
Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, fire, clay & gophers. Culinary use-fresh or dried as a seasoning. Ornamental use: ground cover, hanging baskets, hedges, borders, standards and topiary. Blooms: spring-summer. Bloom color: deep blue. Arching, spreading to 1-2' x 4-8'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Irene' cv. Renzels
Irene Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerant of drought, coast, deer, fire, clay and gophers. Culinary use-fresh or dried as a seasoning. Ornamental use: ground cover, hanging baskets, hedges, borders, standards and topiary. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: strong blue-violet. Height: 2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6. PP#9124

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Prostratus'
Creeping, Trailing or Dwarf Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay and gophers. Culinary uses: fresh or dried. Ornamental uses: hanging baskets, ground cover, hedges, borders, standards & topiary. Blooms time spring-summer. Bloom color: blue. Size: 2' x 4-8'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Spice Island'
Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay & gophers. Culinary use-fresh or dried as a seasoning. The large leaves have great flavor & the stems can be used as skewers. Ornamental use-hedges, borders, pots & topiary. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: blue. Upright habit. Ht: 2-6'. W: 3-5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'-coarse leaf
Coarse Leaved Tuscan Blue

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay and gophers. Culinary use: fresh or dried as seasoning. Ornamental use: hedge, border, standards and topiary. Broad leaf form. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: dark blue. Height: 6-8 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable ROSMARINUS officinalis 'Tuscan Blue'-narrow leaf
Tuscan Blue Rosemary

Evergreen shrub: Tolerates drought, coast, deer, fire, clay and gophers. Culinary use: fresh or dried as seasoning. Ornamental use: hedge, border, standards and topiary. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: dark blue. Height: 6-8 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

RUTA graveolens 'Jackman's Blue', Rue, Herb of Grace RUTA graveolens 'Jackman's Blue'
Rue, Herb of Grace

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Nice border and rock garden plant with aromatic gray-blue leaves. Dried seed clusters can be used in wreaths or swags. Has medicinal properties. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: greenish yellow. Size: 2-3' x 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Berggarten Variegated' (Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten Variegated')

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried to season meat, cheese and bean dishes. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Foliage is blue-green with white variegation and is larger then the species. Attractive as a garnish. Bloom color: violet. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Berggarten' (Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten')
Garden, Green or Common Sage

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried to season meat, cheese and bean dishes. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Has larger foliage than species. Attractive as a garnish. Bloom color: violet. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

SAGE 'Common' (Salvia officinalis), Garden, Green or Common Sage SAGE 'Common' (Salvia officinalis)
Garden, Green or Common Sage

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried for flavoring meat, bean and cheese dishes. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Foliage: gray. Attractive as a garnish. Blooms: mostly violet, but can be white or pink. Height: 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

SAGE 'Dwarf' (Salvia officinalis 'Compacta'), Dwarf Garden, Green or Common Sage SAGE 'Dwarf' (Salvia officinalis 'Compacta')
Dwarf Garden, Green or Common Sage

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drought, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried for flavoring meat, bean and cheese dishes. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Foliage: gray. Attractive as a garnish. Blooms: violet blue. Height: 8". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

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