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Photo unavailable SAGE 'Golden Variegated' (Salvia officinalis 'Icterina')
Golden Variegated 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 humminbirds. Foliage: green and gold variegated. Attractive as a garnish. Bloom color: violet blue. Height: 12". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Grower's Friend' (Salvia officinalis 'Grower's Friend')
Garden, Green or Common Sage

Perennial Shrub: Tolerant of drough, deer and gophers. Nice border and container plant. Culinary uses: fresh or dried for flavoring meat, bean and cheese dishes. Foliage: gray. Attractive as a garnish. This is a new non-blooming variety. Height: 32". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Pineapple' (Salvia elegans)
Pineapple Scented Sage

Perennial Herb: Tolerates drought, deer and gophers. Plant dies back in winter. Can use leaves as a seasoning and flavoring in teas, salads, etc. Foliage has a nice delicate pineapple scent. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Nice cut flower. Bloom color: bright red. Height: 3 feet+. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Purple' (Salvia officinalis 'Purpurescens')
Purple 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: purple foliage. Attractive as a garnish. Bloom color: mainly violet. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE 'Tricolor' (Salvia officinalis 'Tricolor')
Tricolor 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: tricolored. Attractive as a garnish. Blooms: violet blue. Height: 1.5-2'. Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SAGE elegans 'Honey Melon' (SALVIA elegans 'Honey Melon')
Dwarf Pineapple Scented Sage

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Plant dies back in winter. Can use leaves as a seasoning and flavoring in teas, salads, etc. Delicate pineapple scent. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom color: scarlet red. Growth: 1.5-2' (can grow as a ground cover). Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

SATUREJA douglasii 'Indian Mint', Yerba Buena SATUREJA douglasii 'Indian Mint'
Yerba Buena

Perennial Herb: Member of the mint family. This cultivar has a nice cascading, trailing, uniform habit. Dk grn dense, bushy folg w/a highly minty fragrance. Mat-forming. Attractive herb for a ground cover, in shady garden borders or for containers/hanging baskets. Use lvs to make a refreshing tea. Color: wht. Blooms: spring-fall. Ht: 2-4". Width: 5-6'. Does well in shade, can also take sun. Water: mod. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable SATUREJA douglasii (Yerba Buena)
Yerba Buena ("Good Herb")

Perennial Herb: Native to California. Member of the mint family, well known for it's medicinal properties. Mat-forming, it will take light foot traffic, giving off a lovely minty fragrance. It is an attractive herb for ground cover and in shady garden borders. It produces small tubular, white to lavender flowers during late spring to early fall. Does well in shade, can also take sun.

Photo unavailable TARRAGON 'French' (ARTEMISIA dracunculus var. sativa)
French Tarragon

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Excellent culinary use to flavor in vinegars, dressings, herb spreads & fish dishes-Strong flavor. Good border and container plant. Spreads by rhizomes. Goes dormant in winter. Size: 2-3' x 2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3.

THYMUS 'Doone Valley', Thyme THYMUS 'Doone Valley'
Thyme

Pern'l Herb: Tolerates drought, deer, coast & light foot traffic. Somewhat gopher resistant. Strong lemon scented deep green foliage has a gold edge in winter-spring. Uses: ground cover, border, pot, rock garden & garnish. Attracts butterflies. Pink blooms in spring-summer. Matting: H: 2-4". W: 18-24". Flowers to 3-6" tall. Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

THYMUS herba-barona, Caraway Thyme THYMUS herba-barona
Caraway Thyme

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Nice border, container and rock garden plant. Excellent seasoning-use as a substitute for Caraway seeds. Use fresh or dried. Good in veggie dishes. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: rose pink. Ground cover. Height: 2-5". Spread: 8-12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

THYMUS praecox 'Highland Cream', Creeping Thyme THYMUS praecox 'Highland Cream'
Creeping Thyme

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Attractive variegated foliage that is green w/cream edges. Mat forming. Can take light foot traffic. Good ground cover, border, container & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: soft pink. Height: 2-4". Spread: 12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

THYMUS praecox arcticus 'Albus', Creeping Thyme, Wild Thyme THYMUS praecox arcticus 'Albus'
Creeping Thyme, Wild Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Mat forming. Can take light foot traffic. Good ground cover, border, container and rock garden plant. Can also be used in seasoning and potpourris. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: white. Height: 2-6 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable THYMUS praecox arcticus 'Coconut'
Coconut Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Mat forming. Can take light foot traffic. Good ground cover, border, container & rock garden plant. Can also be used in seasoning and potpourris. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: pink. Height: 2-4 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

THYMUS pseudolanuginosus, Woolly Thyme THYMUS pseudolanuginosus
Woolly Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. One of the most popular ground cover thymes. Prostrate ground cover with very hairy gray foliage. Excellent rock garden, ground cover & filler plant. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: pale pink. Growth: 2-3" x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable THYMUS pulegioides 'Archer's Gold'
Archer's Gold Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Excellent ground cover for dry, sunny locale. Attractive golden foliage. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pink. Size: 2" x 12". Exposure: sun to part shade. Water: moderate to dry. USDA Z4. (syn. T. x citriodorus 'Archer's Gold').

THYMUS pulegioides 'Foxley', Foxley Thyme THYMUS pulegioides 'Foxley'
Foxley Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Ornamental uses for border, rock gardens, containers and as a ground cover. Vigorous variety with rounded irregular cream variegated leaves. Culinary uses fresh or dried for cooking. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring. Bloom color: pink. Height: 8 inches. Spread: 16". . Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable THYMUS pulegioides 'Oregano'
Oregano Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Ornamental uses for border, rock gardens, containers and as a ground cover. Culinary uses fresh or dried for cooking. Attracts butterflies. Height: 3 inches. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: pink. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

THYMUS serpyllum 'Elfin', Elfin Thyme THYMUS serpyllum 'Elfin'
Elfin Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Ground cover, border and rock garden plant. One of the smallest Thymes. Very compact and can take foot traffic. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: light pink. Size: 2-4 inches x 6-12 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

THYMUS serpyllum 'Pink Chintz', Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme THYMUS serpyllum 'Pink Chintz'
Pink Chintz Creeping Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Ground cover, border & rock garden plant. Very compact with woolly, deep olive foliage. Of all the thymes, this form is most tolerant of dry situations. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer. Color: salmon pink. Size: 2-4" 8-12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4-9.

Photo unavailable THYMUS serpyllum var. albus
White Creeping Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Low growing and mat forming. Use as ground cover, rock garden, edger or filler. Can also be used as a seasoning, fresh or dried. Attracts butterfliles. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: white. Water: moderate/dry. Size: 2-4" x 12-48". Exposure: sun. USDA Z4.

THYMUS serpyllum var. coccineus 'Red Creeping', Red Flowered Thyme THYMUS serpyllum var. coccineus 'Red Creeping'
Red Flowered Thyme

Perennial Herb: Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Low growing and mat forming. Use as ground cover, rock garden, edger or filler. One of the most vividly colored Thymes. Attracts butterfliles. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: crimson-magenta. Water: moderate/dry. Size: 2-4" x 12-48". Exposure: sun. USDA Z4.

THYMUS vulgaris 'Argenteus' (Silver), Silver Thyme THYMUS vulgaris 'Argenteus' (Silver)
Silver Thyme

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Gray & white variegated foliage. Good substitute for English Thyme. Culinary use fresh or dried. Good border, pot & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: lavender pink. Ht: 6-15". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

THYMUS vulgaris 'Dot Wells' (French Culinary), French Culinary Thyme THYMUS vulgaris 'Dot Wells' (French Culinary)
French Culinary Thyme

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. An excellent choice for a culinary garden-nice flavor. Grows well in borders, rock gardens & containers. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: pale pink. Growth: upright, 4-12" x 12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable THYMUS vulgaris 'Silver Posie'
Silver Posie Thyme

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Drought & coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Gray-green foliage w/ white edge. Good substitute for English Thyme. Culinary uses fresh or dried. Good border, pot & rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: lavender pink. Ht: 6-12". W: 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

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