These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.Satureja douglasii
Perennial, native from Los Angeles County in Southern California to British Columbia. Plant grows to 6 in. high, spreading to 3 ft. wide by slender stems that root as they grow. Roundish, scallop-edged, 1-in. leaves have a strong minty scent. Small white or lavender-tinted flowers in spring and summer. Grown as a groundcover. Dried leaves make a pleasant tea, which early settlers drank to treat a variety of ailments, hence the plant’s common name (Spanish for “good herb”). Prefers part shade but tolerates full sun in cool-summer climates. Grows best in rich, moist soil but takes drought as well as boggy conditions.
Native along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Northern California. Grows fairly quickly to 20–35...
‘Mouchang’ has very large, single to semidouble salmon-pink flowers. Vigorous.
Native to California, southwest Oregon, and Arizona. Grows to 3–15 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide. Grown n...