These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.Satureja douglasii
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 strong minty scent. Small white or lavender-tinted flowers in spring and summer. Grown as a ground cover. 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.
Bushy dwarf1 1/2–2 ft. high, 2 1/2 ft. wide.Dark green, needlelike leaves;twisted branches.
Native to cool, shaded canyonsin California mountain regionsbelow 4,500 ft. Slow-growingconifer to 15–...
‘Buddha’ has a very large, rose-pink flower; inner petals unusually erect and wavy. Fast grower.