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.
From Corsica, Sardinia. Erect or sprawling, to 2–3 ft. tall and wide. Substantial enough to use ...
Has been confused with C. t. ‘Skylark’ but seems to be a larger plant, to 9 ft. t...
With the look of a giant artichoke—they’re related—this Mediterranean native (Cy...