Herbs, Perennials, Shrubs
These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.Satureja montana
Fromsouthern Europe. To 15 in. highand 2 ft. wide. Stiff, narrow toroundish leaves; not as delicatein flavor as summer savory.Use leaves fresh or dried; clipat start of flowering seasonfor drying. Blooms profusely insummer, bearing whorls ofsmall white to lilac flowers thatare attractive to bees. Use inrock garden, as dwarf clippedhedge in herb garden (spaceplants 1 1/2 ft. apart). Grow inlight, well-drained soil. Cut backas needed to keep compact.Full sun. Moderate water.
Native to Southern California. Stout-trunked tree to about 60 ft. tall and 30 ft. wide. Needles are si...
Native to dry slopes and canyons below 4,000-ft. elevation in coast ranges and Sierra Nevada foothills...
Many hybrids areobtainable, either as blends orin single colors. Most must begrown from seed.