|Herbs & Flowers "B"
BALLOON FLOWER “SENTIMENTAL BLUE”
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-8
6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
Dwarf variety. Clump-forming perennial so named because its flower buds puff up like balloons before opening.
The root of balloon flower is used extensively in Asia as an anti-inflammatory in the treatment of coughs and
colds. It is used in latent remedies and sold as platycodi commemorating it.
SUN – PART SHADE
Like wine, bay leaf is a foundation
flavor of French cuisine. Meat, fish
and poultry dishes almost always
have a touch. Frost-sensitive small
trees; best grown in tubs that afford
easy movement indoors during
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 4-10
SUN – PART SHADE
HEIGHT to 4 feet, but usually shorter.
This species is striking when massed in
sunny borders. It attracts bees, butterflies,
moths, and hummingbirds. Apparently, few
herbivores eat its foliage. The roots (along
with those of all the other plants) help to
stabilize the soil, even during seasons when
this perennial plant is dormant.
|SILVER HEART BRUNNERA
Brunnera macrophylla Silver Heart
HARDY PERENNIAL–ZONES 4- 9
SHADE – SOME SUN
Height 6 - 12 in. Width 12 - 24 in
A great choice for a woodland garden that grows
well in all but the driest, shadiest conditions!
The thick, heart-shaped leaves are tolerant of sun
with little, if any, scorching. It's like a Hosta that takes
drier shade and doesn't get eaten by deer or slugs.
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 3-10
Height: 8 to 20 feet. Width: To 8 feet
A magnet for all the butterflies who pass through
your garden seeking nectar. Many butterfly
gardeners plan their garden around Buddleia
(pronounced BUD-lee-ah), a genus that includes
over 100 species and cultivars. Also called
summer lilac, the medium- to large-sized shrubs
can anchor a perennial bed or form a hedge
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 4-9
Height: 1 to 2 feet. Spread: 1 to 1 1/2
flower clusters in early June. Flowering goes
on for many attract a variety of butterflies to
your property, especially monarchs. Roots
act specifically on the lungs as an
expectorant and anti-inflammatory. Valuable
for all chest complaints, including pleurisy.
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Height: 3 feet. Width: 1 foot
HARDY PERENNIAL ZONES 4-9
(Red-veined dock; Bloodwort)
British native with rosettes of striking light green leaves
marked with bright maroon-colored veins. Very interesting
new salad green! Has been used medicinally for cancer
and for various blood diseases.
Basil's Greek name basileus, meaning "king,"
indicates its royal position among herbs. The
fanciers, and rightly so, for they offer an amazing
array of flavors and scents, and they are a
constant source of inspiration in the kitchen.
|GREEK COLUMNAR BASIL
This is an herb for those who like to have basil year-
round. This is a perennial basil. Yes, you saw that
correctly–perennial! Unlike other annual basils, this one
does not set seed and die. That means that it will not
flower on you, and consequently, it will not get woody
and lose its taste