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AGRIMONY
Agrimonia eupatoria
HARDY PERENNIAL ZONES 5-9
SUN
Can reach 5 ‘ in Height and Width of 3.5
Naturalized to North America. Perfect for meadow or butterfly
gardens, the whole plant is fragrant. Appropriate for mid or
back of the border plantings, the slender arching green stems
producing small yellow flowers from early summer onward. The
tea has a great reputation as a wash for healing wounds and skin
eruptions. It was the origin of the French herbal lotion eau de
arquebasade, one of the first treatments for gunshot wounds.
Some studies have indicated it may promote clotting. Today it
is primarily known for its astringent and tonic qualities.
Internally, the tea is thought to be useful for liver, kidney and
bladder problems. It produces yellow, gold and green dyes with
very good fastness and contains tannins, making it appropriate
for treating leathers
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AJUGA ‘BERGUNDY GLOW’
Ajuga reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
HARDY PERENNIAL – ZONES 4-10
PART TO FULL SUN
Ht, 2-4” X Width 12”
(Bugleweed) Excellent spreading groundcover featuring colorful burgundy tinged
pale green and cream variegated foliage and deep blue flower spikes. Forms a
dense, carpet-like mat, even in shady areas!
Bugle has a long history of use as a wound herb and, although little used today, it
is still considered very useful in arresting haemorrhages and is also used in the
treatment of coughs and spitting of blood in incipient consumption. The plant
contains digitalis-like substances  and is thought to possess heart tonic
properties. It has also been considered good for the treatment of excessive
alcohol intake. The whole plant is aromatic, astringent and bitter. It is widely
used in various preparations against throat irritations and especially in the
treatment of mouth ulcers.
ALKANET
(Bugloss)
Anchusa officinalis
BIENNIAL – SELF SEEDS
ZONES 4-9
SUN/PART SHADE
Height of 2 ft and a Width of 16 in
Beautiful clear purple-blue flowers to the garden in June and July. It has
been used as a diuretic, and to induce perspiration. The root decoction
was thought to have blood cleansing action. Said to be effective when
applied topically for ulcers and injuries to the skin. The plant is a
biennial, preferring dry, sandy soil and full sun. Hardy through a wide
range of zones and generously self-seeding, an individual plant can
produce 900 seeds. Although sometimes an unwanted volunteer in
hayfields, it is indispensable in hummingbird and bee gardens, where the
lovely trumpet-shaped flowers will easily attract these busy visitors.
ALLHEAL
Prunella vulgaris
GROUND COVER
SUN or SHADE
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONE 4-9
Infusion is effective medicine for most internal and
external wounds due to its astringent action. Also as
a gargle for sore throat.
ALOE VERA
Aloe barbadensis
TENDER SUCCULENT
INDIRECT LIGHT OR SHADE
The famous healing plant. Fresh leaves can be split and
gel applied to treat minor burns, sunburn, wrinkles, insect
bites, minor cuts, scratches, and skin irritations. The
juice is also used internally for ulcers
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ANISE HYSSOP
Agastache foeniculum
HARDY PERENNIAL ZONES 4-9
SUN/PART SHADE
Height: 48". Width: 36".
Attractive honey plant; produces abundant
nectar which yields a light fragrant honey.
Strongly anise-scented; delightful for tea or as
culinary seasoning. Showy blue or white flowers
ARNICA
Arnica montana
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 6-9
SUN-PART SHADE
This is the official Arnica which is the basis for
many homeopathic remedies, salves etc.
Traditional European folk use as a poultice to
relieve pain and reduce inflammation of sprains
and bruises
AVENS
Geum urbanum
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 5-9
SUN-SHADE
Height of 2 ft and a Width of 20 in
(Herb bennet) Once known as the herba benedicta, the blessed herb. In the Middle
Ages the plant was thought to evoke the presence of Christ and offer protection
against evil influence. It appears as a decorative feature in the stonework and
stained glass of Medieval cathedrals, the three leaves symbolizing the Trinity, and
the five-petalled flowers the five wounds of the crucifixion. Medicinally it is
thought to be beneficial against stomach upset, and as an external application to
wounds. It contains tannins that give it an astringent, anti-inflammatory effect.
Native to Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean, it is a perennial preferring rich
moist soil in shade. The root has a clove scent, and was much prized as a flavoring
for ale and stews. Medieval gardeners would only harvest the root on March 25,
and only under certain conditions, but for modern usage the root can be harvested
anytime in the spring and used fresh or dried.
ASTRAGALUS
Astragalus membranaceus
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONES 6-11
SUN/PART SHADE
Width 4ft. Height up to 10ft.
Has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands
of years,to support and enhance the immune system.
Astragalus has also been used for heart disease. The root of
the astragalus plant is the medicinal part, and is usually
harvested from 4-year-old plants
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ARTEMESIA SILVER MOUND
Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'
HARDY PERENNIAL- Zones 5-8
SUN
Height: 8-10 In. Spread: 10-15 In.
Soft, silky, shimmering silver foliage.
Wormwood is the defining ingredient of vermouth,
without which the martini could not exist.
Bitter herbs kick-start the digestive system, stimulate
the liver, and boost the immune system.
AZTEC SWEET HERB
Phyla dulcis
TENDER PERENNIAL- ZONES 11+
SUN
Mexican herb used since at least the time of the
Aztecs for coughs, colds, bronchitis, asthma, and
colic. Leaves contain the intensely sweet compound
hernandulcin (1000 times sweeter than sugar) but high
camphor content makes them unsuitable for use as a
sugar substitute. Fast growing, low creeper, with
small white flowers; excellent in hanging baskets
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Anemone Pretty Lady Diana
(Wind Flower)

Anemone hupehensis 'Pretty Lady Diana'
HARDY PERENNIAL – ZONES 3-9
Light shade/Shade
Height:14-16 In-Spread:18-24 In
Large two inch flowers in late summer/early
fall on short, compact plants. Attractive dark
green foliage provides a nice filler through
the summer. Long-lived plants provide
elegant color to the border or woodland edge