HERBS & FLOWERS "M-N"
MARJORAM
Origanum majorana
ANNUAL
FULL SUN
Height: Under 6 inches to 3 feet. Width: 12-18 inches
Sweet marjoram is the variety most are familiar with.
Its leaves are used to add a distinctive strong, spicy
flavor to soups, sauces, stuffings, stews, sausages
and meatloaf. Rubbing with fresh leaves before
roasting improves all strong meats. A must in German
potato soup. White flowers.
French Marigold
Tagetes patula
ANNUAL
SUN
8-12 inches high
Preferred variety of marigold for insect
control. Compact plants are ideal for
interplanting.and will flower all summer long.
They may reseed, coming back year after
year, in spots where they're happy.
MARSHMALLOW
Althaea officinalis
HARDY PERENNIAL
SUN
Grows to 5 ft. by 3 ft.
Marshmallow root along with peppermint brings soothing relief for people
experiencing painful digestive issues or it can be mixed with cinnamon for
little ones with sore throats. Use the leaves and flowers as poultices to
soothe skin irritations, bruising, and irritation. Make a tea of the leaves and
flowers for bronchitis, and cough.  The roots contain more than 30%
mucilage that is soothing to mucus membranes and the digestive tract. The
leaves in early spring, make a mild tasting, and healthful salad.
MEADOWSWEET
HARDY PERENNIAL TO ZONE 2
SUN –PART SHADE
Height of 2.5 ft and a Width of 2.5 ft
Meadowsweet was the key headache-busting ingredient from
which aspirin was synthesized; Bayer times, meadowsweet was
used as an anti-inflammatory to reduce the symptoms of
arthritis and rheumatism. And, because the herb is gentle on the
stomach, it also was used to treat stomach upsets, feverish
colds, diarrhea and heartburn. Cooks used the herb to flavor
beers, meads and wines and added it to soups for an
interesting almond flavor. As a cosmetic, it was soaked in
rainwater and used as astringent and skin conditioner.
MEXICAN HAT
Ratibida columnifera
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 4-11
SUN
Height: 3.0'. Mature Width: 2.0'.
n the home wildflower or perennial garden, it is a delightful plant
that blooms freely over a long period, makes a great
long-stemmed, interesting cut flower, and does well in that hot, dry,
poor-soil area that nothing else seems to grow in.  It is yet another
perennial member of the huge Aster family, and close relatives
include sunflowers, black-eyed Susans, shasta daisies, and purple
coneflower, to name a few. Historically Mexican Hat has been
used for its medicinal properties.  The Indians boiled leaves and
flowers to make a tea to use externally on snakebites and to
reduce symptoms caused by poison ivy.
MOTHERWORT
Leonurus cardiaca
HARDY PERENNIAL-ZONE 4-8
SUN/PART SHADE
height of up to 5 feet and a width of 2 feet.
Especially valuable for PMS, menstrual pain and delayed
menstruation. Gentle sedative – tincture referred to as a little "There-
There" in a bottle.
. Helps calm the entire nervous system. Strengthens the heart and
often prescribed for palpitations.
MINT
Mentha
HARDY PERENNIAL
SUN OR SHADE
Those who know the mints, know they
don't require much of a green thumb to
grow.
There are many varieties with
multitudes of uses in the kitchen, in
commerce and in medicine.
Grow indoors or out in full or partial sun.
MONARDA “FIREBALL”
(BERGAMOT)(BEE-BALM)
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 3-9
SUN
15-20" tall x 18-20" wide
NATIVE PLANT
Exceptionally handsome aromatic herbs with compact spikes of
bright, scarlet-red flowers.  The fragrance resembles that of the
tropical tree orange bergamot, hence its name. Also known as
bee balm, for bees and hummingbirds are constant visitors.
Citrus-scented leaves and flowers make a pleasant, soothing
tisane. Young leaf tips and flowers improve appearance and taste
of salads
.
NASTURTIUM
Tropaeolum
ANNUAL
SUN/PART SHADE
Young leaves and flowers taste pleasantly
“peppery”. They have unusually high
vitamin C content. Immature green seeds
can substitute for capers.
Ideal for borders, windowboxes and
hanging baskets; yellow, orange and red
colors.
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MEADOW CLARY
Salvia pratensis
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 3-8
SUN
Height: 18-23 inches. Spread: 18-23 inches.
(Meadow sage) Meadow Clary is very showy during its
bloom phase; the spent flowers drop neatly off and new
buds at the top of the bloom spikes open in succession
for many weeks. These flowers are alive with bees and
butterflies on sunny summer days, and are frequently
visited by hummingbirds. Meadow Clary is also
reported to be a deer resistant plant, . Sometimes used
like clary sage. Aromatic.
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PINEAPPLE MINT
SPEARMINT
MANDRAKE
Mandragora officinarum
HARDY PERENNIAL ZONES 6-8
FULL SUN-PART SHADE
Height 2-6 inches
Mandrake plants bloom in spring with lovely blue and
white blossoms, and in late summer the plants
produce attractive (but inedible) red-orange berries.
Mandrake roots can grow up to 4 feet long and
sometimes bear a remarkable resemblance to a
human figure. This resemblance and the fact that
eating parts of the plant brings on hallucinations have
resulted in a rich tradition in folklore and the occult.
Growing mandrake in deep, rich soil is easy;
however, the roots will rot in poorly drained or clay
soil.