HERBS & FLOWERS "M-N"

MAIDEN’S TEARS
Silene vulgaris
HARDY PERENNIAL- ZONES 5-8
SUN
Height of 16 in Width of 16 in
Native to Europe. Creeping, branched stems bear smooth
leaves that give rise to clouds of inflated white flowers that
in turn become upright capsules filled with seeds. Heirloom
rock garden plant.  Edible leaves are commonly used as a
potherb in European cuisine. As an herbal remedy, used
fresh in creams and lotions; dried herb is a fumigant. The
flowers are open all day but their clove-like scent is only
emitted in the evening attracting long tongued moths
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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