The largest collection of Culinary Herbs in the UK. 

Herbs in the Herbetum

The following pages lists all of the herbs featured in our Herbetum. Our herb plants are available for purchase direct from the farm at our Open days or by Collection, by prior arrangment. All of our herbs are propagated and trialled at the herb farm and grown for the British garden. Available in 1lt and 2lt pots.

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PA01 Achillea ageratum English Mace

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 30-45 cm. Clusters of small creamy daisy-flowers in summer. Culinary, mild flavoured leaves used in soups and stews.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Cream

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PA03 Achillea millefolium Yarrow, Woundwort, Milfoil

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 30-90cm. Small greyish white to pale pink flowers grouped in flat clusters all summer. Green feathery foliage. Ancient medicinal herb.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : White/Pink

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PA06 Acinos alpinus Alpine Basil, Basil Thyme

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 20 cm. Small white lipped pink/mauve flowers all summer. Highly aromatic small grey green leaves. Good in meat or vegetable stews. Also medicinal.

Aspect : Full Sun/Well Drained

Flower colour : Pink/Mauve

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PA08 Agastache foeniculum (Pursh) Anise Hyssop

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 70 cm. Long purple flower spikes in summer. Aniseed-scented leaves which can be used in salads. Medicinal, used to treat coughs.

Aspect : Full Sun/Well Drained

Flower colour : Purple

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PA10 Agastache rugosa Korean Mint, Huo Xiang

Frost hardy perennial, Ht. up to 1m. Lovely mauve/purple tubular flower spikes in summer. Distinctly minty flavoured leaves. Culinary and medicinal.

Aspect : Full Sun/Well Drained

Flower colour : Mauve/Purple

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Perennial

PA16 Allium cepa Proliferum Group Tree Onion, Catawissa Onion

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. up to 1.5m. Small greenish white flowers in second summer. These are followed by small bulbs which form at the top of the stem. The whole plant is edible.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : White/Green

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PA17 Allium fistulosum Welsh Onion, Japanese Leek

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 50 cm. Large creamy white globe shaped flowers in early summer of the second season. Whole plant is edible and also medicinal.

Aspect : Well drained

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PA18 Allium fistulosum 'Red Welsh' Red Welsh Onion

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 50 cm. Large creamy white globe shaped flowers in early summer of the second season. The lower green stems have a red tinge. Whole plant is edible and also medicinal.

Aspect : Well drained

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PA19 Allium nutans Siberian Chives, Blue Chives, Chi si shan jiu

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 40 cm. Blue/mauve star shaped flowers in summer. The flat green leaves have mild onion/garlic flavour. Add to salads, egg and cheese dishes etc.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Blue/Mauve

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PA22 Allium schoenoprasum Chives

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 30 cm. Purple globe shaped flowers in spring. Leaves and flowers have mild onion flavour. Add to salads, egg and cheese dishes.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Purple

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial