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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PB01 Beta vulgaris 'Bull's Blood' Bulls Blood

Fully hardy biennial, grown as annual. Ht 30 cm. Deep red leaves, very attractive, good in the vegetable garden or the herb garden. Use young leaves in salads or as a vegetable.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Red leaves

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Biennial

PB02 Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla var. flavescens 'Rhubarb Chard' AGM Rhubarb Chard

Fully hardy biennial, grown as annual, Ht 45 cm. Lovely red ribbed leaves, which make a great spot plant in the garden. The young leaves can be eaten raw or steamed to be served as a vegetable.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Red leaves

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Biennial

PB03 Borago officinalis Borage

Frost hardy annual, Ht. 60 cm. Attractive star shaped blue flowers in summer. Flowers can be used in drinks and salads. Young leaves used in salads.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Blue

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Annual

PB04 Borago officinalis 'Alba' White Borage

Frost hardy annual, Ht. 45 cm. Attractive star shaped white flowers in summer. Flowers can be used in drinks and salads. Young leaves used in salads.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Annual

Seeds only available

PB05 Borago pygmaea Prostrate Borage, Corsican Borage

Half hardy perennial, Ht. 45 cm. Lovely pale blue small star shaped flowers. Rough bristly oval green leaves (can cause contact rashes). Medicinal.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Blue

Hardiness : Half Hardy

Type : Perennial

PB06 Brassica rapa var. japonica Mizuna, Japanese Green

Frost hardy annual, Ht. 18 cm. Green serrated leaves that are good in stir-fry dishes and salads. Over-winters well under cover for winter salads.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Green leaves

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Annual

Seeds only available

PB07 Brassica rapa var. purpurea Purple Flowering Choy Sum

Frost hardy annual, Ht. 80cm. Purple stems, yellow flowers in summer. Leaves, stems and flowers are all edible. Use in salads and stir fry dishes.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Yellow

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Annual

Seeds only available

PB12 Bulbine frutescens African Bulbine, Burn Jelly Plant

Frost tender perennial, Ht. 45cm. Star shaped yellow or orange flowers throughout the year. Succulent foliage. The sap in the leaves is used for healing in South Africa.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Yellow/Orange

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Perennial

PB13 Brassica 'Golden Streaks' Golden Mustard

Frost hardy annual, Ht 15cm. The leaves have a wonderful flavour, the taste starts off as new potatoes and develops into mustard. Grow as a cut and come again salad herb.

Aspect : Partial Shade

Flower colour : Green

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Annual

PB14 Brassica juncea 'Rubra' Red Mustard

Frost hardy annual, Ht. 30cm. Yellow flowers in summer. Oval red/purple tinted leaves with toothed edge. The leaves and flowers have a mild pungent taste, great in salads.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : Yellow

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Annual

Seeds only available