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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PC01 Calamintha grandiflora Calamint Grandiflora

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 45 cm. Lovely pink flowers in summer. Lightly mint scented oval toothed leaves. Culinary and medicinal

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Pink

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PC03 Calamintha nepeta Lesser Calamint

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 30 cm. Small purple/white flowers in summer. Whole plant is aromatic. Traditional medicinal herb.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Purple/White

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PC04 Calamintha menthifolia Calamint, Mountain Balm

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 60cm. Pale pink flowers in summer. Mint scented oval toothed leaves. Culinary and medicinal.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Pink

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PC05 Calendula officinalis Pot Marigold

Frost hardy annual, Ht. 45 cm. Orange/yellow single flowers throughout the season until the first frosts. Oval slightly hairy leaves. Culinary, use flowers in salads. Important medicinal herb. Read more about Calendula.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Orange/Yellow

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Annual

PC06 Calendula officinalis Fiesta Gitana Group AGM Marigold Fiesta Gitana

Frost hardy annual, Ht. 30 cm. Orange/yellow double flowers throughout the season until the first frosts. Culinary, use flowers in salads. Important medicinal herb. 

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Orange/Yellow

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Annual

PC07 Calomeria amaranthoides (Humea elegans) Incense Plant

Half hardy annual, Ht. 1m. Delicate tiny coral flower bracts in late summer and early autumn. Aromatic textured leaves. Whole plant is incense scented. Can cause irritation to touch.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Cream

Hardiness : Half Hardy

Type : Annual

PC10 Carum carvi Caraway

Fully hardy biennial, Ht. first year 20 cm, second year 60 cm. Tiny clusters of creamy white flowers in early summer of second season. Feathery bright green leaves. Seeds used in cooking. Leaves used in salads. Also used medicinally.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Biennial

PC12 Centaurea cyanus Cornflower

Frost hardy annual, Ht. 75 cm. Lovely bright blue flowers in summer. Lance shaped grey green leaves. Attracts bees and butterflies. Medicinal, the seeds were used as a mild laxative.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Blue

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Annual

PC14 Centella asiatica Gotu Kola, Indian Pennywort, Tiger Grass

Half hardy perennial, creeping, Ht. 20 cm. Tiny pink flowers in summer. Bright green kidney shaped leaves. Outstandingly important medicinal herb used in the treatment of leprosy and helps restore the memory.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Pink

Hardiness : Half Hardy

Type : Perennial

PC16 Centranthus ruber Red Valerian, Jupiter's Beard

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 60 cm. Showy fragrant red flowers in summer. Oval pointed grey green leaves. Excellent butterfly plant.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : Red

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial