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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PE01 Echinacea angustifolia Echinacea, Coneflower

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 60cm. Pink/red honey scented daisy like flowers with dark cone centre. Mid green linear leaves. It is the root that is used medicinally.

Aspect : Full Sun/Well Drained

Flower colour : Pink/Red

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PE02 Echinacea pallida Echinacea, Coneflower

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 80cm. Honey scented daisy like flowers with dark cone centre and long pink hanging petals. Narrow oval dark green leaves. It is the root that is used medicinally.

Aspect : Full Sun/Well Drained

Flower colour : Pink

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PE03 Echinacea purpurea Purple Echinacea, Purple Coneflower

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 1.2m. Purple/rose honey scented daisy like flowers with dark cone centre which becomes more pointed as the plant matures. Oval deeply veined leaves. It is the root that is used medicinally.

Aspect : Full Sun/Well Drained

Flower colour : Purple/Pink

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PE04 Echium vulgare Vipers Bugloss

Fully hardy biennial, Ht. up to 1m. Attractive bright blue/pink flowers in second summer. Narrow, bristly, mid green leaves. Old medicinal herb. Attracts butterflies.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : Blue/Pink

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Biennial

PE05 Elettaria cardamomum Cardamom

Frost tender, tropical, evergreen perennial, Ht. up to 3m in warm climates. Evergreen aromatic long leaves. Does not flower in Northern European climates. Use the leaves to flavour steamed fish or chicken.

Aspect : Partial Shade

Flower colour : Green leaves

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Perennial

PE06 Eriocephalus africanus South African Wild Rosemary

Frost hardy, evergreen shrub, Ht. up to 2m. Clusters of white daisy like flowers with deep maroon centers in autumn. Grey aromatic soft thin leaves. Important medicinal plant. Also culinary, used with lamb.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Shrub

PE07 Eruca vesicaria subsp sativa Salad Rocket

Half hardy annual, Ht. up to 90 cm. Cream flowers with dark brown veins in summer. Oval, serrated lanced shaped mid green leaves. The leaves and flowers are delicious in salads.

Aspect : Partial Shade

Flower colour : Cream

Hardiness : Half Hardy

Type : Annual

Seeds only available

PE14 Eruca vesicara subsp. Sativa 'Dentellata' Salad Rocket Dentellata

Annual, Ht. up to 90cm. Cream flowers with dark brown veins in summer. Oval, serrated lanced shaped mid green leaves. The leaves and flowers are delicious in salads.

Aspect : Partial Shade

Flower colour : Cream

Hardiness : Half Hardy

Type : Annual