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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PP02 Papaver rhoeas Field Poppy, Common Poppy

Fully hardy annual, Ht. up to 80cm. Large scarlet flowers in summer. Toothed and lobed green leaves. Seed used in baking, petals used in medicine. Seeds may lie dormant for many years.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Red

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Annual

PP23 Perilla frutescens var. purpurascens Purple Shiso, Beefsteak Plant

Half hardy annual, Ht. up to 1m. Small pink flowers in spikes in summer. Large purple crinkly leaves. Culinary, use in stir fry dishes with Japanese raw fish and tempura.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : Pink

Hardiness : Half Hardy

Type : Annual

PP24 Persicaria odorata Vietnamese Coriander, Rau Ram

Tropical perennial. Frost tender. Ht. 45 cm. Attractive small, creamy-white flowers in late summer on mature plants, but rarely in cold climates. Green narrow pointed leaves with a maroon V shape marking near the base. Culinary, do not cook, add just before serving. Very strong aromatic flavour. Protect well in winter.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Perennial

PP25 Petroselinum crispum Parsley

Fully hardy biennial, Ht. 40 cm. Flat umbels of small creamy white flowers in the summer of the second season. Bright green, serrated, curly leaves. Culinary, a rich source of vitamins and iron. Grow in a rich soil. Read more about Parsley.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Biennial

PP26 Petroselinum crispum French French Parsley

Frost hardy biennial, Ht. 60 cm. Flat umbels of small creamy white flowers in the summer of the second season. Dark green, serrated leaves. Culinary, good strong flavour, a rich source of vitamins and iron. Grow in a rich soil. Read more about Parsley.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Biennial

PP29 Phytolacca americana Pokeroot, Poke Berry

Frost hardy perennial, Ht. up to 1.5m. Long clusters of small cup shaped pink flowers in summer which are followed by black berries in autumn. Mid green lance shaped leaves that turn orange and pink in autumn. Medicinal, not for self-medication. Stunning plant for the garden. POISONOUS.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : Pink

Hardiness : Frost Hardy

Type : Perennial

PP30 Plectranthus madagascariensis 'Variegated Mintleaf' Variegated Mintleaf

Tropical perennial, evergreen. Frost tender. Ht.15cm. Trailing habit. Small white flowers throughout the season. Scented green and white variegated leaves. Medicinal.

Aspect : Partial Shade

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Frost Tender

Type : Perennial

PP31 Polemonium caeruleum Jacob's Ladder

Fully hardy perennial, Ht.up to 1m. Clusters of small cup shaped blue/white flowers in summer. Pinnately divided mid green leaves. Traditional medicinal herb.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : Blue/White

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PP34 Polemonium pauciflorum Mexican Jacob's Ladder

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 40 cm. Clusters of tubular drooping yellow flowers with pink buds in summer. Pinnately divided green leaves. Traditional medicinal herb.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : Yellow

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PP36 Portulaca oleracea Purslane

Half hardy annual, Ht. 45 cm. Small yellow flowers in summer. Succulent oval green leaves which taste like mangetout, excellent in salads. Medicinal.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : Yellow

Hardiness : Half Hardy

Type : Annual

Seeds only available