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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PV01 Valeriana officinalis Valerian

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. up to 1.2m. Clusters of small sweetly-scented pale pink/white flowers in summer. Mid green deeply divided and toothed leaves. Traditional medicinal herb. Prefers a damp situation. 

Aspect : Partial Shade/Moist

Flower colour : Pink/White

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PV03 Verbena officinalis Vervain

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. up to 90cm. Tiny clusters of terminal very pale lilac flowers in summer. Deeply divided green leaves with curved teeth. Important medicinal herb.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : Lilac

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PV04 Viola cornuta 'Bowles Black' Black Violet

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 15 cm. Small black pansy shaped flowers from spring until early autumn. Small mid-green, toothed heart-shaped leaves. Use flowers in salads.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : Black

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PV05 Viola tricolor Heartsease, Wild Pansy

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. up to 30cm. Small tricolour flowers from spring until early autumn. Small mid green toothed heart-shaped leaves. Use flowers in salads.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : Purple

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PV06 Viola odorata Sweet Violet

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 15 cm. Violet coloured sweetly scented flowers in spring. Toothed heart-shaped mid-green leaves. Use flowers in salads.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : Violet

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PV07 Viola riviniana Purpurea Group (V. Labradorica) Viola Riviniana

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 20 cm. Pale blue, purple flowers from spring until early autumn. Dark purple heart-shaped leaves. Use flowers in salads.

Aspect : Full Sun/Partial Shade

Flower colour : Mauve

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PV10 Viola 'Columbine' Viola Columbine

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 20cm. Very pretty white and purple splashed flowers all season. Mid green heart-shaped toothed leaves. Use flowers in salads.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : White/Purple

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PV13 Viola sororia 'Albiflora' White Violet

Fully hardy perennial, Ht. 10cm. Comparatively large, beautiful white flowers in early summer. Toothed heart-shaped mid-green leaves. Use flowers in salads.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : White

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial

PV16 Viola sororia 'Freckles' Viola Freckles - NEW!

Hardy perennial, Ht. 10cm. Comparatively large, beautiful white flowers with purple/violet freckles in early summer. Toothed heart-shaped mid-green leaves. Use flowers in salads.

Aspect : Full Sun

Flower colour : White, Violet, Purple

Hardiness : Hardy

Type : Perennial