Garden Dreams: Plants for a Dream Garden

Create your perfect garden with these herbs and plants

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Plants for dramatic color

Beets (Beta vulgaris, Crassa Group)
Burgundy bush beans (Phaseolus vulgaris cvs.)
Castor bean (Ricinus communis ‘Carmencita’ or ‘Impala’)
Eggplant (Solanum melongena cvs.)
Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Pelargonium ‘Chocolate Mint’
Perilla frutescens
Salvia ‘May Night’
Scarlet bee balm (Monarda didyma)

Silvers and Pastels

Beach wormwood (Artemisia stelleriana)
Catmint (Nepeta spp.)
Cottage pinks (Dianthus plumarius)
Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)
Lamb’s-ears (Stachys byzantina)
Lavender-cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus)
Lemon mint (Monarda citriodora)
Mountain mint (Pycnanthemum spp.)
Salvia officinalis ‘Berggarten’
Verbena bonariensis

Chartreuses and other brigh colors

Agastache barberi
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Golden oregano (Origanum vulgare ‘Aureum’)
Golden thyme (Thymus ¥citriodorus cvs.)
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus cvs.)
Rose campion (Lychnis coronaria)
Salvia coccinea ‘Lady in Red’
Signet marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia ‘Lemon Gem’)
Sorrel (Rumex acetosa)
Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua)

Variegated Foliage

Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana ‘Variegata’)
Iris pallida ‘Variegata’
Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis ‘Aurea’)
Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus ‘Alaska’)
New Zealand flax (Phormium cvs.)
Pelargonium ‘Atomic Snowflake’, ‘Lady Plymouth’,
‘Prince Rupert’, ­‘Variegated Nutmeg’
Pineapple mint (Mentha suaveolens)
Rue (Ruta graveolens ‘Variegata’)
Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’
Yucca flaccida ‘Golden Sword’