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Visual Plant Guide: Grow These Herbs In Your Colonial Garden

By The Herb Companion staff
December/January 2011
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Use our visual plant guide to view all of the plants mentioned in our Colonial garden-relaed articles.

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Thyme (Thyme vulgaris)

Lavender (Lavandula spp.)

Bee balm (Monarda didyma)

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Mint (Mentha x piperita)

Violet (Viola odorata)

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Pinks (Dianthus spp.)

Myrtle (Myrtus communis)

Lovage (Levisticum officinale)

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Globe thistle (Echinops ritro)

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Rose (Rosa spp.)

Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus)

Larkspur (Delphinium spp.)

Dill (Anethum graveolens)

Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana)

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Costmary (Tanacetum balsamita)

Bedstraw (Galium verum)

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

Chives (Allium schoenoprasum)

Flax (Linum usitatissimum)

To buy these herbs, visit the Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plans (, The Fragrant Path ( or Sand Mountain Herbs (
Learn more about Colonial herbs and don't forget to check out our garden design plans for a Colonial garden, and learn more about the actual gardens in Colonial Williamsburg.

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