Fresh Clips: Fabulous Herbs for Your 2010 Garden

| February/March 2010

  • Eryngium foetidum ‘Mexican coriander’
    Richter's Herb Specialists
  • Calendula officinalis ‘Solis Sponsa’
    Horizon Herbs
  • Aeollanthus suaveolens ‘Catinga de Mulata’
    Well-Sweep Herb Farm
  • Ocimum basilicum ‘Amethyst Improved’
    Johnny's Selected Seeds
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Mac ‘N Cheese’
    Richter's Herb Specialists

Are you on the lookout for a quirky and inspirational addition to your garden? Check out these five unusual herb varieties.

•  Calendula officinalis ‘Solis Sponsa’
(Medicinal) (Fragrant)

Also known as “Bride of the Sun,” this calendula has anti-inflammatory properties and promotes wound healing. You can grow this heirloom perennial as a container plant. Available from Horizon Herbs.  

•  Echinacea purpurea ‘Mac ‘N Cheese’  

Bright yellow petals emerge from this tall drought-tolerant coneflower. It thrives in heat and humidity, is ideal for sunny borders, and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Available from Richter’s Herb Specialists.  

•  Aeollanthus suaveolens ‘Catinga de Mulata’  
(Medicinal) (Fragrant)

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