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Valerian

Botanical Name: Valerian officinalis Common  name(s): Valerian GROWING Perennial, herbaceous | Zones 4-7 | Partial shade | 3-4’ clumping | blooms late spring / early summer (white flowers with a touch of pink, very fragrant)** Woodland plant. Can tolerate sun as long as it stays wet. Direct sow. Space plants 12-15” apart.…

Wood Betony

Botanical Name: Betonica officinalis (Stachys officinalis) | Family: Labiatae (Mint family) Common name(s): Wood Betony, Betony GROWING Perennial, herbaceous | zones 5-8 | 1′ tall | purple blooms from midsummer, on Woodland plant, prefers a moist / shady growing habitat. Will grow in clay. Not a rapid spreader. Seeds need to be stratified for…

Catnip

Botanical Name: Nepeta Cataria | Family: Labiatae (Mint family) Common name(s): Catnip, Nebada (Spanish) GROWING Perennial; herbaceous | zones 3-7 | 15-24 inches tall | white, purple-spotted flowers on and off in the summer. Found in many environments. Full sun to shade, no special soil needs. Reseeds readily Companion planting: french or red-veined sorrels,…

Dandelion

Botanical Name: Taraxacum Officianale | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Dandelion GROWING Perennial, herbaceous, broad-leaf | zones 3-9 | full sun to part shade | 8 – 24″ Found everywhere, lawns, gardens, roadsides, etc. Does best in fertile soil. HARVESTING Parts used: Roots, leaves, flowers Harvest leaves anytime, but spring leaves are…

Chamomile

Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita (German chamomile), Chamaemelum nobile (Roman) | Family: Compositae Common name(s): Chamomile, German chamomile, Roman chamomile (a.k.a garden chamomile) GROWING German chamomile (annual, to 24″), Roman chamomile (perennial, herbaceous, 8-10″) | Zones 4-9 | Full sun / Partial shade | blooms June – frost (white, daisy-like flowers) Likes well-drained soil. Flowers…