Overview

Skagit Valley’s climate is perfect for herbs. The typical English herb garden’s structure, history, purpose and order have been interpreted for Northwest living. Different hedging materials surround the formal design creating a room-like feel with themed gardens informally planted within.

Herb Garden Plant List

Area#Botanical NameCultivarCommon NameTreeNative
Culinary1Allium ampeloprasumelephant garlic
Culinary2Allium schoenoprasumchives
Culinary3Allium tuberosumgarlic chives
Culinary4Chenopodium bonushenricusgood King Henry; poor man's spinach
Culinary5Coriandrum sativumcilantro
Culinary6Foeniculum vulgarefennel
Culinary7Laurus nobilisbay leaf; sweet bay laurel
Culinary8Menthachocolate mint
Culinary9Ocimum basilicumsweet basil
Culinary10Ocimum basilicumThai basil
Culinary11Origanumhardy marjoram
Culinary12Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'golden creeping oregano
Culinary13Origanum vulgareGreek oregano
Culinary14Origanum vulgareItalian oregano
Culinary15Origanum vulgare 'Variegata'variegated oregano
Culinary16Petroselinum crispuscurly parsley
Culinary17Petroselinum sativumItalian parsley
Culinary18Rosmarinus officinalisrosemary
Culinary19Rumex scutatusFrench sorrel; buckler's sorrel
Culinary20Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten'common sage
Culinary21Salvia officinaliscommon sage
Culinary22Sanguisorba minorsalad burnet
Culinary23Satureja hortensissummer savory
Culinary24Stevia Rebaudiana
Culinary25Thymuslime
Culinary26Thymuscaraway thyme
Culinary27Thymus vulgaris 'Argenteus'silver thyme
Culinary28Thymus vulgarisenglish thyme
Culinary29Tropaeolum majusnasturtium
Dye1Achilleayarrow
Dye4Allium cepaonion
Dye6Anthemis tinctoriagolden Marguerite
Dye9Asteracusdahlia
Dye10Baptisia tinctoriaindigo
Dye11Berberis aquifoliumOregon grape
Dye12Beta vulgarisbeets
Dye15Carthamus tinctoriussafflower
Dye15Carthamus tinctoriussafflower
Dye16Vacciniumblueberry
Dye17Cosmos sulfureuscosmos
Dye19Digitalis purpureafoxglove
Dye23Helianthus annuussunflower
Dye27Ocimum basilicumbasil
Dye31Reseda luteolaweld
Dye32Rubia tinctorum)madder
Dye33Rudbeckia fulgidablack-eyed Susan
Dye35Sambucus nigrablack elderberry*
Dye35Sambucus nigrablack elderberry*
Dye36Sanguinaria Canadensisbloodroot*
Dye39Stachys officinaliswood betony
Dye40Tagetes sppmarigold
Dye44Zinnia eleganszinnias
DyeAlnus rubrared alder
DyeCentaurea cyanusbatchelor's button
DyeGaultheria shallonsalal
Lavendar1Lavandula angustifolia 'Sachet'English
Lavendar2Lavandula stoechas 'Anouk Supreme'Spanish
Lavendar3Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'English
Lavendar4Lavandula stoechas 'Mulberry Ruffles'Spanish
Lavendar5Lavandula stoechas 'New Madrid Purple'Spanish
Lavendar6Lavandula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'Spanish
Lavendar7Lavandula 'Alba'white lavender
Lavendar8Lavandula stoechas 'Helmsdale'Spanish
Lavendar9Lavandula angustifolia 'Momparler'English
MedicinalAchillea millefoliumyarrow
MedicinalAllium sativumgarlic
MedicinalAlthaea officinaliscommon marshmallow
MedicinalAngelica archangelicagarden angelica, Norwegian angelica, wild celery
MedicinalArtemisia vulgarismugwort, common wormwood
MedicinalBorago officinalisborage
MedicinalCalendula officinalispot marigold, garden marigold, English or Scotch marigold
MedicinalChamaemelum nobileRoman chamomile
MedicinalEchinacea purpureapurple cornflower
MedicinalEutrochium purpureumJoe Pye weed
MedicinalFoeniculum vulgatefennel
MedicinalGalium odoratumsweet woodruff, sweet-scented bedstraw
MedicinalHamamelis virginianawitch hazel
MedicinalInula heleniumelecampane
MedicinalLeonurus cardiacamotherwort, lion's tail
MedicinalLevustucum officinalelovage
MedicinalMelissa officinalislemon balm
MedicinalNepeta catariacatmint, catnip
MedicinalPassifora incarnatapassionflower
MedicinalRosa 'Morning Magic'large-flowered climbing or ground cover rose
MedicinalRosemarinus officinalisrosemary
MedicinalSalvia officinaliscommon sage
MedicinalSymphytum officinalecomfrey
MedicinalTanacetum partheniumfeverfew