Skagit County Master Gardener Foundation

Cultivating plants, people and communities since 1977

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
DyeAlnus rubrared alder*
DyeCentaurea cyanusbatchelor's button
DyeGaultheria shallonsalal*
MedicinalAchillea millefoliumyarrow
MedicinalAllium sativum L.garlic
MedicinalAlthaea officinaliscommon marshmallow
MedicinalAngelica archangelicagarden angelica, Norwegian angelica, wild celery
MedicinalArtemisia vulgarismugwort, common wormwood
MedicinalBorago officinalisborage
MedicinalCalendula officinalispot marigold, garden marigold, English marigold, Scotch marigold
MedicinalChamaemelum nobileRoman chamomile
MedicinalEchinacea purpureapurple cornflower
MedicinalEutrochium purpureumJoe-Pye weed
MedicinalFoeniculum vulgarefennel
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 rose, ground cover rose
MedicinalRosmarinus officinalisrosemary
MedicinalSalvia officinaliscommon sage
MedicinalSymphytum officinalecomfrey
MedicinalTanacetum partheniumfeverfew
Culinary1Allium ampeloprasumelephant garlic
Dye1Achilleayarrow*
Lavendar1Lavandula angustifolia 'Sachet'English
Culinary2Allium schoenoprasumchives*
Lavendar2Lavandula stoechas 'Anouk Supreme'Spanish
Culinary3Allium tuberosumgarlic chives
Lavendar3Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'English
Culinary4Chenopodium bonushenricusgood King Henry, poor man's spinach
Dye4Allium cepaonion
Lavendar4Lavandula stoechas 'Mulberry Ruffles'Spanish
Culinary5Coriandrum sativumcilantro
Lavendar5Lavandula stoechas 'New Madrid Purple'Spanish
Culinary6Foeniculum vulgarefennel
Dye6Anthemis tinctoriagolden Marguerite
Lavendar6Lavandula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'Spanish
Culinary7Laurus nobilisbay leaf, sweet bay laurel
Lavendar7Lavandula 'Alba'white lavender
Culinary8Menthachocolate mint
Lavendar8Lavandula stoechas 'Helmsdale'Spanish
Culinary9Ocimum basilicumsweet basil
Dye9Asteracusdahlia
Lavendar9Lavandula angustifolia 'Momparler'English
Culinary10Ocimum basilicumThai basil
Dye10Baptisia tinctoriaindigo
Culinary11Origanumhardy marjoram
Dye11Berberis aquifolium (Mahoniea aquifolium)Oregon grape*
Culinary12Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'golden creeping oregano
Dye12Beta vulgarisbeets
Culinary13Origanum vulgareGreek oregano
Culinary14Origanum vulgareItalian oregano
Culinary15Origanum vulgare 'Variegata'variegated oregano
Dye15Carthamus tinctoriussafflower
Dye15Carthamus tinctoriussafflower
Culinary16Petroselinum crispuscurly parsley
Dye16Vacciniumblueberry
Culinary17Petroselinum sativumItalian parsley
Dye17Cosmos sulfureuscosmos
Culinary18Rosmarinus officinalisrosemary
Culinary19Rumex scutatusFrench sorrel, buckler's sorrel
Dye19Digitalis purpureafoxglove
Culinary20Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten'common sage
Culinary21Salvia officinaliscommon sage
Culinary22Sanguisorba minorsalad burnet
Culinary23Satureja hortensissummer savory
Dye23Helianthus annuussunflower*
Culinary24Stevia Rebaudiana
Culinary25Thymuslime
Culinary26Thymuscaraway thyme
Culinary27Thymus vulgaris 'Argenteus'silver thyme
Dye27Ocimum basilicumbasil
Culinary28Thymus vulgarisEnglish thyme
Culinary29Tropaeolum majusnasturtium
Dye31Reseda luteolaweld
Dye32Rubia tinctorummadder
Dye33Rudbeckia fulgidablack-eyed Susan
Dye35Sambucus nigrablack elderberry**
Dye35Sambucus nigrablack elderberry**
Dye36Sanguinaria Canadensisbloodroot*
Dye39Stachys officinaliswood betony
Dye40Tagetes sppmarigold
Dye44Zinnia eleganszinnias