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Herbs - p6 of the  Catalogue

ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Perennial Height: 2’ — 3’
Another of the classic herbs and another must for the kitchen. It has a subtle piquant flavour which can be used in a myriad of ways. Rosemary has many cosmetic and medicinal uses and there are many legends associated with this very popular herb.

Rosemary: Miss Jessup’s Upright
Perennial
This is probably the hardiest variety.

Prostrate Rosemary (Rosmarinus prostratus)
Perennial Height: 6” — 9”
A Rosemary vith s delicate trailing habit which looks good hanging over a wall or growing in a rockery.

RUE (Ruta graveolens)
Perennial Height: 2’
Not generally used as a culinary herb. lt has a slight coconut flavour and is occasionally used very sparingly but nowadays it tends to be used as a decorative general interest herb.

SAGE (Salvia officinalis)
Perennial Height: 2’
Another of the classic culinary herbs with many uses in the kitchen as well as having various cosmetic and medicinal uses eg as a digestive, antiseptic, hair tonic among others.

Sage: Broadleaf
Similar to ordinary Sage but it doesn’t flower in cool regions.

Sage: Purple (Salvia purpurea)
A very striking plant which makes a good border.

Sage: Golden
Another of the Sage family which gives a bright splash of colour in the herb garden.

SALAD BURNET (Sanguisorba Minor)
Perennial Height: I’
This is a herb with delicate, pretty leaves which are added to salads because of their cucumber flavour; they also make an attractive garnish.

SELF—HEAL (Prunella vulgaris)
Perennial Height: I’ — 18”
An old medicinal herb with a myriad of uses. It is also a herb which is deservedly gaining popularity.

SOAPWORT (Saponaria officinalis)
Perennial Height: I5” — 3'
This is a lovely garden herb. It is very aromatic — bouquets of Soapwort can perfume a room. Its most important use is perhaps in the restoration of paintings and fabrics — it is now used by museums and restorers for this purpose.

SORREL. French (Rumex scutatus)
Perennial Height: 2’
The leaves of this herb are used sparingly to flavour soups and stews. It also makes a pleasant sauce.


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