Non-Culinary Herbs

This rich range of herbs may not be edible, but they possess many other garden-worthy qualities beyond being simply beautiful.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Perennial Aurea With Lemon Scent
Featured Products in This Gallery

DK - Simple Steps to Success: Herbs © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

<em>Melissa officinalis</em> "Aurea"

This perennial herb has a pleasant lemonlike aroma and flavor, but this variety tends to be grown more for its interesting color, compact shape and size, as well as its medicinal attributes. Its cousin, M. officinalis (lemon balm), can be a problem in the garden as it is a prolific self-seeder whereas the variegated form is much better behaved. The leaves can be used fresh or dried in an infusion and are renowned for their ability to aid relaxation or even to rejuvenate and alleviate nervous tension or depression.

Advertisement
Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

We Recommend...

How to Grow Herbs to the Peak of Flavor

How to Grow Herbs to the Peak of Flavor

Here's how to make sure your plants are packed with the essential oils that will take your cooking to the next level.

(4 photos)
Potager Herb Garden

Potager Herb Garden

Groups of symmetrically arranged raised beds provide an easy and attractive way to cultivate a wide range of herbs without...

Know Your Herbs

Know Your Herbs

Herbs can be very striking visually, but they also possess many other characteristics that may remain hidden unless you get to...

Recently Added Designer Outdoor Spaces

Browse new outdoor spaces from top designers.

See More Designer Outdoor Spaces

HGTV Outdoors Newsletter

Find out how to make the most of patios, decks and all your outdoor areas, plus tips from master gardeners for beautiful flower beds and bountiful vegetable gardens.