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Plant Type
Plant Type
  • Herb
Bloom Period
Bloom Period
  • from early to mid summer
  • from late spring to early summer
  • from mid summer to early fall
  • from mid to late summer
  • in late summer
  • in mid spring
  • in mid summer
  • mid
Flower Color
Flower Color
  • green
  • pink
  • Purple
  • white
  • yellow
Fragrance
Fragrance
  • Y
  • Yes
Hardiness Zone
Edible Component
Edible Harvest Period
Edible Harvest Period
  • from late spring to early fall
  • from late spring to late summer
  • from late spring to mid fall
  • from mid summer to early fall
  • from mid to late summer
Edible
Foliage Color
Fragrant
Fragrant
  • Yes
Height Descriptor
Height Descriptor
  • 15 feet
  • 18 inches (24 inches with the flowers)
  • 24 inches
  • 26 inches
  • 26 inches (3 feet with the flowers)
  • 3 feet
  • 4 feet
  • 6 feet
  • 6 inches (8 inches with the flowers)
Plant Form
Plant Form
  • arching
  • mounded
  • spreading
  • upright spreading
Soil Moisture
Spread Descriptor
Spread Descriptor
  • 12 inches
  • 15 feet
  • 18 inches
  • 24 inches
  • 26 inches
  • 3 feet
  • 30 inches
  • 5 feet
Sun Requirement
Sun Requirement
  • Full Sun
  • part sun

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Herbs are so incredibly rewarding! Whether using them to perfect a dish, wanting to attract pollinators, or simply wishing to enjoy their vibrant aromas, either way, herbs have so very much to offer, and ask for so very little in return.

Growing Herbs 101

When we think of herbs, images of plants in clay pots, baking away quite happily in the summer heat come to mind, accompanied by an almost Mediterranean feel. Most of our most beloved herbs do originate from the Mediterranean and as a result their optimal conditions are sunshine, heat and well- drained soils. 

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The Many Uses of Herbs

There are varying definitions of herbs, but in general they tend to contain the following characteristics: aromatic, healing properties, culinary uses and volatile oils. 

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Herbs as Pollinator Plants

If allowed to flower, herbs are prolific bloomers, rewarding the gardener not only with a spectacle of color, but also providing an absolute haven for pollinators. If you wish to support butterflies or bees in your garden and are uncertain about which plants to grow, herbs are an easy solution.

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Are Herbs Hardy?

Many herbs are grown as annuals, but there are some that are perennial and winter hardy in our Chicago climate, for those wanting something more permanent in their garden. Oregano, mint and thyme are some of the hardiest, whilst rosemary, lavender and sage are only semi-hardy.

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Our Pesche’s Guarantee 

At Pesche’s we are proud to say that we grow most herbs ourselves, and source the rest locally. Our plants are never treated with synthetic pesticides and are 100% Non-GMO, allowing customers to shop with confidence.

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