Quality Plants: herbsAn herb is any plant used whole or in part as an ingredient for health, flavor, or fragrance. Herbs can be used to make teas, perk up cooked foods such as meats, vegetables, sauces, and soups, or to add flavor to vinegars, butters, dips, or mustards.

Herbs as a group are relatively easy to grow. Begin your herb garden with the herbs you enjoy using the most.  For example, choose basil, oregano, and fennel for Italian cooking,  lavender and lemon verbena for making potpourri,  or chamomile, peppermint, and blue balsam mint if you plan to make your own teas.

Our commercial herb grower produces a high quality selection of the more common varieties but also some unusual one.  Here's a list of over 100 herbs that are available at McDade's Nursery.  If we don't have it in stock we can order it provided it's in season. 


Basil African Blue

Basil Cinnamon

Basil Dark Opal

Basil Genovese

Basil Holy

Basil Lemon

Basil Lettuce Leaf

Basil Minette

Basil Purple Ruffles

Basil Spicy Globe

Basil Sweet

Basil Thai Siam Queen





Celery EZ Leaf

Chamomile German


Chives Garlic

Chives Onion


Cilantro Vietnamese




Fennel Bronze

Fennel Sweet


Germander Dwarf


Lavender English Hidcote

Lavender English Munstead

Lavender French

Lemon Grass

Lemon Balm

Lemon Verbena

Mexican Mint Marigold

Mint Apple

Mint Blue Balsam

Mint Candy

Mint Chocolate

Mint Corsican

Mint Curly

Mint Doublemint

Mint Emerald and Gold

Mint English

Mint Lemon

Mint Lime

Mint Mountain

Mint Orange

Mint Pear

Mint Peppermint

Mint Pineapple

Mint Red Stem Applemint

Mint Spearmint

Mint Wintergreen

Mint Yerba Buena

Oregano Bible

Oregano Cuban Green

Oregano Cuban Variegated

Oregano Golden

Oregano Greek

Oregano Italian

Oregano Mexican

Oregano Regular

Parsley Curled

Parsley Italian


Rosemary Arp

Rosemary BBQ

Rosemary Upright

Rosemary Trailing

Sage Bergarten

Sage Golden

Sage Green Pineapple

Sage Purple

Sage Regular

Sage Tri-Color

Sage Yellow Pineapple

Salad Burnet

Scented Geranium Citronella


Summer Savory

Sweet Aztec Herb

Sweet Marjoram


Tarragon French

Thyme Doone Valley

Thyme Dutch Tea

Thyme Elfin

Thyme English

Thyme Lavender

Thyme Lemon

Thyme Magic Carpet

Thyme Mother of

Thyme Odenas Kitchen

Thyme Pink Lady

Thyme Regular

Thyme Silver Queen

Thyme Tangerine



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