Herbs do not always mean growing some medicinal plants or spices. There is a wide variety of flowering herbs which can complement the gardens only because of their beauty. Many gardeners use flowering herbs to add a little vibrance in their herb garden. They come in different shades, colours, and sizes which can brighten up any backyard garden. Here are some of the best and easy to grow flowering herbs that you can find in the market.
Lavender is the purple herb which blooms beautiful flowers which can have the shades from purple to pink to white. Lavender is an excellent perennial which can get a good grip on a well-draining soil and prefers full sun. It is a great compliment to the garden to create borders and hedges.
Chamomile is small white flowers with yellow centres which provide a daisy type look. There are two varieties, namely Roman chamomile and German chamomile. Both the types bloom the same way but have a little difference in their growth. It also has medicinal value and can provide good sleep when used in tea.
If you want some bright red colours in your garden with pineapple scent, then this is the choice for you. There are different types of sage herbs which produce tall shoots and red flowers in the late summer until fall. They bloom at the time when your other herbs stop blooming. It can be beneficial when mixed with teas and can also be eaten.
Rosemary is a shrub-like plant which consists of dark green needle-like leaves. It blooms during summer with small white or purple shades which add a vibrance to your green bushes. It needs a lot of care during winter if grown outside. It needs warmth and bright light, so they need to be moved inside during winter.
Catmint is a bluish blooming herb which grows throughout the summer and can be cut back for further blossoming. It does not have any medicinal benefits like any other herb that are mentioned above, but the flowers can be cut and added in the vases for longer life.
Yarrow is easy to grow perennial, which comes in the shades of yellow, pink, and red. These flowers are drought resistant and can grow in the hardest soils. Its bright colour attracts butterflies and bees to the garden while the scent keeps the animals away. It does not require much water and can get spoilt in wet soil.
Also known as coneflower, this flowering herb looks a lot like daisies, and come in the shades of white, pink, and yellow. These plants can grow up to 2 feet during summer under full sunlight. During the winter, the petals fall, but the brown centre remains to add a copper feeling in your garden. It also has medicinal uses for treating skin conditions such as rashes.