I need to start thinking about what I’m going to grow this year so decided to check out Richters Herbs to see what’s new. I’m completely blown away by some of the unusual new selections and thought I would share.
Wasabi — I don’t think I’m going to bother but some of you in more temperate climates on the west coast might try this.
Rhubarb Pie Sorrel (Rumex acetosa ‘Rhubarb Pie’) — I love growing sorrel if only because it is one of the first perennial herbs up in the early spring. I am definitely getting this one for the spectacular foliage. This will make a great edible container plant.
Huntington Carpet Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Huntington Carpet’ ) – This is a very unusual rosemary that would look great in a window box. Unfortunately it’s not hardy to my zone and would be too much of pain to bring in over the winter.
Fragrant Butterfly Lavender (Lavandula stoechas pedunculata ?Fragrant Butterfly?) – Ugh. As usual everything I’m interested in is not hardy to my zone 6 climate.
Dragon’s Blood Clover (Tifolium repens ?Dragon’s Blood?) – Here’s one I can grow. I’ve been debating back and forth for years whether to dig up and mulch over that small patch of “grass” left in the side garden, or whether to put in an easy ground cover. I tried some black clover a few years ago but it didn’t stand a chance against large dogs. If I can protect it long enough this clover may be the way to go.