Herbs for Container Gardens


Any herb can be grown in a container but here are a few that do very well by themselves or in combinations in planters.  The following plants are those that remain small and do not spread with the exception of lemon balm, catnip, and mint that should have a pot of their own. 

 


Arugula

 

Basil, aussie sweetie

 

Basil, spicey globe

 

Basil, Siam queen

 

Bay leaf

 

Burnet

 

Calendula

 

Chamomile

 

Chives

 

Citrosia

 

Curry

 

Lavender, munstead

 

Lemon grass

 

Marjoram, sweet

 

Marjoram, golden

 

Marigold, tangerine gem

 

Myrtle sweet

 

Nasturtium

 

Oregano, greek

 

Oregano, cuban

 

Parsley, curled

 

Passion vine

 

Patchouli

 

Rosemary, ARP

 

Rosemary, prostrate

 

Sage, dwarf

 

Savory, winter

 

Thyme, french

 

Thyme, lemon

 

Thyme, silver 

 



Herbs for Partial Shade

 

Many herbs need full sun to thrive but there are exceptions.  The plants on the following list can exist with partial shade, meaning morning sun or late afternoon sun.

 

Anise hyssop

 

Alchemilla mollis or Lady’s  Mantle

 

Calendula

 

Catnip

 

Chamomile

 

Chives

 

Germander

 

Hyssop

 

Horseradish

 

Lemon balm

 

Lovage

 

Mint

 

Pennyroyal mint

 

Parsley

 

Perilla

 

Rue

 

Rosemary

 

Salad Burnet

 

Saponaria

 

Sorrel

 

Sweet Woodruff

 

Sage

 

Tansy

 

Tarragon, French

 

Valerian