Art Form Nurseries

Wholesale Growers of Perennials and Herbs

Artemisia, Sweet Annie

Artemisia annua

Grown for its intensely fragrant, lacy leaves, which are excellent for use in fresh or dried flower arrangements or brewed in herbal tea. Attractive foliage accent for garden borders. Harvest Leaves before flowering for best results. Reseeding annual. 

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 36-60" tall x 24-30" wide
Bloom: Late Summer - Fall
Hardiness: Annual

Arugula

Eruca vesicaria

Long, deeply lobed leaves offer an exquisite buttery, peppery flavor with a roasted nut aftertaste. Excellent addition to salads and soups. Also wonderful with goat cheese and as cooked greens. Cool season crop; plant when you would lettuce. Harvest before flowering, when leaves are young and tender. Matures in 30-50 days.

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Sun
Size: 3-5" wide
Hardiness: Annual

Basil, DiGenova

Ocimum basilicum di serenti 'Profuma di Genova'

Large leaves with delicious fragrance and flavor, perfect for pesto. Great in sauces, salads and meat dishes. White flowers are attractive in the herb garden, but are usually pinched off as buds form to promote high-quality leaves for cooking.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 12-18" tall x 12" wide
Bloom: Early Summer - Late Summer
Color: White
Hardiness: Annual

Basil, Genovese

Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese'

Large leaves with spicy clove fragrance and flavor, perfect for pesto. Great in sauces, salads and meat dishes. White flowers are attractive in the herb garden, but are usually pinched off as buds form to promote high-quality leaves for cooking.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 24-30" tall x 12" wide
Bloom: Summer - Late Summer
Color: White
Hardiness: Annual

Basil, Lemon

Ocimum basilicum citriodora 'Lemon'

Aromatic leaves have a strong, sweet lemon flavor. Excellent in herbal vinegar, tea, potpourri and cooked with fish. Flowers are usually pinched off as buds form to promote high-quality leaves for cooking.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 18-22" tall x 12" wide
Bloom: Early Summer - Late Summer
Color: White
Hardiness: Annual

Basil, Lime

Ocimum basilicum 'Lime'

Stunning foliage and attractive flowers are pretty in the herb or flower garden. Aromatic leaves have a limey tang and can be used in desserts as well as sauces, salads and meat dishes. Flowers are attractive, but must be pinched back as buds form to promote high-quality leaves for cooking.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 18-24" tall x 12" wide
Bloom: Summer - Late Summer
Color: White
Hardiness: Annual

Basil, Opal

Ocimum basilicum 'Dark Opal'

Stunning flowers and foliage for the herb or flower garden. Wonderfully aromatic leaves add a spicy flavor to sauces, salads and meat dishes. It also gives a lovely pink tint to white wine vinegar. Ideal for potpourri and dried arrangements.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 12-24" tall x 12" wide
Bloom: Early Summer - Late Summer
Color: Lilac
Hardiness: Annual

Basil, Pesto Perpetuo

Ocimum x citriodorum 'Pesto Perpetuo'

Striking variegated leaves have a robust basil flavor and are outstanding for tomato sauce, pesto, salad, and meat dishes. This tender perennial maintains a compact columnar shape, making it ideal to overwinter indoors near a sunny window.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 36-48" tall x 12-14" wide
Bloom: Early Summer - Late Summer
Hardiness: Zone 9
Patent: PP#16260

Basil, Siam Queen

Ocimum basilicum 'Siam Queen'

Large, aromatic leaves have an intense licorice-basil flavor excellent for Thai and Vietnamese cooking, as well as Italian dishes. Later flowering for higher yields without pinching flower buds. 1997 AAS winner.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 20-24" tall x 12" wide
Bloom: Summer - Late Summer
Color: Pink/Violet
Hardiness: Annual

Basil, Spicy Globe

Ocimum basilicum 'Spicy Globe'

Tiny, very aromatic leaves form dense globes, making this plant attractive in the herb or flower garden and excellent in containers. White flower bloom late; plants stay compact in hot weather. 

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 8-14" tall x 8-12" wide
Bloom: Summer - Late Summer
Color: White
Hardiness: Annual

Basil, Sweet

Ocimum basilicum

Aromatic leaves with a spicy clove fragrance and flavor are outstanding for tomato sauce, pesto, salad, and meat dishes. White flowers are attractive in the herb garden, but are usually pinched off as buds form to promote high-quality leaves for cooking.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 12-24" tall x 12" wide
Bloom: Early Summer - Late Summer
Color: White
Hardiness: Annual

Bay

Laurus nobilis

Aromatic foliage adds flavor when simmered in soups or stews. Remove leaves before serving. A lovely houseplant or patio tree; must winter indoors except in frost free climates. Use leaves fresh or dried.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 24-72" tall x 24" wide
Bloom: Early Summer
Color: Pale Yellow
Hardiness: Zone 8

Borage

Borago officinalis

Striking flowers on bold plants. Blossoms make edible decorations for salads and desserts. Young leaves have a cucumber flavor and may be enjoyed fresh in salads or cooked like spinach. Attractive in the herb or wildflower garden. Will reseed. 

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Sun
Size: 18-30" tall x 18-24" wide
Bloom: Early Summer - Fall
Color: Blue
Hardiness: Annual

Catnip

Nepeta cataria

Aromatic leaves have a bewitching effect on cats. Fresh or dried leaves make a soothing herbal tea, or use dried leaves to fill cat toys. Attractive in the garden. Protect plant until established to prevent damage. Spread by seed.

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Sun
Size: 18-36" tall x 18" wide
Bloom: Summer - Late Summer
Hardiness: Zone 3

Chamomile

Chamaemelum nobile
(Anthemis nobilis)

Deliciously fragrant flowers and leaves have a sweet apple flavor. Fried flowers are great in potpourri and make a flavorful and relaxing tea. Attractive in the herb or flower garden and ideal for a fragrant herb lawn which can tolerate foot traffic.

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Sun
Size: 4-16" tall x 12" wide
Bloom: Late Spring - Fall
Color: White/Yellow
Hardiness: Zone 6

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

Beautiful flowers and foliage have a distinctive mild onion flavor. Fresh leaves add zest to soups, salads, eggs or sour cream. Whole blossoms can also be used for a novel vinegar. Attractive in the herb or cutting garden and a good companion plant for roses.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 12" tall x 12" wide
Bloom: Late Spring - Summer
Color: Purple
Hardiness: Zone 3

Chives, Garlic

Allium tuberosum

Beautiful, sweet-scented white flowers complement gray-green leaves. Foliage has a distinctive mild garlic flavor, delicious in soups, salads, sauces and spreads. An attractive plant for the herb, perennial or fragrance garden. Good cut or dried flower.

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Sun
Size: 12-24" tall x 18" wide
Bloom: Summer - Late Summer
Color: White
Hardiness: Zone 4

Cilantro (Coriander)

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Coriandrum sativum

Aromatic, flavorful leaves (cilantro) and seeds (coriander). Lemon-sage flavored seeds are excellent in stews, bean dishes and pastries. Pungent, sharp-flavored leaves enhance poultry and meats in spicy recipes. Can also be used in salads and soups. Reseeds.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 12-36" tall x 12" wide
Bloom: Early Summer - Late Summer
Hardiness: Annual

Dill

Anethum graveolens

Fragrant ferny foliage and flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Leaves and seeds provide a distinctive flavor and aroma to a wide range of culinary favorites, including pickles, breads, potatoes, fish, dips and spreads.

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 36" tall x 18-24" wide
Bloom: Summer - Late Summer
Color: Yellow
Hardiness: Annual

Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare

Aromatic, feathery foliage is an attractive filler in the herb or flower garden. Leaves and seeds have a pleasant anise flavor. Use fresh leaves in salads, soups, vegetables and herb vinegar. Ripe seeds add zest to Italian sauces, baked goods and sausage. 

Exposure: Full Sun
Size: 48" tall x 18-24" wide
Bloom: Early Summer - Late Summer
Hardiness: Zone 4