Gardening

8 blooming herbs that look beautiful and taste great

Plant flowering herbs in the garden

Among all herbs and medicinal plants there are also those that bloom with very fine flowers. Whether in the garden or on the balcony, their tasty leaves and gorgeous colors are a real feast for the eyes. Would you also like to plant your outdoor area beautifully and benefit from your own herb garden? In the article we present 8 flowering herbs that add wonderful splashes of color in the garden and are perfect for the kitchen.

Balm

flowering herbs garden balm intensive color

The golden balm (Monarda didyma) is a perennial plant with red flowers that was introduced from the USA. The flowers can also be pink or purple. The balm is particularly popular as a garden and balcony plant because it attracts numerous insects such as bees and butterflies. The leaves of the plant can be used to make tea or flavor jellies, breads, salads and more.

lavender

flowering herbs lavender purple flowers fragrant plant

Lavender (Lavandula) is a very popular perennial plant that is widely used in cosmetics and in the kitchen. Its purple flowers attract bees and butterflies in the garden and add wonderful color accents in flower beds. If you plant this herb in your own garden, you will not only enjoy beautiful colors during the flowering period, but also a wonderful scent.

Thai basil

blooming herbs thai basil purple flowers

The Thai basil (Ocimum basilicum var. Thyrsiflora) is an exotic variation of the well-known annual basil. In contrast to the usual basil, this variety blooms with beautiful reddish-purple flowers and gives off a strong smell of liquorice. However, with the start of flowering in summer, the leaves can easily lose their flavor. In Thai cuisine, the Thai basil is a popular spice for various dishes.

dill

blooming herbs dill yellow blooming numerous flowers

If you only buy your dill (Anethum graveolens) directly from the supermarket, you may not know that the plant has magnificent yellow flowers in midsummer. In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the dill is one of the most widely grown spices. The inflorescences of the annual plant are large double umbels with up to 50 rays. A dozen can contain between 15 and 25 small yellow flowers.

rosemary

blooming herbs rosemary purple flowers beautiful fragrance

Other blooming herbs are the aromatic rosemary branches, which impress with their purple flowers. We know rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) as an evergreen subshrub that tolerates drought. If you want the intense scent and beautiful purple flowers in your own garden, you should use the plant directly instead of sowing seeds.

Greek oregano

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The Greek oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. Hirtum) has fine, white flowers that bloom in midsummer. Its leaves are very hairy as protection against dehydration. Flowering herbs like perennial oregano that don’t get too tall are just as good as ground cover. However, this is by no means firm!

Green mint

blooming herbs green mint pink blooming

The spearmint (Mentha spicata) adds a fresh touch to any garden or balcony. This perennial herbaceous plant blooms beautifully pink and smells nice, but can be very invasive. It is therefore advisable to only plant the spearmint in pots or raised beds. Teas are made from this herb and various sauces are seasoned.

Honeydew melon sage or pineapple sage

blooming herbs pineapple sage red flowers

Known as honeydew melon and pineapple sage (Salvia elegans), this perennial plant impresses with its scarlet flowers. Like many flowering herbs, this type of sage gives off a pleasant scent. It smells a little like pineapple, hence its name. In this country you can find the plant potted as a culinary herb.