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Luna Farm Herbal Gardens and Botanical Sanctuary

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Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) blooming in the woodland garden.

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) blooming in the woodland garden.

Our farm may be small but it is a living testimony of how many medicinal herbs you can grow in a small space. Below is a current list of herbs we have growing. We are continually adding more plants each year.

Woodland Herbs and Garden:
Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus)
Black Cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa)*
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spp.)
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)*
Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)
Crampbark (Viburnum opulus)
Elderberry (Sambuca nigra)
Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)*
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum)*
Mulberry (Morus rubra)
Red Bud (Cercis canadensis)
Skullcap (Sculletaria lateriflora)
Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra)*
Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum, P. odoratum var. pluriflorum)
Tall Bellflower (Campanulastrum americanum)
Trillium (Trillium spp.)*
Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
Wild Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense)
Wild Rose (Rosa rugosa, R. multiflora)
Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

 

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa) emerges in the woodland garden with Violets (Viola spp) blooming in the background.

Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa) emerges in the woodland garden with Violets (Viola spp) blooming in the background.

Prairie Herbs and Garden: 
Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)
Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea, E. angustifolia, E. pallida)*
False Indigo (Baptisia australis)
Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis, S. spp.)
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpurem)
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Pleurisy root (Asclepias tuberosa)*
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Vervain (Verbena hastata)
Wild Indigo (Batista tinctoria)*
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

 

Pleurisy Root (Asclepias tuberosa) and Amaranth (Amaranthus paniculatus) bloom well together in the prairie garden.

Pleurisy Root (Asclepias tuberosa) and Amaranth (Amaranthus paniculatus) bloom well together in the prairie garden.

Water Herbs and Garden:
Calamus (Acorus calamus)
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Marshmallow (Althea officinalis)
Small Pennywort (Hydrocotyle umbellata)
White Lotus (Nymphaea alba)
Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica)*

 

Yerba Mansa happily blooming in his pot in the waterpond. He is not hardy to our zone so he is brought indoors during the winter.

Yerba Mansa happily blooming in his pot in the waterpond. He is not hardy to our zone so he is brought indoors during the winter.

Kitchen Medicinal Herbs and Garden:
Apple Mint (Mentha suaveolens)
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
Borage (Borago officinalis)
Bronze Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare cultivar)
Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
Chamomile (Chamomilla matricaria)
Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum cultivar)
Cilantro (Coriander sativum)
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana, syn. Cochlearia armoracia)
Lavender (Lavendula spp.)
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
Lemon Verbena (Aloysia citrodora)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Parsley (P. crispum neapolitanum group; syn. P. crispum var. neapolitanum)
Peppermint (Mentha x peperita)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

 

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Main Herbal Garden Plants:
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)
Bistort (Persicaria bistorta)
Blue Spruce (Picea pungens Engelm)
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
Cotton (Gossypium mexicanum)
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Elecampane (Inula helenium)
Eyebright (Euphrasia spp.)*
Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)
Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)*
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium)
Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)
Lady’s Thumb (Persicaria vulgaris)
Lobelia (Lobelia inflata)*
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum)
Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin)
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)
Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
Ox-Eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Pasque flower (Anemone patens)
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Peony (Paeonia spp.)
Poke (Phytolacca americana)
Prickly Pear (Opuntia compressa)
Prunella (Prunella vulgaris)
Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)
Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia, A. trifida)
Red Raspberry (Rubus Idaeus)
Sagewort (Artemisia carruthii)
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Serbian Spruce (Picea omorika)
Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum)
Sow Thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Spilanthes (Acmella oleracea)
Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica)
Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua)
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Tobacco (Nicotania tabacum)
Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum)
Valerian (Valerian officinalis)
Violet (Viola odorata)
White Avens (Geum canadensis)
White Verbena (Verbena urticifolia)
Wild Lettuce (Lactuca virosa)
White Pine (Pinus strobus)
Wormwood (Artemisia Absinthium)
Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus)

 

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

*Indicates plants listed on United Plant Savers “At-Risk” or “To-Watch” lists.

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One Response to “Luna Farm Herbal Gardens and Botanical Sanctuary”

  1. 1
    Sue

    Hello!
    I am seeking seedling herbs for use in small pots. I am the Chef at a senior community in Belleville and would love to have a variety of fresh herbs on our dining room tables. Can you assist me with this? Thank you for a response at your earliest convenience.
    Chef Sue Dubowski


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