8 Unusual Herbs to Grow This Season Slideshow
A perennial with the sweet smell of a peppermint patty, chocolate mint makes an excellent addition to mixed drinks, teas, and chocolaty desserts.
With a citrusy scent and a spicy edge, lemon basil is a pungent plant that works beautifully when layered in salads or mixed into sauces and cocktails.
Boasting lovely purple blooms and a peppery jalapeño flavor, conehead thyme can spice up stir-fries and add gusto to breads and marinated meats.
With natural therapeutic properties, lemon verbena is a smart way to add a citrusy twist to a range of foods, gin- and vodka-based cocktails, and fruit sorbets.
With a spicier quality than regular sage, this purple variety will add a vibrant color pop to salads and can pep up roasts, vegetable dishes, and stuffings.
Common in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines, marjoram has a mild, sweet flavor with a hint of balsam, and can pleasantly complement savory recipes.
Native to Southeast Asia, Thai basil features a sweet licorice scent and distinct taste. The small, aromatic leaves are commonly used to enhance ethnic dishes.
The lilac flowers on summer savory may look delicate, but this edible herb can bring a bold punch of flavor to soups, stews, marinades, meats, and vegetables.