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Sun And Shade Herbs

Sun and shade herbs provide a variety of color and texture to your gardens. These plants for the most part love full sunshine. There are also some herbs that can take partial shade and full shade. Herbee will share some basic information on using certain herbs in a few settings, as well as proper light requirements.

There are hundreds of different herb specimens available for you to germinate and grow. Many people think of herbs in terms of culinary use. One thing to think about when doing any type of herb garden, you can use a combination of culinary, ornamental, annual, and perennial herbs in a single garden. The key is knowing what to plant in full sun, partial shade, and shade.

Below are some tips for you to plan an herb garden.


Full Sun

Close Up Of Oregano
  • Annuals - Anise, Borage, German Chamomile, Coriander, Dill, Sweet Fennel, Marjoram, Oregano, and Summer Savory.

  • Biennials - Caraway and Parsley.

  • Perennials - Bergamot, Garden Burnet, Roman Chamomile, Catnip, Chives, Horehound, Lavenders, Lovage, Mints, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, and Thyme.

Partial Shade And Shade

  • Annual - Chervil.

  • Biennials - Angelica.

  • Perennials - Lemon Balm, Garden Burnet, Costmary, Mints, French Tarragon, Lemon Thyme, and Sweet Woodruff.

Did you notice how there are some herbs that can be grown in full sun and also shaded areas? That is one reason we love doing a variety of herb gardens.

So many of the plant specimens adapt to different lighting. Once you have decided on what herbs to plant, plan out where you want to position them.

Certain herbs will do well in different locations in your garden. Experiment with your gardens using an herb as a border in one bed.

Another option is different herbs as a ground cover in another bed. Here are a couple examples of options for placing herbs throughout your landscape.



Placement In Gardens

Rock Gardens are growing in numbers. Plant some Bee Balm, English Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, Wild Thyme and Sweet Woodruff. The variety of colors as well as aroma will set your rock garden apart from others.

Back Borders and Hedge Areas - Angelica, Costmary, Hyssop, Oregano, Rosemary, Pineapple Sage and Tansy.

Low Borders - Dwarf Basil, Chamomile, Chives, Curly Leaf Parsley, and English Thyme.

Ground Covers - Lemon and Wild Thyme, Roman Chamomile, and Sweet Woodruff.

There are such a range of options for all of us to consider when working with herbs. To me, it is important to know a little about each plant specimen and whether it can take full sun or shade.


Knowing some information on what herbs work well as borders or in rock gardens will give you the opportunity to have a wonderful garden that you can enjoy. You also have the option of doing a complete herbal garden. Find out details below.

Herbee and I hope some of the information in this article will open options for you if you are planning an herbal or combination garden.

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