Tag Archive | aromatic herb

Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) 肉桂羅勒

Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) 肉桂羅勒

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Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) is flowering. 肉桂羅勒開花中.

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Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) is forming seeds. 肉桂羅勒的種子形成中.

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Cinnamon Basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Cinnamon’) has purple red/dark red flower buds. 肉桂羅勒的花苞為紫紅/暗紅色.

Never plant this before because never tried this in any food.  Recently tried Vietnamese pho and really please with the combination with this with lime juice in beef soup!  What a genus way to combine these 3 things together!   Annual herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.   Purple flowers in summer to fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Whole plant is fragrant with basil with cinnamon scent.  Mature size:2′-3′(H) X 1.5′-2′(W).  Propagate by seeds or cuttings.

以前不曾種過這種也不曾用過.  最近試過越南菜,相當喜歡它和青檸在牛肉湯裡的味道!  這三種味道都是濃郁的沒有想到融合之後是如此不違和和相得益彰! 原產於墨西哥,其老莖與花萼呈紫紅色,花為紫色.  它是一年生的香草植物. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  紫萼紫花於夏天開到秋天.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  全株帶有肉桂香的羅勒香氣.  成熟株高2-3呎,寬幅1.5-2呎.  繁殖以種子或扦插的方式來進行.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/920/                              http://blog.igarden.com.tw/2001/05/5M10515.html

Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) 澳洲茶樹

Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) 澳洲茶樹

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Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) seeds. 澳洲茶樹的種子.



Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) seeds germination in about one week. 澳洲茶樹約1週發芽.

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Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) seedlings. 澳洲茶樹的小苗.

Tropical small to medium tree/herb.  Easy to grow in warm region.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  White brush like flowers bloom repeatedly in spring to late fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Plant is aromatic.  USDA Zones:8-11.  Mature size:6′-20′(H/W). Propagate by seeds.  Fast growing.  Medicinal.   Could be invasive in warm region.  Suitable for containers.

桃金孃科白千層屬.  熱帶小中型樹種/藥草.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  全年春到秋末開白色瓶刷似的花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  全株有香氣.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅6-20呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  生長快速.  藥用.  在氣候溫暖的地區可能成為強勢植物.  可盆植.

Reference links:參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melaleuca_alternifolia                    http://bruce0342.blogspot.com/2016/05/blog-post_18.html                       http://www.tsherb.com.tw/indexDataDetail.php?herb_id=42                https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/74525/

Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli) 廣藿香

Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli) 廣藿香

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Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli) 廣藿香

Tropical perennial herb.  Aromatic. Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist but well drained soil.  Small fragrant white flowers in mid fall to winter.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies. USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:1.5′-3′(H) X 2′-3′(W).  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Medicinal.   Caution: May cause allergy to some people.  Can be extracted into perfume.

熱帶多年生草本香草.  全株芬芳.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤但排水佳的土壤.  中秋到冬季開小小白色的香花.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高1.5-2呎,寬幅2-3呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.  對少數人可能引起過敏反應.  可提煉成香水.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patchouli                                           https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e5%b9%bf%e8%97%bf%e9%a6%99                  http://twwiki.com/wiki/%E5%BB%A3%E8%97%BF%E9%A6%99%E7%B2%BE%E6%B2%B9        https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/53931/

Sweetgrass or Vanilla Grass (Hierochloe odorata) 茅香

Sweetgrass or Vanilla Grass (Hierochloe odorata) 茅香

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Sweetgrass or Vanilla Grass (Hierochloe odorata) 茅香

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Sweetgrass or Vanilla Grass (Hierochloe odorata) 茅香

Native grass/herb in the most of parts of the world.  Cold hardy perennial.  Famous for its fragrance and medicinal uses.  It is considered holly and used for cleaning in many religions.   It is aromatic so also are used to flavor drinks and food.  When burn the leaves, the fragrance is like vanilla, hence the name.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location in moist soil.  Fast growing.  USDA Zones:3-9. Mature size:1′-2′(H/W).  Propagate by seeds or division.  Medicinal.   Can be used to repel insects.

原生於幾乎世界各地的一種草/香草.  相當耐寒強健的多年生草本. 以其香味與藥用效果聞名. 甚至於很多地方認為它有神聖與清淨之效.   味道很香還被用於料理食物與飲料來添加香味.  葉片燻燃時的味道如同香莢蘭(香草)的香味,故又名香莢蘭草.   容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處的濕潤土壤.  生長速度快.  喜寒也耐熱.  成熟株高/寬幅1-2呎.  繁殖以種子或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.  可用於防蟲.

Reference links:   參考網站資料連結:                                                                                                                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierochloe_odorata                         https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e8%8c%85%e9%a6%99                       http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/50020/#b

Mongolian Yarrow (Achillea asiatica) 亞洲蓍

Mongolian Yarrow (Achillea asiatica) 亞洲蓍

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Mongolian Yarrow (Achillea asiatica) has pretty foliage. 亞洲蓍的葉片蠻美的.

Cold hardy perennial. Easy to grow. Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pink fade to white flowers are very showy in late spring to fall. Long blooming time!  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Good for cut flower.  USDA Zones:2-10.  Mature size:6″-2′(H) X 1′-2′(W). Propagate by seeds, cuttings or division.  Medicinal.

耐寒的多年生草花. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末到秋天開粉紅色轉白色的花朵. 花期很長.  花頗吸引蜂蝶.  適合切花.  喜寒也耐熱.  成熟株高6吋到2呎,寬幅1-2呎.  繁殖以種子,扦插或分株的方式來進行.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X7003&show=all&prodclass=&cart_id=6587295.13039                        https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e4%ba%9a%e6%b4%b2%e8%93%8d                       http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=200023007          https://hardyherbs.com/category/yarrow/

Common Myrtle (Myrtus communis) 香桃木

Common Myrtle (Myrtus communis) 香桃木

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Common Myrtle (Myrtus communis) is forming flower buds. 香桃木有花苞形成.


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Common Myrtle (Myrtus communis) 香桃木


Common Myrtle seeds.(Myrtus communis) 香桃木種子.

Common Myrtle seeds.(Myrtus communis) 香桃木種子.

It is also known as Greek myrtles.  Tropical evergreen flowering shrub.  Aromatic herb.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  White fragrant flowers in late spring to early fall.  Long blooming time!  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Berries ripe to blue dark.  Fruit attract birds.  Leaves and fruit are edible which can be used in food and drinks but its strong sent and flavor and berries stainable color should be used in mild quantity.  USDA Zones:8-10.  Mature size:10′-12′(H/W).   Propagate by seeds, cutting or layering.  Medicinal.  The essential oil is used for perfume, soaps and potpourris.  Suitable for growing in containers indoors.

桃金孃科香桃木屬的常綠灌木.  這種熱帶常綠開花灌木全株甜香略帶著柑橘香,很好聞. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末到秋初開白色芳香的花朵,花期很長! 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  漿果成熟由綠轉為藍黑色.   果實吸引鳥類覓食.  果實與葉可以用於料理, 但要少量使用,因為果實著色太強且味道太濃.   喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高露地種植可達10-12呎高/寬幅.  繁殖以種子,扦插,高壓/壓條的方式來進行.  藥用.  其提煉的精油用於製作香水, 香皂與薰香.  適合室內盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtus_communis                                                   https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%e9%a6%99%e6%a1%83%e6%9c%a8                       https://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/myrcommuniscompacta.htm         http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54005/#b      http://www.twwiki.com/wiki/%E6%A1%83%E9%87%91%E5%A8%98%E7%B2%BE%E6%B2%B9

Fingerroot/Temu Kunci (Boesenbergia rotunda) 凹唇薑

Fingerroot/Temu Kunci (Boesenbergia rotunda) 凹唇薑


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Fingerroot/Temu Kunci (Boesenbergia rotunda) from Asian food supermarket. 超市買來的凹唇薑.

Tropical tender perennial/flowering bulb.  Common seen in Asian supermarket produce aisle.   If you are looking for this to grow, it is cheaper and easier to buy this common item in Asian supermarket produce aisle!  Medicinal, edible and ornamental!  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to full shade location.  Suitable for growing in containers indoors!    Small fragrant red flower shape like ground orchid bloom all year around but not showy.  Flowers attract bees, butterflies and birds.   Large foliage looks like Hosta. USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:6″-1′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W).   Propagate by bulbs/roots/division.

它是熱帶多年生草本/球根.  常見於亞洲超市的果菜區.  倘若你要種植它們,去超市找會比較便宜且容易找得到!   兼具食用與藥用,花也美具觀賞價值. 容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到全蔭的環境.  很適合室內盆植!   芳香的紅色小花有點像是地生蘭的花形全年開花但不顯眼.    花吸引蜂蝶及鳥類.  大型的葉片很像玉簪的葉.    喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高6吋到1呎,寬幅1-1.5呎.  主以球根或分株來進行繁殖.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/49521/      http://www.gingersrus.com/cart/index.php?productID=26