Roselle, Thai Red - Beautiful 3-5' high hibiscus-family plants with red stems, leaf margins, and calyxes. The bright red calyxes make a "zingy" tea, sauce, or jam. The creamy-white flowers and young leaves are edible and have a citrus tang. It is also grown in warmer areas as a thick ornamental annual hedge. We tried a number of varieties and Thai Red was the only one to begin flowering by mid-summer here in Virginia.
How to Grow and Use Tea Hibiscus/Florida Cranberry I get excited about foods I’ve never grown before and for a few years now I’ve tried my hand at growing Hibiscus sabdariffa, which you may be familiar with as the “zinger” in Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea.
5. Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) There are several types of thyme, but the commonly cultivated variety is the English thyme. It has a highly branching and spreading hab, and bears tiny leaves and pink or purple flowers. The spicy flavor of thyme is welcome in many meat dishes. It is especially good with vegetables like cabbage that have a strong taste and flavor. Sprigs of fresh… [read more]
4-5' x 24" wide, (seed propagated). This is a very heat tolerant beardtongue, native to NM and AZ. One of the few fragrant Penstemons, it blooms with gigantic spikes of large, light pink flowers in early summer. Distinctive gray foliage. Must be grown in sandy or gravelly soils, not in tight clay. Not suited to areas receiving more than 15-18" of rainfall annually! Zones 4-9. 5" deep Premium pot.