«Variety» «Botanical_Name»- by keara


									All about Herbs
Herb news, varieties, and discriptions

Neff Family Farm.com
Produce, Plants, & Pottery
7026 S. West Rd.

Sedgwick, KS


Basil, Sweet Thai


Anise Hyssop Agastache foeniculumAttractive butterfly plant; produces abundant nectar which yields a light fragrant honey. Strongly anise-scented: delightful for tea or as culinary seasoning.

Ocimum basilicumAuthentic Thai basil flavor. Try it as a flavorful garnish for sweet dishes. Green, 2" long leaves have a spicy anise-clove flavor. Attractive purple stems and blooms. Called Horapha in its native country.

Arugula Slow Bolt Also known as "Rocket" these arrow shaped leaves add a wonderful flavor to salads and greens.


Borago officinalisLarge plant with soft leaves bears tiny blue and pink flowers for garnishes and salads from late spring into fall.

Basil, Bush Minette

Ocimum basilicum MinettePretty Enough to Edge the Garden, this Mini Basil is Also

Borage, White Borago officinalisStriking white blooms, with star shaped purple center, taste of cucumber. Large plants bear hundreds of small, edible flowers. Mild cucumber flavor for salads and garnishes. Long harvest period.

Basil, Cinnamon Ocimum basilicumSweet cinnamon scent, popular in tea and potpourri, violet stems, lavender flowers.

Catmint Nepata mussiniiPurplish-blue tubular flowers, excellent for edgings. Thrives in hot, dry conditions.

Basil, Genovese Ocimum basilicumPopular semi savoyed, uniform and slow to bolt. A great favorite of chefs!

Catmint, Lemon Scented Nepeta cataria ssp. CitriodoraWhite flowers, lemon scented leaves for tea. Great for borders, will tolerate hot dry conditions once established.

Basil, Italian Large Leaf Ocimum basilicumA sweeter pesto type, scent and taste are sweeter than Genovese, a little less clove-like.

Chamomille, Lutea Basil, Lemon Ocimum basilicumStrong lemon scent. Excellent for vinegars and use in fish and chicken dishes. tea!

Matricaria recutitaNew! Largest Blossoms. Extra wonderful fragrance, super

Cherokee Purple Tomato Lycopersicon esculentumBasil, Lime Ocimum basilicumDistinct aroma of lime adds a unique citrus flavor. Great flavor, medium-large, flattened globe fruits as having "distinctly different color, dusky pink with darker pink/purple shoulders".

Basil, Mrs. Burns' Lemon Ocimum basilicumMost lemony of all basils, this heirloom variety has larger and very bright green leaves, intensly flavored and slower to bolt than other lemon basils.

Chervil, Curled Anthriscus cerefoliumSalad Chervil, leaves used in soups, salads and vinegars.

Chives, Fine Leaf Allium schoenoprasumFine for fresh use, delicate fancy leaf, don't forget to use the blossoms!

Basil, Nufar Ocimum basilicumGenovese type, highly disease resistant, good flavor and form

Chives, Garlic

Basil, Red Rubin Ocimum basilicumPurple version of Italian Large Leaf, with a similar sweet scent. Large flat leaves stand out, outstanding for color and culinary qualities.

Allium tuberosumThin flat leaves with delicate garlic flavor. Attractive white flowers in mid summer.


Basil, Serata Ocimum basilicumNew! Ruffled leaves with good basil flavor. Great as a bouquet filler, in containers or as a flavorful plate garnish. Try pairing it with Purple Ruffles for great contrast!

Coriandrum sativum '99057'So many have asked to grow Cilantro in a pot, this new variety promises to do just that! First true cilantro developed for potted plant production.

Cilantro, Delphino Coriandrum sativumFerny, Spicy, indispensable ingredient in salsa and
regional cooking. Cut often to insure growth, use seeds (coriander) after bolting. AAS Winner

Basil, Spicy globe Ocimum basilicumSlightly hot, spicy sweet basil, also known as Greek basil. Interplant with flowers, or grow in pots. Mush slower to bolt than some varieties.

Cramer's Yardstick

Artemisia annuaThis SweetAnnie gets to market before the competition.

Cumin Uminum cyminumFeathery plant grown for its seed, invaluable in Indian, Mid Eastern, and Mexican Cooking.

Mint, Chocolate Mentha x piperita piperitaStriking peppermint-patty scent, a real treat!

Mint, Ginger Curry
Helichrysum angusBeautiful gray plant, has sweet pleasant smell of curry.

Mentha arvensis 'Varieagata'Gold-flecked leaves have a fruity fragrance and flavor with a hint of ginger.

Cutting celery

Apium graveolensEasy-to-grow celery leaves with strong flavor. Customer favorite 2001, great for soups and salads!

Mint, Lemon Monarda citrataLemon scented mint is actually in the Monarda family, boasts a showy plumage of lavender flowers all summer.

Dill Anethm graveolensEasy to grow, dill provides both seeds and greens to flavor vinegars, pickling, and many different foods.

Mint, Lime

Mentha piperita citrataClean fresh citrus aroma added to popular mint flavor adds punch to teas, fruit salads, chicken and baked goods.

Fennel Foeniculum vulgareFeathery leaves which have a sweet anise flavor. Use to flavor salads, fish, sauces, and vinegars. An interesting accent or border plant.

Mint, Mountain Pycnanthemum pilosumLess invasive than true mint varieties. Needs staking in windy locations. Used in potpourri, incense, and as an ingredient in natural insect repellent formulas.

French Tarragon Artemisia dacunculus sativaPiece do resistance of all culinary herbs, dark green shiny leaves possess distinctive flavor.

Mint, Silver Mentha longifoliaAttractive soft grey-green leaves with a refreshing spearmint odour.

Gomprhena, "Strawberry Fields" Gomphrena haageanaFirst and best true red Gomphrena. Brilliant flowers, 1 1/2" across, atop strong stems. Holds color exceptionally well when dried.

Mint, Spearmint savoy Mentha spicata 'Crispa'Clean, crisp mint with curly leaves.

Mint, Varigated Pineapple

Granny Smith Tomato

VegetableThe first hybrid fully green when ripespecifically bred to make unbeatable salsa.

Mentha suaveolens 'Variegata'Sweet fruity scent with white and green leaves that vary with the season.

Motherwort Leonurus cardiacaLarge palmate leaves with rough texture. Tiny pink flowers on leafy spires make this plant magnificent in full flower.

Hyssop Hyssopus officinalisBiblical mint family plant with bright blue-violet flowers. Tea has soothing quality.

Mugwort Artemisia vulgarisDream pillow ingredient. Grows to a big bush the first year, flowers late summer.

Joe Pye weed Eupatorium purpureumGraceful tall plant with pale pink-purple flowers, foliage releases a vanilla scent when crushed. Grows well in moist areas.

Nasturtium, Whirlybird Mahogany

Lavender, Fern Leaf –SPANISH EYES
Lacey leaved lavender , fast growing with a profusion of blooms. Great in pots, not hardy.

Tropoeolum majusDeep colored blossoms with the popular whirlybird style. Great pot or raised bed plant!

Nasturtium, Alaska Tropoeolum majusPopular mix of Red, orange or yellow blossoms, with a strong white and green varigated leaf

Lemon Balm Melissa officinalisWinter hardy, lemon scent adds zing to salads, and makes a calming tea.

Nasturtium, Jewel Mix Tropoeolum majusAfrican variety, strong color mix, will climb if trellised!

Lemon Grass Cymbogon flexuosusTropical lemon scented grass, used to glavor fish, soups curries and sauces.

Oregano, Greek

Origanum vulgare hirtumTrue Greek oregano dark green leaves with white flowers.


Levisticum officinale Levisticum officinaleLeaves possess excellent flavouring qualities for soups, stews and casseroles. Flavour is reminiscent of celery, and of the famous yeast extract, Maggi. Can replace meat and bone stock in soups.

Oregano, Italian Origanum vulgare sp.Oregano favored by Italian Chefs, Proclaimed as "the Real deal", clean, fresh, aroamtic with great flavor!

Parsley, Forest Green

Malabar Spinach Basella alba Red StemHeat-loving and vigorous, these attractive plants reach 6 feet or more if trained on a bean tower or trellis. Many people grow Red Stem for purely ornamental purposes, but there's a lot of good eating on this productive plant!

Petroselinum crispum crispumSpecial combination double and triple curled market variety. Good flavor and productivity.

Parsley, Italian flat leaf Petroselinum crispum neapolitanumZesty Italian taste, great for cooking or drying.

Marjoram, Sweet Origanum majoranaBeautifully sweet, balsam-like aroma.

Rosemary, Romero Rosmarinus officinalis Fine upright habit, not as harder as ARP, but faster growing, same great flavor!

Marshmallow, "Erfurter" Althaea officinalisTall ornamental plant with velvety leaves, pink flowers with purple-red anthers. Comforting tea.

Rosemary, creeping Rosmarinus officinalis prostratusFine trailing habit, floriferous variety with light blue flowers. Good producer makes lovely border, or hanging basket.

Sage, Extrakta

Salvia officinalisHandsome dusty green leaves, commonly used in dressings, poultry, sausage, nice base for floral or herbal wreaths. Showy in early summer, blanketed with tiny lavender flowers.

The following are some of the locations and events you can find us at during the year. Feel free to call the farm ahead to make sure we can load your favorites, or call to come out and visit!

Sage, Tri-color Salvia officinalis triatrusBeautiful sage plant accented with splashes of purple, white and dark green; excellent color splashes for herb and traditional gardens.


Kansas Grown! Farmers Market

7001 W. 21 Street North, Wichita Saturday Mornings, May-October 7 am to Noon

Sage, White

Salvia aplanaNative American incense herb, used to make the smudge sticks common in Native ceremonies. Aromatic in the garden, light dusty gray-green leaves.


FloraKansas- The Great Plains Plant Sale

Saturday May 12th Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, Hesston, Kansas

Salad Burnet Sanguisorba minorCool cucumber flavor, great addition to salads, vinegars and tomato juice. Hardy, can remain green through mild winters!

Visit our website for pictures of Handmade Scripture bowls, Garden items, dinnerware, Full plant lists, schedules of events, and more than 20 pages of free recipes!!!!

Savory, summer

Satureja hortensisSpirit-awakening, peppery flavor. A favorite herb for flavoring fresh and dry beans, soups, and a variety of culinary uses.

Savory, winter Satureja montanaPerennial cousin to summer savory, flavor is more pungent. Good pepper substitute, great culinary herb.

Self Heal (heal All) Prunella vulgarisHighly regarded wound herb, this pretty sprawling plant should be added to your herb garden because of the beautiful unique coppery purple flowers on spikes.

Spiderwort Spinach, Red Malibar
Climbing spinach with waxy leaves and red stems. Tolerates heat, lovely accent plant, and edible leaves.

Other Items from the farm include asparagus, fresh vegetables in season, and many hand-crafted items including Scripture bowls, garden items and personalized Christmas ornaments.
Lemon Balm Chicken 4 boned chicken breasts 2 Tbsp Apple juice or mountain dew 3/4 cup shredded cheese (Swiss or another white cheese) 1/2 cup light cream 4 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp chopped lemon balm Salt/pepper Season chicken with salt and pepper. Melt butter and fry chicken 5-7 minutes. Place chicken in glass baking dish. Add juice and lemon balm and cream into the pan of hot butter. Stir and simmer over low heat. Pour liquid over chicken. Top with cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes in 350o oven in covered dish. Serve with sauce over angel hair pasta.

Sweet Annie

Artemissia annuaSweetly aromatic everlasting. Large pyramid shaped plants have ferny dark green foliage. Fragrant branches are used in wreaths.

Tarragon, French Artemisia dacunculus sativaTrue French tarragon, favored by many. Treat as annual.

Thyme, Golden lemon Thymus x citriodorus 'Aureus'Scattered yellow edges on some leaves create an attractive foliage contrast.

Thyme, Summer Toma Verde

Thymus vulgarusNew! A superb culinary thyme.

Physalis ixocarpaEarly green tomatillo. Early maturing, large, flat-round green fruits. Flesh is good quality, non-pithy when ripe.

Tomatillo, Purple

Physalis ixocarpaUnique purple tomatillo will add great color and flavor to your fresh garden salsas.

Valerian Centranthus ruberEasy to grow, self seeding.

Vervain, Blue

Verbena hastataMiddle-age magicians used as a love potion, this highly ornamental herb has blue-violet glowers in pencil-like spikes. Blooms summer through fall.

Yarrow, Colorado Achillea millefoliumDeeper color than "Summer Pastels" this hardy yarrow will give bursts of color year after year!


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