Mountain Valley Growers USDA Certified Organic Herb, Perennial and Vegetable Plants

 
 

 
 

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These seven pages represent concise information on all of our plants. To learn more about, or to view a photo of, a specific herb or perennial, just click on the plant's name. Click here to view our entire list.

 
 

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OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL, ITALIAN LARGE LEAF)
19500 2ft. ANNUAL WHITE FULL C, F

Classic culinary favorite. Essential ingredient in Pesto. Glossy leaves loaded with spicy flavor.

OCIMUM BASILICUM CV. (RED RUBIN SWEET BASIL)
19900 2ft. ANNUAL PURPLE FULL C, F, O

Red Rubin is a colorful addition to vinegars and oils. It can also be used with regular Sweet Basil to add a touch of sweetness.

OCIMUM GRATISSIMUM (CLOVE BASIL, TREE BASIL)
20000 4ft. 10 WHITE FULL C, E, F

In a frost free area this perennial Basil can reach 5 ft. The slightly fuzzy, serrated, light green leaves have pronounced veins. This variety of basil has a clove-like flavor.

OCIMUM X KILMANSCHARIUM (AFRICAN BLUE BASIL) 
20100 2ft. 10 PINK FULL C, F, O 

Attractive purple streaked foliage is ideal for year round culinary use. Long pink flower spikes.

ORIGANUM CV. (DWARF PINK OREGANO)
21200 1ft. 5 PINK FULL B, DF, GC, H, O 

Small, dainty flower heads are held above the round foliage on 6”-10” stems. These cheerful flower stalks are excellent for drying and adding to arrangements.

ORIGANUM CV. (MARSHALL'S MEMORY OREGANO)
20325 2ft. 8 PINK FULL B, DF, GC, H, O 

Brilliant pink flowers are held upright on two foot stems.  Ideal for fresh or dried arrangements. Blooms longer than any other oregano.

ORIGANUM CV. (MOUNDING MARJORAM)
20350 3in. 6 MAGENTA FULL F, GC, H, O

It forms a ground hugging mat of deliciously scented foliage. Flower spikes reach 6 in. Can be mowed regularly to maintain a ‘Dichondra’ appearance. Great lawn substitute. Plant with Creeping Oregano and Creeping Golden Marjoram for a mosaic effect. 

ORIGANUM DICTAMNUS (DITTANY) 
20400 1ft. 8 PINK FULL C, DF, F, H, M, O, W

Round, woolly leaves are silvery green. The many flowering stems display blooms with showy bracts over many months. An excellent patio pot plant.

ORIGANUM LAEVIGATUM CV.(HOPLEY’S PURPLE) 
20600 2ft. 6 PURPLE FULL B, DF, GC, H, O

Small flower bracts hold many purple flowers over a long season. Round dark green leaves.

ORIGANUM LAEVIGATUM CV. (ROSENKUPPEL OREGANO) 
20600 2ft. 6 PURPLE FULL B, DF, GC, H, O

Large flower heads of deep maroon-purple. Dry well

ORIGANUM MARU (SYRIAN OREGANO, BIBLE HYSSOP)
21000 2ft. 8 WHITE FULL C, H, O 

Thought to be the Hyssop of the Bible. Delivers good, spicy, oregano flavor. 

ORIGANUM ONITES (CRETAN OREGANO, RHIGANI, POT MARJORAM) 
21300 18in. 8 WHITE FULL C, DF, F, H 

Gray-green, woolly foliage with powerful peppery, pizza flavor, round flower heads. .

ORIGANUM ROTUNDIFOLIUM CV. (KENT BEAUTY OREGANO)
21600 1ft. 5 PINK FULL B, DF, H, O

Heart shaped leaves have striking pinstriped veins. Large, hop-like flowers. 

ORIGANUM SIPYLEUM (SHOWY PINK OREGANO) 
21700 2ft. 7 PINK FULL B, DF, F, H, O

Pendulous branches hold narrow, hanging flower heads. Flowers peak from behind bracts that remain colorful long after the flowers are spent. A nice tall dried flower. 

ORIGANUM VULGARE ‘AUREUM’ (CREEPING GOLDEN MARJORAM)
21900 6in. 6 WHITE FULL GC, H O

Dense, golden green leaves contour around garden fixtures. Shear to the ground. 

ORIGANUM VULGARE HIRTUM (GREEK OREGANO) 
22000 2ft. 5 WHITE FULL C, F, H, W

A strong growing shrub with slightly fuzzy, pungent leaves. Considered the best for cooking.

ORIGANUM VULGARE ‘HUMILE’ (CREEPING OREGANO)
22100 6in. 6 NONE FULL GC, H

Dark green, round leaves form a carpet or cascade. it may be mowed during the growing season for a ‘dichondra’ look.     

ORIGANUM X MAJORICUM (ITALIAN OREGANO) 
22200 2ft. 8 WHITE FULL C, F, H 
The flavor and fragrance are a blend of Oregano and Marjoram. Easy to grow. .

Pelargoiniums marked zone 8 are reliable year after year here. They die back but return.  

PELARGONIUM CAPITATUM (TRUE CAPITATUM GERANIUM)
22500 2ft. 8 PURPLE FULL C, F, H, O 
Very attractive fuzzy almost heart shaped leaves and trailing stems make this an exciting over the wall or hanging basket scented geranium. Add the fragrance of roses and purple flowers and what a winner this one is. 

PELARGONIUM CRISPUM (LEMON GERANIUM) 
22900 2ft. 10 PINK FULL C, F, H, O
Small wrinkled leaves on upright stems are loaded with lemony flavor and fragrance.

PELARGONIUM CV. (APRICOT GERANIUM) 
25400 2ft. 10 PINK FULL C, F, H, O 
Large, bright green, sharply cut leaves emit an intriguing fruity scent. Large flowers.

PELARGONIUM CV. (ATTAR OF ROSE GERANIUM)
22600 2ft. 8 PINK FULL C, F, H, O
Deeply cut palmate leaves with rose scent. Used to make rose scented jelly and cake.

PELARGONIUM CV. (BRILLIANT GERANIUM) 
23500 2ft. 10 PINK FULL C, F, H, O 
2-3 in. diameter, round leaves form on trailing stems and emit a fruity scent. 

PELARGONIUM CV. (CHOCOLATE  MINT GERANIUM) 
25700 2ft. 8 PINK FULL C, F, H, O 
Large fuzzy leaves with a Chocolate Blotch in Spring and Fall. Andes after dinner mint smell. Attractive in the landscape. 

PELARGONIUM CV. (CINNAMON GERANIUM) 
25700 2ft. 10 PINK FULL C, F, H, O 
The aroma of cinnamon toast permeates the air when this plant is rubbed or brushed against. If protected may survive in Zones 8 and 9.

PELARGONIUM CV. (CITROSA GERANIUM) 
25900 2ft. 8 PINK FULL F, H, O 
Large, deeply cut, citrus scented leaves on an attractive plant. 

PELARGONIUM CV. (FINGERBOWL GERANIUM) 
24900 2ft. 10 PINK FULL F, H, O 
Tiny lemon scented leaves make any fingerbowl delicately scented. 

PELARGONIUM CV. (GINGER GERANIUM)
24950 2ft. 10 LAVENDER FULL C, F, H, O 
Small 1 1/2 in., glossy green leaves have a delicate ginger scent. Upright growth. 

PELARGONIUM CV. (LEMON BALM GERANIUM)
24800 2ft. 8 PINK FULL C, F, H, O 
Large thick stems with extremely fragrant palm sized leaves.

PELARGONIUM CV. (LIME GERANIUM)
24900 2ft. 9 PINK FULL C, F, H, O 
Heavenly citrus scent. Silver dollar size leaves. Good choice for a container.

PELARGONIUM CV. (MINT SCENTED ROSE GERANIUM)
24300 2ft. 8 PINK FULL C, F, H, O 
Rosy scented leaves are deeply cut and brightly variegated with white and green.

PELARGONIUM CV. (MRS. TAYLOR SCENTED GERANIUM)
24400 2ft. 8 RED  FULL C, F, H, O 
True red flowers make this rose scented geranium unique. 

PELARGONIUM CV. (NUTMEG SCENTED GERANIUM) 
23800 1ft. 8 WHITE FULL C, F, H, O 
Gray-green, upright plant with a spicy scent. Covered in delicate white blossoms summer to frost.

PELARGONIUM CV. (PEACOCK SCENTED GERANIUM)
23400 2ft. 8 PINK FULL C, F, H, O 
Irregularly blotched green and white foliage offset the pink flowers on the this sturdy rose scented geranium.

PELARGONIUM CV. (ROBER’S LEMON ROSE)
24500 3ft. 8 PINK FULL C, F, H, O 
Deep, irregularly lobed leaves have strong lemon-rose scent.

PELARGONIUM CV. (SKELETON ROSE SCENTED GERANIUM)
25300 3ft. 8 PINK FULL C, F, H, O 
Even though the leaf is mostly air, the fragrance of rose is very strong. A tall delicate looking specimen for the garden. 

PELARGONIUM CV. (VILLAGE HILL OAK GERANIUM) 
25200 2ft. 8 PINK FULL F, H, O 
The deeply cut, lobed foliage has a dark center and musky scent. Long blooming. 

PELARGONIUM TOMENTOSUM (PEPPERMINT SCENTED GERANIUM) 
25600 3ft. 8 WHITE FULL F, H, O 
The deeply cut, lobed foliage has a dark center and musky scent. Long blooming. 

PEROVSKIA ATRIPLICIFOLIA (RUSSIAN SAGE)
26100 3ft. 3 BLUE FULL DF, F, H, O
Pungent, narrow, cut leaves send up prolific quantities of fuzzy blue flower spikes. 

PETROSELINUM CRISPUM (CURLED PARSLEY) 
26200 1ft. 5 WHITE FULL B, C, M 
Grow this versatile biennial like an annual for best quality leaves. Packed with vitamins. Can get up to 4 feet tall if left to bloom.

PETROSELINUM CRISPUM NEAPOLITANUM (ITALIAN PARSLEY)
26300 1ft. 5 FULL B, C, M 
Preferred variety for cooking this biennial has flat dark green leaves and strong flavor.  Can get up to 4 feet tall if left to bloom.

PLECTRANTHUS AMBOINICUS (VARIEGATED SPANISH THYME, CUBAN OREGANO) 
26700 1ft. 10 WHITE FS/PS C, E, F 
2 in. green and white variegated, heart shaped, succulent and serrated leaves have the flavor and fragrance of Oregano and Thyme. Chop and add to sauté’ or deep fry whole breaded leaves.

POGOSTEMON HEYNEANUS (PATCHOULI) 
26750 2ft. 10 WHITE FS/PS F, O
Dark green glossy leaves are scented with the familiar fragrance. 

POLYGONUM MUTIFLORUM (FO TI, ELIXIR OF LIFE)
27000 30ft. 7 NA FS/PS C, M 
One of the most widely used Chinese medicinal Herbs. A quickly spreading vine.

POLYGONUM ODORATUM (VIETNAMESE CILANTRO) 
27100 6in. 10 NA FS/PS C, E, F, GC 
Narrow, pointed, pungent leaves have the flavor of Cilantro and Citrus.
Likes damp locations and does well in part shade.

PROSTANTHERA ROTUNDIFOLIUM (AUSTRALIAN MINT BUSH)
27100 6in. 10 NA FS/PS C, E, F, GC 
Narrow, pointed, pungent leaves have the flavor of Cilantro and Citrus.
Likes damp locations and does well in part shade.

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