Herbs for Arizona

Herbs for Arizona

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With the proper care your herb plants can produce for months or even years.  The first thing to do is make sure that your plant has light and moisture for future growth.  After filling its origional pot, it may be best to transplant outside or re-plant in a larger pot.  If the soil is getting crowded with roots, it is time to re-pot.  For more detailed information, please take a look at the pages provided on the left.



A traditional herb of Italian cooking, Genovese is preferred for pesto, while Lemon and Purple Basil add interest to food and gardens. Grows best in full sun or part shade. Trim plants regularly to keep them bushy. Water when the surface of the soil begins to dry.


Chamomile's lovely daisy-like flowers are used for herbal teas and other home remedies. Grows best with some shade in Arizona. Keep moist.

Chives (cebollin)

The sweet, mild onion flavor of chives is preferred by discerning chefs. They must be harvested fresh, as the delicate flavor does not keep when dried. A clump of chives can grow and multiply for many years. The purple flowers are also edible. Part sun to shade.

A traditional herb of Middle Eastern, Mexican, and Asian cooking. Harvest the tallest leaf stalks and then allow to re-grow. Enjoys full sun or part shade. Water when the surface of the soil begins to dry.


A traditional herb of Mexican cooking, Epazote is said to remove the gas from beans. The Aztecs used it medicinally. Do not use excessive amounts as it can be toxic in large quantities. The plants can grow quite large. Full sun.

Horehound (marrubio).

Used in both traditional and modern medicine. Either honey or sugar can be added to horehound tea to make candy, cough drops, and cough syrups. Grows easily in sun or shade.

Lavender (lavandola)

In the Middle Ages, Lavender was considered an herb of Love. We still love its fragrance for potpourri and aromatherapy. Grows well in full sun to part shade.

Lemon Balm (melisa)

Brush the leaves of this plant for a unique lemony fragrance. The oil of Lemon balm has been shown to inhibit bacteria and viruses. It can also be used as a furniture polish and pest repellent. It is attractive to bees. Needs shade in Arizona. Keep moist.

Lemon Grass

Used as a flavoring in Southeast Asian cuisine, especially with poultry, seafood and soups. It makes a delightful tea. You can also place a fresh stalk in a cold glass of water for a hint of lemon.. A natural source of Citronella oil. Easy to grow in full sun.


The most distinctive herb in Italian Tomato Sauce. Oregano is featured in a wide variety of ethnic cooking and is also used medicinally. Part sun and part shade is best in Arizona. Keep moist.

Parsley (perejil)

Parsley's sweet flavor lends itself to many culinary uses. It is a natural breath sweetener when eaten fresh. Flat Parsley is most flavorful, while Curled Parsley is popular for garnishes. Grows best with some shade in Arizona. The plant will re-grow if a some leaves are left with each harvest. Keep moist.

Rosemary (romero)

Rosemary's is used to flavor meats, sauces, cheeses and soups. It has many medicinal and aromatic uses. The Greeks used it as a memory aid. The plant will grow into a large bush in full Arizona sun, but can also be kept small by trimming.

Rue (ruella)

Rue's lovely Blue-Green foliage will add interest to any garden. In the past, Rue was believed to have magical as well as medicinal properties. Rue can be toxic, so handle with care and do not take eat. Please consult a professional before using medicinally. It needs bright light. Water when the soil begins to dry out on top.

SAGE (salvia)

Use sage to flavor to meats, breads, and sauces. It has been used in perfumes and as an insect repellent. The silvery leaves stand out in the garden, and can be planted even in full Arizona sun. Water when the soil begins to dry.

Spanish Tarragon

Also called Mexican Mint Marigold, this can be used as a substitute for French Tarragon and is much easier to grow. The leaves make a nice herbal tea and the flowers are lovely in salad. Grow in full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant once established.

Classic mint flavor for cooking and herbal remedies. The fragrance is used to relieve stress and tea is used to sooth digestion. Grows best with constant moisture, in shade to part sun.

Summer Savory

With a flavor similar to peppery Thyme, Savory can be used to season meats, beans, soups, and other dishes. Summer Savory will grow into a large plant and then go to seed. Keep moist. Plant in bright light.

Thyme (tomillo)

One of the most popular herbs of all time. Fresh thyme will improve many dishes. Part shade is best in Arizona. Water before the soil begins to dry.

Wormwood (artemisa)

Wormwood is best used as a lovely ornamental in the garden. Although used medicinally in the past, it is toxic if taken internally. Compresses soaked in wormwood tea are used as a local anesthetic and antiseptic. Sun to shade.