Herbs come in all sorts of unusual varieties. Find a unique plant for your own herb garden with a new flavor from a traditional choice.
Find an herb that stands out in your garden by sampling some of these unique choices. Unusual variations on garden favorites have produced an array of flavors and scents which intrigue herb lovers.
Sage lovers will be intrigued by exotic selections like pineapple sage, which embodies the sweet smell of the tropical fruit. In appearance, it strongly resembles the traditional herb, but the difference in scent and flavor creates a unique variation.
For fans of mint patches, the traditional peppermint scent isn’t the only one available. Garden enthusiasts with a taste for unusual varieties can find flavors like lemon, with a sharp, citrus flavor; or chocolate mint, which has a rich, cocoa-esque scent and flavor.
Lemon basil breaks away from the Italian herbs with a sweet tang more suited fruit-oriented dishes. Lettuce-leaf basil offers unusual leaves, but simple flavor suited to traditional dishes.
Whether you’re looking for something to spice up your food or simply planting a diverse herb garden for pleasure, unusual herb varieties make perfect choices for adding a special touch.
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