Easy to Grow Perennial Herbs for Your Home Garden

Perennial herbs are those plants that can remain active throughout the year in all the four seasons and continue to bear flowers, seeds and leaves in your home garden for more than 2 years.

Technically speaking, a perennial herb is a plant that is different from tree or a shrub and lives more than one season compared to annuals and biennials. The term herb implies non woody plants like trees and shrubs which are technically more perennial than herbs.

Annual plants live for 1 year and Biennials life span is of 2 years. Theoretically in many herb plants, herbs die in a year giving way to seeds and shoots for the next harvest. You can see the offspring coming out of the plant parallel to the ground from the main herb plant.

Easy to grow herbs aren’t just limited to culinary uses; you can use them to beautify your landscape. Spice up your herb garden with herbs that shine for all the four seasons.

Small perennial herbs may grow and bloom all over the spring and summer, hibernate or die in every autumn season but still return in the next season sensing favourable climate. They are in fact herbaceous perennial plants that spring from the dormant roots depending upon the climate and its native habitat.

The gardener may mistake it as a non perennial herb plant, but it is reality perennial herb.
Many herbs revive from seeds and shoots, others from cuttings and divisions. For instance, many wild tomato vines live several years in their natural tropical habitat but have to be grown as annuals in colder regions because they do not survive in extreme cold climates.

Likewise I have seen basil herb growing for years in my father’s garden and need not be planted as annual herb because it loves the tropical like sunny weather and moderate rainfall.

Perennial Combinations

Perennial Combinations

Mint Plants

Mint Plants

Munstead Lavender Herb - Perennial

Munstead Lavender Herb – Perennial

The Herb Book

The Herb Book