Post by bluelacedredhead on Aug 7, 2016 18:44:23 GMT -5
I'm in Zone 6a and Sage, Thyme, Anise Hyssop, Lovage, Horehound, Feverfew, Comfrey, Lemon Balm all overwinter well. I have Spearmint, Peppermint, Apple Mint in containers and never bring them in. I do bring in the container with Pineapple Mint, it's not quite as hardy. Oh, and it's in a tiny hanging container so no problem bringing it indoors.
Having said that I have Horehound and Lemon Balm in the garden itself, I wouldn't recommend doing so. They are so invasive, I spend a lot of time digging up clumps where they weren't supposed to grow.
Post by heirloomfan on Aug 15, 2016 7:32:40 GMT -5
I am in zone 5a and the woody herbs tend to withstand the winters pretty well. I have lemon thyme, lavender, sorrel, chives and some greek oregano that I leave outside and they come back every year. I also have peppermint and spearmint in pots, they are woody but I brought them inside last year. And one pot of chamomile that is in a pot and blooms briefly every year too.
Post by SpringRain on Aug 15, 2016 13:22:32 GMT -5
Rue will as well, although I grew it only for the lovely leaves it has. The odor is somewhat repulsive. My Sweet Annie Artemisia if I remember correctly was able to overwinter. It was one of my favorites.
Post by pepperhead212 on Aug 18, 2016 22:23:54 GMT -5
jobet I took a photo of that rosemary, to show you how large it can get. I have a smaller one in the photo - about the right 1/4 of all of it - which I started a couple of years ago, just in case the old one starts getting weak, though that hasn't happened yet!