18. Summer Savory
Summer savory is more well-known than the winter savory that I talked about earlier, although the two types of herbs do share some similarities in their flavors. The main difference between the two is that summer savory tends to be little less bitter than its winter counterpart. While the herb is not commonly used in Western cooking, it is used in cooking in multiple other cultures. It is also very easy to include in cooking and can be used in the same manner that sage is used.
17. Hyacinth Bean
The hyacinth bean is a particularly desirable choice for many herb gardens because of its appearance. It is a climbing vine that hosts purple seed pods along with pink to purple flowers, although there can be variation in the color. For the beans to be consumed, they have to be boiled well and without sufficient boiling they are actually toxic. The plant is also used as an herb, with the leaves sometimes eaten raw or cooked.
16. Aztec Sweet Herb
Aztec sweet herb is a small, low growing perennial herb that produces small little white flowers. The herb is interesting because of its sweetness and has the potential to be used as a natural sweetener. Indeed, there is some evidence that it has historically been used in this role. However, it does also contain some less appealing chemicals, so other options are often preferred. Despite this, the plant is still a pretty addition to an herb garden.