15. French Sorrel
French sorrel is sometimes known as ‘lemonade in a leaf’ and that name is a good explanation of why the herb is so popular. The plant can be viewed as being part way between an herb and a green – and it can really be used in either capacity equally well. The lemon flavor of the leaves means that the herb pairs well with a large range of different foods.
14. Giant Siberian Chives
Like other species of chives, giant Siberian chives are easy to grow, and they work in a wide range of environments. The large purple flowers also make the chives a colorful addition to an herb garden. The chives make for a good flavoring addition to a range of different foods. For example, many people use chives as a topping for baked potatoes or as ingredients in salads. This particular species of chives has the same garlic-onion taste of other species, but the taste is considerably stronger.
13. Mexican Tarragon
Mexican tarragon is a hardier species of tarragon than other types of this herb. This makes it a particularly valuable addition to an herb garden in dry and hot environment where tarragon is normally challenging to grow. The herb has a similar licorice/anise taste to most other tarragon species. They also have pretty yellow flowers, which can add a dash of color to an herb garden.