Ocimum basilicum 'Cinnamon'
Traditional spicy clove taste of basil with a hint of cinnamon; dark purple stems and dainty pink flowers
Ocimum basilcum 'Genovese'
Pesto basil with large, green shiny leaves and a pungent aroma; a vigorous grower; cut on a regular basis
Ocimum basilcum 'Siam Queen'
anise scented basil
Spicy licorice flavor; a beautiful plant with delicate leaves and a deep purple stem
Ocimum x africanum 'Spicy Globe'
spicy globe basil
Great dwarf variety that works well in container; tasty, tiny leaves; the plant forms a nice round, compact ball
Ocimum basilcum 'Mrs. Burns Lemon'
Lemon scented; great for tea
Ocimum basilcum var. purpurascens 'Red Rubin' and 'Purple Ruffles'
Two great purple basils to try
fuzzy, soft foliage; one of the best mints to grow indoors
Mentha x piperita 'Black Mitcham'
Great flavor; dark stems and foliage
Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum
Strong and spicy, often with matte green or grayish foliage
Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Low growing with golden foliage; not as pungent as other oreganos
Origanum x majoricum
Ubiquitous in Italian food; nice and tasty
Thymus 'Doone Valley'
Doone Valley thyme
Variegated gold and green with strong lemony scent
Strong flavor, vigorous plant
Thymus vulgaris 'French'
Narrow leaves and stronger flavor than English thyme; may not be hardy in the northeast