Herbs

List of beneficial insect pollinated edible and or medicinal herbs
We will add links to each plant as soon as possible. If you can think of others, please let us know!
A good place to seek information about the plants listed here is Plants For A Future.
Link to detailed instructions of germinating seeds
Suggested beginner herbs, to grow in Amsterdam in Bold but don’t let these restrict you!

Annual Plants
Barley (Hordeum vulgare)
Basils (Ocimum basilicum)
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Goudsbloem
Celery (Apium graveolens)
Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)
Common Vetch (Vicia sativa) – seeds may be toxic
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) Koriander
Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas)
Dill (Anethum graveolens)
Nasturtium (Tropaelolum majus) Oostindische kers
Pincushion Flower, aka Sweet Scabious (Scabiosa atropurpurea)
Red Clover (Trifolium)
Rye (Secale cereale)
African Marigolds (Tagetes erecta)
Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus)
Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
Sweet corn (Zea mays)
Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Violet (Viola spp)

Biennial Plants
Angelica (Angelica archangelica) Grote engelwortel
Borage (Borago officinalis) Bernagie/Komkommerkruid
Hollyhock (Alcea rosea) Stokroos

Perennial Plants
Alexanders (Zizia aurea)
Anise Hyssop (Anastache foeniculum)
Arnica (Arnica chamissonis Less.)
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Bugle (Ajuga reptans)
Catnip / Catmint (Nepeta) Kattenkruid
Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) Bieslook
Cinquefoils (Potentilla)
Comfrey, Russian (Symphytum x uplandicum)
Coneflowers / Echinacea (Echinacea)
Crocus (Crocus) – Saffron
English mace (Achillea ageratum)
Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Venkel
Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium)
Garlic (Allium sativum) Knoflook
Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum)
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) Look-zonder-look
Golden Marguerite (Anthemis tinctoria)
Goldenrod (Solidago)
Ivy (Hedera helix) Klimop
Ladies mantle (Alchemilla spp)
Lavenders (Lavandula) Lavendel
Lovage (Levisticum officinale)
Marshmallow (Althaea oficinalis)
Meadow Barley (Hordeum brachyantherum)
Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)
Mints (Mentha) Munt
Peonies (Paeonia)
Plantain / Ribwort (Plantago spp) Weegbree
Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)
Red Valerian (Centranthrus ruber) Spoorbloem
Stonecrops (Sedum kamtschaticum, S. spurim, S. album)
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Teasel (Dipsacus)
Thrift (Armeria maritima)
Thyme (Thymus)
Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum) Grove Bieslook
Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
Wild garlic /Ramsons (Allium ursinum) Daslook
Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)
Wood Betony (Stachys officinalis)
Valerian (Valerian officinalis) Echte Valeriaan
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Duizendblad

(Semi)Evergreen & Shrubs
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) Vlier
Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) Hondsdraf
Rose (Rosa sp) Roos
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Rozemarijn
Rue (Ruta graveolens)
Sage (Salvia officinalis) Salie
Southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum)
Tea (Camelia sinensis) – can be bonsai-ed
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) Absint-alsem – may inhibit growth of neighboring plants