Perennial Herbs You Can Plant Once and Enjoy Year After Year

If you like the idea of planting something once and enjoying it year after year, then set your sights on perennials.

Perennial herbs, in particular, are a favorite in my garden because they’re easy to care for and can fit in small spaces, making it possible to grow them on window sills, in container gardens, or squeezed in between other plants.

These are my top picks for perennial herbs that keep on giving.

Mint (Mentha sp.)


The best thing about mint is that, in most cases, you don’t even really have to try. This herb is highly vigorous; so much so, in fact, that it’s sometimes considered a bit of a weed.


Anise hyssop is very decorative, with purple bottlebrush flowers. That’s not all, though: it also makes a great tea and can be used in a range of other recipes.

Anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)


Pair it with grapefruit in my delicious grapefruit-rosemary bread (to accompany a mug of tea) or grapefruit-rosemary jelly, or try it in a refreshing summer rosemary lemonade.

Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus)


Use sage leaves in all sorts of recipes, from traditional sage brown butter sauce to gnocchi or pasta dishes and, especially, grilled pork. It’s also an essential ingredient in many poultry stuffings.

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

This is an herb that’s easy to grow and a breeze to harvest, and you can even dry oregano in the oven at home for year-round use in all kinds of dishes.


Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

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