the nursery

The Nursery

Another facet of our work at the Medicine Garden is getting people plant starts to grow their own medicine. One thing we found is that with a small urban plot you can’t come close to growing all your own food, but you may be able to grow all your own medicine! But to do so you may need some plant starts. That is where we come in.

While medicinal plants are growing in popularity there are still some that are hard to come by. Plus with our small-scale nursery devoting its energy almost exclusively to medicinals you can be sure that our plants were properly raised with an eye toward quality medicine. Below you will find a complete list of the plants we are hoping to offer in 2017. Please feel free to contact us to get the latest on availability.

We sell most of our plants via our Herbal Marketplace in SE Portland. April through September we will be selling medicinal plant starts as well as various other medicinal plant material and preparations. These gatherings also entail free medicinal gardening tours, herbal teas, a community of plant people and advice galore.

Lastly, if you'd like to make sure that your Medicinal Garden gets off to a good start we are also happy to come by and visit your landscape and share our advice and experiences. Our New Gardeners special includes 12 plant starts, an illustrated design of your growing space as well as a 2 hour consultation for just a $150. Creating the right conditions for your plants in the beginning makes for happier plants and easier gardening!

  Check out our News page for upcoming Plant sales in the Portland area.


Available in 4 inch containers. $4 each or 3 for $10

Agrimony  Agrimonia eupatoria

Angelica   Angelica archangelica

Anise Hyssop  Agastache foeniculum

Arnica  Arnica  chamissonis

Bergamot, Lavender   Monarda fistulosa *

Bleeding Heart  Dicentra Formosa

Blue Indigo  Baptista australis

Blue Vervain  Verbena hastata

Boneset  Eupatorium perfoliatum

Catnip   Nepeta cataria

Chives   Allium schoenoprasum

Comfrey  Symphytum officinale

Comfrey, Russian Symphytum x uplandicum

Echinacea  Echinacea purpurea

Elecampane  Inula helenium

Feverfew  Tanacetum parthenium

Goldenrod  Solidago canadensi

Horehound Marrubium vulgare

Hyssop   Hyssopus officinalis

Ladies Mantle  Alchemilla vulgaris

Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis

Licorice  Glycyrrhiza glabra *

Lomatium  Lomatium dissectum *

Lupine   Lupinus sp. 

Marshmallow  Althaea officinalis

Meadowsweet  Filipendula ulmaria

Milkweed   Asclepias tuberosa*

Monkeyflower  Mimulus guttatus

Motherwort  Leonorus cardiaca

Mugwort  Artemisia vulgaris

Mullein  Verbascum thapsus

Nettles   Urtica dioica

Oregano  Origanum vulgare

Parsley  Petroselinum crispum

Penstamen  Penstamen strictus *

Peppermint  Mentha × piperita

Poppy   Papaver somniferum

Salad Burnet  Sanguisorba minor

Skullcap  Scutellaria lateriflora

Spearmint  Mentha spicata

Spilanthes  Acmella oleracea*

Sweet Grass   Hierochloe odorata

Sweet Woodruff   Galium odoratum

Thyme  Thymus vulgaris


* currently out of stock.

Valerian  Valeriana officinalis

Wood Betony  Stachys officianlis

Yarrow  Achillea millefolium

Available in 6 packs. $6 each.

Basil  Ocimum basilicum *

Calendula  Calendula officianlis

Chamomile, German  Matricaria recutita

Tulsi   Ocimum tenuiflorum *

Available in Gallons. $12 each

Aralia  Aralia californica

Artichoke  Cynara scolymus

Black Cohosh   Actaea racemosa

Black Hawthorn Crataegus douglasii

Blood Root  Sanguinaria Canadensis

Blue Cohosh    Caulophyllum thalictroides

Codonopsis   Codonopsis pilosula *

Cramp Bark  Viburnum opulus

Culver’s Root   Veronicastrum virginicum

Eleuthero   Eleutherococcus senticosus

Fennel  Foeniculum vulgare

Goji  Lyceum barbarum*

Grindelia  Grindelia squarrosa

Lavender Lavandula angustifolia

Lovage  Levisticum officinalis

Mayapple  Podophyllum peltatum

Oregon Grape  Mahonia aquifolium

Rosemary  Rosmarinus officinalis

Sage  Salvia officinalis

Vitex   Vitex agnus-castus

Western Mugwort  Artemisia ludoviciana

White Sage Salvia apiana

Wild Yam   Dioscorea quarternata*

*  currently out of stock