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

Aralia  Aralia californica

Arnica  Arnica  chamissonis

Artichoke  Cynara scolymus *

Basil  Ocimum basilicum *

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

Codonopsis   Codonopsis pilosula

Comfrey, Russian Symphytum x uplandicum

Echinacea  Echinacea purpurea

Elecampane  Inula helenium

Foeniculum vulgare

Feverfew  Tanacetum parthenium

Goldenrod  Solidago Canadensis  *

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 cardiac *

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.

Tulsi   Ocimum tenuiflorum

Valerian  Valeriana officinalis

White Sage
Salvia apiana

Wood Betony  Stachys officianlis

Yarrow  Achillea millefolium

Available in 6 packs. $6 each.

Calendula  Calendula officianlis *

Chamomile, German  Matricaria recutita *

Available in Gallons. $12 each

Black Cohosh   Actaea racemosa *

Black Hawthorn Crataegus douglasii *

Blood Root  Sanguinaria Canadensis *

Blue Cohosh    Caulophyllum thalictroides

Cramp Bark  Viburnum opulus *

Culver’s Root   Veronicastrum virginicum

Eleuthero   Eleutherococcus senticosus *

Goji  Lyceum barbarum  *

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

Wild Yam   Dioscorea quarternata  *

*  currently out of stock