Herbs that Grow in Shade

There are many great herbs that grow in shade and there are certain herbs that bolt if the weather gets too hot because they prefer cooler weather. Some of these herbs are for culinary uses in your kitchen, others are medicinal herbs. Growing a medicinal herb garden in a shady spot close to your kitchen is perfect for fresh handfuls of herbs. Herbs can be grown in pots and containers, or in the ground. However, shade herbs still need 3 hours of sunlight a day

Herbs that Grow Well in Shade

  • Cilantro/Coriander
  • Mints plants like peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint
  • Chamomile
  • Parsley
  • Lemon Balm
  • Dill
  • Beebalms
  • Catnip
  • Feverfew
  • Chives
  • Borage
  • Licorice Mint
  • Angelica

Kitchen herb garden grown in the shade

Many of these herbs are pretty after they flower too

Below is flowering cilantro which also helps to attract beneficial bugs. You can also save the seeds as coriander spice once they’ve dried.

Flowering cilantro herbs makes coriander seeds

Flowering chives, another great shade herb

Chives make a pretty flowering herb

Herb Shade tea garden

Make chamomile or mint tea with your shade herbs

Chamomile Herbs that grow in the shade

Flowering dill helps to attract beneficial bugs

Flowering dill helps to attract beneficial bugs

Borage flowers

These flowers are an edible herb flowers that taste like cucumber.

Borage flowers are great for the shade herb garden and are edible too

Have you grown herbs that grow in shade before? Let us know in the comments below.

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