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Benton Lewis
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Does anyone know which herbs will grow year round without dying off in the winter in zone 8? I think spearmint and oregano will.
 
Tyler Ludens
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I have Rosemary, but you need to be careful which variety you get. Oregano survives. I had Marjoram before I killed it by transplanting at a bad time....
 
Galadriel Freden
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I live in a cool, rainy zone 8. Here's what I have:

*Rosemary
*Mint
*Hyssop
*Chives
*Oregano
*Sage
*Lemon balm

Rosemary, hyssop, and to some extent sage are evergreen and I can pick them (sparingly) through winter. The others come back every spring. I'm actually on my fourth rosemary in twelve years, but it's survived for a couple of winters now, unlike its predecessors. I think maybe I had planted them in spots which were too soggy. Did I mention it rains a lot here?
 
John Elliott
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My additions to the list:

*Horehound
*Parsley
*Tarragon
*Turmeric (dies back during the winter, but returns from the corms, and since it is the corm you use, you can always dig it up)
 
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