The mint will certainly grow from cuttings and it just about out-competes everything
I've grown thyme several times (
) - from seed. The resultant plants do just fine after that. They spread well and are very hardy. I would bet they are also good candidates for cuttings.
Catnip seems to me to be kind of a tender perennial. The plants don't last more than a year or 2 and it really seems to want
to grow in protected locations. I often find it growing in the midst of other plants like juniper shrubs and blackberry brambles
. It ends up there because catnip does a first rate job of self-sowing. And, these locations are often fairly shady.
Chives are an excellent choice for a shady area. My patch of chives lives and thrives in just about the shadiest location in my yard. It only gets early morning sun during most of the year. In fact, during the winter months, it gets no direct sunlight at all.
Dill volunteers here and there in my vegetable garden. It probably would not do very well in a shady location but I'm not sure. I have a number of nice dill plants in my sweet onions right now. I will do my best to make room for them by harvesting some of those sweet onions as scallions. Dill can almost rise to the "weed" category but the plants are often where they shouldn't be - like on a path. So, a dozen or so turning up somewhere acceptable is appreciated
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