Bay merits a place in every herb garden. Attractive ornamental shrub is well adapted to serve as a houseplant, as well as outdoors. Plant?s dark-green leaves are strikingly fragrant, especially once dried. A classic ingredient in the traditional French ?bouquet garni?, bay leaves add earthy flavor to stews, soups and sauces. Use bay leaves for fragrant wreathes and garlands. Hardy to Zone 8, so be sure to bring it inside for the winter!