Growing Herbs web page (www.aces.edu/dept/extcomm/publications/anr/anr-1164/anr-1164.html) from Auburn University is an excellent southern reference on herb growing. It includes an extensive chart of herbs that lists the family, plant type, height, spacing, form, light requirement, bloom time, foliage color, flower color, uses, and maintenance notes. It will help any gardener become successful at growing herbs.
Southern Herb Growing
A superior reference on growing herbs in the South is Southern Herb Growing, by Madeline Hill and Gwen Barclay (Shearer Publishing, 1989; $30). The authors provide a wealth of information about a multitude of excellent herbs, based on years of experience with our hot, sometimes wet climate. The photos are excellent and include many gorgeous southern herb gardens. There are wonderful sections on drying and preserving herbs, herbal crafts and decorating, herbal vinegars and oils, and tried and true recipes. No southern herb gardener should be without this one!