Has a long tradition as a wound-healing herb all over the world.
Has been used to stop bleeding, close wounds, as a throat gargle for coughs and colds, and for the relief of hemorrhoids.
Recently gaining popularity as a cure for cold sores and herpes.
Tough plants make a great low everygreen groundcover with copper-purple flowers.
BOTANICAL NAME: Prunella vulgaris
Seeds germinate best if they have a period of moist cold, so plant in fall or early spring. If planting in summer, place in moist soil and refrigerator for 30 days. Transplant seedlings outside in early spring, or plant directly into the garden in partial shade in any well-drained garden soil. Good groundcover; low, evergreen in most climates, and spreading by rooting stems. Harvest flower spikes for medicine when starting to bloom, or use fresh leaves.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION:
Perennial/Zones 4-9/Height 8-16"/Spacing 8"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Bee Friendly