- Food and Nectar Plants
- Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris), 3 plants in 7 cm pots
Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris), 3 plants in 7 cm pots
Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris) is a native plant that grows throughout the British Isles. It produces violet flowers arranged in a dense oblong head, and is in flower from June to September (I took the photos at the beginning of July). It has a square stem with pairs of bright green oval leaves.
It is easy to grow, preferring moderately moist soil and can withstand partial shade.
Value to Wildlife
Selfheal is particularly attractive to bees, which are able to extract nectar from the base of its long flower tubes.
As its name suggests, it has been much used over the years as a treatment, correctly or incorrectly, for a variety of medical conditions.
You are purchasing three well-rooted plants in three 7 cm square pots, which are better able to compete with existing vegetation than small plug plants.
Buy more to take full advantage of the flat rate postage option of £2.95.
Purchase at any time of year, its leaves may die down in winter but it will regrow in spring.
Ladyburn Plant Nursery has been registered, by the Scottish Government, as a Professional Operator who is authorised to issue plant passports. (These are now required for internet sales of all plants including native plants sold within the UK, not just those for those shipped abroad, as previously). Registration Number GB-S 03473.
Please note that our plants are sold purely for their biodiversity, educational and aesthetic value and should not be consumed unless you are absolutely certain of their safety.
Please note also that our nursery is located at Cupar, our St Andrews address being for correspondence only.