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botanical name:
Prunella grandiflora
Prunella grandiflora © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Self-heal
synonyms:  Prunella webbiana
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: semi-prostrate
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Vigorous spreading perennial with ovate to lance-shapes, sparsely-toothed, deep green leaves about 10cm. long. Whorls of tubular, 2-lipped, purple flowers, in dense upright spikes, from summer to early autumn.

Most soils in sun or part shade. Strong growing and should be positioned where they will not crowd out smaller neighbouring plants.

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Useful ground cover, especially on banks, awkward borders or wild gardens.
Attractive to bees and other insects.

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