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botanical name:
Prunella grandiflora 'Freelander'
Prunella grandiflora 'Freelander' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Self-heal
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.15m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Very free flowering in a mixture of colours including pink, violet-blue and white, produced in densely whorled spikes over a long period.. Vigorous spreading perennial with ovate to lance-shapes, sparsely-toothed, deep green leaves.

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

propagation:
By division. Available from seed, will normally flower in the first year.

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

other notes:
Bred by Clause Tézier, France
FleuroSelect Gold Medal winner, 2006

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