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Prunella Genus

Prunella

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Prunella genus. This genus consists of 7 species of semi-evergreen perennials, They will form low spreading clumps and bear opposite pairs of ovate to oblong, sometimes deeply lobed leaves. The flowering stems bear whorled spikes of 2- lipped tubular flowers which bloom in white, pink or purple. They are fully hardy and will grow well in sun or shade in moist but well drained soil.

Characteristics

Perennials, Semi-evergreens

Other common names

Self-heal, Heal all

Origin

Europe, Asia, N. Africa & Canada

Interest and use

Is suitable for rock gardens.

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and will grow in sun or partial-shade in moist, well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or by division in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails.

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