- Common Name(s):
Self-heal makes a lovely ground cover for moist shady areas. The cultivars are far superior to the seed grown, weedy species. 'Pink Loveliness' has pink flowers, and 'Little Red Riding Hood' had crimson-red flower spikes. Self-heal gets its name from its former use in Europe to treat a throat ailment.
- Spring to early summer
- 12 in.
- Flower Color:
- Pink, violet, red, white
- USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8
- Division of cultivars spring or fall, seed
- Partial shade to full sun
- Well drained, moist, high organic matter
- Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
NCCES plant id: 769