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Self-heal Prunella webbiana

Phonetic Spelling
proo-NELL-uh web-bee-AY-nuh
Description

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.

Propagation: Division of cultivars spring or fall, seed

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Little Red Riding Hood'
    Crimson flower spikes
  • 'Pink Loveliness'
    Pink flowers
'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Pink Loveliness'
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#perennial#purple flowers#spring flowers#moist soil#rich soil#groundcover
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Little Red Riding Hood'
    Crimson flower spikes
  • 'Pink Loveliness'
    Pink flowers
'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Pink Loveliness'
Tags:
#sun#showy flowers#partial shade#perennial#purple flowers#spring flowers#moist soil#rich soil#groundcover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunella
    Species:
    webbiana
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Medicinal use for throat ailments
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Lavender spikes of flowers. Cultivars come in different colors.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No