Prunella vulgaris (known as common self-heal , heal-all, woundwort) is edible; the young leaves and stems can be eaten raw in salads; the plant in whole can be boiled and eaten. The leaves are lance shaped, serrated and reddish at the tip. The stalks of the leaves are generally short, but can be up to 2 inches long. The flowers grow from a club-like, somewhat square, whirled cluster; flowers are two lipped and tubular. The top lip is a purple hood, and the bottom lip is often white.
|Growing Zones:||3 – 9|
|Sow:||Sow directly in the Fall, or start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost after cold stratification. Needs light to germinate.|
|Sow depth:||1/8 “ Barely cover.|
|Days to Germinate:||30 – 60 @ 55-65F|
|Days to harvest:||90 – 100|
|Sunlight:||Full Shade, Part Sun|
|Special Properties:||Attracts bees, Creeping habit|