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Selfheal

Prunella vulgaris

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Selfheal

Britons in the Middle Ages used Selfheal for a wide range of medicinal purposes and so named it appropriately. Today, Selfheal is mostly used as a groundcover plant, flowering between June and October and attracting lots of bees and butterflies.

Please note that wildflowers die back to the roots out of season. If you are planting during colder months, it might look like a lump of roots and growing medium, but they will spring into life during the flowering season!

A History of Wildflower Use

Wildflowers have been extensively used by cottage gardeners in Britain for centuries not only as an easy-to-grow decorative element, but as a way of encouraging bees and butterflies that are an essential part of the growth and pollination of their crops. Cottagers realised that by establishing wild flowers in their garden, they were making an economic, as well as an environmental investment. Native wild flowers are best for our bees as they are what the bees have evolved alongside and the single flowers provide the bees with nectar and pollen in a way that double flowers do not - many modern flowers are actually not bee friendly at all, despite having very large blooms!

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