Prunella grandiflora 'Freelander Blue'

Prunella grandiflora ‘Freelander Blue’

Self-heal

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Prunella grandiflora 'Freelander Blue'
  • Common name: Self-heal
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Semi-evergreen
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Prunella is a genus of low-growing plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. They’re commonly known as self-heals having been highly prized in the past for their supposed medicinal qualities.

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Prunella grandiflora ‘Freelander Blue’ is a vigorous, spreading perennial producing low-growing mounds of foliage topped by rich-purple flowers from May to October. It’s ideal for growing towards the front of borders where it can be used to soften hard lines and edges. All parts of the plant are edible, with the young leaves making an especially tasty addition to salads.

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For best results, grow Prunella grandiflora ‘Freelander Blue’ in full sun or partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. If growing it from seed, sow early in the year for flowers the same year.

How to grow Prunella 'Freelander Blue'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do Sow in January

Do Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prunella 'Freelander Blue' and wildlife

Prunella 'Freelander Blue' is known for attracting bees and butterflies​/​moths. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Prunella 'Freelander Blue' poisonous?

Prunella 'Freelander Blue' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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