Lamiaceae/Labiatae: a creeping evergreen perennial to 30cm. found on sunny, dry waste ground and rocky outcrops, mainly on limestone soils. The light pink to deep purple tubular flowers grow in whorls from the leaf axils, blooming from July – September. The leaves are opposite, dark green, and shiny. Native to the Mediterranean, but naturalized in Britain.
The plant is widely used in making alcoholic drinks with a bitter base, which have digestive or appetite-promoting qualities.
The whole plant has anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, aperient, aromatic, astringent, bitter, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, stimulant and tonic properties.
These perennial seeds germinate very irregularly over a long period. Lower temperatures of less than +5°C are very effective. Seed trays should not be discarded prematurely. Constant moisture must be maintained. Succeeds in any moderately good soil in sun or light shade. Prefers a dry calcareous soil and a sunny position. A good bee plant and attracts butterflies. EASY!
APPROX. 30 SEEDS
Every order will receive a free packet of seeds as a thank you!
I have had to remove all listings of poisonous plants, which include the nightshade family, and monkshoods. All these plants and more are still available from my store:
ORDERS MAY BE DELAYED TWO OR THREE DAYS DUE TO WORK COMMITMENTS, SO PLEASE BE PATIENT!
ORDERS MADE BETWEEN MARCH - MAY COULD BE DELAYED UP TO A WEEK. THIS IS A VERY BUSY TIME FOR ANYONE ONE IN THIS BUSINESS.
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I LIVE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM NOT THE USA, SO ORDERS WILL TAKE 2-4 WEEKS.
Due to customs issues I do not ship to Brazil!
SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK, I AM STOPPING THE REFUNDING OF LOST ITEMS TO THESE COUNTRIES!!!
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