Self Heal (Prunella grandiflora)

Self Heal Plant Features

Self heal is an under-used perennial in the garden that deserves a lot more attention because of its low-care nature and long bloom season. It typically starts blooming in early summer, producing clusters of purple flowers on little spikes above the foliage. If the spent flowers are removed, the floral show continues all summer long. Self heal grows 12 to 18 inches tall and was once used as a medicinal herb. Its long season of bloom makes it an excellent candidate for containers. Self heal is a member of the mint family can become invasive so plant it where you can control its spread. Self heal is attractive to butterflies and resistant to deer.  Hardy from zones 4-8.

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Self Heal Growing Instructions

Grow self heal in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. It appreciates a consistent supply of moisture, especially in the summer so don't let the plant die out. Mulch the plants to help maintain consistent soil moisture. Plant self heal where you can keep it from "running" through your garden.

Self heal is edible, but we prefer it as an ornamental plant.
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  • Light

    Outside: Part sun

    Outside: Sun

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  • Special Features

    Attracts butterflies

    Deer/rabbit resistant


Our favorite varieties

Summer Daze Self Heal

Summer Daze Self Heal

Prunella 'Summer Daze'

Summer Daze self heal offers spikes of rose-pink flowers for weeks in summer and dark green foliage. Its long-blooming nature makes it a favorite in the garden. This variety grows 8 inches tall and wide. Zones 5-8