LEONURUS cardiaca

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LEONURUS cardiaca

True Motherwort, Lion’s Tail

Select Item No. LA112

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe, Asia to Siberia and the Himalayas, North America: average to moist woodland margins.
Special Features: Traditional medicinal plant. Also rarely used ornamental plant for humus-rich partly shade areas, with sufficient moisture also locations in full sun. Light red to pink, whorled with a long flowering period from summer to the beginning of autumn. Attractive foliage. Suitable for natural landscaping. Moderate self-sowing at suitable locations.
Historical: Traditional use as ornamental, kitchen crop and medicinal plant in the cottage garden.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: light red
Natural Flowering Period: June - September
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z9
Foliage: ruffled, 3-7 loped, finely hirsute, intense green
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 120 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: moist / average
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant / medicinal plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.76923 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
1300
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
2 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Sowing Time Hint: Early spring for first year flowering.
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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