Common name: Self heal. Ceannbhán beag.
This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J538466.
Low growing perennial. Whorled clusters of blue/purple flowers on top of stems up to 30cms tall.
Great for bees and moths and make a great addition to mid length sward meadows.
Grows throughout Ireland, hardy. Grows in hedgerows, woodlands, edges, gravel and open ground. Not so happy in strong grass.
Sow from late autumn to early spring in trays or modules, prick out into modules, then plant out when large enough.
Edible. Flavour similar to romaine lettuce, can be eaten raw or cooked. Particularly noted for curing sore throats. Contains vitamins A, B, C and K and is high in antioxidants.
Avg contents: 150 seeds.