Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) is a medicinal herb that begins as a rosette and stretches out to become a tall, 4ft plant with long spikes of pale pink flowers. Bees love it!
A tincture of the leaves and flowers is commonly used as an herbal heart tonic for those with anxiety and heart palpitations, and to ease menstrual cramping.
Can be brewed as a tea; however, the taste is exceptionally bitter!
Special Notes: Hardy perennial herb. Prefers part sun to full shade. Tall spikes of pink flowers. Drought tolerant. Hardy zone 4-9.
Approximately 100+ seeds per packet.
Seed Starting and Growing: Direct sow in spring or fall. Self-seeds so be sure to cut the flower stalks if you don't want loads next year.
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All of the seeds that I sell were lovingly homegrown and harvested by me, small scale, in my urban garden using organic methods only -- no chemicals or pesticides whatsoever. Tomato varieties are isolated to stay true using the flower bagging method and I test for germination quality. I take special care in choosing varieties that I find unusual, interesting and fabulous, and/or especially suitable for growing in small space gardens.