Plant your Prunella grandiflora upon receipt in the garden or in a planter. Prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Improve poor soil with a mix of potting compost and granulated cow manure. Plant your large prunella at the correct depth - the top of the roots should be just below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, heel well in and water immediately.
Large prunella will thrive in fertile, fairly moist soil in full sun or part shade. The sunnier the spot, the moister the soil can be.
Selfheal - per variety - PlantPrunella grandiflora
Attracts butterflies and bees!
This collection of very profusely flowering, low growing hardy perennials really deserves your attention! This large prunella (Prunella grandiflora) flowers in the summer with relatively large blooms. Also known as ‘self-heal’, the low-growing habit makes for colourful ground cover. It will lose its leaves in the winter but they will always return come the spring. A large prunella is ideal in the border but also very suitable along the edges of a (wild/natural) garden path. Large prunella will attract lots of butterflies and bees to your garden.Show more
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Large prunella in the garden
Prunella grandiflora is a hardy perennial that can be left to grow for years in the same spot. Large prunella is one of the most popular ground cover plants.
Show morePrunella grandiflora is an easy-going plant that requires little or no maintenance. Keep the soil around the roots moist as soil that is too dry will not be tolerated. This is a hardy plant that stays green for a long time into the winter. Cut off old leaves in the spring. The rhizome will spread nicely, fairly quickly. Large prunella flowers from early summer right into the autumn.
Ground coverPrunella grandiflora makes terrific ground cover in sunny or part shaded spots. Allow it to naturalise - it spreads quickly but it is not invasive.
Large ‘self-heal’ (Prunella grandiflora) is mostly known as a ground cover plant because it stays green practically the whole year round. Its flowering is actually very pretty too and shows for 3 to 4 months. The flowers appear just above the leaves. You will be pleased with the amount of bees and butterflies that are attracted to this plant.
Prunella grandiflora (Caucasian forget-me-not) is classified under Boraginaceae.