Herb latin name: Prunella grandiflora

Synonyms: Prunella pyrenaica

Family: Labiatae

Edible parts of Prunella grandiflora:

Leaves - raw or cooked. A mild flavour.

Description of the plant:


15 cm
(6 inches)

July to

Habitat of the herb:

Grassland, usually in calcareous soils.

Other uses of Prunella grandiflora:

Can be used as a ground cover plant in a sunny position or light shade. It requires weeding for the first year or so. They are best spaced about 45cm apart each way. Plants have not been a reliable ground cover in Cornwall, often dying after flowering, though they usually self-sow.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow in mid spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If you have sufficient seed then it can be sown outdoors in situ in mid to late spring. Division in spring or autumn. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is better to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame until they are well established before planting them out in late spring or early summer.

Cultivation of Prunella grandiflora:

Grassland, usually in calcareous soils.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Prunella grandiflora:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.