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Prunella vulgaris - Common Self Heal

Prunella vulgaris is one of the most free flowering perennials you will find. Common Self Heal flowers from April through November if the plant is consistantly deadheaded. Prunella vulgaris is distinguished from Prunella laciniata by having entire leaves. There is also a white form. The variety lanceolata has pointed leaves and is often found in the wild. Prunella vulgaris will survive some drought but really prefers regular irrigation or even soggy conditions. I have grown Prunella vulgaris in light shade to full sun and had it bloom and grow very well in all conditions.

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Prunella vulgaris