Self Heal Herb (Prunella vulgaris)

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Self Heal, commonly known as heal-all or cure-all plant, is a very interesting and important wildflower herb whose young stems and leaves are cultivated for myriad medicinal and culinary purposes.  In traditional herbal medicine, Self Heal herb is said to assist in general healing of the body.

Self Heal grows in a range of light and soil conditions but does really well as a groundcover with light shade.  Self heal ranges in growth from 6 - 20 inches.  It spreads from the taproot and cutting back will yield stronger, thicker stems.  Self heal is fairly drought tolerant and low maintenance once it is established.  Flowers provide excellent forage for bees and are loved by pollinators. 

Plant Type

 Perennial Herb, Annual in warmer regions. 

Harvest Season
Summer - Fall. All parts of the plant are used. Can be harvested year-round.

Mature Size
Up to 2 ft. 

Soil & Moisture
Rich, moist, well-draining soil with regular watering.

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile

Growth Rate

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 4-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Perennial in Zones 4-9; Annual in Zones 9-11.

Propagation

How to Grow Self Heal Herb

Plant Type: Perennial Herb, Annual in warmer regions. 

Harvest Season: Summer - Fall. All parts of the plant are used. Can be harvested year-round.

Mature Size: 1-2 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Rich, moist, well-draining soil with regular watering.

Exposure: Part Sun, Full Sun

Zone Hardiness: Perennial in Zones 4-9; Annual in Zones 9-11.

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