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 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/Annual Evergreen Herb
Harvest Season: Year-round
Leaves can be harvested year-round with blooms Summer-Fall.
Mature Size: Up to 2 ft.
Soil & Moisture: Rich, moist, well-draining soil with regular watering.
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Part Shade
Growth Rate: Fast, Medium
Zone Hardiness Outdoors 4-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+ Perennial in Zones 4-9; Annual in Zones 9-11.
Propagation Grown from seed and ready to harvest within the growing season.