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Large-Flowered Selfheal

Prunella grandiflora

Also known as

Large Self-Heal, Large self-heal, Self-heal

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Some purple Prunella grandiflora flowers on a plant
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A purple Prunella grandiflora flower on a plant
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Large-Flowered Selfheal Overview

Prunella grandiflora is an edible, semi-evergreen perennial species in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is also known by the common name Large-Flowered Selfheal. It typically grows to around 20m in height, producing lightly toothed, oval to lance-shaped foliage on creeping stems. Leaves measure around 10cm in length. Flowers are borne on unbranched, indeterminate inflorescences termed spikes, these are similar to a raceme, but with sessile flowers, these are attached directly to the spike without stalks. Flowers are pink-purple and they measure around 3cm in length, the flowers are tubular and appear from summer to early autumn. It has a mat-forming habit and is hardy to -15 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of full or partial sun, in very moist soil for optimal growth.

Common problems with Large-Flowered Selfheal

How to propagate Large-Flowered Selfheal



Special features of Large-Flowered Selfheal

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Large-Flowered Selfheal

Walls, rock garden, ground cover.

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