North American native with cheery blue-purple flowers in May and attractive heart-shaped dark green leaves, all edible. Traditionally used as medicinal tonic for the heart. Cook the leaves as you would spinach, or eat them raw in salads for a nice dose of vitamins A and C. If you really want to get fancy, use the blossoms to make a beautiful bright purple syrup. Larval host plant for multiple species of butterflies.
Plant 12" apart in full sun to part shade in average garden soil. Z3. Maine Grown.
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Medicinal and Culinary Herbs
These plants have long histories of traditional culinary and medicinal uses. It’s up to you to educate yourself about the safety and efficacy of using plants for medicinal purposes. The statements in our catalog and website regarding traditional medicinal uses of plants have not been evaluated by the FDA. The plants we sell are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Plants may take a year or more to establish before they flower; roots often take several years to reach harvestable maturity.
Herbaceous Perennial Plants
When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. Store plants in their packaging in a cool (35–40°) location until you are ready to plant. If it’s going to be awhile, you can pot up your perennials.
Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.