Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)
Medicinal plant with many uses. Motherwort was used in China and ancient Europe to cure, as its name suggests, all kinds of ailments related to the physical and emotional heart. Brother Marie Victorin reports that it was used against asthma. It would also be useful for problems related to the menstrual cycle. The first western mentions of this plant date back to antiquity. Its foliage is dark green and the leaves are serrated and lobed. It flowers from August to September and its many spikes of small pinkish flowers are well appreciated by pollinators.
Latin name: Leonurus cardiaca
Common names: Cardiac motherwort, heartwort
English: Motherwort, throw-wort
MAINTENANCE AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:
To be monitored and pruned to prevent it from becoming invasive.
|Plant type: Perennial|
|Flower color: Pink|
|Quantity: Envelope of about 60 seeds|
|Exposure: Half shade|
|Sowing: In the fall|
|Days to maturity: 65 days|
|Germination: 10 to 15 days|
|Plant spacing: 20 cm|
|Depth: 1 cm|
|Height: 50 cm to 1,5 m|
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