Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue
Self-Heal Bella Blue
Details6-8"tall x 18-24" wide. Prunella grandiflora 'Bella Blue' is a vigorous, long blooming groundcover that spreads quickly to fill beds in sun or partial sun conditions. Blooming from late spring through the summer with short spikes of violet-blue flowers that attract butterflies, self-heal is an Old World plant traditionally used to treat skin injuries and other maladies. Prunella grows best in average to moist soils and is invaluable for stabilizing soil on slopes and bare areas. Best planted among taller perennials as it will overrun small, slower growing neighboring plants.
|Common Name||Self-Heal Bella Blue|
|Botanical Name||Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Shade|
|Flower Color||Blue, Purple|
|Mature Height||6-8" tall|
|Mature Spread||18-24" wide|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Moist/Wet|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Groundcover, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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