Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue

Self-Heal Bella Blue

 

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Bella Blue Self-Heal (Prunella grandiflora Bella Blue) is a vigorous, long-blooming groundcover with short spikes of violet-blue flowers that attract butterflies.

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per plant - 2.5" deep pot You save: 20%
Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Groundcover
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Shade
Full Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. More shipping info Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU HBLWT21

Details

6-8"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.
SKU HBLWT21
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
Bloom Time Summer
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

Planting Guides

Prunella (Self-heal) - genus of wildflowers native to the Northern Hemisphere. Many species are used in traditional folk medicine.

Preferred growing conditions
  • Plant in most soil types including clay. Prunella prefers to be planted in a full to partial sun location. In hot climates, afternoon shade is best.
  • Prunella list medium to moist soils and should be irrigated regularly in arid western climates and given supplemental water during extended dry spells in the eastern US.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials except for moisture climates where plants should remain unmulched.
  • Deadheading will help to keep the plants blooming longer into the summer. When used as a large scale groundcover (lawn substitute), it can be deadheaded using a lawnmower set on high to keep the foliage looking tidy after blooming is done.
  • Fertilize lightly in the fall with a half and half blend of Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Special comments
  • Divide in mid-spring if plants are needed in other areas of the yard. Otherwise, they can remain undisturbed.
  • A favorite nectar source for bumblebees and butterflies

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    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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