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Motherwort Seeds - Herbaceous Perennial, Flowering
Leonurus cardiaca


*  Common Names = Throw-Wort / Common Motherwort / Cow Wort
*  Found growing in hedge banks and on stony soil
*  Drought-tolerant and low-maintenance
*  Fragrant flowers attract bees, butterflies and beneficial insects
*  Self-seeds prolifically when seedheads are allowed to develop
*  Flowers are used for flavoring soup and beer
*  Aerial parts are used in herbal remedies for women's health, digestion, insomnia, boosting immunity, and cardio health


The dried herb is also available in the shop, when stock is plentiful.


Life Cycle:  Perennial
Height:  3-5 ft
Max Width:  20 in
USDA Zone:  4-8
Light:  Full Sun / Partial Sun / Light Shade
Harvest:  100 days

1.  Wrap seeds in a paper towel soaked with 1 part peroxide/5 parts water. In ziplock bag, cold-stratify in fridge for 10 days. 
2.  Then, sow seeds 1/4” deep in small pots w/seed starting mix. Place in warm indirect sunlight and keep moist. Germination should occur in 7-14 days.
3.  Resize into bigger pots as needed. After last frost, transplant 4” tall seedlings to their permanent location, spacing 12” apart. Protect young plants during the first few winters


*** Harvest the top third of plant mid-summer before it has finished flowering.
*** To prevent self-seeding, cut back to 5" after flowering.

Motherwort Seeds - Leonurus cardiaca

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