Alkanet, Oriental (Alkanna orientalis) seeds, organic

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Family:  Borage (Boraginaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 11

Herbaceous perennial native to Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and South-west Asia.  Soft, forgiving, citrus-scented leaves give rise to dense, mounding, self-mulching tops studded with long-lasting, deeply golden yellow flowers.  An exemplary herbal bedding plant.  Traditional use (TWM): burn remedy, digestive woes, an antimicrobial wound-healer.  Source of antimicrobial and efflux-pump inhibiting compound serothrin.  Plant prefers a full sun position and fast-draining soil.  Seed is a light-dependent germinator and works best when sown in a cold spring greenhouse where temperatures fluctuate from 40 to 60 degrees, night to day.  Press seed into surface of sandy mix and keep evenly moist until germination, which may take as long as 10 weeks but is usually faster.  Space plants 18 inches apart.

Packet contains 30 seeds
1 g contains ~220 seeds
Certified Organically Grown

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