Gromwell (Lithospermum officinale), potted plant, organic


Family:  Borage (Boraginacea)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 9

(Stoneseed, Pearl Stoneseed, Common Gromwell, Bohemian Tea, Croatian Tea) Herbaceous perennial native to Europe.  Multistemmed subshrub with pointed leaves sets myriads of glistening, moonlike orbs that are the seeds.  An old-world favorite for the wild garden.  The plant is well-liked in country gardens and is actually fairly unusual in gardens in the US. Traditional usage:  Urinary gravel.  Contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids.  The presence of red pigment in the roots denotes content of alkannin, making this a potential dyeplant.   Plant prefers sun to part shade and regular garden soil.  Strongly taprooted, it does not mind a clay soil. Space plants 1 foot apart.

potted plant, Certified Organically Grown

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