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