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A low-growing groundcover with beautifully showy purple flowers from May-September. Seedheads are persistent calyxes, each holding four one-seeded nutlets. Leaves are egg-shaped to oblong and somewhat variable (some are sparsely hairy and some may not be), with a tendency to develop some purple coloration. Tolerates disturbed areas, drought, and packed soil, and seems particularly fond of nutrient-deficient locations. Flowers attract butterflies, and are also of especially high value to native bees and bumblebees. This species is mowable, showy, and somewhat walkable, making it a particularly great addition to bee-friendly lawns, although it is often treated as a lawn weed. Particularly likes moist and slightly shaded locations, and spreads by rhizomes to create a lovely groundcover effect.

Dry To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
3-8 inch tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 2a-11a
Deer Resistant

Native Range: Native throughout the continental US. Native to Canada in BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, and NS.

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 4 weeks.

Common Self-Heal Seed Packet $5.00

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