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Motherwort - Live Plant
Motherwort - Live Plant
Motherwort - Live Plant
Motherwort - Live Plant

Motherwort - Live Plant

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Description

Unleash the serene enchantment in your garden with our Motherwort Live plant. It's a natural remedy and an elegant spectacle all rolled into one. It doesn't need red carpets or VIP treatment. Just some sunlight, decent soil, and a splash of water now and then, and it's good to go. It’s available in a 3.5” pott, ready to give pink or purple blooms in July that have the power to attract butterflies like a celebrity magnet.  

What should I know about growing Motherwort?

Successful growth of Motherwort hinges on proper water, light, and soil management. Recommend sun light for Motherwort is full sun to partial shade.

Motherwort does best in moist, well-drained soil, if you are growing in a pot, potting mix is a fine alternative.

Familiarize yourself with the growth potential of Motherwort. Providing 12-18 inches of space between plants is essential, considering they can expand to 12-24 inches in diameter and stand up to 24-36 inches tall.

The flowering period of Motherwort varies; while it typically blooms summer, it may not flower until its second year, depending on the planting time.

How can Motherwort be employed?

Throughout history, Motherwort has been valued for its calming, heart support, with tincture, infusion commonly derived from its leaves, flowers.

Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just testing the waters of horticultural glory, Motherwort has got your back. We recommend you spruce up your garden with a dash of charm, a pinch of medicinal magic, and a sprinkle of butterfly allure, with our Motherwort Live Plant as your secret garden weapon.

About Motherwort

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) is a true gem among garden herbs. Its leaves, deeply lobed and serrated, create distinctive and visually appealing foliage, while the clusters of delicate, pink, or purple flowers add an elegant touch to any garden.

This herb's unique appearance not only makes it an eye-catching addition to your outdoor space but also attracts a multitude of pollinators. Traditionally, it has been used to alleviate various ailments, particularly in matters of the heart. It has a calming and soothing effect, making it a natural choice for stress relief and relaxation. Women have also turned to this herb for its potential to ease menstrual discomfort.

 

How to use Motherwort

  • Tincture: Dried motherwort leaves are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried motherwort leaves are soaked for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Motherwort leaves-infused oil can be combined with beeswax to form a soothing salve.
  • Vinegar infusion: Dried motherwort leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar for 2 to 4 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form a motherwort vinegar infusion.

Motherwort - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Motherwort an annual or perennial plant?

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) is a perennial plant. This perennial nature makes Motherwort a reliable and long-lasting addition to your landscape or herb garden.

 

How much space should be needed to grow Motherwort?

When planting Motherwort, space individual plants about 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 centimeters) apart. This spacing allows each plant to have sufficient room to grow and spread.

 

What zone does Motherwort grow in?

Motherwort can be successfully cultivated in USDA growing zones 3 to 8. While it can survive with little winter care in warmer climates, it can benefit from little mulching or winter protection in colder climates.

 

When should I harvest Motherwort?

When the plant is in full bloom, gather the aerial parts of motherwort, including the leaves and stems, for medicinal reasons. Usually, this occurs in the late spring or early summer. This is when the blossoms are at their most potent. As you harvest, you can deadhead (remove spent blooms) to promote more blooming and keep the plant from going to seed.

 

Does Motherwort flower or fruit?

Motherwort produces both flowers and fruits. Motherwort typically blooms in late spring to early summer, and the flowers are a prominent feature of the plant. After the flowers have been pollinated, Motherwort produces small, nutlet-like fruits which contain the seeds. 

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