Herbaceous perennial with many medicinal uses especially for female disorders. It is said to have a calming effect on the nervous system. The fresh or dried flowers can be used to flavour soups and beer, and used to make a tea. An olive-green dye can be made from the leaves. Full sun or part shade, and slightly moist soils, although it will tolerate some dry and poor soils. Seed pods are prickly - care advised. Height to 130cm. 9cm pot.