Also known as gypsywort, bugleweed, European bugleweed and water horehound, this is a hardy perennial to 1m tall for moist spots, watersides, ponds and bog gardens.
It is an astringent and sedative herb for hyperthyroidism, pre-menstrual and other issues. It should be avoided by those with thyroid disease or during pregnancy. The plant also yields a permanent black dye, once used by gypsies to darken their skin.
Suitable for sun or part shade.
9cm pot. Certified organic plant.
Please note we cannot supply this plant to the Auckland region: https://www.tiakitamakimakaurau.nz/protect-and-restore-our-environment/pests-in-auckland/pest-search/Lyceur
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