Motherwort - Lions Tail (Leonurus sibiricus) Siberian Motherwort Lions Ear Throw-Wort Herb
Leonurus sibiricus, is commonly called honey
Height 1.5 m 5 ft
Spectacular plant for any border or garden! Motherwort is commonly called honeyweed or Siberian motherwort, and is a herbaceous plant species native to Asia and Siberia. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine. While valuable as a heart tonic and for menstrual issues, Siberian Motherwort is traditionally used as a mild narcotic, with mild hallucinogenic effects. When ingested as a tea, it has a relaxing sedative effect. When harvesting leaves protection is recommended as it can cause skin irritation. Motherwort is naturalized in many parts of the world including South, Central and North Americas.
Member of the mint family, and one of the most important plants families in the herb world. Siberian Motherwort is a spectacularly naturalistic and vigorous annual with whorls of pinkish flowers on tall stalks. It creates a real presence of height at the back of borders.
- Full sun
- Well-draining soil
- Height: 1.5 m+ up to 8 ft
- Spacing: 30 cm
- Blooms June to September
- Siberian Motherwort is a biennial –start early in spring or divide in fall for a full flowering cycle; it is perennial when planted where mild winters are and where no winters…can bloom year round!
- Start indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost - transplant when seedlings are strong enough to handle, or direct seed after risk of last frost has passed. Cover seed lightly.
- Member of the mint family, and one of the most important plants families in the herb world.
- Motherwort has been used for thousands of years to treat various conditions, including heart disease, anxiety, and irregular menstruation. Though many of its traditional uses have not been scientifically studied, research indicates that the herb has some potential health benefits.
- Seed Count: 1/2 gr