A useful perennial, culinary herb, which is also a good ornamental plant with round heads of light purple flowers above linear leaves. May-Aug. H30cm S30cm.
Easy to grow in sun or partial shade and a fertile well-drained soil. Add grit when grown in clay soils to improve drainage. Widely used in soups, salads and stews. It makes a good path edging.
Macplants are central/southern Scotland's largest growers of herbaceous perennials, alpines, ferns and ornamental grasses. We have our plant centre open to the public in East Lothian, close to Edinburgh and we also supply a diverse range of trade clients both in the landscape and garden centre sectors.
We grow a large range of plants including many interesting and unusual varieties not usually seen for sale. Amongst the many plants we grow are our highly praised autumn Gentians bred here by Dr Ian McNaughton and probably the largest range of Meconopsis cultivars found anywhere.