Growing Prunella Vulgaris Plants In Your Yard
If you’re looking for a great addition to garden beds or borders, or even something to add to a meadow garden, consider planting the easy-growing prunella vulgaris plants. While this easy-care plant is adaptable enough to grow nearly anywhere, prunella plants performs best in areas that mimic its native environment, woodland edges and meadows. They require cool to mild temperatures and sun to partial shade. Plants may be divided or sown in spring. Amend the soil with organic matter and plant prunella about 4 to 6 inches deep and space 6 to 9 inches apart. Seed should be lightly covered with soil and can be thinned as needed once seedlings emerge. For those starting seeds indoors, do so about 10 weeks prior to spring planting.
Since prunella is related to mint and prone to vigorous spreading, some form of containment (such as bottomless pots) may be necessary in flower beds or borders. Mature plants reach about 1 to 2 feet high, at which time they will fall over and attach new roots to the ground. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure your pot is not situated flush with the ground. To prevent reseeding, trim back prunella plants after blooming has ceased.