Common Self Heal

Prunella vulgaris

Common self-heal

Plant Characteristics:

  • Duration: perennial 
  • Habit: herb 
  • Size class: 1-3ft  
  • Native Habitat: Gardens, fields, roadsides
  • Bloom time: may-sept

Growing Conditions 

  • Light:
    • Sun, partial shade
  • Soil:
    • Moisture: Moist
    • CaCO3 Tol: Medium
  • Condition comments:
    • favorite habitat includes moist fields, gardens, pastures and along woodland edges in the eastern and southern portions of Texas.
    •  It can be grown most anywhere, with a little extra water in very dry conditions. In very hot areas, give it a spot that is protected from the hot afternoon sun.


  • Favorite of bumblebees and butterflies 
  • Conspicuous flowers 
  • Nectar source