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Common Motherwort Seeds (Certified Organic)

These flowers are a favorite to a variety of pollinators, making this herb beneficial to its surrounding environment.

Availability: In stock

All orders are hand-packaged and may take UP TO FOUR weeks to SHIP.
Thank you for your patience during this time.


A pretty, hardy perennial that has historically been used to treat circulatory issues and anxiety and to regulate menstruation, Motherwort is part of the mint family, with its characteristic square stems. Its flowers look much like those of Wild Bergamot, but smaller and held close to the stem. Self sows readily.

Motherwort thrives in moist, covered environments and can often be found in dense wooded areas. As a member of the Lamiaceae family, this herb has slightly fuzzy and serrated leaves resembling mint. The leaves are usually collected after the plant has flowered. They can be dried or used fresh.

Motherwort is a sprawling herb that grows up to four feet in height. It can be identified by its many light green leaves and pink to lilac colored flowers, which bloom from the plant’s center during the summer. These flowers are a favorite to a variety of pollinators, making this herb beneficial to its surrounding environment.

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Leonurus cardiaca
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/16 in.
When to Sow Indoors 4-6 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Purple
Bloom Time Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seeds Per Pack 50