Ivy, Ground (Glechoma Hederacea) - 25 Seeds

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Ground Ivy (Glechoma Hederacea) - 25 Seeds

•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•Bee Friendly
•Butterfly Friendly
•Hummingbird Friendly

Description:
This ground cover plant is an aromatic, perennial, evergreen creeper of the mint family. Ground ivy has numerous medicinal uses, and is used as a salad green in many countries. Many people consider Glechoma Hederacea ground ivy to be an attractive garden plant, and it is grown in pots and occasionally as a groundcover. Easily cultivated, it grows well in shaded places. Ground ivy grows best in partial sun, moist conditions, and fertile loamy soil in an open situation where there is little competition. This ground cover plant can withstand regular mowing, but flourishes better without it. Also called Alehoof.

Medicinal Properties:
The dried plant and crushed leaves are used to make medicine. People take ground ivy for mild lung problems, coughs, and bronchitis. They also take it for arthritis and other joint pain, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), stomach problems, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, bladder infections, bladder stones, and kidney stones.

Planting Instructions:
Cold stratification in the refrigerator for 2 weeks to break dormancy. From there, surface sow seeds after the threat for frost and barely dust the seeds with soil. Keep moist until germination. Tolerates moist, acidic soils and full sun to partial shade. 2-3 seeds per plant and space them 12 inches apart.

Video illustrating the stratification process (peat moss is fine to use): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2XVXBqSWaI

Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 3-10
Height: 8 inches
Bloom Season: April through June and again in the fall
Light Required: Full sun to partial shade
Watering: Keep moist
Soil: Moist, acidic soils
Seed Depth: Surface sow and barely cover with soil
Seeds per Plant: 2-3

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