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Leonurus japonicus (Chinese Motherwort )Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Chinese Motherwort (Leonurus japonicus)Herb in 1 Litre Pot

Chinese motherwort or oriental motherwort, is an herbaceous perennial flowering plant native to Asia, including Korea and Japan, China and Cambodia It is an upright prickly bush that can grow up to 1.2m tall and a width of 60cm. Producing pink to purple flowers, in whorls of 6 to 12, these are a striking addition to the garden. With deeply lobed dark green/blue leaves, this plant will flower in late July to September.

Fully hardy, it prefers a moist well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. The flowers produce nectar in abundance which makes them very attractive to bees, so good for a wildlife garden too. It can spread so care should be taken to prevent the spread of the plant if it is not wanted, including removing spent flower heads.

Herb Usage

Motherwort has been used as a herbal remedy for centuries. The English common name “motherwort” refers to the herb’s value for women´s related health issues, especially when it is in connection with childbirth and menstrual problems, the Chinese motherwort was used for similar purposes in Chinese medicine

Buy Chinese Motherwort Online

Our potted Chinese Motherwort herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.






Leonurus japonicus (Chinese Motherwort )Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Flower Colour Pink
Height 120cm
Spread 90cm
Latin Name Leonurus cardiaca
Hardiness RHS rating H5 - Hardy - Cold winter
Culinary None
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Architectural
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal