ALAINN: “BEAUTIFUL, FINE, LOVELY”. (IRISH) OLD IRISH ÁLAIND‎

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(Scutellaria indica)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Scutellaria indica
Labiatae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    Used as a folk remedy for traumatic injurues[266].

  • Edible Use

    Young plant – cooked[105, 177].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow in situ outdoors in late spring. If there is only a small quantity of seed it is better to sow it in a pot in a cold frame in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the spring. Division in spring just before new growth begins. Very easy, larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer. Basal cuttings in early summer in a frame. Very easy. Harvest the shoots with plenty of underground stem when they are about 8 – 10cm above the ground. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.
Succeeds in a sunny position in any ordinary garden soil that does not dry out during the growing season[200]. This species grows well in a rock garden[188].
E. Asia – China, Japan, Korea.

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