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Motherwort Seeds

Motherwort seeds grow into robust, perennial medicinal herbs with distinctive flower clusters. This plant is also called Lion’s Tail. It’s used to make motherwort tea and tinctures, which are reported to aid in the heart and nervous system’s health. Motherwort can grow well in full to partial sun and prefers well-drained soil. Another plus is that motherwort is tolerant to drought, so it requires minimal water for lush growth.
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Survival Garden Seeds offers motherwort seeds, perfect for those looking to cultivate this beneficial medicinal herb. Our non-GMO seeds are carefully selected for germination and reliability. They’re a valuable addition to your herb garden.

Growing Motherwort Seeds in Your Garden

  • Medicinal herb, often used for heart and nerves
  • Drought-tolerant and low-maintenance
  • Attractive garden display with lovely flowers
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds


Motherwort, or Leonurus cardiaca, has a long history of use in traditional medicine. It has potential soothing effects on the heart and emotional well-being. The plant has tall stems, deeply lobed leaves, and pink to purple flower spikes. These little flowers attract bees and other pollinators. Originally from Europe and parts of Asia, the motherwort herb has adapted to many regions. Today, it’s grown in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 8, making it a resilient herb for many garden environments.


Sow motherwort seeds in the garden, in late fall or early spring. The seeds should be barely covered with soil. Motherwort seeds germinate within 2 to 4 weeks. Until they do, provide constant soil moisture for the seeds. The plant spreads through self-seeding, so manage its growth according to your available space.


Motherwort is pretty easy to care for. It handles drought well and can grow successfully in many soil conditions. To prevent self-seeding, remove the flower heads before the seeds mature. If you want to encourage natural propagation, let some plants go to seed. Harvest motherwort leaves and flowering tops when the plant is in bloom in late spring to early summer. The herb is most potent during this time. It can be dried or used fresh.

Growing motherwort in your garden connects you with a traditional herb. One that is noted for its positive effects on emotional balance. Its resilience makes motherwort a worthy addition to any herbalist's garden.

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