It grows wild in parts
is a close relative of Lily of the Valley and thrives
conditions - dry woodland and hedgerows.
It is suitable for naturalising in woodland and shady areas of
It is a medium
plant (30-80cm), with
arching stems bearing numerous leaves on one side of the stem and
clusters of drooping, white flowers from May
Uses: The powdered roots have
long been used to make a
poultice for black
eyes and other bruises
and inflammations etc.
name may have been acquired because of the plants medicinal value in
'sealing' wounds and broken bones. Or it may be due to the leaf
scars on the rhizome resembling document seals.
Instructions for Rhizomes:
Plant rhizomes laid horizontally and 3cm deep.
the rhizomes as soon as received.
rhizomes were grown in