Rarely used today, this was once known as Carpenters Herb for its ability to stop bleeding. It is a low growing perennial with a purple flower and provides ground cover for shady areas.
- Low growing ground cover
- Likes shaded areas
- Long flowering period
- Leaves stay green through winter
A European native, there are now several different types of bugle, with a variety of leaf colour which provide some lovely ground cover.
- Height: Creeping
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Purple
- Flowering period: May - June
If you are looking for a fairly fast growing plant to give some ground cover, bugle is a good choice. It spreads via runners and forms a mat that smothers out weeds and provides colour all year round. It prefers to grow in shady positions, but will tolerate sunshine though it grows more slowly. It likes a rich soil that doesn't dry out too much in summer and once established requires little care other than to admire the pretty purple flowers in early summer. Bugle can be split to provide new plants for other locations or to give to friends.
The leaves of bugle were used traditionally as a cure all and wound herb to stop bleeding, and were collected and prepared for internal and external use in herbal infusions, wines or balms. However its use has waned in modern herbalism and it is used now as a bee loving garden perennial.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.