A small evergreen shrub with small white flowers and vivid red berries, the oil from this plant is used externally for reducing pain and inflammation.
- Attractive berries in winter
- Low growing
- Anti-inflammatory herb
- Grows well in containers
If you crush the berries of this gorgeous little herb, the overriding smell is of germolene. As a native of North America and commonly known as Checkerberry, it was used by the indigenous people for easing aches and pains.
- Height: 30-60cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Ericaceous
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: July - September
This slow growing attractive evergreen is the perfect herb for pots with its glossy leaves and tolerates a bit of shade during the day, it likes to be well drained and because it is slow growing it is important to make sure it is not potted on into containers that are too large. It is an acid loving herb and needs an ericaceous soil.
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.