Heartsease (wild pansy) is a pretty self-seeding hardy annual which cheers up any garden space. It is used medicinally to treat skin, but the edible flowers look stunning in salads and desserts.
- Pretty edible flowers
- Easy to grow
- Great for pots
There are many members of this pretty family worldwide and also many cultivated varieties that can be bought at as winter and summer bedding plants. With its white, yellow and purple flowers it is sometimes called the trinity herb and, in some countries, has some religious significance. It is a joy to see this happy little annual pop up in the garden.
- Height: 10-30cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Yellow, purple and white
- Flowering period: May - August
Although hardy, heartsease is an annual herb that produces small brown seed pods after each flower dies, which pop open once dry broadcasting seed onto the soil to germinate the following spring. The flowering period of heartsease can be extended by pinching off the dying flowers – as an annual herb its prime objective is to produce seed for future generations and so it will continue to produce flowers until this happens. It grows well in both the garden and pots and is a great colour filler around more established evergreen herbs.
The leaves and the flowers of heartsease are edible and can be added to salads. The flowers especially make a very pretty garnish or floating edition to summer drinks; they look particularly stunning frozen into ice cubes.
It is traditionally used in creams for cooling and gently healing skin complaints such as eczema and acne. It can e made into a tea to help with urinary disorders and to help with bronchitis and coughs.
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.