A culinary herb with clusters of pretty creamy daisy type flowers. The aromatic serrated leaves can be used in soups, egg and vegetable dishes.
- Easy to maintain
- Plant for pollinators
- Use in flower arrangements
Also known as sweet Nancy, English mace flowers for a long time over the summer and is a good plant for pots. The leaves have a mild and pleasant flavour which can be used in mixed and potato salads, soups and stews. The real star of this plant are the creamy flowers that attract pollinating insects and mace is a good herb grown in a wild flower garden.
- Height: 60-100cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: White
- Flowering period: June-September
This pretty herb will grow in most soils and though it loves the sun will be fine with some shade during the day. It can become a bit straggly when it flowers and may need some support if it doesn't have supporting shrubs around it or is in a container, although if you don't mind that wild kind of look then leave it be. Cut off the stems once the flowers have died in early autumn and the sprouting leaves at the base of the plant will sit there through the winter. They are quite tasty to slugs, so make sure they aren't being chomped on too much.
English mace has some of the warm vibrant notes of mace (the protective coating of the nutmeg seed). It can be added fresh to salads, rice and fish dishes. The cut flowers are very pretty in floral decorations.
Herbs are usually dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays via a 24hr courier service, within 2-4 days of placing your order. Please note that at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
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.