Greater Celandine

Greater Celandine

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certified organic cert number 22013

Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 40 - 60cm
Position: Sun / part shade
Soil preference: Well drained

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Greater Celandine Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name: Chelidonium majus

Greater Celandine is a tall, herbaceous perennial, reaching up to 80cm in height, with a clumping growth habit. It has dark, almost blue-green, deeply lobed leaves and bright yellow flowers that appear in clusters. The plant is native to Europe and Western Asia and has now become naturalized in North America.

Greater Celandine, also known as Tetterwort, Swallowwort or Garden Celandine, has been known and used for centuries, dating back to Ancient Greece, where it was believed to have been used for vision problems. Other names include Rock Poppy, Devil’s Milk, and Ukrainian Celandine. It should not be confused with Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna), which belongs to a completely different plant family.

In the wild, Greater Celandine is often found in disturbed ground, woodlands, and along hedge rows. It grows in a range of soils, but it prefers fertile, well-drained soil with a little shade. Despite being a robust and hardy plant, it appreciates extra moisture in the peak of summer heat, but is relatively drought-tolerant otherwise. Greater Celandine is also well-suited to container cultivation.

Growing Conditions
Greater Celandine prefers a balance of sun and shade but can tolerate a variety of conditions. It thrives best in well-drained soils but can adjust to less ideal soil conditions. Water requirements are average to low, but in hot summers, the plant appreciates extra hydration. Greater Celandine is considered a medium to fast grower and is resilient to harsh conditions.

Medicinal Uses
Greater Celandine has been used in traditional medicine for a variety of purposes. The latex-like sap found in the plant has been used topically for treating skin conditions like warts and rashes. It's been used for liver and gallbladder health due to its cholagogue properties, stimulating bile production which may help with conditions like gallstones. In addition, it's been used for bowel cleansing owing to its laxative effects. It is also considered a diuretic, aiding in the removal of excess water from the body. However, all parts of the plant are toxic if used improperly and the sap can cause skin irritation. As such, always seek professional advice before starting any new treatment.

 

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We cannot send plants to Western Australia, Northern Territory & Tasmania due to restrictions.

We can send plants to Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, ACT.

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Thursday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

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Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

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