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New plants for 2017

Bupleurum falcatum (Sickle leaved hare's ear(Chai hu))

Characteristics
Family:   Apiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   100 cm
Maintenance
Autumn
Cut Back or harvest
Winter
Mulch with compost around plant
Traditional Uses
Alternating fever & chills
Nausea, bloating, indegestion
Prolapse of the uterus or rectum
Irregular menstruation

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Berberis vulgaris (Barberry)

Characteristics
Family:   Berberidaceae
Type:   Perennial
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   200 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Mulch with compost
Traditional Uses
Gallbladder pain, gallstones
amoebic dysentery
Hepatitis
Eczema, psoriasis

Unit Price:€ 12.00

Berberis aquifolium (Oregon grape)

Characteristics
Family:   Berberidaceae
Aspect:   Part shade
Type:   Perennial
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   200 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Mulch with compost
Autumn
Harvest roots
Traditional Uses
Gastritis
Chronin skin conditions, eczema, psoriasis, acne
Digestive weakness

Unit Price:€ 12.00

Veronicastrum virginicum (Culvers root)

Characteristics
Family:   Scrophulariaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part sun
Region:   Americas
Hardiness:   Hardy
Height:   130 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Mulch with compost
Autumn
cut back when plant dies back
Winter
Harvest roots
Traditional Uses
Constipation
Colitis
Gallstones and hepatitis

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Gentiana tibetica (Tibetian gentian)

Characteristics
Family:   Gentianaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   50 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Mulch with compost
Autumn
cut back when plant dies back
Winter
Harvest roots
Summer
May flower ater 4 years and plant will die(save seed!)
Traditional Uses
Poor digestion
Arthritis
Jaundice

Unit Price:€ 4.50

Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)

Characteristics
Family:   Rubiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Native Irish
Height:   20 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Be careful not to remove when weeding
Autumn
Mulch with cut leaves
Traditional Uses
biliary obstruction
Insomnia and nervous tension
Weak veins and circulatory problems
Wound healing

Unit Price:€ 3.50

Ornithogalum umbellatum (Star of Bethlehem)

Characteristics
Family:   Asparagaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Part shade
Region:   European
Hardiness:   Hardy
Height:   20 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Bulbs can be dug up and divided
Autumn
Mulch with leaves or compost
Traditional Uses
Bach flower remedy

Unit Price:€ 5.00

Mentha haplocalyx (Field mint(Bo He))

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   60 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Mulch with compost
Summer
Keep moist harvest just before flowering
Autumn
Harvest again
Winter
Cut back, as with all mints it can easily take over so keep contained!
Traditional Uses
Sore throat, cough
Fever
Inflammation of the eyes
Ulcers in the mouth
Headache

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Salvia hispanica (Chia)

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Annual
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Tender
Region:   Americas
Height:   150 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow seed and plant in sandy, fast draining soil
Summer
Keep moist, fertilisation will promote leaf growth & delay seed production
Autumn
Collect seed
Traditional Uses
regulate bowel movement
eye infections
Respiratory infections

Unit Price:€ 3.00

About Bareroot Botanicals

Bareroot Botanicals is a nursery and herb farm based in north county Sligo which specialises in medicinal plants from around the world. It is owned and ran by Iona Herbal Herbalists Ross Hennessy and Marina Kesso.

We hope that through our nursery and the courses we run on the farm that we will empower people to use and grow these plants and see an ancient form of natural healing passed onto another generation.

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