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PATCHOULI Pogostemon patchouli / cablin T P 90cm. A subshrub from southern India bearing violet white flowers and exotically scented leaves. These produce an antiseptic oil with a warm long lasting heady aroma, that stimulates and sedates the nervous system. Grow indoors all year round. Plant - £10.30
g SPIKENARD, HIMALAYAN. Nardostachys grandiflora / jatamansi 15cm. A small but potent alpine with bunched jasmine scented rosy-pink flowers, now in decline in the high Himalayas due to overharvesting of the valerian-patchouli scented roots. The essential oil extracted from the root contains anti-fungal and anti- bacterial properties, that have a relaxing harmonising effect. It was used by Mary Magdalene to anoint the feet of Jesus. "Jatamansi" enjoys a slightly acid, well drained soil in a rock garden. If you have wet conditions, cover with glass overwinter. Plant - £8.30
Seeds - £6.60
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