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Rare & Exotic

We are currently closed due to relocation, our nursery collection can be viewed but not purchased until Spring 2021.
Results 25 - 37 of 37

Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha )

Characteristics
Family:   Solanaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   50 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Germinate seed on heated bench, do not cover
Summer
Plant out or in polytunnel
Autumn
Harvest before first frost
Winter
If inside collect berries for seed & do not overwater
Traditional Uses
Stress & anxiety
Exhaustion
Immune modulant
Hypothyroidism

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Arnica chamissonis (Mountain tobacco)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Africa
Height:   40 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Divied if growing in pots
Summer
Pick flowers to incourage more flowers
Autumn
Cut back
Winter
Does not like any fertiliser
Traditional Uses
EXTERNAL USE ONLY
NOT ON BROKEN SKIN
Sprains
Bruises
TOXIC: NOT FOR INTERNAL USE

Unit Price:€ 3.00

Ocimum tenuiflorum (Tulsi Holy Basil)

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Annual
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Half-hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   30 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow seed
Summer
Harvesy leaves and remove flowers to promote more growth
Autumn
Leave to go to flower before frost for seed saving
Traditional Uses
Stress & Anxiety
Mental fatigue
Poor concentration
Overactive mind

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Aconitum napellus (Monkshood)

Characteristics
Family:   Ranunculaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun - part shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   50 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Sow
Autumn
Save seed
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Externally for bruises
Externally for neuralgia
TOXIC: NOT FOR INTERNAL USE

Unit Price:€ 4.00

Cimicifuga racemosa (Black cohosh (Sheng ma))

Characteristics
Family:   Ranunculaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   200 cm
Maintenance
Winter
Cut back
Traditional Uses
Rheumatism
Period pain
Muscular cramps
Menopause

Unit Price:€ 5.00

Sophora flavescens (Ku shen)

Characteristics
Family:   Lamiaceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full shade
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Asia
Height:   200 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Remove old woody stems & mulch
Summer
Large shrub plant at back of bed or hedgerow
Autumn
Harvest roots in year 3 when plant is dormant
Traditional Uses
Kills parasites
releaves itching
Urinary tract infections
Eczema
Acute dysentery

Unit Price:€ 4.00

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

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

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

Ephedra viridis (Green Mormon tea)

Characteristics
Family:   Ephedraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   Americas
Height:   30 cm
Maintenance
Summer
Plant prefers full sun and very fast draining soil.
Autumn
Protect from strong winds and heavy rain
Spring
Keep small plants in pot for one year before planting out
Traditional Uses
Asthma, wheezing, cough
Common cold
Fever, chills

Unit Price:€ 7.00

Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood)

Characteristics
Family:   Asteraceae
Type:   Perennial
Aspect:   Full sun
Hardiness:   Hardy
Region:   European
Height:   100 cm
Maintenance
Spring
Needs well-drained soil. Plants will dieback if grown in heavy soils with poor drainage.
Summer
Harvest leaves as needed
Autumn
When dormant cut back to about 20cm high
Traditional Uses
Improves digestion and liver function
Encourages menstrual flow
Expels parasitic worms
It should not be used with pregnant women

Unit Price:€ 4.00


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About Ivywood

Herbalists Ross Hennessy and Marina Kesso have moved their businesses and family to a new piece of land in Co Clare. They are busy creating new spaces on the land to reestablish their clinical practice and medicinal herb nursery. Formerly Bareroot Botanicals and Iona Herbal they have now renamed the woodland and business Ivywood.

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