Use: Self-Heal can be combined nicely with dwarf perennials to fill in bare spots in rock gardens, or used as underplantings in front of tall perennials, or used as a groundcover planted in front of shrubs or trees. Plant self-heal in dry corners, rocky slopes, or anyplace where other plants have difficulty growing. They look good planted with yellow evening primrose, roman chamomile and pink creeping baby's breath. Self-heal is a good plant to combine with other drought tolerant perennials. After the flowers are gone, the bronze foliage lasts well into fall.
Culture: Self-heal is hardy and doesn't require much attention. It doesn't like much fertilizer and too much will make the plants leggy. After a few years, divide the plants to rejuvenate them and keep them from over-running less vigorous plants. You don't need to remove spent flowers because they don't look bad and eventually drop off.