Leonurus macranthus is an erect, herbaceous perennial plant growing from a woody rhizome; it produces stems that can grow 60 - 120cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine
E. Asia - Russian Far East, eastern China, Japan, Korea
Grassy places and thickets in hills all over Japan[
]. Grows in shady places in Kiangnan, China[
]. Grassy slopes and thickets to 400 metres in Hebei, Jilin and Liaoning[
Succeeds in most soils[
]. Prefers a poor soil[
Shoots - cooked[
The plant is a blood tonic and is used in the treatment of women's complaints, especially post-partum difficulties[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out in the summer.
If you have sufficient seed then it can be sown in an outdoor seedbed, or even in situ.
Division in spring or autumn[
]. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.