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botanical name:
Stachys officinalis
Stachys officinalis © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Betony, Hedgenettle
synonyms:  Betonica officinalis
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
Mat forming plant with square-section stems and oval, round toothed mid-green leaves. Whorls of hooded, tubular flowers on sturdy stems, purple pink or white in colour.

Will grow in most reasonable soils. Tolerant of poor soil.

From seed or by division

Used as a medicinal herb since the Ancient Egyptians and regarded as having magical properties by the Anglo-Saxons.

Attractive to bees.

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