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common name: Betony, Hedgenettle
synonyms: Betonica officinalis
full sun, part shade
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.