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botanical name:
Stachys thunbergii
Stachys thunbergii © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Betony, Hedge Nettle, Woundwort
synonyms:  Stachys ciliata, Stachys dregeana, Stachys mexicana, Stachys ajugoides var. rigida
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Low, spreading hairy perennial with square-section stems and toothed deep green leaves. Dark purplish magenta-red to deep maroon flowers over a long season form early summer to autumn.

Well drained soil in full sun.

From seed or by division.

other notes:
There is some confusion on the naming of this species and alternatives used may be direct synonyms or misapplied names for very similar species.
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