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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
description:
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.

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

propagation:
From seed or by division

usage:
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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