Betony ‘Stachys officinalis’

Attractive leaves and many stems smothered in brilliant reddish-purple flowers, adored by bees.

Stachys officinalis (Betonica Officinalis) is commonly known as common hedgenettle, betony, purple betony, wood betony, bishopwort, or bishop’s wort. It was planted in churchyards to prevent activity by ghosts.

A different way to take advantage of this herb’s protection is to dye some wool with it. It makes chartreuse on wool with alum mordant, Betony was an ingredient of “Pistoja powder,” an old remedy for arthritis and gout. It was also claimed to be effective against snake and dog bites, and was believed to be a cure for drunkenness.

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Additional Info

Additional information

Sun Preference

Sun either Partial or Full

Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Requires well drained soil and a sunny position.

Attracts

Adored by bees

Flowering season

Summer – June onwards

Flowering colour

Purple

Eventual height

30cm

Species Type

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