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Stachys Genus

Woundwort

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • WaterDry

Description

Stachys genus (Woundwort). This genus has about 300 species of annuals, perennials and evergreen shrubs. They will produce tubular 2-lipped purple-red, pink, yellow or white flowers.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Fragrants

Other common names

Hedge-nettle, Betony

Interest and use

Ground cover, attracts bees. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 5C. They prefer well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun soil and are particularly tolerant of poor soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or cuttings or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and powdery mildew.

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