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Stachys alpina

Limestone woundwort

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Features

  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourGrey

Description

Stachys alpina (Limestone woundwort). This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Other common names

Woundwort

Origin

Britain & Northern Europe.

Interest and use

Ground cover, attracts bees. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They prefer well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun.

Propagation

Propagate from seed, cuttings or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and powdery mildew.

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