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Stachys annua

Annual woundwort

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Features

  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourGrey

Description

Stachys annua (Annual 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. You can propagate from seed or cuttings or by division.

Propagation

Propagate from seed, cuttings or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and powdery mildew.

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