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Stachys ciliata

Woundwort

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Features

  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourGrey

Description

Stachys ciliata (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

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Hedge-nettle, Betony

Interest and use

Ground cover, attracts bees. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

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

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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