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Stachys germanica

Downy woundwort

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Features

  • Height0.8m to 1m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourBlue-purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

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

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, 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
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate from seed, cuttings or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and powdery mildew.

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