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Stachys sylvatica

Hedge woundwort

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.4m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.4m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourReddish purple pink
  • Leaf ColourGrey

Description

Stachys sylvatica (Hedge woundwort). This is a creeping, badly scented perennial producing lance-shaped, toothed, mid green leaves. In early summer to mid autumn, it bears spikes of dull, red-purple flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Woundwort

Origin

Europe to W.Asia

Interest and use

Medicinal, used in past to treat bleeding wounds. Plant contains antiseptic properties.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Rich
  • 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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