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Urtica Genus

Nettle

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Urtica genus (Nettle). There are about 100 or so species which have stinging hairs on their leaves and stems. They are upright annual or perennial plants with opposite, toothed leaves. The flowers are very small, green-white and unisexual in axillary, tassel-like clusters, blooming in the summer.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Herbaceous

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy and are easy to grow in sun or shade in most soils.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or by division of roots in spring.

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