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Urtica dioica

Stinging nettle

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height0.3m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourYellowish green
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Urtica dioica (Stinging nettle). The plant has stinging hairs on their leaves which are dark green. This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Nettle

Origin

Britain & N. Europe

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, culinary, tea, medicinal

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Fully to frost hardy. They are easy to grow in sun or shade in most soils. Watch out, the hairs sting, but not if you grasp the leaf tightly.

Propagation

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

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