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Urtica pillulifera

Roman nettle

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourGreen-white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Urtica pillulifera (Roman nettle). This species is a monoecious annual herb growing to 60cm. The ovate leaves are deeply serrate or entire. The flowers are borne in branched cymes with spherical heads in mid-summer to mid-autumn.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Other common names

Nettle

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in fully to frost hardy climates, they are easy to grow in sun or shade in most soils. You can propagate from seeds or by division of roots in spring.

Propagation

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

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