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Urtica urens

Annual nettle

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourGreenish
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Urtica urens (Annual nettle). This is a branching annual which will grow to a height of 60cm. It has hairy, oval to heart-shaped serrated blue-green leaves. The flowers are short branching clusters of greenish unisexual flowers.

Characteristics

Annual, Herbaceous

Other common names

Nettle

Origin

Britain

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Needs

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

Cultivation

Fully to frost hardy, they 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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