Wood Betony (Stachys officinalis) Plant




Stachys officinalis is commonly known as common hedgenettle, betony, purple betony, wood betony, bishopwort, or bishop’s wort. The French common name is betoine, and Betonie in German. It is a perennial grassland herb growing to 1 to 2 feet tall.  The word stachys comes from the Greek, meaning “an ear of grain,” and refers to the fact that the inflorescence is often a spike.
Growing Zones:4 – 9
Native Range:Europe, Russia
Mature Height:24 – 30 inches
Mature Width:18 – 24 inches
Spacing:15 – 18 inches
Sunlight:Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type:Average, well drained
Growth Rate:Moderate
Leaf Description:Fuzzy, slender
Bloom Time:Late Summer
Bloom Description:Pink, purple
Harvest:Flowering Tops
Harvest Time:Summer
Drought Tolerance:Poor
Special Properties:Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators


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