Wood Betony (Stachys officinalis) Seed


Seed packages contain a generous amount of seed for the home gardener.


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
Sow:Sow directly in the Fall, or start indoors in pots 6-8 weeks before the last frost after cold stratification. Needs light to germinate.
Sow depth:¼ in. Barely cover. Needs light to germinate.
Days to Germinate:14 – 30 @50-55F
Special Maintenance:Irregular germination.
Days to harvest:
Sunlight:Full Sun, Part Sun
Bloom Time:Late Summer
Bloom Description:Pink, purple
Drought Tolerance:Poor
Special Properties:Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators

Additional information

Weight3 oz


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