Stachys Officinalis Betony Herb Seeds

Betony Seeds

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Betony (Stachys Officinalis) - A cousin of Lamb's Ear, Stachys Offinalis is also called betony, bishopswort, purple betony, or wood betony. Betony is a hardy perennial herb. Plant hardiness to USDA Zone 4, betony requires only average soil, and tolerates full sun to partial shade.

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

4 - 7

HEIGHT

12 inches

BLOOM SEASON

July - September

BLOOM COLOR

Pink

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Evenly moist but well-drained soil, can grow in clay

Betony (Stachys Officinalis) - A cousin of Lamb's Ear, Stachys Offinalis is also called betony, bishopswort, purple betony, or wood betony. Betony is a hardy perennial herb. Plant hardiness to USDA Zone 4, betony requires only average soil, and tolerates full sun to partial shade.

Wood betony was at one time commonly used as a medicinal plant in the treatment of a wide range of disorders, especially as a nervine and tonic for treating maladies of the head and as an external application to wounds. It also stimulates the digestive system and the liver, having an overall tonic effect upon the body. Wood betony is much less used today, and more often forms part of a mixture of herbs. The whole plant is collected when in flower in the summer and can be dried for later use.

Attractive Garden Herb!

Betony has an unusual appearance and provides a lovely feature to your rock garden or landscape.

 Attractive Garden Herb!

Fine Flowering Herb

How To Grow

Plant betony seeds anywhere from late summer to early fall. Cold weather is important to assist germination, so plant in late winter if you live in an area with warm winters. Seeds can be sown directly or started indoors. Plant seeds in a potting mix at a depth of 1/16 inch: light is required for germination. Make sure to keep seeds moist until germination, but don't soak the soil or seeds may rot. Make sure to plant in rich soil to provide proper nutrients for a long bloom season. It is best to grow in an area of partial shade, although betony does grow in full sun in areas with mild summers.

  • Height: 12 inches
  • Plant spacing: 8 inches
  • Soil: evenly moist but well-drained
  • Sowing rate: 4-5 seeds per plant
Fine Flowering Herb

Plant Information

Betony is a perennial flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 4 through 7. It has traditionally been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, and it is a popular substitute for black tea as a base for herbal mixes.

  • Environment: partial shade to full sun
  • Bloom season: July-September
  • Bloom color: pink

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

41F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

Germination irregular over several months

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/16th inch

SOWING RATE

4 - 5 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

8 inches

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PLANTING DIRECTIONS
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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

4 - 8

HEIGHT

12 - 16 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Lilac

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Moist, well-drained, pH 5.8 - 7.2

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Stachys Byzantina Lanata

Lamb's Ear (Stachys Byzantina Lanata) - Start Lamb's Ear seeds for a wonderful ground cover plant with masses of silvery, deer resistant velvet-textured leaves that stay crisp and look fresh all season. Flowers bloom on spikes that reach up to 16 inches and are lilac in color. The silvery foliage offers a cool accent for the bright greens and colors of the summer garden. Grown in USDA zones 4 -8 with a summer bloom season. Lambs ear blooms in a beautiful lilac shade and is deer resistant. Usually takes 21 - 35 days in order to germinate when seeds are kept moist. Does not require much water after establishment making it resistant to drought.

Attracts pollinators

Lamb's Ear attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds with its purple flower spikes in late spring and early summer.

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How to grow

How To Grow Lamb's Ear From Seed: Sow Lamb's Ear seeds in late winter, 8 - 10 weeks before last frost. Use starter trays and quality starter soil. Press Lamb's Ear seeds into the soil but do not cover. Keep the flower seeds continuously moist until germination. Transplant Lamb's Ear seedlings outdoors in spring. At the time of transplanting, pinch back to encourage compact growth. Space Lamb's Ear plants 16 inches a part.

Grow this hardy, drought resistant perennial flower in full sun to partial shade and in well-drained soil. It is a reliable performer that needs little care. Lamb's Ear uses include edging the border of the garden or as a general ground cover. It is a ready self-seeder, and also spreads by roots making it ideal for ground cover.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant or approximately 1,000 seeds covers 20 square feet
  • Average Germ Time: 21 - 35 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: Do not cover, but press seed into soil
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Flower Specifications

Stachys Byzantina Lamb's Ear is very adaptive. It is drought tolerant enough for a rock garden setting, and it is also a good choice for growing in hot, humid summers where some plants can lose their form. Lamb's Ear ground cover makes a perfect companion plant for a rose garden.

  • Height: 24 - 36 inches
  • USDA Zones: 6 - 9
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes

Attractive Garden Herb!

Betony has an unusual appearance and provides a lovely feature to your rock garden or landscape.

 Attractive Garden Herb!

Fine Flowering Herb

How To Grow

Plant betony seeds anywhere from late summer to early fall. Cold weather is important to assist germination, so plant in late winter if you live in an area with warm winters. Seeds can be sown directly or started indoors. Plant seeds in a potting mix at a depth of 1/16 inch: light is required for germination. Make sure to keep seeds moist until germination, but don't soak the soil or seeds may rot. Make sure to plant in rich soil to provide proper nutrients for a long bloom season. It is best to grow in an area of partial shade, although betony does grow in full sun in areas with mild summers.

  • Height: 12 inches
  • Plant spacing: 8 inches
  • Soil: evenly moist but well-drained
  • Sowing rate: 4-5 seeds per plant
Fine Flowering Herb

Plant Information

Betony is a perennial flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 4 through 7. It has traditionally been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, and it is a popular substitute for black tea as a base for herbal mixes.

  • Environment: partial shade to full sun
  • Bloom season: July-September
  • Bloom color: pink

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

21 - 35 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

SOWING RATE

3-4 seeds per plant or approximately 1000 seeds cover 20 square feet

MOISTURE

Keep seed moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

16 inches

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Lamb's Ear

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 7

HEIGHT

18 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring

BLOOM COLOR

Lavendar

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

HOUSE PLANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Stachys Macrantha Superba

Lamb's Ear (Stachys Macrantha Superba) - Start Lamb's Ear seeds and grow this old-fashioned treasure that was in Grandma's garden, and is gaining new popularity as a charming flower with romantic rosy-lavender flower spikes. The foliage is bright green with crinkled, ovate to heart-shaped leaves. Lamb's Ear Macrantha Superba is very drought tolerant and prefers to dry out between waterings.

Compact garden flower

The flowers are long-lived and work well as a cut flower, or as an addition in a cottage garden. The compact, bushy plants also work well along the border or as a general ground cover.

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How to grow

How To Grow Lamb's Ear From Seed: Sow Lamb's Ear seed in late winter, 8 - 10 weeks before last frost. Use starter trays and quality starter soil. Press Lamb's Ear seeds into the soil but do not cover. Keep the flower seeds continuously moist until germination. After establishment, plants are resistant to drought.

Keep trays out of direct sunlight, and keep them at a cool temperature, 40F. Pinch back at the time of transplanting to encourage a more compact growth. Transplant Lamb's Ear seedlings outdoors in spring. Space Big Betony plants 18 inches a part.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 28 - 42 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Depth: Do not cover seed, but press into soil
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Flower Specifications

Lamb's Ear Macrantha, also known as Big Betony, is making a comeback in popularity as a long-blooming, colorful, compact choice for beds and borders. Lamb's Ear Big Betony has a spreading habit and is a liberal self-sower dropping its own flower seeds. If you want to keep it contained, deadhead spent blooms before seeds fall.

  • Height: 18 inches
  • USDA Zones: 5 - 7
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Drought Tolerant: Yes

Attractive Garden Herb!

Betony has an unusual appearance and provides a lovely feature to your rock garden or landscape.

 Attractive Garden Herb!

Fine Flowering Herb

How To Grow

Plant betony seeds anywhere from late summer to early fall. Cold weather is important to assist germination, so plant in late winter if you live in an area with warm winters. Seeds can be sown directly or started indoors. Plant seeds in a potting mix at a depth of 1/16 inch: light is required for germination. Make sure to keep seeds moist until germination, but don't soak the soil or seeds may rot. Make sure to plant in rich soil to provide proper nutrients for a long bloom season. It is best to grow in an area of partial shade, although betony does grow in full sun in areas with mild summers.

  • Height: 12 inches
  • Plant spacing: 8 inches
  • Soil: evenly moist but well-drained
  • Sowing rate: 4-5 seeds per plant
Fine Flowering Herb

Plant Information

Betony is a perennial flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 4 through 7. It has traditionally been used for a variety of medicinal purposes, and it is a popular substitute for black tea as a base for herbal mixes.

  • Environment: partial shade to full sun
  • Bloom season: July-September
  • Bloom color: pink

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

40F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

28 - 42 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

SOWING RATE

3 - 4 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

18 inches

CARE & MAINTENANCE

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