Stachys Officinalis Betony Herb Seeds

Betony Seeds

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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

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

Betony

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.