Betony, Purple or Hedge Nettle

100% of 100

This perennial herb was highly prized in the Middle Ages for its medicinal properties, and even an old Italian proverb says “sell your coat and buy Betony”. It is still found growing around ancient physic gardens and monasteries where it was traditionally used to treat arthritis and gout. Modern herbalists say its astringency and mild bitterness have made it a valued wound and digestive remedy, but that it shines in its use in treating tension and pain--including migraines. The entire plant is harvested on a July morning after the dew has evaporated, and the plant then dried and used to make tea.

    • 4-12 hours of Sun
    • Sprouts in 14-21 Days
    • Ideal Temperature: 70-75 Degrees F
    • Seed Depth: Barely covered
    • Plant Spacing: 15"
    • Frost Hardy: Yes
    • Stachys betonica

Growing Tips: Perennial zones 5-10. Direct sow in the garden during spring or summer, and cover lightly with soil. Prefers semi-shade or full sun. Tolerates heavy clay soils.

Availability: Out of stock
Minimum Seed Count: 100
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