Betony - Stachys officinalis

SKU: 4.23

A member of the mint family this has rich red-purple heads of flowers from June through to early autumn, and brightens hedgerows and woodland edges all over England and Wales. Betony was much praised by ancient and medieval herbalists. The Emperor Augustus physician used it as a certain cure for 47 illnesses. Our age is somewhat more sceptical, but Geoffrey Grigson does claim it makes a good imitation Chinese green tea.

Despatched – March & Mid August to the End of October

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English Name: 
Betony
Latin Name: 
Stachys officinalis
Welsh Name: 
Cribau San Ffraid
Flowering Time: 
Jun-Sept
Planting Instructions: 
Plant ASAP on delivery
Dispatch Time: 
March & Mid August to the End of October
Habitat: 
Hedgerows and woodland.
Height cm: 
40-50
Price 5: 
£7.50