Wood Betony (Stachys officinalis) seeds, organic


Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Hardy to Zones 5 to 10

(Betonica officinalis, Woundwort) Herbaceous perennial hardy highly adaptable to lowland sites as well as gardens at altitude.  Native to Europe and Russia.  This moisture-loving plant is a clumper, making a lush mound that flowers in multiple upright racemes red-purple.  Generally made into a tea of the dried herb or a tincture of the fresh herb.  Traditional usage (TWM): acute or chronic pain, addiction.  Sow in the early spring.  Standard greenhouse culture or direct seed.  Barely cover seed, tamp well and keep evenly moist until germination, which occurs in 1 to 3 weeks.  Space 1 to 2 feet apart.  Flowers from 2 to 3 feet tall.
Packet contains 50 seeds
1g contains ~700 seeds
5g contains ~3,500 seeds
10g contains ~7,000 seeds

50 seeds/pkt., Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Richo Cech

    Richo Cech

    Hello Kalili, Thanks for writing. Wood betony is amenable to pots and grows well in part shade or sun. A 3-gallon pot would be a good size for keeping a mature plant and producing enough leaves for tea or tincture. r

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