Delighted with all the herbs I have received which were so well packed and obviously well cared for in the nursery. Have ordered again and all the plants are doing well.Well done Hooksgreen
Stachys Officinalis (Betony) Herb Plant
Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.
The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.
Betony (Stachys Officinalis) Herb in 1Litre Plot
Stachys Officinalis is also known as Betonica officinalis or Stachys betonica and its other common name is Bishops wort, Betony is an attractive slow growing erect perennial plant that has beautiful foliage in the form of deeply veined leaves. This delightful border plant is ideally situated in damp soil in sun or partial shade, and will flower from July to September, showing spikes of bright magenta flowers.
Fully hardy and growing to a height of up to 60cm. It is a native wild flower of open woodland and as such Betony prefers to grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade & does not like to have wet feet in winter.
Betony was believed to be a powerful herb by the Romans they believed it to be effective against sorcery. The anglo Saxons believed it would ward off nightmares and it was even planted in churchyards to prevent visitations by ghosts! Herbalists once used Betony as a remedy for arthritis and and gout. It was also claimed to be effective against snake and dog bites, and it was even believed to be a cure for drunkenness - don't try that at home !
It has also been used in the past for for treatment of disorders of the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, nervous system, skin and gynecological problems. Modern herbalists still use Betony to treat anxiety, gallstones, heartburn, high blood pressure, migraine and neuralgia, and to prevent sweating.
Buy Betony Online
Our potted Betony herb plants are generally available to buy online between March and September.
|Stachys Officinalis (Betony) Herb Plant|
|Aspect/Site||Full sun/Partial shade|
|Soil Type||Moisture retentive soil|
|Latin Name||Stachys Officinalis|
|Hardiness||RHS rating H7 - Very hardy|
|Special Features||Pollinator Friendly|
|Type of Garden||Cottage/Informal|
Plants were in excellent condition and well packed / protected plus quick delivery considering current situation. Really pleased.