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Stachys Officinalis (Betony) Herb Plant

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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.   

Herb Usage

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
Flower Colour Purple
Height 60cm
Spread 60cm
Latin Name Stachys Officinalis
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary None
Scented Foliage
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Cottage/Informal
  • 5
    strong,healthy plants

    Posted by Christina on 19th Jun 2020

    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

  • 5

    Posted by Dave on 29th Apr 2020

    Plants were in excellent condition and well packed / protected plus quick delivery considering current situation. Really pleased.