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Nettle

Urtica spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Nettle Overview

Genus with approximately 53 herbaceous annual or perennial species from the nettle family, Urticaceae. They are colloquially named nettles or stinging nettles. Typically species possess underground rhizomes and are covered in stinging hairs. Foliage is oval to lance-shaped, toothed, veined and arranged oppositely on branching stems. Flowers are discrete and coloured yellow-white or green-white, these are surrounded by larger, long-lasting modified leaves called bracts. Some species are consumed as food, particularly in soups, teas and juices.

How to propagate Nettle

Seed

You can propagate from seeds.

Division

Division of roots in spring.