A picture of a Woundwort

Woundwort

Stachys spp.

Also known as

Hedge-nettle, Betony

Der Woll-Ziest, Wollziest 'Silver Carpet', Eselsohren, lat. Stachys byzantina 07 by Plenuska (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

    More images of Woundwort

    Stachys byzantina, 2015-06-02, Beechview, 01
    Stachys fontqueri 1
    2012 09 09 Stachys byzantina, Brocken
    Stachys arabica1

    Woundwort Overview

    Large genus with around 375 perennials, subshrubs and shrubs. Some species are evergreen, have edible tubers and some species are aromatic. Multiple species from this genus are cultivated as ornamental specimens and garden plants. This genus is commonly known by the names hedge nettle, self-heal, heal-all, woundwort, betony and lambs ears. The latter is named after their dense woolly coating of white hairs on their veined foliage and stems, which is soft and velvety to touch. They produce 2-lipped, usually hooded and patterned flowers coloured white, yellow, pink, purple or red on unbranched stems or produced on spikes from between leaves in whorls.

    Common problems with Woundwort

    How to propagate Woundwort

    Cuttings

    You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

    Seed

    Division

    Division.

    Other uses of Woundwort

    Ground cover, attracts bees. Suitable for coastal conditions.