Wood Betony Information: Tips On Growing Betony Plants

By Liz Baessler Betony is an attractive hardy perennial that’s perfect for filling in shady spots. It has a long blooming period and self-seeds without an aggressive spread. It can also be dried and used as an herb. Keep reading to learn more wood betony information. Wood Betony Information Wood betony (Stachys officinalis) is native to Europe and is hardy to USDA zone 4. It can tolerate anything from full sun to partial shade, making it a popular choice for shady areas where few flowering things will thrive. Depending upon variety, it can reach heights of anywhere between 9 inches (23 cm) and 3 feet (91 cm). The plants produce a rosette of slightly scalloped leaves that then reach upward in a long stalk that blooms in clumps along the stalk, making for a distinctive look. The flowers come in shades of purple to white. Start from seed in autumn

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