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Stachys germanica - L.

Common Name Downy Woundwort, German hedgenettle
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Pastures and hedgebanks[17], especially on limestone soils[4]. A very rare native of Britain, it is only found in Oxford, though is common in Europe[4, 17].
Range Central and Southern Europe, including Britain, to N. Africa and the Orient.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Stachys germanica Downy Woundwort, German hedgenettle


Stachys germanica Downy Woundwort, German hedgenettle

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Stachys germanica is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 5. It is in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Meadow; Hedgerow;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Antiseptic  Plaster

The leaves are densely covered with long white silky hairs, they have been used as a substitute for lint in dressing wounds[4]. The thick, lint-like leaves are both soft and strongly antiseptic[245].

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Other Uses

Plaster

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in any deep, well-drained and moderately fertile soil, preferring a position in full sun[200]. The plant is a short-lived perennial and is sometimes biennial[17]. Closely related to S. cretica and S. byzantina[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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