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Stachys bullata - Benth.

Common Name California Hedgenettle
Family Lamiaceae or Labiatae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy, gravelly or peaty shores and bogs[43].
Range South-western N. America - California.
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Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Stachys bullata California Hedgenettle


Stachys bullata California Hedgenettle
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Stachys bullata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.9 m (3ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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Disinfectant  Poultice  Skin  Stomachic  Vulnerary

The leaves are disinfectant and stomachic[257]. An infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of stomach aches[257]. An infusion of the leaves and stems is applied as a wash to wounds and infected sores or used as a poultice[207]. A poultice of the heated leaves has been used in the treatment of earaches and has also been applied to boils to bring them to a head[257]. A decoction of the roots has been used as a gargle to treat sore throats[257].

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Other Uses

Disinfectant

None known

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife

Cultivation details

Succeeds in any deep well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun or light shade[200]. A good bee plant[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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