Betony (Betonica officinalis, formerly Stachys officinalis) produces dense basal clumps of scalloped, deep green leaves. On ‘Alba’, clusters of bright white flowers appear at the top of upright, 18- to 24-inch-tall stems in early to midsummer. (Please note that there is a possibility that these seeds may produce some plants with the pink flowers typical of the species.) If you aren’t planning to collect seed, I suggest shearing the whole plant to about 1 inch above the ground once the flowers are finished; the plants will then produce a tidy mound of fresh leaves that look good through the rest of the growing season. Full sun to light shade. Perennial; Zones 4 to 8.
Collected in late August and early September 2022. At least 15 seeds.
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