Betonica officinalis (Betony) [20 Seeds]

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$4.25

Germination Information: I recommend these seeds for experienced seed-starters only, because germination may be slow and irregular and require patience. The easiest approach is to surface-sow the seeds in a pot in fall to late winter, setting them outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can get a chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring.

If you sow after February, give the pot an artificial chilling period of about a month.

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Betony (Betonica officinalis, formerly Stachys officinalis) produces dense basal clumps of scalloped, deep green leaves. Upright, 18- to 24-inch-tall stems are topped with spikes of flowers in shades of purplish pink in early to midsummer. 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 tidy mounds 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 mid August 2022. At least 20 seeds.

Please read the germination information as well before ordering.

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1 review for Betonica officinalis (Betony) [20 Seeds]

  1. Paula B. (verified owner)

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    Very happy with my success with these seeds. You can always count on Nan’s seeds to be quality and fresh. I winter sow mine and they certainly responded. Looking forward to bloom season next year!

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