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Commonly known as Hedge nettle, Woundwort
Lambs' ears, lambs' tails and lambs' tongues all describe this white-woolly ground cover.
Genus of about 300 species of annuals, perennials and a few evergreen shrubs widely distributed in a range of habitats including mountains, dry, rocky hills, scrub, wasteland, meadows, forest clearings and streamsides, especially in northern temperate regions.
Natives include S. sylvatica, hedge woundwort, the leaves of which contain a volatile oil with antiseptic qualities, the rare limestone woundwort, S. alpina, the widespread betony, A. officinalis which was an invaluable medicinal herb throughout history, and very rare downy woundwort, S. germanica.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals and perennials plus a few evergreen shrubs
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - slugs, powdery mildew on S. byzantina
Place of origin - northern temperate regions
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Wildlife - Bee friendly
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