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Wood Betony
Wood Betony Stachys officinalis Dense whorls of pink to reddish-purple flower clusters form on square stems held above aromatic dark green scallop-toothed leaves.

Aerial parts of betony, or Woundwort, have a long history of use as a nerve tonic, gently strengthening the entire nervous system. Brings relief from tension headaches and is said to help soothe nervous agitation and “maladies of the head.” When the gardening frenzy begins in June, herbalist Lauren Cormier harvests a few leaves before the plant begins to flower, places them in her water jar and sips it throughout the day to bring about a sense of groundedness. Tincture is used to reduce the exhaustion caused by high fever. Pregnant women avoid.

Grows well in the garden or will naturalize beautifully at the edge of the woods. Plant 12" apart in full to part sun in moist well-drained soil. 18" tall. Sustainably grown by Lauren Cormier. Z4. Maine Grown.

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L773A: 1 for $7.25
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L773B: 2 for $12.50
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L773C: 3 for $16.75
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Additional Information

Herbaceous Medicinals

These plants have long histories of traditional medicinal use. It’s up to you to educate yourself about the safety and efficacy of using plants for medicinal purposes. The statements in our catalog regarding traditional medicinal uses of plants have not been evaluated by the FDA. The plants we sell are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Plants may take a year or more to establish before they flower; roots often take several years to reach harvestable maturity.

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable, not soft or brittle. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.
Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting of the root crowns.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.
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