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Stachys germanica 'Downy Woundwort'
Lamiaceae/Labiatae: a biennial or a short-lived perennial. Occurs on dry, moderately calcareous soils in open grassland, hedge bottoms, tracksides, quarries, scrub, ditch-sides and fallow land with plenty of light and warmth. The flowers are pink to red, blooming from July-August. The whole plant has a covering of dense white hairs. In Britain, downy woundwort has been recorded from several counties scattered through southern England, but is now confined to just a few sites on oolite limestone in west Oxfordshire. It shows a strong fidelity for certain areas; it has persisted around Witney (Oxfordshire) since at least 1632. Native to western, central and southern Europe, and also occurs in North Africa and the Orient.
The leaves are densely covered with long white silky hairs; they have been used as a substitute for lint in dressing wounds. The thick, lint-like leaves are both soft and strongly antiseptic.
Surface sow seeds in 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. Easily grown in any deep, well-drained and moderately fertile soil, preferring a position in full sun. The plant is a short-lived perennial and is sometimes biennial.
APPROX. 45+ SEEDS
All seeds are fresh and viable at time of shipping, they are all tried and tested and they have all germinated well for me. If you need help in germinating or cultivation, please ask.
All seeds are organically grown, open pollinated, and are either wild collected or home grown, and not bought in for re-sale.