Betonica officinalis

A native perennial common in England and Wales, usually on light soils, in open woods, grassland and hedgerows.  Spikes of red-purple flowers are produced on long slender stems growing from a rosette of crinklend leaves.

Height: 15-60 cm (6 - 24in)

Planting site: Light, well drained soils.

Perennial: Flowers June to Sept.

Good for bees and butterflies.

Many butterflies and other insects depend on our disappearing native wild plants. By creating a wildlife area in your garden and growing native wildflowers, you will produce an attractive habitat for butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife.

It is illegal to take plants from the wild.

Buy Betony Flower Seeds from National Wildflower Centre Seeds (Formerly Landlife Wildflowers).