- Approximate height: 75cm (30 inches)
- Recommended water levels: plant in moist or wet soil but not underwater
- Flowering time: June - September
- Flower colour: Pink
- Supplied bare root
This pretty British native plant looks rather like a cross between an orchid and a nettle, and indeed it is sometimes known as the marsh hedge-nettle. It has slender, slightly rough, green leaves, and spikes of pinky-purple flowers with white markings in summer. Found across the British Isles, it grows on the banks of streams, rivers and ponds, and in ditches and marshes. The flowers are very attractive to bumblebees and the plant is on the RHS 'Perfect For Pollinators' list.
Planting Tips: The plant grows from small white fleshy underground rhizomes. If you have purchased Stachys palustris in the winter when all you can really see are these rhizomes, plant it so that the soil just covers the pointy tips of the highest rhizomes. We recommend starting your Stachys palustris off in a pot of 1 litre capacity. Read more on how to pot and care for your plant here.