Common Hemp-Nettle | Galeopsis tetrahit

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1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Discover the hardy beauty of Common Hemp-Nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit) at our wildflower nursery! This resilient annual, with square stems and charming pink-purple tubular flowers, brings vibrancy to any landscape. Thriving effortlessly in disturbed areas, it effortlessly adapts to various habitats, from roadsides to urban gardens. A favourite among pollinators, it attracts bees and butterflies, adding biodiversity to your space.

With its self-seeding nature and ease of cultivation, Common Hemp-Nettle is a delightful choice for both wild and cultivated gardens. Elevate your landscape with this visually appealing and ecologically beneficial wildflower – order now and watch it flourish in your outdoor haven!


Botanical Information: Common Hemp-Nettle

Common Hemp-Nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit) is a resilient and versatile annual plant belonging to the nettle family (but isn’t prickly!). Recognizable by its square stems and toothed leaves, this wildflower exhibits a distinctive appearance. With heights reaching up to 1.5 meters, it boasts spikes of tubular flowers, typically pink-purple in colour, adding a touch of charm to various landscapes.


Thriving in disturbed areas, roadsides, and waste grounds, Common Hemp-Nettle is well-adapted to a range of habitats. It displays a preference for well-drained soils in both sunny and partially shaded locations. Its ability to colonize disturbed or neglected spaces makes it a common sight in urban and suburban landscapes, where it adds a splash of colour and biodiversity.

Benefits to Wildlife

Common Hemp-Nettle plays a crucial role in supporting wildlife, serving as a valuable nectar source for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. The tubular flowers provide easy access to nectar, attracting a variety of insects and contributing to the overall health of local ecosystems. Additionally, the plant’s structure offers shelter for small insects, fostering a balanced and vibrant habitat.

Conservation Status in the UK

Common Hemp-Nettle is not currently listed as endangered in the United Kingdom. Its adaptability to disturbed environments and widespread presence contribute to its stable populations. While not facing significant conservation threats, the plant’s positive contributions to pollinator habitats align with broader conservation goals, emphasizing the importance of maintaining diverse ecosystems.

Ease of Growing

Gardeners appreciate Common Hemp-Nettle for its ease of cultivation, particularly in less-manicured spaces. As an annual, it readily self-seeds, making it a resilient addition to both wild gardens and more formal landscapes. Its ability to thrive in various soil types and light conditions adds to its versatility, making it suitable for both experienced and novice gardeners seeking a hardy and visually appealing wildflower.

Common Hemp-Nettle stands as an adaptable and ecologically valuable annual, celebrated for its botanical features and contributions to pollinator habitats. From its distinctive square stems to its ease of cultivation, this wildflower enriches both natural and cultivated landscapes. With its positive impact on wildlife and visual appeal, Common Hemp-Nettle remains a valued choice for those seeking an enduring and resilient addition to their outdoor spaces.

More Information


First Nature

Species From the Same Habitat

 Black Medick | Medicago lupulina

 Carline Thistle | Carlina vulgaris

Honesty | Lunaria annua


Additional information

Weight 1 kg


Flowering Months

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Light levels



Soil moisture

Dry, Normal, Well draining


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