Hedge Woundwort | Stachys sylvatica

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

Introducing the enchanting Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) to elevate your garden! These robust wildflowers with their tall spikes of purplish-pink blooms are a resilient addition to any landscape. Flourishing in shaded woodland areas, Hedge Woundwort adds a touch of natural elegance.

Easy to care for and attractive to pollinators, it’s the perfect choice for a vibrant and low-maintenance garden. Transform your outdoor haven with the allure of Hedge Woundwort. Shop now and let your garden bloom with beauty!



Botanical Information: Hedge Woundwort

Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) is a robust and fascinating wildflower known for its tall spikes of purplish-pink flowers. With textured leaves and sturdy stems, this perennial stands tall at around 60 to 100 centimetres (24 to 39 inches). The distinctive square-shaped stem and toothed leaves make it easily recognizable in gardens and along woodland edges.


Hedge Woundwort feels right at home in the dappled shade of woodlands, hedgerows, and along the edges of meadows. It prefers moist and well-drained soils, often popping up in areas with higher humidity. This hardy wildflower is well-adapted to a variety of environments, showcasing its versatility in different landscapes.

In the wild, it can create striking displays along paths and in the cosy corners of woodlands.

Benefits to Wildlife

Hedge Woundwort is not just a pretty face; it’s a haven for wildlife. The spike-like flowers are a magnet for pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, providing them with a rich source of nectar. As these pollinators visit the flowers, they play a crucial role in the reproduction of nearby plants, ensuring a healthy ecosystem.

The dense foliage of this plant offers shelter for small insects, creating a microhabitat that adds to overall biodiversity. Birds may also find this wildflower appealing, as it attracts insects that can serve as a potential food source.

Conservation Status in the UK

As of the latest assessments, Hedge Woundwort is not considered a species of immediate concern in the United Kingdom. While it may not be in the spotlight for conservation efforts, recognizing its role in supporting biodiversity is essential. Conservation initiatives often focus on preserving the health of woodlands and meadows, understanding that native plants like Hedge Woundwort contribute to the overall balance of these environments.

By appreciating and preserving natural habitats where Hedge Woundwort thrives, we indirectly support the well-being of this and other plant species within these ecosystems.

Ease of Growing

For those interested in cultivating Hedge Woundwort, the good news is that it is relatively easy to grow. This perennial wildflower can be propagated from seeds or by dividing existing plants. It prefers partial shade to full sunlight and thrives in well-drained soil. Regular watering during dry spells helps Hedge Woundwort establish a strong root system.

The ease of growing this species makes it a fantastic choice for gardeners looking to add a touch of wild beauty to their outdoor spaces. Whether you have a green thumb or are just starting your gardening journey, this scented species is a resilient and welcoming addition to gardens.

Hedge Woundwort is a sturdy and attractive wildflower that enhances the beauty of woodlands and meadows. With its tall spikes of purplish-pink flowers, adaptability, and positive impact on wildlife, Hedge Woundwort stands as a testament to the wonders of native plant species. Whether admired in the wild or cultivated in a garden, this perennial wildflower invites us to appreciate the beauty and resilience of the natural world. Embrace the charm of this lovely plant and let your garden flourish with the elegance of this captivating wildflower.

More Information


The Wildlife Trusts

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Weight 1 kg


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