A hardy perennial with clusters of deeply pink flowers that attract butterflies and bees it is found growing wild in the UK in open woodlands. It was often planted around churches as it was thought to protect against sorcery and witchcraft.
- A useful medicinal herb
- Visited by bees and butterflies
- Easy to grow
- Native to the UK
Betony is a herb that was thought to have magical properties and was is thought to be one of the ‘nine herbs charm’ to cure infection from the tenth century Anglo Saxon Lacnunga manuscript. It is a freely flowering perennial and very popular with bees.
- Height: 30-60cm cm
- Type: Hardy
- Aspect: Sun/shade
- Soil: Any/alkaline
- Flower colour: Pink
- Flowering period: July - August
This lovely herb grows naturally along hedgerows, fields and open woodland and isn't too fussy about soils. In the garden the best aspect would be in dappled shade or areas with light shade and betony can be successfully grown in a pot, Over time it will produce a gorgeous clump that will reward you with spires of deep pink flowers each summer.
The traditional medicine of betony has been used since the ancient Egyptians.
It has a strong affinity with conditions of the head, notably headaches and tension.
The herb has an earthy, warming quality. It aids relaxation, relaxes muscles and supports the whole nervous system but the bitter qualities benefit digestion with their carminative action.
Harvested in the summer the whole herb can be dried to make an all year round herbal infusion.
We deliver our herb plants to addresses across the UK. Orders are dispatched between Mondays and Thursdays. This is usually within two to four days of placing your order, but at some points of the year during busy peaks it may take a little longer.
Very small orders of up to 3 herbs are dispatched with Royal Mail but the majority of our orders are sent via a 24 hour courier service. Orders sent by courier to Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles take 48-72hrs - this will be indicated at the checkout.
1 - 23 herbs - £5.85
24+ herbs - free delivery
Please note there are additional surcharges for delivery to some postcodes in the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Isle of Wight and Scilly Isles - this will be calculated at the checkout based on the delivery address postcode. Unfortunately due to Brexit we are unable to ship to Northern Island currently.
All the herbs are supplied in 9x9 cm pots (8cm depth). Our herbs are packaged securely in recycled and recyclable blister packs and then into cardboard boxes, to ensure your plants to arrive in the best possible condition.
Further information about delivery can be found on our Ordering & delivery information page.
All our herbs are grown on the nursery and are dispatched labelled with their plant name and basic growing instructions
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality herbs and service. We have worked hard to find a robust packing and delivery system that ensures your plants arrive at your door in the best condition.
We would ask that you check your herbs carefully when they arrive and report any problems to us either by phone or email within 48 hours so that we can rectify it. We may ask that you send us a photo.
We cannot accept responsibility for plants that have not been cared for or had unsuitable care.
Once an order has been placed you have the right to cancel your order up to the day of dispatch. As herbs are a perishable item we cannot accept returns in exchange for a refund.