Stinging Nettles - Plant
Common name: jewelweed
Color: Orange to orange-yellow with red spotting
Bloom time: June to September
Height: 2.00 to 5.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Nettle is an herbaceous, quick-growing plant whose leaves and stems are covered with tiny, hollow, silica-tipped hairs which can cause irritation. Can grow to a height of approximately 4 .
Sunlight: Part shade to full shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium to wet
Temprature: 30 °C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Nettle seeds are tiny, light dependant germinators that can be started indoors or out.
- However, select your location carefully as nettles are very hardy and can spread quickly with the right conditions.
- Nettles can be assisted with stratification, but it is not necessary.
Moist shade or woodland gardens. Bog gardens. Native plant gardens. Pond or stream margins. Low spots.
- Stinging nettle root is also used for joint ailments, as a diuretic, and as an astringent.
- Stinging nettle above ground parts are used along with large amounts of fluids in so-called “irrigation therapy” for urinary tract infections (UTI), urinary tract inflammation, and kidney stones (nephrolithiasis).
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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