Common names: African stachys (English).
Botanical name: Stachys aethiopica
The African stachys, Stachys aethiopica, is a spring-flowering groundcover that can grow in sun or shade. It has aromatic, hairy leaves and white, pink or mauve flowers that attract many insects, including honeybees. It is also known as wild sage and has been used traditionally to cure feverish delirium. This plant is easy to propagate from seed or cuttings and can be used as a perennial for summer displays. It prefers a well-drained soil that is watered regularly and can tolerate a range of climates. It is a vigorous and versatile plant that can create an attractive cascade of foliage in containers or beds.
Nature & Cultivation
Use as Medicine
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