Betony Seeds - Betonica officinalis - Native Wildflower

Type: Perennial Wildflower
Approximate height: Up to 45 - 60 cm
Flowering Time: Summer through to early autumn
Site and soil type: Well drained soil in sun or partial shade
When to sow: Late summer or autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or into modules or pots. The seeds need a period of cold before they will germinate.
Packet contents: Approximately 160 seeds / 0.27g

Betony is also known as Wood Betony and Bishop's Wort and is attractive to bumblebees and other pollinating insects.

It is a pretty, upright plant with pink/purple flower spikes appearing in summer and early autumn.

Betony attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

  • Bumblebees
  • Solitary bees
  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

πŸ› A food plant for the caterpillar

πŸ¦‹ Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

πŸ¦‡ Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

πŸ¦‡ (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.