Thursday, 2 January 2020

Boehmeria

Boehmeria is a genus of remarkably ornamental non-stinging nettles, mostly from Eastern Asia. 
Mostly they're grown for the lush foliage and vigorous (but not invasive) growth habit, but the catkin-like flowers are also attractive. All prefer a moist rich soil in sun or semi shade, but they are adaptable.

Boehmeria sieboldiana
Boehmeria sieboldiana
Shiny fresh green attractively veined and serrated nettle leaves on a lush bushy plant to over 6ft tall. Whitish flowers. 
Boehmeria sieboldiana
Moist woodland ideally but adaptable
£8




Boehmeria tricuspis
Boehmeria tricuspis
A shorter species with, as the name suggests, three-cusped leaves. 
Boehmeria tricuspidata
Lush translucent green leaves on reddish stems with pinkish flowers
£8



Boehmeria platanifolia
Boehmeria platanifolia
A lovely medium-sized species with broad rounded matt grey-green leaves and long creamy catkins. 
Boehmeria platanifolius
Highly ornamental and well worth having.
£8



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