Stinging Nettle is found growing all across North America and especially in moist, forested soil. If you have experienced the pain of a Stinging Nettle plant, wisdom would tell you to avoid it.
But, this perennial, often grown from herb seeds, is used as a medicinal herb, and it is used in the kitchen as well where cooking will remove the stinging effect of the leaves.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 3 - 10 Height: 24 - 36 inches Bloom Season: Late spring to late summer Bloom Color: Green Environment: Full sun to partial shade Soil Type: Nitrogen-rich, moist soils that drain well
Temperature: 65F Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Surface sow the seed and do not bury Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination Plant Spacing: 15 - 18 inches