Help with plant identity please

AnniDAnniD Posts: 1,437


Please can anyone identify this plant that I dug up yesterday ? Hopefully the photo is good enough ! It has quite ribbed leaves & apparently the flowers are on stalks, are purple & look a bit like agastache. Many thanks image 


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 19,991

    Its a bit difficult without the flowers but could it be a Nepeta e.g. Nepeta cataria?

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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 2,427

    Looks like Betony, Stachys officinalis. If it's purple it's probably the wild version, (there is a pink cultivated form) but none the worse for that. Bone hardy, flowers all summer, bees and butterflies love itimage.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 6,067

    Sure it is Betony.

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 1,437

    Thanks all. My plan is to split it and pot up until the Spring, so knowing what it is will really help !

    Thanks again image

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