Stinging Nettle Seeds


Urtica dioica

Drying or cooking eliminates the sting, and the attractive plants have a long history of use in herbal medicine. Young shoots taste like spinach and are rich in vitamins and iron. Nettles are also the exclusive larval food plant for several species of butterfly. Stratify seeds before sowing. Part sun. Perennial. 

  • Planting Information
Average Seed / ozSeed / 100' RowAverage Yield / 100' RowDays to Harvest
Planting SeasonIdeal Soil TempSunFrost Tolerance
Spring/Fall65-80°FPartial SunFrost Sensitive
Sowing MethodSeed DepthDirect Seed SpacingMin. Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seedsurface4-6"500
Mature SpacingDays to SproutProduction CycleSeed Viability
36-42"10-14Perennial5-6 years