Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Siebold's False Nettle
This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.Shop Available Boehmeria
Item #: 7296
Zones: 7a to 9b, at least
Height: 72" tall
The late J.C. Raulston liked to give Dan Hinkley and me grief for our fascination with boehmerias. Granted, there are some weeds in the same family, but that's like not associating with a friend because a family member is behind bars. The Japanese B. sieboldiana is not for the impatiens crowd, but for those who appreciate an interesting texture in the garden, this is a gem. The 6' tall stems form a tight clump to 2' at the base and 7' from tip to tip. The intricately-veined, shiny, green leaves, and axillary tan flowers (using the term loosely) in mid-summer make this a great bold feature in any garden...one of my personal favorites.