A Patrick Blanc collection from the forests of the Far East where it forms handsome foliage in the understory, making vigorous clumps of leafy stems to 60cm high, the leaves deeply veined. This non-stinging member of the nettle family also bears clusters of small white flowers in the leaf axils in early autumn. Sends out stolons in autumn enabling it to make good patches over a relatively short period. For a shaded site in humusy soil, not too dry in summer. Perfectly hardy; frozen solid in pots outside Dec 22!