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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Stachys officinalis cv. Hummelo
Common Name: Betony
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Bloom Time: June to August
Height: 18-24 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun
Soil Conditions: Requires good drainage, Average well-drained soil
Flower Color: Purple
Special Characteristics:
  • Clump forming plant
  • Dense foliage and long display of upright flowers
  • Plant 12-18"
  • apart to create a dense ground cover
  • 'Hummelo’ is sometimes sold in commerce as a cultivar of Stachys monieri
  • Synonymous with Stachys betonica and Betonica officinalis
  • Leave up for winter interest. Flower stalks turn an attractive dark brown.
  • Cut back in March
  • Plant with other Stachys officinalis like Rosea or Cotton Candy for a nice display of colors in the pink and purple family. Deer tolerant
  • Black Walnut tolerant