Betony

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Stachys officinalis cv. Rosea
Common Name: Betony
Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8
Bloom Time: June to August
Height: 24-30 inches
Light Requirements: Full sun, Morning shade with afternoon sun, Morning sun with afternoon shade
Soil Conditions: Tolerates periodic drought, Average well-drained soil, Tolerates periodic moisture
Flower Color: Pink
Wildlife: Butterflies, Bees
Special Characteristics:
  • Clump forming plant
  • Dense foliage and long display of upright flowers
  • Will self-sow. Flowers can be deadheaded to prevent self sowing
  • Leave up for winter interest. Flower stalks turn an attractive dark brown
  • Cut back in March
  • Plant with other Stachys officinalis like Hummelo or Cotton Candy for a nice display of pink and purple colors
  • Deer tolerant
  • Black Walnut tolerant