Stachys officinalis Hummelo

Betony, Woundwort

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 18-24" (Plant 12" apart)
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition:
Flower / Accent: Rose / Lavender
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep
This Betony has dark green, glossy foliage in a basal mound. It is unusual in that it has a wealth of rose-lavender spikes on short stalks all summer that are very decorative and last a long time as a cut flower. Perennial Stachys performs like a Salvia, and deer will leave it alone. Likes a spot that is well-drained in winter. Nearly evergreen.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Web Exclusive
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Stachys General Information:

Stachys officinalis are valued for their attractive, crinkled foliage and long display of prolific flowering spikes held well above the basal mound. Needs good drainage. Avoid overhead irrigation.

Stachys Plant Care:

Prefers evenly moist but well-drained soil. Deadhead to keep plants attractive and to keep from going to seed which declines the foliage. Do not prune for winter. Clean up foliage in spring. Can be divided every 4-5 years in spring by removing rooted sections and transplanting. Benefits from partial shade in hot climates.

$10.95 ea.
(3+) $10.50 ea.
Ships: Spring 2017
Plant Code: STHU