Hummelo Betony

Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'

A dense mound of foliage formed by delicately scalloped, heavily puckered, crisp green leaves, topped with tall purple-pink flower spikes in early summer. Excellent for edging a pathway, at the front of a sunny border, or for use as a container specimen. 2019 Perennial Plant of the Year. Evergreen in mild winter regions.
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4 - 8

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Full sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationSTAK-iss oh-fiss-ih-NAH-liss
Average Size at MaturityModerately fast growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer to Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurplish-pink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitMounding, Spreading, Upright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Edging, Raised Bed, Urban Garden, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Provide average, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Tolerates some shade in warmer regions, but best with full sun. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish root system; once established, prefers regular moisture, but tolerates drier soils. Foliage clump gradually spreads by creeping stolons.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8

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