Pink Cotton Candy Betony

Stachys officinalis 'Pink Cotton Candy' PP #21,436

Create a lovely summer floral display with two-toned dark and soft pink flowers. The profuse, twelve-inch tall blooms appear above the compact mound of delicately scalloped, heavily puckered, green leaves. This vigorous and easy-to-grow selection was discovered at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Evergreen in mild winter regions.
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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 24 in. tall, 16 to 20 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer to Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding, Spreading, Upright
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Cutting Garden, Edging, Raised Bed, Urban Garden, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Yarrow (Achillea); Sedum (Sedum); Catmint (Nepeta); Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla)

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: 5-9

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