Stachys officinalis


The most popular of Betonies is gray, fuzzy Lamb's Ears. Low-growing in clumps, it contrasts well with tall, greener plants in edging and borders. Will grow without much water, but rain and frost can damage the leaves. Lesser-known Betonies include Stachys grandiflora with heart-shaped, green leaves and white, pink or purple flowers, and Stachys coccinea with gray 1-inch-long leaves and whorls of orange flowers. Sold in containers throughout the growing season.
Stachys officinalis, Woundwort
Many whorled 18 to 24-inch-tall flower spikes of rosy purply flowers bloom on sturdy stems in July and August. Particularly tolerant of poor, dry soils.

Attributes - Stachys officinalis

Plant Type: Ground Cover

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Pink, Purple, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.

Related Plants

Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet', Stachys macrantha 'Rosea'
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