|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.
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
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.