Betony

Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'

Betony - Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'

Common Name: Betony
Genus: Stachys
Species: officinalis
Cultivar: 'Hummelo'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.70 m (70 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This is a clump-forming perennial which is mainly grown for the rose-lavender flowers which appear in summer. These flowers are held on upright spikes, above the rosettes of dark green leaves and act as a magnet for bees. It provides great groundcover which is ideal for filling gaps at the front of the border.

  • Garden care: Removing the spent flowers will encourage more to form and a light trim after flowering will help keep the plant tidy. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.

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