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Betony

Botanical Name
Stachys spp.
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Height
12 to 24 inches
Width
12 to 18 inches
Flowers
Late spring to early summer: whorls of two-lipped, tubular flowers supported on sturdy, upright stems; rose-lavender, white, pink
Light
Full sun, tolerant of light afternoon shade in hot climates
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Showy display when grown en masse
  • Clumps spread over time to create a dense ground cover
  • Easily propagated with division
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' - Zones 4 to 8, pink-purple flowers, 2 feet
  • Stachys macrantha 'Alba' - white flowers
  • S. macrantha 'Rosea' - rose-red flowers
  • S. macrantha 'Violacea' - dark violet flowers

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