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Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'

Wood Betony

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Description

Short spikes of lavender flowers top the mounded, dark green, glossy foliage of Hummelo alpine betony (Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo') throughout the summer. This cultivar is a butterfly magnet whose flowers are also noted for long vase life indoors. This is a reliable perennial in the Chicago area if planted in locations that don't stay waterlogged in winter.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Mounded
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
July - August, September - October
Bloom Color
Lavender
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant, Groundcover
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
4 - 8