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Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'
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Plant Type: Hostas

Unlike Stachys byzantina (Lamb's Ear), this species forms large, rounded clumps of green, long and narrow, textured leaves. It is lovely even when it's not in bloom. In midsummer, sturdy spikes of lavender-rose flowers shoot up through the foliage, putting on quite a display. Since it is relatively unknown to many gardeners, people always gasp in awe of this plant when it is in bloom. It makes a unique addition to any sunny border!


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Stachys grows best in full sun but will also tolerate partial shade. Good drainage is essential for this plant. Divide every 3-4 years in spring or more frequently if plants become woody in the center.


Flower Color

Lavendar rose

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

18 in.

Good Companions

Catmint (Nepeta ), Foxglove-Strawberry (Digitalis mertonensis), Geranium-Hardy (Geranium ), Stonecrop-Autumn (Sedum )

Plant Height

18-20 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Container, Cut flower or foliage, Border, Mass plant

Bloom Time

Mid-summer

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant , Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

Full sun, Part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests