Stachys moneri 'Hummelo' - Bettony



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Status: In Stock
Mature Height: 18 to 20 inches
Mature Spread: 18 inches
Proper Name: Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'

Tags: Bloom Spring, Bloom Summer, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Dry Conditions, Easy to Grow, Feeds Pollinators, Flower (Pink), Flower (Purple), Full Sun, Native (Cultivar)

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Description

Looking for a pollinator friendly native with tons of appeal? The relatively unknown Stachys moneri 'Humelo' received the highest distinction in 2019, going home with the Perennial Plant Associations "Plant of the Year Award". Why? Well first, it produces food for a wide range of pollinators including many species of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Second, while it is easy to care for it produces full panicles of cone-shaped violet and magenta colored flowers on strong stems. These absolutely pop above full feathery bright green foliage. The flowers make nice cuttings and really stand out in the garden as they rise above the foliage of other plants. Hummelo is  a compact and tidy cultivar coming in at 18 inches high and wide making it a great plant for a clean looking garden. In a study of all Stachys cultivars by the Chicago Botanical Garden, it was rated best all around for its tidy appearance and higher flower coverage.

Grow Stachys in full sun for best results, but the plant will also grow in partial shade. Well drained soil is necessary for this plant to succeed. You can divide every 3 to 4 years in the spring or more frequently depending on growth if plants becomes woody in the center.

Winer Perennial Plant Association - Plant of the Year 2019

Photo credit Walter Gardens

Bloom Color:Pink with hints of violet purple
Bloom Period:early through late-summer
Genus & Species:Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'
Mature Height:18 to 20 inches
Mature Spread:18 inches
Plant Spacing:16 to 20 inches
Planting Depth:At crown level (base of the plant)
Planting Time:Spring or early summer planting
Soil Type:Prefers soil with good drainage, drought tolerant
Sun Exposure:Full to part sun
Zone:4 to 8

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Caring for Stachys moneri 'Hummelo' - Bettony

Grow Stachys in full sun for best results, but the plant will also grow in partial shade. Well drained soil is necessary for this plant to succeed. You can divide every 3 to 4 years in the spring or more frequently depending on growth if plants becomes woody in the center.

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Elizabeth Olin
Stachys moneri “hummelo” Bettony

With eager anticipation I ordered this Bettony plant. It arrived promptly and in excellent condition. It’s been planted in my garden for about two weeks ago now and it is already showing signs of growing and taking hold. It will be fun to watch it grow and bloom. Thank you New Blooms Nursery for a wonderful buying experience. I’ll be back for more! :)