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Stachys officinalis (Common Betony)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Dark pink Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Stachys officinalis - Cultivation Notes

Stachys requires a hot dry position in full sun, preferably on a poor quality dry sandy or chalky soils. Soil must be well drained so avoid heavy clays. Avoid mulching and fertilizer. Occasionally weed around and allow space to spread.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Stachys officinalis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Stachys officinalis:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Stachis, Stychis Stakis, Stakis, Stackis

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