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Stachys candida

Type Herbaceous flower, Alpine, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Stachys candida - 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 candida:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Stachys candida

  • Invasive/spreading root growth

Design & Plant Use for Stachys candida:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Stachis, Stychis Stakis, Stakis, Stackis

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