Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'
- Highly rated variety that blooms heavily with low maintenance
- Lots of tall, purple flower spikes in summer
- Interesting textured foliage looks great all season
Stunning purple flowers that emerge in mid-summer are a great contrast to the green textured leaves. The flowers are in spikes that shoot up above the leaves; the tall, sturdy stems make for excellent cut flowers. Leaves are long, narrow, and glossy, with scalloped edges. The foliage is also deer and rabbit resistant. Puts on quite a show throughout the summer. Also known as Stachys officinalis.
Uses: Borders, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Drought Tolerant, Good Cut Flower
Growth Habit: Upright/Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun or partial shade, in well-drained soil with average fertility and moisture levels. Prefers to stay evenly moist, but established plants can handle some drought. Divide in spring, if desired.