Stachys m. 'Hummelo'
Common name: Betony
Some flowers have it all. Hummelo is one of them. Nicely clumping foliage looks great all year, long wands of purple/pink rise up and attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. It reblooms after a hair cut too. Add to all that, it shuns diseases and pests, and rabbits and deer leave it alone. Pretty much perfect.
Our perennials come nestled in a 4" square CowPot with a free metal plant ID marker. Learn more about why we think CowPots are so awesome here.
Features & Care
Attracts: Pollinators, Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Zone: 4 - 8
Height: 18" - 20"
Light: Full / Part Sun
Blooms: Summer , Re-bloomer
Flowers: Cut, Showy
Water: Average needs
Soil: Well drained, drought toleratant
Patio: Can be grown in a container
Native: Not native to North America
How to Plant
CowPots are made from composted cow manure. As the pot decomposes, it feeds the roots of the plant helping it get off to a great start. We like to say the perennials think they're delicious and nutritious! :-)
You will plant the pot along with the plant. No need to put holes in the pot or remove the bottom. It decomposes faster than all other non-plastic pot options and the roots easily push through.
Place the plant in the hole so that the top of the soil in the pot matches the soil line in the garden. Ensure that soil is pressed against the pot on all sides and the bottom. Keep the area inside and outside the pot moist (but not soggy) for 3 to 4 weeks until the plant is established.
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Awards, Credits, Patents
Winner: Perennial of the Year 2019
'Hummelo' received the highest rating out of 22 Stachys studied in the Plant Evaluation Trials at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Photo: © Wit's End Gardens