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Hummelo Betony

SKU: AM017324
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Award-winning Hummelo Betony brings a vigorous burst of spiky violet blooms to your late spring garden while providing a strong mounding groundcover during the rest of the growing season. Masses of two-lipped flowers cluster on the top of strong stems and are a favorite for pollinators in a sunny garden. Deer resistant. (Stachys monieri Hummelo)
key features
Botanical Name
Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'
Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time


(12-24”tall x 20”wide) Hummelo Betony can add a great deal of excitement to the edges of your perennial borders, mixed beds and containers, with its robust habit and a long, vigorous flowering display. ‘Hummelo’ came top of The Chicago Botanic Garden’s study of cultivated Stachys for good reason. Its overall plant health is outstanding, and the deeply textured leaves make a statement in the garden even when the plant isn’t blooming. When it does bloom in late spring, you’ll enjoy a beautiful display of purple flowers held on long leafless stems above strong green foliage. Good for sunny areas in well-drained soil of average fertility. If you live in a hot and humid climate, some protection from strong afternoon sun is preferred. A member of the mint family, ‘Hummelo’ will spread easily into large stands in a couple growing seasons and is rabbit and deer resistant.