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Growth habit in full bloom at three years.

Growth habit in full bloom at two years.

Flowers close-up in mid-June.

In bud.

Big Betony
Stachys macrantha

Labiatae/Lamiaceae

Rosettes of foliage grow in a bushy clump with hairy, ovate, scalloped leaves. Violet flowers about 1 1/4 inches long bloom in whorls on spikes above the foliage.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded

Plant Use: In beds and borders, as cut flowers. Plant in groups.

Propagation:
seed
division
Light Requirement: full sun

Flower Color:
violet
Bloom Period:
late spring
early summer
Height: Minimum: 18 inches      Maximum: 24 inches

Width: Minimum: 12 inches     Maximum: 18 inches

Foliage Texture: medium

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Also known as S. grandiflora and S. spicata. Armitage suggests planting with Alchemilla.


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