Stachys


With leaves up to 8" long, this giant lamb's ear makes a showy specimen in troughs and is useful as edging along sunny pathways. Its velvety soft, silvery green foliage creeps slowly to forms a dense, weed-suppressing patch. It is more resistant to "melting out" than some forms and is mostly non-flowering.


This miniature perennial makes an ideal edging for sunny pathways and is a cute addition to fairy gardens. It forms a ground-hugging rosette of glossy, dark green leaves topped with loads of bright lavender pink flowers in summer. It's the most floriferous Stachys we've ever seen! A must-try item.


A sometimes overlooked, but picture perfect perennial that deserves wider use. Tidy, dense clumps of rugose green leaves are topped with vivid rose purple flower spikes in summer. They make excellent cut flowers and attract pollinators. A great low maintenance plant to recommend to beginner gardeners.


If you like 'Hummelo', try this dwarf version that tops out at just 10" in full bloom. Its appearance is almost identical, but at a smaller scale. Glossy, green foliage is topped with densely packed spikes of vivid rose purple flowers in summer. Perfect for edging sunny borders and pathways.


Much like 'Hummelo', this selection forms a tidy, compact clump of rugose, dark green leaves but produces a profusion of two-toned pink flower spikes over a long period. They make excellent cut flowers and attract pollinators. A great low maintenance plant to recommend to beginner gardeners. Breeder: Richard Hawke