2019 Perennial Plant of the Year

Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'

(Syn: Stachys officinalis)
Betony-Common

Stachys monieri ÔHummeloÕ

Photo Credit: Susan Martin

Stachys monieri ÔHummeloÕ

Photo Credit: Stonehouse Nursery


Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'

(Syn: Stachys officinalis)
Betony-Common

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.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Height: 18-24"
  • Spread: 18-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Purple Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: Yes

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Height: 18-24"
  • Spread: 18-24"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Purple Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: No
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: Yes
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: Yes

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Spring
  • Retail Sales Window: Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: Yes
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes