Perennial Betony - 2019 Perennial Plant of the Year - The Perennial Plant Association has awarded the title Perennial Plant of the YearŽ 2019 to STACHYS monieri 'Hummelo'.
Growing best in full sun to part shade this 18" tall sun lover forms large, rounded clumps of green, long and narrow, textured leaves. It is lovely even when it's not in bloom. From early summer through midsummer, sturdy spikes of lavender-rose flowers shoot up through the foliage, putting on quite a display. Though this plant is relatively unknown to many gardeners, it makes a unique addition to any sunny border. Once you try it, you'll see that it goes with just about everything else in the garden. It is very easy to grow and deserves to be planted more widely in American landscapes. Deer and rabbit resistant. Zones 4-8. Potted in 3" pot.