Stachys coccinea

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 Stachys coccinea subsp. var.  Scarlet hedge nettle, Scarlet hedgenettle, Texas betony
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Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring, early summer, mid summer, late summer, early fall, mid fall, late fall
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 7 to 9
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Flower features: red, pink
Lamiaceae > Stachys coccinea var. , Jacq.

Stachys coccinea (Scarlet hedgenettle, Texas betony) is an ornamental plant of the family Lamiaceae, which is native to Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Stachys coccinea, Jacq. One to 2 ft., slender, soft-pubescent: lvs. ovate-lanceolate, cordate at base or somewhat deltoid, obtuse, crenate: fls. scarlet-red, the narrow tube much exceeding the calyx, pedicelled, in an interrupted spike, blooming in succession. W. Texas to Ariz.—Showy. CH

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Some cultivars of this species include:

  • Stachys coccinea 'Chinook' - long blooming plants, coral-red colored flowers, plants grow around 15 inches tall.
  • Stachys coccinea 'Hidalgo' - coral-red flowers, grows 12 to 18 inches tall, sometimes listed under Stachys albotomentosa.
  • Stachys coccinea 'Hot Spot Coral' - coral-red colored flowers, plants grow 18 inches tall.
  • Stachys coccinea 'Pow Wow' - brick-red colored flowers on plants growing about 12 inches tall.



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