Unlike Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s Ear), this species forms large, rounded clumps of green, long and narrow, textured leaves. It is lovely even when it’s not in bloom. From early thru 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.
2019 Perennial Plant of the Year
Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'
Easy to grow, adaptable to a wide-variety of soil conditions.
Upright, bushy habit.
Textured green leaves.
Spikes of rose-purple flowers in summer.