Stachys Summer Sweets

A compact, clump-forming perennial with stiff stems carrying erect spikes of bright purple flowers which are adored by pollinators. Flowers are displayed from summer to autumn above dark green crinkly, heavily veined foliage.

Botanical NameStachys officinalis syn. Betonica officinalis
Common NameStachys Summer Sweets
Key FeaturesSpectacular spikes of tall, soft pink, lipped flowers are a magnet for pollinators.
SizeFoliage growing to 40cm H x 50cm W with flower stems up to 60cm tall.
PositionThis versatile water-wise plant can be used in full sun to part shade, in pots or as a gorgeous ground cover in the garden. Tolerant of heat, humidity, and frost.
Cultural NotesLow maintenance, remove spent flower heads to encourage repeat flower.
Landscape IdeasA spectacular plant for borders, rockeries, lining garden beds or pathways and in containers where flowers can be enjoyed.
Water RequirementsLow
  • Full Sun
  • Frost Tolerant