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Creeping Betony Betonica officinalis subsp. officinalis

Other Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Stachys densiflora
Phonetic Spelling
bet-ON-ih-kuh oh-fish-ih-NAIL-iss oh-fish-ih-NAIL-iss
Description

Creeping Betony is a perennial with a dense growth habit and showy spikes of pink flowers in the spring and summer.  

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alba'
    White flowers
'Alba'
Tags:
#drought tolerant#interesting leaves#deer resistant#rock gardens
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Alba'
    White flowers
'Alba'
Tags:
#drought tolerant#interesting leaves#deer resistant#rock gardens
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Betonica
    Species:
    officinalis
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe to W. Siberia and Caucasus
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Prostrate
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Spikes tubular bright pink/lavender flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Deep green leathery leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No