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Piet Oudolf uses this plant on the High Line

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'

Stachys officinalis is a native of European meadows and open woodlands, and grows both in the wild and in cultivation in the Netherlands, home of High Line planting designer Piet Oudolf. The cultivar ‘Hummelo’ was introduced into the nursery trade by Piet and named for his hometown, Hummelo. It’s another sure bet that when a plantsman names a cultivar for his hometown (or wife, or husband, for that matter), it’s a very special plant indeed. Piet selected Hummelo hedgenettle from among many varieties of the species for its neat, compact habit and bold magenta flowers.

  • Posted: Sun. 29th March 2020 09:13

Re: Identify please

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

check out Stachys officinalis

  • Posted: Wed. 11th May 2016 11:42

Re: Re: Need an ID please

Message from Christine

In forum: Identify a plant

Umm. I wonder if it might be betony (stachys officinalis). It's got the square stem & arrangement of flowers around the stem & I think the flowers are usually purple or pink.

I found it in our garden when we moved here & had real problems identifying it - unless I got it totally wrong it which case I'll be posting a question too! If it is betony I've found it is a bit of a thug but spreads by shallow runners so is fairly easy to control & the bees love it. The basal leaves are less pointed but a lovely vibrant green & attractive before the flower stems grow up.

Have a look at the images online & see what you think.

  • Posted: Wed. 9th July 2014 06:49

Stachys officinalis

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Stachys officinalis

The leaves have been used to make a tea in the past. In the wild it is usually found in meadows, heaths, cliff-top grassland and grassy banks. Like other members of the dead-nettle family, it is attractive to bumble bees.

  • Posted: Fri. 15th May 2009 18:18