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Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' (Betony 'Hummelo')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'

Other names

Woody betony 'Hummelo', Stachys macrantha 'Hummelo', Stachys monieri 'Hummelo', Stachys densiflora 'Hummelo', Betonica officinalis 'Hummelo', Betony 'Hummelo', Bishop's wort 'Hummelo'

Genus

Stachys Stachys

Variety or Cultivar

'Hummelo' _ 'Hummelo' is a low, clump-forming, spreading, semi-evergreen perennial with basal rosettes of ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and erect stems bearing dense spikes of tiny, two-lipped, lavender-pink flowers in summer.


Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem, Spreading

Flower

Pink, Purple in Summer; Purple, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' (Betony 'Hummelo') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in full sun or partial shade in free-draining soil that is moderately fertile.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo'

Other names

Woody betony 'Hummelo', Stachys macrantha 'Hummelo', Stachys monieri 'Hummelo', Stachys densiflora 'Hummelo', Betonica officinalis 'Hummelo', Betony 'Hummelo', Bishop's wort 'Hummelo'

Genus

Stachys Stachys

Variety or Cultivar

'Hummelo' _ 'Hummelo' is a low, clump-forming, spreading, semi-evergreen perennial with basal rosettes of ovate, glossy, dark green leaves and erect stems bearing dense spikes of tiny, two-lipped, lavender-pink flowers in summer.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Pink, Purple in Summer; Purple, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' (Betony 'Hummelo') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in full sun or partial shade in free-draining soil that is moderately fertile.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' (Betony 'Hummelo')

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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