General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12-18 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Soft to the touch.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 70F
Days to germinate: 21-35
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow.
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow late winter, 8-10 weeks before last frost. Transplant in the Spring. Pinch back when transplanting. Space 16" apart. Self seeds & spreads by roots.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

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Common names
  • Scarlet Hedge Nettle
  • Seven-up Plant
  • Scarlet Hedgenettle
  • Texas Betony
  • Texas Woundwort
  • Lamb's Ear

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Location: In my garden
Date: Jul 18, 2008 6:35 PM
Location: In my garden
Date: 2008-06-07
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2009-08-06
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2009-08-06
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2009-08-06
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2009-08-06
Comments:
  • Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Sep 23, 2011 11:02 PM concerning plant:
    I always have visitors rub the fuzzy leaves and tell me what it smells like, most never guess it. Kids love the '7-Up' plant and I make sure to have plenty of 'petable' plants that they can enjoy, this being a favorite.

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