Big Betony (Betonica macrantha)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Betonica macrantha Accepted
Stachys macrantha Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 12-15 inches
Leaves: Other: Soft to the touch.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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.
Propagation: Other methods: Division

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Comments:
Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 16, 2012 8:00 AM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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