Texas Betony (Stachys coccinea) in the Lamb's Ears Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Soft to the touch.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
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: Cuttings: Tip

The blooms are a lovely coral red.

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Posted by ricelg (Hill Country TX - Zone 8b) on Oct 22, 2017 2:03 PM

I also ended up growing this in full sun. For me, it struggled much of the summer and did not grow extensively. As we've gone to fall, it's perked up a little and has rewarded some patience with some fresh blooms. I probably will move it to someplace out of the direct sun next year.

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Posted by TexasPlumeria87 (Plano, TX - Zone 8a) on Jul 12, 2017 1:02 PM

I grow Texas betony in full sun. I was worried at first because I was afraid the hot afternoon sun would burn it but it thrived. After it bloomed heavily in Spring, I cut it back some and now it's covered with lots of blooms again. I'm going to plant another one in my shade garden to see if it thrives.

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