General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: Up to 3 feet (90 cm)
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Soft to the touch.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Other: March-October
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip

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Common names
  • Texas Betony
  • Scarlet Betony
  • Scarlet Hedgenettle
  • Seven-Up Plant
  • Texas Hedgenettle
  • Lamb's Ear

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Location: Austin, Texas
Date: 2022-04-05
Location: Wildflower Center Austin, Texas.
Date: Summer 2010
The blooms are a lovely coral red.
Location: Denver Metro CO
Date: 2013-08-08
Location: Front Garden, Maryland Zone 7a
Date: 7/20/2014
Stachys coccinea stem

Date: 2011-04-15
Stems
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2016-04-27
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-04-24
Location: Fielder House Butterfly garden Arlington, Texas.
Date: 2012-04-08
Beautiful coral color.
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2016-07-16

Date: 2009-09-28
Rough texture of the leaves

Date: 2009-05-10
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2016-04-27
Location: Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2016-03-21
Zone 9b. Labeled Salmon.
Location: Fielder House Butterfly garden Arlington, Texas.
Date: Summer 2010
Close up of flower.
Location: Fielder House Butterfly garden Arlington, Texas.
Date: 2012-04-08
Exceptional heavy bloom.
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2018-04-03

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2016-04-18

Photo courtesy of: davidbygott
Location: Fielder House Butterfly garden Arlington, Texas.
Date: Summer 2010
This plant is a must have for the butterfly garden.
Location: San Antonio TX
Date: 2017-10-22
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2016-03-31
A small division
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2018-03-29
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Comments:
  • Posted by ricelg (Hill Country TX - Zone 8b) on Oct 22, 2017 2:03 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by TexasPlumeria87 (Plano, TX - Zone 8a) on Jul 12, 2017 1:02 PM concerning plant:
    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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