PlantsLamb's Ears→Texas Betony (Stachys coccinea)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Texas Betony
Give a thumbs up Scarlet Betony
Give a thumbs up Scarlet Hedge Nettle
Give a thumbs up Seven-up Plant
Give a thumbs up Lamb's Ear

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
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Other: March-October
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.

This plant is tagged in:

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.

[ 2 replies | Give a thumbs up ]

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.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Salvia of the Day: Tropical Sage (Salvia coccinea) by Marilyn Apr 26, 2016 5:49 PM 6
New Plants by TexasPlumeria87 Apr 17, 2016 2:01 PM 90
What Plant Varieties Are You Going To Get In 2016? by Marilyn May 27, 2016 6:22 PM 82
Plants with texture by Kabby May 11, 2015 6:55 PM 46
Haves and wants by Joy Jul 23, 2015 4:24 PM 6
Drought tolerant perennials by virginiarose Jan 9, 2012 12:00 PM 89

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Lamb's Ears Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Lamb's Ears (Stachys)

« The Lamb's Ears Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Ambassador "

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.