Stachys moneiri 'Hummelo' Betony



Stachys moneiri 'Hummelo' forms large, rounded clumps of elongated, bright green, textured leaves that are NOT fuzzy. It produces sturdy spikes of rosy purple blooms from early to midsummer. An uncommon plant, also known as Betony, this perennial is easy to grow. Its foliage is evergreen in warmer zones. Stachys moneiri 'Hummelo' was named the Perennial Plant Association's "2019 Plant of the Year".

Betony clumps will spread over time and it may be used as a ground cover. It is also suitable for containers and its medium height makes it great for almost any sunny border.

Stachys moneiri 'Hummelo' prefers full sun to part shade and moist to average, well-drained soil. It tolerates poor soils. Trim plants back hard after blooming to tidy the clumps and to encourage fresh foliage.

Stachys monieri 'Hummelo' is also sold as Stachy officinalis 'Hummelo'.


  • Common Names: Betony
  • Zones: 4-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers average, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 18-24
  • Width at Maturity: 18-24
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer to late summer

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought. Juglone.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.