Details

 

Stachys byzantine is a carpeting, evergreen perennial, with thick, soft, oblong-elliptic leaves and stems densely white-woolly. Basal leaves are to 10cm long, in rosettes, flowering stems erect to 50cm in height. Flowers are purplish or pink, sometimes appearing striped, arranged in many-flowered whorls in an interrupted spike in summer. Several selections with varying leaf and flower colour are available. A valuable foliage plant

 

Hardiness

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

 

Sunlight

Full sun

Aspect

South-facing

Exposure

Exposed

 

Moisture

Well-drained

 

Soil

Chalk, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height

0.1 - 0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5- 1 metres

Time to Ultimate size

About 2 – 5 Years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun

 

Propagation

Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring. Propagate by division or remove rooted sections in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Garden Edging Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden

 

How to care

Pruning

Remove flowers to prolong the life of the plant

 

Pests

Slugs and caterpillars may be a problem

Diseases

May be subject to powdery mildews

Stachys byzantina

£7.80Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ