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Stachys minor

Stachys minor
little betony
Stachys minor

Common name little betony
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink-purple
Size 10"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained garden soil
Seed ripensearly August

Hot magenta pokers over slow spreading mat of scalloped dark green leaves. Quite different from its lamb's ear cousin, but with a charm all its own. The flowers appear in early summer, then mature to seedheads that continue the interest.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03/'04 HPS/MAG exchange. Baggy 70F with light (24%G, 7-17d).
    Also Baggy 35F (4w)-70F (15%G, 6-9d)
  2. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F with light (2%G, 13d)
  3. Seed from '07 garden. Baggy 70F with light (24%G, 9-14d)
  4. Seed from '11 garden. Baggy 70F with light (20d) - 35F (4w) - 70F (25d; no G)
  5. Seed from '12 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (17d) - 70F with light (3%G, 3d)
  6. Seed from '12 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 70F with light (3w; no G)

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