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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.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: side garden, Max's garden, curve garden (front lobe)

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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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