Hummelo Betony

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Hummelo Betony (Stachys monieri 'Hummelo') enhances summer with incredible spikes of rosy-lavender flowers for an impressive display! Also known as Lambs Ear, it's a member of the Mint family. The fact that Hummelo means bumblebee in German, goes to show you these are beloved by the butterflies, bees and hummingbirds!

Hummelo has intriguingly glossy, dark-green foliage which remains attractive all season! Each leaf is wrinkled or puckered with tightly scalloped edges. Pollinators flock to this clump-forming flowering perennial that freely naturalizes and forms lovely groundcover. Tubular blooms appear in spikes that rise above the foliage from midsummer through frost, and are great additions to floral arrangements.

The mounding foliage forms vigorous basal clumps of rounded green displays. It is absolutely lovely even when it's not in bloom! Creeping by stolon's underground, it forms dense mats to choke out weeds.

Planting and Application:

It makes a unique and stunning addition to any sunny border! Line a bed or walkway with the deep-green foliage and tall blooms for a great welcoming committee for your guests. Define borders with bold color and fill dappled shade meadows and edge-of-the-woods locations with beauty. Cottage gardens and rustic plantings, and formal and specimen plantings alike benefit from this tough plant. Great for containers, these will fit in any smaller urban garden or balcony planter.

This plant adds texture and color to Pollinator and Rock Gardens. These look lovely planted among Daisies, Coreopsis and Ornamental Grasses! The clumps spread to form a dense ground cover and create amazing en masse drifts of purple flowers. This easy-to-grow Betony won the 2019 Perennial Plant of the Year!

  • Rosy-Lavender Mid-Summer Flower Spikes
  • Glossy Dark-Green Textured Foliage
  • Dense Spreading Groundcover
  • Award-Winning
  • Great Cut Flower, Formal & Informal Gardens, Pollinator & Hummingbird Friendly

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Perennial Hummelo needs to be planted in full sun in a well-drained area in USDA 4-8 zones. These are drought tolerant once established. Not particular on the type of soil, just be sure to keep well watered until established. Pruning is only needed to deadhead for a second bloom and to keep the plant tidy.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderately Moist, Well-Drained Soil
  • Can Be Evergreen in Mild Winters
  • Deer Resistant
  • Tolerates Black Walnut Juglone

A robust bloomer, this Stachys Hummelo Betony Plant is an outstanding garden performer! Order yours from Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Hummelo Betony Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No