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Betony ‘Hummelo’ | Plant Profile

Betony ‘Hummelo’ (Stacys officinalis) are showy, clump-forming perennials that are valued for their vibrant late summer blooms. The dark green foliage are ovate and glossy. Flower panicles rise above the foliage and hold clusters of tiny purple flowers. The leaves may remain evergreen in warm climates, but are likely to depreciate in the cold Pennsylvania winters.

‘Hummelo’ prefers average fertility, medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun.

‘Hummelo’ can create attractive perennial borders with long-lived blooms. The bright flowers and thick base are ornamental near front yard features such as entryways or mailboxes.

Description

Betony 'Hummelo' Characteristics

'Hummelo' are easy to grow, clump-forming perennials that can create a thick groundcover if allowed to spread. The soils should be consistently moist, but some drought is tolerable in established plants. Runners spread from the base of the plant and occasionally root where they touch the ground. Cutting spent flower stalks may allow 'Hummelo' a second bloom in one season.

There are few serious disease or insect issues that threaten 'Hummelo'. Snails and slugs may munch on the leaves.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 4 - 8
Height
1.50 - 2.00'
Spread
1.50 - 2.00'
Bloom Time
July - September
Water
Medium
Sun
Full Sun
Maintenance
Low
Deer Resistant?
Yes