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Stachys densiflora

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stachys (STAK-iss) (Info)
Species: densiflora (den-see-FLOR-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Stachys monieri
Synonym:Stachys monnieri
Synonym:Betonica hirsuta

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive saya On May 8, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Origine from European mountains: Alps, Apennines, Pyrenees grassland. Pink flowering during late summer.
Prefers moist, rich, drained soil and a sunny spot in the garden.

Neutral Baa On Dec 6, 2001, Baa wrote:

A mat forming perennial from Southern Europe.

Has ovate-oblong, pointed, toothed, softly hairy leaves on upright, sqaure stems. Bears hooded long, thin, mauve, pink or white flowers.

Flowers June-September.

Likes a well drained, fertile soil in full sun where it can spread out a little.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Washington, Illinois
Royal Oak, Michigan
Luverne, Minnesota

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