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Stachys coccinea 'Hidalgo'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stachys (STAK-iss) (Info)
Species: coccinea (kok-SIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Hidalgo

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15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Susan_C On Aug 19, 2012, Susan_C from Alameda, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Love this plant! I have it in part sun, and it has been blooming its head off for months. The foliage is so pretty and fragrant, and the flowers are an elegant and unusual shade of salmon. Definitely a keeper for me.

Positive canipity On Jun 8, 2009, canipity from Parkesburg, PA wrote:

This plant smells absolutley wonderful, a little like sweet 7-Up, hence its name. The hummingbirds couldn't get enough of them. Did great in their pots but declined a little when I put them in the ground. Didn't come back this year in zone 6b. I'm trying stachys "Pow Wow" this year. Doesn't have the same fragrance and doesn't have the soft foliage though.


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

Hereford, Arizona
Alameda, California
Fairfield, California
San Jose, California
Vista, California
West Linn, Oregon
Seattle, Washington

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