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botanical name:
Stachys macrantha 'Robusta'
Stachys macrantha 'Robusta' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Betony
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Hairy perennial with basal rosettes of broadly ovate, scallop-edged, wrinkled deep green leaves, about 7cm long. Spikes of hooded, tubular, purple flowers on erect stems from summer to early autumn.

cultivation:
Well drained, reasonably fertile to poor soil. Best in full sun but will tolerate part shade..

propagation:
From seed or by division.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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