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Stachys x 'Summer Crush'

Summer Crush betony

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A front of the border or groundcover plant that is rhizomatous. Basal rosettes of dark green glossy ovate basal leaves. Tiny two-lipped fragrant white and pink bi-colored flowers appear in dense spikes atop mostly leafless flowering stems from June into July.  Deer resistant leaves remain evergreen in its southern range. For use as a groundcover, plant 12-18" apart.


Height:

24-30 in

Spread:

1-2 ft

Spacing:

12-18 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Bloom Color:

Pink, White

Stachys x 'Summer Crush' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Butterflies
  • Songbirds
  • Pollinators

Attributes

  • Drought Tolerant
  • Cut Flower
  • Reblooming
  • Container
  • Long Blooming
  • Clay Soil
  • Ground Cover
  • Interesting Foliage
  • Favorite

Exposure

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • July
  • June

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Juglans nigra Tolerance (Black Walnut)

  • Yes

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring
  • Summer

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry to Moist

Plants that work well with Stachys x 'Summer Crush'

Appalachian blazing star Appalachian blazing star (Liatris microcephala)
Wrinkle-leaf goldenrod Wrinkle-leaf goldenrod (Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks')
Calamint Calamint (Calamintha nepeta ssp nepeta)
Tall verbena Tall verbena (Verbena bonariensis)
Little bluestem Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues')

Substitutions for Stachys x 'Summer Crush'

Hummello betony Hummello betony (Stachys officinalis 'Hummello')