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Stachys officinalis

Bishop's wort

Native to Europe & Asia


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Low maintenance tough perennial with showy flowers from July to August. Spreads by stolons to create a dense ground cover in full sun. Deer and juglone tolerant. Used medicinally in ancient Egypt and continues to be to this day.


Height:

18-24 in

Spread:

12-18 in

Spacing:

18-24 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Bloom Color:

Red Violet

Stachys officinalis Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Pollinators
  • Hummingbirds
  • Butterflies

Exposure

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Container
  • Clay Soil
  • Naturalizing
  • Long Blooming
  • Ground Cover
  • Cut Flower

Deer Resistant

  • Deer Resistant

Flowering Months

  • August
  • July

Juglans nigra Tolerance (Black Walnut)

  • Yes

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist