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common name: Betony, Hedge Nettle, Woundwort
synonyms: Stachys ciliata, Stachys dregeana, Stachys mexicana, Stachys ajugoides var. rigida
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Low, spreading hairy perennial with square-section stems and toothed deep green leaves. Dark purplish magenta-red to deep maroon flowers over a long season form early summer to autumn.
Well drained soil in full sun.
From seed or by division.
There is some confusion on the naming of this species and alternatives used may be direct synonyms or misapplied names for very similar species.