Details18" tall x 18" wide (seed propagated). The ultimate plant for hummingbirds. This Southwestern native is a non-stop bloomer from midsummer on, with spikes of tubular red flowers. (Our strain originates from Pima County, AZ at altitudes of 3,000-6,500 ft.). The attractive dark green foliage is also fragrant. This plant needs only average garden soil and regular watering to thrive. Remove faded flower spikes to keep the flowers coming.
|Common Name||Scarlet Hedgenettle|
|Botanical Name||Stachys coccineus|
|Zones||7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||18" tall|
|Mature Spread||18" wide|
|Bloom Time||Early to late summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Soil Type||Average Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).
Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.
Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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