Stachys coccinea Mountain Red

Red Flowered Lamb's Ear (Scarlett Hedgenettle)

 
 

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Exclusive. A stunning native wildflower, 'Mountain Red' blooms for months with hummingbird attracting clear red trumpet-shaped flowers. This is our special cold hardy strain and it does best in dappled or partial shade.

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Zones 6 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Groundcover
Native
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 92851

Details

14-16" tall x 15-18" wide. A summer blooming native wildflower, 'Mountain Red' has clear red trumpet-shaped flowers that color the garden for months. This selection is the most cold hardy form of Stachys coccineus with the original seed collected from an elevation of 7,000 ft. in eastern AZ. Flowering for many months, it's an outstanding plant for attracting hummingbirds! Plant it in dappled or partial shade and in compost enriched garden loam. Also known as Scarlet Hedgenettle, Scarlet Hedge Nettle, Texas Betony, Red Betony, Hummingbird Betony and Scarlet Sage. An excellent companion plant for Aquilegia or Campanula.
SKU 92851
Common Name Red Flowered Lamb's Ear (Scarlett Hedgenettle)
Botanical Name Stachys coccinea Mountain Red
Zones 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 18" tall
Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Native, Adds Texture
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Growing Stachys (Lambs Ear)
Stachys (Lambs Ear) is a big family of primarily Old World perennials that bloom from late spring into mid-summer (depending on the variety) and are easy-to-grow. They are resistant to browsing rabbits and deer.

    Preferred growing conditions:
  • Stachys grow well in most any type of soil including clay that doesn't sit wet.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials.
  • Most do well with regular irrigation to keep the soil moderately moist. But the gray fuzzy-leafed Stachys byzantina and cultivars are quite drought tolerant and grow well in dry shade.
  • Plant in full sun or part sun. Some can grow in more shade.
  • Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. Lambs Ear doesn't like rich, compost enhanced soils.
  • Special comments:
  • Some seed grown species can re-seed vigorously and should be deadheaded.
  • Varieties that spread by underground roots (groundcover types) are easily divided to propagate more plants and restrict their spread in the garden.
  • Garden Care:
  • Fertilize in the fall with Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Deadheading is not necessary.
  • Stachys byzantina should be cut back in late fall; the fuzzy foliage can rot over the winter/early spring in moister climates.
  • Other groundcover types (S. maxima) need only to be deadheaded after blooming. Large patches can be mowed with a lawn mower with mowing deck set high.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.

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Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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4.8

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5.0

Bloomed the first year

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Stachys coccinea Mountain Red:

      I purchased five of these, planting them in May and June. By mid-July, three of the five are already blooming and 10-14 inches tall. The hummingbirds go crazy for these plants. I have planted a large selection of agastaches and penstemons, but the hummingbirds go for this plant the most.

       
      5.0

      Hummers love this

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      from Auburn, CA

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Stachys coccinea Mountain Red:

        Planted in desert landscape, along with cacti, agastache, sage, and penstemons in 6-12 inches of sand and pea gravel. Received 55 inches of rain this year and so far everything is doing great. Hummingbirds are fighting over this garden!

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        4.0

        The hummingbirds really like it

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        from Northeast Illinois

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Stachys coccinea Mountain Red:

          I planted Stachys coccinea Mountain Red for hummingbirds. They visited this plant all summer!

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          5.0

          Best hummingbird plant

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          from Boise, ID

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Stachys coccinea Mountain Red:

            This is the best plant for attracting hummers without question. They visit this plant multiple times a day.

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            5.0

            Hummingbird flower

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            from Monument, CO

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Stachys coccinea Mountain Red:

              This is a wonderful plant to attract hummingbirds! I planted it last year and was worried about how it would survive it's first winter in zone 4. This spring which has been cold, cloudy & rainy, it is up & growing. A beautiful plant!

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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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