Stachys coccinea Mountain Red

Red Flowered Lamb's Ear (Scarlett Hedge Nettle)

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.
Zones6 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height18" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
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SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC014738

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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$9.99
Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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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.
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SKUHC014738
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Red Flowered Lamb's Ear (Scarlett Hedge Nettle)
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
Advantages
Native
Ideal Region
West
Planting Time
Fall
Native To
North America
Ships To 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.
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Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 14th, 2019

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