Stachys coccineus

Scarlet Hedgenettle

18" 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.
Zones7 - 9
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height18" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
SizeNo
SKU92830

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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18" 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.
More Information
SKU92830
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
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Hot Desert
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
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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