Stachys 'Summer Grapes'
Stachys 'Summer Grapes'
Stachys 'Summer Grapes'
Stachys 'Summer Grapes'
Stachys 'Summer Grapes'
Stachys 'Summer Grapes'

Stachys 'Summer Grapes'

"Betony"

Stachys 'Summer Grapes'

1 bare root — £3.48

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Description

Cover some ground with this low-maintenance wonder, Stachys 'Summer Grapes'. This effective and impressive ground cover plant has got so much going for it aside from those perfect purple lollipop-like blooms. It has aromatic foliage, a long flowering period, it attracts pollinators galore, once established it helps to supress weeds and, on top of all of that, it’s unfussy, reliable and undemanding. Stachys 'Summer Grapes' is an easy-to-grow, hardy perennial, it is completely joyous, and a dream to have in the garden. 

Whether you’re gardening for wildlife or just have a sunny space to fill with something which won’t require too much time, water and attention, Stachys officinalis 'Summer Grapes' is a great option. It’s winter hardy and, once settled in, quite tolerant to periods of drought too. Over the years, this perennial will form into a clump which spreads gradually to form a neat and easily controlled area with lush, aromatic foliage and intense, ultra-violet blooms during summer. The stems of Stachys 'Summer Grapes' are strong, upright and self-supporting—they’re also free of leaves which makes them useful cutting material for cute, country-style flower arrangements. 

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Stachys officinalis 'Summer Grapes'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, purple, violet

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Dry

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak your Stachys 'Summer Grapes' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Betony" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors.

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed.

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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The beauty of perennial plants doesn’t just lie in their long-lasting flowers and sturdy, resilient nature, but it’s their sheer determination to keep on coming back stronger every year —in year one they’re good, but in future years they’re even better!

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