Stachys 'Summer Snowcone'
Stachys 'Summer Snowcone'
Stachys 'Summer Snowcone'

Stachys 'Summer Snowcone'

"Betony"

Stachys 'Summer Snowcone'

1 bare root — £3.48

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

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Description

Allow an avalanche of white blooms to surge through your borders, with Stachys 'Summer Snowcone'. This hardy perennial will highlight your planting scheme like sunlit snow when it bursts into a blizzard of blooms in summer. Not only is thw white Stachys 'Summer Snowcone' prolific, which makes it delightfully frothy looking, but pollinators make a beeline for it too—they can’t get enough of those nectar-rich flowers. This new variety gradually spreads out to fill its space and form an effective, as well as beautiful, ground cover.  

Stachys officinalis 'Summer Snowcone', like most betony plants, is an unfussy character and will thrive in most conditions. It’s fully hardy though winter, and also fairly drought tolerant through summer once it’s settled. It’s very simple to care for—all it requires every year is to be cut back to ground level in autumn, then it will grow back again the following year. Of course, it will need some initial care when it’s first planted. Stachys 'Summer Snowcone' looks just perfect in sunny borders, combining well with plants of any colour. 

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 Snowcone'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • 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 Snowcone' 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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