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Texas Betony

Stachys coccinea


Height - 3 feet

Width - 3 feet


Part shade

Plant Type

Native perennial

Other common names

Scarlet Betony,
Scarlet Hedge-nettle


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Save Water   Medium water required
More Color   Red flowers from spring to fall
Attract Wildlife   Hummingbirds and butterflies love the flowers
Reduce Maintenance   Cut to ground in winter to control size
Texas Tough    Grows well in those less-than-optimal places

Interesting Facts

Resembles old-world nettles before flowering, but has no stinging hairs.  Can be used medicinally; a tea (similar to black tea) can be made by steeping its leaves.  It is said that many wild animals will eat betony when they are injured.

Texas Betony in Frisco

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