Texas Betony

Stachys coccinea

Size

Height - 3 feet

Width - 3 feet

Sun

Part shade

Plant Type

Native perennial

Other common names

Scarlet Betony,
Scarlet Hedge-nettle

BLOOMING
MONTHS

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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