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Stachys macrantha 'Superba'

Big Betony

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Stachys macrantha ‘Superba’ (ex: Hinkley's Heronswood) – The flowering racemes make one heck of a show! Purple-violet tubular flowers in a large raceme arise in late spring on stems from 8” to 12” tall lasting into summer. Its handsome spade-shaped leaves are medium green, handsomely scalloped, wrinkled and hairy and up to 5” diameter. ‘Superba’ is not often seen in North American gardens; it’s a mystery why it is not better known. Site Stachys macrantha ‘Superba’ in full to mostly sunny situations in fertile soil. It will spread relatively quickly into a colony, stunning in bloom, handsome when not. If ordered in autumn these may arrive cut back. Estalbished pot grown plant from division.


8-12 In




(3?)4 to 8
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Item Description Price  
STACSUPE Stachys macrantha 'Superba' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot – 1.05 pints / 497 ml.) $16.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Stachys macrantha 'Superba'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Massing

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Division