Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Old Favorite's Do Not Disappoint

It's July 4th weekend and the garden is coming alive with color and blooms. A few of my favorites that have been in the garden for 3 or 4 years just keep performing well. Two in particular are my Stachys (Betony for the layman), Stachys 'hummelo' (top) and 'minima' (bottom) are up, colorful and strong as ever. Both photo's are from my garden, although the 'minima' looks like a catalog shot, that's how perfect it grows.


  1. I've never seen these before, but I'm completely enamored with the 'minima.' Ball Horticulture sent me some plants to trial this year and I think I'm going to have to look out for 'Hummelo' and grow it next year with their annuals I plan on overwintering.

    You're right that bottom pic does look like a catalog shot.

  2. Here is a link to CBG Plant evaluation report for Stachys. Hummelo was rated the best overall.