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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Stachys L.
Betony, woundwort
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

About 200-300 species depending on classification. In the FSU about 40-50 species (including Betonica L.). Mostly in the Caucasus and also in Central Asia and the Far East. Some species are of wide distribution.

S. macrantha (C. Koch) Stearn (Betonica macrantha C. Koch, B. grandiflora Willd.)

Caucasus (all regions except Talysh), Turkey and Iran. Meadows in alpine and subalpine zone.

Shortly rhizomatous plant, 30-50 cm. Stem leafy. Basal leaves ovate to oblong, long-petiolate, 10 cm long; stem leaves decreasing in size, base rounded or cordate, sessile. Flowers violet, in dense whorls, capitate. V - mid-spring to autumn, in St. Petersburg May-September. Fl - June for 3 weeks. Fr - August. P - by clump division and by seed. Flowering the second year after sowing. Z 4. New.

S. officinalis (L.) Trevis (Betonica officinalis L.)

European part of Russia, the Caucasus, western Siberia, Central Europe, Anatolia, the Mediterranean.

Rhizomatous plant 20-90 cm. Basal leaves ovate, 20-35 cm x 5-10 cm. Stem leaves long-petiolate smaller. Flowers lilac or pink, spicate. V - mid spring to autumn. Fl - in St. Petersburg June. Fr - August-September. Does well on humus-rich soil, in full sun. Z 4.

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