An attractive clump forming perennial with upright rose pink ‘bottlebrush’ flowers displayed on spikes above dark green leaves. A good weed suppressing ground cover plant ideal for filling gaps in borders. Bred by Piet Oudolf and named after the village where he lives.
Stachys is very valuable to bees and other pollinating insects.
Goes well with:
Flowers - Nepeta recemosa Walker’s Low (catmint), Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’ (Russian sage), Echinacea purpurea, Eryngium bourgatii.
Grasses - Stipa tenuissima (feather grass), Molinia caerulea ‘Moorhexe’ (purple moor grass), Deschampsia cespitosa ‘Goldtau’ (tufted hair grass).
Care of Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'
To encourage repeat flowering remove spent flowers, after flowering the plant can be trimmed to keep tidy. Large clumps can be divided and planted in early spring.
Excellent sources of pollen and nectar for bees and hoverflies, nectar source for butterflies.