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Stachys officinalis 'Pink Cotton Candy'
Common Name: Wood Betony Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Stachys officinalis 'Pink Cotton Candy'
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Very showy spikes of light and dark pink, bicoloured flowers rise up to 24 inches. Compact, deep green foliage. Essentially a light pink version of 'Hummelo'. This species was the most important medicinal herb to the Anglo-Saxons of early medieval Great Britain. The Anglo Saxon Herbal recommends using this species to prevent bad dreams: to avoid 'frightful nocturnal goblins and terrible sights and dreams.' It was commonly grown in physic gardens and monasteries.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
North Africa

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPink 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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