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Texas Betony, Scarlet Hedge Nettle
Scientific Name: Stachys coccinea Ortega
Synonym:
Family: Lamiaceae
Texas Betony, Scarlet Hedge Nettle (Stachys  coccinea) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 7-10

Frost Tolerance: Foliage hardy to 32F (0C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Origin: Southwestern USA (Texas to Arizona), northern Mexico, mostly in the Chihuahuan desert, at 1500 to 8000 feet elevation (450-2400 m)

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial, 12 to 18 inches tall (30-45 cm) or more, 2 feet spread (60 cm), tends to form mats; opposite, soft and fuzzy, gray-green, toothed, oval to triangular, leaves, up to 3 inches long

Watering Needs: Moderate water use

Propagation: Seed, cuttings, layering


Texas Betony, Scarlet Hedge Nettle (Stachys  coccinea)

Blooming Habits:
The Scarlet Hedge Nettle has scarlet-red 2-lipped flowers, 1.2 inches long (3 cm), lower lip with 3 lobes, blooming all summer, attracting hummingbirds

Fruiting Habits:


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