2019 Perennial of the Year – Stachys ‘Hummelo’

 

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Stachys ‘Hummelo’ was named this year’s Perennial of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association.┬áThis perennial is absolutely gorgeous in landscapes and popular with designers. It blooms reliably in late June-July.

This particular variety of Stachys (common name betony or woundwort) was originally cultivated in the 1990’s in Germany – “Hummel” meaning bumblebee in German. This is a fitting name, since it attracted numerous of pollinators – bumblebees included. To learn more about this beautiful perennial, follow the link above to read the full article on it!

Here at Moraine Gardens we LOVE Stachys! It has been a staple of our perennial section for many years. This last year in particular, we started to see an uptick in the amount of people interested in it, especially landscapers. It is an incredibly easy plant to take care of, blooms reliably and long, and adds a beautiful sea of violet to your landscape when planted in quantities. We’ve been stocking up on ‘Hummelo’ since last summer, so stop on in this year and pick some up to add to your landscape!