Stachys floridana

Florida hedgenettle, Florida betony

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: .7 to 1.7 ft    Width: .25 to .5 ft
Flower Color: flower color   flower color   flower color      white,pink,purple
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: In a meadow, where its aggressiveness is an asset.
Considerations: Quite aggressive in the landscape and difficult to get rid of because of its deep tubers.
Propagation: Virtually all spread is by tuber.
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant  
Attracts bees and butterflies.
Native Habitats: Moist-wet disturbed sites. Flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B

Other

Other Comments: The tuber of this plant is edible, very crisp, it adds texture to salads.