Stachys coccinea - Texas Betony

Stachys coccinea - Texas Betony

Also known as Scarlet Hedge-Nettle, I got this at the Wildflower Center plant sale a couple of weeks ago and just planted it in my yard last week. According to their information, this is probably a little too far east to be in its normal range. It has a long blooming period, from March through October, and is a perennial, so if it can make it through the summer it should be back next year. This Betony also attracts hummingbirds, although they seem to be few and rarely seen around here.  On the plus side, they won’t be attracting any deer.