Plant Paradise Country Gardens

Plant Paradise Country Gardens

Stachys monieri Hummelo

Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’

Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’ is the Perennial Plant of the Year 2019 and for many good reasons. Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’ is in the same family as ‘Lamb’s Ear’ but has a totally different growth habit, foliage and does not have any invasive properties. Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’ is a clump forming perennial that is low maintenance, drought tolerant, disease and pest resistant.

The bloom stems rise above the mounding foliage in summer with showy, densely packed, button shaped, rose-purple flowers. It is a magnet for bees and butterflies. Deadheading of the finished flowers encourages re-bloom. The mounded foliage looks great even after flowering.

We have grown Stachys monieri ‘Hummelo’ for many years at Plant Paradise and it combines beautifully with any daisy shaped flower like Leucanthemum (shasta daisy) ‘Banana Cream’.

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  • Light: Full Sun
  • Soil: All types of well drained soil
  • Moisture: Average-Moist
  • Benefits: Pollinators, Butterflies, Cut-flower, Deer and Rabbit Resistant
  • Height: 16 inches
  • Blooms: June to July
  • Foliage: Green, disease free, textured leaves
  • Spacing: 16 inches
  • Growth Habit: mounding clump
  • Zones: 4-8

As the 2017 Destination Garden Centre of the Year, we have been growing and selling hardy, unique and hard-to-find perennials organically for over 12 years.

We are always trialing and testing them in the botanical gardens at Plant Paradise Country Gardens. Our growing practices benefit the whole environment, including the pollinators and beneficial insects.

At Plant Paradise Country Gardens we control every aspect of growing plants on-site. This begins with mixing soil in the potting shed and all the steps in between until the fully grown plants are ready for your garden. This gives us the opportunity to have control over the quality.

Our responsibility is to grow healthy plants that are environmentally sustainable. We use only organic gardening methods to grow high quality plants without the use of pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Our plants are available in one, two or three gallon containers.

We DO NOT use NeoNicotinoids which is a pesticide used by many plant nurseries that sell to garden centres and big box stores. This pesticide is a known cause of the decline in the bee population.

Everything a grower uses in plant production is systemically released into the molecular structure of the plant. This becomes a chain reaction in the long-term health and vibrancy of the plant and your growing environment.

By supporting our environmentally sustainable organic perennial nursery you’ll be a part of the positive change that makes a difference in our environment. We believe you’ll see the difference.