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Morning Blush Big Betony*

Stachys macrantha 'Morning Blush'

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Morning Blush Big Betony (Stachys macrantha 'Morning Blush') at Maidstone Tree Farm

Morning Blush Big Betony foliage

Morning Blush Big Betony foliage

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  16 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

This variety is valued for its attractive and long lasting floral display; tall spikes covered with flushed pink tubular blooms; great as a garden accent, groundcover, or in the front of borders; needs some shade in southern climates

Ornamental Features

Morning Blush Big Betony has masses of beautiful spikes of shell pink tubular flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its serrated heart-shaped leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Morning Blush Big Betony is a dense herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Morning Blush Big Betony is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Morning Blush Big Betony will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Morning Blush Big Betony is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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