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Scientific Name: Betonica officinalis ( syn. Stachys monieri ) 'Hummelo'
Pronunciation: bet-OH-nee-kuh uh-fiss-ih-NAY-liss
Common Name: alpine betony
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves are basal, blades ovate, margins scalloped, puckered and very veiny on the lower surface, most maturing to 10-18 cm long; inflorescence with purple florets rises above foliage in summer.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Spreading
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Africa, Central / west Asia, Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
alpine betony
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal, Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Crenate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug

Fruit Type: Schizocarp
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Ovary separates into four tiny mericarps or "nutlets" that are enclosed in a persistent calyx

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Slugs or snails,
(PDW) PonD West
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