Stachys 'Summer Crush'

Common Name: betony 
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 2.00 to 2.50 feet
Spread: 1.50 to 2.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to July
Bloom Description: White and pink bi-colored
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Tolerate: Deer


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot, humid climates. Soils should be kept evenly moist, but established plants have some drought tolerance. Spreads by creeping stems (stolons) that root as they go along the ground. Plant 12-18” apart for use as a ground cover.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Stachys is a genus of about 300 species of annuals and perennials and a few evergreen shrubs found mostly in North temperate areas. They are grown for their showy flowers or attractive foliage.

Genus name comes from the Greek stacys meaning ear of corn in probable reference to the inflorescence of a related plant.

‘Summer Crush’ has a summer display of wand-like inflorescences with pink and white bi-color flowers that stand above dense, green foliage. Can be used as a groundcover, or along the edge of a bed, and will spread over time to fill in an area.


No serious insect or disease problems.


English garden, cottage garden, garden border