Stachys (stay-kiss), Betonica, Betony; Lamiaceae Family. Stachys are a large genus of widely scattered annuals and perennials, found in temperate zones. This genus contains many members with foliage and plant habits completely different from the common gray-leafed (and somewhat invasive) Lamb's Ears. Grayish leaves and colorful flowers in spikes. Easily grown in full sun and ordinary garden soil.
Stachys grows best in full sun but will also tolerate partial shade. Good drainage is essential for this plant. Plants may be clipped back hard immediately after blooming, to tidy up the clumps for the rest of the season. Divide every 3 to 4 years in spring, or more frequently if plants become woody in the center.
Attributes: Border plants, Container, Drought Tolerant, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant, Easy to grow, Deer and Rabbit resistant