Stachys chamissonis 'Ted's Giant'

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Stachys chamissonis 'Ted's Giant'

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(Giant Coastal Hedgenettle) Found on the Pacific coast from Northern California to Alaska, this ultra-vigorous Salvia relative is a perfect choice for wet areas in the garden. It tolerated drought, but looks its best when well watered. One of the best native hummingbird plants wherever it grows.
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Common name This is the non-scientific name used for a plant. A plant may have several common names, depending on the gardener's location. To further confuse the matter, a common name may be shared by several completely different plants. At Flowers by the Sea, we rely on the scientific name to identify our plants and avoid confusion. Coastal Hedgenettle
USDA Zones The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average. 5 - 11
Size (h/w/fh) The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height. 36"+/36"+/42"+
Exposure This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates. Full sun to partial shade
Soil type This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage. Any
Water needs Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface. Average to ample
Hummingbird plant? Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers. Yes
Mature height The mature height of this plant in average conditions. 3 feet plus
Mature spread The mature width of this plant in average conditions. 3 feet plus
Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
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(Giant Coastal Hedgenettle)  Found on the Pacific coast from Northern California to Alaska, this ultra-vigorous Salvia relative is a perfect choice for wet areas in the garden.  It tolerated drought, but looks its best when well watered.  One of the best native hummingbird plants wherever it grows.

The fragrant leaves are hairy and deep green, the perfect background for the large inflorescence of magenta pink flowers.  The plant spreads by runners, and can get quite large in wet soils.  One of the easiest to grow of anything we offer, this is good plant to fill odd corners, cover a bank, or as a part of the woodland garden.  It blooms late spring through autumn, and is a pollinator magnet par excellence.

This is a selected clone, courtesy of Ted Kippling of San Francisco, California.  It has outstanding vigor, deep green leaf color and large flower displays.

New for 2019.