Bishop's Wort

Stachys officinalis 'Pink Cotton Candy' Lamiaceae

Other names

Wood Betony, Betony

Growth habit



Long-lived perennial


Bioswale Garden, Groundcover Collection

Source of plant

Walters Gardens, Garden Crossings


This plant looks much like ‘Hummelo’ but produces plump wands of cotton candy pink flowers in early to midsummer. In trials, the plant formed a tidy clump of green, basal foliage and was topped with loads of showy flower spikes which the bees adored. The foliage looked great all season long. This plant arose as an open-pollinated seedling found in 2003 among the betonies under evaluation by Richard Hawke of the Chicago Botanic Garden. 24" tall x 20" across.

USDA Hardiness Zone