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Stachys pycnantha

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Species Name: Stachys pycnantha
Common Name: Short-spiked Hedge Nettle

A light green, fuzzy plant that does well under ordinary garden care and loves wet spots. Fragrant leaves, compact flower head. Inland, protect from afternoon sun.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3'h x 2'w
Growth Habit: Upright or recumbent
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Not well draining
Water Requirements: Moist, semi-moist
Cold Hardy to: Not hardy
Flower Season: Summer, early fall
Flower Color: White/maroon
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North West, Central West, Sierra Nevada
Natural Habitat: Streamsides, springs,

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