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Cooley's hedge nettle

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Cooley's hedge nettle
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Cooley's hedge nettle

Stachys cooleyae

Perennial Groundcover

Height: 6 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - part shade


Plant description:

This tall perennial has purple tubular flowers that are attractive to hummingbirds. In moist areas, it can spread readily and can tolerate full sun with sufficient water. Although called a nettle, this plant doesn't sting.

Keywords: birds, butterflies, perennial (non-woody), purple, spreading, upright