Stachys coccinea

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Stachys coccinea
Stachys coccinea.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Stachys
Species: S. coccinea
Binomial name
Stachys coccinea

Stachys coccinea, the scarlet hedgenettle[1] or Texas betony, is an ornamental plant of the family Lamiaceae, which is native from Arizona to Texas and from Baja California Sur, Mexico to Nicaragua.[2]

Some cultivars of this species include:

  • Stachys coccinea 'Chinook' - long blooming plants, coral-red colored flowers, plants grow around 15 inches tall.
  • Stachys coccinea 'Hidalgo' - coral-red flowers, grows 12 to 18 inches tall, sometimes listed under Stachys albotomentosa.
  • Stachys coccinea 'Hot Spot Coral' - coral-red colored flowers, plants grow 18 inches tall.
  • Stachys coccinea 'Pow Wow' - brick-red colored flowers on plants growing about 12 inches tall.


  1. ^ "Stachys coccinea". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 30 November 2015. 
  2. ^ Calderon de Rzedowski, Graciela; Rzedowski, Jerzy (2005). Flora fanerogámica del Valle de México. Pátzcuaro: Instituto de Ecología, A.C. y Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad. p. 654. ISBN 978-607-7607-36-6. 

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