Puriri Lane | Stachys officinalis Alba
Puriri Lane | Stachys officinalis Alba

Stachys officinalis | Alba

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Stachys monieri Alba, also known as Alpine Betony and Stachys officinalis Hummelo it is a  cousin to the familiar Lamb's-Ears, but not at all similar.

This little clump-forming perennial, forms a low mound of  attractive shiny green foliage. Plants bear upright spikes of white flowers which appear towards midsummer and into autumn. Removing faded flowers will encourage more buds to form to continue the show. 

Both an interesting and unusual perennial for near the front of the border or in containers. Plants can be cut back hard to tidy them up after flowering. Very easily divided to give you more plants in spring.  

Foliage may stay evergreen in mild winter regions. These plants make an excellent weed suppressor. This is a tough  little plant and ideal for a wild garden or hot rockery where it will hold its own and it is drought tolerant once established, but just as at home in the perennial border. Flowers from early summer and into autumn and its small abundant nectar producing flowers that look like tiny orchids are very attractive to bees and other pollinators.

Happy in full sun and grows in all types of soil including clay and sandy soil. Likes a little bit of moisture. Can also be used as a cut flower. 

Height 25cm x spreading | Hardy

Plant size PB2 | Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex which is a fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days. Please note COVID-19 on occasion may push these delivery times out.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you may need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz