U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Friday, October 9, 2015

Stachys Bello Grigio in My Garden

It was the main plant in my two blue belly pots on the back porch (morning shade, afternoon sun).
Showy long silver-white leaves, soft and fuzzy.
Developed by renowned flower and plant breeder Goos Bartels, Netherlands.

 July 1st

 July 31st

Squirrels used these pots to hide pine cones

 August 22nd

 August 22nd

 August 27th

August 27th

October 5th

October 9th

Two smaller plants in the Right Border

 Stunning, visible from afar, unique, perfect for containers, 
its leaves contrast well with other plants. 
Love this plant.

***Copyright 2015 TatyanaS


  1. Dear Tatyana, that is truly a stunning plant! I love silvery leaved plants in particular and it would be such a good addition to my White Garden Bed. It would receive much more sun there though than where you have yours planted. Would be interesting to see how it does in my conditions. It is really a "what's not to love" and a "must have plant". Thanks for featuring it here on your blog!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

  2. Your blue belly pots with that Stachys in them are fabulous! I'm jealous. I bought one in the spring for a pot, and it almost immediately died on me.

  3. I would call that a successful experiment.

  4. Love this plant!

  5. That is such a striking contrast to the other plants and the royal blue of the pot. I might have to have to try them here, though I suspect this variety won't like the heat of Central Texas!

  6. Yes, that Stachys is a great plant! It has a definite "presence." Cute little squirrel visitor. :)

  7. I have almost identical pots and always struggle to get them looking as good as you have - I need to get myself some Stachys! It looks so good in the border too. Win win! Thank you for the inspiration for next year.

  8. This Stachys is completely new to me - very attractive. I love how it combines with the purple petunias.

  9. Wow, gorgeous! It looks so great with the petunias! And the silvery color really makes it stand out.

  10. OMG Looks like you live at a resort. Everything looks wonderful. Even your cute dog.

  11. Thank you everyone! Now, I'm just curious if these plants will survive our mild wet winter!

  12. I love that plant too, great contrast with the green. I have Stachys in a garden bed but I think it's a smaller leaf one than yours.

  13. Now you have inspired me to try something new with my stachys, Tatyana. I envy your blue container too. P. x

  14. This is beautiful! I hope to find some for my own garden. Your space is truly magnificent. I love all your photos. The squirrels know a good thing when they see it!

  15. Great pictures and that Stachys Bello Grigio looks gorgeous. I don't think I'm going to try this plant in my garden, I had already other Stachys but most of them disappeared because I have very wet soil.
    Funny this plant has grown by Bartels in Aalsmeer, I know them for growing Delphiniums. The squirrels on the chairs look so cute.......and the best one is your dog.

  16. What a cool plant! I hope it's available at our local nurseries next year. :o) Your garden looks incredible!


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