Hummelo Betony, scientifically known as Stachys hummelo, a name derived from the village of Hummelo in the Netherlands, where the plant was popularized by renowned garden designer Piet Oudolf, though it is a perennial plant that is native to the Himalayas. The plant typically grows to a height of about 18-24 inches and produces spikes of tubular, violet-purple blooms in mid to late summer. The leaves are dark green, lance-shaped, and have a slightly serrated edge. While preferring well-drained soil, it is very adaptable to soil types and it is low maintenance and drought tolerant once established. It is often cultivated for its ornamental value, as the vibrant flowers add color to gardens and landscapes. The plant is attractive to pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, making it a beneficial addition to pollinator gardens.