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Stachys  swainsonii Benth.   
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FamilyLAMIACEAE
Genus species var.Stachys  swainsonii Benth. 
Territory Southeastern EuropeGreece
rocks
Description velutinous to villose, leaves 1-3cm, oblong to elliptic, obtuse, crenate or minutely dentate, whorls 2-10-flowered, crowded, flowers 14-18mm long
Size10-20cm
Colorwhite, pale rose
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 18-21°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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