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Coastal Hedgenettle
Stachys chamissonis
About Coastal Hedgenettle (Stachys chamissonis) 3 Nurseries Carry This Plant Stachys chamissonis is a species of flowering plant in the mint family known by the common name coastal hedgenettle. It is native to the west coast of North America, where it grows in moist coastal habitat from Alaska to central California. This mint produces an erect stem well over one meter in maximum height, and often over two meters. It is hairy, glandular, and aromatic. The oppositely arranged leaves have pointed, wavy-edged blades up to 18 centimeters long which are borne on petioles. The hairy, glandular inflorescence is made up of interrupted clusters of up to six flowers each. The flower has a deep pink tubular corolla which can be over 3 centimeters long. The corollas are borne in hairy calyces of purple or purple-tinged sepals.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

3.3 - 8 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Shade, Part Shade


Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Common uses
Common uses
Hummingbird Gardens, Bird Gardens, Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
5*, 8, 9, 14, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24*

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 14.8" - 49.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 1.60", Coldest Month: 44.1" - 50.9", Hottest Month: 56.0" - 71.2", Humidity: 0.01" - 18.34", Elevation: 3" - 1831"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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