BETONY

Sun or shade; it needs less water in filtered shade. A low-sprawling evergreen perennial with scarlet-red blooms and softly (and sometimes sharply) fuzzy apple-green leaves. Betony is deer resistant and drought-tolerant; tender new foliage may be burned or discolored, however, in extreme cold (below 20 degrees.) It is very well behaved in the garden, and attracts hummingbirds. Related plants were long used as an astringent. include Texas hedge-nettle or woundwort.

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