Botany Photo of the Day will have brief written entries on weekends, holidays and my vacations from April through September. – Daniel
There’s plenty of confusion surrounding the name of this plant; a glance at search engine results reveals Stachys ‘Hidalgo’, Stachys coccinea ‘Hidalgo’, Stachys albotomentosa, Stachys albotomentosa ‘Hidalgo’, and, for good measure, even Stachys hidalgo (which has never been scientifically published). I’ve opted to use the name tentatively accepted by the Royal Horticultural Society. The common name is scarlet hedgenettle or seven-up plant.