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V Region, Portillo, Chile
Altitude: 2900-3200 m. 02 10, 2007

 

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Species:  Stachys philippiana Vatke
Family:  Lamiaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Lamiales
Chilean Name: 
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Record:  0743
About 11 Stachys in Chile and 6 in our data base.
About 20 Lamiaceae in Chile and 20 in our data base.

 

1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.     Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
High altitude close to the timber line
High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line
Red, 2 petals      Perennial     

Endemic    Not Frequent

Height: 50 cm.

Some ornamental value (B)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Stachys philippiana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Stachys philippiana

V Region, Portillo, Chile
Altitude: 2900-3200 m. 02 10, 2007

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Flower: Red, 2 petals

Height: 50 cm.

 

Image of Stachys philippiana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Stachys philippiana

V Region, Portillo, Chile
Altitude: 2900-3200 m. 02 10, 2007

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

High altitude close to the timber line
Medium altitude up to the timber line

 

Watering conditions:

Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.

 

Image of Stachys philippiana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Stachys philippiana

V Region, Portillo, Chile
Altitude: 2900-3200 m. 02 10, 2007

 

USES

Some ornamental value (B)

 

 

 

 

Image of Stachys philippiana (). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Stachys philippiana

V Region, Portillo, Chile
Altitude: 2900-3200 m. 02 10, 2007

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More photos (1) of Stachys philippiana Vatke available here

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Prunella vulgaris (Hierba mora / Hierba negra)

Satureja gilliesii (Menta de árbol)

Satureja multiflora (Menta de árbol / Satureja / Poleo en flor)

Sphacele chamaedryoides (Alhuelahuén)

Sphacele salviae (Salvia blanca)

Stachys pannosa

Stachys philippiana

Stachys sp. #1558

Stachys sp. #2768

Stachys sp. #1343

Stachys sp. #1879

Teucrium bicolor var. paposana

Teucrium bicolor (Oreganillo)

Unidentified Plant sp. #2128

 

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