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Stachys byzantina/Lamb's Ear

Stachys byzantina / Stachys byzantina
Thick, velvety. silver-colored foliage
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Thick, velvety. silver-colored foliage

Silvery-blue foliage

A special cultivated strain of lamb's ear

Summer flowering

This handsome foliage is a strong accent in gardens

Nice, healthy patch of lamb's ear

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Scientific Name: Stachys byzantina
Common Name: Lamb's Ear
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: The main features of this popular garden perennial that begins as a low growing rosette are the thick wooly, velvety gray leaves that are covered by short white hairs. Plant in a raised bed, provide full sunlight and a well drained soil that contains a generous amount of sand. Small flowers appear on stalks that can be branched and the leaves on flowering stalks are smaller than on the main plant. In cold climates lamb's ears normally freeze back but return in spring. This plant is short lived in the hot, humid Lower South.