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Stachys byzantina 'Helen Von Stein'

Also called Woolly Betony


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Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens Inc.

More About Stachys byzantina 'Helen Von Stein'

  • AKA Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'
  • Foliage perennial, ideal for edging or a ground cover
  • Mat-forming, grayish-silver, felted foliage
  • Flowers rarely form on this cultivar
  • Semi-evergreen in milder winters

Interesting Notes:

Leaf shape and texture are reminiscent of a "lamb's ear", hence the common name.

Zone:

4

Height:

20-25 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Non-flowering

Lamb's Ear Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in a dry to average, or moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Drought tolerant once established, especially when shade is provided in the hot, afternoon sun. Susceptible to leaf dieback in hot, humid summers, remove these infected leaves as needed. 

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Stachys byzantina 'Helen Von Stein' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Habit

Spreading
Clumping

Foliage Color

Silver
Gray

Landscape uses

Border/edging