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Stachys byzantina

More About Stachys byzantina

  • AKA Stachys lanata, Stachys olympica
  • Foliage perennial, ideal for edging or a ground cover
  • Mat-forming, grayish-silver, felted foliage
  • Insignificant, purplish-pink flowers
  • Semi-evergreen in milder winters
  • Bloom Time: Early summer
  • Flower Height: 45 cm
  • Foliage Height: 25 cm

Interesting Notes:

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

Zone:

5

Height:

20-25 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Pink
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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. Flowers form in early summer and often hinder the overall appearance. If preferred, prune back as the flowers develop to maintain a compact, tidy habit. 


Stachys byzantina Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
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
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Spreading

Foliage Color

Gray
Silver

Landscape uses

Border/edging