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
Leaf shape and texture are reminiscent of a "lamb's ear", hence the common name.
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
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average