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Lamb's Ear




Evergreen herb/Groundcover – Sun to Light Shade


Stachys byzantina pronounced STACK-is biz-an-TEEN-yah


Height: 6”-12” Spread: 36” and more


Spacing: 12”–18”


HABIT: Purple summer blooms.


CULTURE: Needs loose, well drained, organic soil. Light colored, low growing, ground spreader. Drought tolerant.


USES: Ground cover, antiseptic and styptic teas.


PROBLEMS: Too much water, poorly drained soil. Develops crown rot if kept too wet.


NOTES: Propagates and spreads easily by seeds and rhizomes. Cut back the flower spikes to maintain compact appearance. Flowers are good in dried arrangements. This is a hardy plant with felt-like white leaves as soft as a lamb’s ear. It must be grown in dry, sunny conditions. Hard rains beat it down and turn it mushy.






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