Lamb's Ear
Stachys byzantina 'Silky Fleece'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stachys (STAK-iss) (Info)
Species: byzantina (biz-an-TEE-nuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Silky Fleece

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Silver/Gray

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Redwood City, California

Soquel, California

Attleboro, Massachusetts

Wakefield, Rhode Island

Belton, Texas

Orchards, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 10, 2008, M_Bond from Belmont, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a great new cultivar of Stachys byzantina - it is very small with petite silver leaves - the exact opposite of 'Helen von Stein'! I am using it as an edging to a border where a bigger variety would be too large in scale.