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PlantFiles: Lamb's Ear
Stachys byzantina 'Silky Fleece'

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

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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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive M_Bond 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.

Regional...

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

Redwood City, California
Soquel, California
Attleboro, Massachusetts
Wakefield, Rhode Island
Orchards, Washington



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