Stachys, Lamb's Ears 'Bella Grigio'

Stachys

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stachys (STAK-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Bella Grigio
Hybridized by Bartels Stek from Aalsmeer, Netherlands
Registered or introduced: 2013

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Provides winter interest

This plant is fire-retardant

This plant is resistant to deer

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 22, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Sold as a bedding/annual/container plant in the USA under the trade name MIGHTY VELVET (TM). Sometimes spelled "Bello Grigio" (I'm not sure which is correct.)

It formed a nice dense clump of white/silver basal foliage 14" wide the first season, looking tousled but not unacceptably untidy. (Hardly the graceful silvery fountain that was advertised, but valuable for its outstanding white foliage color, much whiter than Stachys byzantina.) It formed only basal foliage with no stems that first season. I saw no sign of the leaf diseases that so often afflict Stachys byzantina.

It survived the winter here in Z6a with none of the winter leaf damage typical of S. byzantina---the spot was in full sun, with irrigation. But in its second season it sent up such tall stems ... read more

Positive

On Nov 22, 2016, RosinaBloom from Waihi,
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Stachys ‘Bello Grigio’ is an introduction for 2013 of Bartels Stek from Aalsmeer, Netherlands. A vigorous new perennial from tissue culture comes after planting with three to four ground shoots. It grows to approximately 40 cm. This variety needs no pinching; it is self-branching. ‘Bello Grigio’ is a stand-alone in the breeding program of Bartels Stek.

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