Stachys Species, Yellow-Flowered Lambs' Ear

Stachys citrina

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stachys (STAK-iss) (Info)
Species: citrina (sit-REE-nuh) (Info)


Alpines and Rock Gardens

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)


USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds


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

Birmingham, Alabama

Centre, Alabama

West Blocton, Alabama

Dewey, Arizona

Goodyear, Arizona

Hemet, California

San Carlos, California

Zephyrhills, Florida

Edison, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia

Valdosta, Georgia

Yorkville, Illinois

Saint Louis, Missouri

Deposit, New York

Syracuse, New York

Yukon, Oklahoma

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Warminster, Pennsylvania

Big Spring, Texas

Centerville, Texas

Robertson, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 13, 2010, KJ_in_AZ_mntns from Dewey, AZ wrote:

Planted in a pot in summer, did great in Arizona mountain heat. Then lived through particularly harsh 3 weeks of cold and ice in December, then extreme wet in late winter. I think it helped to be in the pot, rather than in the muddy ground.


On Apr 6, 2008, dee_cee from Birmingham, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

My neighbor considers this plant to be a weed since it pops up all over her yard & the leaves make it really stand out against the grass. It gets mowed over regularly & always comes back. I dug up several clumps & planted them in my yard in areas where it's free to spread all it wants.


On Aug 19, 2004, cheryl1249 from Augusta, GA wrote:

I am in Augusta GA. We had 105 temps here this summer. I have not fertalized the plant. I did not water it except for rain.
The plant is 4-5 feet high with pikes 12-18 inches tall.
Flowers are yellow.
Collected seed today 8/04, did this by placing pan under bent over spike and tapped the spike till all the seeds were harvested. Then I did the same on the other side of the spike.
From 2 spikes from 1st harvesting I got 1/4- 1/3 cup of tiny seeds. mega thousands of seeds. I am sure I will get another harvest or so. 1 plant has 4 short spikes besides the long 20 inch spike, the shorter spikes are about 4-6 inches tall and pods are not at all dried yet.
The total plant is 6' tall.
Soil is all sand.


On Aug 30, 2001, Baa wrote:

Small spreading perennial from Turkey with pale yellowish green leaves. Leaves are downy, slightly toothed and ovate in shape. Bears pale lemon - sulpher coloured flowers up to 1 inch in length in mid summer.

Suitable for gravel beds, dry slopes and rock gardens. Hates winter wet and may be best moved into an alpine house for the winter.