Big Ears Lamb's Ear

Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'

SKU
01209
Attractive silver-green foliage which forms a dense groundcover of thick, soft, velvety rosettes. Highly prized for its foliage; flowering stems rarely appear. An excellent edging, container, or border plant. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationSTAK-iss biz-an-TEE-nuh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 6 to 12 in. tall, spreading 12 to 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeInsignificant; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorSilver-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsYarrow (Achillea); Salvia (Salvia); Catmint (Nepeta); Sedum (Sedum); Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla)

Provide average, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, looks best with light, regular moisture, but tolerates drier soils. Control weeds until the plants have filled in. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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