Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||STAK-iss biz-an-TEE-nuh|
|Lore||Lamb's ear is named for the soft fluffy foliage in the shape and color of the animal's.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 12 in. tall, gradually spreading to form a dense mat.|
|Bloom Time||Prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Use lamb's ear at the front of the border spreader, both perennial and dryland palettes. Makes a soft collar around the base of bird bath or sun dial. Stuff into pockets in crumbling stone walls and rock garden embankments. Use as a foliage contrast groundcover for fine textured grasses and sedges or burgundy leafed perennials. Popular for edging flagstone walks to integrate the entire length.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Attractive Velvety Foliage|
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 - 8