Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|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/Firewise, 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.|
|Companion Plants||Catmint (Nepeta); Yarrow (Achillea); Salvia (Salvia); Sedum (Sedum); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Gayfeather (Liatris)|
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