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Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear

Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'

SKU
01211
An improved selection over the original garden favorite with dense, silver-white, woolly foliage. Garden visitors will enjoy the soft feel of the foliage. An excellent low-maintenance, non-flowering option for edging a path, or as a low border planting. An herbaceous perennial.
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Botanical PronunciationSTAK-iss biz-an-TEE-nuh
LoreLamb's ear is named for the soft fluffy foliage in the shape and color of the animal's.
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 12 in. tall, gradually spreading to form a dense mat.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Design IdeasUse 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Coastal Exposure, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCatmint (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

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