Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
Pronunciation: STAK-iss biz-an-TEE-nuh
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 12 in. tall, gradually spreading to form a dense mat.|
|Special Features||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Landscape Use||Border, Ground Cover, Edging|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Catmint (Nepeta); Yarrow (Achillea); Salvia (Salvia); Sedum (Sedum); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Gayfeather (Liatris)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||Lamb's ear is named for the soft fluffy foliage in the shape and color of the animal's.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.