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Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear

Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'

Pronunciation: STAK-iss biz-an-TEE-nuh
SKU #01211

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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.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
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.
Foliage Color Silver-blue
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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