Plants: Stachys byzantina - Lamb's Ear

Posted by 18.06. 2007 11:33:01 (11776 readers)

Stachys byzantina - Lamb's Ear

Lamb's ears grows 6 inches tall with furry, oval leaves that look like their namesake. In spring, the plants send up furry silver stalks of pink flower spikes to about 2 feet high.

Growing Know-How: Plant about 12 to 18 inches apart in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in a sunny site. Trim back in spring, and be sure to groom frequently to remove old or dead leaves. The plant can spread moderately quickly, so be prepared to divide as necessary.

Propagation: Propagate by division.

Harvesting and Using: Use the plant as a silver-leaved ornamental or ground cover. Cut the flowers to dry and use in wreaths and arrangements.

Publisher: Hirt's Gardens
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