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Stachys byzantina

Lamb's ears

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourPurple, pink
  • Leaf ColourWhite green

Description

Stachys byzantina (Lamb's ears). This species of perennial is evergreen, which has white-grey woolly leaves. The flowers are small, pink-purple and appear in whorls which are borne on spikes in late spring and early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Caucasus to Iran

Interest and use

Border, dried arrangements, walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

It prefers well drained, fertile soil but will tolerate poor soil and drought, and will dislike hot humid summers. Prune back in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or cuttings or by division. This species will also self-sow.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and powdery mildew.

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