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Stachys byzantina ‘Silver Carpet’

Lamb's ears

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.25m to 0.45m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPurple, pink
  • Leaf ColourWhite green

Description

Stachys byzantina ‘Silver Carpet’ (Lamb's ears). This evergreen, clump-forming perennial has oval, grey-silver leaves. Flowers are rarely produced.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Origin

Caucasus

Interest and use

Border, dried arrangements, ground cover.

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  • Stachys byzantina ‘Silver Carpet’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy, Loamy, 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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