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Stachys olympica

Lamb's ears

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.15m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourDark pink
  • Leaf ColourGrey white

Description

Stachys olympica (Lamb's ears). This is a mat-forming perennial bearing rosettes of oblong to elliptic, entire, veined, grey-green leaves. In early summer and early autumn, this bears spikes of purple-pink flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Lambs lugs

Origin

Iran

Interest and use

Borders, Ground cover

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They prefer well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. You can propagate from seed or cuttings or by division.

Propagation

Propagate from seed, cuttings or by division.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and powdery mildew.

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