Lambs Ear (Stachys Byzantina Lanata) - Start Lamb's Ear seeds for a wonderful ground cover plant with masses of silvery, velvet-textured leaves that stay crisp and look fresh all season. Flowers bloom on spikes that reach up to 16 inches and are lilac in color. Stachys Byzantina Lamb's Ear is very adaptive. It is drought tolerant enough for a rock garden setting, and it is also a good choice for growing in hot, humid summers where some plants can lose their form. The silvery foliage offers a cool accent for the bright greens and colors of the summer garden. Lamb's Ear ground cover makes a perfect companion plant for a rose garden.
Grow this hardy perennial flower in full sun to partial shade and in well-drained soil. It is a reliable performer that needs little care. Lamb's Ear uses include edging the border of the garden or as a general ground cover. It is a ready self-seeder, and also spreads by roots making it ideal for ground cover.
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 4 - 8
- Height: 12 - 16 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer
- Bloom Color: Lilac
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade