Lamb's Ear
Stachys byzantina

Lamb's Ear is a unique ground cover that is very drought tolerant, making it ideal for rock gardens and xeriscaping. Just like it's name, the leaves are thick and fuzzy. Once established you will have a soft mat of ground cover. These will occasionally bloom purple in the summer. Picking off the blooms will encourage faster spreading of the foliage. If able, avoid watering the top of the plants. Leaves can rot or develop powdery mildew. Mulching under the plants will help with this as well. Plant in well drained soil.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Type:
Perennial, Groundcover
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Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing
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Bloom times:
Spring, Summer