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Stachys byzantina (Lamb's Ears)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 505350



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Stachys
Species: Stachys byzantina
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Invasive
  • Ornamental
  • Perennial
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 4a (to -25 F / -32 C)
  • 4b (to -20 F / -29 C)
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
  • 8a (to 15 F / -9 C)
  • 8b (to 20 F / -7 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 1 to 1 1/2 feet (30 to 45 cm)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm)
Flowering Start edit
  • June
Flowering End edit
  • September
Leaf Colour edit
  • Silver
Leaf Shape edit
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Suitable For edit
  • Border/Bed
  • Cottage Garden
  • Flower Arranging/Drying
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Well-drained
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Bloom Colour edit
  • Pink
  • Lilac
  • Purple
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Division
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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  • has underground root system- invasive edit | delete
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Contributors For This Plant
Netty (13558)
Jewell (5504)
jbrowning84 (97)
  misuysig (183)
  Cayuga Morning (1356)
  moore (394)
Kay (765)
toni (36069)


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 Cayuga Morning's Garden
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Kay (765) wrote on Jan 23 2010
Love the soft fuzzy leaves, and the silver colored foliage. Can rot if too wet, needs a good clean up in the spring.

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Jewell (5504) wrote on Feb 05 2009
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Old fashion plant that seeds itself in disturbed areas. One of the first plants that I grew as a child (loved the soft fuzzy leaves). Is good in cut flower arrangements throughout the summer. Bees and pollinating insects seem to like it.

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  Cayuga Morning (1356) wrote on Jul 25 2011
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I love the grey/white fuzzy leaves because they make a bright light spot in the garden. Great foliage contrast. I recently heard about a cultivar 'Helen Von Stein' that is not supposed to bloom. The flowering stalks tend to be gangly, so 'Helen Von Stein' is a good alternative.

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Other names for this plant:
Stachys olympica



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