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Lamb's Ear

Plant Facts
Common Name: Lamb’s Ear
Botanical Name: Stachys byzantina ‘Big Ears’
Nativity: Europe and Asia
Hardiness Zone: 4 – 8
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Size: Height: 1′,  spread; 2′

Aesthetic Traits
Plant Form: Rounded
Foliage Color: Soft silvery green
Seasonal Features:
Fall Color:
Winter Form:
Bloom Color: Lavender (rare to flower)
Bloom Time: Early summer
Fruit Color:

Ecological Traits
Light: Full sun – partial shade
Soil Type: Sand, loam, clay
Soil Moisture: Dry – moist
Urban Tolerances: Salt tolerant, drought tolerant
Wildlife Value:

Installation & Maintenance Notes
Low maintenance, pick off damaged leaves.  Plant 12-18″ apart if using as a ground cover


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