Stachys byzantina 'Silky Fleece'

Full Sun
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

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Plant Details

A dwarf form of Lamb's Ears which will slowly spread to form ground cover over a small area. Silvery-grey wooly foliage. Small lavender-pink spires of flowers held high above the foliage in summer.

Very drought tolerant when established. Evergreen so good for year-round interest. 

Height and spread: 25cm x 50cm

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. 

Common names: Lamb's Tongue; Lamb's Ears; Lamb's Lugs; Sow's Ear; Woolly Woundwort.


Photo: Photo (c)2006 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man), CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

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