Stachys byzantina

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

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

A very elegant Lamb's Tongue with woolly white leaves and upright spikes of small pink flowers from June to September. 

From Northern Turkey and Iran but now firmly established as a cottage garden favourite.

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

Height and spread: 40cm x 50cm

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


Photo: Chhe at English Wikipedia, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.