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Stachys byzantina | Lamb's Ear

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Synonym Names: Stachys lanata, S. olympica

Family: Lamiaceae

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This tiny shrub will grow less than 1' tall and has medium-size, greyish-green leaves with blue and lavender flowers that bloom in the spring. This shrub is grown more for its velvety leaves than the flowers. It is drought tolerant once it's established. Be careful not to overwater.  Information by: Jerry Sortomme

Anatomy

Plant Type

Shrub, Perennial

Height Range

Under 1'

Width Range

3-6'

Flower Color

Blue, Lavender

Flower Season

Spring

Leaf Color

Grey Green

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full, Half

Water

Very Low

Growth Rate

Fast

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

Soil Condition

Poor, Well-drained

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

n/a

Sunset Zones

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Windy Conditions

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish

Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Perennial Border, Patio, Raised Planter, Walkways, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Small Spaces

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

 

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