Stachys byzantina, Lambs Ear, Wooly Lamb's Ear

Stachys byzantina Lambs Ear

Blooms: June

Height: 12"

Exposure: Full sun

Growing information: 

Lambs Ear, also known as Stachys byzantina, is a popular perennial plant that is widely grown for its unique appearance and various benefits. This plant is characterized by its soft, fuzzy leaves that resemble the ears of a lamb, hence its common name. If you are considering adding Wooly Lambs Ear to your garden, here are some reasons why it can be a great addition:

 Lambs Ear is known for its exceptional drought tolerance. This means that it can thrive in dry conditions and requires minimal watering once established.

One of the advantages of growing Lambs Ear is its low maintenance requirements. Once planted, it requires little attention and can withstand neglect. This makes it a perfect option for busy gardeners or those who are new to gardening.

If you have struggled with deer or rabbit damage in your garden, Lambs Ear can be a great solution. These animals tend to avoid eating the fuzzy leaves of this plant, making it less likely to be targeted by them.

Stachys Lambs Ear has a spreading habit, making it an excellent ground cover option. It can quickly fill in empty spaces in your garden, creating a lush and uniform appearance. Its dense foliage also helps to suppress weed growth, reducing the need for additional maintenance.

The flowers of Lambs Ear are attractive to bees and other pollinators. By growing this plant, you can create a pollinator-friendly garden and contribute to the conservation of these important insects. The nectar-rich flowers will not only benefit the pollinators but also add beauty to your outdoor space.




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