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Stachys byzantina

Lamb’s Ear
Perennials
Classification Scientific Name: Stachys byzantina
  Common Name: Lamb's Ear
  Family: Lamiaceae
  Location Index: HG4 / HG5
  Suggested Use: groundcover

beds & borders
     
Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: rounded

spreading
  Height: 1 foot
  Spread: 1 - 3 feet
  Bloom Period: summer
  Flower Color: purple, pink
  Flower: flowers in spikes, but less important than the foliage
  Foliage Texture: coarse
  Foliage: white leaves and stems with a velvety texture
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 5 - 8
  Native Range: Turkey
  Sun Requirement: light shade
  Water Requirement: low
  Soil: well-drained

adaptable
  Heat Tolerance: high
     
Care Maintenance: remove flowers, as they detract from the the foliage
  Liabilities: humidity

root rot

crown rot

leaf spots
  Tolerances: heat

drought
  Propagation: division

stem cuttings
     
More Additional Notes: used primarily for the effective foliage

promote good airflow to keep leaves dry
Stachys byzantina

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