Scientific Name : Stachys byzantina
Common Name : Lamb's Ear
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 8b
Hardiness Degree : -25°F (-32°C)
Blooming Season : Summer
Plant Habit : Spreading
Characteristics : Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Colorful/Attractive Foliage
Water : Light
Fertilizer : None or when needed only
Spacing : 14 - 17" (36 - 43cm)
Height : 2 - 5" (5 - 13cm)
Width : 12 - 15" (30 - 38cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Velvety-soft, greenish-silver leafy plant stays compact and is great for edging, border gardens and containers.
Idea & Tips : Grow in well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun.
: A Lamb’s Ear with fine, more decorative foliage.
- Shorter flower stalks offer a better finish than the standard.
- Ideal for a groundcover or smaller gardens.
Protection Information : PPAF
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
500 ppm IBA
Low to moderate
50-75 ppm N starting day 7
Pinch once, prior to transplant.
35-42 days after sticking
Nights: 56 to 64°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 65 to 76°F (18 to 24°C)
5,000 to 8,000
Allow media to dry moderately between watering.
Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
Typically not required
Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.
Rooted: 4-6 wks
Rooted: 6-8 wks
June to July
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