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Stachys byzantina Little Lamb

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.
Grower InformationA 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 InformationPPAF
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide
    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Low to moderate
      50-75 ppm N starting day 7
      Pinch once, prior to transplant.
      35-42 days after sticking
      Mist enough to rehydrate cuttings. Do not over-mist beyond Day 2 or 3.
    • Media pH:
      Nights: 56 to 64°F (13 to 18°C) Days: 65 to 76°F (18 to 24°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      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.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Typically not required
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Not particularly sensitive. Use well-drained media.
    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Rooted: 4-6 wks
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Rooted: 6-8 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      10-12 wks
      Bloom Months:
      June to July

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