Soft fuzzy and silvery foliage contrast well with purple flowers in spring. Lambs Ear Stachys is a drought tolerant ground cover that performs well in poor soils. An excellent groundcover or border for a dry sunny area, its large, woolly, silvery-grey leaves form dense 1' mats; bees love the silver spikes of magenta flowers, & kids love the velvety-soft leaves!
Lamb's ear is appropriately named due to its soft touch and appearance. It was even used in the past to bandage wounds.
About Lamb's Ear Plants
It prefers evenly moist but well-drained soil. Remember to deadhead to keep this herb looking its best and to keep it from going to seed - this declines the foliage. Lamb's ear does not need to be pruned for winter, but foliage does need to be cleaned up in springtime. Want to share your plant. It can be divided every 4 - 5 years in spring by removing rooted sections and transplanting.
Characteristics: This herb is an Evergreen with silvery grey foliage that has a velvet/fuzzy texture
Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water: Requires average water. Water regularly; do not over water
Soil: pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Uses: Widely used for edging or as a ground cover. Can also be used for live wreath making