Lamb's Ear Stachys is the perfect ground cover for anyone looking for an easy-to-grow plant that can perform well even in poor soil. With its soft, fuzzy, and silvery foliage, this plant is a beautiful addition to any garden. In spring, the magenta flowers bloom on long spikes, creating a stunning contrast against the woolly leaves.
This drought-tolerant plant not only looks great but also attracts bees to your garden. And if you have kids, they'll love the velvety-soft leaves, making it a great plant for families. The plant's name is fitting, as it was once used to bandage wounds due to its soft touch.
To keep your Lamb's Ear looking its best, remember to deadhead regularly. This will not only help maintain its appearance but also prevent the plant from going to seed. In the springtime, clean up the foliage for optimal growth. While Lamb's Ear doesn't require pruning for winter, it can be divided every 4-5 years to share with friends or transplant elsewhere.
Overall, Lamb's Ear Stachys is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a low-maintenance but stunning ground cover that can thrive in any garden.
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