Lamb's ears

Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'

Lamb's ears - Stachys byzantina  'Silver Carpet'

Common Name: Lamb's ears
Genus: Stachys
Species: byzantina
Cultivar: 'Silver Carpet'

Category: Groundcover Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/Silver

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained



Rosettes of silver greyish white leaves provide an attractive weed suppressing carpet for much of the year. This non-flowering variety of 'Lamb's Ears' is an excellent drought-tolerant groundcover or edging plant for a well-drained site in full sun. The foliage is a more intense shade of silver than flowering varieties of the plant.

  • Garden care: Pick off and destroy any foliage that becomes infected by powdery mildew and treat the remaining leaves with fungicide. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.

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