Lambs' ears

Stachys byzantina 'Silky Fleece'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Jelitto Staudensamen GmbH
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Lambs' ears (Stachys byzantina 'Silky Fleece')
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Genus:  Stachys
This new cultivar of a treasured favorite is as cute as a button. With leaves about the size of a dime, 'Silky Fleece' has the same great soft, silky texture and silver color as other lambs' ears, just in a smaller package, growing to about 10 inches tall and wide. Lilac-plum flower spikes rise above the foliage from mid- to late summer. Grow it as edging, in containers, or in rock gardens.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Silky, silvery foliage.
Care:  Provide full sun and well-drained soil. Prefers cooler summer climates without a lot of humidity.
Problems:  This plant does not like a lot of humidity or heat.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Purple/Lavender Flower
Foliage Color
Silver/Grey
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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