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Stachys byzantina 'Silky Fleece' (Lambs' ears)

Stachys byzantina 'Silky Fleece' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Jelitto Staudensamen GmbH


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Stachys byzantina 'Silky Fleece' STAK-iss by-zan-TEEN-ah Common Name: Lambs' ears 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.
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
Foliage Color Silver/Grey
Flower Color Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container
Style Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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