Stachys byzantina (Lamb’s Ears)

Named for its soft, silvery gray leaves, this plant produces purplish flowers in July. Best when the old flower stalks are removed following bloom. It grows 1 ft. tall and spreads itself liberally about the garden. It prefers full sun, well-drained soil and once-a-week watering. ‘Silver Carpet’ is a non-flowering cultivar that is lower in maintenance and less invasive. This plant is not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.

Category:  Perennial
Water Use:  Low
Sun Exposure:  Full Sun
Height x Spread:  N/A
Native:  No
Color:  Purple
Bees:  Yes
Birds:  No
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  No
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  Yes
Soil:  N/A
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time:  Summer