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Growth habit.

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Early growth habit.

Lamb's Ears, Woolly Betony
Stachys byzantina


Rosette-mats of large, ovate, gray-green leaves are covered with soft white hairs, creating an excellent contrast in the garden. Flowers are small, not particularly showy, and bloom in whorled spikes.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded

Plant Use: In beds and borders as edging. As a ground cover. Plant in groups.

Light Requirement: full sun

Flower Color:
Bloom Period:
late spring
early summer
Height: Minimum: 12 inches      Maximum: 18 inches

Width: Minimum: 18 inches     Maximum: 24 inches

Foliage Texture: coarse

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Self-seeding but not invasive. Some gardeners more interested in foliage remove the spikes as they emerge. Tends to rot or melt out in hot, humid climates.

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