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botanical name:
Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'
Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lamb's ears
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.45m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Large, white felted, greyish green leaves, up to 25cm long. Woolly spikes of purple flowers in summer.

Thrives in sun and on poor dry soil. Foliage may suffer in winter.

By division.

Effective ground cover for dry sunny sites.

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