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Stachys byzantina Big Ears

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Stachys byzantina Big Ears Lambs Ear,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Dense, Mat Forming, Prostrate, Rosette, Rounded

Attractive evergreen perennial with velvety soft, silvery-green leaves, giving the appearance of lambs ears. Great to use as a groundcover and very suited to cottage themed gardens. Grows 30-45cm tall x 45-60 wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Best grown in a full sun to semi-shade position in a well-drained soil. Minimal care required. Water well until established, then just a regular water now and then.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Lamiaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green, Silver
Flower Colour: Purple, Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: No

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate