Stachys ‘Big Ear's Mature Spread is 1 - 2 feet, Soil
Type Widely Adaptable, Moisture Dry, Growth Rate Fast, Sun
Exposure Partial Sun, Flower Color Blue, Fall Color Silver,
Foliage Color Silver, Green, P Size Blue or Purple, Zones 4-9 .
The Stachys ‘Big
Ears Lamb’s Ear’, Stachys byzantina 'Helen von Stein', is known
for its soft, fuzzy, silvery green foliage. With spikes of purplish pink
small flowers, it has a wonderful effect on any garden. ‘Big Ears Lamb’s
Ear’ is a little bit larger than the average Lamb’s Ear, with a plant height
of 10” and a spread of 18-24” and blooms in mid-summer. (Lamb’s Ear is not
known for its flowering, but however its foliage.) It may not look extremely
good in the summer time, but will recover in the fall.
‘Big Ears Lamb’s Ear’ needs to be
planted in full sun in a well-drained area. It is useful in the border or as
a ground cover. It will add texture and color in rock gardens and looks
wonderful with Veronica ‘Goodness Grows’, Tradescantia ‘Concord Grape’ or
other purple blooming perennials.