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Stachys byzantina 'Helen von Stein' - Lamb's Ears

Perennials

Stachys byzantina 'Helen von Stein'

Lamb's Ear

Wonderful for children's gardens, Stacys 'Helen von Stein' or 'Big Ears' has leaves that are velvety soft, greenish-silver, and shaped like lamb's ears. This variety's leaves are double the size of regular lamb's ears and is non-flowering, but sometimes sends up a few small flower stalks. More tolerant of heat and humidity than other varieties but benefits from afternoon shade in hot climates.

Additional:

aka "Big Ears"

Lamb's Ear Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in full sun. Must have good drainage. Rake in the spring to remove dead foliage.

Height:

6-12 in

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Spread:

12-24 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Stachys byzantina 'Helen von Stein'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Attributes
Specimen
Edging
Drought Tolerant
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
Rock Garden
Container
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