|Type||Perennial Ground Cover|
|Height||15 - 20cm|
|Sun exposure||Full sun|
|Flower colour||Mauve - pink|
Stachys Byzantina "Lamb's Ears" or "Lamb's Tongue" (syn. Stachys Lanata) a very hardy evergreen, mat-forming perennial ground cover, with attractive silvery foliage. The foliage is thick, woolly and silver-grey in colour. Mauve pink flower spikes which can reach around 40cm appear in Summer and are a lovely contrast to the leaves.
Suited to well-drained soils in full sun or part shade, coastal sites, wet or dry conditions and frost.
A lovely addition to the garden because of the contrast the foliage colour can create especially with purple or green foliage. Excellent in a decorative pot or as a decorative ground cover under tall shrubs, small trees.
Planting: Cultivate soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Remove plant from container and place into the hole so that soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly and water in even if the soil is moist.
Care: Always ensure regular watering is provided for your new plants. The plants may need watering for around 12 weeks or until they are established depending on time of year and weather conditions once planted.
Good mulching will assist to reduce weeds and maintain moisture levels. Maintain fresh growth, shape and promote dense habit by pruning after main flowering time. Feed in early Spring with a low phosphorus fertiliser.
Using tubestock is a great advantage for planting in your garden as they will establish quickly with the appropriate care.
Plants are supplied as tubestock in 42mm wide pots. Your plant will be established in its pot and ready to plant out.