Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'

lamb's ears

2 litre pot
pot size guide
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Much larger oval leaves, just as silver but with a jade-green tone and a less woolly texture - purpler flowers too

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil
  • Rate of Growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Flowers: purple
  • Other features: large, greyish-white, felted leaves
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Soft spikes of woolly, purple flowers from June to September above rosettes of large, greyish white, felted leaves. This form of lambs' ears is primarily grown for its leaves, which are larger than other varieties. An excellent groundcover plant for sites in full sun, it's drought tolerant and provides a weed-suppressing carpet for much of the year.

  • Garden care: Pick off and destroy any foliage that becomes infected by powdery mildew and treat the remaining leaves with fungicide. Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.

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5.0

Excellent showy plant

By Savvy Shopper

from Luton

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Comments about Crocus Stachys byzantina'Big Ears':

    Although I have clay soil I am going to dig in grit and manure to improve the soil. I did see a specimen of this plant that was about 90 cm tall and looked very impressive. I hope my plant establishes well over the next few years

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