Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'

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Buy Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' lamb's ears: Grown for its beautiful silver foliage

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil:well-drained, moderately fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Rosettes of silver, greyish white leaves provide an attractive, weed suppressing carpet for much of the year. This variety of 'Lamb's Ears' rarely flowers and is an excellent, drought-tolerant groundcover or edging plant for a well-drained site in full sun. The foliage is a more intense shade of silver than flowering varieties of the plant.

  • Garden care: Avoid excessive winter wet and lift and divide large clumps in early spring.

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Notes on Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'

"Smaller leaves more densely packed together and it doesn’t flower (mostly) so it puts all its energy into better foliage"

I love lamb's ear!

5

came full and beautiful. grows vigorously

Sharon

London

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Has grown big

5

Arrived in April in a small pot with only few leaves and started to grow very fast. Its size now maybe 15 times of the original. We had only one flower stem from the 3 plants, what I really missed. Flowers never opened on that. Should have pinkish flowers on the stem. Maybe next year.

Vilasamanjari

County Durham

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Great plants, with great service

5

Love Stachys...Lambs Ears...this one is in a pot by the front door so my neices can stroke every time they visit!

BothDavis

London

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A REALLY LOVELY PLANT FOR DRY AREAS

5

I DIVIDED THE PLANT AND PUT IT N VAROUS SPOTS, THE DRIER THE BETTER.

Havey's mum

Sockport

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Carder bees welcome

5

I read that these plants will attract pollinators called carder bees, I was looking for a hardy plant for a sunny dry spot in our front garden, it seems to have 'ticked all the boxes'. I haven't seen evidence of the bees I hoped to attract, but I will keep looking this growing season!

Jude the bee keeper

Sussex

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Brilliant product, brilliant service!

5

The Stachys Byzantina plants arrived quickly and in good health. I am using them aground cover in my rose bed and they established very quickly. They have grown really well and are now about 5 times their original size! I am very pleased indeed, not only with the plants, but with the care taken by Crocus staff and speed of the order. Many thanks!

Den

Bury

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Stachys byzantina'Silver Carpet'

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Would this work under a holly tree? I have a pair of mature, standard holly trees (Argenteum marginata) recently plannted, with about 1m clear stem before the ball, and I'm looking for something to surround them with. Could I plant this stachys around the stems, or would this mean they (or the hollies) wouldn't get enough water / nutrients? If unsuitable, could you recommend something else?

foggy

Hello, The stachys is a real sun-lover, and as the hollies will cast shade, I would not recommend them for underplanting. If you can make sure they are kept well watered, then perhaps something like a Vinca would be a better option. http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.vinca/sort.0/

Helen

What low-growing evergreen would you suggest? Please help! Can you suggest a very low growing plant to cover a 1 metre long area alongside a lawn. It needs to be able to cope with fairly dry sunny conditions and be attractive all the time so nice leaves or similar.

Lesley Levy

We do have some plants that may be suitable for the area you have described. Below are a few of my suggestions, but you can find many more on our site using our plant search facility. Ajuga http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/results/?q=ajuga Festuca glauca Elijah Blue http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=1993&CategoryID= Calluna vulgaris Dark Star http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/heathers/calluna-vulgaris-dark-star/classid.464/ Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/mediterranean-plants/stachys-byzantina-silver-carpet/classid.3621/ Thymus pseudolanuginosus http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/herbs/prices-that-have-been-pruned/thymus-pseudolanuginosus-/classid.2000007112/ Bergenia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.bergenia/?s=bergenia

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