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Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'

 

Lamb's Ear 'Big Ears'

Stachys can be annuals, perennials or shrubs, with pairs of rather unpleasantly aromatic fuzzy grey-green leaves, and upright spikes of 2-lipped flowers in Summer. 'Big Ears' is grown mainly for its foliage. The leaves are larger than most varieties, and form rosettes. Spikes of purple flowers arise from the rosettes in early Summer to late Summer. Good ground cover plant

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plant Features
  • Lambs Ear Big Ears likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Lambs Ear Big Ears likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Lambs Ear Big Ears is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Lambs Ear Big Ears likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Lamb's Ear 'Big Ears'

Latin name

Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.6 - 8.4 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lambs Ear Big Ears likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Lambs Ear Big Ears is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Lambs Ear Big Ears likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Lambs Ear Big Ears likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lambs Ear Big Ears is 0.60meters x 0.45meters 0.60 M 0.45 M

Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'

Stachys can be annuals, perennials or shrubs, with pairs of rather unpleasantly aromatic fuzzy grey-green leaves, and upright spikes of 2-lipped flowers in Summer. 'Big Ears' is grown mainly for its foliage. The leaves are larger than most varieties, and form rosettes. Spikes of purple flowers arise from the rosettes in early Summer to late Summer. Good ground cover plant


Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Flowers appear in Summer on tall upright spikes

 

Planting Season

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant in fertile, well-draining soil in a sunny position in Spring

 

Propagation by Division

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Using a fork dig up plant, trying to keep the root ball as complete as possible. Split the root ball at the centre with a sharp knife or a spade, or by placing two garden forks back-to-back into the middle of the root ball, and pushing the fork handles apart.to lever the root ball apart. Replant the new clumps to the same depth as the original, and water well. Keep well watered until established.

 
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