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Stachys byzantine (Lambs ear)

Stachys byzantine

Botanical Name:    Stachys lanata or Stachys byzantine

Common Name(s):    Lambs Ear

Family:    Lamiaceae

Genus:    Stachys

Species:    S. byzantina

Plant Type:    Perennials

Height:    6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spread:    12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Bloom Time:    May to July

Bloom Color(s):    Purplish-pink

Leaves:    Silver/Gray

Range:    Turkey, Armenia, and Iran


Stachys byzantine or Stachys lanata (Lamb’s ear) is a flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family. native to Turkey, Armenia, and Iran. It is a perennials plant that grows to 6-12 in (15-30 cm). Lamb's ears is grown primarily for its thick, soft, velvety, silver-gray leaves which typically form a rapidly spreading mat approximately 4-6" off the ground. flowers in late spring and early summer. Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Drought tolerant.

How to Grow

Sun:    Sun to Partial Shade

Water:    Dry to medium

Soil:    Dry to medium, well-drained

Propagation:    Seeds