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Stachys byzantina Big Ears
Stachys byzantina Big Ears
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Stachys byzantina Big Ears

Giant Lamb’s-ears

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.495.080

(='Helene von Stein') One of the most outstanding silver-leaved perennials. Plants form a low mound of large, velvety silver or grey-green leaves. Versatile and vigorous, with many possible uses, as edging, groundcover, and most especially in tubs or mixed containers. Evergreen in mild winter regions. Tolerates heat and humidity. Unlike most other selections, this variety seldom blooms, remaining effective all through the summer and fall with little maintenance required. Clumps may be easily divided in fall or early spring. Drought tolerant once established.

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Stachys byzantina Big Ears

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate