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Stachys ‘Bello Grigio’
Stachys ‘Bello Grigio’
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Stachys ‘Bello Grigio’


USDA Zone: 7-9

Plant number: 1.495.030

(=‘Mighty Velvet’) Lamb’s-Ears are one of the most popular silver-leaved perennials, used widely for edging along pathways and borders. This new selection from The Netherlands although sold as an annual is treated as a perennial in Zones 7-9, especially in a Mediterranean-type climate. It features long narrow leaves that are covered with soft white hairs, adding to the silvery-white effect; no green showing at all. New leaves begin upright but over time arch outward creating a fountain effect. Large, yellow flowers may appear in the south on long stems. Drought tolerant once established.

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Stachys ‘Bello Grigio’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate