Stachys byzantina 'Helene Von Stein'

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Lamb's Ear

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Soft, fuzzy, gray foliage. The best choice of Lamb's Ears for the Midwest, since it does not melt out in the heat and the humidity of the summer.

Height

6-12 Inches

Spread

12-18 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Bloom Time

rarely flowers

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Not quite as aggressive as the species.

When to Divide

early spring or fall, divide every 3 years to retain vigor

Good Companions

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus), Checkerbloom, Prairie Mallow (Sidalcea ), Goldenrod (Solidago ), Speedwell (Veronica ), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Oriental Lily (Lilium ), Peony (Paeonia lactiflora), Clustered Bellflower (Campanula glomerata), Stonecrop (Sedoro Sunsparkler), Frilly Dianthus (Dianthus )

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes & Uses
Ground Cover
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Gray
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Well-drained
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