Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'
- available to order from autumn
- 2 litre pot
- Standard £4.95
This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil
- Rate of Growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Soft spikes of woolly, purple flowers from June to September above rosettes of large, greyish white, felted leaves. This form of lambs' ears is primarily grown for its leaves, which are larger than other varieties. An excellent groundcover plant for sites in full sun, it's drought tolerant and provides a weed-suppressing carpet for much of the year.
- Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in early spring.