Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
- available to order from spring
- 9cm pot
- 3 × 9cm pots
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
- Other features: silvery white leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Rosettes of silver, greyish white leaves provide an attractive, weed suppressing carpet for much of the year. This variety of lamb's ears rarely flowers and is an excellent, drought-tolerant groundcover or edging plant for a well-drained site in full sun. The foliage is a more intense shade of silver than flowering varieties of the plant.
- Garden care: Avoid excessive winter wet and lift and divide large clumps in early spring.