Lamb's Ear 'Silver Carpet'
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'
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3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Lamb's Ear 'Silver Carpet' Overview
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' is a softly hairy cultivar with woolly, silvery-white leaves that form a dense, fuzzy carpet. A vigorous perennial evergreen, Lamb's Ear is a popular and distinctive ground cover plant. It sometimes produces upright spikes of whorled, silver-grey flowers. It likes a position of full sun and well-drained soil, so avoid planting in locations with excessive winter wet. It is drought-tolerant and can be used to good effect as edging for dry beds and borders, patio pots and it is suited to courtyard and coastal gardens. It is an excellent plant for suppressing weeds. This cultivar is part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative that showcases plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/or pollen. Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' is particularly attractive to the solitary wool carder bee (Anthidium manicatum) that uses the fine hairs from the foliage to use as nesting material.
How to propagate Lamb's Ear 'Silver Carpet'
Remove rooted sections in spring as new growth starts to occur.
Special features of Lamb's Ear 'Silver Carpet'
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Lamb's Ear 'Silver Carpet'
This ground cover plant is a popular choice for banks and slopes in full locations. It is a good choice for coastal gardens as well as urban courtyard gardens and can be grown in containers.