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Lamb's Ear 'Silver Carpet'

Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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.

Common problems with Lamb's Ear 'Silver Carpet'

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'

Ground cover

Attractive leaves

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Drought resistant

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.


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