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Stachys lanata 'Fuzzy Wuzzy' (Lamb's Ear)

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'Fuzzy Wuzzy' (Lamb's Ear)

Stachys byzantina

Leaf shape and texture resemble a lamb's ear, hence the common name.

Grown primarily for its thick, soft, velvety, silver-gray leaves which typically form a rapidly spreading mat. Leaves are evergreen in warm climates but will depreciate considerably in harsh winters. Erect, small-leaved flowering stems with terminal spikes of insignificant, tiny, purplish-pink flowers appear in summer rising above the foliage to 10-15" tall. Dense rosettes of woolly, tongue-shaped, gray-green leaves (to 4" long) spread by runners. Flowers are not particularly showy, and many gardeners prefer to remove the flowering stems as they appear to enhance the ground cover effect.

  • Light: Full Sun
  • Water: Average
  • Role: Filler
  • Fertilizer: Once a month
  • Height: 10-15 inches
  • Spacing: 12-18 inches