Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'. (Lambs Ear)
Stachys byzantina is commonly known as Lambs Ears as the soft fluffy leaves are said to resemble the feeling on a lambs ear. These plants are grown for the soft textural silver foliage which over time creates a carpet appearance hence the cultivar name.
Prefers a full sun or part shade position in free-draining soil. Looks good in beds and borders as well as containers.
Easy to grow once established needs little to no attention. Fantastic in sensory gardens and to offer year round colour and texture contrast to a mixed bed or border.
Works wonders as weed suppressant and reduces water loss to the soil.
Upon arrival unpack and water place in a cool semi shady spot to allow to recover from shipping. After a day or two these can be planted out. Dig a hole the size of the pot and fill with water. Sprinkle a handful of slow release food granules into the hole (this is optional but will give the plants an added boost and can be purchased with your order) soak the plant pot and remove the whole plant and its soil in one place directly into the hole back firm and firm in well to ensure their are no air pockets. Water in. Should the weather be hot during planting further watering may be necessary. Otherwise simply enjoy and trim back old flowers head once they have gone over.