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Stachys byzantina


Stachys byzantina

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Low growing perennial with thick, soft, velvety, silver-gray leaves which 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. Many gardeners remove the flowering stems to enhance the ground cover effect. Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Plants are generally drought tolerant. Avoid overwatering. Spreads by creeping stems that root as they go along the ground and can be mildly aggressive in rich soils.

 
Genus
Stachys
Species   byzantina
Cultivar  

Common name
Lambs Ear

Family name
Labiatae
Place of origin
Turkey


DETAILS
Height
40 cm
Width
60 cm
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type

Moisture

Exposure


Perennials

Category
Small, height up to 0.6 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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