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botanical name:
Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears'
Stachys byzantina 'Big Ears' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Lamb's ears
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, semi-evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.45m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Large, white felted, greyish green leaves, up to 25cm long. Woolly spikes of purple flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Thrives in sun and on poor dry soil. Foliage may suffer in winter.

propagation:
By division.

usage:
Effective ground cover for dry sunny sites.

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