Stachys (Lamb's Ear)
A favorite for growing with kids, Stachys, or Lamb’s Ear plant is sure to please in nearly any garden setting. This easy-care perennial has velvety soft, wooly evergreen leaves that are silver to gray-green in color. The foliage is also similar in shape to that of a real lamb’s ears, hence its name. If left to bloom in summer, Lamb’s Ear will produce spikes of pink to purple colored flowers too. In addition to enjoying its attractive, fuzzy foliage, the leaves can be used as a “band-aid” of sorts for healing wounds and in helping painful bee stings.
Fuzzy Wuzzy strain of Lamb's Ear forms a dense carpet of soft and fuzzy silver leaves, bearing upright spikes of magenta-lavender flowers in early summer. Clip spent bloom stems off to tidy up the clumps for the rest of the season. Height: 12-18 in.
Spread: 12-23 in.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade