Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina) 'Silver Carpet' | Rapidly spreading mat of soft, velvety silvery leaves, 3-6"H x 9-12"W, dry-medium, well drained soil, light afternoon shade in hot climates, drought tolerant, this cultivar rarely produces flower spikes, tends to rot in humid summers, z.4-8, may need to contain.
Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' lamb's ears.Rosettes of silver, greyish white leaves provide an attractive, weed suppressing carpet for much of the year. This variety of 'Lamb's Ears' rarely flowers and is an excellent, drought-tolerant groundcover or edging plant for a well-drained site in full sun. The foliage is a more intense shade of silver than flowering varieties of the plant.
Lamb's Ear: Stachys byzantina. Perhaps the most well-known species of the lamb's ears. 'Countess Helene von Stein' (also called 'Big Ears') is a popular cultivar that offers leaves double the size (four inches across and up to 10 inches long!)