Fuzzy Wuzzy Stachys or Lamb’s Ear, has silver-gray, soft, fuzzy foliage. The foliage is the main reason that people grow this plant however they do have pinkish-purple to white blooms on spikes in spring or early summer. You can keep the plants looking tidy by cutting the spent blooms. In climates with mild winters the foliage may be evergreen.
Stachys prefers full sun but may like a bit of afternoon shade in the hot summer. Too much shade could lead to disease or rot if the leaves have not dried properly after watering. It is recommended that Lamb’s Ear is watered from the bottom to help prevent any problems. Soil that drains well will also help.
Spacing: Plant 12″ to 15″ apart.
Height: Grows 6″ to 12″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun or part shade.
Outstanding Features: Attracts bees and butterflies when in bloom. Grows from center out leaving a dead spot in the center that requires you to divide and replant every 2-4 years.
Tips: Average water needs. Since foliage sits on the ground it is recommended that you mulch to keep foliage dry.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Landscapes, Borders