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Scientific name: Stachys byzantina       sta-kis   biz-an-tee-na

Common name: Lambís Ears

Design Characteristics

Height  6-18"
Spread  2-3 ft
Form  clump, mound
Texture  coarse
Flower color  magenta (small)
 not all cultivars flower
 (e.g., 'Silver Carpet')
Leaf color  silver-white
 gray-green
Time of bloom  July-August

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun
Soil
requirement
 well drained
Propagation
method
 divide in spring
 spreads by creeping,
  underground roots
USDA Hardiness Zone   4-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   may die out in middle
Uses  front of border
 under planting
Comments  grown for its foliage
 select non-flowering type