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Stachys byzantina

 
Stachys byzantina
lamb's ear
Stachys byzantina

Common name lamb's ear
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers purple
Size 6" (18" in flower)
Light full sun
Cultural notes average garden soil. drought-tolerant

This silver-green leafed plant produces tall flower spikes with purple flowers mid-summer; smelling faintly of bubble gum. Leaves are fuzzy, easily divided.
A real kid pleaser, and even I can't help but reach down every once in a while.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: driveway bed, front perennial border

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