Stachys Helen von Stein Description
Stachys or Lamb's ears is a low growing, spreading drought tolerant groundcover that looks stellar all season long.
One of the signs of drought tolerance in the plant world is hairy leaves (it's also a sign of deer resistance as well) and Stachys is a prime example grown primarily for its thick, soft and inviting silver foliage. Leaf shape and texture resembles a lamb's ear, hence the common name. It literally thrives in those hot, dry soil, shallow-rockery. Tolerates air pollution and does well near black walnut trees.
Helene von Stein rarely produced flowering stems so it stays neat and tidy in the landscape. A low-growing, slowly spreading plant, it makes a lush carpet with virtually no irrigation required. Best to avoid overhead watering. Use it as a ground cover, a filler or edging in dry, medium to well drained soil in full sun.
Special Features Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
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Stachys byzantina 'Helene von Stein'
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Accent, Alpine and rock, Container Garening, Cottage Gardening, Edging, Erosion Control or Embankment, Ground Cover, Massing, Ornamental, Rock Garden, Slopes, Small Spaces,
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Soil: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil. Thrives in dry soils and is very drought tolerant.
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium. Avoid overhead watering. Likes little water
Fertilizing:None .Winterizing:Rack spent foliage out in the spring.
Maintenance & Pruning:Remove any few flower spikes that may occur. Easy to thin out
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