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Stachys Helen von Stein
ENLARGE IMAGE Deer don't find the fuzzy foliage appealing!
  • Stachys with white Echinacea
  • Stachys also called Lambs ears
  • Stachys is a tidy edging plant
  • Stachy spilling over a sidewalk
  • Stachys in combination with Sedum Autumn Joy

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Stachys Helen von Stein

3 Seasons of Drought Proof Silver Foliage!
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ZONE 4,5,6,7,8
As low as $11.19
  • Easy to grow deer and drought proof ground cover
  • Rarely blooms so it stays neat and tidy
  • Soft-as-felt silver foliage won't melt even under punishing heat & humidity
  • Use on hot banks and dry parts of the garden where little else will grow
  • Great around pavers, intersperse between colorful annuals
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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

Quick Facts

  • Botanical Name:
    Stachys byzantina 'Helene von Stein'
  • Common Name:
    Lamb's Ear
  • Zone:
    4,5,6,7,8
  • Sun Exposure:
    Sun
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship Form:
    1 Quart
  • Soil Type:
    Normal,Sandy
  • Soil Moisture:
    Dry,
  • Height x Width:
    4-6"X 12"
  • Flower Color:
    None
  • Foliage Color:
    Silvern
  • Bloom Season:
    None
  • Uses:
    Accent, Alpine and rock, Container Garening, Cottage Gardening, Edging, Erosion Control or Embankment, Ground Cover, Massing, Ornamental, Rock Garden, Slopes, Small Spaces,
  • Cannot Ship to:
    AK,CAN, HI, PR
  • Patent #: None

Ideas and How-to's

SUGGESTED PRODUCTS

PLANTING GUIDE

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
Spacing:12 inches
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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