Beautiful Lamb's Ears: Lamb's Ears

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Beautiful Lamb's Ears

By SongofJoy
July 25, 2014

One of my favorite foliage plants is the 'Silver Carpet' variety of Lamb's Ears (Stachys byzantina). It's tough and semi-drought-tolerant.

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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jul 24, 2014 7:59 PM CST
Really nice article and photographs, Tee. Particularly like that fourth one. Thumbs up
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jul 24, 2014 8:44 PM CST
Thanks, Debra. Hope all is well with you. Smiling
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blue23rose
Jul 25, 2014 4:43 AM CST
Love the compactness of the plant in these pictures. I also really like the unique gray color and soft leaves.

I have some rose campion that I was told was lamb's ear but have since found out differently. Now I am constantly trying to remind myself what it is I have because I have thought of it as lamb's ear for so long, lol!
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jul 25, 2014 5:19 AM CST
Thank you. I am a fan of gray foliage as well. I know how that goes. For me, it's like when they decide to change the name of a plant. I always call it by the old name for a long time - sometimes forever. lol.
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jul 25, 2014 5:21 AM CST
Like Gaura. Will always call it that, I think. Sticking tongue out Besides, who knows how to even pronounce "Oeonthera"? Whistling Hilarious!
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SongofJoy
Jul 25, 2014 5:33 AM CST
I agree Hilarious!
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daisydennie
Jul 26, 2014 7:47 AM CST
Hi, I also have a large area of lamb's ears in my perennial garden, I live in Northeastern Pa. Thank You! Thank You! When the flower spikes get tall they fall over, especially if we have had a heavy rain. Do you stake yours? Also, I remove the old brown leaves that lay on the ground, every so often, since they are not attractive. I was just wondering if you, also, remove the old brown leaves? Thank you!
Denise
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daisydennie
Jul 26, 2014 8:02 AM CST
daisydennie said:Hi, I also have a large area of lamb's ears in my perennial garden, I live in Northeastern Pa. Thank You! Thank You! When the flower spikes get tall they fall over, especially if we have had a heavy rain. Do you stake yours? Also, I remove the old brown leaves that lay on the ground, every so often, since they are not attractive. I was just wondering if you, also, remove the old brown leaves? Thank you!
Denise


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SongofJoy
Jul 26, 2014 9:35 AM CST
I don't have that many flower spikes on the 'Silver Carpet' variety. Yes, I remove the old dead leaves and prune the plants. I just did that. I think I took a photo and will post it if I can find it. Glare
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chickhill
Jul 26, 2014 11:09 AM CST
I love Lamb's Ear also for the smell. I don't know the variety I have. Does yours have a scent sort of like apples when crushed or torn?
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jul 26, 2014 2:04 PM CST
I haven't noticed much of a scent but I know some of the varieties do have a fragrance.
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