New type of Lambs Ear - Knowledgebase Question

Wheeling, Il
Question by rr2saint
July 16, 2007
While on a garden walk yesterday, a homeowner showed us a new type of lambs ear. It has shiny green leaves and purple flowers. She claims she got it at home depot. Is this a new type of lambs ear, or was she mistaken about the name?

Answer from NGA
July 16, 2007


The silver leafed lambs ears (Stachys) we usually see is S. byzantina and its named cultivars. There are a number of different Stachys -- with green leaves. I think S. macrantha is probably the most commonly seen but here are several examples:

I hope this helps!

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