Lamb's Ear (Stachys recta) in the Lamb's Ears Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 24 inches
Leaves: Other: Soft to the touch.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Other: whitish yellow with red-toned speckles
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 70F
Days to germinate: 21-35
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow.
Suitable for wintersowing
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow late winter, 8-10 weeks before last frost. Transplant in the Spring. Pinch back when transplanting. Space 16" apart. Self seeds & spreads by roots.

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