|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 9b
|Plant Height:||18 inches|
|Plant Spread:||24 inches|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color
Other: Soft to the touch.
Late summer or early fall
|Propagation: Seeds:||Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 70F
Days to germinate: 21-35
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow.
Sow in situ
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.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Oct 22, 2013 10:38 AM
I find that if I snip out about 2/3 of the flower stalks, I end up with a fuller plant and still plenty of bloom. I also cut old flowered stalks back to ground level as soon as they look ratty.
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|Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Jan 20, 2013 2:05 AM
Lamb's ear has been used medicinally for centuries. It isn't edible, but it is medicinal. During the Civil War its soft absorbent leaves were used as bandages to bind war wounds. It has astringent properties and slows blood flow. Additionally it has mild antibacterial properties and helps prevent infection. It's also helpful in easing pain and swelling of a bee sting.
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|Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on May 9, 2012 4:49 PM
Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.
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|Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Apr 25, 2012 11:52 PM
In 1985, I moved to a home in Centerville, OH (suburb of Dayton, OH) that had a very large clump of this plant. First thing I did was to rip it all out, as it was taking a lot of space.
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|AndreA33||On April 10, 2015||Obtained plant|
|thequeen770||On September 13, 2016||Obtained plant
Gift from Martha B. This plant was under an azalea so it was a little tender moving into my front yard. I separated it into several small starts. As of 9/22/16 all looking good except one on the downhill side of the butterfly bush next to the driveway. I did put a little fish fertilizer on 9/20
|Trish||On August 20, 2016||Seeds sown|
|piksihk||On December 12, 2019||Seeds sown
front bed HW between 4 o'clock and blk scallop
|piksihk||On March 4, 2018||Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)|
|lovesblooms||On February 3, 2018||Seeds sown
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