General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 4 to 6 inches (10-15cm)
Plant Spread: 9 to 18 inches (20-45cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Soft to the touch.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 70F
Days to germinate: 21-35
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow.
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.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Stolons and runners

Common names
  • Lamb's Ears
  • Lamb's Ear

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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-05-02
Location: Temple, Texas
Date: 2019-04-18
Site dappled sun; Single plant spread; bloomed 3rd yr.
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-05-06
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-07-04
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 9/22/2011
Location: Minnesota
Date: 2016-07-09
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 14 June 2016

Date: 2014-01-23
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 6/25/2011
A very well behaved spreader that does not bloom
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  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 27, 2014 11:22 AM concerning plant:
    This nonblooming cultivar has attractive, silvery green leaves that are soft and velvety to the touch. Grows best in full sun in organically rich soil. Sends out runners and spreads in optimum growing conditions. Last summer, it took over half of the bed it was in! Foliage provides interesting texture and color contrast. This cultivar remains quite short and works as a groundcover.
  • Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Sep 29, 2011 8:14 AM concerning plant:
    This plant does not often flower and reseed. It is not a rampant grower and does not get out of control in our location.
  • Posted by ricelg (Hill Country TX - Zone 8b) on May 14, 2017 8:55 PM concerning plant:
    I've also not had spreading issues. In our Texas heat, during the hottest/driest weather it can look awful. Give it a good soaking and it comes right back to life within 12 hours.

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