|Helen von Stein|
|Helene von Stein|
|Countess Helen von Stein|
|Countess Helene von Stein|
|Countess Helen Von Stein Zeppelin|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Plant Height:||6 to 12 inches (15-30 cm)|
|Plant Spread:||1 to 2 feet (30-60 cm)|
|Leaves:||Unusual foliage color
Other: Soft to the touch.
Other: Rarely flowers
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Propagation: Seeds:||Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 70F
Days to germinate: 21-35
Depth to plant seed: Surface sow.
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
|Containers:||Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Posted by eclayne (Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA - Zone 6a) on Aug 1, 2012 12:11 PM
If you like Lamb's Ears this one's a great variety. The larger leaves and more upright habit not only create a beautiful clump but the older leaves are held higher and have less of a tendency to die. Gravel or rock mulch around the plant also help reduce rot. Like all S. byzantina varieties avoid wetting leaves on hottest of summer days. Multiplied from 3 crowns to a dozen or so in it's first year and very low maintenance.
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|aspenhill||On January 5, 2009||Obtained plant
Park Seeds - qty 1 packet of 50 seeds
|christine2||On May 1, 2008||Obtained plant