Stachys lavandulifolius

Pink Cotton Lamb's Ear

Pink Stachys lavandulifolius, Stachys lavandulifolius , Pink Cotton Lamb's Ear

Stachys lavandulifolius (Pink Cotton Lamb's Ear) is an amazingly xeric wildflower from the wildlands of Turkey. The plant's fuzzy bright pink flower spikes appear in late spring and are uniquely beautiful. Our selection of Pink Cotton Lamb's Ear grows well in a variety of soils including clay. Stachys lavandulifolius is a drought resistant (xeric) plant.

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Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
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SKU 92845

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8-10" tall x 12-15" wide. Stachys lavandulifolius (Pink Cotton Lamb's Ear) is an amazing xeric wildflower that is truly breathtaking in full bloom. Pink Cotton Lambs Ear has attractive low growing gray-green foliage and a profuse display of fuzzy, bright pink flower spikes unlike any you've seen before. They are stacked with woolly calyxes (flower sheaths) that create a halo of pinkish-white fibers through which bright rose-pink blossoms emerge. Catching the late afternoon sun, the flower spikes positively glow with pink! Our selection of Stachys lavandulifolius adapts easily to garden cultivation, is nicely xeric and thrives in a range of soils including dry clay. It is an excellent choice for hot, harsh, poor soil sites and is highly resistant to browsing animals once established. Deadhead promptly after flowering is done to keep the plant tidy and the foliage looking good. (Cutting propagated.)
Associated SKUs
HBLM6XX
92845 (Plant - 5" deep pot)
HBLM621 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Pink Cotton Lamb's Ear
Botanical Name Stachys lavandulifolius
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 8-10" tall
Mature Spread 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

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Pros

  • Hardy (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Healthy (3)

Cons

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4.0

One Bloom So Far!

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from Huntington Beach, California

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Pros

  • Good Groundcover

Cons

  • Only One Flower Spike

Best Uses

  • Good Groundcover

Comments about High Country Gardens Stachys lavandulifolius:

Since it has only been in the ground for about 7 months I only had one flower spike this spring, but it is already about 12" in diameter and I think I'll have many more blooms to come. I have to say, however, it is not pink as noted, it's a beautiful lavender.

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5.0

Beautiful.

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from Salt Lake City, Zone 7

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  • Attractive
  • Hardy

Cons

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Stachys lavandulifolius:

    I love this little thing. It's the only one of my plants from last year that didn't die. It rained without stopping through April and May, then was suddenly 100 degrees in June with only one rainstorm for the rest of the summer. So, rather ridiculous weather. But the lamb's ear hung in there, and it was much bigger when it came back this year. It's so soft and delicate looking, but a tough little kid. Definitely recommended.

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    5.0

    Gets better every year

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    from Montezuma, NM

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Attracts Pollinators
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about High Country Gardens Stachys lavandulifolius:

      I am loving this plant, and it gets more impressive every year. It's a great ground cover that has slowly been spreading in a garden with Greek and Serbian yarrow, delosperma, and agastache. I'm growing it in a clay loam with very little extra water in zone 5/6 with about 12-15" of precipitation per year with pea gravel mulch. The flowers are a lovely color, and the fuzzy look of the plants is unique and it looks especially great when back-lit with late-day sun. Along with delosperma, it's becoming one of my go-to groundcovers for all my gardens. Pollinating insects also seem to love it.

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      1.0

      Didn't do well in Washington State in 2015

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      from Washington State

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Stachys lavandulifolius:

          This plant didn't do well in 2015 in WA State, we had a very hot summer and even though I kept it watered the plant remained dry.

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          3.0

          Sunburned?

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          from Albany, Oregon

          About Me Master Gardener

          Pros

          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Container
            • Garden

            Comments about High Country Gardens Stachys lavandulifolius:

            I planted this Stachys in a container because it was small and I wanted to observe it at close range for a few months before planting it in the garden. I had it in a full, hot sun location and it suffered a bit of leaf burn. After moving it to a cooler location it grew and bloomed. The flowers were very impressive.

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            4.0

            Pink Cotton Lambs Ear

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            from Beaufort,SC

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

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              • Garden

              Comments about High Country Gardens Stachys lavandulifolius:

              This lamb's ear arrived beautiful and healthy. I couldn't find it anywhere at local garden shops and was so happy to find High Country Gardens. I will purchase plants again in the future. Thank you

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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