Stachys byzantina Helen von Stein

Large Leafed Lambs Ear

8" tall x 15-18" wide. Helen von Stein makes a great foliar accent as it is grown for its large, fuzzy, silver leaves. This is a great edging plant with a uniform, mounding habit. Non-blooming so it doesn't reseed. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Low Maintenance
Containers
Groundcover
Rock Gardens
Great for Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Adds Texture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size8" tall 15-18" wide
Bloom TimeRarely flowers
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SizePlant - 5" Pot
SKUHC014737

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.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • 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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8" tall x 15-18" wide. Stachys byzantina 'Helen Von Stein' A mounding, large-leafed version of common Lamb's Ear with large soft silver leaves. Easily grown in any average to poor garden soil that has good drainage. It rarely flowers and is a great choice to replace standard lamb's ears (which reseeds and becomes weedy). Not recommended for regions with hot, humid summers, as the woolly foliage will "melt" from the humidity. Good for Firescaping (cutting propagated)
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SKU
HC014737
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
Common Name
Large Leafed Lambs Ear
Botanical Name
Stachys byzantina Helen von Stein
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Silver
Height
12 inches
Mature Height
8" tall
Mature Spread
15-18" wide
Bloom Time
Rarely flowers
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay 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, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Low Maintenance, Containers, Groundcover, Rock Gardens, Great for Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes, Adds Texture
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Growing Stachys (Lambs Ear)
Stachys (Lambs Ear) is a big family of primarily Old World perennials that bloom from late spring into mid-summer (depending on the variety) and are easy-to-grow. They are resistant to browsing rabbits and deer.

    Preferred growing conditions:
  • Stachys grow well in most any type of soil including clay that doesn't sit wet.
  • Mulch with common mulching materials.
  • Most do well with regular irrigation to keep the soil moderately moist. But the gray fuzzy-leafed Stachys byzantina and cultivars are quite drought tolerant and grow well in dry shade.
  • Plant in full sun or part sun. Some can grow in more shade.
  • Just a few handfuls of compost and Yum Yum Mix in the planting hole is enough. Lambs Ear doesn't like rich, compost enhanced soils.
  • Special comments:
  • Some seed grown species can re-seed vigorously and should be deadheaded.
  • Varieties that spread by underground roots (groundcover types) are easily divided to propagate more plants and restrict their spread in the garden.
  • Garden Care:
  • Fertilize in the fall with Yum Yum Mix and good quality compost.
  • Deadheading is not necessary.
  • Stachys byzantina should be cut back in late fall; the fuzzy foliage can rot over the winter/early spring in moister climates.
  • Other groundcover types (S. maxima) need only to be deadheaded after blooming. Large patches can be mowed with a lawn mower with mowing deck set high.

  • View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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