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Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet) is a handsome, fuzzy, grey-leaved groundcover that thrives in problem areas such as dry shade and poor soils. Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear is a drought resistant (xeric), non-flowering perennial plant.
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Truly drought tolerant and evergreen
from Kanab high desert Utah, 14in/year
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Comments about High Country Gardens Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet:
This is a follow-up review with a photo of the beautiful leaf texture. :) I also want to add that the 5 inch pots from High Country Gardens were so generously filled with lambs ear and they're healthy root systems, that we were able to divide immediately. That represented a great value, basically twice as many plans as we were expecting.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Hardy and a joy!
from Kanab, Utah
We absolutely love our silver lambs ears plants and they make a thick blanket of foliage and spread nicely, so there is always enough to share with neighbors. We just insert our shovel into the perimeter of a patch and take out a chunk to give away. The coverage of this soft and fuzzy plant is so robust, it's impossible to even tell afterward that any are missing!We have two properties in separate parts of our high desert town. One has clay soil. The other has very fine sand and silt. Our silver lambs ears thrives in both places! It needs to be watered every one or two days for the first week or two after transplanting if it is planted during a rainless period. At first, the leaves might flop and droop and lay flat on the soil. If this happens, please be patient! In a week or less you should see the smallest, center leaves perk up and point skyward like the cutest little soft green lamb or baby bunny ears! We live at 5000 feet elevation, zone 7, with freezing winters and mostly very dry summers with 90-100 degree temps daily. After the first week or two of watering, we give these plants NO CARE and they do great and multiply! And I mean NO care; no fertilizing, watering, mulching...we completely abuse and neglect it. ;) One of our favorite things about this wonderful, thornless and soft workhorse of a plant is that while it competes with weeds to block them out, it lives harmoniously alongside established landscaping. In this way it almost acts like a living mulch. For example, we have some all around a rosebush, which only seems to thrive from having the lamb ears about its roots. The rose has grown tall and blooms profusely since the lamb ear has surrounded it, while it used to barely survive. We don't water either one, they live in synergistic harmony. Great plant!
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