Photo Courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company

Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet (Lamb's Ear)

This mat-forming perennial features velvety, blue-green leaves, appearing silvery from a distance, on which spikes of lavender-hued flowers rarely bloom. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early fall
3-6 in tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture