Common Name: Lambs' ears
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy
Time to divide plants: March to April
Flowering period: June to September
Lambs' ears is a well-known ground-covering perennial, popular for its soft, fluffy foliage. The leaves are often retained quite late into autumn or winter in mild areas, but the plant is not properly evergreen, and the foliage falls eventually to be replaced by a fresh crop in spring. Plants flower in mid-summer, and the thick silvery-felty stems with knotty buds are quite a feature. The flowers are not very conspicuous, being hidden among the felt. Once established, plants are reasonably drought-tolerant, making this a good choice for a dry sunny border or gravel garden. To propagate, divide as soon as growth begins in spring.
Looks good with:Achillea 'Appleblossom'
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