Stachys Fuzzy Wuzzy

lambs ear stachys lanata

Stachys Fuzzy Wuzzy, a variety of the commonly named Lamb’s Ear, has silver-gray, soft, fuzzy foliage.  The foliage is the main reason that people grow this plant however they do have pinkish-purple to white blooms on spikes in spring or early summer. It’s blooms will attract bees and butterflies. Prune spent blooms to keep Stachys looking tidy. In climates with mild winters the foliage may be evergreen.

Stachys prefers full sun but may like a bit of afternoon shade in the hot summer. Too much shade could lead to disease or rot if the leaves have not dried properly after watering. It is recommended that Lamb’s Ear is watered from the bottom to help prevent any problems. Soil that drains well will also help.

Stachys grows from center out leaving a dead spot in the center that requires you to divide and replant every 2-4 years.

These Stachsy Fuzzy Wuzzy is available in our Quart Perennials size category.

Plant in full sun or part shade 12-15″ apart. Grows 12-15″ wide and 6-12″ tall.

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