Stachys byzantina
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Stachys byzantina

woolly hedge nettle
lamb's ears

  family lamiaceae 
  genus stachys 

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Genus  Stachys Species  byzantina Variety  Cultivar  Common names  woolly hedge nettle   lamb's ears Family  LAMIACEAE Specimen number  S11724 Data source  CrscntBlm;HtZn p171;Xeri p299
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Mat forming Overall height  1' 6" Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Average Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  J.W. Frazer Compost  no Size at acquisition  1 gallon Garden location  Barn entrance Garden notes  Stachys byzantina can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. Woolly hedge nettle (also known as lamb's ears) needs summer days with high heat. This plant grows well in average soils. It usually does best in dry soils. This species can survive for a while without water.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  yes Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Division Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Stachys byzantina is typically propagated by division.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Stachys byzantina is a perennial. Leaves: Woolly hedge nettle (locally known in some parts as lamb's ears) has woolly soft leaves. Flowers: This plant has 1" to 3" spikes of small tubular flowers. The blossoms are usually a pink color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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