Stachys byzantina Silky Fleece description
Lilac-plum flowers in the summer, over furry, silver foliage.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the front or middle of a border, hanging over a wall, in a container or by a patio and is undemanding in any reasonably drained soil.
Common name: Dwarf Lamb’s Ears.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a reasonably sized gap at the front of a flower border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 25 cm.
Spread 60 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 3 plants per square metre.
Buy perennials online from Boundary Nursery.