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Stachys lanata

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Furry silver leaves

Tall spikes of nectar-rich purple flowers

Drought-tolerant groundcovering foliage

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This tactile plant demands to be stroked! Known as Lamb’s Ears or Bunnies Ears, the furry foliage is a clever adaptation to cope with dry environments, making Stachys lanata an extremely useful ground-covering plant in Mediterranean gardens, gravel gardens, underplanting of shrubs and running along dry border edges.

Plants spread by creeping, rooting stems and form a mat of low-growing, evergreen silver foliage which helps to suppress weeds and retain soil moisture. In summer, it bears tall, upright whorls of purple flowers which are attractive to bees. It makes an especially effective foliage foil for blue and pink flowers. Height and spread: 50cm (20in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 50cm (20in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

Hardy Perennial

ground covercottage gardensalpine & rockerywildlife gardenslow maintenance garden

full sun

Flowering Months
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1 x 1 Litre Potted Plant (64652)
1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (KF8375)
2 x 1 Litre Potted Plants (T64653P)

Grow Stachys in any well drained soil that won’t sit wet over winter. Choose a position in full sun.
Stachys needs little attention once established. Trim back untidy foliage in autumn. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps in early spring to maintain plant vigour.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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