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Unknown silver leafed plant


By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

I can't believe I can't identify this plant. I feel as if I ought to know the name but can't find it in any of my gardening books. Can anyone help?




i think it is Stachys byzantina 'lambs ears

20 Aug, 2008


Yes, it is Stachys Byzantina known as Lambs Ears. The bees love it and will stay with the flowers right to the end so don't cut back until flowering is well finished.

20 Aug, 2008


Although sometimes they don't flower - depending on where they are planted! Another spreader, but controllable.

20 Aug, 2008


There is also a non-flowering clone called 'Silver Carpet'

20 Aug, 2008

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