Stachys byzantina 'Helene Von Stein'

Lamb's Ear

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Soft, furry leaves
  • Tall spikes of purple flowers
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Ground Cover
Ground Cover
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Partial Sun
Partial Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grows best in full sun.  Can tolerate light shade.  Plant where soil is well drained to avoid root rot.  Drought tolerant once established.  To maintain health of plant, divide when plant becomes woody looking in the center.

Height: 18 in
Spacing: 18-24 in
Price Level 1: $7.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Purple
Zone: 4-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $35~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Container
  • Rock Garden
  • Ground Cover
  • Great Foliage
  • Border or Bed

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Partial Sun


  • Creeping/Ground Cover

Foliage Color:

  • Silver
  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Dry Soil
  • Average Water