Saturday, 14 April 2012

Zone 3 Ground Cover: Lamb's Ear

Description: Lamb's Ears is a low growing spreader with very fuzzy, pale, silvery gray-green foliage.

Hardy: Zone 3

Bloom Time: Late Spring into Early Summer

Height: 6 - 8" (12 -18" in flower), Width: 12"

Spacing: 16'' apart

Sun Needs: Full sun - part shade

Water Needs: Medium

Outstanding Features: Soft fuzzy foliage

Uses: Don't try to use Lamb's Ears as a specimen plant. They look best either as a rambling ground cover or as soft edging. As an edger, they will need to be kept within bounds. Besides spreading by roots, Lamb's Ears can self-seed profusely.

Tips:  The silvery foliage makes a nice complement to purple flowering plants.

1 comment:

  1. Lamb's Ears are considered a zone 5 plant. Some people can grow it in their yards, some simply can't. Love the fuzzy leaves on it though. Another perennial substitute for the grey fuzziness is a Rose Campion Lychnis.


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