About: Stachys b. ‘Helene von Stein’: Also known as Big Ears, this low-growing selection produces a dense mat of woolly silver-gray leaves with an irresistible velvety feel. Although grown primarily for its interesting foliage, lamb’s ear bears spikes of purplish pink flowers on tall stems that appear in summer. This cultivar is particularly useful to gardeners as its leaves won’t melt in heat and humidity.
This awesome plant grows 12 inches tall and spreads to 18 inches. Grow best in full sun, average to dry soil with good drainage. Water well on planting and regularly until established. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Zones 4 to 9.