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Silver Carpet Lambs Ear

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With a touchable texture, ‘Silver Carpet’ Lamb’s Ear is a non-flowering groundcover that complements the colors of the garden. Its velvety silver leaves are well suited to children’s gardens, low borders, hellstrips, and dry, sunny gardens. A hardy drought tolerant perennial, ‘Silver Carpet’ will thrive in poor soils and dry shade. Its soft and fuzzy texture is unpalatable to deer and rabbits. (Stachys byzantine)
key features
Botanical Name
Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Groundcover, Naturalizes, Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Bloom Time
Non-flowering variety


‘Silver Carpet’ Lamb’s Ear is a problem solver for low borders, or hellstrips, and groundcover. Silver-white wooly foliage grows to 6-8” tall and spreads readily. Suitable for sunny, dry areas and areas where the soil is poor, it will spread more quickly in fertile soils. Water moderately, especially in extreme heat. Best in areas with high summer heat, but avoid planting in high humidity areas, as these conditions may cause foliar rot. Beautiful planted around a birdbath or other ornament, in a crevice or rock garden slope, or planted as an edging along a path. It is especially beautiful with Nepeta, Lavender, and textured grasses. Deer and rabbits avoid Lamb’s Ear thanks to its wooly texture, and this plant can also tolerate planting beneath black walnut trees.