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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
lamb's ear bear's ear
bunnies' ears cat's ear lamb's tongue lamb's wool mouse ear rabbit ear woolly woundwort
Stachys lanata Jacq. Stachys olympica
Stachys can be annuals, perennials or shrubs, with paired leaves which are sometimes unpleasantly aromatic, and erect spikes or racemes of whorled, 2-lipped flowers
S. byzantina is a carpeting, evergreen perennial, with thick, soft, oblong-elliptic leaves and stems densely white-woolly. Basal leaves are to 10cm long, in rosettes, flowering stems erect to 50cm in height. Flowers are purplish or pink, sometimes appearing striped, arranged in many-flowered whorls in an interrupted spike in summer. Several selections with varying leaf and flower colour are available. A valuable foliage plant
Caucasus to Iran
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun
Propagate by seed in containers in a cold frame in autumn or spring. Propagate by division or remove rooted sections in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Ground Cover Garden Edging Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden
Pruning Remove flowers to prolong the life of the plant
Pests Slugs and caterpillars may be a problem
May be subject to powdery mildews
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