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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 'Silver Carpet'
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
'Silver Carpet' is a vigorous evergreen carpeting perennial to 20cm tall, grown for its dense mat of grey-white elliptic leaves to 10cm long which forms a striking ground cover
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained moderately fertile soil in full sun with protection from excessive winter wet
Propagate by division or remove rooted sections in spring as growth begins
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Ground Cover
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Slugs may be a problem
Can be affected by powdery mildews
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lamb's ear 'Silver Carpet'
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