LAMB'S EAR. Divide every 3-4 years. Shear back flowering stems close to ground level after they've finished blooming and they'll sprout heathy new stems and leaves. In spring apply thin layer compost and 2" mulch.
Lamb's Ear...easy to grow, soft to touch, beautiful purple flowers attract honey bees, and it's a natural bandaid. You can wrap wounds with it, it's edible in salads and tea and has analgesic properties.
Lamb's Ear: Stachys byzantina. Perhaps the most well-known species of the lamb's ears. 'Countess Helene von Stein' (also called 'Big Ears') is a popular cultivar that offers leaves double the size (four inches across and up to 10 inches long!)
Try growing lamb's ear in your garden. This plant is a variety of perennial herb with fuzzy green leaves and pretty pure purple flowers on long stalks. It is easy to grow and makes a great ground cover.
Garden Visit: A Green Palette at Christopher Bradley-Hole's Bury Court