Hardy perennials varying considerably in appearance.
Excellent border plants; they tolerate a certain amount of shade; beautiful colours.
Any type of garden soil; it may be quite dry.
By division; also from.
Stachys byzantina syn Stachys olympica or Stachys lanata, lamb’s ears: Height 30-70 cm;in pseudo-spikes in summer months. The decorative value however lies chiefly in the oblong, felty grey , which are often very useful in the border. ‘Silver Carpet’, is a non-flowering, ground-covering cultivar.
Stachys grandiflora: Height 40-70 cm; hooded lilac-pinkin solid spikes in summer months. The oblong to heart-shaped leaves grow on long stalks; their surface is a deeply veined green. ‘Alba’ has white flowers.