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Stachys byzantina

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
STAH-kees biz-an-TEE-nah
Description

Pleasant scent when crushed; moderate drought tolerance; grown for its soft, fuzzy, silvery green foliage; in hot, humid areas with frequent rains, the fuzzy foliage holds water and can rot; useful in the border or as a ground cover; this plant is resistant to damage by deer; the flowers are an added bonus if one likes the effect, blooming in mid-summer with 6-12 in. tall spikes of bright purplish pink small flowers. 'Big Ears' has larger leaves, seldom flowers and is a very slow spreader.

Cultivars:
  • 'Big Ears'
  • 'Helene von Stein' (synonymous with 'Big Ears')
Tags:
#purple#evergreen#pink#sun#summer#drought tolerant#perennial#light shade#green#gray#herbs#deer resistant#ground cover
Cultivars:
  • 'Big Ears'
  • 'Helene von Stein' (synonymous with 'Big Ears')
Tags:
#purple#evergreen#pink#sun#summer#drought tolerant#perennial#light shade#green#gray#herbs#deer resistant#ground cover
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Stachys
    Species:
    byzantina
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herb
    Perennial
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer