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Perennial lamb’s ear

Perennial of the Month


Common Name: Lambs ear

Type: perennial

Zone: 4 to 8     Find Your Zone

Height: 6 to 18 inches

Width: 12 to 24 inches

Bloom Time: late spring to early summer

Bloom Color: pink

Sun exposure: full sun to partial shade

Deer resistant: Yes

Soil: Miracle Gro Garden Soil, Soil Conditioner, Black Kow Cow Manure

Amend the soil with proper amendments for your soil type

Fertilizer: Slow release granular Vigoro Flower Food or Water soluble Miracle Gro LiquiFeed

 

This plant originates from the middle east, which is where it gets its great drought tolerance. This plant can tolerate poor quality soil as well, as long as it is well drained. The beautiful grey foliage is just like the velvety ears of a lamb. This low growing perennial groundcover spreads profusely by reseeding from its purple spiked flowers. Foliage grows to about 6 inches while flowers reach 12 to 18 inches tall. Remove flowers to prevent spreading. Leaves are said to be "natures band-aid", having antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties.

 

 

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Posted 2016-01-24T17:18:46+0000  by Ingar_HD_ATL Ingar_HD_ATL
 
 

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