Seasonal Color Growers

Providing quality annuals and perennials for landscape professionals since 1999


Silver Carpet

Stachys Silver Carpet, also known as Lambs Ears, is that touchable plant that is a favorite to young gardeners as tiny hands gravitate toward the plush, soft, velvet like ears. The silvery-grey foliage is a great accent to perennial borders and mixed containers.
  • Planting & Care

Size & Spacing

  • Bed Spacing: 12-18"
  • Container Spacing: 8"
  • Mature Width: 10-18"
  • Mature Height: 4-6"

Planting Type

  • Containers
  • Ground Cover


  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter


  • Perennial


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Water Requirements

  • Low *


  • Light Feeder


Tolerant to

  • Drought

Resistant to

  • Deer
  • Rabbits

Growth Characteristics:
Velvety soft, lamb's ear foliage that forms a great ground cover. Grows quickly and fills spaces with a spreading mat. Rarely flowers.

Care & Maintenance:
Easy to grow in average amended soils in full sun locations. Keep well drained and avoid over watering as the foliage absorbs moisture and can eventually cause leaf spot and lead to root rot.

* Low Water Requirement:
After this plant is well established, it has a lower than average water requirement. A good layer of mulch will also help reduce water needs.