Garden flowers

Stachys: rabbit ear


The stachys or rabbit ear is a beautiful flower, valued for its silvery or green foliage resembling rabbit ears.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Stachys lanata or byzantina
Family : Lamiaceae
Type : Perennial

Height
: 30 to 60 cm in flower
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Lightweight, well drained

Flowering
: May to October

Rabbit ear planting

You can plant rabbit ears in spring or fall, it doesn't matter. from October until May-June, keeping a distance of 25 to 30 cm between each plant.

  • Rabbit ear likes it Sun But tolerates partial shade.
  • She likes them well-drained soils, even poor

Multiplication of stachys:

We can multiply the stachys in spring or in autumn or in spring by division by removing rejects.

The cuttings is very easy in the spring, just like the sowing at the beginning of summer.

Rabbit ear watering, stachys

Rabbit's ear tolerates the sun well and dreads over-watering.

  • Water in hot weather without flooding the plant.
  • In pots, provide regular watering as soon as the soil is dry

Wolf ear care, stachys

From spring to winter, caring for stachys is very easy.

Resistant to both cold (-19 °) and drought, this is a plant that should not pose a growing problem for you.

To prolong flowering and keep beautiful foliage, a few things can help you.

  • Remove the faded flowers as you go by cutting the floral stalk at the base.
  • Remove dried leaves to keep dense, silvery foliage

To know about the rabbit ear, stachys

Also called Woolly spiary, this plant offers a woolly appearance through its leaves.

It is also to her leaves that she owes other nicknames like rabbit ear or bear ear. This plant has elongated, slightly downy leaves.

Herbaceous plant par excellence, its whitish gray color is very characteristic, as are its pink or purple flowers that can reach up to 60 cm in height.

We also appreciate the stachys grandiflora which, like the other varieties is adapted to hot and dry climates.

This plant can be used as a vegetal mat.

Smart tip

Flower your beds of various plants in colors, sizes and shapes!

Video: Lambs ear Stachys byzantina - Plant Identification (October 2020).