Plant of the Week
Lamb's ears is a perennial, evergreen groundcover that sparks your greenery and complements your flowers with its silvery fuzzy leaves. Its low mounding and spreading habit quickly fills the blanks among taller perennials or to offset annual bedding plants with a different textural form.
It does great in full morning sun, but it does prefer to be protected from intense afternoon rays. Lamb's ear does require good drainage, too. It likes some water, but be cautious about over-watering, which quickly leads to rot. Water in the morning, so that those thick leaves will dry.
If you've lost them in the past, consider putting them into a spot that gets some protection from afternoon sun.
It's hardy to USDA Zone 4.
Although some cultivars produce very showy purple flowers, this plant is normally grown for its beautiful foliage. The plants get from six to twelve inches tall, and the bloom spike, if it has one, can possibly add another twelve inches of height.