8 to 10 in.
1 to 2 ft.
Caucasus to Iran
USDA zones 4-8
hardy to 7,000 ft.
Lambs ears is a low-growing plant with fuzzy, grey-green, lance-shaped leaves. Pink flowers appear on strong, upright stalks. Some gardeners remove the flower stalks after blooming to highlight the interesting foliage.
This plant spreads by both runners and seed. It very drought-tolerant and easy-to-grow.
Lambs ear is a vigorous plant in the Colorado Springs area. Its leaves are quite attractive and contrast nicely with other perennials and groundcovers. It spreads quite a bit by seed.
The flower stalks are moderately attractive. We remove the flower stalks right after they finish blooming to prevent spreading. This practice also highlight the beautiful leaves for the rest of the growing season.
Rake and clean up old leaves in the spring. Remove flower stalks after blooming to discourage reseeding.