Stachys byzantina 'Helene von Stein' ('Big Ears') K.Koch

Helene von Stein Lamb’s Ear, Big Ears Lamb’s Ear

May 2012

May 2012


Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Stachys

Parent: Stachys byzantina

Category: Perennial

Zones: 4 to 8

Size: 24" tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Large soft felty leaves, silver grey. Flowers on spikes, pink to purple - rarely flowers. Well-drained soil. Deer and rabbit resistant.


Named for the Countess von Zeppelin (Helene von Stein). Also available as 'Big Ears'.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Santa Rosa in March 2012 and planted it in the Front Foundation Hedge. It has quickly grown into a neat and tidy clump 2' tall and wide.

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