What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Plant Profile: Lamb's Ear

*Newly transplanted division* ~they get much bigger with wider leaves as they grow

Golly, they sure are SO SOFT! No wonder they have a name like Lamb's ear, they feel just like one!

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Lamb's Ear, perennial

Soft, silvery green leaves are what make this plant incredible, not the flowers. The flowers are purplish/violet spikes and only slightly fragrant, not beautiful~ but the bees love them. Flower heads can be plucked off to encourage foliage growth. This is perfect for a child's garden, thanks to the extremely soft texture!

Height - 6 - 8"

Spacing: 12-15 inches

Exposure: Full Sun / Partial Shade

Bloom Period: Late Spring into Early Summer

Seeding: self-seeds well. To save (or share) seeds, allow seedheads to dry on plants, then remove and collect seeds. Can also be divided by rootball-and ought to be every few years to rejuvenate the plant.

Notes: Lamb's ear plants look better paired with something, or as edging. Purple flowers are complimentary to the silvery, soft leaves.

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