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.