- Herbaceous perennial
- USDA hardiness zones:
ëFuzzy Wuzzy is a lamb's ear cultivar that is typically grown as a ground cover for its attractive, soft, fuzzy, silver-gray leaves. Leaves in rosettes form a dense foliage mat to 8î off the ground. Small lavender flowers appear in summer on flowering stems rising to 14-16\ tall. Leaf shape and texture resemble a lambs ear, hence the common name. Leaves are evergreen in warm climates, but will depreciate considerably in harsh winters."
- Full sun
- Dry to medium
Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot climates. Too much shade, however, may impede leaf drying and promote the onset of disease. Avoid overhead watering. If mid-summer foliage decline occurs, pick off damaged leaves as needed. Drought tolerant. Spreads by creeping stems that root as they go along the ground and can be mildly invasive in rich soils. May be grown from seed. Set new plants 12-18î apart for use as a ground cover. Divide when necessary or for filling in bare patches. If flowering stems appear, they may be immediately removed in order to preserve the effect of the ground cover.
Size and growth:
- 0.75 to 1.5 feet
- 1.0 to 2.0 feet
Bloom / flowers:
- May - July
Lavender, Natural, Colored leaves, Showy flowers, and Ground cover
Foliage provides interesting texture and color to the border or rock garden. Effective edger or small area ground cover. Containers.
Tends to rot and develop leaf diseases in humid summer climates. Well-drained soils are essential in order to combat potential rot problems. Even with well-drained soils, some summer die-out may occur where high humidity and/or moisture on foliage are/is present.