Height x Spread: 30cm x 50cm
'Big Ears' forms a spreading carpet of very large and downy, silvery-white leaves, with furry spikes of small purple flowers. Although it enjoys a long flowering period throughout the summer, this Stachys is mostly grown for its very large, tactile leaves, which are extremely good at covering ground.
Its naturalistic form looks very at home in a cottage or informal style garden, whether at the front of a border, edging a path or planted beneath roses to hide their bare stems. Once it has settled in, it becomes drought tolerant, so makes an excellent gravel garden plant too. To get the best from this low maintenance plant, grow it in full soil in a well drained soil that is fairly rich in nutrients.