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Lamb's Ear Seeds

Lamb's Ear seeds develop into ornamental plants mostly known for their velvety leaves which resemble the texture of a lamb's ears, giving the plant its name. Also known as Wooly Betony, this plant likes sandy soil and is tolerant to drought. It thrives in direct to partial sunlight and is beloved for its unique texture and appearance. Lamb’s ears can be grown along borders, in garden beds, and even in containers.

Survival Garden Seeds offers Lamb's Ear seeds, perfect for gardeners looking to enhance their landscape with these tactile and visually appealing plants. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their robust growth and ornamental value, ensuring a successful and attractive addition to your garden.

Growing Lamb's Ear Seeds in Your Garden

  • Soft and velvety foliage
  • Drought-tolerant
  • Low-maintenance
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds


Lamb's Ear plant, or Stachys byzantina, is recognized for its decorative silver-green foliage that adds some visual appeal to your garden in spaces that are hard to fill otherwise. This plant is especially beloved by children due to its gentle texture. These leaves have historical significance, as they were used in traditional healing and reportedly have antibacterial properties. Native to the Middle East, Lamb's Ear has adapted well to other climates. Today, it is suitable for growing in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9.


The seeds of Lamb's Ear can be planted in spring or fall. They can be sown directly in the garden or started indoors for earlier growth. Cover the seeds lightly with soil. Water them until they sprout, which will happen in two to three weeks. Make sure they have a well-draining base for their successful growth.


Once established, Lamb's Ear will be easy to maintain. It prefers dry, poor soil conditions, making it useful for those spots in your yard where nothing else will grow. With minimal watering preference, it is an excellent choice for xeriscaping. The plant spreads through runners, which means it can be divided every few years. Regularly trim older leaves for new growth. Lamb's Ear rarely flowers, but when it does, the flower will attract pollinators.

Growing Lamb's Ear gives you a chance to enjoy its unusual combination of tactile pleasure and visual appeal. Its simple growth and maintenance are appealing to add some beauty to the garden without a lot of maintenance.

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