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davemeddavemed Northwich, CheshirePosts: 80
I have no idea what this plant is or how to look after it. A friend said it is named commonly as " Lambs Ears ".
Anyone help on this.
Thank you.

Davemed
Northwich, Cheshire.

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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
     Stachys byzantina  if it is. Just Google lambs ears and as always lots of info and videos to help you.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,927
    Hi Dave, it looks like it has a flower on the side - pinkish?
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    needs very little maintenance.  It likes free draining soil/gritty compost and doesn't ned a lot of watering. It prefers a sunny position.  Trim old flowered stems off.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,927
    Can you cut this right back to the ground at this time of year and have it spring back?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,587
    I know it's hard to be 100% sure from one photo, but it kinda looks  like lychnis coronarius.
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098
    I'm inclined to agree with you Hosta. Are the flowers a really neon pink Dave - on long stems?
    It doesn't look quite right for lamb's lugs - Stachys. They have 'candles' of pale pink flowers. 
    Google both and see  - both are lovely and bees etc love them  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • davemeddavemed Northwich, CheshirePosts: 80
    Yes, the flowers are pink but on very short stems.
    Thank you all for the input and I will look up as K67 mentions.
    Hostafan1, I have looked up lychnis coronarius and my plant is not this one.
    Davemed.


    Davemed
    Northwich, Cheshire.

    Every day is a new day.  Enjoy it.

  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,985
    Try Antennaria rosea!
  • davemeddavemed Northwich, CheshirePosts: 80
    Thank you Buttercupdays I am looking up Hostafan1's again and at the same time I will look up Antennaria rosea.
    Davemed
    Northwich, Cheshire.

    Every day is a new day.  Enjoy it.

  • davemeddavemed Northwich, CheshirePosts: 80
    Checked out Antennaria rosea Buttercupdays.  Wrong Leaves.

    Davemed
    Northwich, Cheshire.

    Every day is a new day.  Enjoy it.

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