Lamb’s ear is a sun-loving perennial plant grown for the thick, fuzzy foliage that creates a soft-textured mat in the garden. The plants spread readily, making them effective ground covers for sunny areas if you do not mind them taking over. Quickly forming low mats of leaves, these well-known plants are grown more for the texture and color of the leaves than for the flowers, although they do occasionally produce light purple flowers on tall spikes. The flower spikes reach 12 to 18 inches in height, but the rest of the plant stays much closer to the ground and has a spread of about 1 foot. They spread both by self-seeding and through creeping stems that root wherever they make contact with the soil. The plants are also deer-resistant and rabbit-proof.
Plant full sun to part shade.