Lamb’s ear is a sun-loving perennial plant grown for its thick, fuzzy foliage that creates a soft-textured mat in the garden. The plants spread readily, making them effective ground covers for sunny areas.
Keeping this in view, how many hours of sun does Lambs Ear need?
Sunlight. Lamb’s ears does best in full sun where it will get hours and hours of sunlight daily. My test garden gets about 10 hours of sunlight with some full sun over head for about four hours and my lamb’s ears loves the spot I have it planted it.
Also to know is, how often should Lambs Ear be watered?
Our silver lambs ears thrives in both places! It needs to be watered every one or two days for the first week or two after transplanting if it is planted during a rainless period.
Does lambs ear like sun or shade?
Plant 4-inch pots 18 to 24 inches apart in partial shade to full sun. Keep watered while plants get established. Grow in well-drained soil enriched with compost, but no additional fertilizer. Lamb’s ears do not like rich soil.
Close examination of lamb’s ear foliage reveals surfaces of the leaves are completely covered with forests of minuscule fibers. These tiny fibers are trichomes (tri-combs), Ut is the trichomes that make the velvety soft and fuzzy feel when gently rubbing the leaves. Basically all plants have trichomes.
The plant should be grown in full sun or partial shade. Although lamb’s ear can tolerate the poorest of soils, it should always be well-draining as the plant dislikes overly moist soil. This is especially true of shady areas. Lamb’s ear has many uses in the garden, though it is grown primarily for its foliage.
Lamb’s-ear can be invasive in warmer climates and very hard to eradicate. Check with your local Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) or Cooperative Extension before planting.
Simply dig it up, divide into clumps and replant. Lamb’s ear is hardy to Zone 4 and will stay green unless the winter is especially harsh. The most significant problem with this plant is rot and damage due to excess moisture, including high humidity. Avoid any overhead watering, and make sure the soil is well-drained.