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Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' (Woolly betony 'Silver Carpet')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'

Other names

Lamb's tongue 'Silver Carpet', Woolly betony 'Silver Carpet', Lamb's ears 'Silver Carpet' , Stachys 'Silver Carpet'

Genus

Stachys Stachys

Variety or Cultivar

Silver Carpet Series _ 'Silver Carpet' is a mat forming perennial that is evergreen in mild climates. It has oval, woolly, silver-grey leaves, but it rarely has flowers.


Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' is: Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs Slugs

Diseases

By placing this plant in full sun you will lower the chances of powdery mildew.

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' (Woolly betony 'Silver Carpet') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in full sun or partial shade in free-draining soil that is moderately fertile.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet'

Other names

Lamb's tongue 'Silver Carpet', Woolly betony 'Silver Carpet', Lamb's ears 'Silver Carpet' , Stachys 'Silver Carpet'

Genus

Stachys Stachys

Variety or Cultivar

Silver Carpet Series _ 'Silver Carpet' is a mat forming perennial that is evergreen in mild climates. It has oval, woolly, silver-grey leaves, but it rarely has flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming


Colour

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs

Diseases

By placing this plant in full sun you will lower the chances of powdery mildew.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' (Woolly betony 'Silver Carpet') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1.2m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Gravel, Ground Cover, Underplanting, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in full sun or partial shade in free-draining soil that is moderately fertile.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Stachys byzantina 'Silver Carpet' (Woolly betony 'Silver Carpet')

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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