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    Lambs ear winter care

    I have a flowering plant, i think its called labs ear. Has pink and whitish frilly like flowers with woody stems. Currently its just a few feet tall, we got it last summer from our local nursery. I live in Maine. Was curious if i needed to box it in or anything to protect it from snow? Last year wasn't a typical winter and was fairly warm with little snow so probably shouldn't be used as a reason to say its fine as i had it.

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    lots of bleach. LOL
    it took over my yard , i do like it but it is very invasive in my climate the seeds go every where,.
    sorry didnt mean to yuk up your thread ! i do think they are nice , just can get out of control.
    I pulled and pulled them before they had time to bloom for years. and still they came back.
    EVERYWHERE

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    yeah, most gardeners consider it a weed..
    its interesting the first year, with the fuzzy leaves and all..
    after 5 years, you hate it and want it gone, but by then its too late..
    I would also suggest ripping it out while you have the chance!

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    Im definitely thinking of of something else


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    Quote Originally Posted by scottychaos View Post
    yeah, most gardeners consider it a weed..
    its interesting the first year, with the fuzzy leaves and all..
    after 5 years, you hate it and want it gone, but by then its too late..
    I would also suggest ripping it out while you have the chance!

    Scot
    Now i do have a weed thats taken over most of the grass on my lawn. Looks like clovers or strawberry plant leaves except it has little purple flowers that rise up all voer the place. It grows almost on top of the surface of the lawn killing....choking most things out. I watched it come from my neighbors yard and its really hard to get rid of. It leaves almost a netting/webbing of roots and stems all over the place

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    the lams ear i had had large thick leaves thet were covered in silvery hair, the plant looked almost white and had a bloom spike the came up from the center, and had yellow blooms , the spikes grew well above the foilage maybe as tall as 2 1/2 to 3 feet. very pretty fuzzy plant.
    this is what had ,
    click on link below
    http://images.whiteflowerfarm.com/38676a.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by corners View Post
    Im definitely thinking of of something else

    You probably aren't!
    As far as I know, there is only one plant with the common name "lambs ear", Stachys byzantina.
    Does this look like your plant?
    http://tinyurl.com/8cc55hq

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    We call them Mullen here (introduced spec). They look different from those, and only last two years. I've seen stalks up to seven feet tall on ours.
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