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Rosy-Lavender Blooms Hummelo Lambs Ear

  • Rosy-Lavender Spikes
  • Showy Blooms in Mid-Summer
  • Glossy Dark-Green Foliage
  • Full Sun and Well Drained Soil
  • Spreading Groundcover
  • Dense Growth
  • Award-Winning
  • Formal & Informal Gardens
  • Great Cut Flower
  • Pollinator and Hummingbird Friendly
  • Juglone Tolerant

Lambs Ear Hummelo (Stachys 'Hummelo''), produces sturdy spikes of rosy-lavender flowers that make an impressive display in mid-summer! Sometimes known as Betony, this plant can have a variety of botanical names.

Pollinators will flock to this clump-forming plant that freely naturalizes and forms lovely groundcover. The mounding foliage is gorgeously textured and puckered, forming vigorous basal clumps that are rounded green displays of long, textured leaves. It is absolutely lovely even when it's not in bloom!

Unlike the more common types of Stachys, which have soft, silvery foliage, 'Hummelo' has intriguingly glossy, dark-green foliage which remains attractive all season! Each leaf is wrinkled or puckered with tightly scalloped edges.

Tubular blooms appear in spikes rise high above the foliage from midsummer through frost. A great addition to bouquets and floral arrangements, the showy blooms are fantastic inside and out. As a member of the Mint family and the fact that Hummelo means bumblebee in German, these are beloved by the butterflies, bees and hummingbirds!

How to Use Hummelo Lambs Ear In The Landscape

It makes a unique and stunning addition to any sunny border! Line a bed or walkway with the deep-green foliage and tall blooms for a great welcoming committee for your guests. Define borders with bold color and fill dappled shade meadows and edge-of-the-woods locations with beauty.

This plant will add texture and color in rock gardens and looks wonderful with Veronica 'Goodness Grows', Tradescantia 'Concord Grape' or other purple blooming perennials. These look lovely with Daisies, Coreopsis and Ornamental Grasses!

The clumps will spread over time to form a dense ground cover, and create amazing drifts of purple flowers. This perennial plant is easy-to-grow and won the 2019 Perennial Plant of the Year!

Cottage gardens and rustic plantings, and formal and specimen plantings alike benefit from this tough plant. Great for containers, these will fit in any smaller urban garden or balcony planter.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Hummelo Lamb's Ear needs to be planted in full sun in a well-drained area. Hardy in growing zones 4 through 8, this variety of Lambs Ears does appreciate shade in the hot summer and does well in both full sun and partial shade in cooler climates. Hummelo's leaves are evergreen in warm winter climates, but will not do well in harsh winters.

Requiring well-drained soil with good drainage, these are drought tolerant once established. Not particular on the type of soil, just be sure to keep well watered until established. Creeping by stolon underground, forming dense mats.

Pruning is only needed to deadhead for increased blooming and to keep the plant tidy. Once the first flush is done, some deadheading will encourage a second flush! Hummelo are not favored by deer or rabbits. These tough plants are even tolerant of Black Walnut juglone.

A robust bloomer, this 'Hummelo' Lamb's Ear is an outstanding garden performer! Order yours from Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Hummelo Lambs Ear Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Stachys 'Hummelo'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Lavender Pink
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Early Spring
Fragrant No